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LIVE: KISS wsg The Dead Daisies – August 24, 2016 (Toledo, OH)

LIVE: KISS wsg The Dead Daisies – August 24, 2016 (Toledo, OH)

| 26 August 2016 | Reply

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: August 24, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Last week we watched KISS take over The Dow Event Center in Saginaw on their Freedom To Rock tour and it was one of the best shows I had seen in a long time… until they marched into […]

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LIVE: UMPHREY’S MCGEE – August 19, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: UMPHREY’S MCGEE – August 19, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

| 23 August 2016 | Reply

Venue: The Tennessee Theatre City: Knoxville, TN Date: August 19, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Umphrey’s McGee performed Friday night to a near capacity Tennessee Theatre.  Formed in 1997, the group has a large and very loyal fan base. Nearly everyone I spoke with had seen them multiple times and had travelled to […]

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LIVE: THE CARNIVAL OF MADNESS f/ SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM & MORE – August 18, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

LIVE: THE CARNIVAL OF MADNESS f/ SHINEDOWN, HALESTORM & MORE – August 18, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

| 22 August 2016 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: August 18, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) The latest installment of The Carnival of Madness made its way across the globe and hit the US with Shinedown, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, and Whiskey Myers in tow.  The tour wound down and wrapped […]

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LIVE: KISS wsg The Dead Daisies – August 15, 2016 (Saginaw, MI)

LIVE: KISS wsg The Dead Daisies – August 15, 2016 (Saginaw, MI)

| 17 August 2016 | Reply

Venue: The Dow Event Center City: Saginaw, MI Date: August 15, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) KISS has once again taken to the roads and highways of America, but this year, they took the roads less traveled as they present the Freedom To Rock tour – visiting smaller cities and venues, in […]

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LIVE: TED NUGENT – August 14, 2016 (Lexington, MI)

LIVE: TED NUGENT – August 14, 2016 (Lexington, MI)

| 16 August 2016 | Reply

Venue: Lexington Village Theatre City: Lexington, MI Date: August 14, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Ted Nugent – the name elicits several emotions, but if you are a rocker at heart, there is only one – it is an emotion that makes you pump your fist in the air… head bang… […]

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LIVE: 10 YEARS & FINGER ELEVEN – August 12, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: 10 YEARS & FINGER ELEVEN – August 12, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

| 16 August 2016 | Reply

Venue: The International City: Knoxville, TN Date: August 12, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Finger Eleven and 10 Years have teamed up for a summer acoustic tour. It only seemed fitting that it kicked off in Knoxville, home of 10 Years.  The show was all ages, which brought in even more to the […]

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LIVE: Bjorn Again, Perth – 6 Aug, 2016

LIVE: Bjorn Again, Perth – 6 Aug, 2016

| 13 August 2016 | Reply

LIVE: Bjorn Again, Perth – 6 Aug, 2016 Saturday, 6 August 2016, Crown Theatre, Perth Reviewed by Trulie Pinnegar Photography by Maree King Agnetha Falstart, Frida Longstokin, Benny Anderwear and Bjorn Volvo-us (ably backed up by bassist Rutger Sonofagunn and drummer Ola Drumkitt) returned to Perth to celebrate the sensational Swedish glory that was ABBA […]

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LIVE: CHEVELLE – August 2, 2016 (Huntington, NY)

LIVE: CHEVELLE – August 2, 2016 (Huntington, NY)

| 9 August 2016 | Reply

Venue: The Paramount Theatre City: Huntington, NY Date: August 2, 2016 Photographs by: Florio Tilinca SETLIST: Sleep Apnea – Take Out The Gunman – Last Days – The Clincher – Vitamin R (Leading Us Along) – Get Some – Joyride (Omen) – An Island – Hats Off To The Bull – I Get It – […]

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LIVE: JOURNEY & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS wsg Dave Mason – August 4, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

LIVE: JOURNEY & THE DOOBIE BROTHERS wsg Dave Mason – August 4, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

| 6 August 2016 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: August 4, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) With tour packages coming and going these days, it was interesting to see the triple bill of San Francisco based bands Journey, The Doobie Brothers, and Dave Mason added to the summer lineup at venues […]

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LIVE: THE CURE, Perth – 31 July, 2016

LIVE: THE CURE, Perth – 31 July, 2016

| 3 August 2016 | Reply

LIVE: THE CURE, Perth – 31 July, 2016 Perth Arena – Sunday, 31 July, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photography by Maree King Goth rock pioneers The Cure brought an exhaustive and celebrative history lesson to Perth with a set that was a whisker shy of three hours long, and covered just about every base […]

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LIVE: VAN’S WARPED TOUR – July 22, 2016 (Auburn Hills, MI)

