Reviews

Mark Tremonti – Rocks Out Starland Ballroom, New Jersey 5/2/15

Mark Tremonti – Rocks Out Starland Ballroom, New Jersey 5/2/15

Posted May 18, 2015 at 5:43 pm | No comments

Mark Tremonti is out touring the U.S. this Spring, slightly in advance of their sophomore CD, Cauterize, slated for release on June 9th via Fret 12 Records.

Posted in: Concert Reviews, Reviews

Michael Schenker Temple of Rock – Band on a Mission Invades NYC!

Michael Schenker Temple of Rock – Band on a Mission Invades NYC!

Posted April 29, 2015 at 7:49 pm | No comments

Michael Schenker and the bad boys of the Scorpions, Francis Buchholz [bass] and Herman Rarebell [drums] have teamed up for an all-star tour of the U.S. this Spring. Tonight’s show lands Michael’s Temple of Rock line-up in New York City at the Gramercy Theater on April 15, 2015. To my knowledge this is the first US tour where Francis and Herman have played together since Francis left the Scorpions in the early ’90s.

Posted in: Metal Reviews, Reviews, Uncategorized

Linkin Park, Of Mice and Men and Rise Against Hunt Down Orlando

Linkin Park, Of Mice and Men and Rise Against Hunt Down Orlando

Posted February 2, 2015 at 7:24 pm | No comments

Unifying Of Mice And Men, Rise Against and Linkin Park, this trio recently launched their run at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, where a sold out audience of fans from across the state appeared to pay witness to one overtly memorable occasion.

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Fleetwood Mac at Tampa’s Amalie Arena 2014

Fleetwood Mac at Tampa’s Amalie Arena 2014

Posted January 5, 2015 at 5:18 am | No comments

For those who think a single original member of a great, even legendary, music ensemble can’t re-energize a group when they rejoin the team, stand aside, because Fleetwood Mac with Christine McVie is back at it and now running with their full force gale of talent to blow you away.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Rock the Night in Orlando

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Rock the Night in Orlando

Posted December 23, 2014 at 5:42 pm | No comments

What screams Christmas even more than drinking eggnog half asleep by the fireplace as the family opens their presents at 5 AM? Two words: Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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Album Review: Baby Scream, Greatest Failures

Album Review: Baby Scream, Greatest Failures

Posted December 18, 2014 at 6:50 am | No comments

Proudly displaying a John Lennon-esque musical styling prominently centered around acoustic arrangements and power pop elements, Baby Scream have attracted the attention of some notable names within the rock community: that is, those who were able to look past the band’s humorous name and delve into their more serious musicianship.

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Petar Jankovic Ensemble – (Com)Passionate CD review

Petar Jankovic Ensemble – (Com)Passionate CD review

Posted December 17, 2014 at 2:18 am | No comments

The Petar Jankovic Ensemble (PJE) is no stranger to the pages of Guitar International, and has recently released a follow up to their highly acclaimed debut, From Spain to Tango. (Com)Passionate, the sophomore effort by PJE is a masterful recording which features a new dynamic, atmosphere, and more mature context for the group.

Posted in: Classical Reviews, Reviews

Custom Guitar Straps from StrapGraphics – Your Guitar and your Shoulder will thank you!

Custom Guitar Straps from StrapGraphics – Your Guitar and your Shoulder will thank you!

Posted December 12, 2014 at 5:23 am | One comment

StrapGraphics has been in the business of designing custom leather straps since 2011. The brain child of two college friends who combined their experience in textile manufacturing and design to come up with this unique approach for treating leather, then printing on it.

Posted in: Gear Reviews, Reviews, Uncategorized

Red Dragon Cartel featuring Jake E. Lee – Flying High in Teaneck NJ

Red Dragon Cartel featuring Jake E. Lee – Flying High in Teaneck NJ

Posted December 11, 2014 at 10:29 am | No comments

Red Dragon Cartel featuring Jake E. Lee blasted into New Jersey with a sense of purpose and fury to perform for a packed sweaty crowd at Mexicali Live on December 5, 2014.

Posted in: Metal Reviews, Reviews, Rock Reviews

Judas Priest Unleashes their Metal Vengeance on the Izod Center in NJ!

Judas Priest Unleashes their Metal Vengeance on the Izod Center in NJ!

Posted October 24, 2014 at 5:32 am | 2 comments

When Rob Halford of Judas Priest thanked the crowd at the Izod Center in East Rutherford for allowing the band to make metal music for the last 40 years, he forgot one word; “GREAT.”

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