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Concert Gallery: Evanescence at The Palladium in Worcester, MA

November 10, 2011 by  
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Evanescence
October 28, 2011
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: The Pretty Reckless at The Palladium in Worcester, MA

November 1, 2011 by  
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The Pretty Reckless
October 28, 2011
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: Every Time I Die at The Palladium in Worcester, MA

October 27, 2011 by  
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Every Time I Die
October 21, 2011
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by:  Jamie Ivins

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Concert Gallery: GWAR at The Palladium in Worcester, MA

October 26, 2011 by  
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GWAR
October 21, 2011
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by:  Jamie Ivins

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Concert Review: Opeth at the Palladium in Worcester, MA

September 21, 2011 by  
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Opeth
The Palladium
Worcester, MA
September 19, 2011

Rating: ★★★★★ 


Reviewed by:  Brian Cross
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Concert Gallery: North American Khaos Tour at The Palladium in Worcester, MA

September 16, 2011 by  
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Last week we brought you our full review from the recent stop on the North American Khaos Tour.  Read it here

Now check out our gallery of photos from the show below.

North American Khaos Tour
Featuring: Arch Enemy, DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch & Chthonic
September 9, 2011
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by:  Diana Guay

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Concert Review: Arch Enemy, DevilDriver & Skeletonwitch at the Palladium in Worcester, MA

September 13, 2011 by  
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Arch Enemy, DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch & Chthonic
The Palladium
Worcester, MA
September 9, 2011

Rating: ★★★★☆ 


Reviewed by:  Brian Cross
Photos by: Diana Guay

Three days into the North American Khaos tour, Arch Enemy and friends hit the Palladium in Worcester, MA, on September 10, 2011.

Kicking off the night was Chthonic. The Taiwanese black metallers are a force to be reckoned with, capturing the crowd’s attention and keeping it throughout their performance. Aside from playing blistering metal influenced by classical Taiwanese music, Chthonic stands out due to their use of the erhu. The instrument is practically unheard of in extreme metal, but Chthonic melds it so well into their music and live performances that it feels like the erhu has always been there. Removing it would gut their sound! It should be noted that most male fans’ eyes were glued to the lovely bassist Doris Yeh during the set. She’s not just a pretty face, though; Yeh’s technical playing is truly impressive.

Skeletonwitch hit the stage next. The Ohio-based band brought their blend of blackened death metal and thrash to the forefront, whipping the pits into a frenzy. Their new record Forever Abomination hits next month, and fans got a taste of it with the new song “Reduced to the Failure of Prayer.” The rest of the cuts were evenly split between their previous albums Beyond the Permafrost and Breathing the Fire, with riffs that likely got stuck in everyone’s ears for days. Skeletonwitch’s energy didn’t waver for a moment, and that’s exactly what the crowd needed. There’s no such thing as a “slow” Skeletonwitch song, but would a crowd of extreme metal fans really want it any other way?

Capping the opening acts was DevilDriver. They were supporting their most recent release, Beast, and that’s a pretty accurate assessment of their live shows. Their hard-edged metalcore resulted in the most violent pits of the night so far, and the band’s earthshaking riffs throbbed through the floor like an army on the march. Frontman Dez Fafara took every opportunity to rile up the crowd, and the floor population swelled to epic proportions in no time. Of course, the real highlight of DevilDriver’s performance was Fafara ripping into the hardcore dancers for ruining others’ fun in the mosh pit. Serves ‘em right.

When Arch Enemy finally made their appearance, the venue was packed to the walls with eager fans ready to do some damage. One of their songs may be titled “No Gods, No Masters,” but Arch Enemy qualify as both in the realm of melodic death metal. Accompanied by a huge video screen displaying wartime footage, calls for revolution, and music video segments, the band absolutely killed. Paired up with complex yet catchy guitar attacks, vocalist Angela Gossow brings a passion to the music that few other growlers can match. Most of the setlist came from Arch Enemy’s latest album Khaos Legions, with standouts like “Bloodstained Cross” and “Yesterday is Dead and Gone.” For longtime fans, plenty of stone cold classics like “Ravenous” and “Dark Insanity” were thrown in for good measure, along with the scorching “Nemesis” as an encore.

Arch Enemy and their unholy trio of openers made this a night to remember. There’s plenty of dates left on the North American Khaos tour, so don’t miss out!

American Khaos Tour Dates:

Sep. 12 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
Sep. 13 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Sep. 14 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
Sep. 17 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Center
Sep. 19 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
Sep. 20 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
Sep. 22 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Sep. 23 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
Sep. 24 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Sep. 26 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Center
Sep. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre
Sep. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
Sep. 30 – Albuquerque, NM – The Sunshine
Oct. 01 – Denver, CO – The Gothic
Oct. 03 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Oct. 04 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues

 


Concert Gallery: Bootsy Collins at The Palladium in Worcester, MA

July 4, 2011 by  
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Bootsy Collins is not a man who holds back. and if you need any proof, look no further than his live show.  With at least 13 people on stage at any given time and several wardrobe changes with enough sequins to clothe The Rockettes,  Bootsy brought his blend of bass-slapping, groovalicious, funkadelic to The Palladium in Worcester, MA on June 29, 2011.

People who attended obviously knew that their ticket to the show was a VIP card to the hottest party in town and that’s exactly what the show was from start to finish – a party for the ears, eyes and soul.  Bootsy hit the stage with a smile so wide he had to wear shades – star bespeckled shades of course!  Drawing inspiration from his jaw-dropping outfits, concert-goers showed off their best Booty impressions with hats, sunglasses and shiny fancypants galore.

With his star shaped bass Bootsy pounded out the funk with his supporting cast of guitar aces, trombone players, keyboard players, and backup singers a plenty.  While Bootsy was the main attraction, everyone had their chance to shine from Jimi Hendrix salutes to sing-a-long songs, it was a truly interactive affair.

Collins started his career in the late 60s with James Brown and then in the 70s with Parliament Funkadelic.  It’s not hard to see why he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, his spirit oozes all that is right in the music industry these days – a raw passion for delivering live music, a childlike spirit that is nothing short of infectious and of course…who could forget those duds!

Check out our gallery from the show below!

Bootsy Collins
June 29, 2011
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: Black Stone Cherry at The Palladium in Worcester, MA

May 23, 2011 by  
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Black Stone Cherry’s new album Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea comes out on May 31st.  Fans who have seen them live over the past month (out on tour with Alter Bridge) have been treated to live versions of many of the new songs.  We were able to check them out last week and all we can say is – Kentucky!  You know how to rock!  One of the highlights for us was the first single from the new album “White Trash Millionaire”.

The new album was recorded with super producer Howard Benson and the band sums it up as “the summation of a year in the life of the band—every emotion, triumph, loss, romance and everything in between.” 

Check out our gallery from their Worcester, MA stop below.

Black Stone Cherry
May 17, 2011
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: Alter Bridge at The Palladium in Worcester, MA

May 19, 2011 by  
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Alter Bridge was smack dab in the middle of their Spring headlining run when they brought the rock to The Palladium in Worcester, MA on May 17th.   The band is touring in support of their latest album AB III released in November. (You can read our 5 star review of it here!)  We were excited to catch Myles with Alter Bridge as the last time he was in town was with Slash – that guy gets around!

The band came out of the gates strong and the crowd, even stronger.  There was one funny little part during the show when Myles maaaayyybe forgot a lyric but hey it happens to the best of us and the crowd had his back all the way.  I think we can blame it on the sub-zero temperatures (at least it felt that cold) in May! 

Check out our past interview with Myles here and our gallery from the show below.

Alter Bridge
May 17, 2011
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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