Concerts

Concert review: Lord Of The Lost with Scarlet Dorn and Aeverium – Munich

April 12, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Werk, March 30th, 2017 Announced a few months back, the Raining Stars Tour 2017 started out in Munich on March 30th at one of our favorite venues in Munich, the Backstage. I had the pleasure to shoot three amazing bands that night – Scarlet Dorn, Aeverium and Lord Of The Lost. The show started out with Scarlet Dorn, a brand-new act. That night she had her very first live performance and she did a great job. About two years ago Scarlet was discovered during a contest that Lord Of The Lost put on. Chris Harms, vocalist of Lord Of The Lost, and Benjamin Lawrenz from the Chamaeleon studios in Hamburg decided to write and produce a record for the young artist. It took about two years until on March 21st 2017 the first song ‘Heavy Beauty’ was released. Many other people helped with the recording and producing progress. By now there’s a three song EP out that you can download for free here: http://www.scarletdorn.de/ . Second band that night was Aeverium. They [Read More]

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Concert Review: Trivium, Shvpes and SikTh – Munich. Contributed by Alex Bock

March 29, 2017

  Concert review, Trivium, Shvpes and SikTh Munich, Theaterfabrik – March 11th, 2017 It was yet another sold out show I had the pleasure to attend last Saturday. Trivium’s  final tour of Silence In The Snow made a stop in our beautiful town and the place was packed. They brought along two support bands, both from the UK. People were still pouring into the venue when Shvpes from Birmingham entered the stage. Not yet well-known around here, it didn’t take them long to warm up the crowd. Songs like ‘Skins & Bones’ or the title track of their debut album called ‘Pain, Joy, Ecstasy, Despair’ saw to that. Although a band for some years now, their first full-length record wasn’t released until last year October. Even before that though, they already opened up for bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Bullet For My Valentine, Memphis May Fire and Young Guns. They’re also no strangers to festival stages like Download Festival and Slam Dunk. For 2017 Shvpes already announced to play at Rock Am Ring, Rock Im [Read More]

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Concert review: Freedom Call, Eden’s Curse and Veonity. By Alex Bock

February 22, 2017

  Munich, Backstage, Feb. 14th 2017 It was Valentine’s Day and a Tuesday. One might think, probably not the best evening for a live show. BUT…. German Power Metal band Freedom Call have made a stop in Munich during their ‘Master Of Light’ tour and their fans came. As to be expected they didn’t come alone. They brought two bands along on tour with them. First one to play that night were Veonity, a four piece from Vänersborg, Sweden. They started out in 2013 and released their first EP that same year. In early 2015 they released their first full length record, which was followed by their latest effort ‘Into The Void’ in 2016. Just like in Freedom Call their vocalist Sköld also plays guitar, which gives them a vibrant guitar sound. You should definitely check them out, when they come to town. Next on – Eden’s Curse. Based in Glasgow, UK, the members are a mixed bunch of five guys. Only the bassist and drummer are Scottish, their vocalist was born in Serbia, the [Read More]

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David Duchovny delivers stellar performance at Social Hall in San Francisco

February 17, 2017

American singer/songwriter/actor David Duchovny delivered a stellar performance this past week in San Francisco at The Social Hall.  He is out on his Hell or Highwater 2017 Tour and captivates his audience with songs that truly create a connection.  His lyrics are gems and take you on a musical journey. He creates a comfortable familiar vibe among the audience as if he was performing in your living room, he makes the whole room feel that you are all amongst friends. Check out some photos of his set by our Rockin Ryan:   Make sure to check the dates below and catch David out on tour. The passion he brings to the stage is not to be missed. You can pick up his album, Hell or Highwater and his merch by heading over to his website: http://www.davidduchovnymusic.com/ or his merch site: https://www.davidduchovnymerch.com/. Make sure to visit his social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news. Information & Links: Website:  http://www.davidduchovnymusic.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DavidDuchovnyOfficial/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidduchovny Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidduchovny/

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Concert review: Devin Townsend Project, Between The Buried And Me and Leprous. Contributed by Alex Bock

February 17, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Werk, February 10th 2017 It has been a while, two years to be exact, since we had the pleasure of Devin Townsend playing in our beautiful city. When doors opened at 7pm that night, there was a really long queue waiting down the street to get inside. The show wasn’t entirely sold out, but it couldn’t have been many tickets left and by show start those were gone for sure. The venue was pretty packed from the beginning, which gave both support bands, Leprous and Between The Buried And Me, the chance to play for a bigger crowd. Leprous: Between the Buried and Me: Different from last time Devin Townsend played here, there were no big screens with aliens and other strange things on them in the back. It was mostly reduced to the music itself. The Aliens though were still there that evening in the form of hand puppets, which were sold at the merch table. Moving pictures in the back or not, what counts is the music and there was [Read More]

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V² Fan Appreciation Concert is coming up on February 18th at the intimate first class venue, House of Rock!

February 9, 2017

We are less than two weeks away from the V² (pronounced V squared) Fan Appreciation Concert. The concert is set for Saturday, February 18th at the Rock Star University House of Rock which is by far the most impressive of venues that I have ever experienced. Also performing that night will be the all-girl Motley Crue tribute band, Cruella and the show will feature Eddie Trunk as MC. Check out more details on the upcoming show: THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW. Don’t miss it. Bring your kids so they can see the world’s greatest 13 year old rockers perform and witness Rock N Roll history being made right here in Santa Rosa, CA. (Pssst…Eddie Trunk, American music historian, radio personality, talk show host, author, and best known as the host of several hard rock and heavy metal-themed radio and television shows will be attending the show. Eddie is flying all the way out from New Jersey to personally see V Squared perform!) You are going to love the show. General Admission tickets are free of charge [Read More]

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Concert review: The Amity Affliction with Northlane, Stray From The Path and Wage War by Alex Bock

December 19, 2016

  Munich, Backstage Werk, Dec. 16th, 2016 This show closed my concert year 2016 and I have to say, it ended with a blast. A few days before, the show was sold out and the place was really packed, from the beginning. The crowd was obviously into all the bands, although all three opening bands had some sound problems in the beginning. Nevertheless the audience seemingly loved their performances, considering all the crowd-surfers, mosh-pits and circle-pits that happened during their sets. Wage War Stray From the Path Northlane The Amity Affliction were loudly welcomed by the crowd. The audience sang along to every song, knew all the lyrics by heart.  Almost constantly the security guys had to catch crowd-surfers and see to it, that they got out of the pit quickly, so no one gets hurt. The songs they played were mainly taken from their last two records ‘This Could Be Heartbreak’ and ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’. Wise choice probably, because those records really let the band grow over the last years. Set-list: I [Read More]