MINISTRY When Ministry last came through Vegas, a couple of years ago for Punk Rock Bowling, they were, if we’re being completely honest, kind of underwhelming. Not that it was a particularly bad show, or even a bad setlist, ...

  THE DICKIES/THROW RAG/THE DWARVES Doubledown Saloon Las Vegas The Doubledown Saloon, in case you’re unaware of it, is indisputably one of the finest dive bars in the world, and tonight they celebrate their 25th anniversary in style, with a ...

POISON IDEA: LEGACY OF DYSFUNCTION In truth, there are countless bands who could rightly lay claim to the title Kings Of Punk, but few could have held onto it for as long as Poison Idea and fewer still could have ...

  It takes just a couple of songs to realise that California four-piece Plague Vendor are something very special. One minute you’re at the bar, intent on getting a drink, the next minute your full attention is on the band, ...

Slipknot: Day Of The Gusano Review by Joshua Sindell By now, Iowa’s biggest-ever metal band Slipknot have been thoroughly covered in more than a few home-video releases, with hours of biographical, live concert and in-studio footage already available. But in ...

Photo by Phil Knott Kasabian Slippery fish, this Leicester group. They’ve named themselves (in tribute?) after one of the infamous Manson Family, their sound is a mix of gritty riffs crashing into sampled beats and electro soundscapes with the hooks ...

  LORDS OF ACID, COMBICHRIST It’s one of those nights when, to be quite honest, it’s a chore even getting to the show, and if not for being marked on the calendar for months, you probably wouldn’t bother. Streets around ...

  SLO BURN Three thirty in the afternoon is not exactly the most conducive time to be watching a band play indoors, (although in this case 4.20 would have been appropriate) so it comes as a pleasant surprise to see ...

Photo: Nuclear Blast Records Accept At this stage of their career, longtime Deutschland crew Accept are simply going to have to … well … ACCEPT the fact that they may be regarded in the numerous history books devoted to their ...

  NEUROSIS The Joint Las Vegas If there’s a heavier band on the face of the earth than Neurosis then they should probably be illegal, or at the very least come with some sort of health warning. Of course, there’s ...