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Review: Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper and his band of maniacal musical misfits are happy to set off the spookiness of the fall with their hauntingly humorous and entertaining and Paranormal Evening tour.

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Review: Judas Priest

Judas Priest brought plenty of ​Firepower​ to Riverbend on Tuesday night. Cincinnati was fortunate enough to be the first stop on Priest’s co-headlining tour with old school rockers Deep Purple.

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Black Fast at Northside Yacht Club

If you haven’t checked out Black Fast yet, don’t miss your chance to see this up and coming group as they make their way to the Northside Yacht Club on Saturday, July 21st.

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Review: Primus

Music lovers across from several genres showed up at Riverbend last evening to experience the groovy tunes of prog/funk/alt/rock giants, Primus. The crowd gathered in anticipation for the show to start and as the lights dropped, Danny Elfman’s clown theme from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure began to play pumping the crowd even further. Soon the familiar opening notes of Too Many Puppies began and the crowd roared. 

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Interview with Frank Bello of Anthrax

Big concerts have a lot of moving parts and something is always moving. After a little rescheduling, I was able to sit down and chat with Anthrax’s bassist, Frank Bello before his next sold out show. Already on day 6 of back to back shows, Frank was nothing but charm and smiles as he talked about Slayer’s retirement and the possibility of future Big Four shows. 

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Slayer Plays Cincinnati One Last Time

January 23, 2018 will always and forever be a date that I will remember. On this date, one the world’s greatest metal bands announced to the world that they were going on one final world tour.

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Review: Ghost

Ghost haunted the Taft Theatre Friday night, performing over 20 songs to a sold out and rabid crowd. “New” frontman Cardinal Copia brings a new level of energy to a group that is arguably already on the top of their game.

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Metal F’N Saturday

Metal F’N Saturday takes place this coming Saturday April 28th. The party kicks off at 12pm and carries on until 6pm. As the name implies, this event celebrates the hard and the heavy side of rock n roll with some awesome local metal and punk bands.

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Record Store Day in Cincinnati: Morrow Audio

Located in Florence Kentucky, Morrow Audio is a relatively new comer to the Greater Cincinnati record store scene, but they are run by a group of vinyl fans that will ensure they stay around for a long time to come.

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Interview: John Bechdel of Ministry

John Bechdel has played with some of the most iconic bands in the industrial music scene. You may not be too familiar with the person, but you are familiar with the music. Starting his professional behind the keys with Killing Joke and continuing today with Ministry, John Bechdel took a few minutes to chat with me about his career and his upcoming documentary: Killing the Joke - The John Bechdel Story.

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Nightwish Takes Over Madison Theater

The legendary Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish made their way to the Madison Theater Monday evening. The Covington stop is part of their “Decades” tour as the group plays many songs from their 20+ year spanning history.

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Richie Ramone of The Ramones at SGHR

Richie Ramone may be best known as the former drummer for the world-famous Ramones from 1983-1987. He was in the band at the time of their performances and the legendary Jockey Club in Newport, KY (Now home to the Wooden Cask Brewing Company).