Concert Reviews

Less Than Jake takes on Milwaukee

Hijinks and jokes were just some of the fun to be had at the Milwaukee stop on the Less Than Jake / Pepper headlining tour. Not only did they stay true to their long standing fan base, but they brought an experience that I have personally only experienced at this concert.   Within the first 20 seconds of playing, two confetti ...

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Reel Big Fish – Houston, TX

California Ska punk band Reel Big Fish stopped in Houston a few nights ago to celebrate the 20th anniversary of album Turn the Radio Off. I arrived at White Oak Music Hall just as support band BALLYHOO! was finishing up their set, kicking myself for not getting there earlier because singer Howi Spangler had an attention getting voice and he ...

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Jason Bonham Pays Tribute to Father and Led Zeppelin

Tribute bands have a tendency to draw some ire from music fans. Some bands try to add some authenticity by wearing similar costumes of the band to which tribute is being paid, some use replica set pieces, but the Jason Bomham Led Zeppelin Experience has a genetic component; Jason Bonham is the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Jason ...

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Coldplay hits New Zealand on their Global Trek

Coldplay played the 70th concert of their world A Head Full Of Dreams tour in Auckland, New Zealand in front of 40,000 appreciative fans. This was their only date in New Zealand, and people travelled the length and breadth of the country to see them. The eclectic mix of ages in the audience reflected the broad appeal of Coldplay’s music. The ...

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Stryper Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Tour in NYC

Since the announcement of Stryper’s tour this year, the fan base has been ecstatic to hear the 1986 Grammy Award nominated album “To Hell With the Devil” to be played in it’s entirety. On the same token , the band has also stated after these shows they will take a hiatus. Since this announcement the shows have been one of ...

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Epica Kicks off Thanksgiving with a little Metal

Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the town, the rockers were were ready, poised to throw down. The Granada Theater in Lawrence was treated to a taste of heavy metal from around the world. There was something for everyone on Wednesday night, and with people wearing everything from chains to overalls, that’s exactly what was needed. Kicking things ...

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Evanesence Lights Up Miami

When Amy Lee of Evanescence hits the stage, she’s a one woman wrecking ball of energy, in unison with the raw emotion, and unequaled performance of the rest of the group. And that’s exactly what happened in front of the eyes of a completely sold out Jackie Gleason Theater last Sunday’s night. Around 9:00 PM the lights dimmed for the ...

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Meshuggah & High on Fire – NYC (Photos Only)

Meshuggah High on Fire Photos by Anya Svirskaya

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REO Speedwagon Comes Home to Chicagoland

I had the privilege of shooting a band I grew up with, whose music I listened to in the 70’s, and 80’s all the time. Classi  Rock band, REO Speedwagon did not disappoint Saturday night at their sold out show at the Star Plaza Theater. The audience was filled with both the young, and the old. The band paid tribute ...

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Joanne Shaw Taylor Goes Wild at The Brook – Southampton

Black Country born blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor released her 5th studio album ‘Wild’ in late September 2016 and has been relentlessly touring ever since. Wednesday 2nd November saw JST hit the Brook in Southampton and I was super excited to see what this young blues guitarist had in store. I have been a big fan of this young ...

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