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Wayland - Peforms in Chicago

January 19, 2018

Over the last few years the genre of rock has been pulled in so many different directions, leaving timeless vocal melodies and guitars to become far and few between. Wayland naturally possesses these qualities and more. Formed in 2010, The band was soon signed to Kiefer Sutherland's ... (Read More)

Anthrax and Killswitch Engage at the Forge

February 27, 2018

I want to start by saying yes I'm glad I'm here covering this sold out show Anthrax and Killswitch in the small venue The Forge in Joliet Illinois at the same time I don't understand why these two bands would want to play this venue when there's many other venues with larger stages wi... (Read More)

Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe Play by Jonathan Christenson

January 14, 2018

Nevermore - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe Play by Jonathan Christenson My first time at Edge Theater, let me say that the theater is beautiful; nice seats, large stage, modern décor, new theater. However the Black Button Eyes production of "Nevermore" was ... (Read More)

One Eyed Doll is Kimberly Freeman In Chicago

October 6, 2017

With a following of fans Kimberly Freeman of One Eyed Doll, is undeniable and has a fearless attitude within the music industry, I was prepared on a rainy night to expect the unexpected at The Forge in Joliet, IL, on October 6th, 2017.   I was first introduced to Read More)

Farm Aid 2017 Pushing Strong for 32 Years - Burgettstown, PA

September 16, 2017

Farm Aid 2017 (32nd Year Anniversary)

The 32nd annual Farm Aid concert was held yesterday at the KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Farm Aid helps raise awareness for the plight of the family farmer. The funds raised help their National Grant Prog... (Read More)

Riot Fest 2017 Chicago Music Festival

September 15, 2017

The 2017 Chicago's Riot Fest brought out hundreds of thousands of metal, alt, emo, pop, ska, and hip-hop heads for three full days with five stage rocking at the same time. The acoustics for Riot Fest were so spectacular that I caught Taking Back Sunday open their set next to Wu Ta... (Read More)

Jack Russell's Great White Bites Back

September 22, 2017

I remember back in 1987 hanging out with one of my best friends, in high school, and hearing "Rock Me," by Great White, for the first time. It was smooth and bluesy, but it just killed when the song climaxed. This was my beginning of a fandom for the groove and blues that made Great Wh... (Read More)

Matchbox Twenty - A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017

September 17, 2017

Clearly, the summer touring season has ended. Fall is here and next will be the harsh reality of winter.

I, on the other hand, wanted one last thrill to my summer. I work hard so I can get amazing opportunities to cover bands I love. One band which takes the top spot for ... (Read More)

13th Floor Haunted House - Chicago 2017

October 13, 2017

Having gone the previous week to House of Torment, I was able to take a trip to Melrose Park, home of the amazing Taste of Melrose held every Labor Day weekend. It is also home of one of the scariest haunted houses in Illinois, 13th Floor. Located at 1940 George Street in Melrose Park,... (Read More)

House of Torment - Chicago 2017

October 9, 2017

This year I returned to take on the House of Torment once more and for whatever reason I found myself more scared this time around. I was trying to put my (severed) finger on it as to why& Returning to Morton Grove, the great folks at House of Torment have gone out of their way to scare the ever ... (Read More)

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