September 11, 2016
The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
Reviewed by: Jeff Palmucci
Billy Talent played the Sinclair last week, to a respectably crowded house for a Sunday night. These guys are another band that I fell into through Spotify. I’ve written about this before, but sometimes it’s just spooky how their recommender system can pick music out of the air they know I will like. (Had to give them a shout out, because this is what I do for my day job.) Read more
Reviewed by: B. Cross
I knew Nightwish was a big draw, but I’d never seen a show as packed as this one. When we arrived, we were greeted with the longest waiting line I’d ever seen. It snaked around the entire block, then back into the parking lot, where it curled around itself again. I spent most of the time wondering just how in the seven hells everyone was going to fit inside the venue, let alone how long it would take to reach the door. Much to my surprise, we only waited in line for less than an hour. Kudos to the Palladium staff for getting everyone into the building quickly and safely. Read more
November 29, 2014
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by: Jeff Palmucci
It’s been a year of change for Queensryche. From the exit of vocalist Geoff Tate and the addition of Todd LaTorre to their latest self-titled release reaching No. 23 on the Billboard 200, Queensryche has reinvented themselves.
We recently caught up with guitarist Michael Wilton to talk about the whirlwind of a year it has been and what the future holds for the rockers.
Interviewed by: Roger Scales
Your S/T record was released in June and the response from the fans in the US especially has been overwhelming. You charted #23 on Billboard and most critics have been extremely favorable in reviewing the record. I believe the public has more than accepted vocalist Todd LaTorre into the band and the crowds are feeding off this positive energy that was enveloped and surround Queensryche at this time. Do you agree?
Yes. It’s evident with the release of our album the reviews have been totally positive. It’s encouraging to read what the magazines and online sites are saying but what’s great is what we have heard from the fans. That’s the ultimate approval that we look for. We also appreciate what our peers are saying as well. Other bands seem to have really accepted our direction with the addition of Todd as well. Read more
Reviewed by: Roger Scales
KISS has taken their “Hottest Show On Earth” Tour on the road. You can view a full listing of tour dates here. Check out our photo gallery from their show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA below.
August 7, 2010
Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette
Bank of America Pavilion
July 26, 2010
Reviewed by: Sally Feller
Our video of the week is the latest single from Drowning Pool – “Turn So Cold”. The tune is off of their current self-titled album, out now on Eleven Seven Music. Check it out below:
On August 3 Buckcherry will unleash their latest studio release “All Night Long” which is a return to their signature sound of in your face, raunchy rock with no apologies. The title track gets the party started with what will undoubtedly be adopted as the anthem to many summers of 2010.
A decade into their career, Buckcherry’s longevity can largely be attributed to their steadfast approach of churning out straight up rock and roll minus the bells and whistles. Often referring to themselves a “what you see is what you get” kind of band, it’s that rock n’ roll attitude that has made them a favorite among rock n’ roll purists.
A healthy mix of rockers and ballads “All Night Long” has a little something for everyone – including a good cause. The band lyrically tweaked the tune “Our World” to offer it up as a charitable download to help those suffering in the wake of the recent oil disaster.
In an industry that is inundated with “the next best thing” it’s always nice to have a band you can depend on – and Buckcherry gives us just that. Without trying to reinvent the wheel the band consistently delivers on “All Night Long” with a great rock album from start to finish.
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette
Reviewed by: Sally Feller