Gig Reviews

Submitted by al on Oct 19, 2019
Female fronted locals No Light Above took the small makeshift stage first. Kelly and crew came in fast and hard. Guitar melodies, thunderous percussion and screaming vocals tore through the opening act. As they grinded through their set, the fans knew that this was only the beginning.  Squidhammer… Read More
Submitted by mark on Oct 19, 2019
For those that aren’t familiar with Crobot, you need to get to know these guys. This foursome out of Pennsylvania features lead singer Brandon Yeagley, Chris Bishop on guitars, Dan Ryan on drums and bassist Eddie Collins. While they have released three full length albums and an EP previously, their… Read More
Submitted by kat on Oct 13, 2019
The tiny venue could be found up some steep, curved stairs. It’s so small that it even lacks a bar, so if you want a drink you have to head back down the spiralling works of Satan. However, something about the entire place just made it feel very welcoming. As 7:30pm hit, the crowds gathered up to… Read More
Submitted by mark on Oct 12, 2019
When it comes to hard rock and heavy metal bands, there are all different genres and styles. But Alien Weaponry occupies a category all to themselves. Hailing from New Zealand, this three piece band is comprised of brothers Henry DeJong on drums and Lewis DeJong on vocals and guitar, as well as… Read More
Submitted by ellen on Oct 6, 2019
Danko Jones started with a dark stage and flashing redlights. As the beat starts to ring out, the lights hit in as they enter the stage. They were met by raucous applause and fists raised in the air. The heavy beat pounds, and the bassist gets the crowd pumped and clapping along, as they introduce… Read More
Submitted by mark on Oct 5, 2019
First up to take the stage at the Hard Rock Live was California’s Sunflower Dead. This hard rocking band has been building steam with three albums that have been successively better than the previous release. Having toured with bands like Hellyeah, In This Moment, and Korn they have definitely… Read More
Submitted by al on Oct 5, 2019
Dead Poet Society has that raw, yet clear sound that deserves attention. From the opening songs like the bluesy “Lo Air” with it’s to and for energy, “Sound and Silence” anthem like chorus, to the pop-like “American Blood”, DPS caught the attention of the Milwaukee crowd quickly.  Set list: Lo Air… Read More
Submitted by mark on Sep 28, 2019
From the moment that Toxic Holocaust took the stage, they grabbed the audience and refused to let go. This trio led by bassist Joel Grind certainly meant business tonight and were clearly on top of their game. Their blend of punk and thrash were the perfect musical recipe to get the crowd going.… Read More
Submitted by ellen on Sep 21, 2019
The room was filling up already, which can be unusual for the first band, Tequila Mockingbyrd. It’s great to see another kick-ass girl rock band on a big stage, always need more! Blue lights flooded the stage as they start to play. Their bouncy songs and performance was full of energy, making them… Read More
Submitted by ellen on Sep 15, 2019
We were treated to a quick 20 minute taster set by Oxygen Thief. The contrast between the bright flashes of the strobe lighting and the dark room, complimented their heavy yet bouncy music style. Oxygen Thief are a folk punk and rock band, interchanging between acoustic and electric. Barry Dolan… Read More
Submitted by alex on Sep 8, 2019
Taking things from the start, the opening act, The Price, gave a good performance, but only for a limited crowd (supposedly due to the early opening on a weekday). Their mixture of alternative-meets-nu metal-meets-post grunge proved quite interesting, testifying for a band with talent. We might… Read More
Submitted by ross on Sep 2, 2019
Wayne Hussey and Evi Vine performed in a cozy live space on the second floor of the pub and one is immediately relaxed by the intimate feeling of venue. No hustle and bustle of crowds or deafening murmuring, just a real sense of peace. The atmosphere was an almost perfect overture for the tone of… Read More