Rock’N Derby Lineup Announced


Brought to you by SLP Concerts and GameLoud (aka the duo
behind the Bamboozle, Skate and Surf, and Food Truck & Rock Carnival),
Rock’N Derby is a three-day concert and demolition derby camping event that
will take place from May 20th to May 22nd at the Schaghticoke
Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY. What sets this festival from others is the
unique inclusion of demolition derbies from cars designed in the themes of
performing artists to short buses, tractors and more! The festival also
includes an insane lineup featuring some of the biggest names in hard rock and
heavy metal today!

The lineup features Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Stanley’s
Special Guests, Megadeath, Sixx:A.M., Lamb of God, Clutch, Anthrax, Wolfmother,
Ghost, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Dokken, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans,
Trivium, Scott Stapp, Thy Art Is Murder, Wild Throne, Currents and over 40 more

Below you can find a breakdown on ticket information, camping prices and all other additional information!

Ticket Information:
general admission
start at $119 (for adults) and $74.99 (for children 12
and under).
ticket options
for Friday and Saturday OR Saturday and Sunday start at $90
(for adults) and $55 (for children 12 and under).
-Demolition derby general admission for a single day,
Saturday and Sunday, is $29.99 per day.

Camping Prices:
-2 Person (10×30): $120
-4 Person (20×40): $180
-6 Person (20×40): $200
-6 Person RV (20×40): $225 (no hook up)
-6 Person RV (20×40): $325 (with hook up)

Add Ons:
-Additional parking: $30
-10×10 Tent with sides: $150
-Cots: $65
-Sleeping Bags: $40
-Locker Rentals: $20 per day OR $50 for weekend rental

VIP Packages:
-RV Package is $6,599.99 (11 available) and includes: Six
VIP weekend passes and lanyards, $250 in stock food & drink, gift box of
festival merch, access to Monster Energy Artist Bar’N, artist meet and greet,
pre and after party access, six pit pass for demolition derby and six festival
sleeping bags
-Cabana Package is $3,499.99 (10 available) and includes:
Six VIP weekend passes and lanyards, six pack of craft beer per day, gift box
of festival merch, access to Monster Energy Artist Bar’N, artist meet and greet,
pre and after party access and six pit passes for demolition derby

What else do you need to know?
-Rain or shine event!
-The festival grounds will feature areas to camp out with
tents, in cars, or in special pre-designated packages for camping options.
-Inside the camping area, guests will have access to
electricity, showers, and running water.
-Camping space will be on a first come, first serve basis
-What about food, you ask? There will be over 20 scattered
food trucks and other mobile culinary vendors on the grounds AND 24 hour food
options will be available.
-Rock’N Derby will also offer a Village Of Barns & Brews
which will include multiple bar locations for fans to enjoy some of the finest
micro and macro brews the region has to offer. Specialty barns will host a
movie theater, a bar, VIP activities, a laser light show, and various sponsor

Show Review:: The Used 4/28


The Used with Every Time I Die, Marmozets, & The Eeries
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Upstate Concert Hall; Clifton Park, NY

I’m going to be pretty blunt here – at the time I was writing this, Age of Ultron came out in just about two days, so I was finding it pretty difficult to be excited over anything else. But, that doesn’t mean it was impossible. For instance, say, hypothetically, one of my favorite bands from high school was playing a show a few miles away. That would do the trick. Besides, by the time door opened, there were still, like, 48 more hours before The Avengers premiere – might as well kill some time, eh?

All comic-based sarcasm aside, this was a show that had been on my radar for some time; The Used are screamo royalty, while Every Time I Die have been on my “must-see” list for ages. I had heard rumblings about Marmozets here and there, and opener The Eeries were one of those bands allowing me a fresh, new first impression. Kicking off the show, they made a fast statement.

