Dream Theater

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Prog Metal Bands

    Progressive Metal, unlike other subgenres of heavy metal, borrows heavily from hard rock, classical rock and early heavy metal influences. Although several of the bands on this list might not technically be considered metal, we group hard rock and metal under the same umbrella for the sake of clarit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Jay Z Once Wrote a Song for Bugs Bunny

    As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes. These were usually just credits and weren't really that important in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes they revealed some interesting facts. Specifically, they often listed who wrote certai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Which Philosophies Do These Metal Genres Exemplify?

    Metal bands have a beautiful combination of ballsiness and self-importance to put themselves out there, and risk looking hilariously self-serious. Simply put, there's no scene that gels better with my high school philosophy class than metal. You'd always rather read Kant listening to Ulver over Mode ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Eight (More) 2013 Metal Albums That Deserve Your Attention

    Last week, we unveiled our 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013. But, it's been such a great year for metal that we've decided to acknowledge some additional heavy albums worth the neck soreness they'll cause you post-headbanging. With a shout-out to some local bands, here are eight (more) metal albums that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013

    Inevitably, every "best of" list features some tiny--or not so tiny--bias from its compilers. Journalistic objectivity takes precedence, sure, but when even the definition of "metal" is subject to interpretation, there's no true one-size-fits-all best-of list. But that's often the best part of the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    This Is What An Exclusive Album Listening Party With Dream Theater Looks Like

    Last night at Germano Studios (676 Broadway) Long Island prog metal heros Dream Theater held what they billed "an intimate playback" of their new, self-titled album. The evening promised an introduction and discussion of the album with members of the band, who would also be in attendance. Oh, and f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Jones Beach Theater And PNC Bank Arts Center Schedules Announced: Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, And More

    Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheaters—the PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Oddsmaking: Will The Grammys Declare Sum 41 To Be More Metal Than Megadeth And Mastodon?

    The 54th Grammy Awards mark the combination of the Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance awards into the single category Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, which is why Mastodon and Sum 41 are up for the same award. Historically, the metal category has been one of the most confounding ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Live: The Breeders Smash the Bowery Ballroom

    The Breeders Bowery Ballroom August 18, 2009 The Breeders are way, way past "Cannonball" and you better be too. The band's first of two rapidly sold-out shows at Bowery Ballroom was loaded with classics--hell, they played half of their 1993 breakthrough Last Splash. But the Breeders' eyes were ai ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2007

    Hasta La Muerte

    Vintage thrash metal is back with a vengeance, and it's speaking Spanish

  • Music

    May 6, 2003

    Prog Wakes Up

    Paradiddles by the Dashboard Light

  • Music

    August 29, 2000
  • Long Island Voice

    August 24, 1999