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ASCENDIA & CIRCUS MAXIMUS In Toronto (Concert Review)

ASCENDIA & CIRCUS MAXIMUS In Toronto (Concert Review)

A perfect night for a concert in Toronto. Great weather and a Saturday evening September 3rd, 2016. Thankfully my wife and I came down early to enjoy some Vietnamese food at a nearby restaurant before going to the show. I decided to wear my 2014 Firefest shirt to see if anyone would have noticed that tonight’s headliners were listed on the back of my shirt. Next thing I hear someone at the table behind us…

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Album Review: Rage of Angels – Devil’s New Tricks

Album Review: Rage of Angels – Devil’s New Tricks

We learn and discover about new music/bands in many different ways and my discovery of Rage of Angels came about originally from another band. While on the Monsters of Rock Cruise in 2014 I happened across Tyketto (whose music I had heard, but not overly gravitated to). After experiencing what I can only describe as a religious experience during that performance (which I would later name as “The Best on the Boat”), I briefly met…

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DVD Review: Boulevard – Live From Gastown

DVD Review: Boulevard – Live From Gastown

Limited Edition – Boulevard Live From Gastown – Captured live on February 27th, 2015 at Vancouver’s legendary Warehouse Studio. I never got into this band until October 2014 in Nottingham, England and 25 years since the break-up, Boulevard from Canada hits the stage. The crowd seemed to really enjoy their performance and I know I sure did. I only remembered a couple of songs from this band from way back in 1988. I am sure…

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Albion Born: A Review of Ten’s Albion CD

Albion Born: A Review of Ten’s Albion CD

When I made the decision to trek from Toronto, Canada over to Nottingham, UK for Firefest: The Final Fling in October of this year I knew a good portion of the bands on the roster for the three day event.  Some I knew quite well, some I had been waiting all my life to see live, some I had no idea of and some I was only on the fringes with knowing a few tracks….

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The Storm Has Arrived: In Faith’s There’s A Storm Coming Review

The Storm Has Arrived: In Faith’s There’s A Storm Coming Review

I discovered this melodic rock masterpiece while over in Nottingham, England for Firefest: The Final Fling Festival October 24-26, 2014.  In Faith is a British outfit made up of former members of Vaughn, Wild and Eden’s Curse/Tainted Nation.  The collaborations originally begun in 1991 with vocalist Pete Godfrey and guitarist Tony Marshall, but nothing came to fruition.  They made contact with each other a few times over the resulting years and finally sat down again…

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Anarchy in the U.K. – The Story of Two Canadians at Firefest: The Final Fling (Photography by Shawn Irwin) Part 3 of 3

Anarchy in the U.K. – The Story of Two Canadians at Firefest: The Final Fling (Photography by Shawn Irwin) Part 3 of 3

  Marty/Meister/Shawn ready to rock On this third and final day of concerts at 2014’s Firefest: The Final Fling here in Nottingham, England we were still quite energized and were up and attacking the Hilton buffet once again at a reasonable hour.  Shawn, proudly sporting his newly acquired Black ‘N Blue shirt, was ahead of me in the line as I noticed the gentleman ahead of him was wearing the same shirt.  He also had…

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Anarchy in the U.K. – The Story of Two Canadians at Firefest (Photo Galleries by Shawn Irwin) Part 2 of 3

Anarchy in the U.K. – The Story of Two Canadians at Firefest (Photo Galleries by Shawn Irwin) Part 2 of 3

  Meister & Scott Still reeling from Friday’s concert events at Firefest we arose on Saturday morning and again raided the Hilton’s breakfast buffet.  We greeted several folks that we had already met and even a few new ones as we ate or passed through the hotel lobby.  As we were looking to take up residence at a lobby lounge couch to make as much use as possible of the lobby provided free wi-fi services,…

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Anarchy In U.K.: Two Canadians at Firefest (1/3)

Anarchy In U.K.: Two Canadians at Firefest (1/3)

Nottingham, England, probably most well known in stories of Robin Hood, was the scene of the crime so to speak.  The population of the storied city swelled with tattooed, long-haired rockers the weekend of October 23-26, 2014 with the arrival of the annual Firefest Festival.  It was almost like there were two types of group in town over the weekend: the long-haired, tattooed rocker and the young, dressed to the nines, club going girl wandering…

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