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Concert Gallery: Godsmack at Mayhem Festival at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA

July 29, 2011 by  
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We can only imagine that the Godsmack guys had the July 22nd Mayhem date marked on their calendar from day one, nothing beats a hometown crowd!  It has been awhile since New England has seen Godsmack on stage since Sully has been busy with his solo tour so I think everyone was excited for the show. 

They rocked their 11 song set chock full of hits starting straight out of the gates with “Cryin’ Like a Bitch” and wrapping up the night with “I Stand Alone”.

TWRY photographer Jamie Ivins was on hand to capture it all, check out his gallery of Godsmack’s set below!  Mayhem Festival continues through mid August.  Check out their website for remaining dates and ticket info! 

2011 Mayhem Festival
July 22, 2011
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by: Jamie Ivins

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MUTEMATH Announce “Odd Soul Introduction Tour” To Kick Off In September‏

July 28, 2011 by  
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MUTEMATH have announced that they will launch the Odd Soul Introduction Tour this fall. The tour finds the band unveiling songs from their upcoming new album, Odd Soul, which will be released on October 4th. 

The Odd Soul Introduction Tour kicks off on September 7th and concludes with a homecoming show in New Orleans on October 21st. The tour revisits intimate venues to provide fans with a unique opportunity to see MUTEMATH up close in many of the clubs they first performed at when starting out nearly seven years ago. A pre-sale for a VIP Package (which includes tickets, a physical and digital copy of Odd Soul, and a digital download of the track “Blood Pressure”) has already begun. Regular tickets go on sale to the public on August 5th. Prior to September 7th, MUTEMATH will perform a few select special dates in August. Visit for more details. All upcoming tour dates are listed below.

MUTEMATH Tour Dates:
08/06 Tulsa, OK Brady District Block Party
08/13 Tokyo, JAPAN Summer Sonic Festival
08/14 Osaka, JAPAN Summer Sonic Festival
08/16 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (sold-out)
08/20 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
08/25 New York, NY Mercury Lounge (sold-out)
09/07 Charleston, SC The Pour House
09/08 Greenville, SC The Handlebar
09/09 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
09/10 Athens, GA 40 Watt
09/12 Raleigh, NC The Pour House
09/13 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
09/15 Richmond, VA Canal Club
09/16 Charlottesville, VA The Southern
09/17 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft
09/18 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
09/20 Providence, RI The Met
09/22 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
09/23 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
09/24 Albany, NY Pearl Palooza (WEQX)
09/25 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
09/27 Ann Arbor, MI The Blind Pig
09/29 Lansing, MI The Loft
09/30 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Bar
10/01 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville, Mews
10/02 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
10/07 Oklahoma, City, OK The Conservatory
10/08 Waco, TX Common Ground
10/09 San Antonio, TX Endless Music
10/11 Little Rock, AK Revolution Music Room
10/12 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
10/14 Baton Rough, LA Chelsea’s
10/16 Pensacola, FL Deluna Fest
10/17 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
10/19 Knoxville, TN The Square Room
10/20 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
10/21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks

John Mellencamp Announces Fall Tour Dates

July 28, 2011 by  
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John Mellencamp has announced a new leg for his No Better Than This Tour, that will take place this fall. The new leg includes performances set this coming October and November in Eastern, Southern and Midwestern markets in the U.S. and Canada.

The 17-date tour begins on October 25 at Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theater and will be making a stop in Savannah, GA at the Johnny Mercer Theater on November 11. Check out the full list of dates below.

John Mellencamp Tour Dates:

25 – Boston, MA – Citi Performing Arts Center/Wang Theatre
27 – Montreal, QC – Place des Arts
28 – London, ON – Centennial Hall
29 – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place Theatre
1 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall
2 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre
4 – Reading, PA – Sovereign Performing Arts Center
5 – Newark, NJ – New Jersey Performing Arts Center
6 – Greensboro, NC – War Memorial Auditorium
9 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
11 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre
12 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Auditorium
13 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace Theatre**
15 – Green Bay, WI – Weidner Center For the Performing Arts
16 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
18 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center
19 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall

Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Shows

July 28, 2011 by  
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In honor of their 30th anniversary Metallica has announced four special shows for their fan club members.  The band will invade the Fillmore in San Francisco on December 5, 7, 9, and 10th.  According to the band, the intimate shows will include special guests, different set lists each night and rarities.  You can read all about it straight from the horses mouth below:


Thirty years of Metallica… can you believe it? We think it’s cause for a major celebration! You’ve been asking for a while now “just what the hell are you going to do to mark 30 years as a band?” closely followed by “why don’t we have more exclusive shows for Fan Club members?” We’ve heard you loud and clear and are beyond psyched to announce that the week of December 5, 2011 will be a full on Metallica week in the Bay Area, more specifically we will be playing four shows for Met Club members only at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco on December 5, 7, 9, and 10 to celebrate our 30th anniversary. These unique shows will include special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists, odds and ends, and all the nutty stuff you expect from Metallica… fun for the entire family! Come to the Bay Area and spend the week with us to not only close out 2011 out with a bang, but to celebrate over three decades worth of craziness.

Participate in the entire week of festivities with special four pack tickets (one ticket for each of the four shows) and automatic entry into the contests for various other special events, available for the clever price of $19.81 (get it??). If you can’t join us for the full week, we’ll have individual show tickets too and as you can see we’re going back to early ’80’s ticket pricing (but not the hair!)… single show tickets will be just $6.00 each. Both four packs and individual show tickets will be available for Fan Club members only through a reservation system and we do have to add facility fees, blah, blah. Clubbers can log in for all the details… we’re taking reservations through August 8.

Hope to see you for a week of madness in December!


Concert Gallery: Megadeth at Mayhem Festival at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA

July 28, 2011 by  
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Mayhem Fest stampeded its way into the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA on July 22 for what would prove to be a long sweaty day of metal and mosh pits.  With the weather hitting record temperatures by the time Megadeth hit the stage, their song “Sweating Bullets” seemed fitting!

Headlining the show with Disturbed and hometown boys Godsmack, Megadeth proved to be one of the crowd favorites of the evening.   With Dave Mustaine’s signature red swirling mane,  Dave Ellefson’s devil horns high in the air and Chris Broderick bouncing from one side of the stage to the other , it was as hot on the stage as it was off. 

The only downfall of playing as part of an epic bill like Mayhem Fest is that each band doesn’t get to play as long as the crowd would probably like but it’s a fair trade off for a full day of metal that Mayhem delivers.    Megadeth made the most of their set powering through classics like “Hangar 18”, “Symphony of Destruction” and “Peace Sells”.

TWRY photographer Jamie Ivins was on hand to capture it all, check out his gallery of Megadeth’s set below!  Mayhem Festival continues through mid August.  Check out their website for remaining dates and ticket info! 

2011 Mayhem Festival
July 22, 2011
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by: Jamie Ivins

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The Airborne Toxic Event Announce World Tour Dates & Tonight Show Appearance

July 27, 2011 by  
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The Airborne Toxic Event have announced dates for their world tour today. The tour finds the band playing  shows in both the U.S. and Europe for the remainder of 2011 bringing their live act from Anchorage to Amsterdam. Their hometown show in Los Angeles will be in front of an audience of 6,000 at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Check out the full run of dates below.
In addition to the live show, the band will be performing on NBC’s The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Friday, September 30th.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

US: Fri Jul 29 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theater
Sat Jul 30 – Syracuse, NY – Krockathon
Sun Jul 31 – Rochester, NY – Bonzai 2011
Tue Aug 2 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Wed Aug 3 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights
Thu Aug 4 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
Fri Aug 5 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met
Sat Aug 6 – Philadelphia, PA – 104.5 Free Summer Block Party

V FESTIVAL: Sat Aug 20 – Chelmsford, UK – V Festival – Union Arena

Sun Aug 21 – Stafford, UK – V Festival – Union Arena
Fri Aug 26 – Del Mar, CA – Del Mar Race Track

US: Thu Sep 1 – Anchorage, AK – Bear Tooth Theater
Sun Sep 18 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sun Oct 9 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Mon Oct 10 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Wed Oct 12 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Thu Oct 13 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
Fri Oct 14 – New Orleans, LA – Howlin Wolf
Sun Oct 16 – Pensacola, FL – DeLuna Fest
Fri Oct 21 – San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
Sun Oct 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre

