April 24th, 2009

Lizzy Borden

Tickets are on sale for ProgPower's Midweek Mayhem

Tickets are on sale TODAY for PPUSA's Midweek Mayhem.
Use this link to purchase yours! And tickets are still available (but going fast) for the main event.
Click here before they're all gone!!

ProgPower USA’s “Mid-Week Mayhem” will return to The Loft on September 9th to commence the week’s traditional festivities.

Pagan Maximus will kick off the show with an acoustic jam. The set will feature members of both Pagan’s Mind and Circus Maximus on stage together for the first and only time. Fans can expect unique versions of songs from each band’s perspective catalog as well as favorite covers.

Mindcrime will then follow with a performance of “Operation: Mindcrime” in its entirety. The Queensrcyhe tribute band features Chris Salinas (Zero Hour) on vocals.

Fans can then take the spotlight as “Live Queensryche Karaoke” will continue with Mindcrime. Fans, band members, and “surprise guests” will then join the band on stage to perform songs all the way through “Promised Land” (Promoter Glenn Harveston has banned all Queensryche songs post-Promised Land era).

Full details can be found in the Event section.


A Viticultural Mash-Up: Wines Paired With Led Zeppelin Songs

In this month's edition of Food Coma, Anthrax's hard rocking viticulture expert Scott Ian talks about the rather unlikely wine-pairing event he's been asked to participate in. Ian's pal, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, who is Mario Batali's partner in an eatery empire that includes the hip NYC gastronomic joints Babbo, Del Posto, among others, is organizing a wine tasting evening that pairs wine with the music of Led Zeppelin.

"Led Zeppelin lends itself to wine; Hearty, robust reds match Page's raw riffs and Bonham's thunderous double bass pedal, while the band's lighter, more playful work calls for tamer, yet complex whites," explains Bastianich, who goes on to give an example. "We're pairing 'The Song Remains the Same' with two crispy acidic, chalky, mouth-tingling whites. Think about the opening guitar riff, that jangling makes me think of the bubbles rising in a glass of Champagne. We really captured the spirit of these wines, the acidity, their raciness, the treble. It's all about the treble."

Bastianich wine & Led event will be held on Saturday May 2 at Manhattan's City Winery (a music & wine venue which was the brainchild of Knitting Factory founder Michael Dorf). Scott Ian will be taking to the stage with Led Zeppelin cover band Six Foot Nurse to provide live music for pairing with the appropriate liquid.

Tickets rage from $55 to $75 and include 6 different pours paired with light bites. Click HERE for more info.