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Starset, Gemini Syndrome, Red Tide Rising: 01/23/2017

Starset Gemini Syndrome Red Tide Rising Vessels Tour 2017 January 23rd, 2017 Marquis Theater Denver, Colorado SOLD OUT

With Starset’s Vessels tour bypassing Omaha, a trip to Denver, the next closest stop, would be in order. Concerts are always better when there’s a road trip though, especially when the concert is at a venue I’ve […]

The Pretty Reckless, Holy White Hounds, Them Evils: Who You Selling For Tour 11-21-2016

The Pretty Reckless Holy White Hounds Them Evils Who You Selling For Tour Omaha, Nebraska Sokol Auditorium November 21st, 2016

Weather delays and illness had caused The Pretty Reckless to cancel 3 of their past 4 Omaha area concerts, but nothing was going to stop the band from taking us to church tonight. Touring in […]

SKOLD, Razorwire Halo: The Undoing Tour 11-08-2016

Skold Razorwire Halo The Undoing Tour November 8th, 2016 The Lookout Lounge Omaha, Nebraska

What a crazy night. Not only would half a billion people be casting their vote in the 2016 Presidential Election, but Tim Skold would be making his Omaha debut. With the way this election was running, I needed a good old […]

Northern Invasion 2016, Day 2

Northern Invasion May 15th, 2016 Somerset Amphitheater Somerset, Wisconsin

1500 miles traveled. 2 days. 42 days bands. 3 stages. 24 hours of rock and metal.

May 15th Main Stage: Disturbed, Korn, Bring Me the Horizon, Seether, Sixx:A.M., Pop Evil, Sevendust 2nd Stage: Ghost, Hellyeah, Saint Asonia, Trivium, Red Sun Rising, Audiotopsy, Silver Snakes 3rd […]

Rockfest Kansas City 05-14-2016

Rockfest 2016 Kansas City, Missouri Liberty Memorial Park May 14th, 2016 Disturbed, Ghost, Seether, Drowning Pool, Escape the Fate, Hellyeah, Like A Storm, Jackyl, Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Saint Asonia, Sevendust, Sixx:A.M., Trivium, The Veer Union

RockFest was unexpected in many ways. I didn’t know what we would find there, but I was surprised […]

Ghost: Popestar Tour 10-05-2016

Ghost Popestar Tour 2016 October 5th, 2016 Paramount Theater Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tonight’s show would be my 4th time seeing Ghost live, my 3rd so far this year. Whether a headlining gig, or a shorter festival set, Ghost had yet to disappoint me with their live show. I had no doubt that tonight’s set would […]

Audiotopsy 09-29-2016

Audiotopsy September 29th, 2016 Shamrock’s Pub & Grill Omaha, Nebraska

For those of you who aren’t away, let’s give you some background on the band. Audiotopsy are an American alternative metal supergroup, consisting of Skrape lead vocalist Billy Keeton, former Mudvayne/Hellyeah guitarist Greg Tribbett, former Mudvayne bass player Perry Stern, and former Mudvayne drummer Matthew […]

Dope, Flaw, Motograter: 09-22-2016

Dope, Flaw, Motograter The Reunion Tour September 22nd, 2016 Sokol Underground Omaha, Nebraska

Dope’s Reunion tour was more than just a few bands getting back together after a few years apart. It was the return of the bands who’s music had helped introduce so many of us to the genre that would shape our lives […]

KORN, Breaking Benjamin, Silver Snakes: 09-25-2016

Korn Breaking Benjamin Silver Snakes The Nocturnal Underground Tour September 25th, 2016 Baxter Arena Omaha, Nebraska

Sometimes it takes a rock concert to remind you how amazing your life is and how lucky you really are. For me, that rock concert would be The Nocturnal Underground Tour’s stop in Omaha. Tonight’s show would be 13th […]

PIG, En Esch: American Excess Tour 09-25-2016

<PIG> En Esch September 25th, 2016 American Excess Tour 2016 Sokol Underground Omaha, Nebraska

Raymond Watts finally returns to Omaha. Watts, the founding and sole member of the post-industrial music project PIG, had taken an extended hiatus after his departure from KMFDM almost a decade ago, leaving many of us wondered if PIG would ever […]

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: 07-17-2012, Bonner Springs, KS

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival July 17th, 2012 Bonner Springs, Kansas Sandstone Amphitheater Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, As I Lay Dying, Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Whitechapel, Dirtfedd, Betraying the Martyrs, Upon a Burning Body, I the Breather

Anyone attending the 2012 Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was expecting a brutal show […]

Slipknot: 11-12-2005, Rockford, Ill

The Subliminal Versus Tour: The Final Volume Rockford, Illinois Rockford Metro Arena November 12, 2005

Setlist: People = Shit Eyeless The Blister Exists Before I Forget Disasterpiece Left Behind Drum Solo Pulse of the Maggots The Heretic Anthem Duality Spit It Out Wait and Bleed (sic) Surfacing

The time had almost reached 9:30pm when the […]

Murderdolls, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie: 10-06-2010, Independence, Mo

Halloween Hootenanny Tour Murderdolls, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie October 6th, 2010 Independence Event Center Independence, Missouri

The arena’s lights were shut off around a quarter of ten. This was all it took for the crowd to errupt into screams. Peircings the enamorous screams were the chords of Sawdust In the Blood. The intro for Educated […]

The Birthday Massacre: 08-21-2010‏, Omaha, Ne

The Birthday Massacre August 21st, 2010 Sokol Underground Omaha, Nebraska The Spectacular Massacre Tour

Figuring out how to start reviews is always a pain. Do I tell you about my short chat with Rhim about The Birthday Massacre going out with Otep? Or the amazing interview we did with Rainbow and Chibi about the […]

Uproar Festival 08-20-2010

Uproar Festival August 20th, 2010 Council Bluffs, Iowa Westfair Amphitheater

Parking was a breeze. Entry was a snap. This festival was running like a finely tuned machine. The vendors were set up at perfect locations and many of the 2nd stage bands were running their own merch booths. Even the autograph sessions with the […]