Category Archives: JKB Presents

DARK DESERT EAGLES LANDING AT THE NARROWS CENTER IN FALL RIVER, MA ON MAY 19, 2023

For fans of The Eagles who long for the LIVE re-creation of some of the greatest hits of a generation, the Dark Desert Eagles are the ULTIMATE Tribute to The Eagles!  Led by Pat Badger, an original member of the multi-platinum rock act Extreme, the band will perform at the Narrows Center in Fall River, MA, on Friday, May 19, 2023. Purchase tickets HERE.

During a live show of the Dark Desert Eagles, songs from the best-selling greatest hits album of all time “Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” along with hits from “Hotel California,” and several gems from Joe Walsh’s solo career are masterfully re-created in an unforgettable night. Buckle up and get ready to enjoy a stunning musical tribute to America’s Greatest Rock Band in the peak of their career!

When Eagles co-founder Glenn Frey passed, Badger set out to form the Dark Desert Eagles. Badger is an enormous fan of The Eagles’ musicianship, vocal harmonies and timeless catalog. Having toured the world with Extreme, and having been a part of a group that sold over 10 million records featuring Top 10 hits like “Hole Hearted” and the Number 1 Grammy nominated smash hit “More Than Words,” Badger had a vision for the types of musicians he would need to create the ultimate tribute to The Eagles.

“But pulling off the music is just part of it.” Badger says, “We really want to bring the audience back in time to the 70s! The image is almost as important as the music and we have really paid attention to detail on the wardrobe, the hairstyles, the guitars… everything that made the Eagles so cool!” He goes on to say, “We’re not just pretending to be The Eagles, we are the Dark Desert Eagles who are the self-proclaimed World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute band from 1977! We have traveled through time to the present day and when the house lights go down, the audience finds themselves in a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode meets ‘Back To The Future’… It’s a blast!”

Expect to hear such Eagles’ classics as “Life In The Fast Lane,” “One Of These Nights,” “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Witchy Woman,” “Heartache Tonight” and many more!

The Narrows Center is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, MA. Tickets can be purchased online at narrowscenter.org or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. For those wanting to purchase tickets in person, box office hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. This concert is presented by JKB Entertainment Group/Limelight Magazine.

LILIAC TO ROCK THE VAULT IN NEW BEDFORD, MA, ON JULY 11TH

Liliac, the 5-piece Los Angeles-based, family rock/metal band, will be touring this summer to support the release of their new studio album. This female-fronted band consisting of all siblings will perform at The Vault in New Bedford, MA, on July 11th with special guest The Devil’s Twins. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

ABOUT LILIAC

LILIAC, the ‘First Family of Rock’, is a 5-piece hard rock band from Los Angeles. The band is fronted by Melody, lead guitarist Samuel, drummer Abigail, bassist Ethan and keyboardist Justin. The sibling’s talents were discovered by their dear father, Papa Liliac, also the band’s manager and producer. After many crazy nights, they honed their craft as weekend street performers on the Santa Monica pier. Their sound takes the listener back to a time when rock was complex but told a story! LILIAC’s raspy vocals, catchy lyrics, scorching guitar solos, sparkling keys, thick bass and thunderous drumming provides a familiar, but fresh take on classic hard rock. The band initially went viral on social media for their impressive covers, and videos, of classic rock and metal songs. This opened the door for LILIAC to appear on The World’s Best on CBS and America’s Got Talent, catapulting them to international recognition. It is no mystery why their covers of Dio’s “Rainbow in the Dark” and Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper won the hearts of millions and had people dancing in the dark.

LILIAC was not afraid and began writing their own hook-heavy, original material produced in their home studio by Papa Liliac. Their debut original album, Chain of Thorns, was released early 2019 and hit #1 on Amazon’s Best Seller for Rock Music Charts; proving why they say “we are the children” sent to save rock n’ roll.

