This would be a different one for me, because I had never really followed Hed PE or Mushroomhead before but as with any show I like to take my chances and see what it offers the concert attending fan. The show also featured Straight Line Stitch and a band called Supe from Japan so we got there in time to see the whole shebang from the beginning. To learn more just scroll down.
Artist: HedPE Venue: Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY) Opener: Mushroomhead, Supe, Straight Line Stitch Date: 8/20/2009 Label: Suburban Noize Records
The world of Rap Metal, or things that wander dangerously close to that realm are not normally my cup of tea but I always have a level of curiosity when it comes to seeing a band in the live sense as this allows me the chance to see what others who might find it of interest are seeing. That being said I didn’t want to pass up the chance to check out both HedPE and Mushroomhead who were going to be doing a co-headlining tour as the summer winded itself down to an end in terms of the fans being off to see shows whenever they wanted to. I had to admit that I had never followed either of the main groups so would be walking in blind but I did know about one of the openers who would be Straight Line Stitch and I really enjoyed them. As I walked into the venue, I discovered that a band who was visiting from Japan by the name of Supe was already onstage and giving the still small crowd their all. Continue reading HedPE & Mushroomhead @ Gramercy Theatre (8/20/2009)→
The band Brokencyde were the first of many acts opening up for The Hollywood Undead at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza and that show was reported on in THIS LINK. Now please enjoy some of the photos that were captured of their set.
Artist: Kottonmouth Kings Title: “Greatest Highs” Label: Capitol Records/Suburban Noize Records Release Date: 1/15/2008 Genre: Rap Rock/Psychedelic Hip Hop Punk Rating: 3/5
If you like your Rap music with a solid heavy dose of Punk attitude and even a little bit of Psychedelia tossed in for good measure then perhaps the guys in Kottonmouth Kings are doing the kind of thing that you have been looking for in your musical quest. Having grown up as a hard core Rocker myself, I admit to cringing when Anthrax first threw their hat into such collaborations by giving us “I’m The Man” and while I originally found such things hard to get into it was over time that I learned to appreciate some of the better stuff when bands like Linkin Park and Korn were on top of their game and doing their thing.
Artist: Mower Title: Not For You Label: Suburban Noize Records Release Date: May 16, 2006 Genre: Metal (I guess) Rating: 3/5
Ever pick up an album and realize the title tells you exactly what you hold in your hands? Such was the case with this run-of-the mill “shout rock” disc that boasts decent musicianship and tunes that are yelled rather than sung (or even Cookie Monster-voxed). It won’t kill you, nor will it in any way make you stand up and scream, “Jumping Jesus in a basket of chicken, that was fucking awesome!!!,” but it does gain points for an amusing metal cover of the Mamas & the Papas’ “California Dreamin’.” Continue reading “Not For You” by Mower→