The Weekly Play List – Oct. 10 to Oct. 16

A couple of new listens this week, not only new releases but also new to me. I also happened upon, meaning, I forgot I had the album when searching for something to listen in the car. See, the Weekly Playlist works as I normally would have left the house without anything in hand.   Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Soundtrack (album) My nephew has amazing music tastes for a kid his age, one of the many things I love about him. He has found bands on his own as well as those I nudge him towards. He’s mostly a … Continue reading The Weekly Play List – Oct. 10 to Oct. 16

Concert Review: Boston Gives Portland a Little Peace of Mind

With all that’s happening in the world today, it’s nice to just sit back, watch the pros and take a chance on rock ‘n’ roll. Boston brought their 40th Anniversary tour to Portland, OR on Saturday to a lively and robust crowd at the Moda Center, setup in the smaller Theater of the Clouds amphitheater format, tackling all the fan favorites in a well-polished and consummate performance extending nearly two hours and 22 songs. Tom Scholz, who is more or less Boston at this stage being the remaining founding member, ripped through classic song after classic song and a whole … Continue reading Concert Review: Boston Gives Portland a Little Peace of Mind

Concert Review: Def Leppard Gets Loud Just Outside Portland

Def Leppard is not burning out or fading away anytime soon. The British rockers cranked up the volume to a massive crowd on Thursday just up the road from Portland, OR at the Amphitheater Northwest in Ridgefield, WA playing a mostly-hits setlist for 90 minutes leaving little doubt these guys were ready to rock. With the sometimes face tingling vibration emitting from the speakers, the audience often matched the intensity of Def Leppard’s performance with their own singing back in unison to the chorus on most of the songs that demanded it. Letting up only handful of times, even when … Continue reading Concert Review: Def Leppard Gets Loud Just Outside Portland