Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Iron Maiden (Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON. July 15, 2017)

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

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Review: Caravan Palace (Rochester International Jazz Festival, June 31, 2017)

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

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Review: Tool (Blue Cross Arena, Rochester NY. May 30, 2017)

Cutting-edge lighting? Check. Laser array? You bet. State of the art animation? Of course. And overzealous security guards? Oh, go on if you must.

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Review: Ghost (Main Street Armory, Rochester NY; September 16, 2016)

Heard the one about the Episcopalian who went to a Satanic metal show? He wasn’t excommunicated, his head didn’t rotate 360 degrees and he wasn’t even turned into a newt.

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CD Review: DIAMOND HEAD – Diamond Head (Dissonance Records, 2016)

Diamond Head’s first album of new material in almost ten years has been greeted with nearly unanimous favorable reviews, and it’s not hard to hear why. New lead vocalist Rasmus Bom Anderson has breathed new life into the band, banishing the … Continue reading

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Review: Iron Maiden (Molson Amphitheater, Toronto ON. July 3, 2010) (From the Archives)

To celebrate the opening of Iron Maiden’s 2016 Book of Souls tour, here’s a flashback to 2010 and The Guv’nor’s review of their appearance at the Molson Amphitheater, Toronto, on The Final Frontier tour.

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Review: Steven Wilson (The Egg, Albany NY. May 21, 2015)

Last night, I dreamed that a skinny Englishman with long, lank hair, nerd glasses and an awkward stage presence took every riff I ever loved from every band I worshipped as a teenager and seamlessly wove them together into an … Continue reading

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