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LIVE: BRIT FLOYD – April 13, 2019

LIVE: BRIT FLOYD – April 13, 2019

| 24 April 2019 | Reply

Venue: Music Hall City: Detroit, MI Date: April 13, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Brit Floyd is a band I catch every time I can.  While I didn’t grow up a huge Pink Floyd fan, I have become more aware of their music thanks to this killer group of musicians that […]

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LIVE: THE PLOT IN YOU – April 11, 2019

LIVE: THE PLOT IN YOU – April 11, 2019

| 24 April 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Masquerade City: Atlanta, GA Date: April 11, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) The Plot In You brought their FEEL NOTHING Tour to The Masquerade in Atlanta, and it was a show full of incredible vocal talent and loud metalcore. The show began with Fault Lines, which was a surprise to me […]

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LIVE: ICE NINE KILLS / FROM ASHES TO NEW – April 10, 2019

LIVE: ICE NINE KILLS / FROM ASHES TO NEW – April 10, 2019

| 23 April 2019 | Reply

Venue: Capone’s City: Johnson City, TN Date: April 10, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes to New have teamed up to unite some of the biggest names in rock on their latest co-headlining tour, which stopped at my favorite venue in Johnson City, TN. Capone’s was sold out, […]

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Music

MUSIC REVIEW: DELAIN – Hunter’s Moon

MUSIC REVIEW: DELAIN – Hunter’s Moon

| 25 April 2019 | Reply

Label: Napalm Records Release Date: February 22, 2019 Rating: 82% Delain is one of my first symphonic metal loves, alongside Within Temptation, Nightwish, and ReVamp.  Delain has released the second straight live album, but added four new tracks to the mix by kicking off the latest with new material to whet the appetite of their […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: BETTY WHO – Betty

MUSIC REVIEW: BETTY WHO – Betty

| 25 April 2019 | Reply

Label: AWAL Recordings America Release Date: February 15, 2019 Rating: 88% I was turned on to Betty Who when she was releasing her last disc The Valley and was hooked immediately, thanks to her great vocals and the pop sensibility blended with dance floor rhythms.  She continues this trend with her third collection of tracks, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: WITHIN TEMPTATION – Resist

MUSIC REVIEW: WITHIN TEMPTATION – Resist

| 23 April 2019 | Reply

Label: Spinefarm Records Release Date: February 1, 2019 Rating: 95% I have been a huge fan of Within Temptation over their last few albums, including Sharon’s recent solo disc My Indigo – and I have to admit, I wasn’t sure where the new WT disc would head after listening to that solo release, but listening through […]

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Books

BOOK REVIEW: Hemingway’s Havana – A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler and América Fuentes

BOOK REVIEW: Hemingway’s Havana – A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler and América Fuentes

| 11 March 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Hemingway’s Havana – A Reflection of the Writer’s Life in Cuba by Robert Wheeler and América Fuentes Skyhorse Publishing March 2018 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Travel & Holidays / Travel Writing 70% Rocking The acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway has been the subject of many books. The famous writer has […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Peach by Emma Glass

BOOK REVIEW: Peach by Emma Glass

| 8 March 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: Peach by Emma Glass Bloomsbury Circus January 2018 Hardcover, $24.99 Reviewed by Steph O’Connell Literary Fiction / Surrealism 5/10   ‘An immensely talented young writer’ – George Saunders Slip the pin through the skin. Start stitching. It doesn’t sting. It does bleed. White thread turns red. Red string. Going in. Going out. I […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler

BOOK REVIEW: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler

| 7 March 2019 | Reply

BOOK REVIEW: The Selfie Generation by Alicia Eler Skyhorse Publishing November 2017 Hardcover, $37.99 Reviewed by Natalie Salvo Non-Fiction / Society & Social Sciences 60% Rocking Selfies are a maligned subject because it’s easy to dismiss them as narcissistic rubbish. Alicia Eler knows this isn’t true and has written many articles about this social phenomena. […]

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Movies

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: THE AFTERMATH Written by Joe Shrapnel , Anna Waterhouse & Rhidian Brook  Directed by James Kent Starring Keira Knightly, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 45% In the devastated wasteland of Hamburg just five months after the cessation of formal hostilities against the Germans in 1945, piles of rubble and bodies […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM!

MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM!

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: SHAZAM! Written by Henry Gayden & Darren Lemke from the D.C. comics created by Bill Parker & C C Beck Directed by David F Sandberg Starring Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 92% Apart from Wonder Woman and Aquaman, D.C. Comics’ efforts to match […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

| 2 April 2019 | Reply

MOVIE REVIEW: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Written by Terry Gilliam & Tony Grisoni Directed by Terry Gilliam Starring Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 70% Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote comes bundled with a crushing weight of expectation. Long held up as an example […]

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News

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN NATIONAL TOUR 2019

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN NATIONAL TOUR 2019

| 12 April 2019 | Reply

BON BUT NOT FORGOTTEN NATIONAL TOUR 2019 Bon But Not Forgotten is the closest you will ever get to AC/DC in the 70’s! This show brings together some of the world’s greatest rockers to pay tribute to the legend behind one of the world’s greatest ever bands, AC/DC, and their iconic singer Bon Scott who […]

