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Reviews and Features For July 2019


Sites and Sounds: Genre Themed Music Cruise Edition This time out we go to sea with the Country Music Cruise, the Soul Train Cruise and the Ultimate Disco Cruise. Read the full Genre Themed Music Cruise Edition review

Alan Jackson: Small Town Southern Man The documentary Small Town Southern Man is an opportunity to celebrate Jacksons career and tell his stories through his best known songs - songs based on his own family and experiences. Read the full Alan Jackson: Small Town Southern Man review

Caught In The Act: Garth Brooks Dive Bar Tour Kick Off Rob Grabowski caught Garth Brooks In The Act during the kick off show of his Dive Bar tour at Joes on Weed St. in Chicago, Monday, July 15, 2019. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full Garth Brooks Dive Bar Tour Kick Off review

Festival d'ete de Quebec: A Night of Legends The Bell Stage hosted Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Jason Bonhams Led Zeppelin Evening and Lynyrd Skynyrd, who are in the midst of their farewell tour. Read the full Festival d'ete de Quebec: A Night of Legends review

RockPile: July 2019 Its an eclectic mix of recent releases that we preview for you this time out, including the debut release from a New York City band thats been 47-years in the making! Read the full June 2019 review

Festival d'ete de Quebec: FEQ Award Winners Perform For Free The Festival dete de Quebec (FEQ) is in full swing! Having begun on July 4, Quebec Citys massive 11-day music festival continues through July 14. Read the full Festival d'ete de Quebec: FEQ Award Winners Perform For Free review

Festival d'ete de Quebec: Opening night flies high with A Flock of Seagulls The Festival dete de Quebec (FEQ), taking place this year from July 4 through July 14 on multiple stages in the historic old town portion of Quebec City, got off to a flying start Read the full Festival d'ete de Quebec: Opening night flies high with A Flock of Seagulls review

Hot In The City: International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention Our look at the entertainment scene in the Phoenix area takes a step away from music to tell you about something completely magical coming to town; the International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention! Read the full International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention review

Caught In The Act: The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour Opener Rob Grabowski caught The Rolling Stones In The Act during the opening show of their 2019 No Filter Tour at Soldier Field on Friday, June 21, 2019, in Chicago. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full The Rolling Stones No Filter Tour Opener review

Caught In The Act: The Kings Of Chaos Live In Illinois Rob Grabowski caught The Kings Of Chaos In The Act during show at the RiverEdge Park in Aurora, IL. on Saturday June 22, 2019. Check out Robs great photos and review of the show! Read the full The Kings Of Chaos Live In Illinois review

Reviews and Features For June/May 2019


Sites and Sounds: Fourth of July Edition There are lots of great music festivals taking place on or adjacent to the 4th of July and here we suggest some of our favorites. Read the full Fourth of July Edition review

MorleyView: Suzi Quatro Morley interviews rock icon Suzi Quatro to celebrate the release of her latest album "No Control". Read the full Suzi Quatro MorleyView

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Summer Voyage Down Root 66 And More Summer will be here soon and that means its time for a road trip! And theres no more of a classic American road trip than a journey down the Mother Road, Route 66. Read the full Summer Voyage Down Root 66 And More review

Five Reasons Why The Rolling Stones No Filter Is The Tour Of The Summer Every time the Rolling Stones hit the road, theyre worthy of our attention and admiration, so lets breakdown our five takeaways from the opening night performance. Read the full Five Reasons Why The Rolling Stones No Filter Is The Tour Of The Summer review

Creedence Clearwater Revisited Live In AZ Creedence Clearwater Revisited gave the 1,300 fans in attendance a hit-filled trip down memory lane, a rocking-good show to be cherished as the band is on their last-ever tour Read the full Creedence Clearwater Revisited Live In AZ review

Tab Benoit Live In Phoenix Come for the guitar and stay for the comedy? Many of the fans that attended the Tab Benoit concert at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix on June 9 had seen Benoit before, but those who had not found out during the show that the guitar slinger from Louisiana also has a keen comedic wit. Read the full Tab Benoit Live In Phoenix review

Caught In The Act: Paul McCartney Live At The Kohl Center Rob shares a few of his words and thoughts as well as a photos after he Caught the legendary Sir Paul McCartney In The Act at the Kohl Center - Madison, WI. June 6, 2019 Read the full Paul McCartney Live At The Kohl Center review

On The Record: Father's Day Edition In honor of Fathers Day, our spotlight on vinyl spins the new release from Dad Brains, and of course we wouldnt want mom to feel left out, so we also listen to the new one from the Ramoms Read the full Father's Day Edition review

