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AC/DC rocks Palace

Posted by [email protected] on September 21, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)


On Friday, September 9, AC/DC hit up Michigan again when they took the stage at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Mike Lewalski attended the show.

He had this to say about the show, "The AC/DC portion of the concert lasted 2 1/2 hours and featured Axl Rose on vocals. This may well be a once in a lifetime combination (Angus and Axl) playing for a Detroit audience. Axl began filling in for Brian Johnson when Brian had to leave the band due to reported hearing loss earlier thi...

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Critical Bill celebrate 15th anniversary with show at Diesel

Posted by [email protected] on September 20, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On Friday, September 16, Mount Clemen's own Critical Bill celebrated their fifteenth year as a band with a show in Chesterfield at Diesel Concert Lounge.  The evening featured a number of bands on the venue's two stages, all of whom Critical Bill has shared the stage with over the years.

The evening was a huge reunion for the band's family, friends and fans.  Much like many of their shows in the past, the night felt more like a huge party and featured a laidback at...

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Kenny Olson and friends blow the roof at The Token

Posted by [email protected] on September 20, 2016 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Thursday, September 15, found Kenny Olson making his long-awaited return to a Michigan stage alongside a host of All-Star musicians in his "Motown Showdown" collaboration. The show was two years in the making and had a hometown reunion feel to it as many friends and family members of the group packed into the Westland venue.

Those who came out were treated to a fantastic night of music hosted by WCSX's Doug Podell, who was filming the evening for his Comcast Rock 900 show, w...

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Joan Jett and Buckcherry rock Arts Beats & Eats

Posted by [email protected] on September 8, 2016 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

by Tracy Heck

Arts Beats & Eats returned to downtown Royal Oak Labor Day weekend with four days filled with great local and national music, lots of local food choices, carnival rides and booths filled with some of the area's best art.

On Friday, September 2, Buckcherry headlined the main stage alongside Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and opener Stewart Francke.  The loud rock show was blessed with some beautiful weather and a very packed crowd.

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Black Sabbath take a bow at DTE

Posted by [email protected] on September 8, 2016 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

by Tracy Heck

On Wednesday, August 31, Black Sabbath returned to MIchigan one more time on their The End Tour.  The band, along with opener Rival Sons, took to the stage at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston.

Rival Sons kicked off the show with a impressive set of bluesy rock. The band kicked things off with "Electric Man" and wound things up with the fiery "Keep On Swinging".  Frontman Jay Buchanan has a very versatile voice and he was able to...

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Kaleido and Laith Al-Saadi help Dearborn celebrate their Homecoming

Posted by [email protected] on August 27, 2016 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

On Saturday, August 6, Dearborn held their annual city Homecoming festival. This year's event featured performances from Detroit rockers Kaleido and recent Voice contestant Laith Al-Saadi.

Kaleido rocked the event with two sets that found the band playing some new music from their upcoming album release as well as older tracks like "Jane", "Unbreakable" and "Watch Me Walk Away".

The band also pulled out a number of covers including their staple version of Guns N' Roses' "My Michel...

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Starship hold their own at Rockin' On The Riverfront

Posted by [email protected] on August 27, 2016 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

On Friday, August 5 Starship played in dowtown Detroit at WCSX's annual Rockin' On The Riverfront free concert series behind the Renaissance Center. 

The band pulled out a number of staples including "Count On Me", "Somebody To Love", "We Built This City", "Sarah" and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now". 

Although missing Grace Slick's powerful voice, Stephanie Calvert did a pretty good job of stepping into her role and Mickey Thomas' classic pipes kept things rolling and ha...

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Stars and Stripes Festival provides power-packed weekend of music

Posted by [email protected] on August 1, 2016 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Fourth of July weekend in Sterling Heights once again found the Stars and Stripes Festival taking place at Freedom Hill.  The festival's 10th outing was a success with beautiful weather, a fantastic fireworks display and plenty of food, entertainment and music.

Local music like Critical Bill, Siva, Dead In 5, Blackmail, Cadre, Dave Hamilton Band and Chit took to the pavilion stage throughout the festival'...

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