Battlecross opened the show to a quarter filled crowd at the Ventura Theater with the lead singer announcing, "We came here to prove the first band doesn’t suck." This was proven pretty much true as the band proceeded to put on a solid and energetic performance. At 8.10 exactly, however, darkness descended and it was time for one of the night’s favorite acts, Oakland-based outfit All Shall Perish.
PAPA ROACH AND STONE SOUR ON TOUR: CONGRESS THEATER, CHICAGO, CONCERT REVIEW
When we heard Papa Rouch and Stone Sour would be on tour together- a show combining two of the most hard-rocking bands around- we knew we had to be there! Press Pass LA's Chicago correspondent Greg Dorn caught the show at the iconic Congress Theater and delivers a review that ensures our LA natives won't want to miss their stop at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles on February 13th.
NEUROSIS FIRES UP THE HENRY FONDA MUSIC BOX
Oakland’s sludge experimental doom metallers Neurosis put on a solid show to a three-quarters full crowd at the Henry Fonda Music Box in Hollywood. Supported by female-fronted and drummered three-piece act Ides of Gemini- who put on an atmospheric and beautifully haunting set, despite the singer professing to have a touch of laryngitis- and locals Savage Republic. The vibe at the Fonda was mellow but it was definitely a show you could tell Neurosis fans had been itching to see.
TEGAN AND SARA RELEASE NEW ALBUM "HEARTTHROB", ADVANCE MUSIC REVIEW
When Tegan and Sara independently released their first album, Under Feet Like Ours in 1999, they did so under the name 'Sara and Tegan'. Rebranding themselves as 'Tegan and Sara', their reasoning came not only from an easier pronunciation, but also not to be mistaken for other 'Sara' musicians of the time (think Sarah McLachlan or Sarah Slean).