Concert Review: Rob Zombie “Super Monster Sex Action Tour 2015″

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Each time Rob Zombie takes the stage he does not disappoint and this night’s show was no different

Concert Review: “Transgender Dysphoria Tour 2015″ Buffalo, NY

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(Against Me!)…the band sounded killer as always which made for a really great night of music.

CD Review: Tremonti “Cauterize”

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Even though I found the first half of the album to be a bit redundant as a whole “Cauterize” is a rawkus 10 track release

Anti-Flag’s Chris No. 2 talks about new album “American Spring”

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Bass Guitarist for Anti-Flag

Blu-ray/CD Review “Melissa Etheridge: A Little Bit of Me: Live In L.A.”

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With Etheridge’s last live release clocking in at over 2 hrs. and packed with bonus footage there was certainly something’s left to be desired.

CD Review: Nekrogoblikon “Heavy Meta”

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Even if you are not a fan of the whole goblin perspective “Heavy Meta” is strong enough to stand on its own as a solid extreme metal album.

Jason Becker talks about new signature products and collaboration with Guitar Player Magazine

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Legendary Guitarist with Cacophony

Concert Review “Abominator Tour 2015” Syracuse, NY

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The night proved to be a unique and up close experience that the Syracuse crowd seemed to really enjoy.

Coal Chamber’s Mikey Cox talks about new album “Rivals”

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Drummer for heavy metal band Coal Chamber

Testament’s Chuck Billy talks about signature line of vaping pens “The Chief”

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Vocalist for the legendary bay area thrash metal band Testament

Steve ‘N’ Seagulls’ Puikkonen talks about debut album “Farm Machine”

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Drummer for the Finnish bluegrass/rock/metal band Steve ‘N’ Seagulls

CD Review: Good Riddance “Peace in Our Time”

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From start to finish “Peace in Our Time” held my attention and made me want to get up and move.

CD Review: Coal Chamber “Rivals”

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Long time Coal Chambers fans who have been wishing for the release of new material prayers have been answered as “Rivals” will certainly meet their expectations.

Witness Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker and More on the 2016 Axes & Anchors Cruise

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Cruise with Today’s Greatest Guitar Gods – Setting Sail February 20, 2016 from Miami, FL

Announcing the Second Annual “Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards” Fueled by Monster Energy Drink

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Set for July 22, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH

CD Review: Anti-Flag “American Spring”

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Solid song structure consisting of catchy choruses and thought provoking verses make this an album that gets in your head and stays there

CD Review: Revolve “The Road to Here”

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With such a solid effort from the bands first attempt I am anxious to hear what they will do next as the future seems bright for Revolve.

The Runaways’s Cherie Currie talks about latest solo album “Reverie”

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Lead singer in The Runaways

Prong’s Tommy Victor talks about new album “Songs From the Black Hole”

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Lead singer/guitarist for the heavy metal band Prong

Robben Ford talks about new solo album “Into the Sun”

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Guitarist/Collaborator with Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison and Kiss

Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn talks about directing the film “Mall”

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DJ in rock band Linkin Park

Fall to June’s Ben Badger talks about newest album “

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Lead singer of Fall to June

CD Review: Judas Priest “Defenders of the Faith” 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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Though I wasn’t a fan of all the discs from the “Defenders of the Faith” 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition I found the live portion of this release more than made up for it.

VITAL Emcee discusses his newest mixtape ‘F.A.G.’ (Free of All Guilt)

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Hip-Hop/Rap Musician

Concert Review “An Evening with Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield” Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA

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The first collaboration between Mayfield and Avett and hopefully not the last as the magic heard on the album was flawlessly created on stage

Concert Review: John 5 and the Creatures, Montage Music Hall, Rochester, NY

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Though this may be John’s first tour as a solo artist he’s certainly no stranger to the stage as his 20 plus years of experience in music certainly showed as he worked the audience like a true veteran of the stage

Hollywood Undead Set to Perform at Both Festivals This Spring And Kick off World’s Loudest Month With Official Monster Energy Welcome to Rockville Pre-Party In Jacksonville

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Hollywood Undead Unveils New Video for “day of the Dead” Today…

Drowning Pool’s CJ Pierce reflects on the 13th anniversary of album “Sinners”

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Guitarist for heavy metal band Drowning Pool

Crazytown’s Seth “Shifty” Binzer talks about new album “The Brimstone Sluggers”

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Front man of Crazytown

Monster Energy’s Welcome to Rockville Announces Tequila World and Onsite Sponsor Activites for Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival April 25 & 26

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Onsite Sponsor Activities, Tequila World Details, And Interactive Art Installation with Notable Graffiti Artist Risk Announced for Florida’s Biggest Rock Festival

CD Review: Rob Zombie “Spook Show International Live”

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Recorded during the “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” tour Rob and his band deliver their signature show right to your living room.

CD Review “Immortal Randy Rhoads- The Ultimate Tribute”

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Produced and compiled by Grammy Award winning producer Bob Kulick the album certainly lives up to its title.