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Eskimo Joe to play exclusive hometown gig playing Black Fingernails Red Wine in full

Eskimo Joe to play exclusive hometown gig playing Black Fingernails Red Wine in full

| 12 April 2019 | Reply

Eskimo Joe to play exclusive hometown gig playing Black Fingernails Red Wine in full Eskimo Joe’s third studio album ‘Black Fingernails Red Wine’ was a defining collection of songs which catapulted Fremantle indie rock darlings to large scale success. Now, 13 years later, the band are proud to announce they will be performing an exclusive, […]

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Here´s the brand new video from Norwegian punk rockers Sugar Louise

Here´s the brand new video from Norwegian punk rockers Sugar Louise

| 12 April 2019 | Reply

Here´s the brand new video from Norwegian punk rockers Sugar Louise The band celebrates their 10th anniversary in 2019, and this is still just the beginning. The song I Don´t Wanna Be was released on the compilation record “2018: Pønk i Norge” (2018: Punk in Norway) on Fucking North Pole Records last Fall, and though […]

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Interviews

A Dirty Dozen with DOMINICK MUZIO of WICKED GARDEN – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with DOMINICK MUZIO of WICKED GARDEN – April 2019

| 24 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Las Vegas alternative rock act WICKED GARDEN have released their new video for “Already Gone” and have teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com for the premiere. “Already Gone” was shot at 11st Records in Las Vegas, which also houses National Southwest Recording in the back where Post Dystopian Leisure Music was recorded. It was directed by Dominick Muzio, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MIRZA RADONJICA-BANG of SIAMESE – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MIRZA RADONJICA-BANG of SIAMESE – April 2019

| 24 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Siamese singer Mirza Radonjica-Bang about the first single “B.A.N.A.N.A.S”: “B.A.N.A.N.A.S, the album opener was actually written for the Shameless album. At least the starting riff was. But ultimately we were never satisfied with anything but the riff. We left it alone for two years before absolutely nailing it. One of my […]

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INTERVIEW: LEELA JAMES of LEELA JAMES + THE TRUTH BAND – April 2019

INTERVIEW: LEELA JAMES of LEELA JAMES + THE TRUTH BAND – April 2019

| 24 April 2019 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “LEELA JAMES has already conquered the R&B world after releasing six critically acclaimed albums, hitting #1 on Billboard’s “Top 10 Hip-Hop” and “R&B Artists To Watch” charts with her smash hit, “Don’t Want You Back” (the video for which has over 6.7 million views on YouTube), and performing at […]

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A Dirty Dozen with THE DRP – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with THE DRP – April 2019

| 24 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The DRP has been in music for 15 plus years. First with his rap/metal band, SORE, and then joining PRIMER 55 in 2009. His first solo cd, Underground Kills Corporate came out in 2007 with guest appearances from RA The Rugged Man, Jared of Hedpe, Potluck, Critical Bill and […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DAVID ROUSH of ECCE SHNAK – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with DAVID ROUSH of ECCE SHNAK – April 2019

| 23 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Ecce Shnak is a seven-person outfit – two guitarists, two “chamber singers,” a bassist and drummer – to play the music David Roush composes note-for-note. The band will release two new efforts this year, Joke Oso, on April 5, and Metamorphejawns, this summer. Billboard stated, “In the span of about 20 minutes, Joke Oso encompasses punk, ska, twee indie rock a la […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KELLY BELL of KELLY BELL BAND – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with KELLY BELL of KELLY BELL BAND – April 2019

| 23 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Forming 24 years ago as the backup band for rock n’ roll pioneer Bo Diddley, blues journeymen The Kelly Bell Band have spent their career proving that their music knows no bounds. Transcending time, trends and tribulations, the Baltimore-based group has happily lived on the fringe when it comes to their genre-defying music […]

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INTERVIEW: KERI KELLI of A NEW REVENGE – April 2019

INTERVIEW: KERI KELLI of A NEW REVENGE – April 2019

| 20 April 2019 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Supergroup is a term that has been diluted over time. Throwing a bunch of people from other bands into a new project doesn’t automatically make them Super, but their bio’s will tell you otherwise. It’s time to seek revenge and reclaim that word! A New Revenge is the very definition of a supergroup. One who’s members have more than earned their legendary statuses but also remain humble […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CAMERON DOUTHAT of ALIVE IN BARCELONA – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with CAMERON DOUTHAT of ALIVE IN BARCELONA – April 2019

| 20 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Hard Rock band, Alive In Barcelona, signed to Smartpunk Records, are celebrating the release of their full-length album, titled Alive In Barcelona which came out on February 22, 2019; produced by Paul Leavitt, Jesse Barton, and Jimmy Hill and mastered by Brad Blackwood. The album is highlighted by their […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LINDY GABRIEL and JAKE LACORE of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LINDY GABRIEL and JAKE LACORE of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE – April 2019

| 20 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Minneapolis hard rockers Gabriel and the Apocalypse celebrate a worldwide release of their new album, Alpha Bionic, via Pavement Entertainment. Alpha Bionic is available to stream and download now on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon, while physical signed copies of the album are selling on the band’s official website.” We get vocalist Lindy and guitarist Jake to discuss new music, influences, […]

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