For The Horde: Havok, Exmortus & Extinction A.D. thrash Tennessee

By Rosie Walker
(photos by Brian Wyner)

February 18th 2017, The Warehouse, Clarksville TN: Clarksville, the fifth largest city in Tennessee, is known for being quaint and rather historic. Yet the town draws more than just antique shoppers. In the last couple of years, The Warehouse has become a prominent venue that hosts a lot of heavy metal acts. Though Trip Advisor only rates the venue at #7 out of the fifteen bars in Clarksville; it is a pillar that supports the Tennessee and Kentucky heavy music scene. Saturday night was a prime example. Continue reading “For The Horde: Havok, Exmortus & Extinction A.D. thrash Tennessee”

Mesmerizing Matinee: He Whose Ox is Gored, Dust Moth & QunQ perform at The Echo

By Andrew Bansal
(Photos by Matt Nielson)

Lisa Mungo – He Whose Ox is Gored

February 18th 2017, The Echo, Los Angeles CA: Seattle, Washington is a bottomless reservoir of musical talent, and while Los Angeles gets visited by several Seattle-based touring bands on a regular basis, it is not often that we get two such bands coming through town on tour together. Yesterday, He Whose Ox is Gored and Dust Moth may not have had top billing at The Echo, being slotted as the early show on a Saturday evening, but for LA’s underground music lovers, they were top priority. Bringing their West Coast mini-tour to us, the two bands, along with local opener QunQ, proceeded onto mesmerize the audience in their own distinct ways, and to prove why they cannot be taken for granted, and why each and every LA appearance of theirs is absolutely unmissable. Continue reading “Mesmerizing Matinee: He Whose Ox is Gored, Dust Moth & QunQ perform at The Echo”

God Of Hellfire, Master Of Psychedelia: Los Angeles Takes a Trip to The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Review by Andrew Bansal, photos by Matt Nielson

Arthur Brown

February 15th 2017, The Regent, Los Angeles CA: Following his appearance at the Psycho Las Vegas festival in 2016, Arthur Brown, the pioneer of all things shock/acid/psychedelic rock, as hard as it may be to believe, has returned to the United States for his first tour in the country in 47 years, thanks to the same folks behind Psycho Entertainment who brought him to Las Vegas last year. Along with Electric Citizen as opening act on all shows and additional support differing by territory, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown started this short 8-show run with the first gig at the Regent in downtown Los Angeles last night. It is safe to say that owing to the 47-year gap, not many in attendance had any frame of reference whatsoever or had experienced Arthur Brown live prior. That said, expectations were sky-high, but no first-timer could have predicted the brilliance of what they would end up witnessing. Continue reading “God Of Hellfire, Master Of Psychedelia: Los Angeles Takes a Trip to The Crazy World of Arthur Brown”

Southern Disruption: Speedealer, Mothership & Against The Grain rock Nashville

By Rosie Walker

February 12th 2017, The End, Nashville TN: The world was recently rewarded when the legendary Speedealer decided to tour again. Things had been quiet in their camp for a long time and everyone is excited to see them hitting the road once more. Along with space-loving Mothership and speed-driven Against the Grain, these three bands are out there crushing it. Nashville being one of the cities on this eleven-date run makes a lot of sense. Though it is the country music capital of the world, it actually supports all kinds of music, especially rock n’ roll. Nestled in Nashville’s “rock block” there is a dingy dive bar called The End. It’s a place where you will never see a cowboy hat or steel guitar. Told by the stickers on its dirty walls, this venue has catered to the rock n’ roll/punk/hardcore scene for over 30 years. A lot of greats have spilt their sweat on its tiny stage and last Sunday night was no exception. Continue reading “Southern Disruption: Speedealer, Mothership & Against The Grain rock Nashville”

Hollywood High: The Pagans Headline Loaded Rock Bar

By Lisa Burke

February 11th 2017, Loaded Rock Bar, Hollywood CA:  What is better than a dogmatic classic style down n’ dirty live punk rock show? The answer is nothing worthy of discussion at the moment, so let’s dive into my Saturday night spent once again at Loaded Rock Bar in Hollywood in an effort to attend a live show featuring ’70s punk legends The Pagans, with support from The Dirges, Brass Knuckle Voodoo, and the ever popular Turbulent Hearts. Continue reading “Hollywood High: The Pagans Headline Loaded Rock Bar”

Heavy in Hollywood: Mondo Generator & Doors To No Where rock Loaded Bar

By Lisa Burke

February 10th 2017, Loaded Rock Bar, Hollywood CA: Sometimes the more intimate the setting, the more pleasurable the live music experience becomes. Depending on whether you’re in the front row or not in the front row in a stadium concert, a few elements of the experience get lost in translation. Think about how exciting it would be to see Iron Maiden play in your living room, and now you understand my point. On Friday, February 10th 2017 at Loaded in Hollywood, I attended the Mondo Generator headline show with Doors To No Where as main support. Continue reading “Heavy in Hollywood: Mondo Generator & Doors To No Where rock Loaded Bar”