Saturday, 28 February 2015

Never The Sun-January 2015 Band Of The Month

98 Rock Noise In The Basement Band Of The Month For January 2015

Periphery- Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega

Juggernaut:Alpha/Omega Review

A Tribute To Tom Malenski:

A Tribute To Thomas Malenski

Never The Sun-January 2015 Band Of The Month Mushroomhead @ Empire--Springfield, VA.  1/11/2015 Periphery- Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega Ace Frehley @ Rams Head OnStage--Annapolis, MD.  11/18/2014 A Tribute To Tom Malenski:
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Shattered Sun

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Shattered Sun is an up-and-coming metal-core band and I was extremely honored and proud to engage these new metal artists. Being a Hispanic and sharing a love for the genre made this interview a bit special. How so? The entire musical line of this band happens to be Hispanic. My conversation with vocalist Marcos Leal was quite insightful; we touched on a lot within a short period of time. The direction and future of this newly minted project was astonishing. Shattered Sun is a sextet hailing from the small town of Alice, Texas. Their sound provides hard hitting riffs laced with Leal's unique vocal assault. The band provides ripping arrangements tooled in advance by its founder and guitarist Daniel Trejo along with input from their drummer, Robert Garza, who lays down some fierce acrobatic drumming. I can assure you it's a collaborative effort as the vocalist describes it and the musical foundation is laid brick by brick. Shattered Sun is a true testimony to the hard driving sprit of its members, a definite cohesiveness that eludes many bands today. They've all grown up in an area riddled with violence, gangs and drugs. All too often we hear how the...

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Chiodos: Devil

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Chiodos is back with a vengeance on their fourth album, "Devil". The band has produced a sonic masterpiece that takes the listener on a musical and emotional roller coaster ride. Original vocalist Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost are back in the fold, and form the twisting and turning track for the rest of the band to ride upon. Keyboardist Bradley Bell, bassist Matt Goddard, and guitarists Pat McManaman and Thomas Erak play with wild abandon and stellar technical prowess. Owens uses every facet of his vocal ability to deliver the full range of emotions necessary to match his lyrics. He is the rare vocalist who can sing softly and sweetly, loudly and angrily, and everything in between. "Devil" is full of great songs of all styles of rock.

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How To Be A Rock Critic Opens in San Diego
Friday, 27 February 2015 01:54    | Written by Johnnie Crow    PDF Print E-mail

The La Jolla Playhouse at UCSD is running a workshop of a new production based on the writing of Lester Bangs, called “How to Be a Rock Critic”. The play is written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, directed by Blank and performed as a one-man tour-de-force by Jensen. The fast-paced story chronicles the rise and fall of Lester Bangs the rock critic through his own words. Jensen does a phenomenal job capturing the spirit and intensity of Bangs, leading the audience on a personal journey that evokes iconic moments from their own lives, through the stories he tells and the records he chooses to play to help set the scene. It is the instances of pure perfection that define all of our lives, and I have been pleasantly stuck in a moment of time of my own life since seeing this show - the night I was 15 years old watching Zebra play in a bar on Long Island, sneaking my sister in for the last 2 songs, both of us leaning on the edge of the stage while our Mom waited patiently in the car for us to emerge, energized and full of possibilities. I highly recommend checking out “How to Be a Rock Critic” this weekend while you can, for anyone with even the remotest interest in understanding how rock and roll can define your life. For tickets and more information visit http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/dna-2015.

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Sleeping With Sirens/Pierce The Veil@The National--Richmond, VA. 2/20/2015
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 14:11    | Written by Brandon Delano    PDF Print E-mail

Sleeping With Sirens/Pierce The Veil@The National--Richmond, VA. 2/20/2015

Written by Brandon Delano

 
 
Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil made a stop in Richmond, Va. on Feb. 20, 2015 as part of their co-headlining world tour. The show was sold out in advance, as have been most of the dates on this tour. This comes as no surprise for a tour featuring two of the biggest post-hardcore bands. The show also featured supporting acts PVRIS and the U.K.’s Mallory Knox. The tour is sponsored by Rockstar Energy drink and it wraps up in April at The Forum in London.
PVRIS started the night off and are no strangers to playing in front of large crowds, coming off the success of being on the Vans’ Warped Tour. PVRIS played several hits off their latest album, “White Noise,” including “My House” and “St. Patrick.” “White Noise” is out now and available at http://www.thisispvris.com.
Next up was Mallory Knox, which was playing Richmond for the first time. The band is currently touring in support of its second album, “Asymmetry,” which is currently available in the U.S.

