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Saturday, December 6: Ace Frehley

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Ace Frehley

Hot off the heels of the monster debut of Space Invader, Ace Frehley has announced his touring lineup for the first leg of tour dates, his first U.S. shows in four years, which will be announced next week. Frehley adds comment:

“I can’t wait to hit the road again with this new lineup. I’ll be performing Ace classics as well as songs off my new CD ‘Space Invader’ for the enjoyment of the fans. Let There Be Rock!”

Ace Frehley recently made history with his new album Space Invader, which debuted at #9 on the Top 200 Chart in its week of release. The LP scored the highest charting position of ANY Kiss solo album ever, and marks Frehley’s first return to the Top 10 since KISS’s 1998 Pyscho Circus reunion album. Internationally, Space Invader has debuted #1 on the Independent Chart and #16 on the Top 200 Chart in Canada, Top 40 in Switzerland and Sweden, and hit a historic benchmark for the first time ever as a solo artist in Germany.

Space Invader, Frehley’s first studio album in five years, has also received praise from critics. Rolling Stone wrote, “Gene Simmons has claimed Ace Frehley doesn’t deserve to wear Kiss’ Kabuki clown paint, but the former Spaceman’s first solo LP in five years says otherwise,” while Associated Press hailed, “…the original Kiss lead guitarist has recorded his best solo album since his groundbreaking self-titled album in 1978.” Paste also confirmed, “Space Invader is a good rock album, and it’s an even better guitar record.”

Taz Taylor

Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.

RDG

  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”

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Friday, December 12: Josh Garrels

Doors open at 8:00 pm
Josh Garrels

VIP tickets available. Doors open at 7:00pm for VIP ticket holders.

Josh Garrels

Josh Garrels has spent more than a decade crafting music that cuts clean through. Resting in the space between accessibility and honesty, Garrels’ songs wrestle with and celebrate the mystery of faith with authenticity and heart. Cultivating a genre-blending mix of folk and hip hop, Garrels’ music explores themes of compassion, hope, longing, and liberation.

Many of the songs in Garrels’ catalogue evoke natural, visceral imagery, both from the Midwest where he was raised and attended college, and now from his home in Portland, Oregon. From the start of his career, Garrels has chosen to self-record, mix, produce, and distribute records without industry management or label representation, beginning with the lo-fi bedroom recordings Stonetree (2002), Underquiet (2003) and Over Oceans (2006). More…



Saturday, December 13: Maragold (featuring Greg Howe)

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Maragold

Maragold

Renowned guitarist Greg Howe, widely known for his rock / fusion instrumental recordings, had been considering doing an album featuring vocal-driven songs for quite a while. Long time friend, bassist Kevin Vecchione, had played on Greg’s “Five” album, as well as having toured with Greg previously.Through the years, over the course of their enduring friendship, Greg and Kevin had been discussing and mulling over the idea of being in a band together… They finally decided to stop talking and start acting, and the seeds of the band “Maragold” were sown. Drummer Gianluca Palmieri, who had also toured with Greg, and played on his recent album “Sound Proof”, was recruited to complete their dynamic rhythm section.

All they needed was “the voice”…

Kevin had Greg listen to some demos he had done with the new singer, Meghan Krauss. Greg enthusiastically agreed that she had “the voice”, but Meghan’s presence, personality, image, and especially her ability to inject herself into a song, truly made her the “total package” that they wanted in a vocalist. Meghan agreed to take on the duties as lead singer; Greg and Kevin immediately went to work writing songs befitting her vocal style.

The results are the ten amazing songs on the debut self-titled album, “MARAGOLD”. Combining exemplary musicianship and powerhouse vocals with provocative songwriting, the album represents a daring new direction for Greg Howe, which is sure to be an exciting experience for his fans, old and new.

One

One is the brainchild of 19 year old Polish guitar wizard, Adam Malicki and the band is based in both Warsaw, Poland and in LA. The LA version of the band features drummer Jeff Bowders (Shakira, Scott Ian, George Lynch, etc) and bassist, Dave Filice (American Idol band, Bono, Richie Kotzen, etc). Jeff and Dave are also playing on the album as is Paul Gilbert. Jun Murakawa (Buckcherry, Monster Magnet, Nine Inch Nails, etc) is engineering and mixing the record.

The Polish version of the band has toured with Black Label Society, as well as headlining their own shows, drawing up to 5,000 fans a night. They played this past New Year’s Eve to 300,000+ in Warsaw. They’ve also had chart topping albums and singles in Poland.

The Nili Brosh Band

Nili Brosh was born and raised in Rishon LeZion, Israel. She was always inspired by her older brother Ethan‘s passion for music and the guitar. She moved to Boston with her family at the age of 12, where she began studying electric guitar and eventually went on to study at Berklee College of Music.

