Category Archives: Reviews
It took me a long, long time to catch up with Steve Hackett. Forty-two years, 7 months, and 22 days to be exact.
The last time I saw the Mighty Maiden, in Toronto on their 2017 Book of Souls tour, I marveled at the energy they still generated on stage after delivering almost 40 years of uncompromising in-your-face metal to the masses. This … Continue reading
As any runner will tell you, catching up always brings its own set of problems. Especially when you’re really behind.
Make no mistake. The Coffin Train isn’t your father’s Diamond Head album. This eighth album by the Stourbridge metal warriors may feature plenty of nods to the bands’ now forty-year-old roots. But at the same time, it points toward an altogether different … Continue reading
If the concerts I am attending this year have a collective theme, it would have to be Catching Up. With Bruce Cockburn, it’s been almost a decade since last I saw him (May 2011 at The Egg in Albany to … Continue reading
2019 is shaping up to be quite a year for concerts. From old school metal to folk, and from contemporary prog to classic rock, The Guv’nor’s calendar is already pretty full. First up was this little gem:
You can always expect a number of things from a Steven Wilson show: complex, artfully composed music, of course, but virtuosic musicianship, pristine sound, and stunning visuals are also a given. But on his latest To the Bone tour, you can … Continue reading
I never quite got the appeal of tribute bands. Maybe it’s because, with a few exceptions, I’ve had the good fortune to see most of the bands I’ve wanted to see within my lifetime. Or maybe it’s because I am … Continue reading
It wasn’t until the third song of Iron Maiden’s set on Saturday night that it finally dawned on me what I had taken for granted for so long about this band. It started the moment I zeroed in on Steve Harris … Continue reading
I am such a bad progger. I mean, here I was, just two blocks away from the Eastman Theater, where King Crimson was playing, and I was on Jazz Street watching the free entertainment, eating poutine and drinking beer. OK. … Continue reading