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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #120 on: September 23, 2016, 02:18:19 PM »
I'll be seeing Tom Keifer next month at a local casino. I'm not the biggest Cinderella fan, but I thought his last solo record was pretty good. And there was a cruise or something recently where people were saying he was the best thing on there. Should be a fun show.

And how was Keifer, How much Cinderella and how much solo album did he do? decent crowd?
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« Reply #121 on: September 23, 2016, 02:19:50 PM »
I just saw the Prophets Of Rage show this past Saturday (9/17). Great show and great price ($25) for a seat. Fortunately, Chuck D and B Real have improved their performances on the Rage Against The Machine material.

Earlier footage of the band definitely looked like a karaoke group. They upped their game considerably, to their credit. I'm sure Morello helped with it as well.

Next up is Black Sabbath tomorrow night (9/21) for "The End". Looking forward to it, however, without Bill Ward it's NOT a proper "farewell" in my opinion. I'm glad I won them (thanks KSLX) instead of having to buy them for that reason alone.  :)


So how was the Sabbath show, give us the rundown and details. I wanted to this tour but didn't make it  :(
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« Reply #122 on: September 23, 2016, 04:49:58 PM »
Tom Keifer - I went with a buddy I used to be in a band with years ago. Neither one of us are huge Cinderella fans so we opted for the modestly-priced tickets way in the back. We ran into an old co-worker of my friend's who worked the casino and was able to upgrade us to the standing area "party pit" right in the front for free. So we were pretty happy with that. The show itself was way better than I was expecting. I think he might've played about 3 new songs or so and the rest were Cinderella tunes or other covers (his encore included With a Little Help From My Friends and It's Only Rock n Roll But I Like It, which if you know my particular musical interests, you'd know I wouldn't give two shits about those tunes. But holy fuck man, it was awesome).

The show was probably just under 90 minutes (no opener), but being a modest Cinderella fan, I couldn't think of any other tune I would've liked to have heard (except maybe Nothin' for Nothin'). Both my friend and I had a great fucking time. And considering the shape Keifer's voice was apparently in a few years back, I think he sounded just fine. His wife and another singer Kendra Chantelle came in halfway through the set and provided backup vocals. Kendra Chantelle is a goddamn smokeshow and likely distracted more than a fair portion of the audience (guilty as charged).

Gypsy Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YPWzWLIX4Q

Millencolin - Holy fuck, dude. The venue was absolutely packed, with Millencolin either having never played here before or playing the first time in about 17 years (depending on who I talked to). Such Gold, a newer punk band, opened for them and played a really good, tight set. During their set, the room full of people, but you could still move around fairly well amongst the crowd. Once Millencolin hit the stage, it was shoulder-to-shoulder everywhere except for the mosh pit, which was pretty insane. But it was one of those happy mosh pits, where most people weren't complete dicks. For example, I saw a bunch of dudes immediately help out guys who had been thrown to the floor. It was aggressive for sure, but no one was out to fuck with anyone else. My friend and I were right up front, but just off to the right side and just on the fringe of the mosh pit (we only got shoulder-checked a few times).

Millencolin played just short of 90 minutes and didn't play a handful of songs I would've liked to have heard, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment of the show. The band was loud, strong and had great vocals from the two guitarists and the lead vocalist/bassist. And the sound, even though we were right up front by the speakers was never oppressive. They got a really good balance in that little place.

Two VERY different shows, but both were excellent. November will see me checking out John K. Samson (folk punk), Helix and Kick Axe (80s metal / hard rock) and Dragonette (synth pop). Should be a good time.
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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #123 on: September 23, 2016, 06:26:16 PM »
Glad You enjoyed the shows

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« Reply #124 on: September 23, 2016, 11:10:32 PM »
Tom Keifer - I went with a buddy I used to be in a band with years ago. Neither one of us are huge Cinderella fans so we opted for the modestly-priced tickets way in the back. We ran into an old co-worker of my friend's who worked the casino and was able to upgrade us to the standing area "party pit" right in the front for free. So we were pretty happy with that. The show itself was way better than I was expecting. I think he might've played about 3 new songs or so and the rest were Cinderella tunes or other covers (his encore included With a Little Help From My Friends and It's Only Rock n Roll But I Like It, which if you know my particular musical interests, you'd know I wouldn't give two shits about those tunes. But holy fuck man, it was awesome).

