BAKKO’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

BAKKO’s Top Ten of 2018 (Top Albums 2018)

On a personal level, 2018 was possibly the best year of my life. I made it to New York City for the first time.  My step-daughter, whose hand I used to hold as we crossed the street, got married.  The podcast I host called Cobras & Fire allowed me to talk to many of the idols of my youth like Bruce Kulick, K.K. Downing and Jake E Lee.  I got hammered on a bar patio…

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THEM EVILS Rip Up The Turf Club (Concert Review)

THEM EVILS Rip Up The Turf Club (Concert Review)

Somewhere in the early 2000’s, rock got stagnant. After decades of one form of rock making for way for yet another, newer form of rock, everything kind of ground to a halt with up and coming bands sharing one sound and image.  While some have proclaimed rock is dead, their overall statement could be made about all forms of popular music since that time.  But the tides of rock are changing.  For the better.  With…

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THEM EVILS – Rollin’ Stoned And Livin’ Free (EP Review)

THEM EVILS – Rollin’ Stoned And Livin’ Free (EP Review)

THEM EVILS – Bio Them Evils are a 3 piece from Southern California that play a mix of 70s bluesy rock, 80s glam and a hint of 90s grunge (in the shape of Alice In Chains). 2 of the band met in high school, Jordan Griffin (vocals and guitar) and Jake Messanari (bass) and they picked up David Delaney II as first choice for drummer. THEM EVILS – Rollin’ Stoned And Livin’ Free “Rollin’ Stoned…

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Take You Down at the Myth, Maplewood MN

THE PRETTY RECKLESS Take You Down at the Myth, Maplewood MN

What says tomorrow’s Thanksgiving like a rock show.  The Pretty Reckless, currently touring in support of their new album Who You Selling For, brought their show to the Saint Paul suburbs on November 23rd.  Taylor Momsen has added a much needed identifiable female voice to the today’s rock.  Riding high on the momentum of 2013’s Going To Hell TPR hit the studio last spring to start work on their third full-length record, the result of which…

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