Gary Hoey – Arcada Theatre IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

Gary Hoey – Arcada Theatre IL (Alex Dale Photo Gallery)

  Gary Hoey at the Arcada Theatre in IL Decibel Geek‘s photographer Alex Dale got to capture Gary Hoy‘s CD release party at the Arcada Theatre in St.Charels IL. The singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer put on a show promoting his new album Neon Highway Blues. Gary was a part of a couple’s wedding in IL and had them come up onstage! One of the couples favorites songs is the guitar instrumental of “You’re a Mean One,…

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Will the Real LOVE/HATE Fans Please…Sit Down? (Concert Review)

Will the Real LOVE/HATE Fans Please…Sit Down? (Concert Review)

When this weekend began, my goal was to write a review of the Love/Hate, Dio Returns concert, in St. Charles, Illinois. What it’s turned into, however, is a tale about the violation of our rights as ticket paying, rock fans. I’ve been a huge Dio fan, like many, for decades, but my husband, but so much. Who he is a huge fan of, is Love/Hate, In fact, had they not been opening the show, I think (I…

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MINISTRY – SWG3 Glasgow (Concert Review)

MINISTRY – SWG3 Glasgow (Concert Review)

Ministry returned to Glasgow as they continued their tour promoting their latest politically inspired album Amerikkkant. The show was in 2 parts, the first a run-through of that album and the second a look back at some of their older material, some songs which hadn’t been played for a while. Personally, I think it says something about how much the band believes in their latest work. It isn’t as immediate or indeed danceable as earlier material…

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BEXATRON – Rivoli Toronto (Concert Review)

BEXATRON – Rivoli Toronto (Concert Review)

Since first hearing the album’s lead-off track, “Get Out of My Tree”, it’s catchy hum along chorus will not leave my grey matter. The album arrived at the doorstep of CGCM Central and our staff writer and all-around good guy Trevor “Psychoone” McDougall jumped on an album review. Check it out here: Bexatron – Hey You (Album Review). Less than two weeks later Bexatron have hit Canadian soil and I was fortunate enough to catch…

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GREEN JELLŸ – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

GREEN JELLŸ – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

Sometimes it’s good to try new things. Get out of your comfort zone. I did just that at Sweden Rock 2019. All hell-bent for leather on seeing Saxon on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the festival, that plan dissipated surprisingly easy. It was suggested to me that “you’ve seen Saxon many times”. Indeed I have, in fact just recently on Monsters of Rock Cruise. “And you’ll see them again”. Most probably, I will, yes. “But…

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BURNING WITCHES – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

BURNING WITCHES – Sweden Rock 2019 (Blog & Photos)

Once again the first band of the day proves how Sweden Rock should be started! They again, like The Wild! yesterday, hold the “Best Band of the Day” title! I present Burning Witches, a quintet of ladies hailing from Switzerland. Springing to life (or wisping out of a cauldron perhaps), Burning Witches started out in 2015. These “witches” specialize in true Heavy Metal/Speed Metal and the coven already possesses two albums in the catalogue. The…

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HOLLOWSTAR – Bannerman’s Bar Edinburgh (Concert Review)

HOLLOWSTAR – Bannerman’s Bar Edinburgh (Concert Review)

One of Britain’s new wave of classic rock Hollowstar came to Edinburgh to play Bannerman’s Bar on a Wednesday night. A very healthy crowd turned up to catch these young lads from down south of England and weren’t disappointed as the guys put on a hell of an impressive live performance. This was no mean feat having played about 7 shows in 8 days whilst traipsing around the UK on their holidays from their day jobs! Oh, the glamour…

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JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

JOE BONAMASSA – Live In Glasgow – SEC Armadillo (Concert Review)

On a beautiful Easter Monday holiday Glasgow welcomed American blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa to the aptly nicknamed Armadillo theatre on the edge of the Clyde river. I personally had never had the chance to catch the man himself on one of his own tours as opposed to the supergroup Black Country Communion. In this rather plush venue which is all seated the atmosphere could be best described as laid back. In fact, the audience remained seated for most of…

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BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

BONAFIDE – Live in Västerås (Concert Review)

CGCM readers may recall my review of Bonafide‘s Live at KB release just a short time ago. If not you can correct that using this handy link: Bonafide – Live at KB (Album Review). In that review, I described the feeling I got during the listen. That of sweaty, whiskey smelling, steaminess that can only come from a small club show. You know the feeling. This album made me feel like it was all around…

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KING KING – 10th Anniversary Tour – Glasgow O2 Academy – (Concert Review)

KING KING – 10th Anniversary Tour – Glasgow O2 Academy – (Concert Review)

About the band: King King the hard rock and blues band have been touring their latest album Exile And Grace for a while and decided to end the latest leg of it in their home town of Glasgow.  The band are something of a well-oiled machine playing live almost constantly. They have a very bonhomie type attitude on stage. No over the top theatrics or even talk. Vocalist Alan Nimmo refers to the audience in the terms of “ladies…

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