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SIXX:AM, Apocalyptica

SIXX:AM and Apocalyptica rock The Bomb Factory

The Deep Ellum Arts District in downtown Dallas is known for it’s music scene, and has had many amazing music venues over the years. Recently one of those historic venues, The Bomb Factory, reopened and what could be a better way to show they intend to inject some major energy into the Dallas music scene then by bringing in SIXX:AM and Apocalyptica.

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KISS FM Jingle Ball 2013

Jingle Ball 2013 Starts Holiday Season With A Bang

The iHeart Radio/KISS FM Jingle Ball kicked off in Dallas last night at American Airlines Center to a huge turn out. This was great news not only for the artists performing, but for the Kidd’s Kids organization started by the late Kidd Kraddick. One dollar from every ticket sale went to the organization and from the looks of things that was a very nice-sized contribution. As holiday parties go it was a good way to start off the season.

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Dallas is Going To Hell

Anytime The Pretty Reckless come to town, fans in Dallas get pretty excited. October 4, 2013 was no different. People lined up to see the Going To Hell Tour, consisting of The Pretty RecklessHeaven’s Basement from the UK, and Louna from Russia. Already a fan of The Pretty Reckless and having heard Heaven’s Basement before but not seen them live, I was looking forward to the show. Louna I had not heard of until that night but they made a very lasting impression for more than just one reason.

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Blameshift Rolls Into Dallas

With several clubs in the Deep Ellum district of downtown Dallas, TX, there are usually several shows to choose from on any given night. Wednesday is one of the quieter nights, so the fact that there wasn’t very much of a crowd at Wits End wasn’t all that surprising. It was a pity, though, because they all missed one hell of a show as Blameshift and Super bob rolled into town and pulled in local boys The Circle and Waking Alice along for the ride.

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Ville Valo Interview at Rock Allegiance

After a very successful show in Grand Prairie the night before, we sat down with HIM frontman Ville Valo before the Houston show to talk about returning to touring after a long break, album sales, Helldone, and the possibility of a long awaited Latin American tour.  A big thanks to Ville for taking the time once again and keeping up our long standing tradition of sitting down for a chat when he’s in town.  It is always a pleasure.

Rock Allegiance Tour Barrels Through Texas

With the summer concert season coming to a close, a few tours were still headed down to the Lone Star State. The Rock Allegiance Tour hit Grand Prairie and Houston, Tx this past week it continued its twenty four city tour of North America. And though ticket sales have been a bit lower than most would have liked, that didn’t stop the bands from putting on a killer show or the fans that were there from showing their love.

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Mayhem Fest 2013

Mayhem Fest wraps things up in the Texas heat

The first thing you notice about Mayhem Fest is the heat. August in Dallas, Texas is hard on any band playing an outside gig – and hard on the fans – but put three stages full of bands out at Gexa Energy Pavilion and start the whole thing at 1pm and you’ve got a seriously metal experience.

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