BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

CGCM readers may recall my review of Bonafide‘s Live at KB release just a short time ago. If not you can correct that using this handy link: Bonafide – Live at KB (Album Review). In that review, I described the feeling I got during the listen. That of sweaty, whiskey smelling, steaminess that can only come from a small club show. You know the feeling. This album made me feel like it was all around…

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L.A. GUNS – Live at RocHaus, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

L.A. GUNS – Live at RocHaus, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

L.A. GUNS at RocHaus in West Dundee IL. (Alex Dale Photo Gallery) The guys in L.A. Guns put on a great show, as usual and Alex Dale was there to photograph them. They played a few songs off the new album, such as the single “The Devil You Know.” My personal favorite from the night was “The Ballad Of Jayne” simply because of the phenomenal crowd participation! And, of course, Tracii Guns playing his guitar…

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LAST IN LINE – Live at the Arcada Theatre (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

LAST IN LINE – Live at the Arcada Theatre (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Last in Line formed in 2012 by former members of the original lineup of Dio. The band’s name comes from the 1984 Dio album The Last in Line. Following the death of Dio frontman Ronnie James Dio in 2010, the original lineup of drummer Vinny Appice, bassist Jimmy Bain, guitarist Vivian Campbell, and keyboardist Claude Schnell reunited along with vocalist Andrew Freeman to perform the Dio songs they originally recorded. The band released a studio…

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FRANCK CARDUCCI BAND – Ivory Blacks Glasgow (Concert Review)

FRANCK CARDUCCI BAND – Ivory Blacks Glasgow (Concert Review)

Introduction  For the first time, French prog rocker and all-round showman Franck Carducci brought his band to Scotland. It was a strange situation, as the venue at the moment has no liquor license so it was a dry show, and not only for the artist. A gig, a Saturday night, NO beer could frighten the very hearts of a Scottish crowd but the brave souls who decided to go without (I think a lot was…

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WILLIE AND THE BANDITS – Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh (Concert Review)

WILLIE AND THE BANDITS – Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh (Concert Review)

Introduction And Apology! I feel I should almost start with an apology. It would seem Willie And The Bandits have played Edinburgh twice before and somehow I didn’t check them out. More Fool me! So apologies for being late to the party, but I am glad to have got here now. Willie And The Bandits were playing as part of their UK tour The Voodoo Rooms(in the lovely big ballroom) and were performing for the Edinburgh Blues Club, a group of…

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KING KING – 10th Anniversary Tour – Glasgow O2 Academy – (Concert Review)

KING KING – 10th Anniversary Tour – Glasgow O2 Academy – (Concert Review)

About the band: King King the hard rock and blues band have been touring their latest album Exile And Grace for a while and decided to end the latest leg of it in their home town of Glasgow.  The band are something of a well-oiled machine playing live almost constantly. They have a very bonhomie type attitude on stage. No over the top theatrics or even talk. Vocalist Alan Nimmo refers to the audience in the terms of “ladies…

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THE STRUTS – Stylus, Leeds (Concert Review)

THE STRUTS – Stylus, Leeds (Concert Review)

The Struts A thousand sweaty souls crowbarred themselves into the Stylus club located in the heart of the Leeds University campus to witness The Struts play the first – and sold-out – show of their UK tour. For those aforementioned souls amassed on February 16, it was a show that will live long in the memory and many who were there will no doubt be searching out tickets for future dates. The Support The support came…

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LEE AARON Rockpile 2019 (Concert Review)

LEE AARON Rockpile 2019 (Concert Review)

Karen Greening, better known to Canada and the world as Lee Aaron “The Metal Queen”, just finished a three date concert stint. The shows, Ottawa, Toronto, and Niagara Falls saw Aaron supporting her latest album Diamond Baby Blues. The album, reviewed by my CGCM Podcast co-host, Wallygator also made his top ten of 2018! Check out Wally‘s words here: Lee Aaron – Diamond Baby Blues (Album Review). I personally have witnessed Aaron on stage in…

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STYX – The Genesee Theatre (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

STYX – The Genesee Theatre (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

STYX – The Band Styx are an American rock band from Chicago that formed in 1972 and became famous for its albums released in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. They are best known for melding hard rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre. The band established itself with a progressive rock sound in the 1970’s, and began to…

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CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Denver January 2019 (Concert Review)

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY – Denver January 2019 (Concert Review)

COC rocked the Gothic, Englewood, Co, on their headline tour with Crowbar, Mothership, and WeedEater. Wiseblood and Deliverance are two of my favorite 90’s hard rock albums of the ’90s. They’ve stood the test of time. America’s Volume Dealer and In The Arms of God are perfectly rated but still have some gems. Once Pepper was out of the band and they performed and released albums as a trio I didn’t even care. I’ve seen COC…

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