5/03/2016

Halestorm, Lita Ford, and Dorothy Live NYC 4/27/16

Let's begin this by me saying something some of you may know, but most probably don't: I am a HUGE Halestorm fan. They are one of my absolute favorite bands and hold a very special place in my heart. Their music means a lot to me as it touches me on a personal level. One that I connect to in just about every aspect. I been a fan since I first heard them, but I had not seen them since they played a free show in New York City's Webster Hall back in 2010. At that point, they were just about to break big, and they played an amazing free show. Jump forward to last year when my friend and I tried to see them play in Central Park. Sadly that show was cancelled due to an actual storm.
When I found they were playing Webster Hall this year (albeit in the bigger stage!), I knew I had to buy my ticket. Most interesting is that this was coincidentally, six years and just day removed from when I last saw them. It's good that I bought the tickets then and there, as it was a sold-out show. While, it's possible they may try to play Central Park again, this was, for all intents and purposes, a big return to NYC for them. And, man did they ever bring it! I had a truly amazing time, augmented by both my love for the band and their music, as well as the need for good times, following a few weeks after the passing of my beloved little toy poodle, Topacio (AKA Topi).
Anyway, that's enough of a backstory, let's get to talking about this killer concert. Opening the show was Dorothy. This was my first even hearing about this LA based band. But, damn are they ever good. They play great blues based hard rock. Their signer Dorothy Martin has such a beautiful and soulful voice. She is quite the performer, too, as she has a great stage presence and is naturally sexy and gorgeous. I became a fan of theirs from that very instant!
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
Up next was a living legend of metal and hard rock: Lita Ford!! She sounded great and is just such an amazing musician backed by an equally talented band. They played newer songs like "Living Like a Runaway", as well as an Elton John cover in "The Bitch Is Back", and in honor of Lemmy Kilmister the classic "Can't Catch Me", which he wrote for her.
 
 
 
At one point, they played the Runaways classic "Cherry Bomb". She was joined by Dorothy Martin and Lzzy f'n Hale of Halestorm!! That was just fucking awesome! I think nearly lost my shit, at this point!

 

Lzzy stayed, and they went into signing the classic "Close My Eyes Forver". I this point I pretty much just flipped the fuck out! We all fucking did! This was beyond AMAZING!! I don't think I have the words to describe the awesomeness here! Below is a little tease. This originally was shot for my Instagram, hence, why it is only 15 seconds long.


 
 
 
 
 
Lita closed off her set with "Kiss Me Deadly". I would love to see Lita, again. Hopefully, sometime in the future, I will get that chance.

And, then it was time for Halestorm!!!! I tried to get as close as I could to the stage, but the place was packed as fuck. Anyway, Lzzy, finally came on, looking as beautiful as ever. She did a solo song, "God Bless the Beast" on keyboard. It was an amazing opener, that showed off Lzzy's beautiful voice.
 
From there the band came on and they tore right through a KILLER set. I mean they were on fucking fire during their whole performance. They, without a shadow of a doubt in my mind, proved to be one of greatest live bands, anywhere. They sounded tight and their talent just poured out.
They played lots of songs from their latest amazing album, Into the Wild Life, like "Apocalyptic", "I am the Fire, "Scream" (probably my favorite track from there), and more, as well as lots of tracks from The Strange Case of... (my favorite album of theirs, thus far, and that is saying A LOT as I LOVE all three of their studio albums), including ""Love Bites (So Do I), "Rock Show", and more. They only played one off their debut self-titled album, and it was "I Get Off".
 
Throughout the show, it was clear of their connection to the audience. I loved it when Lzzy told the tale of how her family supported her and her brother drummer Arejay (more on him later!). She also talked about coming back to NYC and how it was long overdue. Finally, she said she would play the next song, the beautiful ballad "Dear Daughter" for all the ladies in the audience. It should be noted that this point she had mentioned that this was her first time touring with all female fronted bands. She also gave props to Lita Ford for opening the doors for bands like hers.

 
Getting back to Arejay, he is a monster drummer. He played an amazing drummer solo, later joined by the drummers of the two preceding bands, Bobby Rock and Zac Morris of Lita Ford and Dorothy, respectively.

 
 
 
A little later, Lzzy asked her fans if she should just say "fuck encores" and just play three more songs, instead of leaving, wasting time, and coming back. We liked the idea, and they went with it. So next, Dorothy Martin returned and sang a powerful duet cover of "I Just Want to Make Love to You" by Willie Dixon. After, that the band went into the two final songs of the night: "Here's to Us" and "I Miss the Misery". This ended an amazing night of music and a perfect performance. It proved that Halestorm does indeed rule, and that the gorgeous and supremely talented Lzzy Hale is a goddess! All hail Halestorm!!

