Today’s photo of the day is Dennis DeYoung performing the Styx classic Mr Roboto last week before a capacity crowd .
LAMB OF GOD to Perform on Slayer’s Final World Tour, Leg 5: North America
One band you must see at least once in your life !
Cleveland, Ohio – The recently revamped historic Cleveland Agora played host to Uncle Al and Ministry last week the the delight and exuberance of fans. To be honest I am a recent fan ,in my era of 80’s Metallica and Savatage heavy metal ,Ministry where not even in the same genre as thought by 15 year me . I didn’t understand industrial or electric music but that all changed when I got a book in the mail . One day I received the autobiography of Al Jourgensen to review and my mind was blown away . The book was amazing, it as insightful, thoughtful and raw . I then had the chance to do a phone call with Al and got to the know the person behind the book and most importantly the music . Hence I now am a fan and will not miss a show if he is in the area or even somewhat a few hours away . I met a girl and her father who I would say are super fans . Her name is Mountain she is 14 years old and has only seen one artist play live multiple times even with a three hour drive each way . Uncle Al and Ministry is how she and her father connect and he was headbanging right beside her in front row !
The stage was rather bare compared to the last time I saw Ministry but that did not matter as I was here for the music and the show and what a show it was . Al and the boys hit the stage with an energy of new band, not a band that have done this for decades , this amp goes to eleven .
This tour is a duel celebration of of the The 30th Anniversary Of “The Land Of Rape And Honey” and of the current release “AmeriKKKant” playing a lot of tracks from both landmark albums.
Some of the songs played that night were , Twilight Zone, Victims of a Clown ,We’re Tired of It, Wargasm , Antifa ,Game Over, AmeriKKKa ,The Land of Rape and Honey The Missing Deity and more .
The band was tight and solid and Al on guitar was great to see . The current line up is .
Al Jourgensen – vocals
Sin Quirin – guitar
Tony Campus – bass
Cesar Soto – guitar
John Bechdel – keys
Derek Abrams – drums
To learn more about the band please see the official website at http://ministryband.com/
This show is a perfect example of how we can live our dreams and still be with our families !
Northfield , Ohio -The Hard Rock Rocksino played host to yet another stellar holiday extravaganza this past weekend . The fine folks at Live Nation Cleveland brought in Jewel Kilcher and her Handmade Holiday Tour featuring Jewel , her father Atz, and her brothers ATZ Lee and Nikos Kilcher.
The set started off with a brief performance by her father and brothers playing their own original material , including a number called ” Hot Sexy Pizza ” and a beautiful song about a black stallion named ” Negro ” to name just a few .
After her family’s set , Jewel hit the stage with her backup band and to say there were a tight knit unit does not do them justice .The were all outstanding players in their own right !
The evening opening up with some Christmas songs including ” O Holy Night and ” Joy To The World ” and an almost operatic performance of ” Ava Maria ” wish actually gave me chills and I could not believe what I was watching or listening to .
About halfway thru the evening she tossed out her setlist in favor of crowd requests and even thou ” Freebird ” was mentioned several times she handled the hecklers with grace , poise and humor .
Some of the songs she played were ” You Were Ment For Me ” and ” Who Will Save Your Soul ” and my favorite ” My Fathers Daughter ”
I had a few moments to speak with her father ” ATZ ” and I found him to be a gentleman and a class act and later on in the evening when he danced with several of the ladies of the crowd it made me tear up .
If you ever get the chance to see Jewel , or any of her family please do you will be delighted and surprised.
For more information on all things Jewel please see the official website at https://www.jeweljk.com
- Please forgive the photography as these were not done with out usual set up and we had to use a cell phone .