The summer of 2019 kicked off their first North American tour consisting of 40 dates of sold out shows in front of 1000’s of fangs! The band opened for classic rock icons such as Loverboy, Queensrÿche, Stryper, Slaughter, and even Kiss on the Kiss Kruise! Their follow-up, full length album, Queen of Hearts, brought 13 new songs in 2020: reaching #29 on the iTunes Rock Charts! LILIAC’s 2022 “Moonlight Tour” consisted of 48 shows (44 headlining) allowing the band to sail away across the country multiple times. During this tour LILIAC ‘grew up’, further sharpening their skills, and their fangs, on the stage and impressing the likes of Bret Michaels, Vinny Appice, and multiple other rock n’ roll icons. With nearly 1 million fans on Facebook, and quickly growing on other socials, LILIAC is ready to take the world by storm.

The Vault is located at located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Ma. MUST BE 21 or OLDER with Valid ID for Entry.

KIX TO PERFORM AT THE VAULT IN NEW BEDFORD, MA ON APRIL 8TH

Platinum-selling, hard rockers KIX will perform at The Vault in New Bedford, MA, on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 8 PM with special guest Purging Sin. This show is presented by JKB Entertainment Group. Purchase tickets HERE.

The people know what’s best and KIX heed the audience’s call. At every live show, and with every new release, KIX raises the bar higher – not only for themselves, but also for their rock band peers. Steve Whiteman [vocals], Brian “Damage” Forsythe [guitar], Ronnie “10/10” Younkins [guitar], Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant [drums] and Mark Schenker [bass] continue to deliver their signature brand of raucous, roaring, and real rock ‘n’ roll.

KIX was founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Maryland, and after slugging it out as a local band, they were signed to Atlantic Records in 1981. Their self-titled debut album was released the same year, and featured concert-favorites like “The Itch,” “Heartache,” and traditional KIX show closer “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” which is now incomplete without an originally unique ad-lib performance by Whiteman. Their second album, Cool Kids yielded “Body Talk,” and the ballad, “For Shame.” KIX then partnered with producer Beau Hill (Ratt, Warrant) to create the powerhouse album Midnite Dynamite, released in 1985, which yielded another concert favorite, “Cold Shower.”

When the members of KIX traveled to Los Angeles in early 1988 to begin recording Blow My Fuse, they knew that the album could make or break the band. And sure enough, upon its release in September of 1988, Blow My Fuse outperformed its predecessors. A video for the song “Cold Blood” dominated MTV’s popular “Dial MTV” program for so long that the network was forced to change the show’s rules to knock KIX out of the top slot.

Blow My Fuse was certified Gold. Then, “Don’t Close Your Eyes” was released, and it peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, propelling the album to platinum status. Blow My Fuse cemented KIX as one of the Eighties’ preeminent hard rock acts.

In 1991, Hot Wire was released, featuring the single, “Girl Money.” As a touring act, KIX had graduated to arenas and opened for Aerosmith, KISS, Whitesnake, Ratt, and Tesla. In 1995, the band released what they thought would be their final album, Show Business, for CMC International Records, which marked the end of an era.

KIX gracefully eased back into the public consciousness in 2008. After reuniting for sold out hometown gigs, the quintet hit the stage at Rocklahoma in front of over 20,000 people, venturing out of the Mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years. Delivering a triumphant set alongside the likes of Sammy Hagar and Alice Cooper, they left their mark on both old and new fans.

The members agreed to enter the studio once again for 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, produced by Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne), the band’s first studio album in almost 20 years. Rock Your Face Off debuted at #48 on the Billboard Top 200, #5 on the Independent Albums chart, #11 on the Top Internet chart, #17 on the Top Rock Albums chart, #27 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Stores chart and #33 on the Physical chart. It also debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hard Rock and Metal chart.

A new KIX album is in the works, while the band continues to blow away audiences with their live shows across the U.S. and beyond.

The Vault is located at located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Mass. MUST BE 21 or OLDER with Valid ID for Entry.

