Lakewood, Ohio – The Winchester Music Club, one of the best independent clubs on the north coast played host to a night of music that delighted fans from near and far .The might metal gods of Gemini Syndrome brought the first leg of their “Initiation’ tour to the rock city and to say that it brought smiles and cheers of appreciation is an understatement . Gemini Syndrome is on tour in support of their current release ” 3rd Degree- The Raising ” and by sound of it , its going to be a hit!
The night started with ” The Damn Kings ” and they brought their A game . The band is throw back of groove metal and some tuned down tones with powerful anthems and melodies . I really got into this band and I know you will too , check out the track ” Throw it Away ” which is available online ..
Up next was ” Pushing Veronica ” a pop punk bank from the LA area. They were a young band but they drew and impressive crowd and really knew how to play off of an audience .
” Ovtlier ” booked the slot right before the headliner and to be honest at first I really was not into them, the stage lights were so abrasive it made it hard to focus on the music . After a bit the lights died down and I could watch and enjoy the musicianship and songwriting of this band . I think this band has a bright future and the second half of the set was full of some of the best material I have heard in a long time .
Sound and fury mixed with emotions and theatrics the mighty” Gemini Syndrome ” pulled no punches in their return to the stage post pandemic and with that brought ovations from the crowd .The mysterious front man Aaron Nordstrom showed his appreciation to the crowd by thanking them for coming out on a week night and to be honest every night is a good night for kicks ass metal . On drums Brian Steele Medina showed he major percussion skills with one of the coolest sets I have ever seen .Long time bass player Alessandro Paveri proves not to judge a book by the cover as face art can be a little unnerving but his ability on the bass guitar and creative musical ability shows he might just be the modern equivalent to a music DaVinci.The twin guitars of Miguel “Meegs” Rascón and Nicholas Paul Arnold rounded out the band to complete a wall of sound . Some of the tracks played that night were Reintegration Absolution ,Basement,Eternity ,Pleasure and Pain ,Die With Me ,Baptized in Fire,IDK,Abandoned,Anonymous,Remember We Die , and more .
I suggest you check out this band if you are not familiar with them yet .. More info on them at the official website https://synnersociety.com/ and tell them we sent you ! 4 Stars way up !
his September 2021 tour (including dates with Alan Parsons Project) was
postponed due to COVID concerns, legendary drummer and musician, Carl
Palmer will return this November to the US with his first round of live
shows since 2019. These shows, which will feature only Palmer and his
band, mark the return to live performances since the onset of the
pandemic. The tour will kick off in Warrendale, PA on November Wed
November 3rd, and finish just before Thanksgiving. Additional dates are being added to initial list of 14 shows listed here. “Finally!
The band and I are very eager to get back on stages in America, and
around the rest of world, where possible,” said Palmer. “The show will
have some material we have not played in years, as well as ELP’s best
loved material. Visually, we will include footage in the show that
reflects the highlights of ELP’s career.” In addition to Palmer, the
band still features Paul Bielatowicz on guitar and vocals; and Simon
Fitzpatrick on bass and Chapman stick.Carl
Palmer, who was voted by ROLLING STONE as one of the 10 Greatest
Drummers of All Time, is a founding member of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER
and ASIA. Since he began in the business in the 1960s Carl Palmer has
sold over 50 million records! Since 2001, Carl has fronted a 3 piece
power trio: guitar, bass, vocals, & drums doing the classically
driven rock hits of ELP with NO KEYBOARDS. These
dates mark the beginning of three year drive to promote the 50th
Anniversary and beyond of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, whose sole
surviving member is Carl Palmer. Also planned during the celebration
period will be a limited edition expansive biography of the band; a new
Palmer art collection based on the five main ELP studio albums; a
documentary; KARN EVIL 9, a major Hollywood film (now in development
with Radar Pictures) and a special tour announcement that will reunite
Palmer in performance with the late Emerson & Lake through modern
technology. “This tour is beginning of a three year agenda,” explains
Palmer. “There are many special celebrations of ELP that we will explain
in detail in the near future.” Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends! CARL PALMER ELP LEGACY 2021 SIZZLE REEL Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – NOV 2021 US TOURWed Nov 3 Jergels Warrendale, PA Thu Nov 4 Magic Bag Theater Ferndale MI Fri Nov 5 Marion Civic Center Marion IL Sat Nov 6 Wildey Theater Edwardsville IL Sun Nov 7 Arcada Theater St Charles IL Tue Nov 9 Tally Ho Theater Leesburg VA Wed Nov 10 Beacon Theater Hopewell VA Thu Nov 11 2300 Arena Philadelphia PA Fri NOV 12 Kent Stage Kent OH Sun Nov 14 Ludlow Garage Cincinnati OH Tue Nov 16 Tellus 360 Lancaster PA Thu Nov 18 Mauch Chunk Opera House Jim Thorpe, PA Fri Nov 19 Broad Brook Opera House Somer CT Sun Nov 21 Shea PAC/ William Patterson College Wayne NJ MORE TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED…. FOR ALL THINGS CARL PALMER: www.carlpalmer.com SEE CARL PALMER ART at: www.carlpalmerart.com
Edison ,New Jersey – The annual hedonistic lifestyle expo Exxxotica returned to it’s hometown of Edison this last month and with it brought tears of joys to fans and stars alike . The 2020 expo was cancelled as was all of 2020 due to the pandemic but as the country gets vaccinated and the number of new cases are starting to reduce . It looks like the worse may be behind us.
In my opinion the numbers seemed smaller then the 2019 expo it did not eel that way especially if you attended any shows at the main stage or in one the conference rooms, because at times it was standing room only .
The expo is known at a content producing weekend but unfortunately due to a production hold from a PASS Alert , most productions did not shoot ( although some renegade companies still shot scenes ) but that only slightly diminished the fun times .
The expo featured legends of erotica such as Micky Lynn as well as new comers making their mark on the world such as Luna Bright and Rebel Ryder to name a few .
One of the highlights of the expo was fan fan favorite Tiny Texie who is billed at the worlds sexiest little person who at 29 years old and 3 ft 6″ inches packs a lot of talent into a little frame .
All in all a fun time was had by all and for those interested Washington D.C is next on their list . To learn more about the expo please see the official site at https://exxxoticaexpo.com/ and remember life is short get out there and live it !