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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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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 »


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 »

Interview By Tim Taylor
Live Concert Photos By Jeff Jones
Photo Credit: Lauren Glennon
Halestorm: Hellcat Rock From Red Lion PA

Halestorm: Hellcat Rock From Red Lion PA

Halestorm are an infectious, hard-working band from Pennsylvania whose constant touring and creative promotion has made them a recognizable name to everyone in today’s hard rock scene. Known for their non-stop touring every year, the band features siblings Elizabeth “Lzzy” Hale on vocals, brother Arejay on drums, guitarist Joe Hottinger and Josh Smith, bass. Read more »



Verizon Theatre
Grand Prairie, TX
October 12, 2012

Having heard rumors that the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie was sold out for weeks in advance of the Gotye concert, I was astonished to see that the venue wasn’t even half full and the upper sections above the luxury boxes was curtained off to create the illusion the building was nearer capacity than it actually was. Read more »

By Nolan Smith
CD Reviews - September 2012 Muse Title: The 2nd Law Label: Warner Bros. Review By Tim Taylor

Muse CD The 2nd Law

This year, some of the best bands in the world are releasing new albums, but The 2nd Law is by Muse is by far one of the most anticipated. Every album this English trio creates is very different from the last, and this one is no exception. The opening track, “Supremacy”, starts off with a cool, heavy groove. It delivers plenty of lead singer/guitarist Matthew Bellamy’s signature high pitch vocals, and leads into a jaw-dropping high-speed instrumental jam that will make your head spin. Read more »

CD Reviews - Mothership Title: Self-Titled Label: Indy Review By Michael Insuaste

Mothership: Debut CD

Just when you think rock and roll is dead, along comes a band that will knock your socks off and hurl your ass to the back of the bus. Welcome aboard the Mothership!

This three-piece, hard driving band out of Dallas, Texas has recaptured a sound previously watered down by time and through technology. With their self-titled CD available now, this trio of hard rocking musicians have recaptured the era of the guitar driven ’70s in all its rock glory. Read more »


JAM Magazine had the opportunity to hang out and speak with members of Black Stone Cherry hours before their show at Trees in Dallas Texas. This live interview took place on the bands tour bus around 5:30 pm on Saturday, May 26, 2012 with guitarist Ben Wells, Bassist Jon Lawhon and mad drummer John Fred Young. Read more »

By Michael Insuaste
Madonna June 12, 2012 Olympic Stadium Rome, Italy

June 12, 2012
Olympic Stadium
Rome, Italy
Photo by Luigi Orru

The best thing that ever happened to Madonna was the emergence of Lady Gaga as the “it girl” of pop music the past couple of years. With her status as a role model, trailblazer and fashion icon severely threatened, it was time for the Material Girl to reinvent herself. First point of attack was a new album. The next battle was the concert stage. Tonight, 50,000 people in Rome’s Olympic Stadium were the beneficiaries of Madonna’s drive and determination to show the world what reinvention is really all about. Read more »

Idina Menzel Fair Park Music Hall Dallas, TX June 13, 2012

Idina Menzel
Fair Park Music Hall
Dallas, TX
June 13, 2012
Photo by Steve Thompson

While the storm clouds were gathering outside the Fair Park Music Hall in Dallas, Texas, a perfect evening was forming inside under a bright star – a television and Broadway star that is – named Idina Menzel. Read more »

By Joel Weisberg