Author Archives: Joe Ryan

Retro Futura Set to Bring New Wave Back to the States

Howard Jones at The Paramount Article and Photos by LJ Moskowitz

It’s been tough over the years to be a New Wave aficionado in the US. Every year, fans have only been able to watch as their favorite 80’s bands tour the UK as a part of amazing festivals while they wiped tear-stained eyeliner from their eyes. Individual artists have hit the roads across the country in recent years, but those ... Read More »

The Damned Are Anything But!

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Interview by Scott Murphy February 24, 2017 – Hong Kong    Damn, you’ve got to say – 40 years after they formed in the UK, The Damned are one of the only torchbearers left from another era. As they say on one of their live albums, “All that was around was The Partridge Family, the Osmond Brothers and drum solos. Then we ... Read More »

Santa Barbara Represented at the Second Annual Okeechobee Music Festival

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Review + Photos by L Paul Mann One of the newest and unique multi-genre music festivals in the country is set to take place for the second time in natural forest wetlands just outside the rural town of Okeechobee Florida. Tens of thousands of music lovers will set up camp March 2-5, 2017 to enjoy four days at the Second ... Read More »

Photos: HRHMetal at 02 Academy in Birmingham, UK

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HRHMetal February 11-13, 2017 | 02 Academy, Birmingham, UK Photos by Pete Key REIGN OF FURY HANGING DOLL FURY ERADIKATOR BURDEN OF NOOSE LAWNMOWER DEATH HELL GEHTICA SKINDRED FEED THE RHINO EVILE RAGING SPEEDHORN ANTI CLONE SAVAGE MESSIAH For more info on HRHMetal, please visit: Official website: http://www.hardrockhell.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hard-Rock-Hell Photos appearing on this page is the property of Pete Key. They ... Read More »

Interview: The Man Behind Dragonland Music Festival

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Interview by Scott Murphy February 24, 2017 – Hong Kong  This weekend, the debut three day Dragonland Music Festival takes place outdoors in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district. It’s billed as the first time EDM is meeting pop, but it’s more than that. Now that the pioneering music extravaganza Clockenflap is 10 years old this year, it also shows that ... Read More »

KXM is “Scatterbrain” Over Their New Release

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Interview by Danny Coleman “It’s a lot different,” says KXM drummer Ray Luzier when asked about the differences and/or similarities between KXM and his “other” band KoRn. “It’s a lot different style and with all of the experience that the three of us have; well, there’s nothing preconceived. We just all put our ideas together and go from there.” The ... Read More »