LIVE: VAN’S WARPED TOUR – July 22, 2016 (Auburn Hills, MI)

| 3 August 2016 | Reply

Venue: The Palace of Auburn Hills City: Auburn Hills, MI Date: July 22, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Mike Hubbard Everyone has their favorite holidays.  Some love Halloween, with the costumes and haunted houses.  Some love Christmas, with the holiday songs and presents.  Others love their birthdays, when it is all about them.  For me, my favorite three holidays are […]

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LIVE: TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, Legs Electric, Dirtwater Bloom – Perth, 29 July, 2016

LIVE: TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, Legs Electric, Dirtwater Bloom – Perth, 29 July, 2016

| 1 August 2016 | Reply

LIVE: TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD, Legs Electric, Dirtwater Bloom – Perth, 29 July, 2016 The Indi Bar, Scarborough, Perth – Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Photos by Maree King It may have been billed as the I Smell Rock n’ Roll tour for Tequila Mockingbyrd, but it wasn’t just the SMELL of rock wafting from the […]

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LIVE: GARBAGE – July 19, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: GARBAGE – July 19, 2016 (Knoxville, TN)

| 22 July 2016 | Reply

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: July 19, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett It had been 20 years since Garbage came to Knoxville and their return was long overdue. Despite it being a Tuesday night, there was a large crowd and a weekend vibe. It was a diverse audience with […]

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LIVE: TOTALLY ‘80s – Martika, Berlin, and more – Perth, 19 July, 2016

LIVE: TOTALLY ‘80s – Martika, Berlin, and more – Perth, 19 July, 2016

| 20 July 2016 | Reply

LIVE: TOTALLY ‘80s – Martika, Berlin, and more – Perth, 19 July, 2016 Totally ‘80s featuring Martika, Berlin, Paul Lekakis, Limahl, Katrina of The Waves, Wa Wa Nee, Real Life, Men Without Hats The Astor Theatre, Perth, Western Australia Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar We all have a special connection to the songs which soundtracked out […]

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LIVE: Shihad with Storytime, Fremantle, 26 June, 2016

LIVE: Shihad with Storytime, Fremantle, 26 June, 2016

| 19 July 2016 | Reply

LIVE: Shihad with Storytime, Fremantle, 26 June, 2016 The Newport Hotel, Sunday, 26 June, 2016 Reviewed by Kevin Curran Having been the fourth gig of the WA tour off the back of having sold out The Rosemount Hotel the nights previously, it was the last gig of Shihad’s West Australian run, and a Sunday night, […]

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LIVE: HEART wsg Cheap Trick – July 14, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

LIVE: HEART wsg Cheap Trick – July 14, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: July 14, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Back to back shows from legendary performers, and for tonight’s show it’s Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Heart on the Rock Hall Three For All with teh newly inducted Cheap Trick in tow.  Also on the […]

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LIVE: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES wsg Cheap Trick – July 13, 2016 (Mount Pleasant, MI)

LIVE: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES wsg Cheap Trick – July 13, 2016 (Mount Pleasant, MI)

| 16 July 2016 | Reply

Venue: Soaring Eagle Casino City: Mount Pleasant, MI Date: July 13, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) It’s gotta be a killer lineup to travel over two hours in the middle of the week to see a show these days.  That killer lineup was indeed in place when the Hollywood Vampires, led by […]

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LIVE: MODEST MOUSE – July 3, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

LIVE: MODEST MOUSE – July 3, 2016 (Clarkston, MI)

| 11 July 2016 | Reply

Venue: DTE Energy Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Date: July 3, 2016 Photographs by: Chris Balow (http://www.vitalradar.com/) MODEST MOUSE LINKS: OFFICIAL SITE FACEBOOK TWITTER

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LIVE: STEEL PANTHER with BLACK STONE CHERRY – Perth, 23 June, 2016

LIVE: STEEL PANTHER with BLACK STONE CHERRY – Perth, 23 June, 2016

| 1 July 2016 | Reply

LIVE: STEEL PANTHER with BLACK STONE CHERRY – Perth, 23 June, 2016 Metropolis City, Perth, Western Australia – Thursday, 23 June, 2016 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar Black Stone Cherry Photography by Karen Lowe Steel Panther Photography by Stuart McKay On the face of it this is an odd tour pairing, to say the least. In […]

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LIVE: MELISSA ETHERIDGE – June 23, 2015 (Detroit, MI)

LIVE: MELISSA ETHERIDGE – June 23, 2015 (Detroit, MI)

| 25 June 2016 | Reply

Venue: Sound Board @ MotorCity Casino City: Detroit, MI Date: June 23, 2016 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Once again, Melissa Etheridge made sure to include Detroit in her tour plans when she was routing her 2016 summer tour.  Still supporting the 2014 release This Is M.E. as well as her hit-filled catalog, […]

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