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Album Review – Mr. Big – The Stories We Could Tell – Frontier Records

October 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Album Review – Mr. Big – The Stories We Could Tell – Frontier Records

Mr. Big have returned with their eight studio album, ‘The Stories We Could Tell.’ The original lineup is all here for their second album since reuniting in 2009, drummer Pat Torpey, vocalist Eric Martin, guitarist Paul Gilbert and bassist Billy Sheehan. Their last album ‘What If’ was released in 2011 and received high praise from [...]

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Jack Russell’s Great White – Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI 10/03/14

October 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Jack Russell’s Great White – Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI 10/03/14

Jack Russell’s Great White – Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI 10/03/14 – Photos by Shawn Thornton  

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Mother Head’s Family Reunion 20th Anniversary Retrospective Interview with Richie Kotzen, Atma Anur & Richie Zito

October 11, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Mother Head’s Family Reunion 20th Anniversary Retrospective Interview with Richie Kotzen, Atma Anur & Richie Zito

Today, October 11th marks the 20th anniversary of Richie Kotzen’s major label debut as a solo artist. The album, ‘Mother Head’s Family Reunion’ helped break Richie out of the stereotype of being “A Shrapnel Shredder” and put the focus on his songwriting & vocal ability more so than his six-string wizardry. Now, twenty years later, [...]

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Album Review – Texas Hippie Coalition – Ride On – Carved Records

October 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Album Review – Texas Hippie Coalition – Ride On – Carved Records

The Kings of Red Dirt Metal have returned with their fourth LP, simply titled ‘Ride On’. Since hitting the public consciousness in 2008, Texas Hippie Coalition (aka THC) has had a myriad of lineup changes in the guitarist and drummer positions. So many, in fact, it is damn near Spinal Tap-ish! Co-founders, bassist John Exall [...]

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Alter Bridge- The Fillmore – Detroit, MI – 10/05/14

October 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Alter Bridge- The Fillmore – Detroit, MI – 10/05/14

Alter Bridge- The Fillmore - Detroit, MI 10/5/14   Photos by Shawn Thornton

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Album Review – Seasons After – Calamity, Scars & Memoirs

October 9, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Album Review – Seasons After – Calamity, Scars & Memoirs

FINALLY! Seasons After have returned after a tumultuous four year hiatus that saw various lineup changes and legal disputes almost derail one of my favorite metal bands of the past decade. Seasons After formed in Wichita, KS. in 2006. I’ve watched this band grow every step of the way from packing out some of the [...]

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