Michael Sweet Concert Photo Gallery

Michael Sweet
October 24, 2015
Twisted Spoke Saloon Pekin, Illinois

                                

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet

Enter to Win Tickets to Marianas Trench

Enter to Win The Hey You Guys!! Tour Tickets Sweepstakes

Marianas Trench with Secret Someones

Enter for a chance to win a signed drumhead and

a pair of tickets to the Hey You Guys!! tour

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Click for a chance to win a Marianas Trench signed drumhead and two tickets

 

Marianas Trench album “Astoria” out October 23, 2015.

Click here to listen and get it on iTunes

Gemini Syndrome Interview

Gemini Syndrome Interview

We sat down with vocalist, Aaron Nordstrom and bassist, Alessandro AP Paveri of Gemini Syndrome. Their soft-spoken demeanor belies their metal appearances. AP with tattoos covering most of his body including his face. Aaron with his dreadlocks and piercings. During suicide prevention month we talked about the meaning behind their song “Mourning Star”. We also discussed Albinism and what bands they were fans of including the classics to the new bands.

                                

Born Cages Interview

Born Cages Interview
Vans Warped Tour 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
                                

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Pvris Photo Gallery – Warped Tour 2015

Pvris
July 28, 2015
Marcus Ampitheatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin

                                

Pvris

Pvris

Lynn Gunn Pvris

Lynn Gunn of Pvris

Lynn Gunn Pvris

Lynn Gunn of Pvris

Alex Babinski of Pvris

Alex Babinski of Pvris

Justin Nace of Pvris

Justin Nace of Pvris

Lynn Gunn Pvris

Lynn Gunn of Pvris

Lynn Gunn Pvris

Lynn Gunn of Pvris

Justin Nace of Pvris

Justin Nace of Pvris

Lynn Gunn Pvris

Lynn Gunn of Pvris

Lynn Gunn Pvris

Lynn Gunn of Pvris

Lynn Gunn Pvris

Lynn Gunn of Pvris

Alex Babinski of Pvris

Alex Babinski of Pvris

Lynn Gunn Pvris

Lynn Gunn of Pvris

Kaya Stewart Interview

Kaya Stewart Interview
Vans Warped Tour 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
                                

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Deadships Interview

Deadships Interview
Vans Warped Tour 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
                                

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Mallory Knox Interview Warped Tour 2015

Mallory Knox Interview
Vans Warped Tour 2015
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
                                

Best Rock List interview with Mikey Chapman of Mallory Knox.

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Crossfaith Interview Warped Tour 2015

Crossfaith Interview
Vans Warped Tour 2015
Chicago, Illinois
                                

Best Rock List interview with Kenta Koie, HIroki Ikegawa, and Tatsuya Amano of Crossfaith.

Crossfaith’s new album XENO comes out September 18th.

Breaking Benjamin Photo Gallery

Breaking Benjamin
U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, Illinois
July 21, 2015

                                

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Jasen Rauch of Breaking Benjamin

Jasen Rauch of Breaking Benjamin

Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin

Keith Wallen of Breaking Benjamin

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Jasen Rauch of Breaking Benjamin

Jasen Rauch of Breaking Benjamin

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Shaun Foist of Breaking Benjamin

Shaun Foist of Breaking Benjamin

Aaron Bruch of Breaking Benjamin

Aaron Bruch of Breaking Benjamin

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin

Fit For Rivals Concert Photos

Fit For Rivals
Donnie’s Homespun Republic, Springfield Illinois
July 15, 2015

                                

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Dorman Pantfoeder of Fit For Rivals

Dorman Pantfoeder of Fit For Rivals

Eli Clark of Fit For Rivals

Eli Clark of Fit For Rivals

Fit For Rivals band

Fit For Rivals band

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Renee Phoenix of Fit For Rivals

Doyle with Mushroomhead Concert Review

Doyle with Mushroomhead Concert Review

~Mojoe’s Joliet, Illinois

Mojoe’s embraces metal and hardcore music and is a venue for the fans to get up close and personal with the artists.  Mushroomhead continues to tour in the small venues and have gained a huge following by being accessible to their fans.  Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein who has been in the industry for over thirty years has gained an impressive following as well.  He started his career with the Misfits, created bands like Gorgeous Frankenstein, and now transitioned to the self-named band DOYLE.  The fans at this show spanned ten to sixty because of the lengthy careers of both Doyle and Mushroomhead.

