Monday, December 16, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods Play the 105.7 Nutcracker Winter Concert

Peoria Civic Center Arena - Peoria, IL December 8th, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Peoria, Illinois own 105.7 The X closed out the year with the annual Nutcracker Show Headlining with Five Finger Death Punch and joining them was Three Days Grace and for the first time in Central Illinois Bad Wolves and Fire From The Gods. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Slayer - Farewell World Tour @ Salem Civic Center

Slayer brought the “Final Campaign” tour to Salem Civic center on November 5th. They may have arrived by bus but they entered the arena like a freight train.  This tour is said to be their final and they performed as if it was.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tool at US Bank Arena

Tool played another sold out show on the Fear Inoculum Tour at US Bank Arena on November 5th, 2019. The show was filled with Danny Carrey drum solos, great light production and back stage LEDs. The set list is as follows for the Cincinnati show: Fear Inoculum~Aenima~Parabol~Pnuema~Schism (long)~Jambi~Vicarious~Descending~46+2~Drums~CC Trip~Invincible~Stinkfist (long). The show lasted around two and a half hours and was pulsing the whole way through the set of mostly classics. Tool is on their Fear Inoculum Tour throughout 2019 and 2020. 
Doug Siegel Photography

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Reverend Horton Heat and The Delta Bombers stop in Peoria, Illinois

Monarch Music Hall - Peoria, IL September 28th, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Wrapping up the summer series in Peoria, IL the Reverend Horton Heat and The Delta Bombers come to the Monarch Music Hall. True fans turned out on the first chilly evening in the Mid-West. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros at Humphrey’s in San Diego, CA on 9/18/19

The Music Never Stops

There's a band out on the highway 
They're high steppin' into town 
It's a rainbow full of sound 
It's fireworks, calliopes and clowns 
Everybody's dancin'…

Texas Flood Stevie Ray Vaughan

October 1, 2019

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Ricky Brasfield and Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
The Station Inn, Nashville, TN

Alan Paul and Andy Aledort have written the definitive biography on the life of Stevie Ray Vaughan. They recently held a book release event/book talk/Q+A session at Nashville's iconic Station Inn followed by a musical celebration of SRV featuring Jack Pearson, Greg Martin, Scott Sharrad, Seth Walker, JD Simo, Guthrie Trapp and themselves. The event was sponsored and presented by Laurie Gregory of Roots Radio WMOT. Copies of the book were available for purchase and signed by the authors.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

"Oh by the way, which ones the 'Brit?"

            The White Oak amphitheater was “pink” for a short time when the cover band “Brit Floyd” played on   Sunday, 14 Aug. 2019. Douglas White


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Madman from Detroit Invades Greensboro

 The motor city madman rolled into the White Oak Amphitheater in Greensboro, NC on Friday 16 Aug. 2019 for his "The music made me do it again" tour.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Skillet, Sevendust, Pop Evil, and Devour The Day return to Peoria, Illinois

Peoria Riverfront - Peoria, IL August 18th, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Closing out the Summer Rock set Skillet, Sevendust, Pop Evil, and Devour The Day return to Peoria, Illinois to rock out the Riverfront to a crowd from all over the Midwest. The hot August heat was kicked up a few degrees more with the nights lineup.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Guns were blazing in Greensboro!
By Douglas White
     The historic Cone Denim theatre in downtown Greensboro, NC roared to life Saturday night, 13 July 2019. The L.A. Guns took to the stage in support of their new album 
"The Devil you know".
    If you're not aware, L.A. Guns have been around with various members, including Axel Rose (playing under his real name William Bailey), since 1983. Traci Guns and lead singer Phil Lewis, (most recently of the "Girls") have performed together off & on since 1987. Their collaboration has produced two Gold records and has sold over six and a half million albums. The Guns lineup has changed more than a professional hockey team. To say that the relationships have been tumultuous is an understatement. Thankfully Lewis & Guns have reunited to create an album that shows neither  has let age hamper their talents. It's only enhanced them. 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Dead & Company at The Gorge in George, WA on June 7 and 8, 2019