In January 2011, Nili joined the progressive metal band Seven The Hardway, which features guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine (Steve Vai, Planet X, CAB), legendary drummer Virgil Donati (Planet X, CAB), and renowned vocalist Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth). About a month later, Nili was also asked to join MacAlpine’s touring solo band along with bassist Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen), and famed drummer Marco Minnemann (Paul Gilbert, The Aristocrats). Recently, Nili has been touring with the MacAlpine band and just released her second album, ‘A Matter of Perception,’ which she will be performing live.

RDG

  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”


Saturday, December 20: Gary Hoey – Ho Ho Hoey’s Rockin’ Holiday Tour

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Ho Ho Hoey

In 1995 the first Gary Ho Ho Hoey album was released. Hoey’s idea to put a rock edge on Christmas classics was inspired by his mother’s love for Christmas and growing up in Lowell MA with his 4 sisters. “With the last name, Hoey, I decided one day to record an album called Ho Ho Hoey and re-do some of my favorite Christmas classics with a rock guitar.” It was an instant hit at radio and sold over 350,000 copies and has been a staple at most rock stations around the country ever since. “I love doing the Ho Ho Hoey Rockin Holiday Tour every year because I get to give back and help folks with various charities and toy drives. It allows me to help communities and have some fun at the same time. And it’s Hoey’s loyal fan base and his connection with them that keeps him going. “I come out after every show to meet the fans,” says Hoey. “I enjoy the feedback and interaction.”

Pet Shark

Pet Shark is a progressive rock, instrumental band from Orange County, California featuring Keith Moreland on guitar, Ted Morton on drums. Matt Bissonette recorded bass guitar on the album, but because of his busy recording and touring schedule (Now with Elton John), he was not able to join the band for the live shows. So they’ve been joined by bass guitarist Russ Reshaw who has been on the road with the band Two or More for the last ten years, playing over 120 dates per year. Russ has also performed with Bobby Kimball, former lead singer of the band Toto. Russ is an amazing bass player, but best of all, he’s a great guy. The band is very pleased to have him.

Roni Lee Group

Of all the groups to come out of the L.A. Music Scene, The Runaways and Venus and the Razorblades were the beginning of an era! We were teenage kids driven only by our special vision of Rock & Roll!

Born in Los Angeles and fell in love early with Rock music. The Runaways and Venus and the Razorblads both recorded my song I Wanna Be Where the Boys are as well as being featured in the recent movie titled: The Runaways.

Living the dream with the likes of Van Halen, Ramones and others at the Wiskey and throughout L.A.’s music scene, my passion for music was forever sealed.

Today, The Roni Lee Group brings you the best of my Original Tunes mixed with well-chosen covers from my favorite bands and players.


Friday, January 9: Albert Lee

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Albert Lee

Albert Lee – Grammy Award-winning British guitarist, multiple recipient of Guitar Player magazine’s “Best Country Guitarist” and celebrated by fans and musicians the world over for his hybrid picking technique.

Known for his use of the Fender Telecaster, signature Ernie Ball guitar and lightning speed playing, Albert has not only worked in the studio and on tour with some of the biggest names in world music, but he has also maintained a successful solo career of his own.

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Saturday, January 10: Pink Froyd

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Pink Froyd
  • Pink Froyd – Tribute to Pink Floyd
    Performing 4 Pink Floyd album sides

Pink Froyd

Shine On #6-9

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On the Turning Away

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Set the Controls

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Friday, January 16: Lita Ford

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Lita Ford

To LITA FORD, the title of her new solo album Living Like A Runaway has two deep and distinct meanings: The first refers to her first band The Runaways, which she was a member of between 1975 and 1980, achieving her international breakthrough. The second reason is of a much more personal nature: “There have been days in my life when I ran away, when I was unhappy and had to get out of my previous life,” LITA confesses. “It‘s like walking through fire and being able to come through the other side unscathed.” She continues, “I wanted to write an album which gives people courage, inspires them and gives them new power, in other words the power of music. As it has done for me on difficult days, I want this music to help people to get through tough times, while remembering their happy times as well. It’s happened to me plenty of times: fans come up to me and tell me how my songs have helped them in difficult situations, in a way it is almost like a soundtrack to their lives.” More…

Rammoth

Rammoth formed in early 2011 originally 4 members playing all original rock with hard driving riffs complemented by melodic tones. Many influencial muscians drive the force behind our music, bands from the 60’s to present. We strive to write songs that will take you on a ride musically and lyrically, come and see the show!

