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 …

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 …

Butch Walker brings Holiday Cheer to Chicago’s House of Blues

              The Christmas festivities were in full swing this week at the Chicago House of Blues. On the evening of Wednesday, December 20th each area of the venue was packed with party goers in their best holiday dress and Read More …

Josh Todd & The Conflict throw a rock party at The Roxy in Hollywood

Saturday night Josh Todd debuted his new band Josh Todd & The Conflict as well as their new album “Year of the Tiger” at The Roxy Theater in Hollywood California.  From the moment the lights dimmed and the air raid sirens filled the air to Read More …