Taking the stage promptly at 7:30, the LA four-piece entered under low lights with The Addams Family theme song pumping through the PA system. Eerie indeed. It wasn’t much into their set before they began to turn heads, their music a blend of Californian
surf-rock and frenzied punk. If The Pink Spiders and old-school Weezer spent a
weekend together in Long Beach, you’d get The Eeries.

It took a bit of time before the venue started to fill up, so those who missed The Eeries had some bad luck. But anyone who was late for Marmozets next seriously missed out.

Pegged as “Britain’s most exciting young band” by Kerrang, they upheld this reputation. Raw, sharp, and bone-shaking, their time onstage was intense. While their accents may have sounded proper, their performance was far from upright or polite. Becca MacIntyre’s vocals were fierce and feral, while support from the band was just as untamed.

Every Time I Die have made a second home for themselves in the Albany area. Hailing from Buffalo, playing in the Capitol Region is still, somewhat, a hometown show. And they made sure to give their neighbors a treat. From start to finish, they held their energy and intensity at an 11 and showed that, for as glad as we were to have them back, they were equally glad to be there.

Before they played, a few press and venue people were standing off to the side, and I was able to catch a glimpse of The Used’s setlist. With the exception of “Cry” and “Revolution,” the bulk of the night would consist of the first two albums. No offense to the later albums, but those two are unmatchable. It’s probably more about when I first heard them rather than the albums themselves, but opening the night with “Maybe Memories” brought on a flood of awesome high school experience.

Though they played a relatively short set (12 songs, as a headliner), they made the best of it. Or, you could say, they savored every moment of it. *crickets* “The Taste of Ink,” arguably their most recognizable track, was one of the true highlights of the night – performed perfectly, with a huge crowd response. Where the chorus is an anthemic singalong, closer “A Box Full of Sharp Objects” matched the former’s energy, but instead of the audience singing McCracken’s words back to him, they erupted into a three-minute
hurricane of noise and vigor to conclude the night.

The Used have been performing for more than a decade, and I’ve been lucky enough to see them at various points during their career – back on the Taste of Chaos Tour, a year or two later on the Get A Life Tour, a few times on Warped, last year with Taking Back Sunday, and then again on Tuesday, and they’re a band that just gets continues to get stronger.

Setlist; 04/28/2015.
Maybe Memories
Take It Away
The Bird and the Worm
I Caught Fire
The Taste of Ink
All That I’ve Got
On My Own
Pretty Handsome Awkward
A Box Full Of Sharp Objects

Show Review:: Tauk 4/11

Tauk & Mr. F
Red Square – Albany, NY
Friday, April 11th 2014

Capturing an audience’s attention can be a difficult task, especially for an opener. Because it’s usually a safe bet to say that the crowd isn’t there for you, and you’re standing in between them and the band they came to see. When you combine this with a small stage in the back of a bar and a late show, it could be a potential disaster. Potential.

Or, for Tauk, it could be a wild success, and another notch in their growing popularity.

Opening for Mr. F, who were releasing their newest record that night, Tauk set the pace of the night wonderfully. Whether those in attendance had heard of the group before or not (or were aware of their lack of vocals or not), it didn’t take long for them to become fans. The small-capacity room became steadily packed, nearly filling up by their set’s halfway point.

Like I said before, sometimes it can be hard to gather a room’s attention. But if you have some catchy lyrics that can be learned quickly, the crowd can join in on a chorus or two. However, as an instrumental band, the guys in Tauk don’t have that luxury.

Then again, based on crowd reactions and the feel of the room, the New York quartet didn’t seem too concerned. During their forty minutes on stage, the group rumbled through a near-endless set, picking up steam the entire way and coming to a close on the receiving end of roars of applause.

Friday’s show was one that I nearly had to miss due to a scheduling conflict. But, when some things fell through, my night opened up. And with that, I was lucky enough to watch a band that is doing some seriously great things. With their unique blend of pop, jazz, funk, and old rock n’ roll, Tauk has created their own brand of musical fusion that shouldn’t be missed.

Photos and written by Eric Riley