All posts by Chris LeDrew

  • Scott Weiland: The Lingering Hangover of Stardom

    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 grunge bands of...

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

    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 to copy the...

    • Posted October 17, 2013
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  • Humble Pie’s Performance: Rockin’ the Fillmore 4-Disc Set to be Released

      (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 high. Marriott teamed...

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

    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 music business, but...

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

    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. And that assumption...

    • Posted July 25, 2013
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  • Blue Rodeo

    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 my history with...

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

    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 is generous and...

    • Posted July 24, 2013
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  • One-on-One with Singer/Songwriter Willie Nile

    New York singer/songwriter Willie Nile is turning the glorification of youth in music inside out. He’s 65 years old and his new album American Ride has hit #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, which typically features “new” artists....

    • Posted July 17, 2013
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  • Fortunate Ones

    Here are some photos of Canadian acoustic folk-pop duo Fortunate Ones opening for The Waterboys at Holy Heart Theatre on Monday, July 15th. This Newfoundland duo is comprised of Andrew James O’Brien on guitar/vocals and Catherine Allan...

    • Posted July 17, 2013
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  • Concert Review: Eagles at Salmon Festival

    Those who’ve seen the recent documentary History of the Eagles are now up to speed on the band’s exploits spanning their initial 1971-1980 run, followed by the 1994 Hell Freezes Over reunion and subsequent activity to the present....

    • Posted July 15, 2013
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