MMRBQ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

CAMDEN, NJ—The 2015 MMRBQ featured a ton of talent for an all-day event. The bands featured were Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Stone Temple Pilots, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Rival Sons and Cold Roses. Here are some of the highlights:

 

Halestorm

They opened up …

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Disorder @ QXT’s

NEWARK, NJ—Joy Division tribute band Disorder pulled a late night performance before an adoring crowd of about 100 guests this Friday night at a famous goth/industrial dance club in the heart of Newark. QXT’s looks to have once been a Spanish restaurant near the border of the ethnic-Iberian section of …

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The Who/Joan Jett @ Wells Fargo Center

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Joan Jett opened up for The Who at the Wells Fargo Center. They had worked together many times before and the first lady of guitar legends didn’t disappoint. She opened up with “Bad Reputation” and that fired up the crowd.

“Cherry Bomb” was up next bringing back memories of …

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Redrum Ball @ 49 Grove

NEW YORK, NY—Whenever a legal, bank holiday is set for a Monday, impresario Sir William Welles and his crew usually plan to hold a costume and music event, the Redrum Ball, on the preceding Sunday evening. These are, of course, MLK Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day. Columbus Day affords …

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New Music Seminar @ Wyndham New Yorker Hotel

MANHATTAN, NY—Every June a range of professionals, consisting of everyone from fresh new artists budding with demos in hand to CEOs, trek their way to NYC for the annual New Music Seminar exuberant to share their wealth of knowledge. With their love of music uniting them under one roof, the …

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The Maine: American Candy

Alternative rock band, The Maine, has been around the block for eight years now representing their hometown of, you guessed it: Tempe, Arizona. If you’ve been following this quintet comprised of John O’Callaghan (vocals), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), Pat Kirch (drums), Kennedy Brock (guitar/vocals), and Jared Monaco (guitar), then you should …

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Hoochie Coochie Men: Big Blue Tree – EP

Coming together as fellow colleagues from the Easton, Pennsylvania-based Lafayette College, the blues-rock quintet Hoochie Coochie Men have established themselves in the local circuit as a group of charming and eccentric individuals who share a common bond of crafting together blissfully simplistic music that appeals to both the body and …

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KaiL Baxley: A Light That Never Dies

 

The neo-soul stylings of artists like Sam Smith, Hozier and Adele have never really done much for me. The stagnant, smooth voices and looping minimal instrumentation leave me feeling empty—waiting for an embrace that never quite arrives. I share the nostalgic desire of the neo-soul movement: to go back …

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Hayden: Hey Love

Sometimes it can fall into the cliché territory, but can you think of something that has been so withstanding in music as love? It can be considered a common denominator in the music world; it has stood the test of time and can be heard throughout the most varying genres. …

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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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