JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

On a beautiful Easter Monday holiday Glasgow welcomed American blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa to the aptly nicknamed Armadillo theatre on the edge of the Clyde river. I personally had never had the chance to catch the man himself on one of his own tours as opposed to the supergroup Black Country Communion. In this rather plush venue which is all seated the atmosphere could be best described as laid back. In fact, the audience remained seated for most of…

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TRUCKER DIABLO – Other Side of the City (Single Review)

TRUCKER DIABLO – Other Side of the City (Single Review)

I owe a few things to the Northern Ireland band TRUCKER DIABLO. They were a huge part in my “reawakening”. You see, I spent a number of years “out” of music. Mostly for reasons that I just don’t care to go into here and it’s not really important anyway. As I started to once again come alive with the missing piece of my existence, I mostly stuck to the bigger, known bands of yesteryear. Hey,…

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Top 5 Live Acts – Ep357

Top 5 Live Acts – Ep357

After reading an article written by Claire Gillespie from the website Delite documenting their list of the Top Live Bands of All Time, Aaron and Chris set out to compare notes with Top 5 Live Acts! The Delite article makes some interesting choices (30 of them in total) and we do not agree with all of them. How do our picks contrast with theirs? You’ll have to listen to find out! Top 5 Live Acts…

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L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know (Album Review)

L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know (Album Review)

Straight Outta Hell! I know I am probably the wrong person to be reviewing the brand new album L.A. Guns – The Devil You Know. Some might say I am too much of a fanboy to objectively review one of their albums. To those people I have two things to say; you’re absolutely right and Piss Off! I am writing it anyway! Something wicked this way comes and it’s titled The Devil You Know. The…

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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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RAZORBATS – “The City” (Single Review)

RAZORBATS – “The City” (Single Review)

So, one of my favourite things about attending a new festival is fresh discoveries. I pity those so-called music fans who refuse to give the time of day to a new and as yet unbeknownst to them band. It’s a rampant plague, but that’s a rant for another day and forum. Months ago I signed on to attend the Call of the Wild Festival in Lincolnshire, UK. This first-year event features three days and three…

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CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL Strikes Again (News)

CALL OF THE WILD FESTIVAL Strikes Again (News)

Just when you thought that the roster was complete, Call of the Wild Festival strikes again. The Call of the Wild Festival is a first time event taking place May 24-26, 2019 in Lincolnshire, UK. Featuring three full days and three stages jam packed with the acts from the big names like The Wildhearts and Hardcore Superstar to the lesser known bands. Back in February I reported here on CGCM that the lineup was complete…

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SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION Adds More Acts (News)

SWEDISH AOR CONVENTION Adds More Acts (News)

The Swedish AOR Convention (May 31-June 02, 2019 in Malmo), recently unveiled more special acts. The roster is already stocked with Swedish AOR bands appearing at the first time event. The Swedish AOR Convention is born from last year’s MelodicRock Fest Scandinavia. Read about my time at that event here: MRFS Day #1 / MRFS Day #2 / MRFS Day #3. The official Facebook announcements appear below. With BAD HABIT already set to headline the…

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BLACK STONE CHERRY – The Forge, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

BLACK STONE CHERRY – The Forge, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Black Stone Cherry at The Forge in IL The veteran band Black Stone Cherry rocked The Forge and Alex Dale was there to photograph their show. They packed the place, even on a Thursday night, playing all the hits including “In My Blood” and “Cheaper To Drink Alone” as well as new tracks like “My Last Breath” and “Ain’t Nobody”! I always love their improvisations and mashups! Such a talented band with tonnes of energy….

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PYTHIA – The Solace of Ancient Earth (May 17, 2019)

PYTHIA – The Solace of Ancient Earth (May 17, 2019)

Beneath the grey shades of a civilization that has all but run its course, beneath the concrete and steel, the grime that obscures our all but forgotten souls and sleeping hearts, a light still shines. It shines from beyond the gateways to places of wonder and dreams; from realms of a grand story where love, passion, agony and loss, great emotions are still deeply felt and the human spirit still knows there are ideals worth…

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