STRYPER, KIX & THE IRON MAIDENS BRING THEIR SPRING TOURS TO THE VAULT IN NEW BEDFORD, MA

JKB Entertainment Group, the publisher of Limelight Magazine, has booked three hard rock/metal shows at The Vault in New Bedford, MA, in early spring. On March 30th, STRYPER return to support their new album The Final Battle with special guest FirstBoure. The following Saturday, April 8th, KIX will perform with opening act Purging Sin. One week later on Saturday, April 15th, THE IRON MAIDENS, the world’s first all-female tribute to Iron Maiden, will perform Maiden classics and fan favorites with special guests Groundlift and Stormstress. Purchase tickets to STRYPER by clicking HERE. Purchase tickets to KIX by clicking HERE. Purchase tickets to THE IRON MAIDENS by clicking HERE. All shows are 21+. The Vault is located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford, MA.

ABOUT STRYPER

When it comes to groundbreaking bands in the Christian hard-rock genre, Stryper is renowned for its distinctive brand of “heavenly metal,” extraordinary crossover success and venerable endurance. The Grammy-Nominated and Dove Award Winning group ascended to prominence in the 1980s with Billboard Top 40 hits like “Calling on You,” “Honestly” and “Always There for You.”

Stryper’s career album sales exceed 10 million worldwide, including 1986’s multi-platinum release To Hell with the Devil. The band also made history in 1987 when it notched three songs in Dial-MTV’s Top 10 with videos “Calling On You”, “Free”, and “Honestly”, being the first band ever to have two sings in the Top 10 simultaneously.

Today, some 35+ years after emerging from the southern California nightclub scene, the foursome continues to record, tour and perform for loyal fans around the globe. Comprising three original members including brothers Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar) and Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitar) and newest bandmate, seasoned bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of Firehouse), the group finds itself creating their finest, most powerful music yet.

With an amazing 19 studio albums under their belt (all of which have charged on the Billboard Charts), the band has remained very active since their reformation in 2004 with Sirius XM radio host Eddie Trunk saying Stryper is “more active than any other band from the ‘80s”

“We’re incredibly happy to continue to get to write a new chapter in the book of Stryper, We love making records and touring and consider ourselves incredibly blessed to get to do what we do.” says Michael Sweet, who has served as the band’s primary songwriter since its inception in 1983.

Through it all, Stryper continues to remain steadfast in their faith and their commitment to musical excellence. As for what the future holds, especially during these uncertain times, Sweet encourages everyone to be hopeful and prayerful. “Whatever you believe, I challenge you to bow your head, look up to heaven, and say a prayer to God,” he says. “Pray longer, pray harder and pray more often, and let’s see what happens. I guarantee it will change lives for the better.”

ABOUT KIX

The people know what’s best. Platinum-selling, hard rock icons KIX heed the audience’s call. At every live show, and with every new release, KIX raises the bar higher – not only for themselves, but also for their rock band peers. Steve Whiteman [vocals], Brian “Damage” Forsythe [guitar], Ronnie “10/10” Younkins [guitar], Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant [drums] and Mark Schenker [bass] continue to deliver their signature brand of raucous, roaring, and real rock ‘n’ roll.

KIX was founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Maryland, and after slugging it out as a local band, they were signed to Atlantic Records in 1981. Their self-titled debut album was released the same year, and featured concert-favorites like “The Itch,” “Heartache,” and traditional KIX show closer “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” which is now incomplete without an originally unique ad-lib performance by Whiteman. Their second album, Cool Kids yielded “Body Talk,” and the ballad, “For Shame.” KIX then partnered with producer Beau Hill (Ratt, Warrant) to create the powerhouse album Midnite Dynamite, released in 1985, which yielded another concert favorite, “Cold Shower.”

When the members of KIX traveled to Los Angeles in early 1988 to begin recording Blow My Fuse, they knew that the album could make or break the band. And sure enough, upon its release in September of 1988, Blow My Fuse outperformed its predecessors. A video for the song “Cold Blood” dominated MTV’s popular “Dial MTV” program for so long that the network was forced to change the show’s rules to knock KIX out of the top slot.

