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Kings of Thrash 2023 – Metal Masters and Upstart Talent – So Far, So Good…So Epic

 A freshman in college in 1990, I came up through what some might call the golden era of thrash metal. The ’80s saw iconic albums from Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, and so many more – all coming to prominence with big arena shows right around the time I graduated high school in 1990.  I […]

2022 Parabellum Tour – Metal Collective of the Year Shreds NoVA

As U.K. comedian Russell Howard wisely said in his documentary on what it was like to be an arena-level entertainer during a pandemic – locked down, with little to do but be frustrated and write new material – there’s a “golden age of entertainment” coming. The U.K. was particularly isolationist, and he predicted a pent-up […]

Ada Shows us “Hope”

Ada Pasternak; a confident, consummate professional, a true performance artist with a highly credible, exceptional background in classical and popular music, and a Berklee gem. I first found her music, and in fact last reviewed her work, in 2013, just after she joined our Fish Pond family. These were the days of the quirky “Lonely […]

Christian Lopez Comes Home to Creek’s Edge

It was a delight to catch Christian Lopez, making a rare appearance near his home of Morgantown, West Virginia, on Sunday 21st June, at Creek’s Edge Winery in Lovettsville, VA. It goes without saying that Christian’s music touches me; I have admired his writing, and loved his performances since first seeing him play in Winchester, […]

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James A Norkawich

In 2022 , James launched a musical campaign unlike any other.

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Sexworm are a female power duo out of San Diego, California.

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Brand New Eyes

Straight out of Columbia, South Carolina, this diverse pop-punk band fronted by Addie Adair, are a live audience favorite, and sure to soon be powerful headliners.

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