Tag Archive for 80’s

Van Halen. Red Rocks. 07.20.15

Van Halen. Red Rocks. 07.20.15 I don’t usually read other reviews before writing my own. It would be impossible for me to plagiarize someone else because I’m not a music critic, but it’s just easier to get my own thoughts down when I don’t have someone else’s opinions floating around in my head. It’s also very rare for me to… Read more →

Morrissey. Red Rocks. 07.16.15

Morrissey. Red Rocks. 07.16.15 The first indication that it was not an average evening at Red Rocks came as we approached the Upper North ramp. A man and a woman were being turned away because they had sandwiches in their bag. They didn’t have booze or drugs or weapons, they had something much worse…they had cold cuts. Meat is defined as… Read more →

Mötley Crüe. Pepsi Center. 08.02.14

It’s hard to find anything good to say about the members of Mötley Crüe. With the exception of Mick Mars, I don’t respect anything about them as human beings. They are the epitome of excess. They were disrespectful little boys who grew up to be disrespectful old men. Peter Pan Syndrome, mixed with massive amounts of drugs and alcohol, led Nikki Sixx, Vince… Read more →

Lionel Richie. Red Rocks. 06.11.14

When it was announced that Lionel Richie would be performing at Red Rocks, almost 6 months ago, I felt an excitement that couldn’t be explained. Sure, I am somewhat of a Red Rocks junkie, and it was the first big show of the season to be announced, but that didn’t explain my level of enthusiasm to fork over hard earned… Read more →

Hall & Oates.1stBank Center. 03.03.14

Picture this — it’s a warm summer evening and you’re hanging out at the county fair. The sun is setting over the horizon, providing sweet relief from the heat wave that has been infecting the state with sweltering temperatures. You’ve spent the past couple hours wandering through the exhibits and eating various fried foods on sticks. Maybe you even took… Read more →

Axl Rose, Tommy Stinson, Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, DJ Ashba, Bumblefoot & Frank Ferrer. 1st Bank Center. 12.11.11

Don’t call them Guns N’ Roses, but don’t mistake ‘Fat Axl’ for ‘Lazy Axl’.  In fact, although he might have 100 lbs on the serpentine, drug-addled dance machine in the “Welcome To The Jungle” video, Mr. Rose proved himself a better performer than he ever was back then.  When Guns N’ Roses came through Sacramento in ’88, I wanted to… Read more →

R.I.P. Heavy D

1967 – 2011 The self-proclaimed ‘overweight lover’ Heavy D passed away due to respiratory issues yesterday.  The rapper/actor, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, was probably best known for his work with the Boyz in the late 80’s, including my personal favorite, Big Tyme — a tape I played until it broke back in 1989 — but he continued… Read more →

notes from the coast: Michael Monroe. 10.20.11

Hanoi Rocks. Most know them only as the band whose drummer was “the guy Vince Neil killed” in his 1985 vehicular manslaughter case. But Hanoi Rocks were far from nobodies. This was a band on their way to stardom when tragedy struck down drummer Razzle and ultimately doomed the band to the annals of the tragically overlooked and under appreciated.… Read more →