Reviews

Black Ridge – A Good Time To Go

Feeling like taking a shot of nostalgia based with a good dose of the blues? Pittsburgh rock group “Black Ridge” have recently dropped their newest batch of tunes aptly titled “Good Time To Go”. “Good Time to Go” serves as a pseudo-retro rock record of sorts. Crisp, clean production with just enough grit to drive...

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“The Fight” by After the Fall

Overall Rating Overall rating 4.6 Summary The Fight by After the Fall is a great experience to listen to, that will gives you a feeling of motivation. Notice when I say the word, experience, the reason for that is because their unique sound will bring you into a world that will make you only feel...

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Review: Rocktoberfest 2018 Day 1

Small, but mighty Crowd! - Chip Di Monick Venue Lineup Lighting Sound Rock for Life Concert Series 5 Summary Like any other Rock for Life show, Rocktoberfest started out with a fine acoustic set and ramped up to Hellfire and brimstone. The night started out with a great set by Suffacate and moved onto a...

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Leechburg’s Pink Day 9/15/18

Another amazing Pink Day in the books! Food Vendors Music 4.8 Summary Leechburg’s 7th Annual Celebration and Fundraiser for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation took place on Saturday, September 15, 2018. This is the second one that my family and I have attended. My kids had a blast all day long. The food and vendors...

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Review: A Concert for Anna 11

Fantastic Venue Lighting Sound Line Up 4.6 Summary A Concert for Anna 11 featured an amazing line up supporting the benefit concert. I managed to catch 5 of the acts on 2 of the days. This was my second year attending the show that has been going on since 2008! Benefit concerts have become my...

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2018 Summer Throwdown Fueled by Monster Energy – Country Music and Miles of Trails Add Up to an Amazing Festival!

The first annual Summer Throwdown at Mines and meadows ATV/RV Resort in Wampum, PA was a huge event of country music!! This family friendly festival had everything you’d expect and so much more, four days might not be enough time to explore it all! While our focus is the music there was so much going...

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Amber Alexis – Rock for Life 19

Here is a video from Rock for Life 19’s Friday night line up. This video was taken by their bassist, Garry Simmons. For those of you who are not familiar with the band’s history between us and Amber Alexis,  They used to come to every Pennsylvania Rock Show broadcast and hang out and support the...

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skell – Rock for Life 19

Just over 23 hours ago, Xfactor1 was finishing their set on the Iselin Community Ball field and skell was back stage getting themselves ready to headline the show. As usual, skell came out and provided the people in the field with exactly what they wanted, METAL! This band never ceases to amaze us. We got...

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Karlie Righi Benefit

On Saturday May 5, 2018, John Lane and I made our way out to the Latin American Club in Ford City, PA. Featuring a great line up of local talent and a deserving benefactor. 5:00- Steve n Jen (a common crown) 6:00- Dave Hipchen (Tilted Shadows) 7:00- Ezekiel 8:00- Sundog 9:00- Houseband 10:00- 2KD We...

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Dieselbeast – Self titled album review

    Dieselbeast is a heavy metal band out of Denton, Tx – and when I say Heavy Metal, this is the unapologetic classic sound of Heavy Metal from the days when sorcery and metal mixed! Chris Morehead has the right kind of vocals to pull off the sound of their self titled CD, that mix of...

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Victor Gann III

Often the challenge of instrumental music is that, with a lack of vocals, the music must tell the entire story with feeling rather than images. The musician has to put together their music in a way that will bring their soul to the front of everything they play in order to bring the audience to...

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Three Vultures – Rebirth Album Review

    Coming out of Lisbon Ohio, we have the trio three vultures with their new album “Rebirth”. Members Dustin Cutright (Lead vocals/Guitar), Austun Dunnington (Bass/Vocals), and John Lane (Drums/Vocals) have come up with a new way to bring you an old sound. The record is produced in a way that it sounds like a throwback to...

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Music Review – Shattered “Blackout Sessions”

     Shattered, a hard rock band originating in Greensburg, PA, has been rocking the Pittsburgh area since 2006 and they have just released their EP “Blackout Sessions” and their influences of Alice In Chains, Godsmack and the like can be heard all through this release, including in the vocals of Josh Comp. His alto...

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The Bail Jumpers – “Swamp Songs” Music Review

There ain’t nothin’ like the Blues… And the Bail Jumpers know a whole lot to make you want more of it!!    For those of you not familiar with the blues, this is a genre you might even find the heaviest metal bands jamming out to when not on stage. It’s a classic cornerstone of the...

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Review: Corbriwoodstock & A Concert for Anna – 10 years!

On September 3, 2017, I left my house with the intention of hanging out with John “The American Hilljack” Lane & Johnny “The Real John” Lane at Corbriwoodstock. This was mine and the Hilljack’s second visit to Cobriwoodstock in as many years. The show is in its tenth year! It is an amazing show with...

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