Firefall - Friends & Family
Firefall, with five decades under their belt, have put together here a fine and generous (13 cuts) selection of covers that were originally done by friends of theirs and primarily released in the 1970s
On The Record: Vandals- The Abbey
Our spotlight on new vinyl releases listens to new metal from The Abbey and a 25th anniversary pressing of a great Vandals album.
Classics: U2's Zooropa (30 years)
What was going to be a stopgap EP released in the middle of touring became a full blown album, recorded in hotel rooms and tour buses.
Live from Celebrity Theatre: Blue Oyster Cult
Oh no! Godzilla loose in Celebrity Theatre! No damage was done to the beloved theater in-the-round or its revolving stage
The Magic of Eswatini's Umhlanga Reed Dance Ceremony
The annual Umhlanga Reed Dance Ceremony that takes place in the African nation of Eswatini presents a spectacle like no other- a magical and mesmerizing display that once witnessed will never be forgotten
Brian Setzer - The Devil Always Collects
The Devil Always Collects is indeed one helluva record.
Classics: Dio's Holy Diver (40 years)
2023 marks the 40th anniversary of Holy Diver - a landmark record for Dio standing on his own without an already well known band, and the burgeoning early 1980s commercial success of heavy metal.
Quick Flicks: Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius - Behind the Curtain: Live at ProgStock
Awesome Stratospheerius release that was recorded at the ProgStock Festival in Rahway, New Jersey during the band's appearances there in 2019 and 2021.
Caught In The Act: Greta Van Fleet Rock Rosemont
Rob Grabowski caught Greta Van Fleet In The Act during show at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. Check out Rob's great photos!
Classics: Alice Cooper Band's Billion Dollar Babies (50 years)
Alice Cooper was a band in the spotlight and ready for what would be their commercial and critical peak - Billion Dollar Babies.
Caught In The Act: Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, and Bastille Live
Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers, and Bastille In The Act during show at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on Friday, September 1st
Caught In The Act: I Love the 80's Tour Featuring Rick Springfield, The Hooters, Paul Young, and Tommy Tutone
Rob Grabowski caught the I Love the 80's Tour featuring Rick Springfield with The Hooters, Paul Young, and Tommy Tutone In The Act during show at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Ill on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. Check out Rob's great photos!
Albert Bouchard - Imaginos III: Mutant Reformation
For the past few years Blue Oyster Cult legend Albert Bouchard has been reimagining the band's music with his Imaginos trilogy which comes to its end with this release
Caught In The Act: Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Jinjer Rock Chicago
Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Jinjer In The Act during show at Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. Check out Rob's photos and Tom's review!
On The Record: R.E.M.
Craft Recordings has reissued two long out of print R.E.M. titles on vinyl including the band's last ever studio effort.
Quick Flicks: Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar
Dethklok is back and they're starring in their very own full length film! Fans of the animated metal band can rejoice as the band is now starring in "Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar."
The Waymores - Greener Pastures
A spin of Greener Pastures will have listeners happily looking forward to going honky-tonking.
Candlebox - The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye is touted as the final Candlebox studio album. Candlebox has had a good run and it ends here on a very high note.
Road Trip: A King is Born: A Visit to the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi
If you really want to understand Presley's humble beginnings you need to visit the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo
Live: Extreme and Living Colour Rock Chicago Area
Boston rockers Extreme hit the Chicago area on their "Thicker Than Blood Tour," their first appearance in the area since their "Pornograffiti Live - 25th Anniversary Tour" in 2015
Celebrate Me Home: Kenny Loggins' Final Tour
'I first saw Kenny Loggins in concert when I was 16,' my mother said as we waited for the singer/songwriter to walk onto stage for a performance on his final tour.
Caught In The Act: Ted Nugent Rocks Chicagoland
Ted Nugent Electrifies The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois with a Classic Rock Extravaganza on Monday, August 4, 2023
Maia Sharp - Reckless Thoughts
Sharp has penned songs for the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Cher and Trisha Yearwood. Still fans rejoice most in her own recordings and they won't be disappointed with her Restless Thoughts.
Caught In The Act: Ghost and Amon Amarth Rock Chicago
Rob Grabowski caught Ghost In The Act during show at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023. Check out Rob's photos and Diane Tragos' review!
Live: The Tubes Rock Arizona
It was a homecoming of sorts when The Tubes performed in the Grand Ballroom at Talking Stick Resort & Casino in Scottsdale
Lollapalooza 2023 - Day Four Report
Lollapalooza came to a big sweeping finale with personal and passionate performances on the smaller stages and hip-shaking grooves at the larger stages
Live from Celebrity Theatre: John Lodge
The day had long since slipped into Tuesday evening but as far as the fans of the legendary Moody Blues bassist and singer John Lodge were concerned it was still "Tuesday Afternoon"
Caught In The Act: Shania Twain Live In Chicago 2023
Rob Grabowski caught Shania Twain In The Act during show at Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Tinley Park, Ill. Check out Rob's review and photos!
Caught In The Act: 3 Doors Down and Candlebox Live 2023
Rob Grabowski and Tom Antonson caught 3 Doors Down and Candlebox In The Act during show at Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 17, 2023, in Tinley Park, Ill. Check out Tom's review and Rob's photos!
Caught In The Act: Dead & Company Rock Wrigley Field
Rob Grabowski caught Dead & Company In The Act during show at Wrigley Field In Chicago on June 6, 2023 as part of their Final Tour. Check out Rob's great review and photos!
Live: The Psychedelic Furs Rock Orlando
Psychedelic Furs are on the road in support of 2020's Made of Rain record, and this next to last show of their spring tour at Hard Rock Live in Orlando.
Live from Celebrity Theatre: Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
We took in the first of two shows by Ringo Starr at the historic Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix.
Caught In The Act: The Joe Perry Project Rocks Arcada Theatre
Rob Grabowski caught The Joe Perry Project In The Act during show at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Ill. on Friday, April 21, 2023. Check out Rob's photos and Rom Antonson's review!
Caught In The Act: John Mayer Unplugged In Chicago
John Mayer took the stage with only an acoustic guitar, harmonica, and piano at the United Center in Chicago for a special solo performance as part of his Solo Tour
Caught In The Act: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Live 2023
Rob Grabowski caught Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band In The Act during show at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Check out Rob's great photos!