Bumblefoot talks about latest solo album “Little Brother is Watching”

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Co-lead guitarist with Guns N’ Roses

CD Review: Bumblefoot “Little Brother is Watching”

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Bumblefoot takes you on a musical journey that will light up your senses.

Modest Mouse Set to Headline Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival 2015

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Festival Confirmed for Spring Break weekend- March 7 & 8

Jim Wilson talks about new group called Motor Sister

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Guitarist with groups like The Rollins Band, Daniel Lanois and was a founding member of the blues rock band Mother Superior

Oh, Sleeper’s Shane Blay talks about touring with Wovenwar

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Vocalist for Oh, Sleeper

Fozzy’s Chris Jericho talks about latest album “You Wanna Start a War”

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Frontman of Fozzy

ShipRocked 2015: Party Hard, Vacation Harder!

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This year was better than ever with an optional added day on the ship for the Superbowl Sail Away pre-party, but even with that addition, most survivors of this voyage at sea couldn’t get enough!

RED’s Randy Armstrong talks about album “Of Beauty and Rage”

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Bassist in band RED

Seth Avett discusses new album “Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith”

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CD Review: Motor Sister “Ride”

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Though there is no new material contained on “Ride”, the new versions of songs like “Beg Barrow Steal” and “Fork in the Road” blast our your speakers.

CD Review “Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliot Smith”

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The recordings have a very natural and warm feel which makes this an album you can put on after a long day and just escape into the music.

Concert Review “Juggernaut Tour 2015″ Rochester, NY

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Despite weather putting a huge damper on the evening’s attendance the 3 bands that performed demonstrated nothing but sheer professionalism.

Dweezil Zappa talks about Randy Rhoads tribute album “Immortal Randy Rhoads- The Ultimate Tribute”

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Guitarist and son of Frank Zappa

When It Was Time To Party, We Partied Hard – An Interview With Andrew W.K.

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Musician “Party Hard”, TV Host, DJ, “King of Partying”

John 5 talks about latest album “Careful with that Axe”

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Guitarist with with Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie

CD Review: John 5 “Careful with That Axe”

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You don’t have to be a guitarist to enjoy the over the top instrumentation, eerie overdubs and/or crunching heavy metal rhythms

Vanilla Ice & Coolio Headline Tin Roof’s First Outdoor Concert

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I-Drive 360’s Live Music Joint Hosts Concert In Front Of The Orlando Eye

CD Review: NOFX “Backstage Passport Soundtrack”

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Fans expecting a greatest hits type compilation should take note as this is certainly not the case

CD Review: Engel “Raven Kings”

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“Raven Kings” is certainly no different and could easily the bands most progressive work yet.

CD Review: Black Veil Brides “Black Veil Brides”

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The group has appeared to have returned to its roots as “Black Veil Brides” is a straight forward rock/metal album speckled with nods to the bands early influences.

In Flames’ Niclas Engelin talks about touring and new album “Raven Kings”

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Guitarist for the Swedish heavy metal band In Flames

Media Mikes’ Music Wrap-Up for 2014

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It’s time for our annual year end wrap up where the writers here at the site get together to present our top 5 album releases of the year

“The Dukes of Hazard” star Tom Wopat talks about his new Christmas album with John Schneider

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“The Dukes of Hazard”

Grammy Winner, Michael W. Smith talks about new album “The Spirit of Christmas”

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Christian Singer, Grammy and Dove Award Winner

Durga McBroom-Hudson talks about working with Pink Floyd on “The Endless River”

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Singer/Songwriter, backing vocals for Pink Floyd

Five Finger Death Punch’s Jeremy Spencer talks about his new biography and 2015 plans

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Drummer of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch

Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson and Chris Broderick talk about their work with group Metal Allegiance

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Megadeth bassist David Ellefson & Former Megadeth lead and rhythm guitarist Chris Broderick

Vinyl LP Review “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic – Princess Celestia”

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if you are a die-hard “”My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” fan you should make you way to the closest Hot Topic ASAP

The Rods’ Dave “Rock” Feinstein and Carl Canedy talks about new song “Great Big Fake Ones”

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David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar and vocals) and Carl Canedy (drums and vocals)

CD Review: Finch “Back to Oblivion”

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Though it lacks the charm and catchiness of the bands earlier releases “Back to Oblivion” still has something unique for the bands long time fans

CD Review: CJ Ramone “Last Chance to Dance”

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The album consists of 12 brand new tracks by Ramone and company that will surely unchain your inner pinhead

CD Review “The Only Folk Collection You’ll Ever Need” Various Artists

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30 ground breaking tracks spread over two discs which lives up to the releases name

Vinyl Review “Frozen: The Songs”

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Really isn’t the highest quality LP. It is pressed on 120g and has quite of bit of noise throughout.

Dr. Dilznik and the Last Rekrute Relese Their New Video, “Still the Same”

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They remain the most popular guests on our “Behind the Mikes” Podcast so when Dr. Dilznik and the Last Rekrute told us they were dropping their latest video we had to share the love.

