HELIX, 63 MONROE, BOBNOXIOUS (Jack Richardson Music Week)

HELIX, 63 MONROE, BOBNOXIOUS (Jack Richardson Music Week)

Jack Richardson Music Week (shows and new release reviews Helix, 63 Monroe, Bobnoxious): London, ON. April 2-9th, 2017 Do you know Jack? Sadly most do not, however, if I mention his protégé you likely do: Bob Ezrin. Yes him, the man behind some of the greatest complete albums in history by some of the larger than life bands in the history of music. Bar none. We are fortunate to have a resounding music scene here…

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TVD, THE BATH SALTS and STARBUCKET (Live Review)

TVD, THE BATH SALTS and STARBUCKET (Live Review)

Date: Jan. 28 -2017 Soho, London, ON Ever return from a vacation needing a pick me up? Punk music will always pick me up. After a wonderful week in paradise and very little rock n’ roll music, we were in dire need of something harder. Make no mistake, I love Latin sounds; a whole lotta Bachata, Salsa and Meringue please me plenty (as I do have Caribbean blood in me), but something harder was called…

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TVD – Salvation Through Distraction (Album Review)

TVD – Salvation Through Distraction (Album Review)

  If punk were around during the golden era of railway travel, and perhaps it was a mode of transport, it would be akin to that which gets us to a place.  That place is to each their own. I happen to like pop/punk as much as I do hardcore punk.  There are the railway ties of punk, that which holds both together and keeps us on the straight and narrow. Enough metaphorically mesmerizing allegory…

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63 MONROE – Last Exit to Rawk n Roll (CD/Show Review)

63 MONROE – Last Exit to Rawk n Roll (CD/Show Review)

I don’t camp, at least not since the tornado incident in the late 90’s. I rarely go to the beach; I am a Caribbean water snob. So on a long weekend Saturday night we have some free time, my wife and I. Thankfully one of our favourite bands has a show and that is the legendary 63 Monroe. I was particularly gnarly for the show and music; I had been golfing all afternoon with my…

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Sleazy Way Out & Stunning (Concert Review)

Sleazy Way Out & Stunning (Concert Review)

You just never know what may come from an evening at the illustrious and infamous Norma Jean’s in northeast London, Ontario! We do not venture out there very often, for any other reason than it being on the opposite end of the city. Admittedly strange since we go to Detroit, Toronto and points in between often enough for entertainment. It isn’t our hangout haunt I suppose is what I am saying, of which we have…

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Punk Night at Bucket of Blood: 63 Monroe

Punk Night at Bucket of Blood: 63 Monroe

Punk Night at the former “Bucket of Blood” the Old Vic Tavern. Ok I was committed to going to this after reading the above posted online. To be honest I was already making sure to be there as one of our favourite bands; 63 Monroe would be playing. I wasn’t committed to writing about the show, rather just plain old rockin’ out, alas a couple weeks later and my mind is still flashing back to…

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Show Review: Full Year & 63 Monroe

Show Review: Full Year & 63 Monroe

Show Review: Full Year & 63 Monroe Date: April 16 – 2016 Location: Call the Office, London, ON It still thrills me when a show provides more than expected. There are a handful of bands I look forward to and if I go without for too long, well I just am not the unpleasant person I usually am. I get downright grumpy. I am a toddler in my terrible two’s for the parents in the…

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Leather Snake show review by Blair De Abreu

Leather Snake show review by Blair De Abreu

Show review: Leather Snake Oct. 3 – 2015: Norma Jeans, London, Ontario The poster/website/facebook taglines to “sell” the show & band are: “coming at’cha live” & “leather, licks, n’ hairspray trixx”. Ok, I am sold! Having seen Leather Snake once before, I was already sold on their show and song selection. They represent bands with high hair, spandex and/or leather clothing, excessive make-up, excessive everything really. Skid Row, Whitesnake, Van Halen, Judas Priest, Metallica, Poison,…

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Review: 63 Monroe & KISS Pinball

Review: 63 Monroe & KISS Pinball

Sept. 19 – 2015: Call The Office, London, Ontario, Canada A perfect Saturday morning starts with French pressed coffee (Dominican beans, for the curious), reading about a Toronto Blue Jays win the night before and spending time with my wife and children. Confirming the children are staying at their Uncle and Aunt’s house for the night and finding out there is a great rock n’ roll band playing right in town Saturday night start the day…

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