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Slipknot or Edgar Allan Poe?

What do Romantic author Edgar Allan Poe and masked heavy metal band Slipknot have in common, you ask? Not much, except for their similar lyrical themes of darkness, horror, and unrequited love. Can you tell which title belongs to Poe (A) and which belongs to Slipknot (B)? Can you tell we’re excited for Halloween?! (Answers below; no cheating!)

1. “The Devil in the Belfry”

2. “Wait and Bleed”

3. “A Descent into the Maelström”

4. “The Premature Burial”

5. “'Til We Die”

6. “Ligeia”

7. “Gematria (The Killing Name)"

8. “The Imp of the Perverse”

9. “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”

10. "This Cold Black"

11. "Child of Burning Time"

12. “Some Words with a Mummy”

13. "The Heretic Anthem"

14. "Vendetta"

15. "Wherein Lies Continue"

16. “The Man That Was Used Up”

17. “Never Bet the Devil Your Head”

18. “The Nameless”

19. “The Pit and the Pendulum”

20. “Pulse of the Maggots”

If Poe was alive today, would he be a metal head? Who knows?! We might even catch him in the pit this fall at a Slipknot and Korn show moshing out some of that writerly angst.

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Events On Sale This Week 9-4-14

Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. Our event of the week is Bob Dylan, the legendary contrarian who’s still touring the world at 73-years-old. You won't want to miss "Blowin' in the Wind" live, so get your Dylan tickets soon! Trans-Siberian Orchestra is preparing for the holiday season, which is the perfect event for the whole family. Speaking of family, Yo Gabba Gabba! is touring as well, bringing smiles and joy to children across the country. In country news, Garth Brooks finally announces another date; the rock star will be heading to Jacksonville, Florida on the next leg of his musical journey! Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and Jason Aldean are still hot sellers, but they will be rivaled this week with Cher, Maroon 5, Slipknot, and Usher. For tickets to these events and more, head over to Ticket Liquidator.





Bob Dylan Friday, 9/5/14 Boston, MA; Washington, DC; New York, NY; Newark, NJ; Cleveland, OH; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA; Hollywood, CA; Oakland, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA
Bob Dylan Saturday, 9/6/14 Toronto, ON; Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN
Bryan Adams Friday, 9/12/14 Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; New York, NY; Minneapolis, MN
Cher Friday, 9/5/14 North Charleston, SC; Corpus Christi, TX; Bossier City, LA; Austin, TX; Lubbock, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; Bossier City, LA
Dierks Bentley Friday, 9/5/14 Utica, NY; Uncasville, CT; Missoula, MT
Dierks Bentley Friday, 9/12/14 Hamilton, ON; Kanata, ON; Saskatoon, SK; Winnipeg, MB; Edmonton, AB; Calgary, AB
Garth Brooks Friday, 9/12/14 Jacksonville, FL
Hunter Hayes Friday, 9/5/14 University Park, PA; Auburn Hills, MI; Providence, RI; London, ON; Cleveland, OH; Kingston, RI; Albany, NY; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Milwaukee, WI

It's here! It's finally here! Football fans can rejoice -- today, Thursday, Sept. 4, marks the beginning of the 2014 NFL season. The Seattle Seahawks will raise their first-ever championship banner tonight, prior to hosting the Green Bay Packers, in a rematch of the infamous "Fail Mary" game two years ago.

A lot has happened since the Seahawks trounced Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl last February -- the Winter Olympics have come and gone, as has the World Cup. California Chrome won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, but came up short at the Belmont. Baseball season began and is now in its stretch run. LeBron James led the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals, but lost to the Spurs -- but then decided to opt out of his contract, and return to Cleveland. The Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup title in three seasons, perhaps laying the foundation of a dynasty.

But for football fans, none of that matters anymore -- it's football season. Will the Seahawks repeat? Will Peyton Manning break his own records? Will Peyton Manning actually win another Super Bowl? What about the Patriots -- can Tom Brady win his fourth, or will younger quarterbacks like Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill take over the league?

Well, we don't know right now, but we're going to find out. Here's my fearless predictions for the 2014-15 season.

AFC East -- New England Patriots. Is there any doubt that the Patriots will win at least 11 games, probably 12-13, and earn a first round bye? Didn't think so.

AFC North -- Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals will win the division almost by default; the Ravens and Steelers simply aren't that good, and the Browns are still a year away from being a legitimate threat.

AFC South -- Indianapolis Colts. Is this the worst division in football? The Texans are better than the 2-14 team they were last season, but they're still not a good football team. The Titans and Jaguars aren't quite ready to hang with the Colts over a full 16-game season.

AFC West -- Denver Broncos. Nothing to see here.

AFC Wild Cards -- Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers.

NFC East -- Philadelphia Eagles. The Giants and Redskins will both be better, but the Eagles are still the team to beat.

