Artist: Twisted Sister Title: “We Are Twisted F**king Sister”
Label: Eagle Vision
Release Date: 2/23/2016 Genre: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Documentary Rating: 4/5
Before I begin the discussion about this particular music history documentary, I must make the readership aware that I have been listening to the band Twisted Sister for a number of decades now and began my own personal journey with them around the time that the “Ruff Cuts” EP was released. Believe it or not I still have a copy of it somewhere in my collection of albums. That being said I was super interested in observing the documentary that Andrew Horn put together because it was not only going to give us insight from all of the band members that we know from the classic lineup, it would also get some insight from a former member or two and the people that worked closely alongside them at the very beginning. Continue reading “We Are Twisted F**king Sister” [Blu-ray] by Twisted Sister→
Artist: Black Veil Brides Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY) Opener: n/a Date: 7/25/2011 Label: Lava Records
Sometimes I wish that all weeks would kick into gear like this one had and perhaps I should explain why. Last night I caught an intimate performance by the band Naked (who were visiting our fair Metropolis from Finland) and tonight I would be hitting a sold out show at the Gramercy Theatre by the Black Veil Brides. Yes, I did say a sold out show by the Black Veil Brides and I had to admit that this upon arrival revelation surprised me just a bit, but in a very good way. You see I had caught the BVB a couple of times over the last year and while there was a decent crowd for them during those shows; it seemed that the larger populace was missing the boat on the very energetic and entertaining band. Tonight this appears to have ended.
The band was currently supporting their latest release “Set The World On Fire” on the Warped Tour and this album comes care of Lava Records. When the chance to do a fan appreciation gig was presented as an opportunity the band went for it. I had to say that it was awesome walking into a packed Gramercy Theatre as every now and again I find this not to be the case no matter who is playing. The fans were ready to go and chanting “Black Veil Brides” again and again and finally the group took to the stage at around 8:30pm. As singer Andy Six prowled the stage you could see that he was also sporting some black tape around his ribs after a recent injury while performing. The singer had climbed high above the crowd and stumbled down causing a couple of ribs to break. It was nice to see him able to perform again but I hope he is more careful when exploring the regions away from the main stage the next time. From the moment they began it appeared that all the band members were happy to be here and the energy being exuded was almost a living thing. No one up there was standing still and at one moment you would find guitarists Jinxx or Jake and the next perhaps the bassist Ashley or Mr. Six. I loved it and the crowd was going crazy but not climbing over the barrier that separates them from the stage. Six reached out to the fans in the front rows a lot during the gig and mind you they were mostly female from what I could gauge. Many of them had presents for the singer and while some handed him embroidered thing we even found one girl giving up her costume for the night. She was dressed as Batman and handed the singer the cape and cowl. Continue reading Black Veil Brides @ Gramercy Theatre (7/25/2011)→
The Black Veil Brides were back in town and this time around were taking part in the AP Tour of 2011. The show would not only be bringing them to the public eye but also the bands D.R.U.G.S. (aka Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows) , Versa Emerge, Conditions and I See Stars. The show would start super early and find me missing the first up bands but arriving in time to catch Destroy Rebuild and the headlining Brides. To read the concert report from their sets and to enjoy the photos that were captured just scroll past the logo below. I even snagged some side images that you might enjoy.
Artist: Black Veil Brides Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY) Opener: D.R.U.G.S., Versa Emerge, Conditions, I See Stars Date: 4/15/2011 Label: Lava Music
It was only about six months ago when I last caught the Black Veil Brides in concert, and I did have a good time so was not all that against catching them in action once again. That last go round was with Motionless In White and a part of the “Entertainment Or Death” tour but tonight would be an entirely different animal and present The Brides with four other bands who were all embarking on the AP Tour which was sponsored by the Alternative Press publication. The scene for the show would once again be at the Gramercy Theatre which seems to be the place that is picking up a lot of these mid-level shows. Having attended a number of gigs that were ill attended over the past year at this same space, I was happy to find out that this AP Tour was sold out for weeks in advance. The five bands performing for this tour were Black Veil Brides, D.R.U.G.S., Versa Emerge, Conditions, and I See Stars and the gig would start very early at about 5:30pm. My own schedule kept me from being there from the beginning so I would miss the first three groups and only catch from D.R.U.G.S. on. Here is how the part of the night that I caught went down.