Five Reasons To Go To The Ladies 80’s Night Featuring Tiffany !

A night of fun to be had by all !

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Cleveland, Ohio – The Ladies 80’s Night featuring Tiffany  is coming to Cleveland Dec 22nd and in celebration of it we decided the five reasons you must attend that night .

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1-  Stress Free Night

This is a night  of without dealing with the kids , bills , mortgage payments , work deadlines and all the stresses of being an adult in 2018 and all the responsibilities that come with it .

2-Nostilgia

Who would not want to relive the sight and sounds and atmosphere of the times when we grew up , the 80s were a fun generation of parachute pants , hanging out at the mall , watching music vidoes on MTV when they still played music. You share a  unique time and memories  with the other fans and see you own generation , the best generation. If not the best we were definitely the funniest .

3-The Music

The 80’s were a great time of female ladies leading the bands .Artists such as Tiffany , Debbie Gibson, Nena, The Go Go’s ,and the Bangles just to name a few, not to mention Miss M herself Madonna .Martika makes the list and well as many others .

4-The Venue

Conveniently located in the heart of the entertainment district but intimate enought for a great night but but enough to support the artist . Cleveland’s, House of Blues is a venue like no other .

5- Tiffany

She may be last on out list but she reigns on top of our hearts Tiffany who a forced to be  withheld, singer and artist , actress and parent . She has lived the good and bad in life and her voice carries that emotion and has emerged as a strong woman , one that we hold in high regard .

The date is Dec 22nd at Cleveland’s House of Blues and we highly recommend you get get a ticket to it . See you there !

Live Review- 98 Degrees at Christmas

A night of fun , nostalgia and holiday spirit !

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Northfield Park , Ohio -The holiday season is upon us and with that crowds and short tempers .The day was Black Friday  and although the craziness of the store specials were in fact still going on in the malls,  this particular crowd was one of the happiest I have ever seen at a show . The night was a evening of reliving the past of your youth , with the carefree feeling of living in the moment without the stresses of modern society and life .

98 Degrees  live on stage.
98 Degrees live on stage.
98 Degrees  live on stage.
98 Degrees live on stage.

I have never seen the band 98 Degrees and honestly was not a fan of the genre however it was a really fun show and the musicianship and talent cannot be denied . The bands  songs were fun , light and thoughtful ,The holiday songs were classics with a fun modern twist to them , even including the audience as part of the show .

98 Degrees  live on stage.
98 Degrees live on stage.
98 Degrees  live on stage.
98 Degrees live on stage.

Some of  the classic songs I liked were   ‘Your A Mean One Mr Grich “, ” All I want For Christmas Is You ”  and ” Christmas Don’t be Late ” .

98 Degrees  live on stage.
98 Degrees live on stage.

One of the biggest songs to go over with the fans were ” Because Of You ” and ” The Hardest Thing ” This was just a fun night and I highly  recommend it for anyone ,a fan or not but to be honest I am now a fan .

98 Degrees  live on stage.
98 Degrees live on stage.
98 Degrees  live on stage.
98 Degrees live on stage.

The history of the band from Wikipedia

98 Degrees (stylized as 98°) is an American pop and contemporary R&B vocal group consisting of four vocalists: brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. The group was formed by Timmons in Los Angeles, California, although all of its members originate from Ohio.

Unlike most boy bands, they formed independently and were later picked up by a record label, rather than being assembled by a label or a producer. They have sold over 10 million records worldwide and achieved eight top 40 singles in the U.S.[1][2]

Live Review – Alan Parsons Rocks Akron To Capacity !

One show you must see!

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Akron, Ohio- The seminal progressive rock group and super producer Alan Parsons stopped by what can only described as the venue to beat all venues yesterday and rocked the house. The Akron Civic Theater was filled to capacity from the front to the back and on top in the balcony .This majestic venue was the perfect backdrop for a night filled with awe and wonder wrapped around notes , scales and melodies.

Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage

The night started as a best of as Alan and his band played some of their most well known and loved songs.A total of 24 songs culminating forty years of music delighted fans both near and far as I met people that drove almost five hours to see this performance. The second half of the show was the 40th anniversary of the ” I Robot ” played in its entirety  .

Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage

Alan does not just rest on his laurels as he is still writing and recording , teaching   master recording classes and recently won an award. He won reissue of the year from the Progressive Music Awards for ” Eye In The Sky ” and best of all this was a fan nominated and voted award .

Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage

The band is

Alan Parsons-Vocals/Guitar/Keyboards
P.J. Olsson- Vocals
Danny Thompson- Drums
Guy Erez- Bass
Tom Brooks- Keyboards
Todd Cooper- Saxophone /Vocals
Dan Tracey – Guitars
Jeff Kollman-Lead Guitar

Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage

I honestly can say this is probably the best band performance I saw in 2018 and I highly recommend them , To see if they are coming to a twon near you please see the official website at http://www.alanparsons.com

 

Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage
Alan Parsons Project Live On Stage

 

Vinyl Lovers Rejoice – A New Label Just For You !

