Reviews

Night Ranger – Still Rocking Strong in America

Night Ranger – Still Rocking Strong in America

Posted July 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm | No comments

The classic rock band, Night Ranger rolled into New York City at BB King’s Blues Club to support their rocking new CD, Open Road, which came out June 10th.

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Review – Rocktron Reaction Distortion I

Review – Rocktron Reaction Distortion I

Posted July 8, 2014 at 5:25 pm | No comments

The Rocktron Reaction Distortion I offers a flexible cast of opinions towards establishing your own wall of sound. The pedal includes an assortment of knobs which provide the musician with more freedom while setting up their own sound, without becoming too overwhelming.

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Tesla – Simplicity at its Best in NYC

Tesla – Simplicity at its Best in NYC

Posted June 30, 2014 at 5:51 pm | No comments

California based rockers, Tesla, just back from performing some of the biggest rock festivals in Europe, returned to the states to play at Irving Plaza in New York on June 18th to a packed house. This tour comes on the heels of their long awaited new studio CD, Simplicity.

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DVD Review: Little Feat Live in Holland 1976

DVD Review: Little Feat Live in Holland 1976

Posted June 23, 2014 at 11:12 am | No comments

The primordial approach and inescapable influence of southern rock band, Little Feat. has recently been released in the form of the band’s new live album, Live in Holland 1976, comprised of previously unreleased classic recordings.

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California Breed – All About Love in NYC at the Gramercy Theater!

California Breed – All About Love in NYC at the Gramercy Theater!

Posted June 5, 2014 at 9:29 am | No comments

California Breed is an explosive new trio that includes Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath fame on bass, Jason Bonham of Black Country Communion and the son of late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham on drums and a stellar newcomer, Andrew Watts, on guitar.

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Review – Guitar in the ’80s Tablature Book from Hal Leonard

Review – Guitar in the ’80s Tablature Book from Hal Leonard

Posted June 2, 2014 at 11:17 am | One comment

Representing an impressive collection of artists and anthems from throughout this same decade is the newly released, Guitar in the ’80s, tablature book from Hal Leonard.

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St. Vincent Live in Milwaukee Concert Review

St. Vincent Live in Milwaukee Concert Review

Posted May 20, 2014 at 3:12 am | No comments

On April 4th, I ventured to Milwaukee’s storied Turner Hall Ballroom to witness the live spectacle that is Annie Clark. Better known by her stage name, St. Vincent, Clark has just released her fourth studio album, St. Vincent, to critical acclaim. Armed with high expectations and a more than adequate knowledge of her catalog, I made myself comfortable about three rows from the stage. The band entered the stage and immediately laid down the groove in the darkness, before a light eventually reveals the Matriarch of the evening, Miss Annie Clark.

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Jake E. Lee and Red Dragon Cartel Ignite Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ!

Jake E. Lee and Red Dragon Cartel Ignite Mexicali Live in Teaneck NJ!

Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:19 am | No comments

Former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee is currently out on tour with his new band Red Dragon Cartel in support of their debut CD released this past January.

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Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry Discusses New CD, Magic Mountain

Chris Robertson of Black Stone Cherry Discusses New CD, Magic Mountain

Posted April 30, 2014 at 5:48 am | No comments

The Kentucky-bred hard rockers in Black Stone Cherry have had their music blared from speakers large and small, toured relentlessly with the likes of Nickelback and Motörhead, and debuted at #1 on the UK rock chart with their sophomore release, 2008’s Folklore and Superstition.

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Stryper – The Kings of Christian Heavy Metal Raise the Roof in NYC

Stryper – The Kings of Christian Heavy Metal Raise the Roof in NYC

Posted April 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm | No comments

Disciples of the Christian rock band Stryper came out in full force on Saturday April 12th to Stage 48 in New York to hear the gospel of rock!

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