Live Review – Crowbar Bring The Metal To Cleveland Crowd !

Cleveland, Ohio – The legendary doom/ sludge metal legends Crowbar made a stop in Cleveland last night at the infamous Beachland Ballroom to the delight of many .The weather could not keeps the crowds away as the venue was at near capacity with a strong line up filled the club.

crowbar live on stage
crowbar live on stage

Formed in 1990  , Crowbar has proved thru time and pure stamina why they are one of the most respected and loved bands from the 1990’s .I had a chance to to interview founder and singer/ guitar player Kirk Windstein a few years ago when I was on radio and I admitted that I never had the chance to see them live and last night I made up for it in droves .

crowbar live on stage
crowbar live on stage

The band hit the stage with a sound and fury of a tornado and with just about as much force . The crowd was mixed with both young and old alike including parents with grown children.The mosh pit was exceptionally brutal  as I saw women in the crowd being crushed. I wish security ould have stepped in , I am still sore from people hitting me and I was over  ten  feet away from the moshers.

crowbar live on stage
crowbar live on stage

The band was in top form playing some of the crowd favorites including

  1. All I Had (I Gave)
  2. …And Suffer as One
  3. To Build A Mountain
  4. Cemetery Angels
  5. Walk With Knowledge Wisely
  6. To Carry the Load
  7. Planets Collide
  8. Like Broken Glass

The current   members of crowbar are

Kirk Windstein – vocals, rhythm guitar (1990–present)
Tommy Buckley – drums (2004–present)
Matt Brunson – lead guitar (2009–present)
Todd Strange – bass (1990–2000, 2016–present; retired from touring since 2018)

To sum up the night I really think that if a legend such as Crowbar come to your city , you need to get out there and support metal . Because one day when your old you don’t want to be sitting in that rocking chair and say I should have saw that band when I had the chance .

 

Astronomicon 2 Brings Fans Together !

Sterling Heights,Michagen – The fine folks at Astronomicon  put on a stellar show this weekend to the delight of travelers far and wide .I met fans from all over Canada , California , Ohio and Pennsylvania .They came for one reason and one reason only  , fandom . The fans of comics, movies, TV shows and music converged this weekend into a who’s who of fun and creativity .

Twiztid state at the con
Twiztid s prop  at the con

The talent behind the band TWIZTID originated the idea and gave back to the community that supported them by putting on their own pop culture convention . The fans came out in droves and had a great time . There was a wedding and a pop culture game show put on by Loose Cannons Entertainment called Fandom Madness that had a celebrity version .The big winners were Ming Chen and Mike Zapzic of Comic Book Men TV Show fame. I guessed they would have won for once I was right .Hidden in plain site was Ricky Rat the bass player for famed punk band ” The Dead Boys “.

Bam Margera
Bam Margera

Bam Margera made an a appearance along with such music luminaries as Mr Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister fame .

Comic Book Men
Comic Book Men

 

Edward Furlong was a fan  delight as well as he does not act like a Hollywood person more like a buddy you could hang out with .

Great Artists as the con
Great Artists as the con

One of my personal favorites was Tiny Lister from Friday and The Fifth Element fame who proved being a bad guy in films means your a nice family guy in real life . This guy made the con one of my favorites just by his attitude .

Tiny Lister
Tiny Lister
Cosplayer
Cosplayer

The cosplay community came out in full force, both the average cosplayer and even a GHOST BC cosplayer , that I have never seen as a con before.

Ghost Cosplay
Ghost Cosplay

The event was not to be missed and I am sure they they will repeat it next year with even more great guests and fun for all . To keep abreast please see the official website at http://www.astronomicon.com

Synapse Films bring you the best movies and cult classics on Blue Ray
Synapse Films bring you the best movies and cult classics on Blue Ray
Comic Book Box Protectors
Comic Book Box Protectors
Sci Fi Music as its best !
Sci Fi Music as its best !

