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August Burns Red – Portland, Oregon – Roseland Theater – August 6, 2022 Show Review

August Burns Red | We Came As Romans | Hollow Front |Void of Vision – Portland, Oregon – Roseland Theater – August 6, 2022 Show Review There is no doubt that August Burns Red was the Headliner!  Wait!  I’m getting ahead of myself. It was a hot Saturday night in Portland, Oregon when this group of bands came to [...]

By |August 15th, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

Machine Gun Kelly | Avril Lavigne | Willow – Moda Center – Portland, Oregon  07/21/2022

Machine Gun Kelly | Avril Lavigne | Willow - Moda Center - Portland, Oregon - July 21, 2022 I’ve never seen a line of fans as long as it was for the Machine Gun Kelly Mainstream Sellout Tour. Maybe KISS was a close contender?  From teenage to senior, Portland came out in droves to see the show. Up first [...]

By |July 25th, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

Thy Art Is Murder | After the Burial | Currents | Brand Of Sacrifice – Show Review – Portland, Oregon – June 18, 2022 – Bossanova

Thy Art Is Murder | After the Burial | Currents | Brand Of Sacrifice - Show Review - Portland, Oregon - June 18, 2022 - Bossanova To sum up this show in one word would be "Woah."  I haven't been to a show with this much stage-diving, moshing, and energy in a very long time.  Portland was out in [...]

By |June 21st, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

Slipknot: Knotfest Roadshow – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater – Show Review

Slipknot: Knotfest Roadshow - RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater - Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - Ridgefield, WA We were not going to miss this show, even on a Tuesday night. MIRP was fortunate enough to have two of their reviewers at the show along with our photographer. This review will have perspectives from both Susie and Susanna. Slipknot always [...]

By |June 17th, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

Midnight Club Tour Dub Edition – Hawthorne Theater – June 10, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

Midnight Club Tour Dub Edition - Hawthorne Theater - June 10, 2022 - Portland, Oregon To say I wasn’t familiar with the genre is an understatement.  I’m an extreme metal fan and jumped at the opportunity to see a real rap show. It was an incredibly rainy night in Portland, Oregon, as the fans stood in line waiting to [...]

By |June 14th, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

Nonpoint – Hawthorne Theater – Sunday, June 5th, 2022 – Portland, Oregon 

Nonpoint - Hawthorne Theater - Sunday, June 5th, 2022 - Portland, Oregon Starting the night off, 1967 is a hard rock band out of Portland, Oregon.  Straight forward, no-frills, straight-up rock, with a punk edge at times.  The drummer was incredibly animated with his dreads flying everywhere. Vocalist and the guitarist was chill except for his facial expression which [...]

By |June 10th, 2022|Show Reviews|0 Comments

Steely Dan – Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Friday, May 20, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

Steely Dan - Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Friday, May 20, 2022 - Portland, Oregon Honestly, I was not too sure what to expect heading to a Steely Dan show. I know this band is legendary and considered classic, but other than that I wasn't sure what would be in store for me. As a huge hockey fan, it felt [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

For King and Country: What Are We Waiting For Tour – Veterans Memorial Coliseum – May 12, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

For King and Country: What Are We Waiting For Tour with Dante Bowe - Show Review - Veterans Memorial Coliseum - May 12, 2022 - Portland, Oregon   The stage was set with a catwalk of sorts jetting out into the crowd.  2021 GMA Dove Award winner for “Contemporary Gospel Recorded Song of the Year" for “Joyful,” Dante Bowe opened [...]

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The HU – Roseland Theater – April 25th, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

The HU - Roseland Theater - April 25th, 2022 - Portland, Oregon Last time I was at the Roseland Theater,  I was here to see Willow Smith. I'll be honest, it was a bit tough to come out on a Monday work night but, I also can't think of a better way to kick off the week. The excitement [...]

By |May 4th, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|Comments Off on The HU – Roseland Theater – April 25th, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

The Warning – Hawthorne Theater – April 22, 2022 – Portland,  Oregon

The Warning - Hawthorne Theater - April 22, 2022 - Portland,  Oregon Friday night at Hawthorne Theater feels just right. Weather was dry all day until we got in line a little before the doors opened, then it decided to rain. Oh how I love the Pacific Northwest. While getting soaked standing in line with other concert goers, I [...]

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Deftones and Gojira – Portland, Oregon – 2022 Tour

Deftones and Gojira - Portland, Oregon - April 14, 2022 - Moda Center We waited a LONG time to see Grammy nominated bands Deftones and Gojira…like a long time. The postponed 2021 show was finally recognized as they hit the stage last night, April 14th, in Portland, Oregon, at the Moda Center Theater in the Clouds. Up first was [...]

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Imagine Dragons – Portland, Oregon – 2022 Tour

Imagine Dragons with MØ - Portland, Oregon - March 10, 2022 - Moda Center The excitement didn't hit me until I was standing in line to get in. I looked around at my fellow concert goers and noticed a lot of families with kids of all ages. This was a family affair for sure. It was great seeing people [...]