Six Reasons Judas Priest Are Still a Potent and Primal Live Band Judas Priest made their third Chicago area appearance recently, in support of their 2018 album Firepower, where they didnt just deliver the goods, they decimated any and all expectations. Read the full Six Reasons Judas Priest Are Still a Potent and Primal Live Band review

Foreigner Live In AZ Classic rock hit makers Foreigner performed at the Talking Stick Resort & Casino in Scottsdale, Arizona and they did indeed bring the hits to a sold out crowd Read the full Foreigner Live In AZ review

Psychic Medium Matt Fraser He sees dead people, and talks to them too. And the souls from the other side that showed up at Matt Frasers group reading June 2 at the DoubleTree Suites hotel in Phoenix had plenty to say Read the full Psychic Medium Matt Fraser review

Quick Flicks: Obamaland: Rise of the Trumpublikans Our film review this time out screens a visual feast for fans of silly political satire. Read the full Obamaland: Rise of the Trumpublikans review

Passport: Minyeshu- Waves of Joy- Psoy Korolenko Heres our take on some of the best of recent world music releases featuring works from Africa, India and beyond. Read the full Minyeshu- Waves of Joy- Psoy Korolenko review

Marty Thompson - My Kind Of Woman This project makes clear how Marty Thompson learned his lessons well while listening to all that classic rock as a child Read the full Marty Thompson - My Kind Of Woman review

5 Star: The Darts - I Like You But Not Like That Uh oh! Its those dreaded words that no one wants to hear from a potential lover. And the Darts have some fun being a little catty on the title track of new album Read the full The Darts - I Like You But Not Like That review

Sites and Sounds: Festival d'ete de Quebec Its almost time for FEQ, the 11-day celebration of popular music that is one of the biggest festival events in Canada and one of the most-revered in all of North America Read the full Festival d'ete de Quebec review

On The Record: The Best of the Runaways For the first time in decades, a version of The Best of the Runaways is available on vinyl. Read the full The Best of the Runaways review

Whitesnake - Flesh & Blood Whitesnake is not reinventing themselves or rock n roll here but this stellar effort proves that they are not just hanging on either. Read the full Whitesnake - Flesh & Blood review

Sites and Sounds: The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival will once again bring a superlative group of performers to the festival, set for Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri Sept. 27-29. Read the full The Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival review

Caught In The Act: Michael Schenker Fest Part 2 Rob Grabowski caught Michael Schenker Fest at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago, Ill. on May 4th. Check out Robs great photos Read the full Michael Schenker Fest Part 2 review

Outerfield - Pleasant Grove Hotel The duo of guitarist/bassist Gary Schrader and songwriter Matt Hutson, known as Outerfield, come with high credentials Read the full Outerfield - Pleasant Grove Hotel review

Caught In The Act: Michael Schenker Fest Part 1 Rob Grabowski caught Michael Schenker Fest at the Concord Music Hall in Chicago, Ill. on May 4th. Check out Robs great photos Read the full Michael Schenker Fest Part 1 review

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Robin Trower One of rocks most masterful guitarists performed in Phoenix on May 2, and quite aptly for a legend, Robin Trower put on his show in the intimate confines of the Celebrity Theatre Read the full Robin Trower review

Tony Campanella - Taking it to the Street Folks in the St. Louis area have been enjoying Campanellas talents for a long time, and now the rest of the world can get in on the fun with the release of the guitarists debut album Read the full Tony Campanella - Taking it to the Street review

Get To Know... Linda Bella Linda Bella is dangerous! Well actually the only danger that Bella presents is in the form of her latest single Dangerous, a rhythmic pop number Read the full Linda Bella review

Quick Flicks: Sheryl Crow - Live at the Capitol Theater Fans can sate their Sheryl Crow craving with this very nice 2-CD + Blu-ray package that features a set list with songs from throughout her career. Read the full Sheryl Crow - Live at the Capitol Theater review

Sites and Sounds: Music Cruises Edition (Megacruise, Cruise To The Edge and more) Music cruise specialists On the Blue have three sailings coming up for fans of hard rock and metal, for fans of prog and for fans of classic rock Read the full Music Cruises Edition (Megacruise, Cruise To The Edge and more) review

Reviews and Features For April 2019


Hot In The City: Lamb of God, Static X, DevilDriver and more Hot in the City is our recurring look at the music scene in Phoenix and the rest of Arizona, and this time out we preview some of the hot concerts coming to the greater Phoenix area. Read the full Lamb of God, Static X, DevilDriver and more review