NFC North -- Green Bay Packers. Even without Aaron Rodgers for seven games last season, the Packers went 8-7-1, and qualified for the playoffs.

NFC South -- New Orleans Saints. The Panthers just won't have the offense to hang with Drew Brees and the high-flying Saints this season.

NFC West -- San Francisco 49ers. Seattle ousted the Niners in the NFC title game last season, but the 49ers get (some) revenge this year, by stealing the division crown.

NFC Wild Cards -- Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears.

AFC Championship Game: New England over San Diego

NFC Championship Game: New Orleans over Green Bay

NFL MVP: Aaron Rodgers

NFL Offensive Player of the Year: Aaron Rodgers

NFL Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt

NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year: Brandin Cooks

NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year: Jadeveon Clowney

Super Bowl: New England over New Orleans

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Brotherhood of Thieves to Play Keene Music Festival

Over sixty bands will pack onto the campus of Keene State College tomorrow for the 14th annual Keene Music Festival in southern New Hampshire. On the schedule is local CT indie rock band, Brotherhood of Thieves, who will play Stage 14 at 4:00 PM. “We are really looking forward to sharing a stage with so many talented musicians,” says Nicholas Cole, lead guitarist. “It’s a great way to kick off Labor Day weekend and take part in the unique Keene community.” With over twelve performance areas, Keene offers one of the largest free music festivals in the state, which is great exposure for the diversity of bands on the bill, especially for Brotherhood of Thieves, who are excited for a change of atmosphere. “Playing bars is great,” Nick says, “but it will be nice to play to a bigger and more varied audience.”

We recently sat down with Nick to learn more about Brotherhood of Thieves, whose recent release Little Left To Lend is haunting and potent, taking the title from its fourth track “Vast and Unaware”: “I have little left to lend you/other than these tired tones.” The lyrics, mostly penned by singer Jake Wardwell are poetic, but not overwrought, and his distinguished voice is bold, existentially reminding us all in “Walls” that we are all temporary. Bassist, Jack Reynolds (“Savage Love” to friends), shines on songs like “Church” where his opening riff establishes an authoritative nostalgia of an empty, faithless place. Nick’s guitar solos are precise and well-placed, never self-indulgent or sloppy, like so many lead guitarists can be, and his switch to mandolin on “Shifting In” is a comforting gem to ease the record to a close. Drummer, Monte Arnstam, is teeming with energy and enthusiasm at every show, which makes his complex percussion sharp and on point, while Mike Antoinetti adds distinctive color to every song via the organ, a full sound that complements the artful and carefully crafted instrumentation of Little Left To Lend.

Events on Sale This Week 8-28-14

Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. Our featured event of the week is James Taylor, the Grammy Award-winning "Fire and Rain" singer/songwriter, who will be returning to the States in November to continue his epic fall tour. The summer of country music is still kicking with Hunter Hayes, Dierks Bentley, and Keith Urban tickets in high demand, so grab your partner and your cowboy boots for one last rodeo before school starts. If heavy metal is more your jam, then you're in luck because Slipknot is going on tour with Korn this Halloween season for a scary good time. NHL has big on-sales this week for the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Tampa Bay Lightning, so secure your spots early to cheer your team to the Stanley Cup! And, as always, America's favorite musicals are selling out venues left and right, so grab your tickets to Aladdin, The Book of Mormon, and Wicked before all the good seats are taken! For tickets to these events and more, head over to Ticket Liquidator. Enjoy the holiday weekend!





Dierks Bentley Friday, 9/5/14 Uncasville, CT
Gabriel Iglesias Friday, 8/29/14 Kinder, LA
Gabriel Iglesias Saturday, 8/30/14 Windsor, ON
Hunter Hayes Friday, 8/29/14 Jacksonville, FL
Hunter Hayes Friday, 9/5/14 University Park, PA; Kansas City, MO
James Taylor Friday, 9/5/14 Louisville, KY; Saint Paul, MN; Milwaukee, WI; Moline, IL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA
Jimmy Buffett Saturday, 9/6/14 Santa Barbara, CA
Keith Urban Thursday, 8/28/14 Hamilton, ON
Marc Anthony Friday, 8/29/14 Mashantucket, CT
Slipknot Friday, 9/5/14 Uncasville, CT; East Rutherford, NJ; Fort Wayne, IN; Omaha, NE; Dallas, TX; Rosemont, IL; Corpus Christi, TX
Mo’ne Davis Rules Little League Baseball World Series

The whole country is talking about 13-year-old pitcher Mo’ne Davis, who recently gave some of the best male Little League baseball players in the world a run for their money. Hailing from South Philadelphia, Mo’ne has been a star athlete at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy for several years. Though she prefers basketball, Mo’ne thought that playing baseball over the summer would be a great way to spend time with her friends. She probably had no idea it would lead to tweets from Michelle Obama, TV invites from Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon, and her face on the cover of Sports Illustrated. But talent like hers is rare, regardless of gender. A 70-mph fastball is incredible for anyone in middle school, which is comparable to a 90-mph fastball at the Major League level. More noteworthy, however, is that Mo’ne is the first girl to pitch a winning game and a shutout in Little League World Series history. At only 5’4”, 111 lbs, Mo’ne is tiny in stature, but unbelievably powerful. Her pitching mechanics are precise and make her a lethal force on the mound.


