Special Winger Show Delivers Like No Other

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Winger
Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill
Bolingbrook, IL

Saturday December 6, 2014
Review/Photos: Jessica Sahara

 

Winger mega hits may have been the sound track to your high school years, but they’re still belting out fresh riffs after 25 years!

Anticipation was high before Winger hit the stage Saturday night at Tailgaters. The crowd was at capacity and little did they know they were about to experience a very rare Winger performance. Announced shortly before the show, original band member Paul Taylor (keys, guitar) joined Kip Winger (vocals), John Roth (guitar) and Rod Morgenstein (drums) for this epic night. As one of the last shows of the year, it geared up to be one of the bands most diverse set lists played in 2014. Continue reading

Book Review- Joe Perry Rocks

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Joe Perry
Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith

Joe Perry with David Ritz
Simon & Schuster
2014
Review: Joseph Suto
 

 

Joe Perry is now the third member of Aerosmith to release an autobiography. Following in the footsteps of vocalist Steven Tyler and drummer Joey Kramer, Perry enters giving his view and take on the tumultuous career of America’s greatest rock band. This book will be extremely hard to put down once you crack it open and start to read it. A must read for any fan of the band whether you are a diehard or a casual devotee. Continue reading

Different Shades Of Bonamassa Dazzled Rochester Crowd

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Joe Bonamassa
Rochester Auditorium Theater
Rochester, NY
Monday November 24, 2014
Review/Photos: Thom Jennings

 

Rochester N.Y welcomed the return of Utica native Joe Bonamassa, just a few months after the release of his latest album, “Different Shades of Blue.” Joe’s current show features an acoustic and electric set, and as his recorded catalogue increases, it’s getting harder to find space for new material in an already dense set. Continue reading

CD Review- Garth Brooks

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Garth Brooks
Man Against Machine
Pearl- RCA Nashville
2014
✰✰✰ ½
Producer: Mark Miller
Review: Dave Leary

 

Last week, Garth Brooks released his first album of all new material since 2001’s Scarecrow. The man who is second only to the Beatles in all-time album sales, has also begun what is expected to be a lengthy world tour. The tickets have been selling just like in his heyday Continue reading

REO Speedwagon Keep Chugging Along

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REO Speedwagon
Avalon Theatre
Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Thursday November 6, 2014
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

The Avalon Ballroom Theatre at Fallsview welcomed back REO Speedwagon for one night only as the show marked the band’s first visit back to the venue since 2012. The band had spent this past summer touring with Chicago as they co-headlined across the U.S. Continue reading

Jennings: Monster Albums and Their Follow-ups

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Thom Jennings
November 10, 2014

 

 

Nobody expects Pink Floyd’s latest release, “The Endless River,” to rival “The Dark Side of the Moon” in terms of album sales. “Dark Side” is the second in all-time sales, and likely made it into music collections as a vinyl album, 8-track, pre-recorded cassette, compact disc and as a digital download. Continue reading