SHOW REVIEWS2018-09-02T16:20:57+00:00

Show Reviews

Hatebreed “20 Years of Perseverance Tour” – November 14, 2022 – Portland, Oregon’s Roseland Theater

Hatebreed!  It was a long awaited headlining show. Jamey Jasta is one of the most engaging vocalists in this genre, with a band that all truly look like they want to be there and enjoy what they do (except the bassist)…I don't think he smiled once, but perhaps smiling would take away from the substantial sound they create. I [...]

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Lamb of God | Killswitch Engage | Spiritbox | Fit For An Autopsy – Moda Center – Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – Portland, Oregon 

Lamb of God | Killswitch Engage | Spiritbox | Fit For An Autopsy - Moda Center - Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - Portland, Oregon Lamb of God was my first concert after quarantine last year, and it filled my happy heart, especially after so long with no live music. LOG is one of my favorite bands to see live [...]

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Scorpions | Thundermother – Moda Center – Sunday, October 9th, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

Scorpions | Thundermother - Moda Center - Sunday, October 9th, 2022 - Portland, Oregon I had a little issue getting my ticket, but once inside I was in my happy place. The concert-goers, while mostly older than me, had the same energy and excitement as the recent shows: My Chemical Romance show and 21 Pilots, with just a dash [...]

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My Chemical Romance | Taking Back Sunday – Moda Center – October 2, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

My Chemical Romance | Taking Back Sunday - Moda Center - October 2, 2022 - Portland, Oregon An unexpected event gave me the personal chance to come see the long awaited reunion show of My Chemical Romance. Chatting with people around me, seems like collectively, this packed arena (even the upper most level was open and full), has been [...]

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21 Pilots – Moda Center – Thursday, September 22, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

21 Pilots | Peter McPoland - Moda Center - Thursday, September 22, 2022 - Portland, Oregon It was a packed Thursday night at the Moda Center which I am always happy to see. I can't say it enough, it brings me great joy to be in a place, surrounded by people having a great time and feeling the unity [...]

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KoRn | Evanescence | P.O.D. – RV Inn Amphitheater – September 16, 2022 – Ridgefield, Washington

KoRn | Evanescence | P.O.D. - RV Inn Amphitheater - September 16, 2022 - Ridgefield, Washington Getting to this venue seems to always be a bit of a struggle, but no matter how hard, I was not missing this show. Even though this was my twelfth time seeing KoRn, I still get super excited. Plus, I was looking forward to [...]

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Miss May I | Currents | Kingdom of Giants | LANDMVRKS | Illuscence – Bossanova Ballroom – September 9, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

Miss May I | Currents | Kingdom of Giants | LANDMVRKS | Illuscence - Bossanova Ballroom – September 9, 2022 - Portland, Oregon Local Portland metal band Illuscence snuck on the bill and launched the show a half hour early!  I was so happy that we were in and searched prior to their start.  I hadn’t seen this band before [...]

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Five Finger Death Punch | Megadeth | The HU | Fire From the Gods Show Review – RV Inn Amphitheater – August 19, 2022 – Ridgefield, Washington

Five Finger Death Punch | Megadeth | The HU | Fire From the Gods Show Review – RV Inn Amphitheater – August 19, 2022 – Ridgefield, Washington It’s always a privilege to cover the first date of a tour.  It was hot, as the Pacific Northwest sun beat down on us as we awaited show time. The RV Inn [...]

By |August 20th, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|Comments Off on Five Finger Death Punch | Megadeth | The HU | Fire From the Gods Show Review – RV Inn Amphitheater – August 19, 2022 – Ridgefield, Washington

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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|Comments Off on Slipknot: Knotfest Roadshow – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater – Show Review

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

By |May 13th, 2022|Featured Home Page Banner, Show Reviews|Comments Off on For King and Country: What Are We Waiting For Tour – Veterans Memorial Coliseum – May 12, 2022 – Portland, Oregon

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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., [...]

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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 [...]

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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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