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Silent Planet: Best Underground Metal Band of 2017

Article and Photos by: Andrea Chvatal   What does lemonade, dad hats, no shoes, and an endless supply of hugs all have in common? The Alternative Press Music Award's Best Underground Band of the Year Silent Planet, that's what! This four-piece progressive metalcore band from Los Angeles, California got their start back in

Belmont // Live @ Live On Elgin // 01.07.18

Photos and Article by: Adrienne Row - Smith   Ottawa, Ontario – Live On Elgin was packed for Belmont, despite the snow apocalypse. The band was supported on their first Canadian tour by Parkside, Nightwell, The Great Diversion and Fast Asleep. Up first for the evening were locals Fast Asleep. The band started

Getting to Know: ELENI MANDELL

  It all started with a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame, where an innocent afternoon wandering the exhibits led acclaimed LA singer and songwriter Eleni Mandell on an unexpected journey of profound musical and personal self-discovery culminating in Dark Lights Up, her tenth and most captivating album yet. Touring

Avatar // Live @ Express Live! // 1.6.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Columbus, OH – Swedish heavy metal band Avatar kicked off its Avatar Country World Tour 2018 at Express Live in Columbus, Ohio on January 6, 2018 to a rowdy and enthused crowd.  The band is promoting its recent release, Avatar Country. An Avatar concert is a feast for the senses that

Boston Calling 2018 Preview

Article by: Richard Knowles   Woke up this morning feeling anxious. Not only is the Northeast getting blanketed by a “bomb cyclone” but it is also the day that Boston Calling announced its lineup for this May’s festival. Last year they compiled a lineup that its attendees were salivating over. Cage The

Festival Preview: Atlanta’s Shaky Knees

Article by Andrés Alvarado   Atlanta, no need to pinch yourself. The Shaky Knees Festival lineup is, in fact, this stellar. One of the premier music festivals of the Southeast has come back for their sixth go-round and brought along some fancy A-List musician-friends to entice all you audiophiles. Taking place in

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

Trans-Siberian Orchestra // Live @ US Bank Arena // 12.21.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – You know it’s the holiday season when Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) comes to town.  In November and December each year, this rock opera band travels the country, performing two shows per day to accommodate the demand among rock audiences who want to mix

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