Some of the bands covered here.

Some of the bands covered here.

Sunday, May 12, 2024


“The Tailgate Tour”



Saint Asonia


Tim Montana

At The

Van Andel Arena

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Last Thursday night on a cold damp day Van Andel Arena was a warm host to Staind “The Tailgate Tour”, with Seether, Saint Asonia and Tim Montana.  Also fans had the same warm welcome like home away from home all here to experience a sonic roller coaster ride.  The experience I speak of is a mixture of great bands that draws you in sonically rock, hard rock, southern rock.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Judas Priest with Sabaton

Judas Priest



Wings Event Center 

Kalamazoo, Michigan

On this last Saturday night Wings Event Center hosted Judas Priest with Sabaton opening the show.  It was mid 70’s outside waiting in line to get in.  So it made for a comfortable wait.

But the enjoyable part of the wait beside the temperature was the people waiting to get in a sold out show.  One person that was interesting showed a cell photo of a Judas Priest ticket stub from 1984 at Wings Stadium back in the day.  A truly loyal metal fan indeed.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Godsmack with Bastian da Cruz



Bastian da Cruz


The Hard Rock Casino


Gary, Indiana

The Hard Rock Casino in Gary, Indiana on Saturday made a cold day, warm and exciting with casino games and hosting a concert with Bastian da Cruz and Godsmack.  My assistant and I arrived early receiving a warm welcome.   We decided to explore the gaming floor and restaurants looking like two 4th graders on a field trip to an amusement park wanting to ride roller coasters.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Breaking Benjamin with Daughtry and Catch Your Breath



Breaking Benjamin




Catch Your Breath 


Wings Event Center

Kalamazoo, Michigan

On last Saturday the Wings Event Center hosted Breaking Benjamin with Daughtry and Catch Your Breath.  It was a damp and dreary Saturday night but Wings Event Center made a warm welcome to concert goers.  The warm welcome made for an exciting night with great music, food and drinks.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Dethklok with Babymetal




The Babyklok Tour


Jason Richardson


GLC at 20 monroe


Dethklok  with  Babymetal  and Jason Richardson  was an opportunity I could not pass up covering.  GLC at 20 Monroe was host last Wednesday to the metal I crave, even though it was a work night I had to go.  It was a comfortable 78 degrees standing in line going to GLC at 20 Monroe in the evening of September 20th.  

As I stood in line I didn't realize how long the line was going around the block with no end in sight.   I talked with people in line about music and if they ever watched any of the bands play before.  Most of the people in line never had seen any of the bands.  

While I was standing in line I thought back when my son and I covered Dethklok at the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids in 2012.  We covered the show for the magazine I worked for at that time and shared the link for the article.  These photos were up close at the pit for an amazing metal performance.