MIKE TRAMP – In Concert (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

MIKE TRAMP – In Concert (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

  Mike Tramp played a great acoustic show Friday night at the RocHaus in IL. Mike Tramp is a Danish singer and songwriter who is best known for his work with the hard rock bands, White Lion and Freak of Nature. In 2012, Tramp went on a solo acoustic tour, releasing acoustic albums in both 2013 and 2014. He returned with a full band line up in 2015 and in 2017, and released the album…

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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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Fritz-Fest (Photo Gallery)

Fritz-Fest (Photo Gallery)

Fritz-Fest (Friday January 18th 2019 London Ontario – Eastside Bar & Grill) When I first heard of Fritz-Fest, I wanted to be part of it. My sister lives in London and I knew it would sell out quickly so I asked her to stop by the venue and pick up a couple tickets. Luckily we got two of the last three as in fact it did sell out immediately. Eventually we came across another ticket…

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TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – AllState Arena IL (ALEX DALE Photo Gallery)

TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA – AllState Arena IL (ALEX DALE Photo Gallery)

When Paul O’Neill first conceived Trans-Siberian Orchestra, his goal was as straightforward as it was incredibly ambitious. “The whole idea,” he explains, “was to create a progressive rock band that would push the boundaries (of the genre) further than any group before… Way, way further.” With more than 10 million albums sold, TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera. Meanwhile, on the road, they have become…

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WARRANT, SLAUGHTER & LYNCH MOB – Live at The Genesee Theatre IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

WARRANT, SLAUGHTER & LYNCH MOB – Live at The Genesee Theatre IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Warrant ended the year with a great show at the Genesee Theatre in IL, with Slaughter and Lynch Mob.  The amazing Alex Dale was there to report and photograph them for Decibel Geek! This was a great trio to see together, they are all great live bands that have a ton of material to pick from. Warrant played the tittle track off their most recent album Louder Harder Faster!Robert Mason‘s favorite part of the show…

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MELISSA ETHERIDGE – Live in Waukegan IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

MELISSA ETHERIDGE – Live in Waukegan IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Melissa Etheridge – Live Gold Melissa Etheridge is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album (Melissa Etheridge) was released in 1988 and became a slow burning success. The record peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard 200.  Its lead single, “Bring Me Some Water“, gave Etheridge her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female. In 1993, Etheridge won her first Grammy award for her single “Ain’t It Heavy” from…

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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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