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Dream Theatre I Chicago Theatre I Images, Words & Beyond Tour

Chicago, IL (November 3, 2017) Images, Words & Beyond Tour 2017     John Petrucci – guitars, backing vocals (1985–present) John Myung – bass (1985–present) James LaBrie – lead vocals (1991–present) Jordan Rudess – keyboards (1999–present) Mike Mangini – drums, percussion (2010–present) Setlist    ...

PASIC17 Percussive Arts Society International Convention

Indianapolis, Indiana  (November 8-11, 2017)  “For anyone truly serious about the Percussive Arts, the annual PASIC is the Mother of all Percussion Events”      ...

Head Wound City, High Noon Saloon, Madison WI

Madison WI (May 20, 2016) High Noon Saloon, Madison Wi "Head Wound City are the thrashing grindcore result of a drunken idea actually brought to life....

George Spanos I Drummer I Composer I Avant-Garde I Classical Percussionist

George Spanos originally from Greece, is an internationally acclaimed drummer  based in New York. He started taking piano lessons at the age of eight,...

Yellowjackets I Dakota Jazz Club I Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN (September 18, 2017)   The Yellowjackets Russell Ferrante – keyboards, synthesizers (1977–present) Bob Mintzer – saxophones, bass clarinet, EWI (1991–present) Will Kennedy – drums, percussion (1987–1999, 2010–present) Dane Alderson...

King Crimson Stage Chicago Theatre Radical Action Tour

Chicago, Ill (June 28, 2107) King Crimson Stage Chicago Theatre Radical Action Tour     King Crimson Robert Fripp – guitar, mellotron, keyboards  Mel Collins – saxophone, flute , mellotron and backing...

Bullet For My Valentine I US Cellular Center I Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids, IA (02-09-2018) Bullet for My Valentine is a Welsh heavy metal band from Bridgend, formed in 1998.The band: Matthew Tuck (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Michael Paget (lead guitar, backing vocals),...

Paul McCartney I Chicago I Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre I July 25, 2017

Tinley Park, Ill (July 25, 2017) " The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show — and...

Jeff Beck I Tyler Bryant I Minneapolis I 2011

 Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 4, 2011)    "...The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is admired for his virtuosity and his versatility. What other guitarist would...

Photos – Cloakroom, High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI

Madison, WI (August 26, 2016) Cloakroom is a brand new musical entity conceived in the harsh rurals of north west Indiana. Doyle Martin, of disbanded...

Chick Corea Trilogy Trio: Christian McBride, Brian Blade I Dakota Jazz Club

Minneapolis, MN (July 5, 2016) Chick Corea/Piano, has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering....

Donny McCaslin Group I Iowa City Jazz Festival I July 2, 2017

Iowa City, Iowa (July 2, 2017) Acclaimed saxophonist Donny McCaslin takes a bold leap forward with his tenth album as a leader, Casting for Gravity....

Live Gig Shots Welcomes 2017 with 7 Marquee Gigs

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (December 22, 2016)  Let's be honest, the end of 2016 sucked. 2017 has the task of producing artistic solace for a disenfranchised world.  I...

Tropidelic I Club 5 I Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (October 18, 2017)   Tropidelic is a high energy band from Cleveland, Ohio. Frontman Matthew Roads stated that their gig at the new...

Avenged Sevenfold I US Cellular Center I Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (February 09. 2018) Avenged Sevenfold formed in 1999 in Huntington Beach, California. A7X's debut recording Sounding the Seventh Trumpet was released in 2001. Their latest recording is...

Stacey Kent I Iowa City Jazz Festival I July 2, 2017

Iowa City, Iowa ( July 2, 2017) The story of Stacey Kent’s rise to international fame reads like a Hollywood script. An American language student...

Zappa Plays Zappa Madison, WI The Barrymore

Madison, WI  (December 2, 2012) Dweezil Zappa's ZPZ sold-out the Barrymore Theatre in Madison, Wi was a mixture of veteran and new Frank devotees.    A sign...

Tommy James Johnson Celebration of Life Paradise Cove Cocoa Beach, FL

Cocoa Beach, Florida (11-08-14) Thomas James Johnson departed this earth October 5, 2014. Tom had been diagnosed with throat cancer in August. He spent...

Hollywood Undead I Club 5 I Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (October 18, 2017) 'Hollywood Undead hail from the streets of Hollywood, California, mixing brash hip-hop, rock, and minor metalcore touches with cocky posturing...

Akiko Tsuruga Trio I Iowa City Jazz Festival 2016 I Iowa City, IA

Iowa City, Iowa (July 1, 2016) The Akiko Tsuruga Trio featuring  Graham Dechter on guitar and Jeff Hamilton on drums. "AKIKO has been a mainstay on the New...

Chucho Valdés Joe Lavano Quintet, Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa (November 11, 2016) Chucho Valdés/Piano / Joe Lavano , saxophone/flute /   Gastón joya Perella , Bass / Yaroldy Abreu, Percussion / Fransosco...

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers I Drive-By Truckers

Chicago, IL (July 10, 2010)   TomPetty.Com: "Rumored to be the largest arena in the United States based on sheer physical size, Chicago’s United Center certainly lived...

Savages at High Noon Saloon, Madison, Wisconsin – 5/20/16

Madison, WI (May 20, 2016) "Plenty of bands have resuscitated post-punk throughout the 2000's, but few have done so with the passion of the Savages. The...

