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It’s been a while since I’ve looked forward to a show the way I have been for In This Moment. “Black Widow” is the best album of 2014.   Not that anyone has been paying attention, but I’ve kind of been an advocate of In This Moment since “A Star-Crossed Wasteland.” That was sort of a

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Red Fang This was my first opportunity to witness Red Fang in concert and I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Based out of Oregon, Red Fang, was a solid compliment to In Flames and Opeth on this tour.  If you aren’t familiar with Red Fang, you really should check out “Prehistoric Dog” on YouTube, it’s one

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I’m going to just put this out there for those who don’t like to read reviews about the “genius of rock stars” – In This Moment’s latest album, “Black Widow” might be the best album released by anyone in 2014. I know what you’re thinking, you’re either thinking, “No way, ‘Blood’ was a far superior

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“Silent So Long,” is the 2nd album released by Rammstein’s guitarist Richard Kruspe, under the Emigrate moniker. It’s a follow up to the 2007 self-titled debut Emigrate and begs the question; there was a first album? I will say, right off the bat, that “Silent So Long” is fantastic, especially for those that love that

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Tourniquet’s Ted Kirkpatrick’s “Onward to Freedom” is an interesting PETA friendly concept album. This isn’t a new thing for Ted Kirkpatrick who has been known to release a song or two in the past talking about his stance against animal testing in general and vegetarian lifestyle. That being said how does this album stand compared

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It’s strange to think that Erasure has been around and making music for nearly thirty years. One wonders if Vince Clarke and Andy Bell could have ever foreseen the kind of longevity and worldwide success that Erasure has enjoyed. That’s nearly three decades of perpetually existing in the top 20 of most US and UK

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Here are some pictures from Slash’s Black Carpet event “SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS” at the Roxy in celebration for Guitar Center’s 50th Anniversary.  The show featured songs spanning Slash’s storied career including material from his new album, WORLD ON FIRE as well as Guns’N’Roses material. The show was filmed and will be

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It’s been seven years since the Dutch band Within Temptation last toured the United States. (Yes, they played a select few venues, but only a few in 2011.)  That’s a long time. The landscape appears very different than it used to, even for those of us seasoned enough to remember the Bush era for example.

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Every journey begins with a step. For me, it seems like the road to the Wiltern, started long before I heard that Tears for Fears would be playing to a sold out auditorium in Los Angeles. It began with a simple phrase I read on Facebook written by a friend that simply read, “Live More

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I hope that we all take the world around us a little more seriously and consider that our actions can either impact the world or they can just be another passive glance on social media sites as they scroll down to the clever videos of men, women and children with ice buckets. Maybe one day that will be the thing that resonates with me long after I leave this place – maybe I can help raise a better awareness of a very real world in need that just might be outside your doors.