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Aug
09

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Grand Funk Railroad @ Billy Bob's TexasHas Grand Funk Railroad Derailed? They say “Without Mark Farner, there is no funk! When Mark Farner left, the funk left with him!” Saturday night at Billy Bob’s Texas prove that wrong once again!

Not having been affected by the dynamics of any changes within Grand Funk Railroad in particular, there was no lack of awareness for personal connection felt through the original band mates “breaking up” if you will.

While this reigns true, for me it was not an option on keeping an open mindset. When the dynamics of any band change everything changes. One fact remains, musicians must and will play on. With that being said ‘Rock and Roll’ on following your hearts desire. Read more »

Aug
09

Shane Zeher – Lead Vocals
Russ D. Contreras – Guitar
Dan Nelson – Keyboards
James Young – Bass
Jason Greene – Drums

Double Vision Foreigner ExperienceThere was nothing foreign about it! Talk about an opening act that showed up to “win the race.” The stage performance provided by Shane Zeher was an energy that would make having those front row seats well worth it and justifiable to the pocket book.

Provided the opportunity to open for the headlining band, Killer Queen, Double Vision owned their roll! Getting the audience both involved and ready to rock was a complete success down to the set list order being well thought out. Read more »

Aug
07

Killer Queen(KILLER QUEEN) – UK’S Premiere Tribute to Rock and Roll’s most brilliant leading front man, (FREDDIE MERCURY) and (QUEEN).

(PATRICK MYERS) portrayed as (MERCURY) pays an empathetic tribute to the late pop icon. Not to sound cliché, sent shivers down your spine as he plays the piano in the spotlight none other than “Bohemian Rhapsody.” This was the moment of the night I’m certain everyone was anxiously awaiting. Its just one of those songs that never dies, but is gift wrapped pretty tight for the artist that dare try. Singing lyrics so intensely deep and full of pain. There truly is no margin for error. (PATRICK MEYERS) KILLED IT! (MYERS) both humbled as well as emotional served a passionately Awe-inspiring tribute alongside his band mates! “Your enthusiasm and just being here tonight Dallas, is great! We all know there can only be one Freddie Mercury. Only ONE! I simply love that he won’t be forgotten!” – Walking front stage shaking hands with the audience of a packed house you could barely make out what your neighbor was saying over the foot stomping, hand clapping, fist pumping chaotic screams… When a woman shouts above the noise “Freddie may be dead, but his spirit, his soul, and fabulous clothes are so alive!” Flamboyant, nonetheless evident the impact this man had on her life was very real and you felt it.  Read more »

Aug
07

Ted NugentFreedom isn’t free! A Rock & Roll Show That Had Some On One Knee, Guitar Pitch Clear, Crisp, and Clean I Was Hearing Tones I had never heard before, filling The Room. Backed By A Full Size American Flag, The Red, The White, and The Blue This Three-Piece Rock Show Was None Other than Patriotic Brilliance!

Fan or not, TED NUGENT provides his fans and critics alike with Rock & Roll in a class all of his own. Proud to be an American, Ted Nugent’s patriotism is real and unedited. If your feelings are easily hurt, I don’t advise your outing to include “The Nuge.” In fact, he makes himself very clear, “have I offended you? Good! Go ahead and leave!”

I had the opportunity of meeting, as well as witnessing my very first Ted Nugent concert while attending the 40th Annual International Guitar Show & Festival last May. From his finale closing the guitar show in Dallas Texas for 2017 to his Rockin’ America Again tour landing in Fort Worth, Texas about two months later, it was as though I was witnessing his stage performance for the first time, and on an entirely different level. Read more »

Oct
17

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Sep
17

Honey with Kes O'Hara and Holly Wood Dallas rock and roll band Honey speaks with JAM Magazine for a very candid conversation that took place at TREES in Dallas, TX after the LA Guns show. Straight forward and holding back no punches, Kes O’Hara and Holly Wood graciously gives us a piece of their mind. Video by JAM Magazine.

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Sep
17

The Dead Daisies InterviewOne of the coolest new super groups on the scene The Dead Daisies give JAM Magazine an exclusive interview on the last show of the 2014 KISS tour. Filmed backstage at The Woodlands Pavilion August 31, 2014 bassist Marco Mendoza and vocalist Jon Stevens speak with JAM. Video by JAM Magazine.

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Sep
17

The Quireboys INTERVIEW with SPIKE TREES Dallas, Texas 2014 The very vocal and animated lead singer for The Quireboys, Spike, candidly speak with JAM magazine minutes before their gig at the world famous Deep Ellum venue, TREES on August 21, 2014. Video by JAM Magazine.

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Sep
17

Carnivores Tour Rocks The Woodlands PavilionLet me start with a caveat. I am a huge Linkin Park fan. I have seen them on the last three tours and have found inspiration in their music since they first hit the scene. That being said, I felt it was really important to be hyper critical and look for any flaws I could find so this review would not appear to be biased. But, alas, there were none to be found. Linkin Park was precise and on the money and the fans got what they came for and more. For nearly two hours Linkin Park ripped through their standards, one after another, exuding a level of energy that invigorated everyone in the crowd from the front row to the back of the stadium.

Unfortunately due to the rush hour commute from Houston to The Woodlands, we missed AFI and arrived just after Thirty Seconds to Mars hit the stage. The band had powerful stage presence and great melodies, and had the crowd enraptured. I must have been the only person in the crowd who had never heard their music before, but I was instantly drawn in. They’ve got great hooks and catchy lyrics and were the perfect act to set the tone for the night. Read more »

 

Feb
02
Gino Vannelli Date: January 24, 2013 Venue: Variety Playhouse City: Atlanta, GA Review by Meg Kirsic Photos by Chris Eason

Gino Vannelli
Date: January 24, 2013
Venue: Variety Playhouse
City: Atlanta, GA
Review by Meg Kirsic
Photos by Chris Eason

After 28 years of hearing my father praise Canadian singer Gino Vannelli as one of the greatest musicians of all time, I was starting to think this man was a myth. Sure I’d heard his music, I’d stared at his hair in pictures, and I’d grown up hearing stories about the soulful singer. His absence from the American music scene had me somewhat doubting his existence. When word got out he would be performing a show at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, I almost fell over reading the announcement. I promptly bought a ticket to see what all the fuss was about. Read more »