Total Destruction In Columbus

Alrosa Villa/Saturday March 22 It was a night of old school thrash metal globalization with a little taste of power courtesy of Germany, Brazil, North Carolina, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus. Ohio’s local caliber began with the band formally known as The Harrowing from Missouri. Germany brought us Sodom and that night Cincinnati brought us Gomorrah […]

Brick & Mortar Release the Bangs!

  Brick and Mortar are one of the few bands that conjure up images of carousels and cocaine. This comparison formed from their unique sound of combining snappy drumming, with modern pop, rock and a sound borrowing from the psychedelic ingredients of the 60’s. The two piece indie-outfit started in Asbury Park NJ adding smooth […]

Feel Never Real Delivers Rock Rebel Gold

Started in 2004 by Tim Jones, Mathew Cass, and Shea Lange, Feel Never Real takes hard driving melodic rock into fresh, unpredictable territory and litters it with elements from numerous musical genres. The songs, memorable and emotionally rich are added to by their eclectic personalities and incredible passion for the material they create and play […]

John Taglieri Brings Southern Paradise

John Taglieri has released 11 albums on his own terms, a DIY lifer so to speak.  Taglieri released his eleventh effort Southern Paradise mid last year. The six-song EP showcased brand new songs that are upbeat sing-a-longs reflecting his life at the moment. Spending a lot of time in Key West as well as traveling, […]

Shamrock Athletic Club Host Benefit for East End Community Services

  Safe, engaged neighborhoods, stable, employed families and successful youth. Those are the goals and objectives of East End Community Services, www.east-end.org, a nonprofit organization formed in 1998 to help meet the needs of people living in East Dayton. They provide programs as part of a neighborhood transformation to help children, teenagers, adults, and the […]

King Parrot Will Bite Your Head Off

Youngy, Mr. White, Squiz, Slatts and Skitz have come from Australia to kick ass and Bite Your Head Off with thrash, grind and old school punk at hardcore volume with genre smashing speed and aggression, giving new meaning to Parrot Head. The five piece Melbourne medley play extreme music that’s uniquely Australian with their energy, […]

Revolver’s Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour Columbus

Friday February 28th The Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock according to Revolver Magazine soared into Columbus via Columbus Events Group, the Alrosa Staff, 99.7 The Blitz, Revolver staff and The Shrunken Heads co-owner and Azoic singer Kristy Venrick with a parking lot full of people following them in. Cilver, Eyes Set to Kill, Lacuna Coil, […]

One-Releases Debut Worlds Collide on Pavement Entertainment

Montreal’s hard rock trio One signed with Pavement Entertainment in 2013 after their last tour. Worlds Collide, due April 1st, is their first release on PE with a North American tour to follow. Three records, they’re first two Never Say Never and Dirty Valentine independently released, two awards, 500 plus shows, several video’s and member […]

Alrosa Villa Host Amplified Awareness II Benefit

   Saturday February 7th, the second annual benefit fundraiser raising awareness for children with Autism and Tourette Syndrome was held at Alrosa Villa  in association with the Make It Fit Foundation www.makeitfit.org and the Iron Brothers of Ohio. Last year’s inaugural show featured Loboz, Fat Dog and Jasmine Cain. This year the sultry, bass-hammering songstress […]

The Underground Hosts 2013 Battle of the Bands Finale

   Saturday February 1, The Underground in Cincinnati held the finale for the 2013 Battle of the Bands featuring The Monument, The Dugongs, War of Change and Self-ish. Each band was one of 30 to enter and wage musical war on stage to earn the grand prize, a check for $3000 and a UG Studios […]

Ben Draiman The Past Is Not Far Behind

      Born and raised in Chicago Ben Draiman has been a singer-songwriter and pianist since age 13. Music’s in the family as his older brother David’s the voice of hard rock arena filler Disturbed and techno-metal outfit Device. Influenced by a large variety of genres he mixes a unique concoction pairing melodic and […]

Butcher Babies Massacre Cincinnati on Hellpop II Tour

(Due to severe illness Maria Brink and In This Moment were unable to perform on Sunday January 12 at Bogart’s. The show was made free and Before the Mourning, All Hail the Yeti, Devour the Day and Butcher Babies performed as scheduled. In This Moment rescheduled for February 3rd with tickets honored.)   Jan 12, […]

Scent of Remains Emerge Under A Blackened Sky

    Walking out of a demolished building, blood and sweat soaked from a human wrecking ball of a growling, screaming, singing brutal noise trifecta with wailing guitars, rolling grooves and memorable hooks comes Knoxville Tennessee’s Scent of Remains. They truly are a metal band defying description, breaking genres, sub-genre rules and not giving a […]

Emperors and Elephants Debut Devil In The Lake

       God only knows how many meant-to-be-forgotten secrets are buried and hidden at the bottom of the lake. Well, the devil might know too and take some responsibility/credit for them being there. Chicago’s Emperors and Elephants bring 2014 the best from the bottom with a crane-hook drenched in swamp muck and a fresh […]

Moshpits & Lighters IV Return to McGuffy’s

Saturday December 21, Daniel DeDoncker’s musical masterminded showcase of rock and metal returned to the scene of last year’s event to celebrate another year of great local, regional and out of state music. M&L alumni Amongst Villains, Avenue Sky and headliners In The Cut returned this year for more. 2013 M&L newcomers included Springfield’s Abrade […]