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A Gathering of None // Live @ Dingbatz // 7.13.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Clifton, NJ -- Co-headlining the “Summer Slasher Fest” alongside horror rocker Argyle Goolsby on this appropriate Friday the 13th, A Gathering of None took the stage before a packed house. Following an opening parade of Misfits inspired horror themed local punk acts, A Gathering of None

Prong // Live @ Debonair Music Hall // 5.25.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Teaneck, NJ -- Co-headlining a brief but historical tour, Prong and Helmet, two well recognized veteran acts from NYC were poised to take stage at a rather unlikely venue -- Debonair Music Hall, located in the suburbs of New Jersey. Many fans consider this a long awaited

Melvins // LIVE @ Warsaw // 5.11.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Brooklyn, NY -- Rapidly selling out one of Brooklyn's largest halls, Warsaw - as they do every time they are in town, The Melvins stood ready to fulfill their annual obligation to the rapidly growing parade of devout disciples wrapping around the block. Currently on

Electric Wizard // Live @ PlayStation Theater // 5.4.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   New York, NY  -- Wrapping up a brief tour in the states that began last week at Austin’s Levitation fest, Electric Wizard with special guests, Cough, brought crushing doom upon the spacious halls of Time Square’s premiere venue, The PlayStation Theater. Infrequently touring the Americas, Electric Wizard

Album Review: Melvins – Pinkus Abortion Technician

Article by: Steven Principato   With their 3rd release in less than three years, The Melvins have been on an express train of new material, keeping their undying fanatical devotees on a gratifying high that shows no signs of an end. Their latest musical effort, titled Pinkus Abortion Technician (2018, IPECAC Records),

Doyle // Live @ Dingbatz // 2.21.18

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Clifton, NJ -- Returning home to land where vast armies of of devout worshipers await his upcoming epic Misfits reunion in May -- where Doyle will stand before tens of thousands at Newark's Prudential Center arena, it is a stark contrast to the few hundred

Album Review : All Souls – Never Know

Article by: Steven Principato   Recently on tour with such notable stoner-rock acts such as Red Fang and Grammy recipients, Mastodon, there is little doubt the L.A. based quartet, All Souls, has gotten some significantly positive exposure in this increasingly radio friendly scene. With a new and infectious single titled “Never Know” preceding

Clutch // Live @ The Starland Ballroom // 12.28.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   Sayreville, NJ -- Honoring what appears to be an ongoing annual tradition of headlining New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on this date (12/28), long-time purveyors of essential, blues-driven stoner rock, Clutch found no challenges selling out the house. Currently on tour alongside a rather unconventional, yet fantastic

Victor Wooten // LIVE @ Brooklyn Bowl // 12.12.17

Articles and Photos by: Steven Principato   Brooklyn, N.Y. - In a world of rock guitar heroes there lives a counterculture that adheres to an adverse set of values -- these are the bass players. This unlikely variety of musicians aren't simply guys in rock bands whose unique bass skills attempt to

GWAR // Live @ Irving Plaza // 10.31.17

Article and Photos by: Steven Principato   NYC - Within the walls of the east village's Irving Plaza, a pantheon of wicked demigods including Doyle, Ghoul, and the legendary GWAR prepared to take the stage and unleash a night of blood, horror, debauchery - and most of all, the sound of metal

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