Posts Tagged ‘review’

MUSHROOMHEAD

mushroomhead at bloomington castle

WORLDS COLLIDE AT THE CASTLE The industrial metal group Mushroomhead filled the Castle Theatre in Bloomington Illinois with a visual and audible assault that most people won’t soon forget.  Their setlist spanned twenty years worth of albums kicking things off with QWERTY from their new album “The Righteous & The Butterfly”, followed by BWOMP off [...]


MAYDAY PARADE

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MAYDAY PARADE’S SO DEVASTATING, IT’S UNNATURAL TOUR SELLS OUT AT THE CASTLE THEATRE Anxious and dedicated fans lined up outside of the Castle Theatre early Sunday morning in anticipation of seeing big-time, alternative band Mayday Parade. The show began with opening acts Divided By Friday, Transit, and We Are The In Crowd.  Each band took [...]


ALICE IN CHAINS

alice in chains at brady theater tulsa

SOLD OUT SHOW AT BRADY THEATER It was an amazing night when legends Alice In Chains played a sold out show at the Brady Theater on the opening night of their new tour.   Anticipation was building as opening band Kongos warmed up the crowd and really got the place rocking with their new hit [...]


HELLYEAH Blood For Blood

hellyeah blood for blood review

BLOOD FOR BLOOD So HELLYEAH has been one of my very favorite bands.  From “You Wouldn’t Know” to “Nausea” this band had it all.  They had the metal world in the palm of their hands.  However, somewhere along the way I feel like they lost themselves.  Well people, crank up your stereo and get ready to [...]


SKILLET at BOK Center

skillet at tulsa bok center

SKILLET ROCKS TULSA! “Who thought Skillet and Third Day would ever tour together” asked Third Day singer Mac Powell when the co-headlinging tour made a stop at the BOK Center in Tulsa.  Presented by Food For The Hungry who help sponsor hungry, less fortunate children all over the world, the tour featured some diverse musical [...]


MINDSET EVOLUTION

mindset evolution peoria illinois

On Friday night the newest concert venue in central Illinois was officially broke in by hometown rockers Mindset Evolution who were the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR festival battle of the bands winner in 2011.  If you have ever seen these guys you know to expect a straight ahead, in your face, high energy rock show.  [...]


BRING ME THE HORIZON at Diamond Ballroom

bring me the horizon oklahoma city diamond ballroom

THE AMERICAN DREAM TOUR Bring Me The Horizon brought The American Dream tour to Oklahoma City for a sold out show at the Diamond Ballroom.  That’s right, SOLD OUT!  The place was packed, the bands were kicking ass and the crowd was insane.  It took four security guards to tackle a guy to the ground [...]


FUEL in Tulsa

fuel at the vanguard tulsa

FUEL ROCKS THE VANGUARD! Have you ever been to a show where you forgot how many hit songs the headlining band had?  That’s EXACTLY how I felt about the Fuel show in Tulsa at The Vanguard.  I could remember hearing almost every song on the radio at one point in time.  The band was tight [...]


BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Catacombs of the Black Vatican

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There are seriously no other bands quite like Black Label Society.  But what else would you expect from a band that features a guitar god like Zakk Wylde?  Their new album “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” follows the hotly successful “Order Of The Black” which was my personal favorite until I heard the new one.  This album [...]


MOTIONLESS IN WHITE

motionless in white at bloomington castle

DEVIL’S NIGHT AT THE CASTLE Motionless In White brought their intense goth/metal show to probably the busiest music venue in southern Illinois, The Castle Theatre in Bloomington.  I talked with some of the fans before the show and found that they had come as far away as southern Indiana just to see this amazing performance [...]


FUEL interview

fuel interview

Interview with Fuel lead singer Brett Scallions before the concert in Tulsa, OK at The Vanguard.  Brett discussed songs from the new album, challenges of being a father in a touring rock band, the writing and recording process for the new album and more.  Concert review & photos here – http://midwestmusicscene.net/fuel


GREEN DEATH

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THE DEATHENING The song that first turned us onto Green Death was the killer 6 minute epic “The Devil’s Hand/Bathed In Black”.  This song has it all – cool intro riff, chugging guitars, catchy melodic chorus and cool breakdowns.  Grab your headphones and give this song a spin and we think you’ll be hooked.  Green [...]


THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

thousand foot krutch and carrie underwood at tulsa bok center

  Tulsa had their Rawkfists high in the air when Winter Jam made it’s yearly stop at the BOK Center.  Modern rock band Thousand Foot Krutch was part of this year’s stellar lineup that also included Colton Dixon and headliner Newsboys.  With tickets only $10 at the door the arena was at capacity and music [...]


Smile Empty Soul at The Vanguard

smile empty soul at the tulsa vanguard

It was a near sold out show for Smile Empty Soul and Hed PE at the Tulsa Vanguard.  The crowd was insane with mosh pits, crowd surfing, and people jumping up on stage with the bands.  The local openers and national act Sunflower Dead did a killer job of amping up the crowd for the [...]


UNPARALLELED HEIGHT

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UNPARALLELED HEIGHT Need some new rock or metal in your life?  Then check out this relatively new band call Unparalleled Height!  They are a hard rock/metal band hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Their unique writing style takes influence from many artists and styles of music and they have been said to be a mix of Avenged [...]


KINGSHIFTER at The Undercurrent

kingshifter at undercurrent tulsa

DOWNIN’ BOOZE AND RAISIN’ HELL! The new album ROCKS!  Kingshifter “live” rocks even harder!  The band killed it at the Undercurrent recently in Tulsa, OK.  I had never seen Kingshifter perform before and let me tell you, I was blown away.  The band took the stage after midnight and in seconds had the crowd on [...]


3 DOORS DOWN at Hard Rock Casino

3 doors down at hard rock casino tulsa

SONGS FROM THE BASEMENT TOUR 3 Doors Down is one band that I will never get tired of seeing live.   They leave it all on the stage every single night.  I have seen them many times and it never gets old!  From the huge drums, perfect guitar tones and lead singer Brad Arnold’s amazing [...]


SCARS OF AMBER

scars of amber review

So there is this new band that you guys HAVE to check out called Scars Of Amber.  The band is based out of Oklahoma City and features some HUGE NAMES like Will Hunt – drummer for bands like Evanescence, Static X, Motley Crüe, Device and Black Label Society!  On guitar is Virus from Dope and [...]


FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – Brady Theater

Five Finger Death Punch at Brady Theater Tulsa

Five Finger!  Death Punch!  Five Finger!  Death Punch!  “And don’t you forget it!!”  lead singer Ivan Moody roared out as a call and answer with the crowd.  The line “And don’t you forget it” has stayed with me as there just isn’t anything else in the world quite like a Five Finger Death Punch show.  [...]


SICK PUPPIES at Cains Ballroom

sick puppies at cains ballroom in tulsa

So there is one thing I have noticed over years of going to concerts.  It is VERY hard to find a three piece band that not only sounds good but can also put on a good show as well.  The Sick Puppies proved me 100% wrong Monday night at Cains Ballroom.  They seriously tore up [...]


Casey Donahew Band with Tyler and the Tribe

casey donahew at cains ballroom tulsa

  Tyler and the Tribe put on one of the best country shows I have seen!  These guys not only had great songs but they were all over the stage with tons of enthusiasm.  They ripped through an hour long set full of songs I could see being huge hits on country radio!  They not [...]


Philip Anselmo & The Illegals at Cain’s Ballroom

philip anselmo at cains ballroom in tulsa

So I have officially come to the conclusion that we don’t NEED a Pantera reunion. Why you ask? Because Philip Anselmo and the Illegals, that’s why! Their live show completely blew me away! Phil is still so killer with his vocal performance and stage presence. This guy stalks the stage in the most angry and [...]


Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

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I was sent over a copy of the new Alice in Chains album “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” yesterday and this has got to be one of the best albums I have heard so far this year!  Everything from Jerry Cantrell’s fretwork and vocals to Sean Kinney’s amazing work behind the drums and William DuVall’s vocals [...]


EVEN THE DOGS at the Vanguard – Tulsa, OK 5/5/13

Even The Dogs

 So I thought I would write a separate review for one of the opening bands for the Fight the Fade show! Even The Dogs is the name of the band and I’m sure you will be hearing that name a lot more in the near future and beyond considering these guys have what it takes [...]