Allison Chains

Allison Chains is the world’s only all-female tribute to Alice In Chains. Based in Los Angeles, Allison Chains delivers heavy metal riffs, hypnotic acoustic sounds, and unique harmonies, creating the haunting, tortured sound that put Alice In Chains at the forefront of Seattle’s early grunge bands. These four extraordinary female rockers are seasoned, accomplished performers with many individual achievements and awards. They authentically recreate Layne Stayley’s wailing rage, Jerry Cantrell’s melodic guitar fervor, Mike Starr and Mike Inez’s powerful bass lines, and Sean Kinney’s grinding rhythms. Allison Chains performs songs from every classic album: Facelift, Dirt, Alice In Chains, Sap, and Jar of Flies. The Allison Chains stage show brings you back to the early 1990s when hair bands were receding, grunge was all the rage, and flannel was in high fashion.

RDG

  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
  • 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
  • 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”


Saturday, January 17: Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown – 50th Anniversary

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Kim Simmonds Savoy Brown

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown

Legendary…a blues/rock institution…true innovators. These are just a few of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past forty years by music critics and fans.

One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today.

In 2011 Kim signed the band to Ruf Records releasing the album “Voodoo Moon” that has became a best seller on Amazon.com.

Going into 2013 Simmonds has returned to a three piece band once again, singing and playing guitar along with Pat DeSalvo on bass and Garnet Grimm on drums.



Wednesday, January 21: Extreme Guitar: Turner – Moore – Roth – Goldy

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Extreme Guitar: Roth - Moore - Goldy
Extreme Guitar:

  • Joe Lynn Turner
  • Vinnie Moore
  • Uli John Roth, with
    • Kofi Baker
    • Elliott Dean Rubinson
    • Alessandro Bertoni
    • Anthony Lococo
  • Black Knights Rising:
    • Craig Goldy
    • Mark Boals
    • Elliott Rubinson
    • Vinny Appice
  • Old James

Extreme Guitar

More information coming soon…


Saturday, January 24: Eric Johnson / Mike Stern

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Eric Johnson / Mike Stern

The collaboration between “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet” (Guitar Player) and “one of the more distinctive guitarists spanning several decades” (All About Jazz), Eric Johnson and Mike Stern, respectively, hits the next level as the friends and mutual admirers play two Texas concerts before going into Johnson’s Austin studio to cut tracks for an album on the Concord Jazz label to be released this fall. Backing the two on the shows and recordings is noted drummer Anton Fig, who has played with “The World’s Most Dangerous Band” on David Letterman’s NBC and CBS for 28 years and worked with legends like Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, B.B, King and many others, and bassist Chris Maresh, longtime Johnson bassist and co-writer.

The union began when Stern asked Johnson to play on his 2009 Big Neighborhood album. “We had fun meeting each other and just hanging out and doing that, so I suggested we do something together again,” Johnson explains. When the famed New York City Blue Note jazz club offered the two a double bill, “originally it was I’d do a set and Mike would do a set and then we’d then play a few songs together at the end of the night. I said, why don’t we just form a band and do the whole thing together?”

“It worked perfectly and we had a ball.” Stern enthuses. They followed the week of sold-out Blue Note shows last year – “a memorable night that no one in attendance will soon forget,” says the Pottstown Mercury of the final evening – with dates at other top Northeast jazz clubs. “Our priorities have been different in the styles we play. I’m more steeped in traditional jazz but I like rock and there’s blues in there that connects our playing. And he’s more of a rock and blues player, but he has a lot of jazz in his playing too. We’re both guys who like all kinds of music and are wide open.”



Saturday, February 7: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Before they even hit a chord, ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD have your attention. In the US South, where music is religion, two rock ‘n’ roll bloodlines tower above all others. In the saloon bars from Mississippi to Maryland, mere mention of the Allman and Neville Brothers casts a magic spell. Conversation falls silent. Pool balls stop rolling. Ten-gallon hats are tipped in respect and beer-bottles raised in salute. These aren’t just bands, they’re gods, and with a lineup comprising both the iconic Cyril Neville and Devon Allman, Royal Southern Brotherhood come pre-loaded with expectations. Don’t worry: they can match them. The family tree might be auspicious, but this new band trades on talent, not genealogy. It’s not about rock history: it’s about the here-and-now. Right now, the buzz is all about Royal Southern Brotherhood’s debut album, bottled with producer Jim Gaines in Louisiana. But let’s rewind to the summer of 2010 and the stifling heat of New Orleans: the city that both hosted the Allmans’ early residence as house band at The Warehouse, and provided the backdrop to the pivotal meeting between Cyril, Devon and Mike Zito. Talk turned to forming a new breed of blues-rock band, and when jams began at a secluded studio in the city’s Garden District, the fizzing chemistry was too strong to deny.

