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CD/DVD Review: Whitesnake / Made in Japan

WSMade in Japan
Whitesnake
Frontiers Records
Reviewed by: Roger Scales

When Forevermore was released back in 2011 my initial thoughts were “Coverdale was able to bring back vintage Snake while still sounding fresh and current”.  A ton of credit must go to Doug Aldrich whose contributions to the songwriting stood out even more here than on 2008’s “Good To Be Bad”.  Tracks like “Love Will Set You Free” and “Steal Your Heart Away” are some of the strongest Snake tracks ever.  Aldrich is able to pick up the mantle passed down from Micky Moody, John Sykes, Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell, Steve Vai and leave his indelible mark on the legacy of one of rocks classic acts.  Read more

Contest: Win Tix to Carl Palmer at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA

April 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News

CarlPalmerLegendary drummer Carl Palmer, a founding member of progressive rock groups Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Asia, will bring his power trio to the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, Mass., on Sunday, May 5, 2013 and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky winner!

To Enter:
Email staff@theywillrockyou.com with the subject “Carl Palmer”. One winner will be selected at random on Friday May 3rd to attend the show with a guest.

 Carl Palmer is touring in support of his upcoming DVD release Decade which will be available at the show.

The band’s tour, billed as “Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy,” will showcase some of ELP’s finest pieces of music. Among the songs Palmer is expected to feature are “Tarkus,” “Fanfare for the Common Man,” “Hoedown,” and “Pictures At An Exhibition,” among others.

For nearly four decades, Palmer has thrilled listeners and audiences alike with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Asia. Along the way, his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers. Joining Palmer onstage will be guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick.

For this intimate concert, Palmer will meet fans after the show, doing autograph signings at the venue so help spread the word.

The Narrows Center for the Arts is located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River. To purchase tickets to the show, visit www.narrowscenter.org or call the box office at 508-324-1926. 

Joe Satriani Announces “Unstoppable Momentum” NA Tour Run

April 26, 2013 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

Chickenfoot performs at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Ct. on May 19, 2012Guitar great Joe Satriani has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for over 27 years.  Now the master strummer has announced a new U.S. tour, supporting his latest album Unstoppable Momentum.

The tour is set to launch on August 29th in San Diego, CA before hitting Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Denver, Texas and heading east to New York, Boston and Upper Darby, PA before winding up in late October back on the west coast with a show on October 26 in Oakland, CA.  Check out all the dates below. 

Unstoppable Momentum is Satriani’s 14th studio album due out on May 7, 2013. The Epic Records release will highlight the first single, “A Door Into Summer,” at radio this week. Satriani will be a guest on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Rockline” hosted by Bob Coburn on May 8th.

Joining Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, along with a new rhythm-section, featuring bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

Joe Satriani’s U.S. Tour Itinerary (featuring Steve Morse Band as support):
August 29             Balboa Theatre                                                                   San Diego, CA
August 30             Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort          Las Vegas, NV
August 31             Orpheum Theatre                                                              Los Angeles, CA
September 1        Talking Stick Resort Ballroom                                         Scottsdale, AZ
September 2        Kiva Auditorium                                                                  Albuquerque, NM
September 4        Historic Paramount Theatre                                           Denver, CO
September 5        Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center                          Midland, TX
September 6        Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie                                   Grand Prairie, TX
September 7        House of Blues                                                                    Houston, TX
September 26      Beacon Theatre                                                                  New York, NY
September 27      Orpheum Theatre                                                              Boston, MA
September 28      Tower Theatre                                                                    Upper Darby, PA
October 26           Fox Theater                                                                          Oakland, CA *

*Steve Morse not supporting this date

Additional dates TBA
Visit satriani.com for individual markets on-sale and ticket information.

Concert Gallery: Steve Aoki at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA

April 25, 2013 by  
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Steve Aoki
April 21, 2013
Tsongas Center – Lowell, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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Black Sabbath Reveal More North American Tour Dates

April 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

It’s official! Black Sabbath have confirmed a 20-stop North America Tour run, adding on to the previously announced dates.

The new dates include a handful of stops in New England including the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Check out all the dates below.

Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale starting Friday, May 3, at LiveNation.com and Ticketmaster.com.

Black Sabbath North American Tour 2013:

+Thu- Jul 25 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
+Sat-Jul 27 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
+Wed-Jul 31 W. Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
~Fri-Aug 02 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
*Sun-Aug 04 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
+Tue-Aug 06 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
+Thu-Aug 08 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
+Sat-Aug 10 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
^Mon-Aug 12 Boston, MA Comcast Center
*Wed-Aug 14 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
+Fri Aug 16 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
+Sun-Aug 18 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
+Thu-Aug 22 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
*Sat-Aug 24 Seattle, WA Gorge Amphitheatre
+Mon-Aug 26 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
+Wed-Aug 28 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
+Fri-Aug 30 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center
+Sun-Sep 01 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
*Tue-Sep 03 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Sports Arena

*Previously announced date.
^On sale Friday, May 3
+On sale Saturday, May 4
~On sale, Friday May 10
>On sale TBD

Concert Gallery: Kendrick Lamar at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, MA

April 24, 2013 by  
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Kendrick Lamar
April 21, 2013
Tsongas Center – Lowell, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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Concert Gallery: Stone Sour at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX

April 24, 2013 by  
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Stone Sour
April 21, 2013
Verizon Theatre  – Dallas, Texas
Photos by: Mike Mezeul II

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CD Review – Tom Keifer / The Way Life Goes

April 24, 2013 by  
Filed under CD Reviews, Daily Music News

tThe Way Life Goes
Tom Keifer
Merovee Records

Reviewed by: Roger Scales

Wow, can you imagine that 1994 was the last time we heard any new original material from Cinderella with Still Climbing?  Well Mr. Keifer, the 19 year break was well worth the wait with The Way Life Goes.  On his new solo release, Tom takes the listener on a journey through all of what made Cinderella great – whisky soaked vocals, crunching guitars, bluesy hard rock, and  kick-ass menacing anthems aimed to please.  Tom took his best shot and hit the target with a resounding BULLYSEYE.  The songs are so strong it truly rivals anything on Night Songs or Long Cold Winter – two classics in my collection.  Keifer has come up with some his most memorable lyrics, really painting a picture with each track while keeping me tapping my best air drums at the same time with a solid backing band. Read more

Concert Gallery: Shinedown at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX

April 23, 2013 by  
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Shinedown
April 21, 2013
Verizon Theatre  – Dallas, Texas
Photos by: Mike Mezeul II

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Concert Gallery: Papa Roach at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, TX

April 23, 2013 by  
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Papa Roach
April 21, 2013
Verizon Theatre  – Dallas, Texas
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