Buckcherry - Warpaint Todds vocals and the bands Guns N Roses-meets-AC/DC groove make the cut a true rock anthem, perfect for singing along and playing some stinging air guitar to. Read the full Buckcherry - Warpaint review

Caught In The Act: Three Days Grace Live Special guest photographer Jake Warkel caught Three Days Grace In The Act during show at the Allstate Arena on Friday, Mar 8, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. Check out his great photos! Read the full Three Days Grace Live review

Sites and Sounds: Celebrate Motown's 60th Anniversary at the Motown Museum in Detroit Theres a very special anniversary being celebrated in Detroit this year, and indeed around the world: the 60th anniversary of Motown Records Read the full Celebrate Motown's 60th Anniversary at the Motown Museum in Detroit review

Sites and Sounds: Prince Celebration 2019 Minneapolis is getting ready to celebrate all things Prince during Celebration 2019, and lots of the musicians who performed with the late superstar will be on hand during the event Read the full Prince Celebration 2019 review

Live from Celebrity Theatre: The Musical Box It was a throwback to the heyday of progressive rock music as the Montreal-based The Musical Box brought their A Genesis Extravaganza show to the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix on April 13 Read the full The Musical Box review

Caught In The Act: Last In Line Live Rob Grabowski caught Last In Line In The Act during show at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Ill on Friday, Mar 22, 2019. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full Last In Line Live review

Caught In The Act: Disturbed Live Special guest photographer Jake Warkel caught Disturbed In The Act during show at the Allstate Arena on Friday, Mar 8, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. Check out his great photos! Read the full Disturbed Live review

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Buddy Guy Over the course of his six decade career, blues man Buddy Guy has influenced just about every legendary guitarist you can think of, including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Keith Richards and Jeff Beck. Read the full Buddy Guy review

Caught In The Act: Billy Idol and Steve Stevens Live Rob Grabowski caught Billy Idol and Steve Stevens In The Act during their Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged tour stop at the Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, Ill. on Thursday March 21, 2019. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full Billy Idol and Steve Stevens Live review

Red Dragon Cartel Live Red Dragon Cartel ventured back to the Chicagoland area stopping at The Forge in Joliet on March 13th. Read the full Red Dragon Cartel Live review

A Life in Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute The late great Chris Squire, longtime bassist with Yes, does appear on a couple of cuts here but this record is otherwise a prog all-star tribute Read the full A Life in Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute review

RockPile: Rock Legends Edition We listen to recently-released music from rock royalty like Humble Pie, Martin Barre of Jethro Tull, Focus and others. Read the full Rock Legends Edition review

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Big Upcoming Concerts For Spring 2019 Spring has arrived and hot shows are popping up on the Celebrity Theatre concert calendar like seasonal wildflowers Read the full Big Upcoming Concerts For Spring 2019 review

Reviews and Features For March 2019


Matt Nathanson Week: Antidotes and Anthems Nathanson stripped back the show in order to help let the songs breathe a little easier, fall on our ears a little softer and envelope our hearts more fully. Read the full Matt Nathanson Week: Antidotes and Anthems review

Matt Nathanson Week: 'Pyromattia' (Def Leppard Tribute EP) Nathansons tribute EP is more than a cash grab, its made with great care and reverence for Def Leppard. Read the full Matt Nathanson Week: 'Pyromattia' (Def Leppard Tribute EP) review

Matt Nathanson Week: Retro-Review Live In Indiana 2012 A few months after Matt Nathanson performed a headline show in Chicago, he returned just over the state line in Indiana opening for Kelly Clarkson Read the full Matt Nathanson Week: Retro-Review Live In Indiana 2012 review

Matt Nathanson Week Retro-Review: Live in Chicago 2011 When I first saw Matt Nathanson in 2011, it was evident he was more than a singer-songwriter, but a top tier performer. Read the full Matt Nathanson Week Retro-Review: Live in Chicago 2011 review

Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness: Fear, Faith and Reflection Andrew McMahon stands perched over his piano shifting between two microphones; one hanging off the piano and the other one to his left because he cant sit still. Read the full Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness: Fear, Faith and Reflection review

Panic! at the Disco: Writing Rock's Next Chapter At the end of their recent Chicago stop (in the suburb of Rosemont), there was little doubt that Panic! at the Disco is one of the best touring rock n roll bands at this moment in time. Read the full Panic! at the Disco: Writing Rock's Next Chapter review

