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Author Archives: Ian Weber

Live Gig Review: Zoinks! A creepy evening with John 5 at the Iridium on 6/11/22

Posted by on June 20, 2022

  It was no regular Saturday the eleventh in Manhattan inside the house that Les built, a two-night takeover of thrills and chills. An evening of unexpected musical surprises presented by John 5. My Saturday started like any other, anytime there is a post-work gig. When it seemed time was short, I came in clutch […]

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Live Gig Review: New York salutes fifty relentless years of Pentagram at Sovereign on 6/10/22

Posted by on June 17, 2022

  When I noticed a small run of six American dates for Pentagram to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary that would include Brooklyn, NY, at Sovereign, I was excited about seeing them. Though there have been more refined doom metal bands over the years like Orange Goblin and Witchcraft, Pentagram defines the roots of doom metal […]

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Concert Calendar (6/13-6/19) | Isn’t It Crazy How Summer’s Almost Here? Allegaeon, Voivod, & more

Posted by on June 13, 2022

Tonight, just soak in seeing your favorite band surrounded by their fans, and be thankful you’re there. We’ve come so far. Wow. So many shows, so much time. Way too cool. Oh yes. Hey now. The summer concert season has started without waiting, and with so many solid live music options staring you all over […]

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Live Gig Review: Another Boogie with Lez Zeppelin at The Brooklyn Bowl on 6/3/22

Posted by on June 7, 2022

  When my friend Alex Kayne mentioned on Facebook that Lez Zeppelin was performing in Brooklyn to honor Led Zeppelin’s timeless double album, Physical Graffiti, there was no way I would want to miss it. Lez Zeppelin rule. I felt that I needed to see such a defining classic rock release again and with a […]

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Concert Calendar (6/6-6/12) | Who Is This That Performs Before Us? Pentagram, John 5, & more

Posted by on June 6, 2022

  Where do I begin? Oh yes. Hey, we’re in June now (don’t forget the sunscreen), which means the summer concert season has officially started. Before summer officially begins, go out and enjoy the season of hopefully not paying a lot of money to see many good shows outside these next few months (they’re going […]

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Live Gig Review: Vio-lence Take Command of (Le) Poisson Rouge on 5/26/22

Posted by on May 31, 2022

  Maryland Deathfest, the largest, heaviest metal festival in the U.S, celebrated a most triumphant return in Baltimore with a lineup that is as impressive as previous years (though 2022 is supposedly the farewell installment). A big surprise came when two of the many featured groups, Vio-lence and Coroner, would team up for five co-headline […]

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Concert Calendar (5/31-6/4) | The Gigs After the BBBQ: Max & Iggor Cavalera, Lez Zeppelin, & more

Posted by on May 31, 2022

    Hey guys, this is a VERY brief intro because there’s a lot – a LOT – of goodness happening! Thank you for supporting this metal news site and for caring about live music, and for allowing your best friend (me) to be your guide to the heaviness. I’m always here for you; just […]

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Concert Calendar (5/24-5/29): From City to City – Carcass, Vio-lence, & more

Posted by on May 23, 2022

  First of all, if you’ve never felt something around people going hard to see a mutual favorite band in concert, then I’m not sure if I trust you. Secondly, what a WEEK for shows. All That Remains, Suicide Silence, Matt Pike, Born of Osiris (!), and Primus (approved by Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee) […]

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Concert Calendar (5/16-5/22) – The Bands And Their Fans: Matt Pike, Primus, & more

Posted by on May 16, 2022

    Hey, metal maniacs! Hope you are having an amazing spring so far. May browsing this easy-to-follow calendar full of great upcoming shows bring excitement to your May and assisted musical guidance to your nights. I know you have a choice where you get your concert listings from, so thank you for choosing this […]

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Concert Calendar (5/10-5/15) | The Metal May-nia Doesn’t Stop: Symphony X, Orange Goblin, & more

Posted by on May 9, 2022

  Now that we’re a year over post-covid peak this month, I’m going to put on my Primus raglan and say that this entire month really increases our chances to attend a show without feeling overly concerned with safety parameters. (May is the one month out of the year that shows pile up, always. It […]

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