Interview: Tom Keifer

Photo: Tammy Vega

Interview
Tom Keifer
Cinderella
Tom Keifer Band
November 2019
Interviewed by: Joseph Suto

Tom Keifer is one of the greatest songwriters to come out of his era. One listen to such rock radio staples as “Shake Me”, “Nobody’s Fool” and “Shelter Me” it’s clear to see why. After Cinderella’s fourth album Still Climbing came out in 1994, record company problems and a shift in the music scene as well as vocal issues to Keifer all caused the band to go on a long haitus. They have never released a studio follow-up to Still Climbing to this date. It wasn’t until 2013 that finally saw the long waited solo debut from Keifer with The Way Life Goes. These days things are moving a long for Keifer and his band as their latest release Rise came out in September to much fanfare. We had an opportunity to talk to Tom recently and found out how he writes a song and much more. Continue reading

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Sabaton and Hammerfall Photo Galleries

Photo Gallery
Sabaton
HammerFall

Cleveland Agora
Cleveland, Ohio
October 27, 2019
Photos: Jenipher Nyari

Touring in support of their most recent album The Great War, Sabaton rocked the Cleveland Agora Sunday (October 27). The Great War is a concept album that tells stories from World War I. Joining Sabaton were fellow Swedes HammerFall who coincidentally also have a new album entitled Dominion. It was a double dose from Sweden’s best who after over 20 years each showed that they can bring it as good as anyone. Just ask anyone who attended the show, they can attest. Continue reading

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Mission Accomplished For Styx As Rochester Is Left Snowblind

Concert Review
Styx
Main Street Armory
Rochester, NY
Tuesday November 12, 2019
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

If this turns out to be the last time Styx played Rochester, NY, they sure left with all guns blazing. The band returned to town Tuesday night on the strength of their latest album The Mission. Playing two 1-hour sets that encompassed the majority of the band’s huge catalog of hits and AOR gems, the band also gave a healthy dose of The Mission which went over very well with the crowd. Continue reading

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Collective Soul Lay It On Down At Fallsview

Concert Review
Collective Soul
Thursday November 7, 2019
Avalon Ballroom
Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Avalon Ballroom at Fallsview Casino Resort came alive to the sights and sounds of Collective Soul Thursday evening. Having seen the band a few times in the past, I can safely say this was the best sounding show I’ve seen from the band from Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Jinjer

Concert Photos
Jinjer
Montage Music Hall
Rochester, NY
October 10, 2019
Photos: Jenipher Nyari

 

In less than 10 years, the four-piece progressive groove metal wrecking machine known as JINJER have carved their very own place in the heavy metal landscape and are poised to go even further in 2019 and beyond. Hailing from Donetsk, this Ukrainian musical oddity formed in 2009 but consider the official start of the band with the addition of the incredible vocalist and femme fatale, Tatiana Shmailyuk, in 2010. Since then, JINJER have been nominated and won the Best Ukranian Metal Act award for Best Ukrainian Metal Band multiple times. Continue reading

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Tom Keifer Is All Amped Up On Return To Niagara Falls

Concert Review
Tom Keifer Band
Bear’s Den @
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Niagara Falls, NY
Friday October 18, 2019
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The last time Tom Keifer played Niagara Falls he was being lowered from the ceiling while playing the piano for what still remains today as Cinderella’s biggest hit “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)”. Oddly enough that was in 1989, some thirty years ago. Friday evening he finally returned to the Falls with his new band the Tom Keifer Band. I don’t know if he had any idea this is the same building he played all those years ago. Continue reading

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