Live Show Reviews
During Pennywise's sold out record release show at the Key Club, the first words to come from the stage proved quite ominous. With an ear-to-ear smirk, guitarist Fletcher Dragge quipped, "Welcome to Thunderdome, ladies and gentlemen." Considering that the mosh pits had already broken out before the band played one note, Fletcher's remark hit the nail on the head ...more
Past the glitzy, red carpet and line of photographers at the entrance of Opera in Hollywood, Snoop Dogg turned the normally chichi club straight hood. Opera is one of the more upscale party destinations to open in the area recently. Nestled on Schrader Blvd, blocks east of Highland Ave, the chic nightspot symbolizes Hollywood's evolution from "gutter" to Glamour Ego Trippin' ...more
ARTISTdirect sent a trusty correspondent down to Austin to cover the annual music industry mayhem that is SXSW. He provided us with a daily update and photo recap of each day of the festival's highlights. Check out each one of these installments here: (Day 1), (Day 2) and the finale, (Day 3). Our correspondent features some great snaps of everyone from Moby to the legendary Lou Reed and N.E.R.D. ...more
The Parlor Mob know how to put on a rock and roll show. That was clear from the moment that the band hit the stage at the Troubadour last night. A crowd of hipsters and indie rock denizens witnessed the young, New Jersey quintet in all their glory. It was exactly what West Hollywood's sleepy scene needed ...more
Linkin Park's current tour alongside Coheed & Cambria and Chiodos should've been called "The Clash of the Titans." That was imminently clear from the jaunt's sold out stop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Pairing up hard rock's heavyweights with two of the strongest genre favorites made this one of the best road shows in recent memory ...more
Three songs into Devildriver's set at the Sunset Strip House of Blues, vocalist Dez Fafara addressed the sold out crowd, with a gigantic smile. "LA, the hardest fucking place to do it—thank you so much for graciously receiving us!" Fafara, a Southern California native, knows the Hollywood Heavy metal scene's fickle nature better than anyone ...more
On The Verge: Paddy Casey
Irish troubadour, rover and singer-songwriter Paddy Casey conjures the Emerald Isle in name and in song, but if you're expecting that his music provides the soundtrack for a night of Irish car-bombs at your local pub, well, you'd be wrong ...more
Album Reviews
Black Out the Sun - review
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:09:23
Sevendust never hold anything back. However, on their ninth studio album, Black Out the Sun, they go harder than ever before. In some ways, it's like they've transmuted the ferocity of their classic ...more
Metal - review
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:44:52
"Take my place leading the pack," snarls Jason Newsted on "King of the Underdogs". That's precisely what he does on his solo debut EP, Metal. The legendary former Metallica bassist thrashes with the ...more
In Ear Park - review
Mon, 20 Oct 2008 14:11:35
With half of its core duo hailing from the universally lauded indie outfit Grizzly Bear, many fans will assuredly approach Department of Eagles with a sideband-stigma. Born as a dorm-room project ...more
Cross - review
Fri, 06 Jul 2007 17:39:49
This cryptically-titled release marks the crest of a wave of anticipation that's been building for every drop of new material from Paris' Ed Banger label. French-duo Justice are populists to the core, ...more

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