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Review: OTEP live at Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA 10/13/13

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Reviews, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2013 by Randy

                Currently on the road with some great up and coming bands like Stolen Babies and New Year’s Day is one of the most popular and most influential metal artists in of the last decade:  Otep Shamaya.  Otep is a band that has broken down many barriers over their last twelve years of existence; not just musically but socially due to Otep Shamaya’s involvement in the fight for equality and her strong political views.  Having a front-woman with such strong beliefs in those areas made their “claim to fame” a little easier than most bands that came into the scene around the same time.  Not taking anything away from them musically though; given the fact that the band has undergone some member changes (like nearly every other band) they’ve been able to maintain the same standards musically that they started with, while still evolving and separating themselves from all other metal artists.

                Getting back to the current tour,  the Inner-Galactic/With a Vengeance Tour, which is certainly a must see; regardless if it’s your first or tenth time seeing Otep, the opening acts on tour with them are amazing.  Stolen Babies and New Year’s Day are both bands that blend so well with the style brought to the table by Otep, it doesn’t matter if you’ve heard of them or no…if you’re an Otep fan these opening acts will certainly keep you entertained.  It’s after their sets are all done and over when the energy hits you square in the face. Once Otep steps onto the stage, get ready for hell to be unleashed because she pours every ounce of her being and demands the same from the crowd. The better the participation, the better her set is because she feeds off of her fans and gives in return what she receives from the audience. Long story short, if this tour is still coming to a city near you, take the few dollars it costs to see this show and spoil yourself with four hours of fun.  Don’t forget to stick around after the show to meet Otep at the merch table and buy an autographed CD.  Even if you can’t afford to buy something, she is humble and loves her fans all the same and will be more than happy to have a picture taken with you… free of charge, unlike some performers now a days that request money for a measly cell phone photo.

-Logan Rendulic, ©The Rock Tribune (Pittsburgh)

STOLEN BABIES Take to the Road with OTEP and NEW YEARS DAY this Saturday in Fresno, CA

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Shows with tags , , , , on September 18, 2013 by Randy

Watch the Music Video for Second Sleep at Vice Noisey Now!


Experimental rock group STOLEN BABIES are gearing up to hit the road with fellow female vocalist-powered rock groups OTEP and NEW YEARS DAY this Saturday, September 20th in Fresno, CA. The 1½ month tour will hit several major and secondary U.S. cities before coming to a close in theSTOLEN BABIES’ stomping grounds of SoCal in Hollywood at the legendary Whisky-A-Go-Go on November 9th.

See below for all current tour dates and make sure to get tickets now before there are none left!

Bassist, guitarist and backing vocalist Rani Sharone says, “We are really looking forward to getting back on the road again being direct support for Otep! It’s a seven-week run and we’ll be covering a lot of ground playing a bunch of cities we’ve never played before which is very cool. At the very least our geography will be a little better!”



9/20 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s

9/21 – Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory

9/22 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge

9/24 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

9/25 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

9/27 – Murray, UT @ Murray Theater

9/28 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

9/29 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep

10/1 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

10/2 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes

10/3 – Rockford, IL @ District Bar & Grill

10/4 – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s

10/5 – Racine, WI @ Route 20

10/6 – Waterloo, IA @ Spicoli’s Grill & The Reverb Rock Garden

10/7 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

10/8 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre

10/9 – South Bend, IN @ Cheers Pub

10/10 – Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock

10/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder

10/12 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

10/13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

10/15 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

10/16 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House

10/17 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall

10/18 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

10/19 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium/Rock & Shock Festival

10/20 – White Marsh, MD @ House of Rock

10/21 – Knoxville, TN @ Blackstock

10/22 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards

10/23 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub

10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

10/25 – Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth

10/26 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

10/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Brewsters Roc Bar

10/29 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

10/30 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish at House of Blues

10/31 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

11/1 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

11/2 – San Antonio, TX @ The Tequila Rock Bar

11/3 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma @ The Chameleon Club

11/4 – Wichita, KS @ Jerry’s Bar & Grill *Headline show, NO OTEP

11/5 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe

11/6 – Farmington, NM @ Top Deck

11/7 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

11/9 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go

Earlier this summer, STOLEN BABIES teamed up with Vice’s Noisey channel to unveil their eerie, yet beautifully mesmerising new music video for the track ‘Second Sleep’. The video was directed by Ilan Sharone, well-known video director and brother of Rani and Gil, with visual FX and animation by Meats Meier. The track is cut from the band’s most recent full-length release, entitled Naught. The album is available at your local music retailer and through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:




Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Guitar/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums


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