Blow My Fuse was certified Gold. Then, “Don’t Close Your Eyes” was released, and it peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, propelling the album to platinum status. Blow My Fuse cemented KIX as one of the Eighties’ preeminent hard rock acts.

In 1991, Hot Wire was released, featuring the single, “Girl Money.” As a touring act, KIX had graduated to arenas and opened for Aerosmith, KISS, Whitesnake, Ratt, and Tesla. In 1995, the band released what they thought would be their final album, Show Business, for CMC International Records, which marked the end of an era.

KIX gracefully eased back into the public consciousness in 2008. After reuniting for sold out hometown gigs, the quintet hit the stage at Rocklahoma in front of over 20,000 people, venturing out of the Mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years. Delivering a triumphant set alongside the likes of Sammy Hagar and Alice Cooper, they left their mark on both old and new fans.

The members agreed to enter the studio once again for 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, produced by Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne), the band’s first studio album in almost 20 years. Rock Your Face Off debuted at #48 on the Billboard Top 200, #5 on the Independent Albums chart, #11 on the Top Internet chart, #17 on the Top Rock Albums chart, #27 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Stores chart and #33 on the Physical chart. It also debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hard Rock and Metal chart.

A new KIX album is in the works, while the band continues to blow away audiences with their live shows across the U.S. and beyond.

ABOUT THE IRON MAIDENS

Formed in 2001, The Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of southern California’s most popular tribute acts and are rapidly gaining international recognition. The band boasts beauty as well as excellent musicianship, lively stage presence, and a remarkable stage show with theatrical scenes interspersed throughout.

First and foremost on the agenda of The Iron Maidens is talent. These women are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The band and its members have been the recipients of many awards including best tribute band, and best in category (guitar, bass, drums, voice) at events such as The Rock City News Awards, The LA Music Awards, and The All Access Magazine Award Show to name a few. The line-up is Kirsten “Bruce Chickinson” Rosenberg on vocals, Linda “Nikki McBURRain” McDonald on drums, Courtney “Adriana Smith” Cox and Nikki “Davina Murray” Stringfield on guitars, and Wanda “Steph Harris” Ortiz on bass.

The Iron Maidens cover Iron Maiden material from all eras of the band’s career, encompassing the band’s biggest hits as well as fan favorites. The stage show includes appearances by Maiden mascot Eddie, the grimreaper, the devil and more.

The Iron Maidens have packed houses everywhere they have played.

KIX TO PERFORM AT THE VAULT IN NEW BEDFORD, MA, ON APRIL 8TH

Hard rock band KIX, who rose to stardom with their album Blow My Fuse, will perform at The Vault in New Bedford, MA, on Saturday, April 8, 2023, in a concert presented by JKB Entertainment Group. The’s band’s lineup includes original members Steve Whiteman, Jimmy Chalfant, Ronnie Younkins and Brian Forsythe with long-time member Mark Schenker on bass. Purging Sin open the show. Purchase tickets HERE.

KIX

The people know what’s best. Platinum-selling, hard rock icons KIX heed the audience’s call. At every live show, and with every new release, KIX raises the bar higher – not only for themselves, but also for their rock band peers. Steve Whiteman [vocals], Brian “Damage” Forsythe [guitar], Ronnie “10/10” Younkins [guitar], Jimmy “Chocolate” Chalfant [drums] and Mark Schenker [bass] continue to deliver their signature brand of raucous, roaring, and real rock ‘n’ roll.

KIX was founded in 1978 in Hagerstown, Maryland, and after slugging it out as a local band, they were signed to Atlantic Records in 1981. Their self-titled debut album was released the same year, and featured concert-favorites like “The Itch,” “Heartache,” and traditional KIX show closer “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” which is now incomplete without an originally unique ad-lib performance by Whiteman. Their second album, Cool Kids yielded “Body Talk,” and the ballad, “For Shame.” KIX then partnered with producer Beau Hill (Ratt, Warrant) to create the powerhouse album Midnite Dynamite, released in 1985, which yielded another concert favorite, “Cold Shower.”

