Anyone who has seen In This Moment in concert recently knows that they have definitely earned the right to be a headlining act. On their Hellpop Tour, Maria Brink and her gang made their stop at Best Buy Theater in New York City with support from Motionless In White, Kyng and All Hail the Yeti.
The Bass Player Live! Concert & Awards Show honored musicians who too often get overlooked, though there was hardly any introduction needed for the night's top honoree -- Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler. Hartke helped line up some of metal's biggest names on Saturday night (Nov. 9) at Los Angeles' Fonda Theatre to salute the man who helped paved the way for their own careers.
New York City got an intimate evening with Falling In Reverse last night (Nov. 5) for a sold out show at Gramercy Theater. The band had a two-hour meet and greet with fans while others began to sing Falling In Reverse songs while waiting for the show to start.
After kicking off at the end of September, the third annual hardDrive Live Monster Energy Outbreak Tour came to an end last night, but not before a weekend of memorable shows including their sold out stop at the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H. on Friday, Nov. 1.
What is a ringmaster? Though he's the show's most visible performer, a ringmaster charismatically showcases awe-inspiring acts while focusing the spotlight towards a myriad of characters outside of himself. In more modern eras, a ringmaster has been even known to sing and dance with his performers during the show. Devin Townsend knows this, and he plays the ringmaster perfectly throughout his new live CD/DVD 'The Retinal Circus.'
A lot has changed since 1988 when Slayer last laid waste at the historic Hollywood Palladium, playing with Danzig (on a night when a riot broke out, resulting in a ban from playing from the venue). Musical trends have shifted dozens of times since then but Slayer have never veered off course, continuing to plow a path of metal that's as pure, dark and compelling as any other band in the genre.