Devilstrip Debuts at Hard Rock Live

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Northfield ,OH-The little band who could , that’s how I refer to unknown powerhouse trio that is Devilstrip.The band who  I first came to notice  last year opening up for Europe is steadily making a rise in the music industry.The band just completed direct support for Cinderella’s Tom Keifer playing for a 1600 person capacity crowd at Hard Rock Live located in the Hard Rock Rockcino Northfield Park . I think I figured out the secret to this bands success, no filler just well written rock and roll songs played by skilled musicians giving their 100% onstage !  This is the third time I came across this act and I have to say there is no such thing as coincidence , I was meant to write about this band .The evening  started with ” Not What You Need ” and continued for 9 more songs . An opening act playing a full set of 45 minutes is almost unheard of in this day and age and that’s just testimony to this bands skill. The evening continued with other tracts including , ” Bitter ” ” Including Me ‘ and my favorite ” Snakebite ” and even tossed in a cover of ” War Pigs ” . The entire show was a great night and Devilstrip topped it off. I see great things for the future of this band . The members are Marc Wasmund on guitars and vocals, Jimmy Gray on drums and Graig Lindgren on bass guitar. To learn more about this band please see their official website at http://devilstriprocks.com/ and don’t forget to read our original article about them from our archives.

 

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Photo of The Day -American Idol Alumni Kendra Chantelle Celebrates Birthday with 1600 Fans !

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a-dsc02240 American Idol Alumni and Tom Keifer ,Zak Brown Band back up singer Kendra Chantelle celebrated her birthday last night with 1600 fans at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield  Park while on tour with the Tom Keifer Band. We at NEo Examiner wish her a birthday as well and cant wait to see her on tour again !

Adam Ant Announces Winter North American Tour !

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The dandy highwayman from London will be making his way across North America via an official announcement on his twitter page https://twitter.com/adamaofficial

The 80’s rock icon will be performing his seminal album ” Kings of The Wild Frontier ” in its entirety for the fans . The European reviews of the shows have been outstanding and we look forward to experiencing them ourselves. Check the below dates for a city near you ! and please view the officlal twitter for more information .

 

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Movie Review- The Good Neighbor

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A pair of mischievous high school kids (Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist) create the illusion of a haunting on an unsuspecting neighbor (James Caan). While keeping his every reaction under surveillance, they see much more than they bargained for, and discover that the man they’re tormenting is not the easy target they’d expected.
This film is the perfect example of what is wrong with society , from the modern millennials who grew up with the age of technology and attitude of entitlement without having to work hard .The pure fact that the kids portrayed in this movie never take into account another persons struggles or issues just is another example of modern society. The old adage of never judge a book by it’s cover is paramount in life and society . The film is suspenseful and thrilling with out being cheesy and the acting is well done . The legendary James Caan is the subject of the kids target and he does an outstanding job .One of the most underrated movies that are currently playing on direct download and I suggest you check it out . I give it four out of five stars and hope it does help society to look back on its self !

Alice Cooper – Live at Akron Civic Theatre

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The legendary Alice Cooper rocked the stage during his jaw dropping performance last night at the Akron Civic Theatre in Akron, Ohio.  During his set, he sang some of his most popular hits such as “No More Mr. Nice Guy”, “Billion Dollar Babies”, “Poison”, “Feed My Frankenstein”, and “School’s Out”.   Cooper also performed 3 song covers which were “Pinball Wizard” by The Who, “Suffragette City” by David Bowie, and “Ace of Spades” by Motorhead.   He sang these songs to pay tribute to the fallen but not forgotten Keith Moon, David Bowie, and Lemmy Kilmister.

Various props and special effects were used during some of the songs.  From fireworks to the guillotine to a giant Frankenstein costume, I  applaud everyone involved in making the concerts such a great experience for the audience.  Alice Cooper’s shows are more than just a concert, it’s an act, it’s so original and unique.  I have been to many concerts over the years but I have never been to one quite like an Alice Cooper concert.  This was definitely far from any other concert I have attended and it was worth every penny.

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Movie Review – USS Indianapolis-Men Of Courage

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Adobe Photoshop PDF In 1945, the Portland-class cruiser USS Indianapolis, commanded by Captain Charles McVay (Nicolas Cage), delivers parts of the atomic bomb that would later be used to level Hiroshima during the ending of World War II. While patrolling the Philippine Sea, on July 30, 1945, the ship is torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine, taking 300 crewmen with it to the bottom of the Philippine Sea, while the rest climb out of the ship and are left stranded at sea for five days without food, water and left among shark-infested waters.

Without any hope for five days, most of the crew are eaten by sharks or die of salt-water poisoning by drinking sea water. On the 5th day, the crew are rescued by an airplane pilot who spots them by chance and calls for a rescue. Only 317 survive the disaster. Looking for a scapegoat for their own negligence, the navy court-martials and convicts Captain McVay for “hazarding his ship by failing to zigzag” despite overwhelming evidence supporting McVay.

I have waited a long time to see this film ,I first became aware of this horrible incident during a viewing of the film “JAWS ” the seminal 1975 film about sharks attacks off of the New England coast . The character of Quint retold the story of the USS Indianapolis in what has become a legendary scene in movie history . The film is a start realistic recounting of the incident and the aftermath of the governments need to blame an innocent man.The cast did a fine job with Cage in the lead . The talents of Tom Sizemore and many others round out the cast .One of my favorite actors turned director Mario Van Peebles did a great job with such a sensitive subject . The movie is available for viewing now on various outlets and we highly suggest it is definitely worth the time .I give it 3 stars out of 5

Photo of the day – Donald Trump

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Donald Trump exiting a restaurant after eating lunch.
 We don’t always get to run into Presidential  candidates but when we do it’s right after they get done eating lunch !  Donald Trump exiting a restaurant after eating lunch in a suburb of Cleveland , Ohio

GHOST -Picture of The Day

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Ghost performed at the Cleveland Masonic Performing Arts Center last night and one of our staff was on hand to capture the excitement

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Avatar Rocks Cleveland

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Cleveland , OH- The  Swedish metal band Avatar did a headlining appearance over the weekend to the delight of fans from far and wide. The World Famous Agora played host to the night of macabre with a complete line up of some of the best and the brightest with Avatar headlining the show . The Feathers and Flesh tour brought over 90 minutes of music and  theatrics  to the packed venue . The hits included ” Regret ” , ” Paint Me Red “,” Fiddlers Farewell ” and many many more . I had the chance to speak with  drummer John Alfredsson one of the founders of the band and asked, did he have a light bulb moment , the moment when a kid see a movie and wants to become and actor  or sees  a  band and wants to play on stage so I asked him if he had one . He stated that after seeing Metallica on Swedish TV  with the S & M  tour video he knew what he wanted to do . I am more that willing to place a wager that he is also some kids light bulb moment and you could not ask for a better inspiration then Avatar. The supports acts were also no lightweights to the scene with One Eyed Doll , Open Your Eyes and Wednesday 13 bringing their own unique vision to the night. A special note to keep an eye for Open Your Eyes, they are going to be huge someday !  Avatar is currently on tour with Avenged Sevenfold so make sure to see them in a city near you !