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The Pretty Reckless 03/31/12: Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

The Pretty Reckless w/ Hollywood Kill 03/31/12

Newport Music Hall: Columbus, OH

Words/Photos by Concertchk

Newport Music Hall is located in a prime area across from the Ohio State University. Sure there may be new food chains like a Chipotle on one side and a Red Robin Burger joint on the other but the Newport Music Hall is an old classic. It features high ceilings, a balcony, and great acoustics. It actually reminds me of the Congress Theater in Chicago. When you add the smell of weed inside the venue, it makes for a great atmosphere for a show featuring some up and coming rock acts.

The anticipation for The Pretty Reckless was pretty high in Columbus Ohio Saturday night. Taylor Momsen & band never disappoint when it comes to giving the crowd a great rock show, her singing voice came across with depth and growl as she belted out the bands hits. The shoe began with an opening band from Nashville called Hollywood Kill. The band consisted of four guys that played a variety of tunes, anywhere from the Inspector Gadget theme, (yes they did do that) to heavy guitar riffs. The band sounded great. Having announced from the stage that they were looking for a place to crash on this Saturday night, I sure hope someone took them in.

If you have never seen The Pretty Reckless in concert be prepared for a skimpy dressed long haired blonde chick to blow you away. Taylor’s choice of clothing leaves little to the imagination, but her singing leaves you wondering how did she do that?!?!?! The group started the crowd off with the hits, “Make Me Wanna Die”, “Going Down” and “Miss Nothing”, before doing an excellent job on a cover.

That cover happened to be “Aeriels” by System of the Down. According the Momsen, System of a Down is one of her favorite bands. The cover sounded amazing, her voice fit the song perfectly, with the help of lead guitarist Ben Phillips who can pretty much do anything on the guitar. Phillips is also an excellent backup singer as him and Momsen sang together for a new song called “Cold Blooded” off of their recent EP Hit Me Like A Man.


Overall it was an excellent concert the crowd was really into it. An added bonus was the band taking time for a meet and greet before the show putting everyone in the mood to rock. It was another great Saturday night, had a blast with two friends that I had meant at a Pretty Reckless concert last year. This only added to the fun experience as they were huge fans and one of them even wrestled for a t-shirt that Phillips had tossed into the crowd. A brutal match, but my pal came away with the shirt and we all left Columbus thrilled to have experienced a killer rock show.



Rock On The Range 2012 Lineup Revealed

Rock On The Range 2012 Lineup Revealed

Check Out The Lineup For The 2013 Rock On The Range Festival By Clicking Here!

Most events held at Crew Stadium in Columbus are trash. I say that because we all know that Ohio State Football is a joke. What is not a joke (minus a few bands) is the lineup for the 2012 Rock on the Range concert. To be held on May 18th and 19th, highlights of the line up include, The Darkness, Down, Megadeth, Mastodon and many more.

Tickets are on sale Friday Feb 10th, 2012. A full line up is below and make sure to check our coverage from Rock on the Range 2009 by clicking here. For up to the minute details, check out the official Rock on the Range website by clicking here.

Daily Line Up:

Friday Night 4play: Hairball; Foxy Shazam; Black Tide; Hells Bells…tribute to AC/DC.

Saturday, May 19: Incubus; Shinedown; Five Finger Death Punch; Slash; Cypress Hill; Chevelle; Theory of a Deadman; Halestorm; P.O.D.; Adelitas Way; Cavo; Bobaflex; Falling In Reverse; In This Moment; New Medicine; Kyng; Otherwise; Rival Sons; Emphatic; (Fox TV winner TBA).

Sunday, May 20: Rob Zombie; Marilyn Manson; Megadeth; Anthrax; Mastodon; Volbeat; The Darkness; Down; Escape The Fate; Lacuna Coil; Black Stone Cherry; Attack Attack!; Trivium; Redlight King; James Durbin; Aranda; 12 Stones; SOiL; Eve To Adam; Ghosts Of August.


Jane’s Addiction Announce Tour W/ Black Box Revelation

Jane’s Addiction Announce Tour W/ Black Box Revelation


In non-Coachella and non-Radiohead related news, Jane’s Addiction has announced some 2012 tour dates as well. In support of their latest effort “The Great Escape Artist”, the band will hit 18 cities, bringing along The Black Box Revelation as support (who have been opening for all your favorite cool bands like The Meat Puppets and Beady Eye)

“Starting February 22, this special run of North American shows—called “Theatre of the Escapists”–will bring the band to intimate venues, most of which are classic theaters”JanesAddiction.Com

We were able to obtain the names of the cities from the Jane’s Addiction Official Website below who offer their own presale Wed Jan 11th at 10AM(that’s tomorrow morning!) before they go on sale to the general public on January 14th.

2/05 — The Crane Bay, Indianapolis, Ind.
2/22 — The Pageant, St. Louis, Mo.
2/24 — The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.
2/25 — The LC Indoor Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio
2/27 — Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
2/29 — Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, N.Y.
3/02 — The Palace Theatre, Albany, N.Y.
3/03 — State Theatre, Portland, Maine
3/04 — The Paramount, Huntington, N.Y.
3/06 — Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, N.J.
3/07 — Palace Theatre, Waterbury, Conn.
3/09 — The National, Richmond, Va.
3/10 —  House of Blues, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
3/13 — The Tabernacle, Atlanta, Ga.
3/15 — Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Catoosa, Okla.
3/16 — Uptown Theater, Kansas City, Mo.
3/19 — The Brick, Minneapolis, Minn.
3/24 — Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, Wis.


Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

Bison b.c. Hit The Road In Support of Dark Ages

Last fall we caught a band called Bison b.c. open for the mighty Helmet in Redondo Beach, CA. The boys from Bison b.c. plan to spend fall 2011 on the road in North America supporting their phenomenal 2010 release Dark Ages (one of Reverend Justito’s Top 10 records of 2010). In addition to their current dates with Weedeater, Saviours and Fight Amp, the Vancouver natives plan a headline trek across their native land. Dates for the tour are below and make sure to stop by Indiemerchstore.com for all your Bison b.c. goods. A complete list of tour dates are below.

BISON b.c.

Tour w/ Weedeater, Saviours, Fight Amp

09/15   Columbus, OH              Outland Live

09/16   Grand Rapids, MI          The Pyramid Scheme

09/17   Chicago, IL                   Reggies

09/18   Marquette, MI               Upfront and Co.

09/19   Minneapolis, MN           Triple Rock Social Club

09/20   Rock Island, IL              Rock Island Brewing Co.

09/23   Denver, CO                   Larimer Lounge

09/24   Salt Lake City, UT         Burt’s Tiki Lounge

09/26   Seattle, WA                  The Highline

09/27   Vancouver, BC              The Rickshaw Theatre

09/28   Portland, OR                 Branx

09/29   San Francisco, CA         The Independent

10/01   San Diego, CA               Soda Bar

10/02   Los Angeles, CA                        The Key Club

10/03   Tempe, AZ                    TBA

10/04   Albuquerque, NM          The Launchpad

10/06   Austin, TX                    Emo’s

10/07   Houston, TX                 Fitzgerald’s

10/08   New Orleans, LA           Siberia

10/09   Atlanta, GA                   The Earl

10/10   Athens, GA                   New Earth Music Hall

10/11   Tallahassee, FL             The Engine Room

10/12   Tampa, FL                    The Orpheum

10/14   Savannah, GA               The Jinx

End Tour

Canadian Headlining Tour

10/19   Ottawa, ON                  Café De Kcuf

10/20   Kingston, ON                The Mansion

10/21   London, ON                  Call The Office

10/22   Toronto, ON                  Bovine Sex Club w/ C’mon (final show), Burning Love, Miesha and the Spanks

10/24   Thunder Bay, ON          Jack’s

10/26   Winnipeg, MB               The Zoo

10/27   Regina, SK                    The Exchange

10/28   Saskatoon, SK              Amigos

10/29   Edmonton, AB               Starlite Room

10/31   Calgary, AB                   Commonwealth

11/01   Fernie, BC                     The Northern

11/02   Kamloops, BC                Pogue Mahone

Furthur Announce Fall 2011 Tour Dates

Furthur Announce Fall 2011 Tour Dates

Furthur – the band featuring former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have added additional dates to their US Fall Tour. The trek which is set to kick off September 23rd in Eugene, Oregon will now wrap a few days before Thanksgiving in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mail order will run through October 7th. General public tickets will go on sale via the regular corporate outlets beginning September 16th.

Dates For Furthur as of 09/09/11:


Rock on the Range 2009

2009 Rock On The Range Festival

05/16/2009 Crew Stadium – Columbus, OH

Words/Photos by larganation

So this was my first trip to the east coast. Im from Oregon and thats mainly where I stay. I decided to take this trip to Ohio to go to the Rock on the Range festival, a 2 day show with three stages and tons of bands. The band I mainly went out there to see was Slipknot and I was not dissapointed at all. but I will get to that in a bit.


I got to the Crew Stadium about an hour after gates opened. I diddnt have to wait long to get in. To my surprise the first thing that greets you when you walk in is ice cold beer. oh yes no beer gardens. You are free to roam around as you please with a beer or a jager bomb in your hand. So far im digging the east coast.


The first band I see is a band I have never heard of before, but they put on a good show. the band was called The Veer Union. they played the second stage. After that I ventured my way to the main stage to see Saliva warming up the crowd. Im not a big Saliva fan but they did put on a good show. Chevelle preformed next. i stayed back a little ways conserving my energy for Korn and Slipknot. After chevelle finished their set Korn came on. I had to make my way to the front and get a taste of the mosh pit. Korn put on an awesome show playing all their hits. But they did not play any new material which they said they would be trying some of it out. All in all Korn, despite not having David or Head anymore still brought their A game and it will be a preformance i will not forget.


Alice in Chains was next. All i can say from that preformance is WOW. Even not having layne (R.I.P) anymore  they were incredible, and even brought Duff (Guns and Roses, Velvet Revolver) out to help out during Rooster. Next was the main event. Slipknot! All i can say is OH MY FUCKING GOD! they played about and hour, hour 15. I had to make my way to the front. I got my ass kicked in so many ways. I woke up in the morning with bruises everywhere, and a nearly broken toe. Every second was worth it. Of course they played all the songs you would want to hear. Wait and Bleed, Surfacing, Before I Forget. but the crowd went crazy on the last song they played. Spit it Out! I remember getting down to the ground during zero bullshit, then watching everyonme go nuts when Corey screamed JUMP THE FUCK UP! unfortunatly I lost my wallet at that time and could not make the show the next day. Iwas to concerned about being able to fly back home without an I.D. Its a good thing the Coumbus Airport is leniant about that sorta thing otherwise I would be sleeping under a bridge somewhere in Ohio. In closing Rock on The Range 2010 here I come.rock121

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