The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 14 to Nov. 20

Just finished one of the busiest weeks in listening yet! I continued the process of getting reacquainted with those albums I reviewed this year to determine the Top 10 Best of 2021 but the big push came with the long Thanksgiving road trip that began today. My wife chose 80s music for the drive thus the reason for the two of bands with similar members. Usually, she doesn’t like what I bring but this time she asks, after we’re already underway, where is Metallica? Motley Crue? Styx? REO Speedwagon? I didn’t bring any of those because she only likes a … Continue reading The Weekly Playlist – Nov. 14 to Nov. 20

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

Concert Review: Weezer Gets Weird in Portland

What an interesting concept it would be if a band released an album and then on the supporting tour of said album played all the songs. It makes sense. Why wouldn’t they? The band puts in the hard work, records the songs, so if they’re proud of their accomplishment and the tunes placed on the album then why not play all the songs live on the tour? Oh wait a second, that’s exactly what Weezer is doing. Save for some of the classic rockers playing iconic albums in their entirety in recent years bands typically don’t play all or even … Continue reading Concert Review: Weezer Gets Weird in Portland