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Posted July 25, 2018in The Sound Exclusive


Selling out shows isn’t new to Shinedown. “[When people say ‘Rock is dead’ … ] I don’t know, I’m selling out 15,000 people every single night and every single festival [...]

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Posted February 12, 2018in The Sound Exclusive

Eight questions with Béla Fleck

Superstar banjo slinger Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn bring all the banjo you can handle to Des Moines on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Hoyt Sherman Place. The husband and wife [...]

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Posted February 06, 2018in The Sound Exclusive

Handsome Ghost

Very much alive A friend’s bizarre joke, some weird vocal tricks and a former English teacher with a love of music, that’s what created the band Handsome Ghost. This isn’t [...]

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Posted September 14, 2016in The Sound Exclusive

Skillet unleashed Rockers continue their holy mission with new album, tour By Darren Tromblay Photos by Joseph Cultice It’s a Thursday afternoon a few weeks prior to the launch of a massive [...]

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Posted September 14, 2016in The Sound Exclusive

Lavender Country comes out singing

In 1973, Lou Reed snuck a coy reference to transgender actress Candy Darling into the hit “Walk on the Wild Side,” and David Bowie was blurring the line of sexuality [...]

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Posted August 31, 2016in The Sound Exclusive

Tattoos, turtles and misadventures

American post-hardcore band Pierce the Veil, formed by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes in San Diego in 2006, has been on a steady rise in recent years. The band’s 2012 [...]

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Posted August 26, 2016in The Sound Exclusive

Walter Trout: Alive at Lefty’s

There are certain naming conventions live albums tend to stick to: “Live at Leads,” “Live at Budokan,” “Live at Carnegie Hall.” But Walter Trout’s new live album, “Alive at Amsterdam,” [...]

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Posted August 19, 2016in The Sound Exclusive

KISS: still shouting out loud

Whether you like the music or not, there’s a certainty that comes with seeing KISS perform live on a big stage: You will be entertained. The pyro, lasers, video, thousands [...]

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Posted August 17, 2016in The Sound Exclusive

To hell and back: Twisted Sister’s rise, fall and return to the top

On May 30, 2015, legendary East Coast hard rockers Twisted Sister played a 90-minute concert in Las Vegas — the first in a series of shows dedicated to A.J. Pero, [...]

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Posted August 16, 2016in The Sound, The Sound Exclusive

Anything but dead

The Dead Daisies prepare to make some noise

The Dead Daisies is a “super group” if ever there was such a thing in the realm of classic rock. Featuring former members of Motley Crue, Whitesnake, Dio and more, the band [...]

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