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PHOENIX — Jonny Hawkins’ vocal acrobatics were absolutely mesmerizing.... His voice evolved from gravel enriched screams as they opened with “Turn It Up”, to technically precise softness in the opening verse of “Go To War”. And, oh yes, he made his presence known early in ...Read More
Tori Amos performing live at Orpheum Theatre
Tori Amos’ show at Orpheum Theater on her “Ocean to Ocean Tour", with support from Companion, was a sold out event. In this grand structure of a venue, a ceiling painted like the sky and lit with starlight, the audience seemed to recognize we were ...Read More
Phoenix, AZ — Failure returned to Crescent Ballroom for the third time since their reunion in late 2013, much to the delight of an eager and boisterous crowd. This was the first US tour in over 3 years, thanks to COVID, and was to support ...Read More
Goth Brooks Zoom interview stills
In this episode of Burning Hot Interviews, host Ryan Novak talks with Xiån Austin [3pac] & Mike Lee of Goth Brooks about how they conceptualized the band beginning with the name, making multiple genres work within a song, wanting to compose a classical music and ...Read More
Lamb of God follows 2020's No. 1 Hard Rock Album with a vicious new testament. Riding high on a creative renaissance saluted by the likes of Rolling Stone and NME, the Grammy-nominated goliath returns with the gloriously unhinged Omens, produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur ...Read More
Yngwie Malmsteen thrills fans at Marquee Theatre during the Parabellum Tour 2022, featuring metal acts Jessikill, Culprit and Deimer. ...Read More
Screenshot of Robert Wax and Ryan Novak doing a Zoom interview
On the cusp of the release of the Crashing Cairo's next single "Souls", frontman Robert Wax discusses how the Beatles and David Bowie made him fall in love with music, the importance of U2, full-circle moments, working with legends, drawing inspiration from a radio contest, ...Read More
Brooklane promo photo (cropped)
Pop-punk band Brooklane recently released their new single “Breakaway” on April 28th of this year, and they are gearing up for a tour with details yet to be revealed (get notified here). Inspired by bands like The Story So Far, State Champs, and Neck Deep, ...Read More
Pearl Jam - Gila River Arena
Pearl Jam’s concert at Gila River Arena, opened by Eddie Vedder and Pluralone, felt like a genuine connection between band and audience. Here, the show is recounted by music journalist and mega-fan Ryan Novak after a 30-year wait to see them live. ...Read More
Arch Enemy by Katja Kuhl
On July 29th, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy will unleash their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. For fans that can't wait for the record's release, the band is now offering a new 7", Sunset Over The Empire (due out May 20th) - ...Read More

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