In the Trenches with Davey Grahs of Pop Evil at Carolina Rebellion 2013

Modern hard rockers Pop Evil have been slowly carving themselves a serious niche in their genre over the last 5 years. I remember seeing the band for the first time back in 2009 (I believe) when they opened for Saliva. I knew these guys were going places, and sure enough, they did. This … Continue reading

The Sun is Out on the Summerland Tour – A conversation with Richard Patrick of Filter

Ah, summer. The biggest concert season of the year, and I can’t think of a better way to kick things off than with the Summerland Tour. This year, Everclear, Live, Filter, and Sponge hit the road for a trek that was both feel-good and hard-rockin’. Filter certainly brought the heavy to this tour, and … Continue reading

Relentlessly Rocking – James Cassells of Asking Alexandria at Carolina Rebellion 2013

Over the last 5 years, heavy metal has seen the surge of a new generation of bands. Bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine, Machine Head, The Devil Wears Prada, Lamb of God, and of course, Asking Alexandria, are ushering in a whole new era of … Continue reading

Rock ‘n’ Roll Brotherhood – Otherwise at Carolina Rebellion 2013

I’ve been to a lot of shows in my time as a music journalist. Interviewed a lot of bands, took a lot of photos, and traveled all across the country. So far, the best friends I’ve made in this business are my brothers in Otherwise. No matter how busy the day … Continue reading

Building a Filthy Empire – Heaven’s Basement at Carolina Rebellion 2013

One of the highlights of Carolina Rebellion 2013 was certainly the UK’s Heaven’s Basement. In the wake of the release of their debut album, Filthy Empire, the band has brought their furious rock ‘n’ roll show to the States for a ton of touring and festival appearances. Just 2 days before The Rebellion, Heaven’s Basement … Continue reading

Connecting at Carolina Rebellion with Tobin Esperance and Tony Palermo of Papa Roach

I can’t believe it’s been this long, but Southern California rockers Papa Roach closing in on 20 years together as a band. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix has made it a point to tell audiences this at all the band’s recent shows. For a guy who remembers watching the video for their breakout hit “Last … Continue reading