The opening bands were heavy and are a testament to metal music thriving in this country.   In today’s radio market, it takes a lot more work to gain a fan base than rock or pop bands.  Social media tries to connect bands to fans but really live shows are the best way to connect the bands to their fans.  Here is another way that Mojoe’s supports metal by getting local bands to open for nationally touring bands.

 

Consume The Divide

Consume The Divide

Consume The Divide was first band to take the stage.  They had a short but impressive set.  The band is based out of Chicago, Illinois.  If you like Machine Head and Dope, you should check out Consume The Divide.

https://www.facebook.com/consumethedivide

Psychopathic Daze

Psychopathic Daze

Psychopathic Daze from Chicago was next.  They were brutal metal similar to Suicide Silence or Chimaira.  Their set was phenomenal.  The crowd loved almost every song.  Their energy got the pit going.  A tempo perfect for a savage pit.  The more mature people had to be upstairs or step away from this pit.

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The third opener was With Our Arms To The Sun, a band out of Sedona, Arizona.  They are self-described as a cinematic experimental music.  Vocals are sparse in their set and they seemed to play a slower, methodical tempo.

http://www.withourarmstothesun.com/

Finally, DOYLE got to the stage.  The band consists of vocalist, Alex ‘Wolfman’ Story, also of Cancerslug, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, formerly of the Misfits, touring bassist, Die Trich Thrall, also of Beauty In The Suffering, and touring drummer, Anthony ‘Tiny’ Biuso.  The guys dwarfed the tiny stage at Mojoe’s, especially the larger than life Doyle.   Doyle WVF definitely speaks softly but carries a big f☠cking axe.  His guitar is a custom designed Rand Annihilator.

The band’s sound is rooted in punk but the sound is definitely thrash metal.  Their set consisted of Dreaming Dead Girls, Cemetarysexxx off of the “Abominator” album.  They also graced the fans with Misfits’ tracks.  Despite the small setting, Alex Story ripped it up by moving around on the stage, cutting himself to bleed, and writhing on the floor during the performance.   The bleeding is explained on Cancerslug’s website:

“Alex is always very spontaneous live. He has been known to use knives, broken bottles, ripped beer cans, or other items to open his flesh during performances. He views it as a nod to shamans, medicine men, and voodoo priests who believed that blood must be spilled in order to commune with the old gods of the spirit world.”

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The fans loved the energy that DOYLE brought.  Some were there exclusively to see DOYLE.  We got to speak to Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein before their set and tasted the hot sauce they were selling.  Best Rock List also got to meet the newest member of the tour, a Chihuahua named Brutal.


Mushroomhead started the evening with Qwerty.  The water toms had cherub angels, crucifixes, and bible pages for this tour.  Getting all nine members onto the tiny stage was a feat at Mojoe’s.  That is part of the experience of a Mushroomhead show.  The smaller the venue, the wetter you get from the water drums.  The band was formed in 1993 and hails from Cleveland, Ohio.  That math is over twenty years doing what they are doing today.  Their set also contained Solitaire/Unraveling and Kill Tomorrow and Our Apologies.  Robert Diablo took to the crowd and did some surfing.

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The tour continues.  You can see all the dates here.

 

Pop Evil Photo Gallery Uproar

Pop Evil Photo Gallery  Rockstar Uproar  ~Peru, Illinois

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Matt Dirito of Pop Evil

Matt Dirito of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Joshua Chachi Marunde of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Nick Fueling of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Joshua Chachi Marunde of Pop Evil

 

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Matt Dirito of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Leigh Kakaty of Pop Evil

Fans at Uproar during Pop Evil