‘Show Your Scars’ Festival Decimates Downtown Los Angeles

Review by Lisa Burke

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January 9th 2016, The Regent, Los Angeles CA: The ‘Show Your Scars’ festival, featuring headliners Municipal Waste performing their ‘Hazardous Mutation’ album in its entirety along with support acts Repulsion, Terrorizer, Ghoul, Gravehill, Night Demon, Crematorium, Nervosa and Skeletal Remains, took place at the Regent in downtown LA on Saturday Jaunary 9th 2016, and our writer Lisa Burke was on site to recap the action for us. Check out her review below. Continue reading

Steel Panther Plays ‘Threesome’ At The Fonda

Review by Lisa Burke

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LA glam/parody metal kings Steel Panther literally brought the House Of Blues Sunset Strip by playing the very last show at that venue in the summer of 2015, bringing an end to their longstanding association with the Sunset Strip, having done highly successful and popular residencies not only at the House Of Blues but also at the Key Club and Viper Room in earlier years. This January, they found a new venue a few miles east of the Strip for a set of three headline shows, the Fonda Theatre in central Hollywood. Our writer Lisa Burke was in attendance for the first of these shows. Check out her review below. Continue reading

2015 Comes To Anti-Climactic End At Downtown LA’s Monty Bar

By Andrew Bansal

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December 31st 2015, Monty Bar, Los Angeles CA: An opportunity to spend New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles is both a blessing and a curse in equal measures, given the plethora of live entertainment options and the dilemma it poses. Not usually a big New Year’s Eve fan, I decided to go out and celebrate it this time around, and it was probably a mistake to do so, because as it turned out, I made a clearly regrettable decision by choosing to ring in 2016 at the Monty Bar in downtown Los Angeles. Continue reading

Power Metal Meltdown – Kamelot & DragonForce Perform At The Regent

By Lisa Burke

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December 6th 2015, The Regent, Los Angeles CA: As I’ve mentioned before for those of you who have been paying attention, usually when I go to metal shows I find myself attending the same venue, or the same area of town more than once in the same week despite the multitude of venues that are capable of temporarily housing metal bands. This past week I’ve spent two nights at The Regent because they captured my attention with the best entertainment, and on Sunday December 6th 2015, I attended the Kamelot-DragonForce tour. This show was set up with just two main acts and no openers, so timely attendance was mandatory. Continue reading

The Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore & Iron Reagan Perform At The Regent

By Lisa Burke

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December 4th 2015, The Regent, Los Angeles CA: Metal shows are therapy for the soul serenaded by an escape from reality if you let them be, and last Friday December 4th, 2015, I took my soul to death metal therapy at The Regent in downtown Los Angeles featuring headliners The Black Dahlia Murder and support acts Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos, and Artificial Brain. Continue reading