When the members of KIX traveled to Los Angeles in early 1988 to begin recording Blow My Fuse, they knew that the album could make or break the band. And sure enough, upon its release in September of 1988, Blow My Fuse outperformed its predecessors. A video for the song “Cold Blood” dominated MTV’s popular “Dial MTV” program for so long that the network was forced to change the show’s rules to knock KIX out of the top slot.

Blow My Fuse was certified Gold. Then, “Don’t Close Your Eyes” was released, and it peaked at #11 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, propelling the album to platinum status. Blow My Fuse cemented KIX as one of the Eighties’ preeminent hard rock acts.

In 1991, Hot Wire was released, featuring the single, “Girl Money.” As a touring act, KIX had graduated to arenas and opened for Aerosmith, KISS, Whitesnake, Ratt, and Tesla. In 1995, the band released what they thought would be their final album, Show Business, for CMC International Records, which marked the end of an era.

KIX gracefully eased back into the public consciousness in 2008. After reuniting for sold out hometown gigs, the quintet hit the stage at Rocklahoma in front of over 20,000 people, venturing out of the Mid-Atlantic for the first time in 13 years. Delivering a triumphant set alongside the likes of Sammy Hagar and Alice Cooper, they left their mark on both old and new fans.

The members agreed to enter the studio once again for 2014’s Rock Your Face Off, produced by Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne), the band’s first studio album in almost 20 years. Rock Your Face Off debuted at #48 on the Billboard Top 200, #5 on the Independent Albums chart, #11 on the Top Internet chart, #17 on the Top Rock Albums chart, #27 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Stores chart and #33 on the Physical chart. It also debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Hard Rock and Metal chart.

A new KIX album is in the works, while the band continues to blow away audiences with their live shows across the U.S. and beyond.

The Vault is located at located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Mass. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.com.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

MUST BE 21 or OLDER with Valid ID for Entry.

All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges unless the concert is postponed or cancelled.

There is NO SMOKING OR VAPING allowed inside The Vault or in the bathrooms. If you are caught doing either, you will be escorted off premises and forfeit your tickets.

STRYPER TO PERFORM AT THE VAULT IN NEW BEDFORD, MA, ON MARCH 30TH

Stryper, the iconic Christian hard rock/metal band, will perform at The Vault in New Bedford, MA, on March 30, 2023, in a concert presented by JKB Entertainment Group. The’s band’s line up consists of Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Perry Richardson (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums). FirstBourne open the show. This is a 21+ show. Purchase tickets HERE.

ABOUT STRYPER

When it comes to groundbreaking bands in the Christian hard-rock genre, Stryper is renowned for its distinctive brand of “heavenly metal,” extraordinary crossover success and venerable endurance. The Grammy-Nominated and Dove Award Winning group ascended to prominence in the 1980s with Billboard Top 40 hits like “Calling on You,” “Honestly” and “Always There for You.”

Stryper’s career album sales exceed 10 million worldwide, including 1986’s multi-platinum release To Hell with the Devil. The band also made history in 1987 when it notched three songs in Dial-MTV’s Top 10 with videos “Calling On You”, “Free”, and “Honestly”, being the first band ever to have two sings in the Top 10 simultaneously.

Today, some 35+ years after emerging from the southern California nightclub scene, the foursome continues to record, tour and perform for loyal fans around the globe. Comprising three original members including brothers Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar) and Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitar) and newest bandmate, seasoned bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of Firehouse), the group finds itself creating their finest, most powerful music yet.

