Thursday, October 28

Tag: Concert Therapy Reviews

(Concert Therapy Reviews):  “Drugs In California” Tour featuring TRANSVIOLET Live at Studio B at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10/4/2021)
Concert Therapy Reviews

(Concert Therapy Reviews): “Drugs In California” Tour featuring TRANSVIOLET Live at Studio B at Skyway Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10/4/2021)

It was a beautiful Sunday night in Minneapolis packed with just incredible music and a lovely atmosphere in my second hometown.  Transviolet headlined the "Drugs In California" tour with Lorelei Marcell and an exclusive opening set performance by local Minneapolis garage punk band Vial.  Personally, I love it when a local band gets an opportunity to shine.  This tour stopped at Studio B at Skyway Theater which is one of my favorite venues to see a show. It was one of those nights I won't soon forget.  Los Angeles by way of Boston recording artist Lorelei Marcell took the stage. Lorelei Marcell toured based off of her self-titled EP and did a couple of covers originally done by H.E.R. and Hozier(no, it wasn't the "Take Me To Church" song).  It was one of those performance where she c...
(Concert Therapy Reviews): Summerland Tour featuring EVERCLEAR, HOOBASTANK & WHEATUS live at Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa (9/11/2021)
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(Concert Therapy Reviews): Summerland Tour featuring EVERCLEAR, HOOBASTANK & WHEATUS live at Wooly’s in Des Moines, Iowa (9/11/2021)

A note to touring managers and management in the music industry, never ever schedule a tour date in Iowa when the Iowa vs. Iowa State football game is going on.  A note to bands and recording artists, if the audience size isn't what you expected it to be, play that show as if you sold out a major festival.  Everclear with special guests Hoobastank and Wheatus did just that in front of a pretty intimate audience at Wooly's in Des Moines on September 11th, 2021. Wheatus was crazy good!  I mean I only knew them from their instant classic "Teenage Dirtbag", however they just killed the audience, figuratively not literally.  I love the tongue-in-cheek vibe that Wheatus put on and the humor and sarcasm that the frontman had.  In all seriousness, if you get beyond their "nerd rock" vibe, t...
(Concert Therapy Reviews) ROYAL BLISS with THE BLACK MOODS Live at Chrome Horse Saloon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (8/26/2021)
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(Concert Therapy Reviews) ROYAL BLISS with THE BLACK MOODS Live at Chrome Horse Saloon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (8/26/2021)

Off in the distance, the thunder rolls and the lightning strikes, but no love was growing cold as hard rockers Royal Bliss with special guests The Black Moods and Zach Thomas rocked the Chrome Horse Saloon outdoor stage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa recently. Concertgoers and the owners of the Chrome Horse Saloon weren't exactly sure if the show was going to happen, however, it did happen in spite of threats of severe weather activity. The cool thing about this venue is every food item on the menu is biker themed and the outdoor stage is definitely accommodating for a concert, and the atmosphere made a person feel like you got invited to this really cool exclusive block party.  Plus, they were doing raffles for a local charity to help a child battling cancer and they were selling raffle tickets...
(Concert Therapy Reviews):  GREAT WHITE Live at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa (7/17/2021)
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(Concert Therapy Reviews): GREAT WHITE Live at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa (7/17/2021)

It's in the air.  Life is back to a relative normal.  Masks are off, social distancing is ceasing to exist and for an evening, life felt like it was before the Covid pandemic.  Legendary 80's rock band Great White took the stage at the Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa this past Saturday. Honestly, I've never been to a show at a casino besides a Michael Jackson impersonator concert at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas.  It was a different vibe going through the lines of slot machines, blackjack tables and video poker machines to get to the Diamond Jo Casino Ballroom.  There was no opening act and Great White came in right as scheduled and didn't waste time by getting into their song "Desert Moon." The crowd was rocking and ready for a night of nostalgia with Great White in this intimate ...
(Concert Therapy Reviews):  VIXEN Live at The Landis Theater in Vineland, New Jersey (7/11/2021)
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(Concert Therapy Reviews): VIXEN Live at The Landis Theater in Vineland, New Jersey (7/11/2021)

While trying to write this review... all I keep referencing back to in my mind is Lorraine Lewis's use of the term "Hella-cool". If I may be so bold, I'd like to use this word to describe the recent Vixen show I was lucky enough to see. Vixen has been rocking the stages for the past few decades and in their original hey-day I wasn't able to see them. However this time around, that was not the case. Playing recently at the beautiful Landis Theater in Vineland, NJ, I was not going to miss this opportunity. Local NJ Cat Manning opened up the show. I was unfamiliar with her work before hearing her at this show. But I have to say WHAT A TALENT. Cat has a great voice- powerful, expressive and she can really belt out a tune. She has the kind of voice which makes people take notice. A little bit ...