‘Generation Axe’ Tour Visits Las Vegas

By Lisa Burke

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April 9th 2016, The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NV: To continue my weekend Las Vegas adventures on April 9th 2016 after seeing Guns N’ Roses the night before and contemplating trying to see them again, I actually ended up at the Generation Axe show at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino featuring five different uniquely stylized guitar gods. These five are among this generation’s top guitarists and featured Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi. Continue reading

Guns N’ Roses Bring ‘Not In This Lifetime’ Tour To Las Vegas

By Lisa Burke

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April 8th 2016, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas NV: Guns N’ Roses has always been one of those timeless bands for me that has shaped my childhood, refined my youth, and pointed me in the direction of where I am today. My first experience with them live was with Axl Rose, DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus and friends only a few years ago in Las Vegas at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino which I must say was a great show itself. This time on April 8th 2016 with the unlikely but completely real reunion of Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan on stage together again, I returned to Vegas to the brand new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas located just behind the New York, New York Hotel and Casino to see the first show in Las Vegas on the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour with a full two-and-a-half hour set list. Continue reading

All Hail The Yeti, We Are The Riot & Sisters Ov The Blackmoon Perform At The Whisky

By Lisa Burke

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April 7th 2016, The Whisky-A-Go-Go, West Hollywood CA: Normally I attend metal shows that I know I’m going to be a fan of from start to finish, or at least that’s always the hope, as was my hope for this night of primarily hardcore acts All Hail The Yeti, We Are The Riot and The Mendenhall Experiment plus the addition of the clear winners of my attention, outcasts of the evening, and my original draw to the show, Sisters Ov The Blackmoon, at the Whisky-A-Go-Go on Thursday April 7th, 2016. For Sisters Ov The Blackmoon this happened to be their one-year anniversary, almost to the day of playing their very first show at the very same venue. Continue reading

Sick Of It All Plays 30th Anniversary Show In Los Angeles

By Andrew Bansal

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April 3rd 2016, The Roxy, West Hollywood CA: Sick Of It All have been waving the New York hardcore flag since 1986, and to celebrate their 30 years of existence, they are playing a series of 30th anniversary shows in 2016. They recently concluded an 8-show California run, and have shows scheduled in Canada and the US East Coast later in the year, along with a European tour. Sick Of It All visited Los Angeles for a gig at the Roxy in West Hollywood on Sunday April 3rd 2016, and the LAHC faithful packed the house, expecting a good time with a throwback to the old-school ways of their favorite genre. Continue reading

Black Metal Sunday: Absu, Mictlantecuhtli, Harassor & Conjuror Perform In Glendale

By Lisa Burke

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April 3rd 2016, Complex, Glendale CA: On Sunday April 3rd, I attended a show at Complex in Glendale filled primarily with my favorite genre of metal which happens to be black metal. The four bands in attendance were headliners Absu and support acts Mictlantecuhtli, Harassor and Conjuror. On a scale of one to a great metal show with four solidly grouped talented bands I believe I don’t even need to tell you where I stand. Continue reading

Nekrogoblikon, Psychostick & Sirion Perform At The Whisky

By Andrew Bansal

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April 2nd 2016, The Whisky-A-Go-Go, West Hollywood CA: Known for their off-the-chains entertaining live shows, Los Angeles-based ‘goblin metal’ group Nekrogoblikon have embarked on a North American headline tour with Tempe, Arizona ‘comedy metal’ band Psychostick as main support to make it a combination of bands that promises to deliver boundless fun to the paying audiences. Ft Worth TX based Urizen serves as the opening act on this tour. In the first week of the run, Nekrogoblikon played a hometown gig at the Whisky-A-Go-Go in West Hollywood last Saturday April 2nd 2016, with Psychostick, and LA melodic metal band Sirion as main local support. Fans turned up for a good time, and were certainly treated to what they expected. Continue reading