MTV’s 30th annual Video Music Awards will air Sunday night, 8/24 in Southern California, and I’ve had to Google at least half the people being featured at the event. Lucy Hale, apparently of the reality show American Juniors and Pretty Little Liars, and Charli XCX (is that a new Charlie’s Angel?), British singer/songwriter, will host the pre-show, no doubt trying to avoid any media attention that will recall last year’s twerk-atastrophe. The Parents Television Council has already demanded that MTV/Viacom not promote the same type of explicit sexual content that they did in 2013 with Miley Cyrus’ non-stop tongue and booty provocations. Still, with Nicki Minaj and Beyonce on the schedule, performances definitely aren’t expected to be on the conservative side. It seems that shock value is all the 2014 Video Music Awards will have going for them yet again since names like Sia, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Avicii, Angel Haze, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Fifth Harmony are barely old enough to register in my brain let alone in the halls of American music television fame.

Events On Sale This Week 8/21/14

Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. Our featured event of the week is Jimmy Buffett, the fun-loving, guitar-slinging Margarita man himself. Jimmy’s Parrotheads are sure to snatch up his concert tickets faster than you can get your fins to the left, so grab yours now and prepare for a night of island paradise. Also, on sale this week is "Wiggle" artist, Jason Derulo, as he continues his international Tattoos tour, and the popular "Fancy" singer Iggy Azalea. Continue your summer of country with tickets to see Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, and Jason Aldean. Basketball fans can look forward to upcoming on-sale dates, and theater enthusiasts can find hot shows in cities near them, including fan favorites like Mamma Mia!, Wicked, Aladdin, Phantom of the Opera, and Annie. America's beloved medium, Theresa Caputo, is still selling out venues across the country, so if you want to connect with your spiritual side, get your tickets soon before they vanish! And if you're itching to get in the holiday spirit, tickets to Elf the Musical are a great way to get in the festive mood. For tickets to these events and more, head over to Ticket Liquidator.





B.O.B. Friday, 8/22/14 New York, NY; Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Boston, MA; Pensacola, FL; Chicago, IL; Tucson, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Reno, NV
Brantley Gilbert Friday, 8/22/14 Fort Myers, FL; Tampa, FL; Madison, WI
Dierks Bentley Friday, 8/22/14 Huntington, WV; Hershey, PA; Bethlehem, PA; Brookings, SD
Gabriel Iglesias Friday, 8/29/14 Kinder, LA
Gabriel Iglesias Saturday, 8/30/14 Windsor, ON
Garth Brooks Saturday, 8/23/14 Rosemont, IL
Iggy Azalea Friday, 8/29/14 Normal, IL
Jason Aldean Friday, 8/22/14 Irvine, CA
Jason Derulo Friday, 8/22/14 Indianapolis, IN; Boston, MA
Jimmy Buffett Friday, 8/22/14 Berkeley, CA
Luke Bryan Friday, 8/22/14 Chula Vista, CA

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Events On Sale 8/14/14

Here's a list of the hottest events with dates going on sale this week. Our featured event of the week is Theresa Caputo, the self-proclaimed psychic famous for her reality TV show Long Island Medium, who is touring the country to share her insight with willing audience members. Skeptical or not, she is making her way to cities small and large to convince you of her paranormal communication skills. For tickets to this event and more, head over to Ticket Liquidator.





5 Seconds of Summer Saturday, 8/16/14 Raleigh, NC
Brantley Gilbert Friday, 8/15/14 Pikeville, KY; Savannah, GA; Norfolk, VA; Raleigh, NC; Charlotte, NC; Nashville, TN
Garth Brooks Saturday, 8/16/14 Atlanta, GA
Iggy Azalea Friday, 8/15/14 Hudson River Park New York, NY; Mashantucket, CT; Kingston, RI
Jake Owen Friday, 8/15/14 Milwaukee, WI
Jake Owen Friday, 8/22/14 Terre Haute, IN
Jason Aldean Friday, 8/15/14 Dallas, TX; San Antonio, TX; Woodlands, TX
Jason Derulo Friday, 8/15/14 St Petersburg, FL; Wallingford, CT; Silver Spring, MD; North Myrtle Beach, SC; Atlanta, GA; Miami Beach, FL; Minneapolis, MN; St Louis, MO; Sayreville, NJ; New York, NY

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