Stephen Pearcy to bring Ratt and Roll to The Kent Stage later this month .

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The  quintessential 80’s musical icon Stephen Pearcy ( former lead singer of Ratt ) will bring his vocal talents to The Kent Stage this March 23, 2017 thanks to the folks at Tap House Concert Productions and The Kent Stage . This is a semi rare appearance as Stephen does not come to town very often and as seen on YouTube he is in peak form to deliver all his hits .I remember being a kid and trying to emulate him from what I saw on MTV .Many years later in 2008  I was booked  to  work with him but my appendix gave out two hours before showtime to off to the ER I went . I had the opportunity to work with Ratt last year but it was not the same with out him , he is the true voice of Ratt and always will be . Tickets are going fast but are still available on on ticketfly and at the Kent Stage Box Office for further information please check out the official site 

We will see you there !

Eve to Adam bring Odyssey to Cleveland Fans

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The New York powerhouse known as Eve to Adam played to Cleveland fans last week in support of their latest full length release ” Odyssey ” The world famous Agora hosted the evening and the intimate ballroom provided the perfect venue .  Eve to Adam has always had the uncanny ability to connect with the audience thru song and their many heralded performances .  I first saw them  in 2012 at the Rock on The Range festival in Columbus Ohio where they delighted thousands of music lovers , approximately 80,000 or so . I next caught them  at the now defunct Peabody’s, on tour with Texas Hippie Coalition to a standing room only crowd . ( please see attached archives material as the end of this article )This time was at the  Cleveland Agora and although it is a more intimate venue they rocked liked it was Coachilla pleasing every fan in the house.

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They brought new song for the brand new album ” Odyssey ” along with some fan favorites as well including ” Landfill ” one of our favorites off the new disk and ” Straight Jacket Super Model ” for which I dedicate to one of my ex’s every time I hear it .  In addition ” Locked and Loaded  ” any many more . The best part of this band is the feeling of fun they put out to the audience , just a great night to be alive with great music . The band was joined on tour with direct support provided by Letters to Sylvia and with local support from Erie, Pennsylvania’s own Kevlar who I look forward to seeing in the future again .

 

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WJCU Radiothon deemed a success !

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The night was filled with power chords and earplugs was the latest fashion statement and with no place to park, the metal community came out to support one of their own . The Metal On Metal radio show hosted by the one and only Bill Peters is one of the true supporters of original music and many bands have been played by him on 88.7 WJCU in the last 35 years . The radio station had a fundraiser over the weekend and the community came out in droves gladly donating a door cover charge in exchange for a night of comradely and music . The headliner on the bill will the Dio tribute band Live Evil which was a powerhouse to be reckoned with .

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The recently reunited doom metal band Threefold Law returned to the stage in full force to show Cleveland ” Doom Done Right ”

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In the down and dirty department the Vulgar Devils showed what real rock and roll is like and their  predilection   for backstage Betty’s with beards ! ( Inside Joke )

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Opening the night was the vocal powerhouse of Hell and Back and damn I really hope to see them again , what amazing vocals this band has I expect  this band to go far !

The best part of the evening however was seeing people give freely of themselves for something for the greater good . Over $ 1000.00 was reported to be donated to the event and the host Bill Peters stated the event was a success . Until next time keep your ears to the speakers and rock on !

 

TESLA to play Hard Rock Rocksino Saturday April 29

This show with definitely be a sell out get your tickets now !

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One of the best bands to ever come out of the 1980’s , Tesla will be returning to the North Coast on April 29, 2017 and they could not have picked a better venue . Hard Rock Live at the Rocksino is the perfect place to host a band such as this .The high production values but with an intimate feel make this a night to mark on your calendars. Tickets are on sale now via the box office and just about anyplace online . This has always been one of my favorites and we hope to see you there ! Look for a show review and a slide show of images from that night’s performance. Brought to you by Live Nation and The Hard Rock Rockcino Northfield Park .Please see link details for further information .http://www.livenation.com/events/649191-apr-29-2017-tesla

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Eve To Adam to bring The Tongue Tied Tour to the Cleveland Agora this Friday !

A night of old fashioned rock n roll for the modern generation .

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The Tongue Tied Tour featuring headliner Eve To Adam with special guests Message From Sylvia will be making a stop at The Agora in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, February 24rd.The band is in support of their latest release Odyssey which came out on 2-20-2017 which we will be posting a review soon ! I had the opportunity to see this band a few years ago and I have to say they are one of the hardest working bands in the music industry today and the chance to see them in own backyard is not to be missed .This one night we have been looking forward to for a long time , relax and just rock out ! See ya there .

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PUNKY MEADOWS ANNOUNCES WEST COAST & EAST COAST TOUR DATES

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One of the most striking hard rock bands of the 1970’s was undoubtedly ANGEL – who sported costumes and a highly theatrical stage show only rivaled by KISS (their then-label mates on Casablanca Records). Despite ANGEL splitting in 1981, the group’s popularity and influence remain high – resulting in the return last year of their larger-then-life guitarist, Punky Meadows, with his first-ever solo release, ‘FALLEN ANGEL,’ and a striking video clip for the rocking track, “Straight Shooter”: https://youtu.be/pZVp6Y_k2CU

“I’m very proud of this song and album,” says Punky. “Every song kicks ass and is a winner. Danny Farrow and I have a great song writing chemistry so it’s hard to to pick a favorite song because they’re all good. ‘Straight Shooter’ was our first single and video. This band is killer with all talented players and a killer singer.”