KISS Live In Illinois On End Of The Road Tour The KISS Army recently filled the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, Illinois to capacity as the faithful came to bear witness to the End Of The Road. Read the full KISS Live In Illinois On End Of The Road Tour review

MorleyView: Mettle Mettle is a new-ish band from Southern California that takes their '80s and '90s influences and turns it into hard rock with a strong sense of melody. Read the full Mettle MorleyView

Road Trip: Ireland in a Day? Try the Ring of Kerry! Ireland is one of those places where there is literally something to explore anywhere you look. The Ring of Kerry is a ring road that begins and ends in the Southwest Irish town of Killarney Read the full Ireland in a Day? Try the Ring of Kerry! Road Trip

Travel News, Trips and Tips: St. Patrick's Day Edition Its that time of year again when everybody is Irish, the time to make sure youre wearing green when you head out to drink Guinness and otherwise indulge Read the full St. Patrick's Day Edition review

Road Trip: Rum for Your Life! A Visit to Grenada Distillers While you can find a rum drink basically anywhere in Grenada --- at the resort, on the street and on the beach --- nothing beats going straight to the source. Read the full Rum for Your Life! A Visit to Grenada Distillers Road Trip

The Blues: Big Joe and the Dynaflows- Stringshot Get the Blues is our look at some of the best recent blues releases from Big Joe and the Dynaflows and Stringshot. Read the full Big Joe and the Dynaflows- Stringshot review

Passport: International Women's Day Edition We have a very special release to tell you about on the occasion of International Womens Day; a compilation of songs created by women called A Womans World: Songs of Resilience and Hope. Read the full International Women's Day Edition review

The Blues: Sean Chambers - Eric Jerardi Get the Blues is our look at some of the best recent blues releases from Sean Chambers and Eric Jerardi. Read the full Sean Chambers - Eric Jerardi review

The Blues: Watermelon Slim- Midnite Johnny Get the Blues is our look at some of the best recent blues releases from Watermelon Slim and Midnite Johnny. Read the full Watermelon Slim- Midnite Johnny review

Caught In The Act: Tesla Live In Chicago Rob Grabowski caught Tesla In The Act during show at the House of Blues in Chicago, Ill on Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full Tesla Live In Chicago review

Reviews and Features For February 2019


Caught In The Act: Denny Laine Live AT The Arcada Rob Grabowski caught Denny Laine In The Act during show at the Arcada on January 17th. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full Denny Laine Live AT The Arcada review

Caught In The Act: Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour Rob Grabowski caught In The Act during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour stop at the Allstate Arena on Friday, Feb 15, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. Check out Robs great photos! Read the full Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour review

The Best Films of 2018 When awards season is over and all of the films from this past year make their way to rental and streaming services, 2018 will be looked back on as the year where diversity ruled. Read the full The Best Films of 2018 review

Caught In The Act: Panic! At The Disco Live Rob Grabowski caught Panic! At The Disco In The Act during the Pray For The Wicked tour at the Allstate Arena on Monday, Feb 4, 2019, in Rosemont, IL. Read the full Panic! At The Disco Live review

Americana Kitchen - Come and Get It Americana Kitchen is a studio collective, a sizable group of players from the San Gabriel Valley and greater Los Angeles area thats curated by guitarist Danny Johnson Read the full Americana Kitchen - Come and Get It review

5 Star: Matt Nathanson - Sings His Sad Heart On Matt Nathansons tenth album, Sings His Sad Heart, he steps up to the plate swinging with a group of songs that dig deep into his psyche about desertion Read the full 5 Star: Matt Nathanson - Sings His Sad Heart review

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour The first stop on the North American leg of The David Bowie Alumni Tour was Feb. 6 at the Ikeda Theater at the Mesa Arts Center in metropolitan Phoenix Read the full A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour review

Valentine's Day Gift Guide Here are some ideas for Valentines Day gifts for your special someone. Were even going to tell you how to put a hex on your Valentine (relax, its something fun!) Read the full Valentine's Day Gift Guide review

Travel News, Trips and Tips: Valentine's Day Edition If youre thinking about pampering your Valentine with a stay at a nice hotel, here are some places that are offering special deals and packages for the occasion. Read the full Valentine's Day Edition review

Rock Reads: Nashville Songwriter Vol. II Brown is a Nashville-based music biographer (and former antiMusic writer) who has written more than 40 books Read the full Nashville Songwriter Vol. II review

Rock Reads: Counting Down Elvis: His 100 Finest Songs Note that Duffett is counting down Elvis Presleys 100 finest songs here, not Duffetts personal favorites or Presleys biggest sellers Read the full Counting Down Elvis: His 100 Finest Songs review