EUROPE: Wed Oct 26 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
Thu Oct 27 – Berlin, Germany – The Frannz Club
Fri Oct 28 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg
Sun Oct 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefährlich
Mon Oct 31 – Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
Tue Nov 1 – Munich, Germany – Muffathalle
Thu Nov 3 – Birmingham, UK – HMV Library
Fri Nov 4 – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
Sat Nov 5 – London, UK – Shephards Bush Empire
Sun Nov 6 – Dublin, IRE – Academy
Mon Nov 7 – Glasgow, Scotland – Arches

US: Wed Nov 9 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Thu Nov 10 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Fri Nov 11 – Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club
Sat Nov 12 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Sun Nov 13 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Tue Nov 15 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
Thu Nov 17 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
Fri Nov 18 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sat Nov 19 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
Tue Nov 22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Wed Nov 23 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Sun Nov 27 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
Tue Nov 29 – Tampa, FL – Ritz
Wed Nov 30 – Orlando, FL – Beacham Theater
Wed Dec 7 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater

Lyric Video: Cobra Starship / #1 Nite

July 27, 2011 by  
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Cobra Starship has released a lyric video for ‘#1Nite,’ the latest track off of their forthcoming album Night Shades.  The digital single for ‘#1Nite’ is now available exclusively on iTunes and you can check out the video below. 

Cobra Starship are also set to headline New York City’s Terminal 5 on September 9th in celebration of Fueled By Ramen’s 15th anniversary, tickets for which are on sale now.

Night Shades arrives everywhere on August 30th and pre-orders are currently available at the Fueled By Ramen web store.

KMFDM Announce August Tour Run

July 27, 2011 by  
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KMFDM have announced plans to embark on their first North American tour since the April release of WTF?! on Metropolis Records.

Joining KMFDM on the WTF?! tour are Army of the Universe, 16Volt (Aug. 3 to 14 only) and Human Factors Lab.  Army of the Universe, an Italian industrial duo, recently released their debut album Mother Ignorance on Metropolis Records.   The band features European DJ Albert Vorne aka Trebla.  Chris Vrenna (Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM), will join Army of the Universe for a handful of dates (noted below).   
KMFDM WTF?! tour dates:

August 3 Seattle, WA El Corazon
4 Portland, OR Wonder Ball
5 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
6 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim
7 San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern
8 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan*
10 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
12 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
13 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
14 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
15 Detroit, MI The Crofoot
16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
17 Boston, MA Royale*
18 New York, NY Irving Plaza*
19 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts*
20 Baltimore, MD Recher Theater*
21 Cincinnati, OH Radiodown
24 Salt Lake City, UT Complex
25 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
26 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
27 Victoria, BC Sugar Nightclub

* = Chris Vrenna joins Army of the Universe

Concert Gallery: Michelle Branch at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA

July 27, 2011 by  
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Michelle Branch is back!

 Her new album West Coast Time is set for a September release and Branch is calling the album a “return to her pop/rock roots”!   The sparkling songstress is currently out on tour with Goo Goo Dolls road testing some of the new material and dazzling the crowd with her collection of songs new and old. 

The first single “Loud Music” was released in June and when she started to play the song live the crowd showed their approval via a loud wave of applause! 

Check out our gallery of photos from Michelle’s Boston performance below.

Michelle Branch
July 19, 2011
Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Taki Sassaris of Eve To Adam

July 27, 2011 by  
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Eve To Adam are the true epitome of rock – never afraid to risk it all for their craft, they’ve had their share of ups and downs throughout their career but when it comes down to the music, they’ve stayed true to themselves and really, what’s more rock and roll than that?

 The band (Brothers Taki Sassaris on vocals and Alex Sassaris on drums, Gaurav Bali on guitar and newcomer Eric Bergmann on bass) is back with new management and a whole new energy surrounding their new album Banquet For a Starving Dog, due out on September 13th of this year.   The songs are honest, gritty, and if you don’t watch out, they’ll step right out and grab your soul. Fans have embraced the first single “Run Your Mouth” with open arms and the band has taken to the streets to test drive their new material on a current tour run with Saving Abel.

I recently caught up with frontman Taki Sassaris to talk about what’s been going on with the band, the making of the new album, and his hopes for the future of Eve To Adam.

Interviewed by:  Mary Ouellette

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