[Audio] Marc Rizzo Interview on The Rock on 88.7 WJCU

Marc Rizzo - Legionnaire Album (Photo Courtesy of Phlamencore Records)This past weekend I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to interview Marc Rizzo, who in addition to being the lead guitarist for Soulfly and the Cavalera Conspiracy is currently on tour playing solo material in clubs across the U.S. Continue reading

[Album Review] Social 66 – Self-Titled

Social 66, Sons of Mischief. (Photo courtesy of Social 66)

Social 66, Sons of Mischief. (Photo courtesy of Social 66)

Akron’s own Social 66 are revving up their engines with their eponymous debut record for Pavement Records. The collection of twelve hard-rockin’ gritty jams infused with melody serves as a fierce statement that this band has arrived, and intends to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of rock. Continue reading

[Album Review] Dawn Lights – Exaggerate the Distance

Dawn Lights - songs from outer space. (Photo Courtesy of Dawn Lights)

Dawn Lights – songs from outer space. (Photo Courtesy of Dawn Lights)

Dawn Lights is a collaboration between one multi-instrumentalist (Dean Johnson) one vocalist/lyricist (Eric Hess) who bring layered melodies with a heavy edge and driving beat to the musical table. The new album Exaggerate the Distance is the second act in this musical adventure that is available to any listener out there who chooses to have the experience. It’s a solid rock album that many people probably don’t know about, because Johnson and Hess create for the love of the art. Continue reading

[Concert Review + Setlists] Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Bush at Rock on the Range 2013 at Columbus Crew Stadium, 5.19.13

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden plays at Rock on the Range 2013 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

Chris Cornell and his band Soundgarden closed out ROTR 2013 with a set full of hits from the 1990s era of the group. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

For a night it felt like 1997 again as 90′s rock stalwarts Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Bush took the stage in turn at Rock on the Range 2013 at Crew Stadium in Columbus Sunday evening. The day capped off a weekend full of rock of all flavors, including fellow 90′s rock contemporaries Smashing Pumpkins (headliner Saturday). Continue reading

[Album Review] Adema – Topple the Giants

Adema - Topple the Giants cover (Large)

It’s been six years since Bakersfield, CA rockers Adema have released a new album, and the lineup changes the band has been through in recent years may certainly be a factor. The group tried and failed in 2010 to restore its original lineup; despite this, the bands’ remaining core of Tim Fluckey (guitars, vocals), Dave DeRoo (bass) and Kris Kohls (drums) want to prove to the world their resiliency with their latest effort Topple the Giants, due to be released tomorrow. Overall, the album makes a strong statement that this is one band looking forward and determined to forge their own path. Continue reading

[Audio] Impending Lies Acoustic Session on The Rock on 88.7 WJCU

Impending Lies (Photo courtesy of Impending Lies)

Impending Lies is energy. (Photo courtesy of Impending Lies)

This past Friday night, local rockers Impending Lies visited the studios of 88.7 WJCU to talk about their brand-new album “Until the Lights Burn Out” and play a couple songs live on-air. Check out the links below to listen to the two new songs the group debuted on the radio, “Chaos” and “Revenge”. Continue reading

[Audio] Via the Sun Acoustic Session on The Rock on 88.7 WJCU, 7.7.12

Via the Sun (Photo Courtesy of Via the Sun)

On July 7, the award-winning Cleveland rockers Via the Sun stopped by the studio of The Rock on 88.7 WJCU again, this time with guitars in hand to rock out an acoustic set on the radio! If you missed the show that night, you’ve come to the right place – follow the links to listen to both the interview with the band and live performances of the songs “Grateful” and “Bad Roots”. Continue reading

[Concert Review + Setlists] Anthrax and Megadeth at Rock on the Range 2012 at Columbus Crew Stadium, 5.20.12

Metal’s faithful held their horns high for Joey Belladonna and Anthrax on Sunday at ROTR. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

The world of thrash was well represented at Rock on the Range on Sunday at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH as Anthrax and Megadeth showed that music festival just what they are all about. Both bands rocked frenetic sets to fervent crowds, populated largely by younger fans who were seeing each band for the first time. Continue reading

[Concert Review + Setlist] Rammstein at Quicken Loans Arena, 5.3.12

Rammstein brought the metal fury (and the fire) to the Q on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)

On Thursday 5.3.12, metal fans in Cleveland got to experience arguably the best stage show in rock music today as Rammstein made their triumphant return to Ohio via Quicken Loans Arena. Concertgoers reveled the full violent glory of the show as huge flames, fireworks, spark throwers, and even a giant foam-shooting phallus (yep!) thrilled those in attendance. Continue reading

[Photos] Korn at Rock on the Range 2013 at Columbus Crew Stadium, 5.17.13

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Korn Korn, live in concert at Rock on the Range 2013 at Columbus Crew Stadium on 5.17.13 in Columbus, OH. (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU) This was the most challenging photo set of the weekend – where I learned that the lens on my camera is not a fan of strobe lights […]