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Show Review: Sonata Arctica, Gothic Knights, ShadowStrike at Stage 48 in New York, New York – 4/03/16

Finnish melodic metal powerhouse, Sonata Arctica bid farewell to North America this past Sunday with a performance at Stage 48 in New York City. Sonata Arctica first came overseas for a jam-packed, 26-date tour across the United States and Canada as direct support for symphonic metal leaders and fellow Finns, …

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Gallery & Review: Haroula Rose at The Standard East Village, NYC 03.21.16

Singer-songwriter Haroula Rose (Haroula Rose Spyropoulos) is back with the release of her second LP Here The Blue River, out tomorrow March 25th. This past Monday evening, Rose was joined by several dozen fans at The Standard’s Penthouse in the East Village for an album release party as part of the Annie O Music Series. The …

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Show Review: Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, and Delain at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO – 3/16/16

Three of the most respected acts in symphonic Euro-metal – female-fronted Dutch act Delain, long-lived Finnish power quintet Sonata Arctica, and the symphonic metal pioneers themselves, Nightwish – have made their way across the pond to tour the states, promising a night of headbanging with a touch of epic fantasy. …

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Show Review: Killswitch Engage, Memphis May Fire, 36 Crazyfists, and Toothgrinder at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO – 3/19/16

American metalcore promises several things: aggression, headbanging, moshing, and above all, a great party. Genre gods Killswitch Engage have promised all of the above, embarking on the Incarnate tour, celebrating their recently released album of the same name. Along for the ride are up-and-comers Toothgrinder, old friends 36 Crazyfists, and …

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Event Review: A New World, Benyamin Nuss, Critical Hit, and Earthbound Papas at Naka-Kon, 3/11-3/13 2016

Naka-Kon is an annual 3-day convention held in the Kansas City area which celebrates anime, video games, and Japanese culture. Each year, the convention hosts a variety of influential Japanese musicians who perform, host informative panels, and sign autographs for fans. This year’s main guest was legendary video game composer …

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