Author Archives: Karissa Vassallo

About Karissa Vassallo

Karissa has been a music lover for as long as she can remember - from NSYNC to No Doubt, from Avril Lavigne to Avenged Sevenfold, she has always had a wide variety in her music tastes. After attending NYU's Future Music Moguls program, she started Read Between the Grooves to jumpstart her career in the music industry, as well as showcase her writing and her photography. She currently studies Entertainment and Arts Management at Drexel University.

Escape the Fate’s Robert Ortiz Talks New Music, Influences + More!

Overall, Escape the Fate have had a career filled with ups and downs.  The band has had enough lineup changes to rival Guns N Roses, and have still managed to tour and release albums consistently. The day had just started … Continue reading

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Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival Hits Camden

Here in New Jersey, we’ve been pretty lucky this summer.  The weather has been phenominal – nothing more than a couple of low 80 degree days that made this summer very relaxing and refreshing.  Of course, the one day when … Continue reading

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The Carnivores Tour Leave Their Mark On A Special Night in New Jersey

Earlier this year, the announcement of this summer’s Carnivores Tour brought excitement to many mainstream rock fans.  The tour brought together three of the arguably most important bands of the millenium.  AFI were a staple for fans in the mid-2000s … Continue reading

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Small Crowd? No Problem! Pop Evil, Escape the Fate & Crew Tear Up Philly’s TLA For Loyal Fans

It’s the beginning of May – it’s a rough sell for tickets to a rock show on a Tuesday night. Philadelphia college students are packing their bags to head home for the summer, high school students are preparing for finals … Continue reading

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Linkin Park “Burn It Down” at The Joint in Las Vegas

  It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Linkin Park live here in the States.  In 2012, they embarked on the Honda Civic Tour with Incubus.  However, after that, the band took a break when singer Chester Bennington became … Continue reading

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Stone Temple Pilots, Filter Rock Starland Ballroom’s Grand Reopening

On October 29, 2012,  Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc throughout the Mid-Atlantic coast.  One of the worst hit areas was Sayreville, NJ – where hundreds of homes were destroyed by the surge of the Raritan River.  One of the most devastating … Continue reading

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Orianthi Shreds Faces at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room

For the last few years, Orianthi has been on two world tours with legendary hard rocker, Alice Cooper.  Instead of playing sold-out arenas across the globe, Orianthi showcased some of her unique solo material to Webster Hall’s Marlin Room for … Continue reading

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Marianas Trench “Face The Music” in New York City

It’s been a crazy journey for Marianas Trench over the last two years.  After releasing their third album, Ever After, they broke into the US market after a sold-out tour with Canadian pop-punkers, Simple Plan.  Shortly following the tour, the … Continue reading

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HardDrive Live 5 Leaves New York City Headbanging

For the last couple of weeks, our concert schedule had been completely flatlining, with no signs of coming back to life any time soon.  However, when HardDriveLive 5 made it’s way to New York City, it was as if everything … Continue reading

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Escape the Fate Hit Hard Truths with “Ungrateful”

Escape the Fate have had a tumultuous career starting with the controversial departure of now Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke.  When replacement singer Craig Mabbitt was announced, fan wars erupted.  The band made great haste into making their sophomore … Continue reading

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