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
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
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
Brutal. Groovetastic. Exciting. Melodic. All accurate words to describe the new release from Austrian industrial / metal outfit Marrok, titled Days of Mercury. Showing inspiration from such American metal acts as Slipknot and Dream Theater, this album is proof positive that the group are a musical force to be reckoned with. That is, for the modern metal fan who prefers a heavy dose of melody shrouded over a pounding groove rounded out by electronic elements that serve to accent but never overpower the overall metallic feel. Continue reading
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
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
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
On this weekend’s show, I welcomed Cleveland rock band Ceterum onto the program to talk about their new album “Fathom” and to rip out a few acoustic tracks. The performance is notable by virtue of the fact that it is the band’s first-ever acoustic set – very cool stuff! Check out the links below for the full audio from the show as well as the acoustic tracks. Continue reading
Last month, in announcing his intent to join his former Guns ‘N Roses bandmates in Cleveland this Saturday for the group’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Slash stated he did so with reservation. While he appreciated the honor, he stated that “it’s sort of a bittersweet thing too because there’s so many artists that aren’t inducted, that came way before Guns did, that actually deserve more to be in there and they’re not in there.” Continue reading
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Cheap Trick Cheap Trick, live in concert at Rock on the Range 2013 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on 5.17.13 (Photo Credit: Gene Natale, Jr. / 88.7 WJCU)
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