This week Republicans from around the country gather in Florida to celebrate all things conservative and curse Issac for stealing the national spotlight. For me the 2012 Republican National Convention marks the true start of the presidential campaign season, the playoffs to the primaries' regular se ... More >>
Time was in the '90s that every big summer action movie came prepackaged with a great hard-rock soundtrack. As the industry went through growing pains it died off a bit, reducing a soundtrack to maybe one or two free downloads from a middling band close to the project.
The heady days of hard-rock d ... More >>
Drummer Bill Ward, furthest right, has left the band.Black Sabbath's big reunion plans seem to be cursed. First, guitarist and the only consistent member of the band Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma. Then they had to drop out of playing Coachella due to Iommi's diagnosis. The latest spe ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverAvenged SevenfoldRockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival feat. Avenged Sevenfold, Seether & Three Days Grace
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 5, 2011
First, Aftermath would like to give credit where it's due.
To everyone who attended the Rockstar Energy Drink ... More >>
dedica.laLife is filled with ups and downs, and music is no exception. Just as the rock and roll renaissance of the '60s and '70s gave way to the mindless era of disco, the depth and fury of the punk and grunge movements eventually degenerated into the watered-down genre commonly referred to ... More >>
Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether: Mon., Sept. 5. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Blue October: Sun., Aug. 21. House of Blues.
Battles: Thu., Oct. 20. Fitzgerald's.
Boyce Avenue: Tue., Sept. 20. Fitzgerald's.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Sat., Aug. 27. Fitzgerald's.
The D ... More >>
Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>
Marc BrubakerGWAR at Fun Fun Fun Fest, Waterloo Park, Austin, November 2010What do you do when your band is up for a prestigious award against the likes of Rammstein, Iron Maiden and Megadeth? If you're GWAR front "man" Oderus Urungus, you promise to get up close and personal (very personal) ... More >>
Now that's a headline, ladies and germs.
It has the added benefit of being succinct as well. That's exactly what we're summing up here, the worst Top 10 lists our peers have written this year. Let's get started, as we've got a lot of ground to cover.
10. This One
Not really, this is just t ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerRocbar Houston, our city's fauxiest faux rock and roll bar, located above Verizon Wireless Theater and the Hard Rock Cafe in the Bayou Place complex, has shuttered its doors after four years in the game. The club, claiming it is temporarily shutting down for retooling, ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverAvenged Sevenfold and, er... "friend"?Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 12, 2010
Say what you will about the genre - it's too radio-friendly, too mainstream, not hipster enough, if the Buzz plays it, you don't like it - ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverHanson signs autographs after the "Mmmbop" boys' Bamboozle set.
As Aftermath made our way into Verizon Wireless for Bamboozle 2010 Friday night, we were greeted by Cady Groves' voice coupled with melodic guitar and salsa shakers.
We knew Good Charlotte, Cartel, All Time Lo ... More >>
Andrew Karnavas: Fri., July 16. McGonigel's Mucky Duck.
Babyface: Fri., Aug. 13. Arena Theatre.
Bob Log III: Sun., July 11. Rudyard's.
Cornbreadd, Fat Tony, B L A C K I E: Fri., May 28. Dean's Credit Clothing.
Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, HaleStorm, Hellyeah: Sun., Sept. 12. Cynthia ... More >>