By |March 15th, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|Comments Off on Imagine Dragons – Portland, Oregon – 2022 Tour

Judas Priest: 50th Anniversary Tour – Moda Center – March 10, 2022 – Portland Oregon

Judas Priest: 50th Anniversary Tour - Moda Center - March 10, 2022 - Portland Oregon In today’s world, there are so many metal bands. So many, that it’s hard to keep up. Remembering album names, song names, member names is nearly impossible. Back in the simpler 80/90s, mighty bands such as Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Quensryche, etc., [...]

By |March 12th, 2022|Show Reviews|0 Comments

Cannibal Corpse USA Tour 2022 – Portland, Oregon

Cannibal Corpse with Whitechapel, Revocation, Shadow of Intent – Portland, Oregon – March 8, 2022 – Hawthorne Theater Photo by Alex Morgan The first time I saw Cannibal Corpse was at the tiny, now defunct, legendary, Satyricon in Portland; it remains one of my all-time favorite shows.  Intimate.  Scary.  Life altering.  There was vomit, urine, sweat, beer, and [...]

By |March 10th, 2022|Show Reviews|Comments Off on Cannibal Corpse USA Tour 2022 – Portland, Oregon

Nile: The Age of Vile Divinities US Tour 2022 – Show Review

Nile - Portland, Oregon - February 18, 2022 - Hawthorne Theatre I was so excited for this show.  I love watching Karl Sanders play.  Smooth, happy, deliberate.  One of my favorites to interview, I decided no in person interviews for a while due to the pandemic.  My brother died of covid, and I was still a bit leery. I found [...]

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Soulfly USA Tour 2022 – Show Review – Portland, Oregon

Soulfy - Portland, Oregon - February 17, 2022 - BossaNova Ballroom Soulfly is always exciting to see live.  Max Cavalera is the epitome of a rock star.  Humble, approachable, and appears to live and breathe music. I arrived timely and met up with my friend Mandi.  A quick search and proof of vaccination with ID was conducted and then we [...]

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Dark Tranquillity North American Moments 2022 – Portland, Oregon

Dark Tranquillity - Portland, Oregon - February 13, 2022 -Bossanova Ballroom It was a beautiful day in Portland, Oregon and I was so excited to see Johan Reinhold, one of the guitarists for Dark Tranquillity.  A few years ago, I had the pleasure of taking a summertime walk with a group of Dark Tranquillity’s crew and Johan came along.  He’s [...]

By |February 14th, 2022|Show Reviews|Comments Off on Dark Tranquillity North American Moments 2022 – Portland, Oregon

KISS – Ridgefield, Washington – September 17, 2021 – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

KISS - Ridgefield, Washington - September 17, 2021 - RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater You wanted the best, you got the best! Truly, in rock n’ roll, nothing seems to compare to the legendary and iconic band, KISS. KISS has basically created an empire. Why? Because the fans demanded it and the members (past and present) are talented both [...]

By |September 20th, 2021|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

Lindsey Stirling – Portland, Oregon – September 6, 2021 – Moda Center

Lindsey Stirling - Portland, Oregon - September 6, 2021 - Moda Center It was a great Labor Day weekend for music in Portland, Oregon this year. Eighteen long months of not going to any live music concerts, and then I got my metal fix on Saturday with an amazing concert at the Moda Center with Megadeth, followed by a [...]

By |September 19th, 2021|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

Megadeth | Lamb of God | Trivium | Hatebreed – Portland, Oregon – September 4, 2021 – Moda Center

Megadeth | Lamb of God | Trivium | Hatebreed - Portland, Oregon - September 4, 2021 - Moda Center It's been a long, long, 18 months since the last time I was at a concert. Five hundred and fifty-five days to be exact. The last live concert MIRP attended was KoRn at the Moda Center, February 27, 2020. As [...]

By |September 5th, 2021|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

KoRn | Breaking Benjamin | Bones UK | – Portland, Oregon – February 27, 2020 – Moda Center

KoRn, Breaking Benjamin, Bones UK – Winter Tour - Thursday, Feb. 27th, 2019 - Moda Center - Portland, Oregon KoRn is one of my favorite bands of all time and definitely one of my favorite acts to see live. I've seen them twelve or more times, but this show really special to me because it was the first show my [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|0 Comments

GWAR, Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, Against the Grain – Portland, Oregon – October 18, 2019 – Roseland Theater

Gwar.  I am not sure why I keep going to their show.  I’m pretty hard to offend…but they manage to offend me every single time. Let’s start at the beginning.  Against the Grain started the show.  Looking like they just got off work at the local mechanic shop and ran straight to practice to play tribute to their favorite bands:  [...]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|Comments Off on GWAR, Sacred Reich, Toxic Holocaust, Against the Grain – Portland, Oregon – October 18, 2019 – Roseland Theater

Show Review:  Jjinjer | Othrys  | Vintersea | Von Doom – Portland, Oregon – 2018

It was one of those special nights when all of the Portland Metal scene came together for one purpose.  Metal. Jerimia and I arrived early to conduct the interview with Tatiana and Eugene of Jinjer.  After a successful and pleasant half hour with the duo, we found our spot inside the Paris theater. Up first was one of my favorite [...]

By |October 15th, 2019|Show Reviews|0 Comments

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