Robert Shimshock


Bullet for My Valentine’s “Venom” injects a terse but lethal dose of metal

When asked in a 2006 interview with Popworld whether heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine would go more commercial, the band’s frontman Matt Tuck replied, “We would never do [that] ... We’re more interested in what our music sounds like than what our f---ing hair looks like.” Since then, the band has lost its catchy sound and dropped their iconic screaming for radio-friendly vibes. Nevertheless “Venom,” BFMV’s fifth album, has stopped the band’s spiral into mediocrity.

We Are Harlot tramps out with some lusty hooks

Vocalist Danny Worsnop left metalcore group Asking Alexandria and formed an ‘80s rock band to preach motifs of fornication, ogling and countless other taboos into the ears of scene kids worldwide.

“The Rover” showcases actor talent first and foremost

Wit, not action, dictates the plot of Aphra Behn’s “The Rover,” a Restoration comedy performed at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia during the Actors’ Renaissance Season, which will last until April 5.