Short bits of wisdom, opinion, and observation about the world of rock n’ roll along with its various cultural avenues.
Journey announced that it has added some special shows to the end of its North American tour dates with the Steve Miller Band. The dates are actually a residency at the Hard Rock & Casino in Las Vegas called The Joint.
Over the course of 11 days in January, the 2015 Light of Day Winterfest will take place at various locations in Northern New Jersey and New York City.
Through January and February, (hed)p.e. and Powerman 5000 will tour the Western United States with 24 shows performed by these longtime rock bands over a span of 28 nights.
Chris Rea has been called by some the “poor man’s Leonard Cohen” with the husky cigarette voice that can make any song sound serious and fundamentally important no matter how insignificant the topic.
Roger Hodgson, the founder and former composer and vocalist of the group Supertramp, will be coming back to North America for a mini-tour this November while his original band prepares to release a special 40th anniversary edition of their 1974 classic Crime of the Century.
The Veer Union starts their early summer North American tour to promote the release of the deluxe edition of Divide the Blackened Sky.
04/14/14 – The Lou Reed Trilogy
Bret Alexander is a songwriter and producer based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. His career began as a studio engineer in the late 1980s where he met the members of what would become the band The Badlees. The band was signed to a major label in the mid 1990s with Bret playing the role of principle songwriter, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist. In 1999, Bret opened his studio, Saturation Acres and continues to work today with the Badlees as well as other artists on studio and live productions.
The Real Gig: A Musician’s Guide to the Universe is published each Friday.
06/28/13 – The Wisdom of Nonsense