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Ken Pierce is an NYC based Music Journalist and the Editor In Chief of PiercingMetal.com; He's been documenting the live Metal and Rock scene of the Big Apple since 2003 and believes that there is always something exciting happening in this Metropolis.

Marvel Television & Hulu Reveal “HELSTROM” Casting

With New York Comic Con over and done with its back to the usual business of serving up the Heavy Music and Pop Culture stuff that you tune in for on a daily basis. Just a short time ago, I received the news about the casting being announced for the upcoming Hulu exclusive series” HELSTROM”. Let’s take a look shall we……

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The Press Release:
Marvel Television and HULU have announced casting for MARVEL’S HELSTROM – the live-action series based on the popular Marvel comic book. The series will mark Marvel’s first foray into terror and is slated for debut in 2020.

In MARVEL’S HELSTROM, Daimon and Ana Helstrom are the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer. The siblings have a complicated dynamic as they track down the terrorizing worst of humanity — each with their attitude and skills.

Tom Austen (“Grantchester,” “The Borgias”) as Daimon Helstrom – A professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they’re vanquished.
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Tonight: “The Flash” Season 6 Premiere on The CW (10/8/2019)

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The season premiers for The CW Network of DC Superhero shows continue with the sixth season debut of “The Flash”. It’s been a vibrant week as shows like “Batwoman”, “Supergirl” and “Black Lightning” have already premiered. You can click those hyperlinked titles to learn more about those shows if you aren’t a regular viewer. Let’s revisit the fifth season happenings and enjoy the poster and some casting down below.

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Season 5 Recap: During the fifth season, the team discover that Nora’s presence has altered the timeline and unleashed Cicada, a serial killer bent on killing metahumans. They also eventually learn of her allegiance with Eobard, who orchestrated Nora’s arrival and Cicada. Barry and Nora succeed in subduing Eobard, but are forced to let him go and Nora is erased from the timeline. Unbeknownst to everyone, this event in turn causes the crisis that Barry disappears in to take place earlier than expected. (c/o Wiki)
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The Eagles To Play “Hotel California” In Full During 2020 Tour

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Though our primary focus in terms of the music reporting leans to the heavier side of the fence, when legends like The Eagles announce a tour that will spotlight a record-breaking album you get on point and help to share the news. Such is the case with their recent announcement about a “Hotel California” full performance along with their greatest hits. Learn more down below.

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The Press Release:
Eagles – Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill – are bringing their recent, highly acclaimed “Hotel California” performances on tour in 2020 with concerts in Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. See below for a full listing of tour dates. Each night’s concert will feature a “Hotel California” set, with an accompanying orchestra and choir, followed by an additional set of the band’s greatest hits. The shows are scheduled to begin at 8 PM, with a brief intermission. Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, October 18, at 10 AM via Ticketmaster.com. All times are local.

The band recently performed three sold-out performances of the iconic album Hotel California in Las Vegas, Nevada. The highly acclaimed concerts were the first time the Eagles have ever performed the Hotel California album in its entirety and featured 77 musicians on stage, including a 46-piece orchestra and a 22-voice choir. For exclusive b-roll from these concerts, click HERE.
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Silverstein Announces 20th Anniversary Tour For 2020

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Now that the New York Comic Con has left our fair metropolis, its time to get back into the serious business of music review and tour announcements. To me, there is nothing quite like the celebration of a bands anniversary on tour and with that in mind let’s check out this news from the band Silverstein.

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The Press Release:
ONTARIO, CANADA – Silversteinhas announced a massive North American tour in celebration of their 20th anniversary as a band and will be performing three sets: their breakthrough album ‘Discovering the Waterfront’ in full, greatest hits and stripped-down acoustic. Special guests include Four Year Strong and I The Mighty. Tickets and VIP upgrades are now available at www.silverstein20.com.

“It feels absolutely incredible to be celebrating 20 years as a band!”, says vocalist Shane Told. “It feels like just yesterday we were starting this thing in Josh’s basement – singing out of Shel Silverstein books and National Geographic magazines – and here we are embarking on our biggest tour ever. Playing three sets is definitely a huge undertaking, but you only turn 20 once. I’m excited to give our fans the longest show of our career – pulling out all the stops.”
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Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Bazaar To Close In November Of 2019

The scuttlebutt about the venue known as Brooklyn Bazaar being up for sale had been going on for a couple of months already and while some of the performers I knew in our region felt it would be business as usual until the lease expired whenever that was set to go…the news began to circulate just a short time ago about the venues closure next month. Take a look at the Official Statement that has been posted on some of the reporting outlets.

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Presenting The Full Statement On The Matter From Brooklyn Bazaar:

“After 3 years and thousands of shows, events, fundraisers, benefits, podcasts, weddings and everything in between, Brooklyn Bazaar’s stay at Polonaise Terrace is coming to an end. We are extremely bummed to announce that Brooklyn Bazaar will be closing its 150 Greenpoint Ave location at the completion of our current lease, which expires on November 30, 2019. We have tried endlessly to negotiate a new lease extension and term but the landlord has been ridiculously unreasonable, with their final offer only being a month to month extension – which makes programming (from tours to weddings) and operation essentially impossible”.

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So NYC real estate once again gets to kick us to the curb. Joy. “I guess this is what you get when you keep convincing yourself that signing short term leases are a good idea. We were naive enough to actually (foolishly) think that this time would be different, this time the landlords would be reasonable, this time they’d work with us…but nope, surprise! I know I’ve said this before but this city (particularly the private real estate sector) really, really makes it tough for independent venues and businesses to survive, let alone succeed. OK, sure NYC lost it’s soul years ago and I get that, but being a native New York kid, it’s extra frustrating to see your city eat it’s own over and over and over again. I mean this is literally like fucking Groundhog Day for us. But it is what it is.”
-Belvy Klein & Aaron Broudo, Co Owners, Brooklyn Bazaar LLC
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