Profile: Mystic Rhythms – Rush Tribute Band

More than two years have passed since Rush performed the final show of the R40 tour. While it’s generally believed that Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart graced the stage together for the last time on August 1, 2015 at the Forum it’s widely hoped that despite their age and decades of touring a bit remains in the tank and eventually the three return to the studio for another album and at the very least an abbreviated tour to follow. Regardless, the absence of Rush on the lighted stage leaves their fans with fond memories, a vast catalogue of … Continue reading Profile: Mystic Rhythms – Rush Tribute Band

Album Review: Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

You could probably trick the typical, everyday music fan into believing the Foo Fighters latest album Concrete and Gold was culled from a dusty basement filled with records from the 1970s. Out today (Sept. 15), Concrete and Gold marks Foo Fighters’ ninth studio album and its in June came as a surprise since the band was thought on extended hiatus but instead busy working in the studio. And yes, lots of bellowing 70s guitar fills comprise the record, a reasonable continuation from their 2014 release Sonic Highways which illustrated a snippet or two form that era. Concrete and Gold isn’t necessarily … Continue reading Album Review: Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

Concert Review: Vince Neil Brings His Crue to Oregon State Fair

What better way to make up for not seeing Guns N’ Roses at The Gorge than Vince Neil at the Oregon State Fair. Right? Indeed, the original plan for the weekend was to make the trek to The Gorge (about five hours) in Eastern Washington to see GnR but then my plans got upended when The Mrs. decided she wanted her parents in for the long weekend. And adding insult to injury, TicketMaster reduced the price of tickets for the show (I’ve never heard such a thing) making it a bit hard to recover the full money spent.  I did … Continue reading Concert Review: Vince Neil Brings His Crue to Oregon State Fair