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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THE DEAD DAISIES – Rocking The Forge in Joliet IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

THE DEAD DAISIES – Rocking The Forge in Joliet IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

The Dead Daisies are an Australian-American rock band formed in 2013 in Sydney, Australia by David Lowy. Musicians that have joined Lowy for the project have included Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses), Jon Stevens (INXS, Noiseworks), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy), Charley Drayton (The Cult, Divinyls, Cold Chisel), John Tempesta (The Cult), Brian Tichy (ex Whitesnake, Sass Jordan), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Alex Carapetis (Nine…

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FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE/DAVID COVERDALE and JASON BONHAM – Live Huntington Bank Pavilion, Chicago (Photo Gallery By Alex Dale)

FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE/DAVID COVERDALE and JASON BONHAM – Live Huntington Bank Pavilion, Chicago (Photo Gallery By Alex Dale)

FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE/COVERDALE and JASON BONHAM LIVE – HUNTINGTON PARK PAVILION, CHICAGO One of the best shows I’ve photographed. Not only do these guys still sound great, they also still have a ton of energy! Even though this year Foreigner are celebrating their 40th anniversary, they still sound great and put on a lengthy show with all the hits. I love getting to photograph Kelly Hansen and to capture him while he’s literally running all over…

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STYX, JOAN JETT & TESLA – Huntington Bank Pavillion (Photo Gallery/Concert Review)

STYX, JOAN JETT & TESLA – Huntington Bank Pavillion (Photo Gallery/Concert Review)

Styx, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Tesla! First off, yes the show was amazing! You really can’t go wrong with any of these bands, and putting them together is just genius! Since Styx is a Chicago band they always have an exceptionally great crowd when they play in Illinois, and last night was no exception! If you hadn’t heard, this tour is the first time Styx has performed “Mr. Roboto” in 35 years! It…

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MELISSA ETHERIDGE – New Lenox Triple Play Concert Series, Illinois (Photo Gallery)

MELISSA ETHERIDGE – New Lenox Triple Play Concert Series, Illinois (Photo Gallery)

MELISSA ETHERIDGE – Bio Melissa Etheridge rocked the New Lenox Triple Play Concert Series Saturday night in Illinois!  Alex Dale was there to photograph the concert and to give her assessment of Etheridge in a rocking environment. Melissa Etheridge is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and social activist.  Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground success. The album peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard #200, and its lead single,…

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FRANK HANNON – Twisted Spoke Saloon, Pekin, IL (Photo Gallery)

FRANK HANNON – Twisted Spoke Saloon, Pekin, IL (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek‘s Alex Dale was on hand at The Twisted Spoke Saloon recently for Frank Hannon. The Tesla founder rolled into town, delivering a fantastic performance. Here’s what Alex had to say: “We Cranked The Frank and Drank The Drank St. Patrick’s Day at the Twisted Spoke Saloon in Pekin Illinois! Frank Hannon Of TESLA was amazing.. as usual! They played some solo material, covers and of course some TESLA songs! It was a great…

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JANET GARDNER – The Forge, Joliet, Illinois (Photo Gallery)

JANET GARDNER – The Forge, Joliet, Illinois (Photo Gallery)

Vixen‘s Janet Gardner was captured live this past weekend by Decibel Geek‘s Alex Dale at The Forge in Joliet Illinois. Here’s what Alex had to say “It was a great high energy show to kick off St. Patrick’s Day weekend! Speaking of which St. Patrick’s Day is her birthday! The band had the whole place sing happy birthday to her! She also came out and sang in the crowd with is always a fun experience!…

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Y&T – Arcada Theater (Photo Gallery by Alex Dale)

Y&T – Arcada Theater (Photo Gallery by Alex Dale)

Alex Dale recently captured the energy of Y&T when they stopped by the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles Illinois. Here’s what Alex had to say. “Y&T at The Arcada Theater was one of the best performance I’ve ever witnessed! Played 2 songs off Mean Streak in honor of its 35 anniversary and one of Dave’s solo songs “Storm”! A standing ovation after a killer performance of “I Believe In You”! And when I say standing ovation I mean it! The…

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The Best of 2017 (Feature)

The Best of 2017 (Feature)

First of all, hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has consequently grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photo galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our website team encompasses some 40 authors and contributors…

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MR BIG at Arcada (Concert Review)

MR BIG at Arcada (Concert Review)

Decibel Geek contributor Alex Dale recently joined our team. The music enthusiast and hobby photographer has shared photo galleries of some of the concerts she attends in Illinois. You can find some of those galleries along with those from our other contributing photographers on our photo gallery page. . Alex‘s most recent conquest was one of her all time favorite bands, Mr Big as they rolled in St. Charles, Illinois. Here’s her words and thoughts…

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