Prog-metal artists and top-level Musician’s Institute students, collectively known as Shattered Systems, released their debut full-length CD at the Whisky A go-Go and Sonic mag headed down for the event. Sharing the stage with a host of warming artists, the stage slowly grew to a full house by the time Shattered Systems took the stage.
The annual Music Connection Hot 100, listed below in alphabetical order, puts the spotlight on superior unsigned live performers across the U.S. who caught our eyes and ears over the past 12 months. Contributors to this list are not only MC staffers and freelance writers, but club bookers and other industry pro’s nationwide. Music Connection currently has reviewers in Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Boston and Detroit.
Outside of the borders of the U.S. rock and metal scene, Prog has a voice that screams out loud; but finding talents like Dream Theater and Symphony X in a band on the rise is a rare gem to unearth. On September 5th, 2014, the World Famous Whisky A Go-Go played host to an experience that nobody in the crowd saw coming, and it came in the form of Shattered Systems.
Warming the stage for Dizzy Reed’s Hookers and Blow, Shattered Systems raised the bar on the L.A. Music Scene with a half hour of searing guitar licks and a high intensity performance of real prog metal. Where did these guys come from? As it happens, their origins start in Tucson, AZ of all places.
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