The show was probably just under 90 minutes (no opener), but being a modest Cinderella fan, I couldn't think of any other tune I would've liked to have heard (except maybe Nothin' for Nothin'). Both my friend and I had a great fucking time. And considering the shape Keifer's voice was apparently in a few years back, I think he sounded just fine. His wife and another singer Kendra Chantelle came in halfway through the set and provided backup vocals. Kendra Chantelle is a goddamn smokeshow and likely distracted more than a fair portion of the audience (guilty as charged).

Gypsy Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YPWzWLIX4Q

Millencolin - Holy fuck, dude. The venue was absolutely packed, with Millencolin either having never played here before or playing the first time in about 17 years (depending on who I talked to). Such Gold, a newer punk band, opened for them and played a really good, tight set. During their set, the room full of people, but you could still move around fairly well amongst the crowd. Once Millencolin hit the stage, it was shoulder-to-shoulder everywhere except for the mosh pit, which was pretty insane. But it was one of those happy mosh pits, where most people weren't complete dicks. For example, I saw a bunch of dudes immediately help out guys who had been thrown to the floor. It was aggressive for sure, but no one was out to fuck with anyone else. My friend and I were right up front, but just off to the right side and just on the fringe of the mosh pit (we only got shoulder-checked a few times).

Millencolin played just short of 90 minutes and didn't play a handful of songs I would've liked to have heard, but that didn't diminish my enjoyment of the show. The band was loud, strong and had great vocals from the two guitarists and the lead vocalist/bassist. And the sound, even though we were right up front by the speakers was never oppressive. They got a really good balance in that little place.

Two VERY different shows, but both were excellent. November will see me checking out John K. Samson (folk punk), Helix and Kick Axe (80s metal / hard rock) and Dragonette (synth pop). Should be a good time.

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I never heard of Millencolin either but sounds like you had fun. I checked out the few songs Inna gadda posted up in great songs of the 90's, not bad. Pretty good stuff. You can have that mosh pit stuff though  ;D F**K that, I didn't like that shit when I was younger LOL, I sure as hell don't go near them nowadays.
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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #125 on: September 23, 2016, 11:25:15 PM »
I just saw the Prophets Of Rage show this past Saturday (9/17). Great show and great price ($25) for a seat. Fortunately, Chuck D and B Real have improved their performances on the Rage Against The Machine material.

Earlier footage of the band definitely looked like a karaoke group. They upped their game considerably, to their credit. I'm sure Morello helped with it as well.

Next up is Black Sabbath tomorrow night (9/21) for "The End". Looking forward to it, however, without Bill Ward it's NOT a proper "farewell" in my opinion. I'm glad I won them (thanks KSLX) instead of having to buy them for that reason alone.  :)


So how was the Sabbath show, give us the rundown and details. I wanted to this tour but didn't make it  :(


They sounded great, however, they only played 14 songs ( >:(). It was a 100-minute show, give or take. The biggest surprise was 'Hand Of Doom' (from 'Paranoid). They opened the show with 'Black Sabbath' this time. 

Opening act Rival Sons weren't too bad. I was surprised the venue was 3/4 filled when they hit the stage. That doesn't happen too often with a (relatively) new band as the opener.

I'll give "The End" either 3.5 or four stars. Overall, they went out in fine form. Still, without Ward it wasn't a proper "farewell" as far as I'm concerned. I'm glad I went though. Thanks for asking 'NJ' ( 8)).

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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #126 on: September 30, 2016, 11:21:07 AM »
I never heard of Millencolin either but sounds like you had fun. I checked out the few songs Inna gadda posted up in great songs of the 90's, not bad. Pretty good stuff. You can have that mosh pit stuff though  ;D F**K that, I didn't like that shit when I was younger LOL, I sure as hell don't go near them nowadays.

