Ticket Giveaway: Motor Sister @ Whisky-A-Go-Go, 03/11

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Boasting of the likes of Scott Ian, Joey Vera and John Tempesta, names that need no introduction to readers of this website, Motor Sister is a new band saluting the songs of cult LA rock band Mother Superior. Also including Pearl Aday in its lineup and aptly fronted by Mother Superior’s Jim Wilson himself, Motor Sister recorded an album called ‘Ride’ in an attempt to bring the original band’s songs back to life, and will release it March 10th via Metal Blade Records. To celebrate the album and present its material live, Motor Sister are doing a short series of record release shows, starting with a hometown show at the Whisky-A-Go-Go. Local rock trio The Gitas, who should provide the ideal warmup for the headline act with their own brand of heavy psychedelic rock ‘n roll, are also on the bill. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Enslaved & Yob @ El Rey, 03/06

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Norwegian progressive black metal stalwarts Enslaved are ready to release their 13th studio album ‘In Times’ via Nuclear Blast Records, and are embarking on a North American tour to present some of its tunes on stage, along with selections from their impressive catalog. Euegene, Oregon doom purveyors Yob will be joining Enslaved, and Philadelphia PA ‘heavy primal psych’ group Ecstatic Vision will serve as the opening act. The tour is making a Los Angeles stop at the El Rey Theatre on Friday March 6th. Continue reading

10,400 Miles Of America Demonized

After a successful and extensive ‘Extermination America’ tour in support of Raven, Night Demon completed yet another US tour in January 2015, this one with Canada’s Skull Fist and Australia’s Elm Street. With a revised set list featuring a greater chunk of the debut full-length album ‘Curse Of The Damned’ (released January 16th in Europe via SPV/Steamhammer and January 27th in the US via Century Media) and a decidedly more visual live show, Night Demon trekked the entirety of the country, beginning in treacherous weather on the east coast and gradually moving to warmer territories. Although on this tour only 13 states were covered, some previously unconquered regions such as Providence RI and Cudahy WI were successfully visited, and the fan base in already strong markets was further strengthened. Yours truly once again had the pleasure of traveling with the tour in more capacities than one, and attempted to capture the adventures through the ‘Rise Of The Demon’ tour blog series. For your convenience, this post should serve as the home of this blog, and you can dig into it in this order (to link to each part, click on its respective thumbnail): Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Devin Townsend, Animals As Leaders & Monuments @ The Mayan 12/16

* This contest has ended. Winners are Pablo Garcia, Taylor Younani and Thad Kimo Watanabe. Tickets to the show available for purchase here. *

Multi-instrumentalist genius Devin Townsend has enjoyed a highly prolific 2014, filled to the brim with creativity and activity. He released the epic double concept album ‘Z2′ as well as the self-titled debut album for his blues/country rock project Casualties Of Cool. Besides, he has been touring as actively as ever, and currently finds himself on the ‘Abstract Reality’ North American tour with co-headliners Animals As Leaders and opening act Monuments. In its final week, the three bands will arrive in Los Angeles for a gig at the Mayan on Tuesday December 16. Continue reading

Ticket Giveaway: Intronaut @ The Roxy 12/18

* This contest has ended. Winners are Avinash Mittur, Thad Kimo Watanabe and Victor Resendiz. Tickets to the show available for purchase here. *

The Pink Floyd of modern heavy metal, Los Angeles prog group Intronaut have come a long way since they started out in 2004. Four full-length albums and countless global live rituals later, they are on the cusp of marking their tenth year of existence with a grand celebration at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on Thursday December 18. In this special tenth anniversary show, Intronaut will present songs from every album and will invite a guest musician or two to join them on stage. Besides Intronaut, opening acts Ides Of Gemini, Silver Snakes and The Great Wall will round out the lineup for what promises to be a memorable evening for all involved. Continue reading