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| 20 September 2015 | Reply


Venue: The Token Lounge

City: Westland, MI

Date: September 17, 2015

Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (


Guitarist Marty Friedman released a great disc last year, Inferno, and has finally arrived on U.S. soil to tour behind it.  Putting together a great band and traversing North America, Marty and crew are setting stages on fire across the continent.  Tonight’s performance in Westland, MI at The Token Lounge was more of the same.  Pulling songs from different releases, Friedman did what he does best – play guitar… shred guitar… make the guitar his bitch.  The man treats the strings with finesse and draws all of the familiar sounds out of his instruments that his fans have come to expect.  Without any studio tricks, the band put together a performance that showcased several different tracks and discs from Friedman’s catalog.  Pulling songs from various Friedman solos discs, the night’s setlist covered eighteen tracks from seven different discs, including the most recent release.  Vocals were few and far between, but the guitar freaks in the audience were more than happy to have the opportunity to watch Friedman do what he does best.  His band was more than competent and gave the guitarist a perfect platform for his songs and provided a stunning show on top of it, from a bass player than roamed her side of the stage, jumping and head banging from song to song, as well as a drummer that was all arms and sticks and took every opportunity to smile and acknowledge the crowd.  Bringing another guitarist to handle other duties, the stage was complete and tonight’s audience got exactly what they came for – a guitar led rock and roll show.


Complete set of MARTY FRIEDMAN show photos HERE

Setlist: Hyper Doom – Amagi Goe – Street Demon – Elixir – Stigmata Addiction – Devil Take Tomorrow – Tibet / Angel – Ashes To Ashes / Forbidden City / Tornado Of Souls – Ripped – Inferno – Undertow – Dragon Mistress – Thunder March / Ballad Of The Barbie Bandits – Kaeritakunatta Yo





Category: Live Reviews, Photo Galleries

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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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