THE STRUTS Bring The Glory To Minnesota (Concert Review)

THE STRUTS Bring The Glory To Minnesota (Concert Review)

The Struts / The Glorious Sons / Spirit Animal First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN May 15th 2018 It’s not exactly a secret that rock needs a kick in the ass. To that end, America is getting that kick right now as the Struts are rolling through the states with The Glorious Sons who are quite possibly the most important band rock has had since the Rolling Stones. This is the type of one two punch…

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JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

JUDAS PRIEST Brings Firepower To The Armory (Concert Review)

The Twin cities and greater Minnesota Metal Community were represented well at the Minneapolis Armory on April 2nd, as Judas Priest brought their Firepower Tour to the North Star state.  Renovated and revamped as a concert arena for last February’s Super Bowl, the Armory is starting to line up a lot of heavyweight concerts, with Priest being one of the early headliners.  Bringing along Black Star Riders and Saxon for this trek, there is sure…

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TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Smoke Out Minneapolis

TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Smoke Out Minneapolis

So there’s this band from Texas.  They call themselves the Texas Hippie Coalition.  Not knowing the band you might take three things away from their name.  They are from Texas.  They smoke weed.  And they are a hippie jam band in the vein of bands like, eh-hem, Phish.  You’d be right on two counts.  They are from Texas and exhaustively espouse the virtues of marijuana and the THC found within.  But the singer is closer to…

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Wilson – Rising Full Blast

Wilson – Rising Full Blast

Does anyone wanna know what I think? That’s pretty much how I walk through life. Waiting for complete strangers to ask for my thoughts on, well pretty much anything. I think a lot of things. Sometimes simultaneously. And I think Wilson may be the best thing to come of out Detroit since Stroh’s introduced the 30 pack. In an effort to combat my never ending pessimism about the future of music, 2015 has been smacking…

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Corey Taylor HATES Saint Paul! (No Not Really)

Corey Taylor HATES Saint Paul! (No Not Really)

Corey Taylor – You’re Making Me Hate You July 12th. 2015 Turf Club. Saint Paul, MN Corey Taylor has a new book out. Maybe you heard about. It’s called You’re Making Me Hate You. In support of which he is doing a short club tour. Often scheduling book signings in towns in which he’s performing. While standing in line to get a book autographed isn’t really my thing and it may just be unethical in…

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Bobaflex At POV’s 65-Review by Bakko

Bobaflex At POV’s 65-Review by Bakko

If you’ve never seen Bobaflex live. Well. You fucking should. I seriously considered using that as my entire review.  But in my line of work using ten words instead of a thousand just isn’t trying. With that Bobaflex brought the rock to POV’s 65 in Spring Lake Park, MN on June 20th.  I was recently turned onto the boner inducing music of Bobaflex by my Cobras and Fire co-host and fellow Decibel Geek writer Loose…

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