THE MUSIC PAVILION JUNE UPDATE Update as of June 24th, 2017 on development of new website and rebranding of musicbytes.us as The Music Pavilion. I am finally updating as I have been working very closely on trying to get everything for development for the new site at “themusicpavilion” (rebranding of this site). Fortunately, I have […]Read more "Taking A Step Forward on The Music Pavilion Development"
TOOL Xcel Energy Center St. Paul, MN June 9th, 2017 On June 9th, 2017, my girlfriend and I made the four hour trip back to the Minneapolis and St. Paul area (affectionately dubbed “The Twin Cities”) to attend Tool’s latest visit to The Twin Cities. In 2001, I saw them play in the same building […]Read more "Tool – Xcel Energy Center – 06/09/2017"
Update (O5/25/2017) Unfortunately, I had been attempting to work with a certain web host to get the rebranded site for Musicbytes running by at least getting a different CMS running on ASP.NET (Windows .NET based). Instead of getting this CMS loaded up and getting started on development, I’ve only ran into a combination of horrible […]Read more "Musicbytes is rebranding to The Music Pavilion"
MACHINE HEAD Song: The Burning Red Year: 1999 Band origin and formation: 1991-Present, formed in Oakland, California Latest Release: Bloodstones & Diamonds (2014) I was luckily exposed to Machine Head early and was quickly a fan. Picking up an issue of Metal Maniacs in 1994, there was a new band from Oakland California that was […]Read more "Machine Head’s “The Burning Red” and much more"
The Concert Season Is Returning…. Bands Playing Date City/State Venue Testament/Sepultura//Prong 05/04/2017 Sioux Falls, SD The District Northern Invasion (Bands Below) 05/13-15/2017 Somerset, WI Float-Rite Ampitheater Everclear 05/26/2017 Welch, MN Treasure Island Resort & Casino Iron Maiden 06/16/2017 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center Slayer/Lamb Of God 07/12/2017 Bemidji, MN Sanford Center RockFest (Bands Below) […]Read more "Upcoming Concerts (MIN, MN, ND, MT Picks)"
Hans Zimmer Feature Version 2.0 Concert Review Hans Zimmer || 06 May 2016 || Theatre Antique d’Orange Orange, France First Half Medley: Driving Miss Daisy**,, “Discombobulate” (from Sherlock Holmes**), “Rescue Me” (from Madagascar 2) Gladiator** Medley: “The Wheat”, “The Battle”, “Elysium”, “Now We Are Free” “Thunderbird” from Thelma & Louise** “Rain Man” (from Rain Man**) […]Read more "Hans Zimmer at Orange’s Roman Theatre"
Sully Erna’s powerful sophomore album, Hometown Life Sully Erna, also of Godsmack, proudly expressed his love for many types of music when he released his debut solo album, Avalon in 2010. Songs ranging from world music with tribal beats using bongos and djembes to piano and guitar ballads. Erna, who is very multi-instrumental, took on […]Read more "Sully Erna’s Hometown Life"
KIDNEYTHIEVES The Mend Red Sleeve Music Released: September 13th, 2016 A little background first I happily stumbled upon Kidneythieves around 2002 when “ZeroSpace” ended up in my years. I don’t remember the source that it came from (example: radio, running through “related artists” song samples, etc), but it instantly grabbed my ear and demanded […]Read more "Album Review: Kidneythieves: The Mend"
Update: I apologize for running behind with many things on MusicBytes that should have been done by now. That not only includes many reviews and features I still plan on working on, but also the revamping of the MusicBytes design itself. It has remained nearly unchanged since the site was founded in January 2014. I […]Read more "Things To Come"
MusicBytes: Upcoming Changes Date: 09/22/2016 Update: I originally posted, about a month ago, that I’m working on updating the look of Musicbytes. My first plan of action was to start trying to get the elements, such as the side menu, to work in more harmony with one another. Since my conception of Musicbytes in January […]Read more "Upcoming Changes (Updated 9/22/16)"