Okay my friends now that you’ve gotten the stress out of your system with the recent Metallica tour announcement and all of its stops, we can get back to work on the everything else on the media platter. This news about the latest tour by Spider One and his merry mates of Powerman 5000 is sure to appease his fans. Check it out below.
The Press Release:
Powerman 5000 Announces New Wave Tour 2018 With 2018 underway, Powerman 5000 is back with the second leg of the New Wave Tour. The tour kicks off in Lubbock, Texas, and makes its way through the Southern part of the US, including two iHeart Radio shows (98 Rockfest and Earthday Birthday) in Florida, and ends on the West Coast in Flagstaff, Arizona. Come see Powerman play hits from the New Wave album, as well as many all-time favorites. Tickets are on sale now. For the most up to date information, visit Powerman’s official Facebook. Continue reading Powerman 5000 Announces “New Wave Tour” 2018→
In a never-ending effort to bring your bodies into the venues for the touring acts, I’m sharing the just announced dates for the November run by Wayne Static’s Static X. He will be co-headlining this run with Powerman 5000 and American Head Charge. If you love these bands you are going to want to be a part of the Industrial Metal action.
11/6 — Waterloo, Iowa — Spicoli’s Rock Garden/Reverb
11/7 — Madison, Wis. — High Noon Saloon
11/8 — Kimberly, Wis. — Savagefest @ Tanner’s Entertainment Complex
11/9 — Fort Wayne, Ind. — Piere’s
11/11 — Joliet, Ill. — Mojoe’s
11/12 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora Theater
11/13 — Flint, Mich. — Machine Shop
11/14 — Syracuse, N.Y. — Lost Horizon
11/15 — Stafford, Ct. — Palace Theater
11/16 — New York, N.Y. — BB Kings
11/17 — Baltimore, Md. — Baltimore Soundstage
11/19 — Wilmington, N.C. — Ziggy’s
11/21 — Atlanta, Ga. — 120 Tavern
11/22 — Winston-Salem, N.C. — Ziggy’s
11/23 — Knoxville, Tenn. — The International
11/26 — San Antonio, Texas — Backstage Live
11/27 — Tyler, Texas — Clicks
11/28 — Houston, Texas — Scout Bar
11/29 — Dallas, Texas — Trees
11/30 — McAllen, Texas — Metropolis
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I must admit that I am not what can be considered a “diehard” follower of any of these bands but I do like a handful of tunes from each of them and have seen them all in action over the years of my music scribe adventures. As a matter of fact, American Head Charge was one of the earliest shows that I went to as a member of the music press. It’s going to be a room full of movement when this show hits the Times Square venue B.B. King’s which is the stop nearest me so I will be aiming at being there to support the fun. What do you readers think about this tour? You can let me know in the comments section below so we know where your own head is at. Thanks for reading.
Artist: Powerman 5000 Title: “Destroy What You Enjoy” Label: DRT Entertainment Release Date: 8/1/2006 Genre: Hard Rock/Punk Edge Rating: 4/5
Every now and then an album comes out at the right moment in time. Timing can be everything and Powerman 5000’s “Destroy What You Enjoy” may have timing on it’s side. DWYE feels like a solid summer party album. It’s loaded with a good kind of mindless, catchy fun and when you listen to tracks like “Wild World”, you feel it would be right at home blasting at a BBQ or a keg party. The songs are solid throughout with a quality production level finding the guitar sounds of Johnny Heatley and Terry Corso heavy. Heavy, but not with a grating feel and instead using a clever yet minimal use of effects. DWYE is rawer and thrashy with less effected/electronic elements than the band was known to use in the past offerings. I would say while dispensing their Sci-Fi they are displaying a more punk-pop influence.
Spider’s vocals are strong with a great raspy quality that keeps him from sounding cheesy, like so many of the whiney sounding, pop-punk singers that seem to be rehashing lame uninspired, follow the guitar chord, melody lines. Spider’s vocals have a power and rawness that I enjoy quite a bit. Continue reading “Destroy What You Enjoy” by Powerman 5000→
Artist: Powerman 5000 Venue: B.B. King Blues Club – NYC Opener: unknown Label: Megatronic Records Date: 7/17/2005 Genre: Heavy Metal
Powerman 5000 rolled back into New York and it was to be an interesting night to say the least. The return by Rob Zombie’s Brother Spider One would the first show in the City after a reasonable absence from doing so and it was to be held on a sweltering humid and rainy Sunday. As one walked in (which we did pretty close to Showtime) you could see that this appearance did not have a massive overall draw. If 150 people were there it would be a surprise. However, given the weather conditions and the fact that this was a Sunday evening in the middle of vacation months I felt this was the larger culprit at hand. When you add to the fact that the group is no longer signed to a major label, drawing over 100 people is still very good. I walked around the room as I am apt to do to see the scope of people who attend these things. One person way up front explained he felt there was no one here because these people don’t care about Rock and Roll anymore. “Too much nonsense is on the radio and its killing good music” he said. I am apt to agree with some of that, but still felt that everyone in the place was a diehard 5K fan. Continue reading Powerman 5000 @ B.B. King Blues Club (7/17/2005)→