NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: September 13th New Music Releases

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MY FAVOURITE CONCERT MEMORY – Lee McKinney of Born of Osiris

As part of the build-up to the release of the Ghost Cult approved new Born of Osiris album The Simulation (Sumerian) you can read our review here – guitarist Lee McKinney reflects on a pivotal moment in his life – his first, and favourite, concert memory and how it led on to influencing his own playing. Continue reading

Riot Fest 2017 – Chicago, IL

Nine Inch Nails at Riot Fest 2017, by Omar Cordy/OJC PICS

Riot Fest was started a few years back in the grand spirit of the old school one-off festivals of lore. It was intended to be special from the get-go and they have done a reasonable job of sandwiching themselves into a busy summer of Lollapalooza, Chicago Open Air, and many other destination festival shows. Having a mix of alternative rock, metal, Hip-Hop, indie rock, and more has helped carve out its own niche, and between special performances, varied food and beer options, late-night after parties, and basically the cool factor Chicago offers as one of the best cities in America, it’s no wonder fans flocked to the event from all over the world. Continue reading

Riot Fest 2017 Announces Full Schedule, Late Night Concerts

Riot Fest is coming next month in Chicago with headliners, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker. The festival has announced the full set times and stages for the event, as well as the late night concert series. All times and ticket link details can be found below. Continue reading

Mastodon To Headline A Benefit Show For Suicide Prevention And Mental Health Education In Chicago

Mastodon has revealed that they will be headlining a special benefit show for suicide prevention and mental health education non-profit Hope For The Day on September 9th at the Metro in Chicago. Continue reading

Rise Against – Wolves

Death, taxes, an underwhelming New Year’s Eve and Chicago melodic punk quartet Rise Against delivering the goods. Them’s your guarantees.  And it is to the elation of my ears that the latter continues to ring true on eighth album Wolves (Virgin). Continue reading