Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators @ Sherman Theater

STROUDSBURG, PA—This show was a little bit of a drive for me, but since the company I work for now, SLP Concerts, was a co-promoter for this show, I jumped at the opportunity to cover it for my boss. Besides, I haven’t seen Slash perform live since seeing him with …

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Breaking Benjamin @ Wellmont Theater

MONTCLAIR, NJ—Breaking Benjamin continued their tour with a stop at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. With English band Young Guns as their opening act, the show was packed with good vibes and nonstop energy.

Young Guns got the crowd hyped as they opened the show with their single “I Want …

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Sixx:A.M./Apocalyptica @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—Back in October of last year, Sixx:A.M. announced that they would finally be touring for the first time since Cruefest in 2008. Three albums later, this tour was way overdue! For those living under a rock, Sixx:A.M. features Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, current Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ …

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Halestorm @ The Stone Pony

ASBURY PARK, NJ— Halestorm proved they could hold their own with Stone Pony regulars at their sold-out Summer Stage show. Playing under the misty Asbury Park night sky, the atmosphere complemented the riffs and powerful vocals from frontwoman Lzzy Hale.

Ohio’s Star Set and New York’s The Pretty Reckless opened …

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Heart @ F.M. Kirby Center For The Performing Arts

WILKES-BARRE, PA—From the show’s opener to the encore’s last crowd pleaser, Heart’s May 19 performance at Wilkes Barre’s art deco gem, The F.M. Kirby Center For The Performing Arts, was exceptional and included a version of “Alone” so intimate and perfect that made everything I’ve ever accomplished worthless. Yeah, I …

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City Of Dark Angels: Mad Max Into The Thunderdome Edition @ Leftfield

NEW YORK, NY—Every fourth Friday, for about the past five years, promoter and prominent scene personality Archangel Santana puts on a dance-club event tied to what he calls “occult” movie themes, by which he means sci-fi, fantasy or horror. Last month it was “The Crow.” This night it was “Mad …

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Decadence @ QuBo

BOLOGNA, ITALY—Decadence is a recurring event held in many and varied locations throughout northern Italy and elsewhere in Europe, ranging from dance clubs to historical locations; from the Slimelight in London to Medieval castles, to an 18th century church. Decadence represents not just a club night, but an Italian subculture …

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Nick Howard @ Rockwood Music Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—“This is the first time I’ve sold out a headlining show anywhere in the U.S., so thank you, New York, thank you,” Nick Howard humbly exclaimed to the packed room at Rockwood Music Hall in the East Village before ripping into an hour set of songs from his new …

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Monster Energy Supercross @ MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—Another year of Supercross has come and gone at MetLife Stadium. The motocross sport started in Anaheim, CA in January and has finally made its way to East Rutherford, NJ for the penultimate race before finishing in Las Vegas on May 2.

For the first time ever at …

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Strand Of Oaks/Felice Brothers @ Cannon’s Blackthorn

(Photo by Casey M. Rosen)

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY—On Feb. 7, 2015, Strand Of Oaks, Timothy Showalter’s biography as rock ‘n’ roll band, played to a sold-out audience at Cannon’s Blackthorn in Rockville Centre, NY. Opening with “Heal,” a mid-tempo Tom Petty-esque rocker about youthful pain, Showalter and co. worked their …

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