Starting late is never easy for an artist or the audience. With a scheduled performance time of 8:15, “clipping.”, a noise rap group from California, ended up starting at 9, and had to make the most of the intermission, which they did so by making a simple joke. But the only way to understand what made their simple joke of, “Thank you, we’re clipping.,” funny, is to understand clipping.
It seems that when large entertainment tours roll through Denver, a problem arises. Mayhem festival, featuring the likes of Korn and Avenged Sevenfold, decided they needed two days and two different venues to perform at; the Oddball Comedy Tour had one of the smallest lineups for their Red Rocks show; Riot Fest, as was all over the news, got kicked out of their initial venue and moved to Sports Authority Field. Uproar wasn’t any different, opting for only half of their talent to rock the 1st Bank Center. Luckily, the artists that performed were some of the top bands on the tour.
It is my final day at such an incredible festival! And although I will not be here, the festival will rave on for 12 hours a day for 8 more days! It was sunny, 78 degrees, and a decent amount of humidity, it was perfect weather. This day must have been hard rock/ metal theme day, for most of the bands I saw fell under that category; I could not complain for one second.
Lately, you might have been noticing bluestribute.net getting a bit . . . cluttered, shall we say? Well, Bluestribute is currently in the planning/design phase of a complete makeover. Whatever we decide to do, just know this clutter is only temporary. Besides, we have some cool new things to debut too!
by Curt Dennis
Legendary Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History’s Greatest Moments
Legendary rock n’ roll photographer Gene Kirkland, who is recognized worldwide for photographing the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80’s and 90’s, has opened up his archives for the first time in history! Twelve months ago, Kirkland teamed up with Black Lightning Gallery (www.BlackLightningGallery.com) to unearth a generous stash of shots that had remained hidden and locked away since those glory days – many spanning back nearly twenty years!
HANK3, the most famous hellbilly rock n’ roll outlaw of all time, will perform at 15 central and western U.S. tour stops this fall! The grand, four-hours-a-night, country/metal/punk HANK3 musical experience chugs on, beginning September 17th in Springfield, MO at Outland Ballroom. The tour will travel out to the southwest, ultimately making its way up north and stopping in Denver, CO at the Ogden Theatre on October 6th.
HAVOK announces headlining tour in Mexico; set to kick off “Symmetry in Black” North American tour this September
After recently completing an extensive tour of Europe, HAVOK is ready to return to North America this fall, starting with a USA/Canadian run alongside CROWBAR and REVOCATION, followed by a headlining trek in Mexico. HAVOK’s David Sanchez (lead vocals / guitars) comments: “Earlier this year was our first trip to Mexico and we liked it so much we’re coming back again this fall! We’re looking forward to seeing our maniacal fans south of the border this October. Mexico, prepare for attack…”
New England Metal pioneers UNEARTH have announced Watchers of Rule to be released via eOne Music on October 28th, 2014. Produced by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER), this marks the band’s six full length LP in their decorated sixteen year tenure. Lewis also produced the band’s previous release, Darkness in the Light in 2011.
THE CONTORTIONIST have debuted an all new music video for their latest single “Language I: Intuition” exclusively through Altpress.com today. Directed by Corey Norman, this is the first music video installment from the band since they debuted the rapidly watched “Dreaming Schematics” video released in 2012.