Ashland – CD Review

Meet a powerhouse Metal band, ASHLAND, from Woodinville, Washington. Members include Chad McMurray, vocals , bass, keys; Kevin Brooks, guitar; Wayne Tapia, guitar, backup vocals; and Dean Katona, on drums. They remind me quite a bit of Queensryche, musically and vocally. This CD is full of powerful, yet melodic songs with some very nice vocal harmonies …

The Bacon Brothers – CD Review

I noticed from the first song, it had a country-folk-blues feel but then again a couple songs (such as “Guess Again”) reminded me of some of the acoustic ballads by Jon Bon Jovi but a tad more country. I was surprised when I read the liner notes. Jon actually did backup vocals and played electric …

Dick Dale – King of Surf Guitar

What a show! It was a beautiful Southern California night in Redondo Beach at the LobsterFestival. Who was I there to see? None other than the King of Surf Guitar, Dick Dale.I have always been impressed by the fact that Stevie Ray Vaughn played 13 gauge strings on his guitar. Well, I found out on …

Nocturne – CD Review

NOCTURNE is a trio consisting of Lacey Conner on vocals; Chris Telkes, guitar/programming and Ivan McRoy on drums/bass. I write this review as my thoughts weave through a web of dark, haunting, powerful sounds. The sounds of TWILIGHT. They take me on a journey deep within. TWILIGHT is NOCTURNE’s premiere CD, released nationwide about a month ago by Triple …

Slaughter at the Keyclub

About half-past midnight, the main event hit the stage; Slaughter. They looked and sounded terrific. They held the audience in the palm of their hands from the first downbeat. Mark Slaughter’s voice was in prime condition. He had no problem hitting those ultra highs for which he is so well-known. He traveled out into the …

Cut Throat at the Keyclub

I really enjoyed Cut Throat‘s performance. I was not disappointed. With a very strong rhythm section set in concrete by a double bass drum kit and great execution, these guys took me back to the days when long-haired Heavy Metal bands ruled the Strip. I loved the trip back and look forward to this being …

Bionic Blimp at The Roxy

Opening for Howard Jones at The Roxy was Bionic Blimp. They have quite a B52 sound and in some spots they reminded me a tad of Talking Heads. If you want to hear ‘feel good’music; up tempo, happy, no cares or worries music and just have fun; then check out this band.

Alexa’s Wish – CD Review

If you read the live review you know I like this band. This CD is packed with their unique brand of music. It is difficult, sometimes, to put into words how a certain band’smusic sounds. All I can say is I enjoyed this CD, especially Goodnite Annie, Payback (a 5-star song if I ever heard one) …