Foo Fighters: Concrete & Gold Tour 2017 [Concert Review]
Oct24

Foo Fighters: Concrete & Gold Tour 2017 [Concert Review]

Foo Fighters: Concrete & Gold Tour, US Band Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio – October 20, 2017 Dave Grohl is an everyperson’s rock star, he’s the rock star you think you would want to have a beer with, hell, he’s the rock star that would buy you a beer, and you’d gladly buy a round yourself. There’s no doubt that the appeal of Grohl’s band of 22 years, The Foo Fighters, starts there, and is no doubt complemented greatly by the fact that...

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The Afghan Whigs: In Spades Tour 2017 [Concert Review]
Oct02

The Afghan Whigs: In Spades Tour 2017 [Concert Review]

The Afghan Whigs: Bogarts, Cincinnati, Ohio – Sept. 28, 2017 Any time the Afghan Whigs return to play Cincinnati, it’s going to have the feel of a homecoming, and it certainly did last Thursday night at Bogart’s. For lead singer and primary songwriter, Greg Dulli, born and raised in Hamilton, attended U of C, and even worked for a couple years at Bogart’s doing production and security in the 80’s, this was a return to his roots, and...

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Queens Of The Stone Age: Villains Tour 2017 [Concert Review]
Sep18

Queens Of The Stone Age: Villains Tour 2017 [Concert Review]

Queens Of The Stone Age: Express Live!, Columbus, Ohio – Sept. 12, 2017 Tuesday evening, as downgraded tropical storm Irma was making her way into Southern Ohio, the lawn and concrete pit of the Express Live! outside stage was filling up with Queens of the Stone Age fans. While it rained much of the evening, it was a light and steady presence that occasional let up, it had little impact on the fans gathered to hear the heavy...

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Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman: North American Tour 2017 [Concert Review]
Sep18

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman: North American Tour 2017 [Concert Review]

Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman: Fraze Pavillion, Kettering, Ohio – Sept. 12, 2017 The “New” Version of Yes hit all the right notes! As a newly-minted member of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame you would think that all would be peace and love in Yes world. In case you haven’t been following along with their internal politics … shortly after bass legend Chris Squire passed away in 2015, the other...

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The Alarm: USA Tour 2017 [Concert Review]
Sep01

The Alarm: USA Tour 2017 [Concert Review]

The Alarm: Music Box Supper Club; Cleveland, Ohio – August 27, 2017 The Alarm, led by original member Mike Peters, returned to the US for a tour that included a number of dates on Vans Warped tour, and a series of stand alone dates in cities that had befriended the Welsh band in its 80s and 90s heyday. Given the intimacy of the space, with tables where many had had dinner, Peters came out ready to relive the history of the band...

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Green Day “Revolution Radio” Tour [Concert Review]
Aug24

Green Day “Revolution Radio” Tour [Concert Review]

Green Day: Riverbend Music Center; Cincinnati, Ohio – Sunday, August 20, 2017 Over 20 years ago, as Green Day began dominating alternative rock radio with singles like “Basket Case” and “Longview,” which required a few words to get the censor “bleep” treatment, that we’d be talking about a multi-platinum selling, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Broadway show producing, rock star phenomenon with the ability to sell out large...

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