*Written by Mike Deitzman (The Masked Promoter) *Photos by Lee Hoffman, David Barnas and Cody Bollinger First things first, due to the nature of this blog, I’m going to be writing a lot. There’s a lot I need to get off my chest. So, if you have ADD or don’t feel like reading a short … More Musings from the Door Guy Pt. 3: Is This Really Happening?
True story: At 630 am on Friday, March 31 2017, I got a Facebook message from Alaysa Dale that said something to the effect of, “Hey, could you guys push your start time to 9 tonight? There’s a beer blast going on that I just found out about and it ends at 9. We can … More The Metal Celebrates 2 Years of Glory!
Photo credit: Florian Ayala Fauna I had my first experience at Dreamland last night and instantly fell in love with the place. I’ve always had a thing for house shows and basement shows, but Dreamland takes that feeling to a whole new level. Converting that house into a show space was easily the best thing that … More Show Review: Circular Logic, Ophelia’s Looking Glass, Goblin Hovel and Ferus Din at Dreamland
It should go without saying that Daniel Drexel (Enthauptung) knows how to set a “black metal” atmosphere. Last night, inside a lodge at Powder Mills Park in Pittsford, NY, we witnessed his latest show concoction come to life. It was a 3 band bill, made up of Mavradoxa (a killer new black metal outfit with … More Show Review: Enthauptung, The Highest Leviathan and Mavradoxa at Powder Mills Park
*Written by Lindsay Leyland I teamed up with Educate a Bull about a year and a half ago to foster. Since then, I’ve fostered twice and failed both times, lol. Those unfamiliar with the term “foster failure”; it means you take in a rescue dog with the intent to foster until it is adopted to … More Show Review: See You in the Pit
Written by Drew Celestino* Featured image by Jeff Yeager (Source: http://www.metallica.com)* Prior to last night’s show at The Opera House in Toronto, I had seen Metallica 13 times. The last time was here in Buffalo in 2009, at the then-named HSBC Arena. Since the conclusion of the Death Magnetic tour, Metallica has not toured North America … More Show Review: Metallica at The Opera House in Toronto, ON, Canada
Co-written by Vick Sacha and Mike Marlinski (but mostly Vick) Eareckson Murray posted something last night about how there were four shows relevant to our mutual interests in Buffalo last night. Yet, Mike and myself found ourselves making the trek to Webster, NY for night two of Battlecross‘s Winter Warriors Tour. Which was actually our … More Show Review: Winter Warriors Tour 2016