Red Hot Chilli Pipers – South Orange Performing Art Center, New Jersey – 06/03/2019

 

A full review of the gig can be found here:

https://ever-metal.com/2019/03/18/red-hot-chilli-pipers-south-orange-performing-art-center-new-jersey-06-03-2019/

 
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Red Hot Chilli Pipers – South Orange Performing Art Center, New Jersey – 06/03/2019

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Red Hot Chilli Pipers
South Orange Performing Art Center, New Jersey
06/03/2019
Review and Pictures by Stephen Moss

I have to admit, I was sceptical about this show. After the first song however, I was blown away. Let me explain what happened!

Before the show started I had some preconceived ideas about what it would be like. For one, I’m not a big fan of Classic Rock. So, mixing Classic Rock with Celtic music, mmm, I didn’t think I was going to like it.

Celtic music does mix well with Punk, so I tried to keep an open mind. I love bands like Flogging Molly, The Real McKenzies, Street Dogs, and the Dropkick Murphy’s. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a little different from that, though. They are more on the Celtic side of the spectrum and really stress the bag pipes and make that the highlight.

At the show in Jersey, The Chilli Pipers played a mixture of Classic Rock tracks including ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ by Queen, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ by Journey, ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC, and ‘Eye of the Tiger; by Survivor to name just a few.

One of the coolest things they did was actually a medley mash up of ‘Starlight’ by Muse and ‘Charlie Brown’ by Cold Play. They added more guitar and three bag pipes, and dudes, it worked! They also do cool versions of ‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes and put their spin on ‘Jump’ by Van Halen.

In 2007 the Red Hot Chilli Pipers walked away with the top spot on a UK TV show called “When Will I Be Famous.” They call their style of music “Bag Rock” and it has done well for them in the States. The show in South Orange was a sell-out and SOPAC, which is a beautiful Performing Arts Theater just outside of Newark, NJ, was full to the brim!

After the show, I immediately went to Apple Music and bought their albums.
If you’re looking for something new and outside the norm, I definitely recommend checking these guys out. They are currently on a huge world tour so check out their links for dates!

LINKS:
https://rhcp.scot/#
https://www.facebook.com/redhotchillipipersofficial/

https://www.instagram.com/redhotchillipipers/

US Tour Poster

 

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Hollywood Undead – The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, New Jersey – 06/03/2019

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Hollywood Undead
The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, New Jersey
06/03/2019
Review and Pictures by Andy Jansons

Since the release of their fifth studio album “Five”, California Rap Rock giants Hollywood Undead seem to always be on tour. After a worldwide album support tour they have embarked on The West Coast High tour co-headlining with Hip Hop legends Cypress Hill. In the midst of all this they are working on recording a new album slated to be released sometime this year.

Hollywood Undead are one of the cross over bands that are enjoying huge success to both Rock and Rap fans. Their latest album had a hard and heavy hitting track ‘California Dreaming’ and a hip hop style track ‘Black Cadillac’ featuring Cypress Hill front man B-Real. They can easily tour with Hard Rock bands and Rap artists, and enjoy a warm welcome from all music fans.

In the midst of the West Coast High Tour the band performed in the beautiful Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. Hollywood Undead hit the stage after performances from Demrick and Xzibit who will be, most likely, unknown to Rock fans.

The first two songs in their set came from “Five”, ‘Whatever It Takes’ and ‘California Dreaming’. The second of those could make any Metal band jealous, arguably one of their heaviest songs to date. They played three more songs from “Five” during their set ‘Bad Moon’, ‘Broken Record’ and, of course ‘Riot’, an excellent song which got the crowd into a frenzy.

Other notable hits played included ‘Day Of The Dead’, ‘Hear Me Now’, ‘Comin’ in Hot’ and ‘Everywhere I Go’.

