Brian Setzer Orchestra — Still Rockin’ Around the Xmas Tree

November 24, 2018 by

Brian Setzer Orchestra Fox Theater Detroit, Michigan 18 November 2018 Brian Setzer, the high priest of rockabilly, is once again out there with his Orchestra getting fans rocked up for the holiday season. This is his 15th annual Christmas tour, and at 59 he doesn’t show any signs of taking his foot off the gas […]

Elton John — Fu’s Fave 5 Tracks

November 15, 2018 by

His Majesty Sir Reginald Dwight (excuse me) Sir Elton John, is back on the Yellow Brick road for his three-year extended Farewell tour. I took in the first of his two shows in Detroit last month at Pizza Pizza Place (excuse me) Little Caesars Arena. I’d never seen him live and I’m really glad I […]

CANJAM RMAF Part 2 — Denver or Bust!

November 9, 2018 by

This is my second visit to a CANJAM, and I couldn’t be happier that I returned. Earlier this year I attended SoCal 2018 with very little understanding of what CANJAM had to offer, but walked away knowing that I wanted to come back for more. Chris and I were both able to attend; it was […]

CANJAM RMAF 2018 — The Quest for Gain

October 25, 2018 by

There was a great positive vibe at this gathering in Denver’s fairly remote Tech Center neighborhood. I’ve been attending hifi and audio shows for over 20 years and this was the best experience I’ve ever had. I met a lot of great people who were gracious, patient and generous with their time and knowledge. There’s […]

Attack of the Supergroups

October 18, 2018 by

Supergroups have peppered the musical landscape throughout the decades with varying degrees of success. They may have been birthed out of creative differences between band mates, or a desire to play with more talented musicians. They may have risen like the phoenix from the ashes of successful bands, or quite possibly been a simple cash […]

David Byrne: American Utopia Tour — Oakland, CA

October 4, 2018 by

David Byrne: American Utopia The Fox Oakland 16 August 2018 Oakland, California Music always surrounded me in my home. Growing up in Detroit in the 70s and 80s, I was lucky enough to have parents (especially my Dad) that made an abundance of music part of our daily life.  With hundreds of albums at my disposal, […]

Detroit Booze Rock — Greta Van Fleet edition

September 27, 2018 by

Greta van Fleet The Fillmore Detroit, Michigan 25 May 2018 OK, so rock is dead they say. Kids don’t play guitars anymore. Rock ‘n’ roll spectacle has given way to American Idol runners-up, hip hop and choreography. Well, on this sweltering Friday evening heading into Memorial Day weekend, I begged to differ. I had heard […]

Son Volt at The Loving Touch

September 20, 2018 by

Son Volt The Loving Touch Ferndale, Michigan 8 August 2018 Raise your hand if you met your spouse on MySpace. Wait, you mean I wasn’t supposed to marry her? Well, I blame Jay Farrar. Back in the aughts (2000s) MySpace was kind of a big deal on the burgeoning social media scene. I got my […]

I’ll Take the Lead, Part 2

August 15, 2018 by

We’re going to call this the Keith Richards Tribute List. Side man steps up for a turn out front on lead vocals. While Mr. Richards (pictured) is not featured on this list, he is indeed its very inspiration. We believe Keith deserves his own list, which we hope to bring you in a future editorial […]

I’ll Take the Lead

July 16, 2018 by

Ever wish you could step out and take your turn in the spotlight?  You’re not alone. Some of rock’s legendary moments have occurred when the side man (or woman) steps to the mic and takes a lead vocal. While Keith Richards tends to business on tunes like “Happy” or “Before They Make Me Run,” Mick […]