Cavalera Conspiracy’s Iggor Cavalera talks about latest album “Pandemonium”

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Drummer from the heavy metal band Cavalera Conspiracy.

Vinyl Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra “The Christmas Attic”

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This is the first time that “The Christmas Attic” has ever been being made available on vinyl.

Season After’s James Beattie talks about new album “Calamity Scars & Memoirs”

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Guitarist for the hard rock/heavy metal band Season After

CD Review “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved – Original Soundtrack”

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Consists of the game’s orchestral themes scored by award-winning composer Inon Zur and the music team at Harmonix

The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy Carter talks about new album “Talkin’ Christmas!” and the band’s 70th Anniversary

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Founding member of gospel group, The Blind Boys of Alabama

Crobot discusses touring and their latest album “Something Supernatural”

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Band Members: Brandon Yeagley – Vocals and Harmonica; Chris Bishop – Guitar; Jake Figueroa – Bass Guitar and Paul Figueroa – Drums

CD Review: Exodus “Blood In Blood Out”

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Even though I found some of the lyrical subject matter to be a bit over the top I still enjoyed the album as a whole

CD Review: Lagwagon “Hang”

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Fans of 90’s punk rock darlings Lagwagon can all rejoice as the band is back with their first new album in 9 years.

Andy Wood talks about new album “Caught Between the Truth and a Lie”

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Guitar virtuoso/stylist from the Hard Rock band “Down From Up”

CD Reviews “Walt Disney Records: The Legacy Collection”

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These CDs aren’t just a collection of songs, they are an immersive experience

All Time Low’s Zack Merrick talks about clothing line “Amerrickan”

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Bassist for the pop/punk band All Time Low

CD Review: Kontrust “Explositive”

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Explositive just confirms that Kontrust is an artist that needs to permanently reside on my play list.

Queensrÿche Launch “Building the Empire”, a New Album – Pre-order via Pledgemusic

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Band Offering Fans Various Unique Experiences In Conjunction With Pre-Order Including An Opportunity For Accredited Investors To Purchase A Stake In Queensrÿche Corporation

Austrian crossover band Kontrust talks about new album “Explositive”

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Band Members: Agata Jarosz (Vocals), Gregor Kutschera (Bass), Mike Wolff (Guitar)

CD Review: Cannibal Corpse “A Skeletal Domain”

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The songs are perfect amount of time, as well as the album, and it’s a feverish blood rush of blasting drums and screeching guitars.

CD Review: Psychostick “IV: Revenge of the Vegeance”

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Psychostick is just doing what they do best. Taking a bunch of funny ideas and slapping them together in a chaotic, but structured order of silliness.

Joseph Bishara talks about his role and his score in the film “Annabelle”

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Composer of “Insidious”, “The Conjuring” and “Annabelle”

CD Review “Jeff Bridges & The Abiders: Live”

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The album it is called “Live” and I was hoping for a live recording of a concert but instead we get here a collection of live songs instead.

Spero’s Jesse Hofstee talks about new EP “Pride”

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Guitarist and vocalist for the band Spero

Helmet’s Page Hamilton talks about the 20th anniversary of “Betty” and scoring films

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Lead singer and guitarist for band Helmet and Film Composer

Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey talks about new EP “Uncovered”

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Lead singer of the heavy metal band, Butcher Babies

Dave Lombardo talks about new album with Philm called “Fire From the Evening Sun”

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Former Slayer drummer

Oscar Winning Composer, Steven Price talks about his new score for “Fury”

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Oscar Winning Composer for “Gravity”

Concert Review: “Redeemer of Souls Tour” with Judas Priest & Steel Panther @ Main Street Armory, Rochester, NY

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If the tour is coming to your area make sure to get your tickets as soon as you can as there are very few bands out there right now who can rival the power and fury of the one and only Judas Priest

Engelbert Humperdinck talks about his new duets album “Engelbert Calling”

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International bestselling artist

Casey Orr talks about Rigor Mortis’ new album “Slaves to the Grave”

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Ex-member of GWAR, Bassist for the band Warbeast

Markéta Irglová talks about her latest solo album “Muna”

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Oscar Winner for “Once”, Singer/Songwriter, The Swell Season

Troy Baker talks about video games, voice acting and “Mythos” concert

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Video Game and Anime Voice Actor in “The Last of Us”, “Naruto Shippuden”, “Avengers Assemble”

Aliya Hashemi talks about Zeta Wave’s debut EP “Over”

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Singer/Songwriter

Weston Cage talks about music and solo album “Wes Cage”

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Musician and son of actor Nicolas Cage

Tina Guo talks about music, video games and concert “Mythos”

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Classical cellist and heavy metal electric cellist

Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth talks about debut album “The Great and Secret Show” with Devilment

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Founder and lead vocalist of the metal band Cradle of Filth

Extreme’s Gary Cherone talks about new album “Retrogrenade” with Hurtsmile

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Lead singer for the group Extreme

Concert Review: Five Finger Death Punch and Volbeat – Syracuse, NY

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This packaged proved to be the exception as all the bands on the bill pulled out every available the stops to ensure those who came out this night got their money’s worth