Monday, April 21, 2014

Tomorrow Night! 04/22/14 Y&T/ The Oddfathers @ Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN


04/22/14 Y&T/ The Oddfathers @ Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN

Tomorrow night San Francisco-based Y&T, currently out on the road on their 40th Anniversary Tour, finally return to Minneapolis for the first time since March of 1990. Opening up for Y&T on this Tuesday night double bill are a band you may have read about right here on this very blog over the past year and a half, local hard rockin' favorites The Oddfathers.
We wouldn't miss this one...maybe we'll see you there!

-The Oddfathers/Facebook

One From The Archives: 04/21 - 22/6? Post War Baby Boom/ The Project Five @ Bee Hive Discotheque, Flushing, Queens, NYC, NY

04/21 - 22/6? Post War Baby Boom @ Bee Hive Disco, Flushing, Queens, NYC, NY

*The band "Post War Baby Boom" featured a young Stan Eisen (later Paul Stanley of Kiss) on guitar and vocals.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Released: 04/19/85 Kiss "Animalize Live Uncensored" (VHS)

Kiss "Animalize Live Uncensored" VHS (Released: 04/19/85)

Kiss "Animalize Live Uncensored" (VHS)
Concert was filmed and broadcast as an MTV special concert presentation.
Released on VHS: 04/19/85
Recorded: 12/08/84 @ Detroit, MI

One From The Archives: 04/19/75 Kiss/ Rush @ FREMD High School Gymnasium, Palatine, IL

04/19/75 Kiss/Rush @ Palatine, IL

Kiss/ Rush
@ FREMD High School Auditorium, Palatine, IL
Attendance/ Capacity: N/A
*Local band Rockandy was advertised did NOT play the show.

Setlist (Partial)
Deuce/ Strutter/ Got To Choose/ Hotter Than Hell/ Firehouse/ She/ Ace Solo/ Nothin' To Lose

Friday, April 18, 2014

One From The Archives: 04/18 - 28/76 Kiss/ Hammersmith Canadian Tour '76

04/18 - 28/76 Kiss Canada Tour

Kiss/ Hammersmith
@ Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Attendance/ Capacity: 6,000 / 9,000

Kiss/ Hammersmith
@ Halifax Forum Complex, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Attendance/ Capacity: 7,000 / 7,200

Kiss/ Hammersmith
@ Forum de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Attendance/ Capacity: 6,000 / N/A

04/22/76 Kiss/ Hammersmith @ Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Kiss/ Hammersmith
@ Ottawa Civic Center, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Attendance/ Capacity: 6,000 / N/A
*Gene Simmons catches his hair on fire during his fire-breathing routine.

Kiss/ Hammersmith
@ Memorial Auditorium, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada
Attendance/ Capacity: 6,000 / 7,600

Kiss/ Hammersmith
@ London Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada
Attendance/ Capacity: 5,000 / 5,000 - SOLD OUT

Kiss/ Hammersmith
@ Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Attendance/ Capacity: 11,800 / 12,000
*Quality Records holds post-show private party at Sam The Chinese Food Man restaurant, with Alice Cooper and Bob Ezrin among the guests in attendance.

Kiss/ Hammersmith
@ Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Attendance/ Capacity: N/A

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Released Today! 04/15/14 Triptykon "Melana Chasmata"

Triptykon "Melana Chasmata" (Released: 04/15/14)

After repeated listens to Triptykon's "Melana Chasmata" over the course of the weekend, we offer the following insightful THREE word review:

Incredible. Buy it.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

One From The Archives: 04/13 - 14/73 Kiss @ The Daisy, Amityville, LI, NY

04/13-14/73 Kiss @ Daisy, Amityville, LI, NY

@ The Daisy, Amityville, LI, NY
Attendance/ Capacity: N/A

@ The Daisy, Amityville, LI, NY
Attendance/ Capacity: N/A

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tonight! 04/11/14 Triptykon "Melana Chasmata" Release/ Listening Party @ Duff's, Brooklyn, NY

04/11/14 Triptykon "Melana Chasmata" Listening Party @ Duff's, Brooklyn, NYC, NY

As we reported HERE previously, Triptykon's eagerly awaited second album "Melana Chasmata" drops next Tuesday (04/15/14) in North America. If you find yourself lucky enough to be in or near Brooklyn, NYC tonight you can preview the entire album at the official "Melana Chasmata" release/listening party at Duff's.

For those of you who can't make it out to Duff's tonight to check out the album in advance but just can't wait any longer to hear something from this insanely heavy release, Century Media Records released a few preview tracks about a month ago, you can still check those out right here if you haven't had a chance to hear them already.

One From The Archives: 04/11/75 Kiss/ Heavy Metal Kids @ The Palace Theater, Dayton, OH

04/11/75 Kiss/ Heavy Metal Kids @ Dayton, OH

Kiss/ Heavy Metal Kids
@ The Palace Theater, Dayton, OH
Attendance/ Capacity: N/A / 2,064

Thursday, April 10, 2014

04/10/14 Kiss Recieves Their Rightful And Long Overdue Induction Into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

04/10/14 Kiss inducted to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Today is the big day.


After being intentionally passed over for the past fifteen years of eligibility by the "cool people" who tried to keep them out, after all the bickering in the press that has gone on between the original members since the induction announcement was made back in December or January or whenever the hell it was, KISS receives their rightful and long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NYC, NY. I believe tickets to the event are still available.

