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.

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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Fall Out Boy Announce Reunion, Tour, and New Music!

As many of you may have heard, earlier today, Fall Out Boy are coming back strong after a three year hiatus.  Part of this announcement included the release of their first new single (featuring their ever-so-popular novel length titles) as … Continue reading

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Halestorm Bring Their “Hale-iday” Rock Shows to Philadelphia and Montclair.

As the egg-nog hangovers started to wear off and the temperatures began to drop, fans young and old lined up outside Philadelphia’s most historic venue, The Electric Factory, to catch “An Evening With Halestorm”. The show was uniquely set up in … Continue reading

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Every Avenue Chase the Night at Their Final New York City Show

On July 1st, 2009, Every Avenue brought their first official headlining show to New York City.  Three years later, they announced their “Last Call” tour – their swan song before heading into a hiatus to break off and start other … Continue reading

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Help Staten Island and Victims of Hurricane Sandy

It’s been quite a while since I last updated. Between a new school year, college applications and a superstorm, it’s been hard to juggle everything – including many of the great new music releases out there. However, I would like … Continue reading

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Halestorm: “We’re all big one, messed up circus!”

They were a part of our Heavy Metal Roadtrip. They’ve toured with bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Papa Roach, Shinedown, and even Heaven & Hell. They just wrapped up The Carnival of Madness tour with Evanescence and Chevelle, but before the … Continue reading

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Carnival of Madness Brings the Insanity to New Jersey

Wednesday night, rock n’ roll fans of all ages came out for the third annual “Carnival of Madness” tour at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. Just before doors opened, the parking lot was filled with tailgaters, as the line to enter … Continue reading

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