This lineup has talent to burn. You’ll already know Cyril Neville: poet, philosopher, percussion master and perhaps the South’s last great soul singer. At 63, this is the latest chapter in a career that began with 1970’s debut solo single, Gossip, and his touchdown in the lineup of older brother Art’s funk outfit, The Meters, who had already hit big with 1969’s immortal Cissy Strut. Cyril lent percussion and vocals to classic albums including 1972’s Cabbage Alley and 1975’s Fire On The Bayou, and when über-fan Mick Jagger invited The Meters to open the Rolling Stones’ stadium tour of 1975, he suggested Cyril took vocals (they agreed). More…

Triple Deez

If you like Aretha Franklin, Wild Cherry, B B King, Bill Withers, Lady Antebellum, Indigo Girls, Fugees, Adele and more, you will enjoy this cover band.


Sunday, March 15: Doro

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Doro

DORO Pesch is a living legend! And now the entire world knows it, after the “Queen of Rock & Metal” has received her first ever “Legends-Award” at England’s renowned “Golden Gods Awards” on July 17th 2013 at O2 Arena, London. A true highlight of a career, already going on for three decades.

DORO can look back at a really unique journey in the music business. DORO, in numbers this means: Gold and platinum awards for about 10 million sold records, over 2.800 live shows on four continents and in 60 different countries of this world, 16 studio records, four DVD’s. Countless cover stories on all important Music Magazines and millions of overwhelmed fans around the globe.

At the age of 16 DORO started playing in her first bands, but the story of her success began with her band WARLOCK in 1982 and the first album “Burning The Witches”, 1983: the first steps of a world career, that in 1986 got her to perform at the legendary “Monsters of Rock” Festival at British Castle Donnington, as the first ever female musician – and in front of 120.000 frenetic fans. More…



Friday, April 3: Ewan Dobson

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Ewan Dobson

Ewan Dobson has established himself as one of Canada’s most brilliant and exhilarating guitarists, having won first prize in many guitar competitions across the country. His impressive list of credentials include winning the Grand Prizes from both the Burlington Rotary Fall Music Festival and the Pickering Rotary Music Festival where he emerged victorious, after having competed against the top prize winners of all of the other disciplines. In addition to dominating the provincial competition circuit, Dobson has made his mark nationally having represented Ontario twice at the National Finals of the prestigious Canadian Music Competitions (CMC) and having been awarded the top prize in guitar. In the summer of 2009, Dobson was crowned the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion at the prestigious 5th annual Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition held in Kingston, Ontario. Shortly after this victory, he captured another first prize in the acoustic category at the 4th Montreal Guitar Grand Prix. However, the highlight of this season took place when he caught the attention of the world by capturing 3rd place at the 38th International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship held in Winfield, Kansas.

The development of Ewan Dobson into the artist that he is today has been an eclectic journey to say the least. After humble beginnings with his first electric guitar playing heavy metal and hard rock music to the structured discipline of his classical training, Dobson has expanded his repertoire to include Bluegrass, Metal, Canadian folk, Techno, Trance, Video Game and Contemporary Fingerstyle music. The culmination of all of these diverse influences has fuelled his creativity to compose his own unique brand of music and resulted in creating the captivating artist that he is today.



Friday, April 24: Davey Pattison’s Gamma+

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Davey Pattison’s Gamma+

Davey was invited to the United States from his native Scotland in 1979 by the late Bill Graham to front the band “GAMMA” then being put together by guitarist Ronnie Montrose – “I’d given up all hope of finding a quality singer for GAMMA until I heard Davey Pattison.” (Montrose quoted in the Detroit News). Davey arrived with a notebook full of Iyrics and began co-writing the GAMMA hits, “Thunder & Lightning”, “No Tears” and “Razor King” for the band’s first album. Two more albums followed and Davey again co-wrote, most notably, the now classic GAMMA song “Voyager”. Major stadium and arena concerts followed as GAMMA was paired with major rock acts like AC/DC, Santana, ZZ Top, Journey, Toto and Foreigner. Davey Pattison and GAMMA had entered the world of big time Rock and Roll.

After years of success, like many bands, GAMMA’s members went their separate ways and in 1986 Davey was approached by his old friend Robin Trower who asked him to perform on his forthcoming album “PASSION”. “Trower’s “PASSION” not only shows off his guitar playing but showcases the talents of the group’s vocalist. Davey Pattison. who brought the house down with ” ‘PASSlON’s’ title track.” (Larry Snider, music director at KXIX, Seattle. “Trower’s guitar playing is topped off by a delicious peformance by one of the unsung talents of our time – former GAMMA front man. Davey Pattison” – Kerrang Magazine, U.K. (The British “Rolling Stone”)

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