NIGHT RANGER – Genesee Theatre in Waukegan IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

NIGHT RANGER –  Genesee Theatre in Waukegan IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

A Great “Night” Out Night Ranger put on a great high energy show lasting 2 hours!!  Alex Dale took fantastic photos to share with you. Last night was the first time the band played Dawn Patrol and Midnight Madness albums in their entirety, along with a small acoustic set. The guys sounded great and performed well.  They have a tonne of energy and were constantly messing around with each other on stage. Jack Blades still…

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L.A. GUNS – The Forge, Joliet, Illinois (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

L.A. GUNS – The Forge, Joliet, Illinois (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

L.A. Guns rocked The Forge in Joliet, Illinois to a full house! L.A. Guns are an American hard band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983.  They currently consist of Tracii Guns (lead guitar), Phil Lewis (lead vocals), Adam Hamilton (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Johnny Martin (bass guitar, backing vocals), Ace Von Johnson and Shane Fitzgibbon (drums). Tracii Guns played his guitar with a bow which is always a fun sight!  Ace Von Johnson of…

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REO SPEEDWAGON at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

REO SPEEDWAGON at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

REO Speedwagon last night at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford IL. This show was originally supposed to happen at the beginning of the year but got rescheduled due to Kevin Cronin‘s throat surgery. Apparently things went well, with no complications, because he sounded great just like he did last year when I saw them! The band put on a great show for a full house. Even on this rainy Sunday, everyone was ready…

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STRYPER and KIX – Arcada Theatre, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

STRYPER and KIX – Arcada Theatre, IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Stryper and Kix rocked the Arcada Theatre in IL to a sold out crowd! Kix played the whole album Blow My Fuse in order!  This was quite a treat for die hard fans. http://www.decibelgeek.com/wordpress/gmedia/g/zE6LG Stryper played all the hits, as well as a handful of new songs such as “Revelation”, “Sorry” and more! Howie Simon was filling in for Oz Fox in Stryper, who has been sidelined with a heath scare but should be back…

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KANSAS – C.N.E. Bandshell (Photo Gallery)

KANSAS – C.N.E. Bandshell (Photo Gallery)

I recently had the pleasure of shooting Kansas in Toronto at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). It was 41 years and 1 day after I saw them in the summer of 1977 during the same Exhibition. This time it was at the jam-packed CNE Bandshell as opposed to the old Exhibition Stadium when April Wine opened up for them. One year later I saw them at the massive Canada Jam Festival at Mosport Speedway outside…

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ANTHONY GOMES – London Bluesfest (Photo Gallery)

ANTHONY GOMES – London Bluesfest (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek photographer Brian Ronald recently covered the four-day Bluesfest Festival at Harris Park in downtown London, Ontario. Guitar blues shredder Anthony Gomes cranked up the volume during Saturday’s events. Anthony brought along his rhythm section Sean Holland on bass and Jeremy Howard on drums from the band’s current residence of St. Louis. Born in Toronto, Anthony rocked the Canadian contingency with classic blues, original cuts and even some Hendrix. Check out the gallery below….

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

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

Black Stone Cherry September 4th at The Forge in Joliet IL! These guys put on a great show to an impressive crowd on a Tuesday night! Black Stone Cherry cranked out the hits such as ‘In My Blood’, ‘White Trash Millionaire’, ‘Blame It On The Boom’ and more! Also playing songs off their new album such as ‘Family Tree’ the title track, ‘Southern Fried Friday Night’ and ‘Ain’t Nobody’! A great night of Hard Rock…

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FOGHAT, SAVOY BROWN, EARL and the AGITATORS – London Bluesfest (Photo Gallery)

FOGHAT, SAVOY BROWN, EARL and the AGITATORS – London Bluesfest (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek photographer Brian Ronald recently covered the four-day Bluesfest Festival at Harris Park in downtown London, Ontario. The original Rock and Roll Outlaws Foghat headlined the Friday night slot. Founding member Roger Earl played triple bill that night. Playing drums in all three bands, Earl and the Agitators featuring Scott Holt, Kim Simmonds’s Savoy Brown and then of course Foghat. Not to be forgotten are singer-guitarist Charlie Huhn, lead guitarist Bryan Bassett and bass…

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MARK FARNER’S AMERICAN BAND – Bluesfest (Photo Gallery)

MARK FARNER’S AMERICAN BAND – Bluesfest (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek photographer Brian Ronald recently covered the four-day Bluesfest Festival at Harris Park in downtown London, Ontario. Saturday night was Mark Farner’s American Band time to “Shine On”. The ex-Grand Funk Railroad singer/guitarist ran through track after track of timeless classics. Seminal classics such as “Bad Time”, “We’re an American Band”, “Closer to Home”, “The Loco-Motion” and everyone’s fave “Some Kind of Wonderful”! At almost 70 years young he was a ball of energy…

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BLUE OYSTER CULT – London Bluesfest (Photo Gallery)

BLUE OYSTER CULT – London Bluesfest (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek photographer Brian Ronald recently covered the four-day Bluesfest Festival at Harris Park in downtown London, Ontario. Blue Oyster Cult were one of the festivals highlights that resulted in a packed house. The Agents of Fortune themselves closed out the festival headlining the Sunday night. Founding members Buck Dharma and Eric Bloom rocked through a set of classics from “Godzilla” to “Burnin’ for You” to everyone’s favorite more cowbell song “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”. Joining them on stage were Danny Miranda on…

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