Yeah, I haven't been in a good mosh pit for at least 15 years and I'm certainly not looking to go back. Especially not the Millencolin one. There were huge, sweaty, shirtless dudes that would've fuckin crushed me. But they at least seemed all really good-natured for the most part. One huge guy needed a bit of a breather and stood against the wall where I was standing. A couple of us went over to him to make sure he was ok because he seemed a little dazed, but all was good. And again, very friendly. There was another dude that brought his two young sons (his oldest being 8 years old) and a few of us made sure they could get up and check out the stage when they wanted to.

But yeah, fuck a mosh pit, man. I just wanna rock out and enjoy the music.
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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #127 on: October 15, 2016, 12:03:52 AM »
I just saw the Prophets Of Rage show this past Saturday (9/17). Great show and great price ($25) for a seat. Fortunately, Chuck D and B Real have improved their performances on the Rage Against The Machine material.

Earlier footage of the band definitely looked like a karaoke group. They upped their game considerably, to their credit. I'm sure Morello helped with it as well.

Next up is Black Sabbath tomorrow night (9/21) for "The End". Looking forward to it, however, without Bill Ward it's NOT a proper "farewell" in my opinion. I'm glad I won them (thanks KSLX) instead of having to buy them for that reason alone.  :)


So how was the Sabbath show, give us the rundown and details. I wanted to this tour but didn't make it  :(


They sounded great, however, they only played 14 songs ( >:(). It was a 100-minute show, give or take. The biggest surprise was 'Hand Of Doom' (from 'Paranoid). They opened the show with 'Black Sabbath' this time. 

Opening act Rival Sons weren't too bad. I was surprised the venue was 3/4 filled when they hit the stage. That doesn't happen too often with a (relatively) new band as the opener.

I'll give "The End" either 3.5 or four stars. Overall, they went out in fine form. Still, without Ward it wasn't a proper "farewell" as far as I'm concerned. I'm glad I went though. Thanks for asking 'NJ' ( 8)).


Yeah, from what I've seen in the vids posted online, they didn't seem to sound bad all things considered. Glad you enjoyed it. They're a little long in the tooth, at least they changed the set list up somewhat this time. I wasn't expecting much more then 14 songs. Yeah the proper farewell with Ward would have been nice. I'm glad I got to see them on the 1999 reunion tour (Jan 28, 1999) at the Spectrum in Philly with Ward and Pantera opening, that show was killer.

And yeah Rival Son's aren't bad at all.
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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #128 on: October 18, 2016, 08:58:10 PM »
February 24th 2017 at Sellersville Theater in Pennsylvania
Corky Laing from Mountain with I believe a 3 piece band is playing
Mountain songs and also on the bill with a 3 piece band is Ginger
Baker's son Kofi and they are playing Cream songs. The Baker trio
sounded pretty good on the link to video they have on website.

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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #129 on: December 05, 2016, 09:35:52 AM »
GNR playing my town next August. Having never seen them before, this is prolly a must for me.
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Re: Upcoming Concerts & Reviews
« Reply #130 on: December 22, 2016, 10:29:22 AM »
A Few More Sellerville Pa shows coming up:

March 1 2017   Adrian Belew(King Crimson)

March 13 2017  Uli Jon Roth(Scorpions)

March 19 2017 Candlebox Accoustic

April 23 2017 Mickey Dolenz(Monkees)

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« Reply #131 on: December 23, 2016, 01:09:09 AM »
Uli Roth is worth catching, He is doing the Tokyo Tapes (Scorpions) revisited on this tour. For the guitar work alone, regardless of who is singing is worth that ticket price.

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« Reply #132 on: January 25, 2017, 01:43:35 PM »
Kasey Chambers is playing some dates in the US in March. She's a folky chick from Australia that my wife really digs, so we might try to take a trip to see a show. She's playing New York, Annapolis (what the fuck do you do there?), Chicago.
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« Reply #133 on: January 31, 2017, 01:02:53 PM »
Annapolis is a Navy Base town I'm sure there is some night life and stuff to do around there.

 

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« Reply #134 on: January 31, 2017, 01:03:42 PM »
This looks like a good package...deep Purple, Alice Cooper, and Edgar Winter Group  8)

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/deep-purple-alice-cooper-the-edgar-winter-band-to-join-forces-for-north-american-tour/