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Dame-Nation 2012

Dame-Nation, Chicago, June 31, 2012


Back in the day I did my share of big concerts. I was at Monterey for the Pop Festival in ’67. There were others that may not have been that large but they sure drew by the tens of thousands. And, there were the one day concerts that occurred in Florida and Georgia seemingly every weekend, Jimmy Buffett bringing in a bunch of bands to play at the Miami Marine Stadium for an afternoon and evening while we sat around on a three masted schooner and watched the girls swim around topless, trying to remember who was playing and not really caring all that much. The 60s and 70s were the decades of big concerts, lots of Southern Rock, the San Francisco sounds from the Summer of Love followed up with the big hair bands of the 80s. Well, about that time, I had kids and the concerts seemed to stop for me for the next 20 years. By the time I got back to giving the notion some consideration, the bands were of somewhat less interest, although I did attend some Country / Western things in the Deep South. So, when Robin Stryker suggested heading down to Chicago for Dame-Nation, it seemed like a good idea. Summer time, very little chance of snow and the drive slightly over 100 miles each way. So, I packed it up, taking the convertible rather than Black Bonnie, my more typical two wheeled form of transportation with full knowledge of the traffic in Chicago and knowing that there might be a beer or two to be had at the venue before heading home around 2:30 the following morning.

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Nightwish Live Review – European Imaginaerum Tour 2012

Nightwish Live Review – European Imaginaerum Tour 2012 
Written by Angela Infernale
Photo Professional: Natalia Kempin / aka. Natalia die Hexe 
Bands: Nightwish, Battle Beast, Eklipse


1. Frankfurt, Germany. Jahrhunderthalle. April 23rd 2012
2. Nuremberg, Germany. Arena Nürnberger Versicherung. May 5th 2012
3. Stuttgart, Germany. Hans-Martin-Schleyer-Halle. May 6th 2012


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A Sound of Thunder Live

A Sound of Thunder
May 19, 2012 - The Limit
Nashville Tennessee

A Sound of Thunder

Touring in support of their recent release, "Out of the Darkness" , A Sound of Thunder made a stop in Nashville Tennessee on May 19th, 2012 at a very quaint venue named The Limit. This headliner show was the first appearance of the Washington D.C. based quartet in the Music City.

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