DEKO MUSIC LAUNCHES NEW LABEL WITH SPECIALITY VINYL RELEASES

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West West Side Music, the company responsible for mastering over 15,000 records (MastodonYesMonster MagnetFleetwood MacThe Misfits, etc…..) has launched the independent label Deko Music, which is distributed by Warner Music Group’s ADA (Alternative Distribution Alliance) in North America and the Target Group in Europe. The label is headed up by West West Side Music owner and Grammy award-winning engineer Alan Douches, with veteran record producer Neil KernonBillboard charting artist/performer Charlie Calv and long-time industry sales veteran BobArdrey.

The label operates with a full service analog/digital recording facility, mastering facility, 5.1 surround sound room, and separate mixing facility run by Neil Kernon, who has been behind the helm of records as diverse as Hall and Oates, QueensrycheKansasDokkenYes and many others. Alan Douches states, “Well, it’s a complicated machine this thing called the music business. I guess we’re going to try to help a few artists that we can appreciate along the way, it is about believing in the quality of the art whether it is Hard Rock, Metal or Jazz and not limiting the type of artists we will work with.”

Deko Music’s inaugural releases include specialty vinyl titles from projects with Danger Danger vocalist Ted Poley, and the legendary Angel withPunky Meadows and Frank DiMino (see release listings below). Charlie states, “We are starting out with some veteran artists that we feel best represent their genre, and setting our sights on developing some newer acts in the very near future”. In 2019 we will see some archive releases from legendary New York band the Good Rats, former Styx member Glen Burtnik, a special live recording   of Tygers of Pan Tang featuring John Sykes (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake), former Kansas singer Steve Walsh, and the first new studio album in 40 years from legendary jazz composer GilEvans.

December 7:
Mike Tramp “Capricorn 20th Anniversary” CD/LP

December 7:
Electric Boys “The Ghost Ward Diaries” CD/LP

December 14:

Ted Poley “Modern Art” LP (splattered vinyl)

December 14:

Punky Meadows/Frank DiMino of ANGEL 12” (etched 3 song single)

PRE-ORDER NOW AThttp://www.merchbucket.com/category/DEKOMUSIC.html

The label will announce additional new artist signings and future releases in the upcoming months via the labels official website. Please visit www.dekoentertainment.comfor up-to-date artist and label news and full list of releases.

Live Review -Jinjer Live At The Agora

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Cleveland, Ohio- The legendary Agora Ballroom hosted Halloween this year  to delight of the packed crowd . A favorite holiday among metal fans we had a special treat this year in the form of Jinjer .

Jinjer live on stage
Jinjer live on stage

Jinjer is metal band from the Ukraine formed in 2009.They have won best metal band in their home country twice in 2013 and 2016.I heard great things about this band so I was excited to see them .

Jinjer live on stage
Jinjer live on stage

The band hit the stage with a fury all while wearing unique costumes.The singer Tatiana Shmailyuk went as Amy Winehouse   , the guitarist as a pimp and so on . The music was quick and furious with Tatiana  commanding the stage like a general over looking her troops.One of the songs played was the popular ” I Speak Astronomy ”   along with a mix of old and new including ” Dreadful Moments ” and ” Sit ,Stay, Roll Over ”

Jinjer live on stage
Jinjer live on stage

I have always been a fan of strong female vocals along the lines of Sister Sin and be warned Jinjer  will be making its way to the top . This is a force to be reckoned with ! The current line up of the band is

  • Tatiana Shmailyuk — vocals (2010–present)
  • Roman Ibramkhalilov — guitars (2010–present)
  • Eugene Abdiukhanov — bass (2011–present)
  • Vladislav Ulasevich — drums (2016–present)

The official website is http://jinjer-metal.com/

Make sure you check them out , they are why we love metal !

Photo of The Day -Blothar Lead Vocalist of GWAR !

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GWAR played Cleveland  last week and made our photo of the day ! Featured is singer Michael Bishop in character as Blothar !

KISS ANNOUNCES END OF THE ROAD WORLD TOUR COMING TO QUICKEN LOANS ARENA ON MARCH 17

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Cleveland , Ohio -KISS is coming to the Rock Capital , Tickets will sell out out get them fast . it is a show not to be missed .

Gene Simmons talking to a small huge fan in Cleveland in 2017 !
Gene Simmons talking to a small huge fan in Cleveland in 2017 !

Live Review – Hair Nation Tour Delivers The Hits !

This is was a night not to be missed !

