Category Archives: Concert Reviews

Triptykon

            For readers not familiar with Triptykon or Tom Gabriel “Warrior” Fischer’s (“TF’s,” vocalist, guitarist) previous bands Celtic Frost and Hellhammer, it can be difficult to convey their power and darkness.  It is the auditory equivalent of having one’s head … Continue reading

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Rod Stewart

Concert Review: Rod Stewart, Oakland Arena, Oakland, CA, 04-20-11 (Wednesday)   Before discussing the show specifics I should state, without a shred of doubt, Rod Stewart (“RS”) dispelled any doubts pessimistic naysayers held as to his ability, physical or mental, to … Continue reading

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Testament

Concert Review: Testament, Cow Palace, Daly City, CA, 08-31-10 (Tuesday)                          On Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Testament played Daly City’s 10,300?seat capacity Cow Palace with 8,000 tickets sold.  Testament, who opened for co?headliners Megadeth and Slayer, … Continue reading

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Billy Idol

Concert Review: Billy Idol, The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA, 08-17-10 (Tuesday)                   On August 17, 2010 Billy Idol played a sold out show at San Francisco’s 1,200?seat capacity Fillmore.  Billy Idol (“BI,” vocals) played a 15?song, 115-minute set … Continue reading

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Scorpions

Concert Review: Scorpions, Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA, 08-01-10 (Sunday)                     On Sunday, August 1, 2010 the Scorpions played Concord’s 12,500?seat capacity Concord Pavilion (CP) that was three?fourths full (approximations presumed throughout).  The Scorpions played a 16?song, 95-minute set … Continue reading

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Queensryche

Concert Review: Queensrÿche, Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, 07-25-10 (Saturday)                       On July 25, 2010 Queensrÿche played San Francisco’s 1,050?seat capacity Regency Ballroom (RB) that was two?thirds full (approximations presumed throughout).  Queensrÿche played a 17?song, 120 minute set … Continue reading

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Halford

Concert Review: Halford, The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, 07-17-10 (Saturday)           I struggled with this review, much like I now do trying to wedge my behemoth bellies (yes, plural tense) into my high school?era Levi’s … Continue reading

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Exodus

Concert Review: Exodus (San Francisco, CA, Slim’s, 12-06-10) On Sunday, June 12, 2010 Exodus played a record release show at Slim’s nightclub. Exodus played a 16 song, 110 minute set from 10:51 to 12:41. 1. Ballad of Leonard and Charles … Continue reading

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Foreigner

Concert Review: Foreigner (Cancord, CA, Concord Pavilion, 25-05-10) I lost count of the number of concerts I have attended since the 1980’s but the number is much higher than my feeble intelligence quotient (“IQ”). Even with my troglodytic disposition I … Continue reading

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Styx

Concert Review: Styx, Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA, 05-25-10 (Tuesday)                Styx reminds me of things American, apple pie and baseball games, and things a bit laid back, like sitting barefoot on a porch in denim overalls swigging homemade moonshine … Continue reading

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