CONCERT REVIEW: Ann Wilson Live at Sony Hall


 

In a time where people tend to throw around the word “legend”, I had the great fortune to experience an incredibly intimate evening with a true legend at Sony Hall last week. Ann Wilson, the undeniable and unmistakable voice of Heart, delivered the goods on the New York City stop of her tour. She’s supporting her new release Fierce Bliss. The album, like so many others to come out this year, was a product of the abundance of time off courtesy of Covid. Ann used her time very wisely and enlisted the help of a wide variety of heavy hitters including Vince Gill, Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Halestorm – The Pretty Reckless – The Warning and Lilith Czar Live at Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion


 

Gilford New Hampshire welcomed Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, The Warning, and Lilith Czar for a great night of female-led rock n roll bands. Lilith Czar opened the show and performed many songs off her debut album “Created from Filth and Dust” and an incredible cover of Stevie Nicks’s “Edge of Seventeen.” Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Iron Maiden – Lord of The Lost – Airborne Live at Olympic Stadium


Iron Maiden fans all over the world are literally no different as they fly all over the world to see these guys perform. Athens, Greece even with their 30-degree (Celsius or 90 plus in Fahrenheit) temperatures, native Grecians are not fazed by the weather, came well hydrated, excited, and ready to consume beer, and some Maiden tunes.

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CONCERT REVIEW: GWAR – Goatwhore – Nekrogoblikon – The Native Howl Live at Starland Ballroom


 

I’ve never seen GWAR before, I’ve heard about their shows over the years. Now I finally get to experience it myself! Just as I was starting to shoot the second song of GWAR’s set, I took a shot of some fake blood to my right eye. I laughed as I noticed the camera condom took the brunt of it and my contact lens the rest. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Tremonti – Hawxx Live at SWG3


Guitar Gods rarely look backward in coming forward. Mark Tremonti, for instance, has recently aligned his star with none other than a certain Frank Sinatra – but more of that later. The pressing matter in hand is the fretboard master’s ongoing tour of the UK and Europe.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Nightwish – Beast In Black Live at Terminal 5


Nightwish is the only band that can make me cry. More on that later on. For now, it’s great to finally have them return stateside and with Beast in Black. I have to say it was kind of nice just to have two bands on a show. I get that everybody wants to tour and play catch up but sometimes less is more.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Rotting Christ – Borknagar – Abigail Williams and More Live at Saint Vitus Bar


 

Finally! After three years the Devastation on the Nation Tour blazes through New York City! … with two, back-to-back, scorching hot shows!

I was lucky enough to catch the Saturday Matinee, in true New York fashion. I opted for the 430 PM show in an effort to save my aging infrastructure from a night of TOTAL obliteration.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Cradle of Filth – Frayle Live at The Machine Shop


Flint, Michigan, might be known for the crime, cars, and crisis. Yet this down-and-out town has more to offer than that. Music fans know it best for being home to The Machine Shop. This nationally acclaimed music venue has been hosting, supporting, and celebrating bands for twenty years. This special concert lounge has gained its reputation because of their genuine love of live music and doting on its patrons. They bring to mid-Michigan audiences an enthusiasm and care most venues don’t bother with anymore. It was a bright, spring evening last weekend when a group of goth kids formed a line outside this beloved hall’s doors. They were exposed to more sunlight than what they were probably used to, but it was worth it because the Symphonic Black Metal Titans, Cradle of filth, were in town. Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Devin Townsend (Acoustic) – Cambridge Junction


 

You can tell it’s not going to be a normal gig from the off, as Devin Townsend spends the first few minutes tuning and chatting away, completely at ease, as if the audience was an old friend and he was sat in his living room. As he pings and strums away, musing about whether he likes his upcoming new album Lightworks or not (he decides he does, he thinks it sounds healthy, and good… he thinks, yes definitely good), he sets the tone for a gig that is genuinely intimate – not because it takes place in a small venue, but because Devin is completely natural and wholly authentic throughout. Continue reading