Author Archives: Joe Ryan

Dimebash 2018 Opens NAMM Show at The Observatory in Santa Ana

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Review + photos by L Paul Mann January 25, 2018 |  Santa Ana, CA –   The NAMM show held each year in Anaheim California always brings a multitude of rock veterans to the area who end up playing at various venues across the county. The first night of this year’s show was no exception with concerts cropping up all across the region. ... Read More »

The Smashing Pumpkins Featuring Original Members Announce First Tour Since 2000

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GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins today announced the Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour, their first tour in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha. Produced by Live Nation, the 36-city tour will kick off in Glendale, AZ on July 12, 2018 and visit North American arenas throughout the ... Read More »

Three Chances to See G3 in the Tri-state Area

Joe Satriani

Interview by Danny Coleman  “It’s been two weeks and a bit of a whirlwind just getting it started but we have had so much fun,” said legendary guitarist Joe Satriani of his current “G3 Tour” from a hotel in Denver, CO. “We have this beautiful day off and I almost don’t know what to do with myself (Laughs).”  Satriani has been lighting up stages with his ... Read More »

Ruido Fest 2018 just announced it’s early bird sale

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February 2, 2018 – Ruido Fest 2018 announces the sale of tickets via the ‘Preventa De San Valentin’ this coming Saturday, February 10th starting at 10am CST at ruidofest.com (just in time for Valentine’s Day)! A limited quantity will be available at the pre-sale price of $99 for the three days. The three day festival, known for blurring international borders and reaching US Latino + Latin ... Read More »

Steve Hackett Revisits Genesis at The Scottish Rite Auditorium in New Jersey

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Interview by Danny Coleman  “Oh geez no! It certainly doesn’t feel like 40 years ago but it feels good to do old stuff. “Wind and Wuthering” turns 40 and it will be good to celebrate it. The material stands the test and over the years the experience changes you; there is a certain amount of fog involved (laughs) but it feels good to know ... Read More »

Iceland’s Secret Solstice 2018 Announces Phase 1

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Iceland’s Secret Solstice, the world’s most unique festival held during 96 hours of never-ending sunlight during the summer solstice, has announced their phase 1 lineup for their fifth edition with Stormzy, Steve Aoki, Bonnie Tyler, Death From Above, Jet Black Joe, 6lack, Goldlink, J Hus, Charlotte de Witte, Skream, A-Trak, Masego, IAMDBB, Högni and 40+ additional international and local Icelandic ... Read More »