Category: Concert Reviews

Posted on: February 20, 2020 Posted by: John B. Moore Comments: 0

The Wood Brothers (2/1, Philadelphia)

Propelled by little more than strong word of mouth and a decade-and-a-half worth of stunningly impressive albums, The Wood Brothers were able to pack Philly’s 2,500 capacity Filmore on a recent Saturday night for an enthusiastic show that was as close as many will come to a religious experience. The Filmore is more than twice the size of the Union Transfer where the band played less than two years ago.…

Posted on: February 15, 2020 Posted by: John B. Moore Comments: 0

Cracker with Camper Van Beethoven (Philadelphia, PA, 1/27)

Four stars Springsteen’s got nothing on David Lowery… well, at the very least, Lowery would have no problems keeping up with Bruce’s legendary reputation for on stage stamina. Lowery played two complete sets to a full capacity crowd at Philadelphia World Café Live recently, first playing a career-spanning set from Camper Van Beethoven and then taking the stage with an almost entirely different line up about 20 minutes later for…

Posted on: February 10, 2020 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Megadeth and Lamb Of God Release Summer 2020 Tour Dates

Two of the biggest bands in heavy metal – Megadeth and LAMB OF GOD – will be joining forces on a co-headline tour across North America this year, presented by SiriusXM. And to add to the firepower of this already formidable tour, Trivium and In Flames are joining, making this THE must-see heavy music package of the year. Tickets will go on general sale Friday, February 14 from Livenation. Megadeth, fueled by…

Posted on: January 23, 2020 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Rocklahoma releases 2020 lineup

Dates: Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23 & Sunday, May 24 At Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma Early Bird Passes On Sale Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM CT Rocklahoma is set to take place on Friday, May 22, Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Now in its 14th year, the three-day camping…

Posted on: March 30, 2018 Posted by: Randude Comments: 0

Monsters of Rock Cruise (Feb 11-16, 2018)

It was down to the wire for me and my buddy to work everything out to be able to go on the eighth annual Monsters of Rock cruise. We literally booked ten days before departure and got lucky by snagging a mid-ship, mid-deck cabin location (prime location for multiple reasons) from someone who had just recently had to cancel their reservation. It was an early morning as we left St.…

Posted on: December 3, 2017 Posted by: Randude Comments: 2

Hatebreed | November 29, 2017 | State Theater | St. Petersburg, FL.

Hatebreed destroyed everything in their wake with their performance at the State Theater. The tour was billed as “20 Years of Desire & 15 Years of Perseverance”, paying homage to their first and second studio albums, so it was with great anticipation in the days and weeks leading up to the show knowing the set list would favor heavily from those two kick ass releases.

Posted on: August 10, 2017 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Slayer / Lamb of God (7/21; St. Augustine, FL)

When this year’s Slayer tour was announced I was on vacation out at sea on an eight night cruise and got the fan club email after the various presales and general ticket sales had already started (which translates to all the good seats were already taken – since I am now older, wiser, wear glasses and no longer consumer adult beverages I opt for a seat at shows instead of…

Posted on: July 14, 2017 Posted by: Randude Comments: 0

Iron Maiden – Tampa 6/11 and Tinley Park 6/15

Last year I had the opportunity and good fortune to be able to see Iron Maiden shows in both Florida and Illinois and when the new US leg of their tour was announced I jumped on the chance to do so again this year.  These would be my fourth and fifth Iron Maiden shows and even though knowing ahead of time the set list would be the same at shows…

Posted on: July 9, 2017 Posted by: Randude Comments: 0

Metallica Live – July 5th (Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL)

Metallica lit the Orlando sky afire with their mammoth stage production when they brought their “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” tour to Camping World Stadium on July 5th.  Four massive screens, seemingly a hundred foot tall, was the backdrop of a simple stage layout where the four metal horseman absolutely electrified a crowd of forty thousand plus with over two hours of pure in your face metal brilliance. 

Posted on: May 6, 2017 Posted by: Danica Comments: 0

Concert Review: Explosions in the Sky, 4/26 Cleveland

It’s hard to describe the feeling that Explosions in the Sky’s music gives you, they blend indie rock, classical, even elements of metal into beautiful works of art. Their music has been known to move me to tears without a single word being said, and their performance in Cleveland on the 26th of April was just as emotional.It was my first time seeing Explosions in the Sky live and the show was…