Northern Invasion 2018 Lineup Announced

Northern Invasion 2018 Lineup Announced

December is upon us.  The holiday season marks not only the end of the year.  But a reminder that Festival Season will be upon us soon.  The Fourth Annual Northern Invasion, part of AEG’s and Danny Wimmer Presents, World’s Loudest Month, announced it’s 2018 lineup.  As follows: Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Temple Pilots, The Used, I Prevail & Parkway Drive To Perform All Tickets & Packages On Sale Now Tool,…

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Northern Invasion 2017 Returns With The Worlds Loudest Month

Northern Invasion 2017 Returns With The Worlds Loudest Month

Northern Invasion is back, as part of the Worlds Loudest Month, for a third consecutive year. Following the lead of our European friends, festivals have started to gain a foothold in the American way of life. With events like Rocklahoma and Rock on the Range entering their second decades. And for those hearty souls in the northern Midwest area of the Twin Cities, we have Northern Invasion. Two days of rocking, camping, drinking and… rocking!  Taking…

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Five Bands To Wake Up For At Northern Invasion

Five Bands To Wake Up For At Northern Invasion

The Worlds Loudest Month is just a few weeks away. For those of us in the North Star state and surrounding area that means a trek to Somerset, Wisconsin for the second Annual Northern Invasion May 14th and 15th at the Somerset Ampitheater.  The follow up to the 2015 sold out event has been expanded to two days.  This year’s lineup features plenty of heavy hitters like Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Korn, and Shinedown.  And while…

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The Mad Mad Ones – Down The Rabbit Hole (Album Review)

The Mad Mad Ones – Down The Rabbit Hole (Album Review)

Wisconsin band The Mad Mad Ones describe themselves as “…a little bit old school Sabbath, a little bit punk, a little bit Indie, and a little bit alternative”, which is appropriate.  Formed in 2010, the band is made up of Ted Fox (Guitar/Vocals), Nick Bretl (Drums), Jeff Sandbom (Guitar) and Ryan Anderson (Bass).  They cite a slew of Stoner and Grunge bands as influences and their sound certainly echoes these influences, but in a unique…

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Album Review: Axis is back in “No Man´s Land”

Album Review: Axis is back in “No Man´s Land”

American melodic metallers Axis (NOT to be confused with German hard rock band Axxis nor the British NWOBHM band by the same name) came to life in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1981 when drummer Brian Reidinger left high school and decided to start a new professional band. Reidinger´s influences where bands like The Sweet, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Van Halen among others. First he recruited his friend and locally well-known vocalist/guitarist Doug…

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Five Things You’ll Need For Northern Invasion

Five Things You’ll Need For Northern Invasion

  As a native Minnesotan there are only three reasons I willingly cross the border into Wisconsin.  Beer on Sundays.  A play date with my BFF Aaron Camaro.  And a rock show.  Or in this case an Invasion.  Part of the World’s Loudest Month festival series, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal are set to invade western Wisconsin on May 9th at the Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset WI with the Northern Invasion Festival.  I have seen at…

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Jack Russell Storyteller Live Acoustic Show at St. Croix Casino. February 19th. 2015

Jack Russell Storyteller Live Acoustic Show at St. Croix Casino. February 19th.  2015

Jack Russell came to Saint Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, WI Thursday night bringing only his guitar player Robby Lochner and forgetting his tambourine.  A few hours after I received the what’s, where’s and when’s about my sit down with Jack I got another call from Jack’s manager.  Apparently Jack’s tambourine didn’t make the flight.  And since ya probably don’t know, Turtle Lake, WI isn’t exactly close to a Guitar Center.  Catching me before I left…

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