Slayer’s Final assault in Moline on their Final Campaign

        The Taxslayer Center in Moline Illinois earned it’s namesake (part of it anyway) when legendary metal giant Slayer performed along side a list of other heavy hitters on Thursday night Nov. 14th. Slayer is on their Final Campaign World Tour and after Read More …

The Maine, Sells Out Philly on Their “You are OK” Tour Stop

    Arizona emo band The Maine has been through a number of different phases in their twelve years of existence. Through their true pop-punk, emo beginning with “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,” their dark and edgier “Forever Halloween” phase, and their soft and sincere release Read More …

CHARLI XCX Throws a Dance Party in Philly!!

“My name is Charli XCX and I’m one of the best pop stars in the world.” The British singer songwriter, Charlotte Aitchison, known professionally as Charli XCX, ended her show at Union Transfer Saturday night with this bold statement, inciting a roar of applause from the Read More …

Alice In Chains Blows Up Peoria

  Alice In Chains absolutely blew the roof off of the Peoria Civic Center last night. The stop was part of their 2019 World Tour. Singer William DuVall, drummer Sean Kinney, guitarist Jerry Cantrell and bassist Mike Inez are touring in support of their new Read More …

Sevendust brings “War” to the Q-Casino in Dubuque IA

It’s a rare treat for a national metal act to grace the banks of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, IA. Sevendust brought their show to the new Backwaters Stage outside the Q Casino on this last day of May, and I was lucky enough to Read More …

Rock 105.7 Spring Fling 2018 – Day Two

  Night two of Spring Fling on Peoria’s riverfront was an absolute success. The lines were long with fans waiting (not necessarily patiently, but they did pretty good) to see some of their favorite bands perform tonight.  The night started out with Burden of the Read More …

Rock 105.7 Spring Fling 2018 – Day One

      For an event that was just an idea in 2011, what took place May 17 & 18 on the Peoria Riverfront was pretty amazing. Rock 105.7 WIXO teamed up with the two biggest entities in Central Illinois music, Inked Entertainment, and the Read More …

The Struts One Night Only at The Castle Theatre in Bloomington , Il

Tuesday night, The Castle Theatre in Bloomington Illinois hosted a rock show that spanned 3 countries. Featured acts were Spirit Animal (Brooklyn, NY), The Glorious Sons (Kingston, Ontario), and The Struts (Derby, UK).   When the Struts finally took the stage, I knew my wait was Read More …

Buckcherry brings the Rock to The Block at Harrah’s Philly

  Buckcherry brings Classic Rock N Roll to Philly at e Block at Harrah’s !! Buckcherry rolled into the Philly area like an Mixed MMA fighter, providing a much needed  kick to our musical ass. This band is all about classic , in your face Read More …

Judas Priest on the FirePower Tour 2018 – Bloomington Il

    I admit, I had a few reservations about seeing Judas Priest at Grossinger’s Motor Arena Sunday night in Bloomington, Illinois. As a lifelong fan, I was concerned how I would feel with the notable absence of Lead Guitarist Glenn Tipton from the line-up. Read More …