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Rams Head On Stage In Annapolis Show Calendar
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:05    | Written by Steve Higgs    PDF Print E-mail

UPCOMING SHOWS:
newly added/changes in dates are bolded below

02/25 Uriah Heep

02/26 Travis Tritt Solo Acoustic (sold out – 2nd show added on 05/06)

02/27 Los Lobos

02/28 Justin Townes Earle w. Gill Landry

03/01 Asleep At The Wheel *All Ages Matinee

03/01 Wynonna & Friends w. Pete Scobell

03/02 Mike + The Mechanics w. Daryl Stuermer

03/03 Gaelic Storm

03/04 Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

03/05 Altan

03/06 Pat Green w. Hudson Moore

03/07 Scythian w. Danny Burns

03/08 Rachelle Ferrell

03/10 Leo Kottke

03/11 Royal Southern Brotherhood feat. Devon Allman, Cyril Neville and Bart Walker

03/12 Angaleena Presley (of Pistol Annies)

03/13 Buckwheat Zydeco

03/14 Tinsley Ellis *All Ages Matinee

03/14 + 15 Los Lonely Boys w. The Coordinates

03/16 Richie Furay w. The Empty Pockets

03/17 The Barr Brothers

03/18 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

03/19 The Gibson Brothers

03/20 Tom Rush

03/21 Love Canon

03/22 Jimmie Vaughan & The Tilt-A-Whirl Band feat. Lou Ann Barton

03/23 Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa

03/24 Jefferson Starship

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Rams Head Live Shows--Just Announced
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 09:59    | Written by Steve Higgs    PDF Print E-mail

JUST ANNOUNCED (All shows are All Ages unless otherwise noted) 

 

Ben Folds with yMusic 

May 6, 2015

Doors: 7:00 p.m. Show: 8:00 p.m.

$45

On sale 2/26 at 10:00 a.m.

Presented by Rams Head Promotions & IMP

 

Not Redy 2 Leave Tour feat. Earl Sweatshirt

w. Vince Staples, Remy Banks 

April 22, 2015

Doors: 7:00 p.m. Show: 8:00 p.m.

$30

On sale now

Presented by Rams Head Promotions & IMP

 

Black Widow Tour feat. In This Moment

w. Butcher Babies, Upon A Burning Body, The Nearly Deads

April 23, 2015

Doors: 6:00 p.m. Show: 7:00 p.m.

$25 Advance; $28 Day of

On sale 2/27 at 10:00 a.m.

Presented by Rams Head Promotions & 24-7

 
NEW YEARS DAY Going On Tour With Motionless In White
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 13:23    | Written by Brandon Delano    PDF Print E-mail

NEW YEARS DAY Going On Tour With Motionless In White 

 
 
Fri Feb 27th - Chicago IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Sat Feb 28th - St Louis MO @ Ready Room
Mon Mar 2nd - Denver CO @ The Summit Music Hall 
Tue Mar 3rd - Salt Lake City UT @ In The Venue
Fri Mar 6th - Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theatre 
Sat Mar 7th - Vancouver BC @ The Rio Theatre
Sun Mar 8th - Seattle WA @ El Corazon 
Tue Mar 10th - Sacramento CA @ Ace of Spades
Wed Mar 11th - Los Angeles CA @ The Roxy Theatre
Fri Mar 13th - San Diego CA @ Soma 
Sat Mar 14th - Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction 
Sun Mar 15th - Anaheim CA @ Chain Reaction 
Mon Mar 16th - Mesa AZ @ Nile Theatre 
Wed Mar 18th - Albuquerque NM @ Sunshine Theater
Fri Mar 20th - San Antonio @ TX Kapone's
Sat Mar 21st - Grand Prairie @ TX QuikTrip Park 
Tue Mar 24th - Toronto ON @ The Opera House 
Wed Mar 25th - Montreal QC @ La Tulipe
Fri Mar 27th - Baltimore MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Sat Mar 28th - New York NY @ Irving Plaza
Sun Mar 29th - Philadelphia PA @ Theatre of Living Arts  
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