RPM Fest Brings Metal to Massachusetts

The fifth annual RPM Fest united the Western Mass metal scene this past Labor Day in the beautiful outdoors of Montague, Massachusetts. Proudly hosted by the Miller’s Falls Rod and Gun Club, the festival boasted two outdoor stages and one pavilion, still with plenty of room for cornhole tournaments and a vast forest of campers. There was never a dull moment, with over 50 bands spanning three days, tons of unique vendors, and a variety of food trucks. As if that wasn’t enough, each day of the festival scheduled activities both before and after the daytime performances.

Taste of Madison 2019 - 94.1 WJJO Stage - Madison, WI

P.O.D. closing out day 2 of Taste of Madison in front of Wisconsin Capitol building.

Taste of Madison is a two-day annual tradition in Madison, Wisconsin. Each year, food vendors from around the area fill the streets surrounding the state capitol. In addition to the delicious food options available, local radio stations (94.1 WJJO, 106.7 The Resistance, Today's Q106, and 93.1 Jamz) sponsor separate music stages and provide free entertainment throughout the weekend.

 

Alber Solo And The Firebird Blues - Lookin' Good EP (Album Review)

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I don't normally do things like this, and to be honest it isn't normally the code of practice when it comes to album reviews, but it is not a bad thing to break the rules every now and again, right?Especially when the musician/s are mesmerising, hypnotic and play with such passion and soul. 

For me, I have to fully connect and feel the music right from my fingertips to my very toes, and that is why I am sat here writing about Alber Solo and The Firebird Blues

Knocked Loose - A Different Shade Of Blue (Album Review)

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The last few years will go down in history as one of rebirth and reimagining. No genre has felt this shift more than Hardcore. Coming out of virtually nowhere with their 2014 EP Pop Culture and again with their debut full length in 2016’s Laugh Tracks, Kentucky Hardcore outfit Knocked Loose brought a very abrupt and welcome disruption to the industry.