With an amazing 19 studio albums under their belt (all of which have charged on the Billboard Charts), the band has remained very active since their reformation in 2004 with Sirius XM radio host Eddie Trunk saying Stryper is “more active than any other band from the ‘80s”

“We’re incredibly happy to continue to get to write a new chapter in the book of Stryper, We love making records and touring and consider ourselves incredibly blessed to get to do what we do.” says Michael Sweet, who has served as the band’s primary songwriter since its inception in 1983.

Through it all, Stryper continues to remain steadfast in their faith and their commitment to musical excellence. As for what the future holds, especially during these uncertain times, Sweet encourages everyone to be hopeful and prayerful. “Whatever you believe, I challenge you to bow your head, look up to heaven, and say a prayer to God,” he says. “Pray longer, pray harder and pray more often, and let’s see what happens. I guarantee it will change lives for the better.”

ABOUT FIRSTBOURNE

FirstBourne is a four piece rock/power metal band from Boston, MA, formed in 2016. The band is Mike Kerr on guitar, Ven Thangaraj on bass, Keith Pittman on vocals and Joe Bertola on drums. Specializing in captivating hooks and masterful musicianship, the band aims to revive the glory days of guitar oriented rock with a mix of current musical tastes and trends.

The Vault is located at located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Mass. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.com.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

MUST BE 21 or OLDER with Valid ID for Entry.

All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges unless the concert is postponed or cancelled.

There is NO SMOKING OR VAPING allowed inside The Vault or in the bathrooms. If you are caught doing either, you will be escorted off premises and forfeit your tickets.

THE IRON MAIDENS RETURN TO THE VAULT IN NEW BEDFORD, MA, ON SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2023

The Iron Maidens, the world’s only all-female tribute to the legendary Iron Maiden, returns to The Vault in New Bedford, MA, Saturday, April 15, 2023, in a concert presented by JKB Entertainment Group. Stormstress and Groundlift open the show. This is a 21+ show. Purchase tickets HERE.

ABOUT THE IRON MAIDENS

Formed in 2001, The Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of southern California’s most popular tribute acts and are rapidly gaining international recognition. The band boasts beauty as well as excellent musicianship, lively stage presence, and a remarkable stage show with theatrical scenes interspersed throughout.

First and foremost on the agenda of The Iron Maidens is talent. These women are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The band and its members have been the recipients of many awards including best tribute band, and best in category (guitar, bass, drums, voice) at events such as The Rock City News Awards, The LA Music Awards, and The All Access Magazine Award Show to name a few. The line-up is Kirsten “Bruce Chickinson” Rosenberg on vocals, Linda “Nikki McBURRain” McDonald on drums, Courtney “Adriana Smith” Cox and Nikki “Davina Murray” Stringfield on guitars, and Wanda “Steph Harris” Ortiz on bass.

The Iron Maidens cover Iron Maiden material from all eras of the band’s career, encompassing the band’s biggest hits as well as fan favorites. The stage show includes appearances by Maiden mascot Eddie, the grimreaper, the devil and more.

The Iron Maidens have packed houses everywhere they have played.

ABOUT STORMSTRESS

American heavy metal power trio, Stormstress, was born amidst a bomb cyclone that hit Boston in October of 2019. Co-fronted by Detroit-raised Berklee College of Music Alumni, identical mirror-image twin sisters guitarist/vocalist and PRS Guitars Pulse Artist Tanya Venom and bassist/vocalist Tia Mayhem with ‘Hit Like A Girl 2014’ finalist powerhouse Maddie May Scott on the drums, these three wildly ambitious and seasoned players make Stormstress a force to be reckoned with. Their signature sound shaped by heavy riffs, powerful grooves and melodic vocals paired with their high-energy, bombastic live performance style has been compared to the likes of Halestorm, Avenged Sevenfold, Led Zeppelin and Dio. Award-winning songwriters, Tanya Venom and Tia Mayhem, write primarily about self-empowerment, individuality, and breaking boundaries while delivering a unique dual frontwoman experience.

