Operation Mindcrime : Queensryche @ the Universal Amphitheater 02/19/2005

Studio City, CA – February 19, 2005 — It was another rainy night in Los Angeles. The recent thunderstorms continued and shook the city, but there is nothing quite like the thunderous applause of a loyal, supportive audience. Everyone braved the weather and came to pack the house at Universal Amphitheater for the evening’s heavily-anticipated …

HIM – May 4th, 5th & 6th, 2004

It was as though my soul had been preparing for something to happen. Something that would move me in ways that had not happened in a very long time. For several months preceding the arrival of the Finnish five-piece rock band, HIM, for their very first tour of the U.S ever, I was often distracted. …

TapRoot @ Irving Plaza, NY, NY – 7-24-03

Many nu metal bands have come and gone over the last few years due to the over saturation by the major labels. Darwinism left a strong minority of groups that proved their staying power through success beyond one single or album. One of those bands is Michigan’s TapRoot. TapRoot, whose following grew after an infamous …

Metallica @ Great Western Forum – 03/05/2004

After fighting traffics, and dealing with less than intelligent Will Call people, we finally made it inside, but after Godsmack had already left the stage. So we waited while they setup the circle stage for Metallica‘s entrance. Not really a big fan of circle stages, but so be it. Lights went down, and the band …