 
 
 
 
 

4/26/2016

Fear, Inc. (Review) 2016

This past Sat, I attended the Tribeca Film Festival and caught the new meta-horror/ comedy Fear, Inc. I reviewed it for Horrorfreak News. You can read it here: http://horrorfreaknews.com/fear-inc-review-2016/2836

4/24/2016

The 10 Hottest Babes of GAME OF THRONES

One of my favorite shows of all time comes back with a new season tonight: Game of Thrones! I really loved last season, so I am, of course excited to see what will happen tonight and beyond. The show is the definitive fantasy series of all time, I think. One of the many appealing aspects of it, is its' abundance of beautiful women. Upon making this list, I was reminded just how many there have been! So, of course it wasn't easy to make, but it sure was fun! So, get ready for tonight's episode by checking out the 10 hottest babes to ever appear on Game of Thrones!
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD (so don't bitch!)

10. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)- Let's begin the list with who is arguably the cruelest and biggest bitch on my list, blonde baddie Cersei. While, her incestuous affections for her brother Jamie are pretty gross, and she is pretty easy to hate, it doesn't stop her from being gorgeous. She certainly a MILF and an evil one at that. Her character did get fully nude last season for her walk of shame but sadly we got a body double. That being said Lena Headey's body double had an awesome figure!
9. Gilly (Hannah Murray)- This Wildling babe is sweet and beautiful as portrayed by the lovely Hannah Murray. She also serves as a love interest for Sam who protects her and her child. It's actually one of the sweetest relationships on this show. Gilly is frequently in lots of layers, but Murray is such a gorgeous woman, that she would look good in a potato sack.
8. Myranda (Charlotte Hope)- From one of the sweetest characters to one of the meanest bitches, Myranda is the lover of Ramsay Bolton. He is an awful human being so it takes an terrible person to love him. Myranda more than takes up that mantle. But, she's played by the absolutely beautiful Charlotte Hope, so I find it hard to fully hate her.
7. Shaye (Sibell Kekilli)- Shaye was a hooker that Tyrion fell in love with. Their relationship was, at one point, my favorite on the show, as I genuinely loved both characters. Unfortunately, she turned on Tyrion and got her just deserts. Regardless, of how much I went from loving Shaye to outright hating her, and I really began to hate her. Still, there is no denying her extraordinary beauty, especially As played by French stunner Kekilli. Earlier in her career, Kekilli worked in porn flicks(!), so she is perfect for this website. Anyway, she simply drips sex and looks AMAZING nude. Also, that accent is fucking hot as hell!
6. Doreah (Roxanne McKee)- The hottest handmaiden of Daenerys, she is a former whore (yeah, this is a very popular form of work in the world of GoT!). Early on in the show, she gives Daenerys advice on how to pleasure her husband. She is extremely sexy and McKay is just a vision of beauty. I had forgotten just how beautiful she was, being she died in season two, but in revisiting the first season, I fell in love all over again with her!
5. Daenerys Taragaryn (Emilia Clarke)- My second favorite character in the entire series, Daenarys, the Mother of Dragons is a fucking badass. She is a good person, but you don't wanna get on her bad side. Clarke is breathtaking and the perfect person to be cast in this role. She has gotten nude quite a few times (thank God for that!), and she has those fucking dragons! The imagine of her riding off of on Drogon last season is one of the highlights of the entire season.
4. Melisandre (Carice van Houten)- Being a bad girl is really hot. Being redhead is hot. Being into witchy stuff can be hot. So we combine all these three factors and you get The Red Woman, AKA Melisandre, who is hot as fuck and beyond! Seriously, this witch is portrayed by such a gorgeous actress in van Houten. Her dark powers only add to the evil sexiness that she has. This follower of the god of light is every bit as hot as the god she worships. Bewitching, indeed!
3. Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)- Sansa has been through some pretty bad shit. She's seen her dad's head get lopped off, she has been married to two awful human beings, and just overall, not had a pleasant time. I certainly hope things turn better for her this season. As played by beautiful redhead Sophie Turner it is easy to see how she has so many fall for her. Turner is older than the actual character of Sansa is in the books. And, thank freaking God for that. Cause otherwise, she wouldn't have made this list.
2. Ygritte (Rose Leslie)- Redhead (yeah, I love redheads!) Wildling, Ygritte was both tough and sexy. I genuinely loved her relationship with Jon Snow. She was the first to give us one of the most beloved lines of all time on this series: "You know nothing Jon Snow!" She also got frequently nude. Yay! Honestly, when she finally died I was pretty damn saddened, but her character will always rank as one of my favorites on the show. And, as played by Leslie she without a shadow of doubt, the silver medal winner of the series.
1. Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer)- This smart little vixen had to be our gold medal winner. Played by the impossibly beautiful Dormer, Margaery is a sexy and seductive lady. She is also a wonderfully complex and fascinating character. Those beautiful blue eyes! That body! That accent! That flawless face! It's just too much! Yes, this show is filled to the brim with goddesses, but from the moment she stepped onscreen, she won our hearts. And, apparently other hearts, too. Our number 10 may hate her, but we all love her!