Stormstress hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped since. The band released their debut single “Paint the Mask” inspiring a nearly sold-out debut show in February of 2020 shortly before what became the worldwide quarantine. Despite facing the world-halting Coronavirus pandemic at such an early stage in the band’s career, Stormstress persevered and released their second single, “You Can’t Hurt Me Now,” in November of 2020, accruing over 100,000 streams on Spotify within the first month of its release. Come February 2022, Stormstress released a third single, an emotional power ballad called “Fall With You” featuring a string quartet part and gothic ballroom music video. In April of 2022, Stormstress released their debut full-length album “Silver Lining” in collaboration with producer Liz Borden of the legendary all-female punk band, Lizzie Borden and the Axes and Sarah Fitzpatrick. The album dropped with a sold-out release show followed by a successful mini tour across the northeast and midwest.

ABOUT GROUNDLIFT

Frontman Ace McCormack and bassist Mike Dutko instantly became friends when they had their first rehearsal and discovered their palpable musical synergy. Leah Bluestein became the obvious choice for drums when they heard her play like a combination of Dave Grohl and Neil Peart. 

The joining of their three varied and eclectic music tastes resulted in a fresh, unique sound where Ace’s love of beautiful melodies, Dutko’s adventurous Queen-like writing style, and Leah’s unbridled technical prowess all shine through. They are three musicians obsessed with their craft, allowing each other to fire on all cylinders with no holds barred. Combining tasty and inventive licks with catchy melodic hooks, surreal lyrics, shredding guitar-drum-AND bass solos, and an unfathomable rhythmic tightness, Groundlift is truly a band unlike any other. 

With their hard rock inspired vibe, thick pocketed grooves, and catchy tunes that will stick in your head for days, Groundlift is a band that can get the the hard-core punks back flipping into the moshpit, the indie fans singing along, and the fellow musicians nodding in approval all at the same time. 

Beginning with hard rock and punk roots, the band expanded their sound into funk and progressive influences on their single “Till You Run Out of Time.” Now with their latest collaboration with producer Steve Evetts, the trio has honed their sound into a mix of classic rock and roll, funk, blues, progressive rock, and Brit-pop glory.

The Vault is located at located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Mass. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.com and start at $30.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

MUST BE 21 or OLDER with Valid ID for Entry.

All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges unless the concert is postponed or cancelled.

There is NO SMOKING OR VAPING allowed inside The Vault or in the bathrooms. If you are caught doing either, you will be escorted off premises and forfeit your tickets.

JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND THE GREAT ESCAPE TO PERFORM AT THE VAULT IN NEW BEDFORD, MASS., ON DEC. 3RD

The Great Escape is the premier tribute to the music of JOURNEY! The band will perform an evening of Journey songs at The Vault in New Bedford, MA, on Saturday, December 3rd, in a concert presented by JKB Entertainment Group. Purchase tickets HERE.

Formed in 2008, The Great Escape performs the timeless music of Journey with the note for note accuracy and energy all Journey fans come to expect – a Journey experience you don’t want to miss. Their live shows have even prompted some to ask if Journey was actually performing.

Whether playing in a large scale venue, nightclub or private function, The Great Escape aims to leave their audience energized, entertained and eagerly anticipating their next show.

The band has a large dedicated following, adding more and more loyal fans with each performance.

The Great Escape was voted Best New England Tribute Band at the 2008 and 2013 Limelight Magazine Awards show!

Jason Paulino fronts the band with his powerful vocals, incredible range and enthusiastic energy. When singing the songs of Journey, Jason’s vocals are indistinguishable from Journey’s Steve Perry – it’s an amazing performance every time!

Rich Vigdor is the band’s lead guitarist. Rich will dazzle any audience with his note-for-note renditions of Journey’s familiar guitar riffs and solos.

Chris Brunelle fills a big role with his keyboard and piano playing, a critical piece in so many Journey songs, as well as adding some lead vocals.

The backbone of the band is filled by Tony Clement, conducting the band with his power and precision drumming, and the rhythmic bass playing of Bob Wheeler.