To say their induction, at this point, is a bittersweet victory, is a massive understatement. The once mighty Kiss Army stands divided as never before in the wake of a particularly nasty round back-and-forth insults and accusations between the original members of the band, who, lets face reality here folks, are the only members who really matter.

Sure I enjoyed and actively promoted the Eric Carr/ Vinnie Vincent/ Mark St. John/ Bruce Kulick/ Eric Singer years, just not ever quite as much as the original lineup. And lets not even go into what the current Simmons/ Stanley/ Singer/ Thayer lineup of the band has been doing for most of the past decade. It's been kind of embarrassing actually. They really should have packed it in after the Farewell Tour in 2000 - 2001 like they said they were going to do.

So it kind of sucks to see the original four taking cheap shots at each other in the press...for months now. It sucks that Gene and Paul couldn't man up and have Tommy and Eric sit at their table like good little employees while the original four got up to play a few songs for their long-time fans who have stuck by them through the years. It sucks that after all this time Gene and Paul can't fully and whole-heartedly acknowledge Ace and Peter for their contributions to the early years of the band without at the same time including some kind of belittlement or back-handed insult to diminish their involvement.

And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame itself? It sucks too, quite frankly, in my opinion. You'll never read here about me setting off on some pilgrimage to Cleveland and setting foot in the place. I don't give a shit how much cool stuff they have on display, their blatant disdain for my favorite band of all time, coupled with the fact that people like Donna Summer, Randy Newman, Madonna and Cat fucking Stevens (also being inducted tonight) are in there, honored equally alongside the likes of true ROCK legends such as Elvis, Buddy Holly, Led Zeppelin, the Stooges, AC/DC, Queen and the Sex Pistols. It's a joke.

With all that said, I DO have to extend my sincere congratulations to ACE FREHLEY, PETER CRISS, PAUL STANLEY and GENE SIMMONS. Then, now, and forever the REAL Kiss. Congratulations guys...thank you for all the years of great music and memories. Enjoy your night of well deserved honor.

Update: 04/12/14 - Video

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

In Bookstores Today! 04/08/14 Paul Stanley "Face the Music - A Life Exposed"

Paul Stanley "Face The Music - A Life Exposed" (Released: 04/08/14)

The last of the four original Kiss members to release his own version of events on the printed page, Paul Stanley plays it just right with the timing of his as Kiss, celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in just two more days. Of course it pretty much goes without saying that I'll be hitting up the nearest bookstore later today for a copy of this one and will have some sort of review and or comments, right here, coming soon...

Released: 04/08/97 Ace Frehey "12 Picks"

04-08-97 Ace Frehley 12 Picks CD Released (Ad)

Tonight! 04/08/14 Experience Hendrix Tour 2014 @ State Theater, Minneapolis, MN

04/08/14 Experience Hendrix Tour 2014 @ State Theater, Minneapolis, MN

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Tonight! 04/08/14 Dream Theater @ Burnsville Performing Arts Center, Burnsville, MN

04/08/14 Dream Theater @ Burnsville Performing Arts Center, Burnsville, MN

Sunday, April 6, 2014

RIP Leee Black Childers - Warhol Scene Veteran, Band and Artist Manager / Promoter, Photographer

Leee Black Childers being interviewed for
"Superstar in a Housedress: The Life and Legend of Jackie Curtis" (2005)
(See video clip below)

Very sad news is beginning to spread this Sunday afternoon confirming that beloved, long-time New York City punk music and alternative arts community member and chronicler Leee Black Childers passed away earlier today. Childers had been hospitalized in Los Angeles since late March. Further details on his passing are unavailable at this time.

...and here's Leee being interviewed again, this time in London in 2009.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tonight! 04/04/14 Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel/ Black Water Rising/ Magus Beast/ Stryctnyne/ Von Hell/ Plague Legion @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall, Amityville, LI, NY

04/04/14 Jake E. Lee's Red Dragon Cartel/ Guests @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall, Amityville, NY

UPDATE: 04/05/14

Our long-time friend and Long Island, NY resident Officer Metalhead wasn't about to just sit home and miss Jake and his new band when they played in Amityville last night. This morning he sends along a trio of photos and a few words about the show...

04/04/14 Jake E. Lee @ Amityville, LI, NY (Officer Metalhead Photo001)
(Photos: Officer Metalhead)

"Jakes band is killer!! They opened with "The Ultimate Sin" and closed out the night with "Bark at the Moon." They did a few Badlands tunes and four songs off the new CD. The new songs sound GREAT live! Jake was super cool to meet and very funny. I also met the bass player and he was nice as well. My sharpie died so no autographs...I was sorta mad about that. But I did get a pick from Jake and some good pictures and a cool story!

04/04/14 Jake E. Lee @ Amityville, LI, NY (Officer Metalhead Photo002)

Below, Guitar God Jake E. Lee and our pal Officer Metalhead.
We're just a bit jealous of him this morning...

04/04/14 Jake E. Lee and Officer Metalhead @ Amityville, LI, NY (Officer Metalhead Photo003)

Update: 04/06/14 - Video!

Tonight! 04/04/14 Carcass/ Black Dahlia Murder/ Gorguts/ Noisem @ Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN

Decibel Magazine Tour2014 /w/ Carcass/ Black Dhalia Murder/ Gorguts/ Noisem


Update 04/04/14 - Video!