All posts by Chris LeDrew

  • Scott Weiland: The Lingering Hangover of Stardom

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 41,516 The only grunge album I bought in the early ‘90s was Nirvana’s Nevermind. Kurt Cobain transcended the genre in that he was simply a great writer of melody and chord structure. Although the other popular...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • Open Letter From a Bar Owner to Musicians

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 6,800,095 The letter I have copied below was posted on Tampa Craigslist by a bar owner, but it was flagged for removal before I could provide a link or credit the author. But I managed...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • Review: Steve Poltz, St. John’s Newfoundland

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 230 There is really no way to write a conventional review as such on California singer/songwriter Steve Poltz. It is better described as an experience. Calling Poltz a singer/songwriter is even somewhat presumptuous, because we...

    • Posted August 21, 2013
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  • Humble Pie’s Performance: Rockin’ the Fillmore 4-Disc Set to be Released

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 13   (Press release from Omnivore Recordings, LOS ANGELES, Calif.)  When Steve Marriott left the Small Faces (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2012) to launch a new band in 1968, expectations were...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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  • Bobby Owsinski Joins OnStage Magazine

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 23 Producer, Author, Technology Advisor Bobby Owsinski OnStage Magazine is excited to announce the addition of Mr. Bobby Owsinski as Senior Writer. He will discuss the latest technology, music production, and social media as it...

    • Posted August 8, 2013
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  • One-on-One with Guitar Virtuoso Joe Satriani

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 100 In the world of instrumental rock, the name Joe Satriani looms large. Cultivating a successful career as a headlining guitarist who doesn’t sing seems like a monumental task in the grand scheme of the...

    • Posted August 6, 2013
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  • Faith Restored: Chris Isaak in Minneapolis

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 216 Those of you who read my Eagles review last week were probably under the impression that the concert soured me a bit on classic acts and the lack of consideration some have for their audience....

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • Blue Rodeo

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 184 Here are some photos I took of Canadian music icons (and, incidentally, my pals) Blue Rodeo from their performance at this year’s Salmon Festival in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. I wrote a blog piece on...

    • Posted July 24, 2013
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  • Concert Review: Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 269 The elegant State Theatre in Minneapolis is almost a century old. It was built in 1924 and at the time was the grandest theatre in the United States. Built to seat 2,100, the legroom...

    • Posted July 24, 2013
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  • Concert Review: The Waterboys, St. John’s, Newfoundland

    ARTICLE VIEWS: 219 The diversity of the audience that came to see The Waterboys at Holy Heart Theatre in St. John’s, Newfoundland on July 15 was a testament to this seminal UK band’s wide-ranging influence. You had bespectacled...

    • Posted July 18, 2013
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