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A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE OUR GENERATION’S GREATEST PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND AT A SMALLISH VENUE

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A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE OUR GENERATION’S GREATEST PROGRESSIVE ROCK BAND AT A SMALLISH VENUE

I was pretty surprised when I heard that The Mars Volta, who have previously sold out Terminal 5 (a huge new-ish venue in Manhattan) and are scheduled to play the Hammerstein Ballroom (another enormous Manhattan venue), are also playing at the much more intimate Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey on this tour.

Say what you will about the band — they are indeed quite a live experience to behold and have clearly captured the attention and imagination of a myriad of many serious music lovers in their 7 year run for good reason.

And so on September 18th, while Vince and Axl are giving each other h.j.s in the back row at the Opeth/High On Fire/Nachmystium extravaganza, me and the Gibbler will brave smelly NJ in the name of fiery PROG. A chance to see a band up close that usually only plays sold-out shows in gigantic venues doesn’t come along so often; I believe there are still tickets left, so don’t delay, and let’s rockit!!

See you in the stony non-pit…

[read my Sunday Spotlight on The Mars Volta and check out plenty of their wicked tunes]

-KW

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