On ‘Comin’ in Hot’ Charlie Scene (the guys all have stage names) brought a random fan on stage to play the guitar, Anthony was his name, and he did not disappoint. He impressed band members and fans alike. J-Dog also had his family from Brooklyn in attendance.

Hollywood Undead performed the show without masks, as they have taken to do lately and they gave their all. Johnny 3 Tears, Funny Man and Danny were all amazing. Since 2017 they have been using a touring drummer, Matt Oloffson, for their shows and he did one hell of a job!

Whatever your subgenre preference is in Rock, it would be well worth your time to check out Hollywood Undead if you haven’t already done so. This was a great show!

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Swilson – Swilson

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Vanishing Point Records
Release Date: 26/10/2018
Running Time: 32:17
Review by Tsarina Wilson
8/10

Swilson are a rock ‘n’ roll band from New Jersey and Los Angeles, formed in 2009, and October 2018 saw them unleash their self-titled album.

Swilson say “this album isn’t just an album, it’s a doorway.” It certainly had a good vibe for me and had me dancing around while listening to it. It’s a high energy, upbeat, full on album. There are no 7 minutes plus songs, just short, punchy, energy hitting tracks.

“Swilson” was produced by Dean Rispler (The Dictators NYC, Ross The Boss, The Wizards) and engineered, mixed and mastered by Jesse Cannon (Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure, Man Overboard)

The band consists of Stephen on Guitar and Vocals, Squeaky Dave on Stun Guitar, Dean Rispler on Bass, Chris Orlando on Drums and Seth Meisterman as Minster of Propaganda.

The album represents the progression of their attitude and line up, as the band explains; “Just like there have been many versions of you, there have been also been many Swilsons” but I think no matter the changes, this recording is a great representation of what these guys are capable of.

There is not a dull moment on the whole album, and standout tracks for me would have to be ‘Born In The Year Zero’ a bassy, drum thumping track, and ‘Axeman Of Your Dreams’ which is almost menacing with lyrics such as “a Rolex on a severed hand” and “revenge is not enough.” There is an immense guitar solo which blends into the background, only to punch its way back out again. Just outstanding!

Any track that can stop me typing and get me tapping the side of the keyboard is a good one in my eyes and ‘Stoned In Blood’ did just that. It is definitely a car window down and on full blast sort of track. ‘Witchcraft 2018’ has to be my favourite though as the nonstop beat track is a ride from beginning to end. It is full of energy and, to be fair, most of them are. I wish I could bottle their vigour and sell it, I would make a fortune! Check out ‘Wizard King’ and you will understand exactly what I mean.

I also get a real punky vibe from some of the tracks, almost Public Image Limited thrown together with the Clash and a hint of Iggy Pop but with a definite rock beat. It truly is a great package!

Although the album isn’t long at approximately 33 minutes for 12 tracks, it is nonstop from track one. I will definitely look forward to hearing more from these guys in the future.

Tracklisting:
1 – I Like Love
2 – Witch Trial Modern day
3 – Stoned In Blood
4 – Cyclops Cobra
5 – Rats With Wings
6 – Wizzard King
7 – Axeman Of Your Dreams
8 – Loaded Question
9 – Witchcraft 2018
10 – Chase Vampire CPA
11 – Monkey Brain
12 – Born In The Year Zero

LINKS:
https://swilson13.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Swilson666/
https://www.instagram.com/swilsonband/

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Hawthorne Heights – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ – 12/01/2019

 

 

A full review of the gig can be found here:

https://ever-metal.com/2019/01/19/silverstein-hawthorne-heights-guests-starland-ballroom-sayreville-nj-12-01-2019/

 

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Silverstein – Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ – 12/01/2019

 

 

A full review of the gig can be found here:

https://ever-metal.com/2019/01/19/silverstein-hawthorne-heights-guests-starland-ballroom-sayreville-nj-12-01-2019/

 

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Motograter – The Stanhope House, Stanhope, New Jersey -06/09/2018

 

 

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