Category: News Events

A ‘Beer’ Lover’s Paradise at NY ‘Expo’

Beer of all types, styles, flavors, and strengths was flowing on Saturday, November 10, at this year’s edition of Long Island, NY’s annual celebration of one of the world’s oldest and most popular alcoholic drinks. The Great Beer Expo, beautifully produced by award-winning marketing firm Starfish Junction Productions, with assistance from charity partner Suffolk County Homefront, Inc., and held once again at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was, simply put, a...

RATT Singer Delivers A ‘Thrill’ With New Album

View To A Thrill, the latest solo disc from RATT rocker Stephen Pearcy, is a virtual tour de force of 80s-style hard rock hooks. From the frenetic opener “U Only Live Twice” to the infectious “Sky Falling,” an Out Of The Cellar-era-sounding powerhouse (think “In Your Direction” with a splash of “Wanted Man“), all the way to the funky groove-laden closer “Violator,” the album succeeds in its quest to take the listener back to the...

Micro Wrestling Proves Size Doesn’t Matter

Once a regular feature on weekly professional wrestling television, midget wrestling eventually suffered the same fate as other previous staples of the sport such as “jobbers” (performers whose primary role was to lose their matches while enhancing their opponents’ abilities) and “managers” (supporting players who were tasked with strengthening their charges). That is, it virtually disappeared from the mainstream. But thanks to promoter Jack Darrell, a new era of the once popular, but often criticized,...

In ‘Pursuit’ of ‘Horror Trivia’ – Two Ghoulish Games

As we enter the apex of the Halloween season, the abundance of horror-themed activities to keep us entertained is seemingly limitless. From haunted houses to creepy corn mazes to hair-raising hayrides, there’s plenty to keep our inner psycho sufficiently occupied. But if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, while still falling under the ‘scary’ realm, two game companies have your fright sensibilities...

SoulCalibur VI on the Floor at Ring Out NYC Event

SoulCalibur VI, the latest entry from the iconic weapon-based 3D fighting game series, is only two days away and the hype is real. Souls were burning at the Ring Out NYC event for SoulCalibur VI, as fans got to both play the upcoming title as well as watch some professionals duke it out in person. Fans were treated to free SoulCalibur VI shirts, a character art display showcase, and cans of Red Bull to power...

Kix’s ‘Blow My Fuse’ Turns 30

One of the more underrated hard rock records (and groups, as well) of the 80s, Kix’s platinum-selling Blow My Fuse is the latest album to get the deluxe treatment aimed at diehard fans longing for something extra from their favorite artists’ catalogues. The seminal work, originally unleashed on audiences back in 1988, was the Maryland-bred band’s most successful offering and it only takes one listen to figure out why. From the opening drum beats of...

Blondie Has ‘Havana Affair’ with Cuba ‘Events’ in 2019

Blondie is going to Havana in 2019. The band will host a four-day, all-inclusive cultural event, Blondie in Havana, March 14-18, 2019. The Cultural Exchange will include visits to the city’s museums, performances and visits with some of Cuba’s artists and musicians, two Blondie concerts, a photography and architecture tour of Havana and more. “We’ve never been to Cuba, though we’ve always hoped to get there someday,” said founding Blondie guitarist Chris Stein in a...

Alter Bridge With An Orchestra Live In London

Recorded over the course of two sold-out shows at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall back in October of 2017, hard rock mainstays Alter Bridge have released their latest live album, out September 7, aptly titled Live At The Royal Albert Hall, through Napalm Records. And although it’s not the first recording of its kind for the Orlando, Florida-bred quartet, this one has a unique hook, in the form of a few extra backing musicians –...

The Dead Daisies ‘Rise Up’ Again At The Highline

It’s been exactly one year since The Dead Daisies last played the Highline Ballroom in New York City. And although it would have been difficult to believe at the time, the talented supergroup has become even tighter than they were during their last visit to the Big Apple. Led by the powerful throaty vocals of one-time Motley Crue singer John Corabi, the band’s set on Tuesday, August 28, consisted of a healthy mix of cuts...

‘The Walking Dead’ Director Greg Nicotero Tapped for Spawn Movie

’ Ever since it was officially announced last summer that there was a new Spawn movie in the works—more than 20 years since the original film release—it’s all seeming to fall into place for creator and director Todd McFarlane. Back in May, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, The Amazing Spider-Man) joined as Spawn (aka Al Simmons) with Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, The Hurt Locker) as ally Twitch (Williams). Today, McFarlane revealed...

New York Metal Fans Still ‘Mad About’ Slaughter

If there was only one word to describe Slaughter’s recent headlining performance at The Space at Westbury, ‘loud’ would be fitting. The metal quartet, led by former Vinnie Vincent Invasion vocalist Mark Slaughter, brought their raucous show to Long Island, N.Y. on Wednesday, August 15, and proceeded to thrash the eardrums of the hundreds in attendance, in a set that while a tad short, clocking in at just over an hour, was made up for...

‘Kick’ing It With Saigon’s Bieler in New York City

Saigon Kick co-founder Jason Bieler, in the midst of a string of one-man acoustic performances, recently proved once again why the singer-songwriter’s gigs have been so well-received by everybody who attends them. More of a sporadic schedule of shows than a full frenetic flock of back-to-back dates, Bieler is clearly having a copious amount of fun at the informal events. His enthusiasm for his solo jaunts was distinctly evident on July 14 at the Rockwood...