Rock Reads: Metaphysical Graffiti The book and chapter titles give indication of what the reader is in for here, which is well-thought out opinion thats liberally drenched in humor. Read the full Metaphysical Graffiti review

Road Trip: Road Trip Canton, Ohio: A Super Trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame The excitement of the Super Bowl only comes around once a year, but there's a place in Canton, Ohio where you can be surrounded by champions of the football world for the day and genuinely score a touchdown Read the full Road Trip Canton, Ohio: A Super Trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Road Trip

Rock Reads: The Clash: All The Albums, All The Songs And Led Zeppelin: All The Albums, All The Songs (Expanded Edition) Two more great titles from the prolific music journalist Martin Popoff- a completely new analysis of the music of the Clash and an updated edition of his previous look at Led Zeppelin Read the full The Clash: All The Albums, All The Songs And Led Zeppelin: All The Albums, All The Songs (Expanded Edition) review

Rock Reads: No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer Here Julian David Stone presents an incredible array of shots he obtained surreptitiously with a smuggled-in 35mm camera. Read the full No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock and Roll Photographer review

Rock Reads: Bruce Springsteen: An Illustrated Biography This book can be thought of as a sort of hard copy companion to the Springsteen on Broadway show- his life from his early days to the Broadway shows Read the full Bruce Springsteen: An Illustrated Biography review

2019 Southern Rock Cruise Part 3: Southern Rock's New Generation The event was a great way to start the year for fans of Southern rock, considering that some of the biggest names of the genre performed Read the full 2019 Southern Rock Cruise Part 3: Southern Rock's New Generation review

Glen Campbell - Sings for the King Released here for the first time, this 18-song set contains songs that Campbell recorded for Presleys ears only Read the full Glen Campbell - Sings for the King review

The 2019 Southern Rock Cruise Part 2: Cozumel and Lynyrd Skynyrd The air was heavy with anticipation on Jan. 8 as the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Pearl made port in Cozumel, the first of two stops in sunny Mexico Read the full The 2019 Southern Rock Cruise Part 2: Cozumel and Lynyrd Skynyrd review

The 2019 Southern Rock Cruise, Part 1: Sail Away! Thousands of Southern rock-loving passengers aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Pearl were looking forward to six days of music that would take them far beyond sunny Mexico, and in some cases down Memory Lane Read the full The 2019 Southern Rock Cruise, Part 1: Sail Away! review

Root 66: Love Canon - Cover Story: A Journey through Music's Greatest Decade As the title here suggests, bluegrass specialists Love Canon turn in a set of covers with Cover Story Read the full Love Canon - Cover Story: A Journey through Music's Greatest Decade review

Root 66: Dan Johnson - Hemingway Johnson offers a unique bit of artistry here with a 2-CD release that features a five song EP and a companion audio book. Read the full Dan Johnson - Hemingway review

Quick Flicks: High Voltage High Voltage is a new production written and directed by Alex Keledjian (Feast, Project Greenlight) and starring David Arquette, Allie Gonino, Ryan Donowho, Perrey Reeves and Luke Wilson Read the full High Voltage review

Best of 2018: Panic! at the Disco Live In Chicago Panic! at the Disco rode into Chicagos United Center for a storming show high on musical ecstasy. A ten-minute countdown clock began at 8:50pm revving the audiences anticipation and as the band members ascended from below the stage Read the full Best of 2018: Panic! at the Disco Live In Chicago review

Tony K's The Best Concert of 2018: Lorde I saw over one-hundred different artist perform live in 2018 and there was one performance I couldnt shake. It left me transformed along with questions I am still seeking answers to. Read the full Tony K's The Best Concert of 2018: Lorde review

Best Of 2018: Journey and Def Leppard Rock Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix Fans were treated to an evening of non-stop hits as two groups who have plenty of them, Journey and Def Leppard, teamed up for a September 7 show at the Talking Stick Arena in downtown Phoenix Read the full Journey and Def Leppard Rock Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix review

Live from Celebrity Theatre: John Paul White Singer John Paul White, formerly of the four-time GRAMMY Award-winning duo the Civil Wars, played a brief set at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix as the opening act for John Prine Read the full John Paul White review

Live from Celebrity Theatre: Brian Setzer Orchestra Rocks Phoenix It was an evening of rockabilly merrymaking as The Brian Setzer Orchestra brought their Christmas Rocks! 15th Anniversary Tour to the Celebrity Theatre Read the full Brian Setzer Orchestra Rocks Phoenix review




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