BLACK STONE CHERRY – Mercury Ballroom : Louisville, Ky. (Concert Review)

BLACK STONE CHERRY – Mercury Ballroom : Louisville, Ky. (Concert Review)

Kentucky’s own Black Stone Cherry kicked off the Memorial Day weekend with a killer show at the Mercury Ballroom. Following an abbreviated set at the 2015 Louder Than Life festival, this weekend’s show marks the first time the band has returned to Louisville on a headline run in about 9 years. Keeping the sort of “Home State” vibe, the band brought along fellow Kentucky bred bands, Sixth Floor and Luther. Sixth Floor, a band from…

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LITTLE CAESAR – Live In Sweden (Concert Review)

LITTLE CAESAR – Live In Sweden (Concert Review)

A mathematical thing. 30 years. Over 10 failed attempts. 4 different countries. What does it add up to? 1000’s of tears. Tonight, I cried. I openly wept warm salty tears of disbelief and happiness. After approximately 30 years and over 10 false starts, I finally witnessed Little Caesar live. Little Caesar hit the music scene in 1989 with their self-titled debut and the cover of Aretha‘s “Chain of Fools”. I’ve followed the band since then, almost 30…

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ANCHOR LANE – Wow Live In Opium Edinburgh (Concert Review)

ANCHOR LANE – Wow Live In Opium Edinburgh (Concert Review)

ANCHOR LANE – Bio Anchor Lane are a young Scottish band based in Glasgow. The four piece have been plying their trade for around three years and, in that time, have garnered excellent reviews from not only the printed and online media, but even from rock radio in Scotland. The band are Conor Gaffney on lead vocals and guitar, Jack Nicol on guitar, Matthew Quigley on bass and finally Scott Hanlon pounding the drums.  They…

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THEM EVILS Rip Up The Turf Club (Concert Review)

THEM EVILS Rip Up The Turf Club (Concert Review)

Somewhere in the early 2000’s, rock got stagnant. After decades of one form of rock making for way for yet another, newer form of rock, everything kind of ground to a halt with up and coming bands sharing one sound and image.  While some have proclaimed rock is dead, their overall statement could be made about all forms of popular music since that time.  But the tides of rock are changing.  For the better.  With…

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LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day Two (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day Two (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL While obviously paramount, every festival is about more than the music. The social aspect and expanding your worldwide network of like-minded friends has to come into play somewhere as well. Also eating, that’s important too! This means at a jam-packed event like the Legions of Metal II Festival, it is inevitable that you will not see some of the acts on stage. Also, I did not enjoy every band I…

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LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day One (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Day One (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL While obviously paramount, every festival is about more than the music. The social aspect and expanding your worldwide network of like-minded friends has to come into play somewhere as well. Also eating, that’s important too! This means at a jam-packed event like the Legions of Metal II Festival, it is inevitable that you will not see some of the acts on stage. Also, I did not enjoy every band I…

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LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Pre-Party (Festival Report)

LEGIONS OF METAL II FESTIVAL – Pre-Party (Festival Report)

The 2018 Legions of Metal II Festival was a complete and total no-brainer for me. Last year I attended the event mostly because my beloved Lady Beast was on the roster. Who’s kidding who…if not for that, the event may have flown under my radar forever! 2017 brought some troubled times for me personally, but you can read my account of this much needed at the time musical getaway here: LEGIONS OF METAL 2017. And…

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EUROPE – Concert Hall (Perth, Australia) (Concert Review)

EUROPE – Concert Hall (Perth, Australia) (Concert Review)

EUROPE LIVE! It’s a warm autumn night at the concrete bunker that is the Perth Concert Hall in Perth, Western Australia. The hall itself is intended for use by the local orchestra, but has seen a string of live gigs over the years by bands like R.E.M. and more recently Glenn Hughes on his Deep Purple outing. It’s a bit like watching a concert in your local cinema, but tonight I didn’t really care because…

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THE STRUTS Bring The Glory To Minnesota (Concert Review)

THE STRUTS Bring The Glory To Minnesota (Concert Review)

The Struts / The Glorious Sons / Spirit Animal First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN May 15th 2018 It’s not exactly a secret that rock needs a kick in the ass. To that end, America is getting that kick right now as the Struts are rolling through the states with The Glorious Sons who are quite possibly the most important band rock has had since the Rolling Stones. This is the type of one two punch…

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Northern Invasion Invades Wisconsin For 4th Consecutive Year

Northern Invasion Invades Wisconsin For 4th Consecutive Year

Northern Invasion May 12 & 13 2018 Somerset Amphitheater, 495 Main St., Somerset, Wis. The 4th installment of Northern Invasion is in the books. Young and old alike arrived with the pasty pale complection earned from a cold winter, and leave with sunburn shaped raccoon eyes. Part of AEG’s World’s Loudest Month, Northern Invasion has brought the Somserset Amphitheater back to its metal roots that were planted during the Ozzfest runs of the late 90’s…

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