And in March and April, Punky will be performing in the US. From March 8th-10th, dates have been announced for Las Vegas, San Diego, and Los Angeles, followed by Poughkeepsie on April 21st and NYC on April 29th. Joining the guitarist on stage will be a band comprised of Chandler Mogel – lead vocals, Danny Farrow – rhythm guitar, vocals, Charlie Calv – keyboards, and Bob Pantella – drums, while it will be decided closer to the dates if bass will be supplied by Felix Robinson (due to recent surgery).

ANGEL was a headline act in the US, and was featured performing live in the 1980 cult classic film, ‘FOXES’ (starring a then-teenage Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, and Scott Baio), they were also one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970’s in Japan. The group released six studio albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981, due to the demise of the label. During his career, Punky had been considered to join such well-known artists such as KISS, AEROSMITH, and the NEW YORK DOLLS.

Upon the band’s disbanding, Punky occupied himself with a number of successful business ventures while continuing to play guitar and write songs. Through social media, fans let him know they missed him and wanted to hear new music. With renewed passion for recording music, and inspiration from close friend and fellow musician, Danny Farrow Anniello, they crafted 15 new songs together for ‘FALLEN ANGEL,’ which charted on Billboard at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart and #32 on the Independent Album Chart.

Also available is a special autographed edition of PUNKY MEADOW’S ‘Fallen Angel’ that includes a PUNKY MEADOWS GUITAR PICK, and two bonus tracks (one featuring original ANGEL vocalist FRANK DIMINO), exclusively on the www.mainmanrecords.com website. Otherwise, the regular 15 song edition is available everywhere else, including iTunes, Amazon, and all other music outlets.

Also available are a limited amount of meet and greets for each show. The meet and greet includes a personal photo with Punky and the band (with personal cell or camera) up to 3 autographed Punky or Angel items, and a free 8×10 to have autographed as well. Here are the links to the meet and greets (all but the BB KING meet and greet, which is on their website at checkout): punkymeadows.weebly.com/tour-dates.html

And soon, fans will get an opportunity to experience Punky and his band live on stage. “Can’t wait to get on the road and play for all the fans again. We’re coming to a town near you and we’re going to tear the place up!! It’s going to be one bad ass party, so don’t miss it and let’s rock!!

TOUR DATES:

March 8th – Backstage Bar and Billiards (Las Vegas)
March 9th – Brick By Brick (San Diego)
March 10th – Whisky (Los Angeles)
April 21st – The Chance (Poughkeepsie)
April 29th – BB Kings (New York City)

The Vulgar Devils ,Threefold Law to play WJCU Metal on Metal Radio Benefit at The Maple Grove

Enjoy a night of music with Live Evil , Threefold Law , Vulgar Devils and Hell and Back

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Maple Heights , Ohio-   Saturday February 25 will be the place to be ! The Cleveland music community with be out in force to support one of their own. The seminal radio program is celebrating 35 years on the air bringing you original metal from both local and national artists before they became huge . Metallica , yep they played them before anyone one else ,Trouble,Pantera ,Rob Zombie ( White Zombie ) yes they had them on there as one of the first in the country . Longtime on air talent Bill Peters is and  always was  open to giving new bands a shot and did his best to promote music in the great lakes market .

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Now it is time to give back to the dial 88.7 WJCU for all the great music they gave to us and come out and support the radiothon to be hosted at the Maple Grove in Maple Heights .The bands on the bill include Hell and Back , Threefold Law, Vulgar Devils and Live Evil ( DIO Tribute ) .

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The best part of the night however will be the music community itself . Reconnecting with our friends and music family and we hope to see you there as well . For further details please check out the official facebook link at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1863799590500992//ti=as

Sunrise Entertainment To Bring Rock Icons Styx to Youngstown !

A night not to be missed with these true icons of music !

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STYX bringing over four decades of Classic Rock hits to Stambaugh Auditorium!!!

On Thursday, May 11th at 7:30pm, Stambaugh Auditorium and Sunrise Entertainment will welcome classic rock icons STYX to Youngstown. Styx is entering their second decade of averaging over 100 shows per year. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10th at 10am through the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Styx draws from over four decades of barn burning chart hits, joyous sing-a-longs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. Some of their biggest hits include: “Fooling Yourself,” “Lorelei,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Boat on the River,” “The Grand Illusion,” “Blue Collar Man,” “Lady,” “Miss America,” “Man in the Wilderness,” “Crystal Ball,” “Come Sail Away,” and “Renegade.”

Guitarist and vocalist Tommy Shaw notes, “Our live show is like a religious experience where people come to commune and testify. We have a pretty sophisticated audience, and we really respect that. We didn’t used to have people who would come see every show, but now they’re coming back again and again for more. And we owe it to our fans to continually rehearse, prepare, and improve.”

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James (JY) Young says, “Music is this amazing force that comes from a higher place. I’m humbled for this band to have the great success that it has, and I recognize what we have could go away in an instant.” “We just want to keep on doing this,” adds Shaw. “We want to let life take its course and let this music continue to be the soundtrack to it.”

Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, February 10th at 10am. For tickets, call 330-259-0555, go to stambaughauditorium.com, or visit the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium in person. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm.

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