Here Comes Sunshine

When Dead and Company announced their summer tour it was surprising there were no Canadian dates. Just kidding; it would be a surprise if there were. Dead and Company includes some of the Grateful Dead original members: Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart; joining them are John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge.
Being a Pacific Northwest resident (from Canada), it was an easy decision to attend the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington for the Friday June 7th and Saturday June 8th shows, even though the Pacific Northwest is known for cold rain and sometimes snow. We got lucky with warm days and cool nights.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Spring Fling 2019 Festival Peoria Illinois Day 2 feat. Incubus, Badflower, The Glorious Sons, Spirit Animal, and Autumn Rove

Peoria Riverfront - Peoria, IL June 1st, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

After a long twenty years 105.7 The X and Inked Entertainment have brought Incubus back to Peoria, Illinois with the original line up. Closing out the 2 day Festival with them is Autumn Rove, Spirit Animal, The Glorious Sons, and Badflower. The weather remained perfect but the music stormed all day and night!

Spring Fling 2019 Festival Peoria Illinois Day 2 Pre-Party feat. Buckcherry, Joyous Wolf, Beyond Threshold, Dark Lit Sky, and Cole Hollow

Peoria Riverfront - Peoria, IL June 1st, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Warming up the second day of Inked Entertainment and 105.7 The X opened the day with a Pre-Party Stage featuring some amazing talent including Cole Hollow, Beyond Threshold, Dark Lit Sky, Joyous Wolf and headliners Buckcherry.

Spring Fling 2019 Festival Peoria Illinois Day 1 feat. A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire, Burden Of The Sky, and 3AM Project

Peoria Riverfront - Peoria, IL May 31st, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Inked Entertainment and 105.7 The X brings back the Spring Fling Festival to the Peoria Riverfront. Growing up from just a one night concert series to a 2 day Rock and Metal Festival is just what the Central Illinois Area needs. Opening Day started things off right with 3AM Project, Burden Of The Sky, Memphis May Fire, Asking Alexandria, and headliners A Day To Remember.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Don Felder Rocks The Eagles Hits

Disney Epcot
Orlando, FL
By Michael Yanko
Rock Legends Photographers

The Garden Rocks Concert Series, hosted by Disney Epcot, brings top talent to central Florida in a beautiful mini amphitheater type setting.

On this particular night Don Felder of The Eagles fame was the star, and star he did! Backed by very talented musicians/back up vocalists David Myhre on guitar, bassist Jeff Coffe, keyboardist Timothy Drury, and Chris Ralles on drums, the band was tight and did a wonderful job sounding as close to the original The Eagles music as possible. Felder's vocals are still very strong and his guitar playing is still top notch. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

Collective Soul Rocks West Florida Again!

by Michael Yanko
When you find yourself driving three and a half hours to go see a band that you just saw less than a year ago you must have thought they were something special. Collective Soul is one of those bands, and once again they did not disappoint. 
Collective Soul in Clearwater Florida

The beautifully restored vintage Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater was totally sold out. It seemed like every person there knew exactly what to expect and the anticipation was high even outside standing in line. 

Once the performance started I don't think the total time that people sat down was more than ten seconds very early in the night. Seeing the band as a stand alone act was a special treat after only having seen them wedged between two other bands last year.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

WinterWonderGrass 2019 Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California

Concert Photos Magazine had the distinct pleasure of attending this year's WinterWonderGrass Festival, held March 29-31 at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Bobaflex, Dark Sky Choir, Scat Grub Band & Audioweapon take over Twisted Spoke, Pekin, IL

Twisted Spoke - Pekin, Illinois April 21st, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Smaller venues always seem to bring out the best shows. Twisted Spoke in Pekin, Illinois celebrated Easter with tight group of Metal Fans when the guys from Bobaflex swung into Central Illinois along with Dark Sky Choir and locals Scat Grub Band and Audioweapon.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Tropical Tuesday Tour in Miami Beach

They say hard work pays off.  Bob Weir is embracing this motto on several fronts.  Particularity, with his tackling tour schedule with 19 shows performed in March, and 21 total in his band's spring tour which ran from February 28 to March 30, not counting the May 3rd date at BeachLife Festival.  On another front, Mr. Weir, at 72, has been posting some impressive exercise videos to his artist Facebook page, showing him and Wolf Bros drummer Jay Lane making steady use of gyms along the tour.
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros at The Fillmore Miami Beach

Miami Beach was vibrant and hospitable, with impressive architecture and art at each turn.  Prominent integrations of culture took forms in murals, sculptures, facades, and landscaping. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Keep Smilin Promotions Presents Mojo Green At The Oddfellows Hall, Auburn, California

Concert goers in the heart of California's Gold Country region were treated to a rockin' night of funk and soul when Keep Smilin' Promotions presented Reno's own Mojo Green to a packed house at the Oddfellows Hall last Saturday night.