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Cleveland, Ohio – The bands, the sights ,the sounds,  and the  excitement  of the 1980’s came together in a thrilled venue earlier this week . Cleveland’s own House of Blues played host to Sirius XM Hair Nation tour and they could not have picked a better venue. The line up was the perfect cocktail for fun and they brought plenty of it with them.

Enuff Z Nuff on Stage
Enuff Z Nuff on Stage

 

Enuff Z’ Nuff opened the night with a great mix of new and old songs the new songs off of Diamond Boy were classic Enuff Z’ Nuff such as Diamond Boy and Metalheart  along with such hits at New Thing and Fly High Michelle and Baby Loves You. The band was in top form and didn’t skip a beat . I highly  recommend checking them out !

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Up next were the gunslingers of Bullet Boys. Marq Torien is one amazing front man and guitar player , his energy and stamina is better then players a third of his age , yes he is that amazing . The band was tight as usual and Ive seen them on festivals and clubs and this was a great place to see them at, as it is the perfect intimate size venue for the pure fury that is the Bullet Boys . Smooth up In Ya along with several others were the songs and hits they played .Videos and records do not do this band justice , they must be seen live to be appreciated ,I give them an eleven .

Bullet Boys on Stage
Bullet Boys on Stage
Jack Russell's Great White Live On Stage
Jack Russell’s Great White Live On Stage

The headliner was none other then Captain Jack himself .Jack Russell’s Great White ( as if there is another ) played to a thrilled audience  .To be honest its public knowledge  that  Jack has had some health issues but with that being said you would not know it from the amazing front man on stage that night .Spinning and kicking and  singing  the best vocals of the night .The band is amazing with great guitar work from the duel six string demons of Robby Lochner and Tony Cardenas along with a sold bass and drum section . This is one of the true rock stars left . They played all the hits but you should check out the latest’s release ” He Saw it Comin ” by far a top notch act and Jack still rules the airwaves .

Jack Russell's Great White Live On Stage
Jack Russell’s Great White Live On Stage

If any of the bands are anywhere near you in the future I  recommend checking them out it is not something to be missed !

 

Photo Of The Day -Marten Andersson

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Today’s spotlight is bassist extraordinaire Marten Anderson of Steel Heart , formally of Lizzy Borden  , Lynch Mob and Dario Lorina ( BLS ) He is also co-founder of From Classical To Rock .

Five Reasons You Must See The Sirius XM Hair Nation Tour !

This is one show not to miss !

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Cleveland, Ohio -The Sirius XM Hair Nation Tour arrives  at  Cleveland’s House of Blues  next week and here are the top five reasons you must make it your go to destination Monday night !

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1- Nostalgia- Admit  it ,you hate getting old. The bills, the jobs , the responsibilities , it makes you long for the days of youth and no responsibility when music was king and world was your oyster. You can relive that, even if its just for a few hours with friends and perfect strangers  who you have shared history of music and times.

2- The Line Up –  It is  literally a who’s who of late 80’s early 90’s music .You can leave the stone wash jeans at home thou but the bands will be bring the hits . I have seen all of the bands before several times and this is one show not to miss .If you want to ” Save Your Love “or  just get freaky and ” Smooth Up In Ya ” or just get  high on a ” New Thing ” this is the night of hits.

Jack Russell's Great White
Jack Russell’s Great White

3- Jack Russell’s Great White – This is one of my favorite artists and not just the classics , his latest album ” He Saw It Coming” it one of the best releases in the last two years and it proves to the  critics Jack can still sing , he can still write and guess what he can rock n roll better then most of the generation out there.

 Bullet Boys performing at the former Ripper Owens Tap House in Akron Ohio
Bullet Boys performing at the former Ripper Owens Tap House in Akron Ohio

4-The Bullet Boys – I have seen Marq Torian  and the band more times then  that I can remember and he  ” ALWAYS ” puts on a killer show . Need awesome  guitar leads , he has them , killer vocals , yep  he has those too, catchy chorus  to  sing along with , he has you covered its like a one stop shop for rock n roll and if your are not a fan you will be once you see him live !

 Chip Z 'Nuff on stage in 2006
Chip Z ‘Nuff on stage in 2006

5- Enuff Z ‘Nuff – The band Rolling Stone listed at the next huge thing ( no one saw grunge coming ) prove why they are still  relevant and kick it with classic hits as ” Flying High Michelle ” and ” New Thing ” Chip and the boys put out a new release recently and even thou I have yet to hear it I hope they have copies at the show !

The show is Oct 22 at Cleveland House of Blues and it is one show you can miss , for further information check out the official website at https://concerts1.livenation.com/siriusxm-hair-nation-tour-2018-cleveland-ohio-10-22-2018/event/050054B0C0365F1C