Come experience The Great Escape as they breakout their high energy musical performance and take you on an incredible Journey!

The Vault is located at located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Mass. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.com and start at $18.50.

Corey Feldman & His Band To Kick Off The Vault’s Re-Opening Weekend Concerts on Dec. 2nd

Corey Feldman, famed actor and musician, is embarking on his first US tour in five years with a stop at The Vault in New Bedford, MA, on Friday, December 2, 2022. This will be the first concert at The Vault since they announced their reopening to outside concert promoters last month. This show is presented by JKB Entertainment Group. Purchase tickets HERE.

“We have presented nearly 20 shows at The Vault before they closed in early June and we are excited to welcome everyone back on December 2 with Corey Feldman and His Band,” said JKB Entertainment Group co-owner Katie Botelho. “This is going to be a great show that you should not miss!”

Featuring an all-new band, Feldman is hitting the road in support of his new album Love Left 2: Arm Me With Love which features the viral hit “Comeback King” featuring Curtis Young, as well as his new box set Love Left 2.1

Corey Feldman began his career at the age of three, starring in a Clio Award-winning McDonald’s commercial and hasn’t stopped working since. Corey has been a mainstay in the industry, appearing in over 100 films. In 1979, he landed his first leading role in The Bad News Bears and made his big screen debut in Time After Time. Since then, Corey has gained recognition for his work as the voice of Young Copper in Disney’s The Fox and the Hound, and as Tommy Jarvis in the Friday the 13th franchise. This led to Corey’s appearance in a series of Blockbuster hits, including, Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand By Me, and The Lost Boys— for which he received a Young Artist Award.

Other notable roles include the voice of Donatello in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and appearances in The Burbs and Maverick. He has become a full-time producer, producing sequels to The Lost Boys for Warner Bros, as well as a cannon of other films and TV shows such as A&E’s The Two Coreys, and more recently, he served as executive producer for the Lifetime Network’s A tale of 2 Coreys. Corey both produced and starred in his newest feature film, Corbin Nash. Corey has spent time touring with his band, completing eighty shows in a mostly sold out US tour, and he recently had his first Top 40 Billboard hit single off his latest solo album.

In addition to his impressive background in entertainment, Corey is also a NY Times best-selling author for his 2013 autobiography Coreyography. Corey also serves as National Ambassador for CHILD USA, helping to bring awareness to the campaign for statute of limitation reform for victims of child sexual abuse.

The Vault is located at located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Mass. The venue is set within a former bank building featuring original vault doors and a truly historic feel. Tickets start at $25 with options to purchase a VIP Meet & Greet with Corey Feldman.

“NOSFERATU” 100TH ANNIVERSARY WITH LIVE SCORE BY PAUL BIELATOWICZ AT NARROWS CENTER IN FALL RIVER, MA, ON OCT. 29TH

F.W. Murnau’s silent film classic Nosferatu has been terrifying audiences for 100 years. On Saturday, October 29th, the Narrows Center in Fall River will present the movie that has inspired generations of filmmakers with a new score performed live by Paul Bielatowicz who is best known as the virtuoso guitarist for Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy.

For this special one-off Halloween weekend concert, Bielatowicz has put together an all-star band featuring keyboardist Dave Bainbridge (The Strawbs, Lifesigns), bassist Mike Dutko (Groundlift) and drummer Leah Bluestein (Goundlift). Expect scares, laughs, audience participation and FANGtastic fun. Experience Nosferatu like never before – the loudest silent movie you’ve ever seen!

Join us for a Spooktacular live performance of a new rock soundtrack that breathes new life into the undead classic. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to the top three best costumes.

The Narrows Center is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, Mass. Tickets to this show are $25 in advance and $30 day of show. They can be purchased by visiting nosferatuLIVE.com or by calling the box office at 508-324-1926. For those wanting to purchase tickets in person, box office hours are Thursday through Saturday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.