Anthony Gomes 11.18.12 Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Anthony Gomes and his band, Roger Fermali Drums and Roberto Agosto opened for BB King at the Paramount Theatre in Cedar to a sold out...

Richie Kotzen I Rascals I Moline, IL

Moline, IL (April 3, 2018) Richie Kotzen has never been an artist known for playing by the rules. And for this ever- adventurous triple-threat songwriter/guitarist/vocalist,...

Breaking Benjamin I US Cellular Center I Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids, IA (02-09-18)  Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, founded in 1999 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnleyand drummer Jeremy Hummel Band:  Benjamin Burnley – lead...

Danceland Photos I Scrapbook I Cedar Rapids, IA 1926-68

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1950/60's) "Danceland" Photos and Memorabilia collected by Kathy Wall "In 1959, the Winter Dance Party tour with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P....

The Alice Cooper Band I Rascals, Moline, IL

Moline, IL (March 12, 2018) Rascals Live "Alice Cooper is widely known for having one of the best live shows in the business, and a lot...

Sonny Landreth 11.16.12 The Englert Theatre Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa City (11/16/12)   Sonny Landreth I Englert Theatre Sonny Landreth  Interview   Photos      

John Raymond & Real Feels Iowa City Jazz Festival

Iowa City (July 2, 2017) John Raymond - Fluggle Horn, Colin Stranahan - Drums,  Gilad Hekselman - Guitar       Labeled “a prepossessing young trumpet player…” (New York...

Counting Crows US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids, IA (September 18, 2018) Counting Crows are from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The band consists of Adam Duritz (lead vocals, piano), David Bryson (guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards, piano, accordion), Dan Vickrey (lead...

An Evening with The Steepwater Band I Davenport, IA 4-28-17

Davenport, IA (April 28th, 2017) Photos  Joseph Winters, Drums - Tod Bowers, Bass, - Jeff Masey, Vocals/Guitar, - Eric Saylors, Guitar    Official Website

Kane Brown I US Cellular Center I Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids, IA (February 24, 2018) "Kane  Brown was raised in rural northwest Georgia and the Chattanooga, Tennessee area.He is of mixed descent, his father is black and part Cherokee and...

Eric Johnson Arcada Theatre St. Charles, ILL

St. Charles, IL (Aug 1, 2014) Eric Johnson was  "electric" at the Arcada. Eric,  accompanied by bass /drums, covered the Beatles, Hendrix as well his...

Steven “Wolf” Guest Drummer w/ 8gband I Late Night Seth Myers

New York, NY (May 15, 2018) Steven Wolf (also known simply as Wolf) is one of the world’s most in-demand studio musicians.  Modern Drummer referred to Wolf as a "Modern-day...

McCoy Tyner Quartet, Dakota Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (October 20, 2016) McCoy Tyner Piano, Gerard  Cannon Bass, Sherman Irby Alto Sax and Joe Farnsworth Drums.  McCoy Tyner's appearance marked an historic...

The Steepwater Band I Cedar Basin Jazz Festival I Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa ( June 25, 2016) Fresh off their highly successful European tour  The Steepwater Band  made a rare appearance in Cedar Falls, Iowa....

Tribute to Greg Allman and Butch Trucks – Wanee 2010 – Riverside Iowa, 2015

The Allman Brothers Live Oak, Florida 2010  Photos by George Burrows The Greg Allman Band Riverside, Iowa 2015 Photos by Paul Adams

John Raymond & Real Feels I Iowa City Jazz Festival I July 2, 2017

John Raymond & Real Feels Iowa City Jazz Festival Link Facebook   Website  

Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily’s D+Evolution

Iowa City (October 25, 2016) "Four-time Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding has, in the past decade of her illustrious career (which also involves having performed...

The Phil Hey Quartet I Iowa City Jazz Festival 2016 I Iowa City, IA

Iowa City, Iowa (July 2, 2016) The Phil Hey Quartet Phil Aaron on piano, Dave Hagedorn on vibes, Tom Lewis on bass, and Phil Hey on...

The Wallflowers I Riverside Casino I Riverside, IA I August 11, 2017

Riverside, Iowa (August 11, 2017) About Formed in Los Angeles, The Wallflowers rose to fame with their 4x platinum album Bringing Down The Horse, which featured...

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis I Hancher Auditorium I Iowa City

Iowa City, Iowa (September 22, 2017)   "The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) is an American professional big band that is produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center, a major...

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue I Riverside Casino I Riverside, IA

Riverside, IA (March 10, 2018) "Trombone Shorty is the best-known moniker for Troy Andrews. He was born into a well-known New Orleans." "Andrews became a member...

Tomika Recording Session Winterland Studios I Minneapolis, MN 4-25-17

Minneapolis, MN (4-25-17)  Minnesota's history with artists recognizable by one name are grooming a new singer-songwriter in Minneapolis' Winterland recording studio.  "Tomika."  Tomika was born in...

Backyard Tire Fire Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews

Des Moines, Iowa (February 20, 2010)  Vaudeville Mews Live Music Venue  "My favorite band right now is Backyard Tire Fire and they sometimes remind me of...

Anthony Gomes Band – The Washington, Burlington , IA – 01/14/17

Burlington, Iowa (January 14, 2017) Anthony Gomes (lead singer and lead guitarist) formed a band in Chicago in April of 1997. "The Toronto singer/songwriter/guitarist, has...