Rock and Heavy Metal

May Metal Mayhem at the Midland – Opeth, Gojira, and Devin Townsend Project

  Another weekend and another loud rock show to report. This time, it was the likes of Devin Townsend Project, Gojira, and Opeth, who brought more metal than a scrapyard to the Arvest Bank Theater at the Midland in Kansas City. First to the stage was Devin Townsend Project. This project is the brain-child of Devin Townsend of Strapping Young ...

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Sabaton Takes NYC by Storm

Sweden’s power metal band Sabaton has developed  a reputation over the last couple of years that only a few bands can laid claim. Which is to steal the thunder from its headliners. But now they are headliners! Many of the Sabatonian’s in North America have been waiting for this to happen. Sabaton are currently on the road in support of ...

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Periphery @ The Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale

This past Tuesday, April 18th, The Sonic Unrest Tour Part II featuring Periphery, The Contortionist, Norma Jean and Infinity Shred stopped through Fort Lauderdale, and I decided to attend the show. The event was located at The Culture Room (likely the busiest venue in town), and filled the place to capacity. Being a weekday I arrived late, when The Contortionist were almost ...

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I’m a Realist and an Optimist – rocking out to State Champs

After a little bit of a drive from Milwaukee, WI to Chicago, IL I found myself at Concord Music Hall. Concord itself seems to have been around forever, but it has only come to be in the last 5 years. However, in the last 3 years they have had many well-known bands – Tonight’s? STATE CHAMPS. State Champs is on ...

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Beartooth and Underoath: Moshing for the Messiah

Greetings fellow lovers of all things rock and roll! It’s your ol’ pal Dallas back with another rockin’ review. As always, I was joined by the head honcho of the site, Josh. It’s been a while since this dynamic duo gave you all a review, so let’s dive from the stage and mosh our way through this show. This show, ...

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Darkest Hour @ White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX 3/17/17

On the heels of the March 10th release of their 9th studio album, Godless Prophets & the Migrant Flora, Washington DC heavy metal band Darkest Hour stopped off in Houston to blow the faces off of some very excited fans. I arrived at White Oak Music Hall just in time to see openers Tombs and Ringworm get the crowd primed ...

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Tragedy – All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond – Swansea, Wales

Tragedy – All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond Let’s Make Tragedy Happen! How Deep Is Your Mum Tour, Sin City Swansea UK 7th March 2017. Tragedy are an all metal tribute to the Bee Gees and beyond. With over-the-top bombastic camp, these New York City glam rockers have been bridging the glittery gap between disco and metal ...

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Less Than Jake takes on Milwaukee

Hijinks and jokes were just some of the fun to be had at the Milwaukee stop on the Less Than Jake / Pepper headlining tour. Not only did they stay true to their long standing fan base, but they brought an experience that I have personally only experienced at this concert.   Within the first 20 seconds of playing, two confetti ...

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Reel Big Fish – Houston, TX

California Ska punk band Reel Big Fish stopped in Houston a few nights ago to celebrate the 20th anniversary of album Turn the Radio Off. I arrived at White Oak Music Hall just as support band BALLYHOO! was finishing up their set, kicking myself for not getting there earlier because singer Howi Spangler had an attention getting voice and he ...

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Coldplay hits New Zealand on their Global Trek

Coldplay played the 70th concert of their world A Head Full Of Dreams tour in Auckland, New Zealand in front of 40,000 appreciative fans. This was their only date in New Zealand, and people travelled the length and breadth of the country to see them. The eclectic mix of ages in the audience reflected the broad appeal of Coldplay’s music. The ...

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