Author Archives: Josh Chaikin

Rockfest KC – 2017 Lineup Announced

  Rockfest has been touted as the largest one-day festival in North America. 15 bands, on two stages, it’s sure to be a great time. With no other festival appearances on his calendar, Rockfest is the place to see Sammy Hagar. With a new location at the Speedway, the party will continue long after the festival is over. For tickets ...

Read More »

Jason Bonham Pays Tribute to Father and Led Zeppelin

Tribute bands have a tendency to draw some ire from music fans. Some bands try to add some authenticity by wearing similar costumes of the band to which tribute is being paid, some use replica set pieces, but the Jason Bomham Led Zeppelin Experience has a genetic component; Jason Bonham is the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Jason ...

Read More »

Epica Kicks off Thanksgiving with a little Metal

Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the town, the rockers were were ready, poised to throw down. The Granada Theater in Lawrence was treated to a taste of heavy metal from around the world. There was something for everyone on Wednesday night, and with people wearing everything from chains to overalls, that’s exactly what was needed. Kicking things ...

Read More »

Meshuggah & High on Fire – NYC (Photos Only)

Meshuggah High on Fire Photos by Anya Svirskaya

Read More »

Rocktober 2016 with Kyng, Clutch, and Zakk Sabbath

A lovely night in midtown set the scene for some good old fashion metal at the Uptown Theater this Thursday night. About an hour before the doors at 7:00, a group of fans had lined up at the door waiting to get inside. The parking lot was already starting to fill up quickly, with others were jamming out in their ...

Read More »

Nickleback Rocks Manchester

On a cold October evening in Manchester 1000s of fans made their way to the centre of Manchester to see one of the biggest rock bands to have come out of Canada, Nickleback, on their European Tour. Nickleback have been together with only a drummer change for over 20 years. Lead singer Chad Kroeger, guitarist Ryan Peake and bassist Mike ...

Read More »

Two Door Cinema Club – October 6, 2016

Optimistic, giddy, goofy, relaxed, excited..HAPPY. This is how I felt while listening and watching Irish indie rockers, Two Door Cinema Club at Revention Music Center in Houston. The music flowed into my ears and seeped into my brain causing serotonin levels to increase better than 20 mg of Prozac a day can. Playing songs off of the Tourist History and ...

Read More »

Ghost Delivers Sermon to Kansas City

Good day friends and fellow fans! It has been some time since my last writing. When I last left you all, I’m pretty sure I was reviewing an emo show, and it was just starting to get uncomfortably hot out. Well, folks, the review I am bringing you today is from a different climate and sound all together. Mama always ...

Read More »

MUSHROOMHEAD ENTERING THE STUDIO TO RECORD 8TH ALBUM BAND HITTING THE ROAD IN OCTOBER FOR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN TOUR 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

MUSHROOMHEAD ENTERING THE STUDIO TO RECORD 8TH ALBUM BAND HITTING THE ROAD IN OCTOBER FOR ANNUAL HALLOWEEN TOUR 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED   September 19th, 2016  – Mushroomhead, the influential industrial metal band from Cleveland, OH, is heading back into the studio this Fall to record its eighth studio album.   The band is also gearing up for its annual Halloween ...

Read More »

The Kills – Milwaukee, WI

The Kills made a stop in Milwaukee, WI at the well-known Rave/Eagles Club on their 2016 headlining tour. I have been a fan of Queens of the Stone Age and Garbage for quite some time but The Kills never quite made it into my playlist. The set gave everyone a great taste of the new and the old while giving ...

Read More »