Monday, October 18

Tag: Great White

(Concert Therapy Reviews):  GREAT WHITE Live at Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa (7/17/2021)
Concert Therapy Reviews

(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)
Concert Therapy Reviews

(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 ...
Slaughter and Lynch Mob Keeps Fans “Up All Night and Moving” in Iowa!
Concert Therapy Reviews

Slaughter and Lynch Mob Keeps Fans “Up All Night and Moving” in Iowa!

Those that know me know that I love a good banger of a night of music, especially music that is the golden age for the millenial/Generation X generation.  Where the hair was big, the guitars were loud, the spandex was tight, and the music was even louder.  It was the music that people listened to in order to unwind after a tough week at work, problems with relationships, and that need to go on an escapade and leave their troubles and cares behind.  Recently, Slaughter with special guests Lynch Mob rocked the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.  Lynch Mob was the direct support act to take the stage. It was great to see Oni Logan back with legendary guitarist George Lynch, Sean McNabb, and Jimmy D'Anda, who all make up Lynch Mob.  I will tell you this, seeing Logan's charismatic stage prese...
Mark Kendall of Great White Discusses “Full Circle” and the Creative Process with Madness To Creation!
Crane Level Heaviness, Mental Health Conversations

Mark Kendall of Great White Discusses “Full Circle” and the Creative Process with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note:  It is a great change of pace interviewing some of my heroes from when I was growing up as a kid.  I remember the song "Rock Me" by Great White, and how it is still one of my all-time favorite songs.  That song brings back so many memories for me.  Then, new heroes and new trends come along, but Great White still keeps on trucking as they released "Full Circle" on June 2nd.  "Full Circle" showcases Great White as musicians and how they are picking up where they have left off since Jack Russell formed his own Great White entitled "Jack Russell's Great White", and Terry Ilous from XYZ fame came over to join the fray as the new frontman for Great White.  Terry brings a bluesy, distinctive voice to the band.  I really appreciate Mark Kendall's down-to-earth demeanor and he seems...
Terry Ilous Discusses “Gypsy Dreams” with Madness To Creation!
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Terry Ilous Discusses “Gypsy Dreams” with Madness To Creation!

Editor's Note:  It was a great conversation to chat with arguably one of the most underrated vocalists of the 1980's.  In my view, XYZ flew under the radar in terms of being popular in the 1980's metal scene.  XYZ was great and highly underrated because of their musicianship and the impeccable vocals of Terry Ilous.  Terry Ilous is a musician first when it comes to his singing.  He recently released a cover album entitled "Gypsy Dreams", which gives a snapshot of his influences throughout his career as a vocalist, and it shows why he's helping to be the flagbearer for legendary 80's metal band Great White to this day!  I am hoping to continue the conversation with Terry in regards to Great White's upcoming release, which is due out this June.  In the meantime, please go pick up a copy of "...