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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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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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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