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On day two at the Capital Stage, Boston’s Slothrust brought their gritty alt rock to a crowd that was ready for a long day of sun and shenanigans.  This was my first time seeing Slothrust live and what captivated me most was the ability of all three band members to …

It is difficult to get a crowd of over one thousand to chant a band’s name at the end of a performance, but Avatar was able to hear that in Sauget, IL.  Currently on The Sin And The Sentence Tour with Trivium, the world’s favorite Swedish metal circus (or I’m …

This was my first time seeing Incubus live, let alone shooting them.  For a band I have known about since the days of Make Yourself, it’s crazy to think that it’s 2018 when I finally get to see them in person. What stood out to me more than anything was that …

Amigo The Devil was the unexpected gem to find at Aftershock this year.  In a festival filled with hard rock and wild guitar solos, Amigo came in with his banjo and guitar to sing songs about his wife finding cocaine, being drunk in Jonestown, and many other insanely wild stories. …

Sevendust is a band that has stood the test of time in the hard rock community.  The band have earned the respect of millions over the years.  Whether it’s hearing them perform “Denial” or material from their latest album All I See Is War, the band has a presence on stage …

Godsmack and Shinedown brought their tour into Sacramento for the annual Aftershock festival.  I saw Godsmack back at Welcome To Rockville and this time in California they brought out the video boards to create dark silhouettes for the band members.  It was a constant strobe effect for much of the …

This was my first time seeing Dorothy after hearing several of her songs on SiriusXM.  I knew she had a powerful voice but I was curious to see how it translated live.  During her performance I found that she not only is able to deliver in less than perfect conditions …

“Good morning you sleepy people.” Cedric took to the mic and greeted everyone at 3PM (which I guess counts as morning for some people).  Throughout the performance, Cedric called out all the sleepy people as At The Drive-In played from their catalogue; opening with “Arcarsenal” and including songs from last …

The comeback year for Underoath is still going strong.  Erase Me came out earlier this spring and is now featuring several Billboard mainstream rock singles including “ihateit” which now has a music video posted. Seeing Underoath live again and talking with some of the band members this year, I think it …

After touring with Godsmack through the past few months, Shinedown performed on the Discovery Stage on day one of Aftershock.  The band is still riding the success of their latest album Attention Attention! as well as another Billboard charting song “Get Up”. While the spectacular light show Shinedown has didn’t appear as …

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