 

 

 

New Years Day Announces U.S. Spring Tour With Falling In Reverse

(Anaheim, CA – February 5, 2019) – Female fronted rock band New Years Day have just announced that they will be joining Falling In Reverse as support on the band’s U.S. Spring tour. The tour will kick off in Las Vegas on April 20th and will wrap on May 24th in Los Angeles. Tickets are available for purchase HERE.
Check out the band’s newest track “SkeletonsHERE. The song is off of their forthcoming full-length album out this spring on RED MUSIC.

The band recently announced an exclusive NYC fan event presented by Loudwire on February 7th at Sony Square. The event will include an exclusive, intimate New York performance and Q&A with the band, followed by a Meet & Greet. Topping it off, attendees get first access to exclusive New Years Day merchandise. For more information on the event and to RSVP, click

HERE, and make sure to tag #NewYearsDay #SonySquareNYC.
New Years Day recently graced the cover of Spotify’s “Heavy Queens” playlist and topped playlist for a full week. Additionally, the track was featured on Spotify’s “New Noise“, “Today We Rock“, “Nu Metal Tracks“, and “Rock Hard” playlists. “Skeletons” even made Pandora’s “Best of The Year for Rock” list. The band has racked in over 44 million U.S. streams alone to date.
Formed in Orange County, Calif. by Ashley Costello, New Years Day shook the scene with their Century Media debut, Victim to Villain, in 2013 featuring their breakout single “Angel Eyes.” The five-piece later cemented their place in the heavy music landscape with their Epidemic EP and critically-acclaimed Malevolence full-length in 2015, clocking more than 20 million views on YouTube. The band has since become the most visually-captivating group in modern rock, playing for millions of fans around the world, sharing the stage with Ozzy Osbourne, Halestorm, Nine Inch Nails, Escape The Fate, Hellyeah and Five Finger Death Punch while also headlining the longest-running touring festival, Vans Warped Tour, in 2017. As new challenges and new worlds beckon, the band released their most recent EP, Diary of a Creep, in January to pay tribute to the artists who shaped them thus far. The EP featured renditions of Garbage’s “Only Happy When It Rains,” New Order’s “Bizarre Love Triangle,” No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” and their original track “Disgust Me”.
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NEW YEARS DAY TOUR DATES
April 20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
April 21 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
April 23 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
April 24 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
April 26 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
April 27 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
April 28 – Atlanta, GA – Buckchead Theater
April 29 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
May 1 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 3 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
May 4 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
May 5 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
May 7 – Philadelphia, PA – The TLA
May 8 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
May 10 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
May 11 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 12 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
May 14 – Denver, CO – The Odgen
May 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
May 17 – Boise, ID – Revolution
May 18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
May 19 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
May 21 – San Francisco, CA – Ace of Spades
May 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Line Up Announced For Tail Winds Music Festival -Tickets On Sale Now !

What is certain to be one of the top rock performances of the summer has been announced, with the 2019 edition of the Tail Winds Music Fest. The all-day performance will be held on Saturday, June 29th at The Hudson Valley Regional Airport, in Wappingers Falls, New York (gates open at 11:00am). Headlining the show is Chris Robinson Brotherhood, with additional sets by the likes of Black Stone Cherry, Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime, King’s X, and Sass Jordan.

Pre-sale general admission tickets are priced at $55, and a VIP experience is also available for $150 (tickets for kids twelve years of age and under will be $25) – very affordable prices indeed for such renowned rock acts. Tickets are available for purchase via tailwindsmusicfest.com.

In addition to a day’s worth of great music, concert goers will also get a chance to dine and drink via a variety of craft beer and food trunk vendors, a VIP experience second to none, while mobile lockers and helicopter rides will also be available. The event has a number of sponsors so far, including iHeartMedia, Lexington Center for Recovery, and Kings Court Brewing Company. The event is benefitting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

“We were excited about bringing together a varied line-up of electric rock bands on one show, as the area is missing an event like this. With bands, local food trucks, craft breweries and helicopter rides, it’s an experience you don’t see at other festivals, while also supporting local businesses and raising money for a terrific cause.” -Tail Winds Music Festival creators Matt Cavaliere and Chris Muratore

Be sure to mark June 29th on your calendar, and get ready for a great day of rock n’ roll and summertime fun!

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

https://www.tailwindsmusicfest.com/