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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Ohio Sky: The Big Distraction

Ohio Sky, the four-piece progressive rock band, are standing strong following the recent release of their new album, The Big Distraction. Since their formation five years ago, the group has played with distinguished artists like Torche, Taking Back Sunday and Seether.

   The members—vocalist and guitarist Vinny DiFranco, bassist Michael …

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Made Violent: Made Violent EP

It only takes 30 seconds of opening track “Two-Tone Hair” to remind me why I spent most of my teenage years listening to pop punk bands. The crisp, slashing guitar, plodding bass and vamping vocals manage to plunge into my chest somewhere near teenage memories of skateboarding, rule-breaking and trying …

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Jessi Mechanic: Wandering In Roam

Emerging as a refreshing act based out of the New York City indie rock scene, singer-songwriter Jessi Mechanic definitely made an immediate impression with a favorable sound that passionately embraces every single aspect of the city life through the colorful representation of her work. With an eccentric list of influences …

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iVerdensphere: Fables

This tribal/industrial Canadian group has been around since 2009. Having, regrettably, no prior exposure to their oeuvre, I was stunned by the varied richness and the grim appeal of this 14-track masterwork that respects no boundaries or genres as it free-forms each song and crosses through every electronic musical category.…

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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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