Friday, March 29, 2019

A Bowie Celebration

March 17, 2019
Capitol Theatre
Clearwater, FL

By Michael Yanko 
Rock Legends Photographers

I am a huge Bowie fan so when I heard about a Bowie tribute at one of our favorite venues, I was all in. As we got closer to the date I found out that this wasn't just your ordinary tribute band. The members were mostly made up of musicians that performed, recorded, and co-wrote with David Bowie!

The show consisted of many Bowie hits with some deeper cuts mixed in as well as "All the Young Dudes" which was a crowd favorite.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Candlebox Rocks Central Florida 25 Years After Their Debut Release

March 13, 2019

The Plaza Live
Orlando, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

90s post-grunge rockers Candlebox brought their explosive show to a packed house at The Plaza Live in Orlando this past week, and they have never sounded better. "Florida has always been a good state for Candlebox," said frontman Kevin Martin. He is the only original member but has been supported by the same tight band for a few years now. The band's monster, self-titled first record was released in 1993, and they have been touring to honor their masterpiece that has stood the test of time. Even Martin is amazed. "I can't believe this record survived 25 years. I'm about to turn 50. It's freakin' me out!" Backed by guitarists Brian Quinn and Island Styles, bassist Adam Kury and drummer Dave Krusen, the Seattle darlings played a 90-minute blazer to a venue of adoring fans.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dead & Company Playin' In The Sand#2 Jan 17 - 20 2019 in Riviera Maya, Mexico - photos and review

Sunshine Daydream

Dead and Company played their first gig of the year, at the destination event Playing in the Sand (Round 2) from January 17th– 20th in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The band includes three original Grateful Dead members: singer/guitarist Bob Weir, drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart along with singer/guitarist John Mayer, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and bassist Oteil Burbridge. John Mayer dressed in the usual trendy wares and barefoot Bob Weir wore his uniform of cropped cargo pants and cutoff muscle shirt showing his guitar guns to the delight of his female fans.

Tickets to this all-inclusive concert vacation went on sale August 20th for Deadheads who attended the 2018 Playing in the Sand and the general public sale started on August 22nd. The excitement was building for months! The unique concert venue was right on the Caribbean, providing a picturesque backdrop for the special event.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Disturbed and Three Days Grace help thaw the Polar Vortex in the Midwest

Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, Illinois January 31st, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

Outside temperatures in the negatives didn't stop fans from filling the Peoria Civic Center for the much awaited Evolution Tour. Even after having to be postponed a day by Mother Natures wrath that didn't stop anyone from making it from close and far to rock out to this powerhouse pair of bands.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sublime with Rome with guests Tropidelic stop by Peoria, Illinois

Monarch Music Hall - Peoria, Illinois January 16th, 2019
Review and Photos by Jeremy Rickman of JKR Photography

With cold January temperatures covering the Midwest Sublime with Rome and openers Tropidelic spent their 5th tour night in Peoria, Illinois bringing that West Coast sound to warm up the Monarch Music Hall as well as the fans.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Rockin' the Opera

The rock opera is alive and well;

December 11 in Greensboro, North Carolina the Trans-Siberian Orchestra played the first of two shows in one evening. Scheduled to play Sunday, Dec. 9, they had to delay due to the severe snow storm that hit the east coast. Trans-Siberian Orchestra has been playing seasonal operas to sold-out crowds around the globe. With multiple Platinum-selling albums (10 million units worldwide) they've brought their rock operas to more than 100 million people in eighty plus cities over a twenty year period. Regularly performing up to ten shows in a six-day period, featuring elaborate stage and light shows. With over three dozen alternating musicians, of similar appearance, backup singers, storytellers, and a small seven-person string orchestra drawn from local talent in every city. They leave crowds in awe with over the top performances that last up to two hours and sets that include massive disappearing stages, numerous laser and light banks. Smoke machines, multiple rows of pyro, spark ejectors and massive projection screens round out the $ twenty million dollar production that is equaled only by Pink Floyd.
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