2019 Monsters of Rock Cruise – Merrymaking

Merrymaking: conviviality, festivity, gaiety, jollification, rejoicing, and revelry…that pretty much sums up the week. Great music, great people, great times – lovely weather and beautiful islands – another fun-filled escape to a happy, live music paradise. If I had to pick my three favorite shows from this year’s Monsters of Rock Cruise, I’d go with … More 2019 Monsters of Rock Cruise – Merrymaking

Lynch Mob at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg – 2017 Jam Session

The State Theatre in St. Petersburg recently shared a Science Alert Facebook post about a study that found that live music reduces stress hormone levels. Apparently, despite centuries of music being known to soothe the beast within, this was the first scientific study backing this up when it comes to live music. They actually took … More Lynch Mob at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg – 2017 Jam Session

The Chronicles of a Van Halen and Sammy Hagar Fan – 1979 to 2017

This post started out as a review of the Van Halen show in Tampa back in September of 2015. But it turned out I had thirty-something years of Van Halen, and by association Sammy Hagar, commentary that I had to get out. Realistically, how could any self-respecting rock music fan not have quite a bit … More The Chronicles of a Van Halen and Sammy Hagar Fan – 1979 to 2017

Guns n’ Roses in Orlando 2016 – And Back When

I watched the Guns n’ Roses reunion come together with interest but never quite committed to go – and then realized I should go, because “last” opportunities abound these days. It takes a certain show for me to commit to driving the traffic nightmare route to Orlando for a giant arena show with a nosebleed … More Guns n’ Roses in Orlando 2016 – And Back When

2016 Monsters of Rock Cruise Recap

The Monsters of Rock Cruise involves spending several days and nights strolling the ship seeing a bunch of bands in a variety of atmospheres – it’s a live music lover’s dream vacation. While it is not the least bit relaxing to the body, it is to the soul ;o). The 2016 Monsters of Rock Cruise “Shredders of the Deep” East Coast event returned to … More 2016 Monsters of Rock Cruise Recap