Tag Archive for hard rock

Doro. Moe’s BBQ. 02.17.13

My guess is that most of you who follow this blog didn’t get past the demons and leather on the promotional poster above.  But that’s ok, I’m not here to convince anyone that they should buy the new Doro album.  I’m not even here to drive attendance to her remaining North American tour dates.  If you didn’t listen to Warlock… Read more →

‘never fade away’ Recommended Releases 10.12

October turned out to be a HUGE month for new music.  The return of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a double album of original material from Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the debut from Kendrick Lamar…Death Grips bypassing their label with the graphic NO LOVE DEEP WEB, hardcore shit from Pig Destroyer, Enslaved and Converge…the return of Bat For Lashes, Chelsea Wolfe… Read more →

Tenacious D. Red Rocks. 07.26.12

The D have come a long way since opening for Galactic and Ween at Red Rocks back in 2001.  Or have they?  Sure, a little over a decade later they are able to headline the venue in Morrison, but is that really based on anything Tenacious D have done?  Or is it more about Jack Black’s status as a movie… Read more →

Van Halen. Pepsi Center. 05.24.12

Van Halen’s 2012 Tour is an event that has been highly publicized, therefore I am not going to give you the play-by-play of what went down at the Pepsi Center last night.  If you want that, I’m sure there will be plenty of other sites where you’ll find that information.  What follows here is my own feelings about this reunited… 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 →

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 →

notes from the coast: Saxon @ The Key Club, 9/28

For all the old school metal diehards out there, these lyrics need no introduction. For those who arn’t familiar, these are the opening lyrics to one of the greatest metal anthems ever, Denim and Leather, from one of metal’s greatest and most enduring legends, Saxon. One of the first of the original NWOBHM bands, Saxon have always been one of… Read more →

notes from the coast: UFO @ The Key Club, 9/24

Cruelly underrated and overlooked throughout the history of rock, there are five names that should always be mentioned when talking about one of the greatest rock bands EVER. They are Phil Moog, Michael Schenker, Pete Way, Andy Parker and Paul Raymond, otherwise known as UFO. With the thunderous rhythm section of Way, Parker and Raymond powering the majestically gruff yet… Read more →

Soundgarden @ Red Rocks, 07/18/11

‘We’re Soundgarden and we’re back!‘ It had been over 15 years since I last saw them, but on Monday night Soundgarden proved they are still 100% legit.  Led by a long haired, goatee sporting Chris Cornell, the grunge masters performed one of the hardest hitting shows I have ever seen at Red Rocks.  It was the perfect night with a… Read more →