Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lisa's Rock Concert Highlights

Snapshots of some of my favorite rock concerts I've attended:
Styx, La Crosse WI, Aug. 2000
*This was my first time seeing Styx, and I got to meet Glen Burtnik.

Styx, Eau Claire WI, July 2001.

Night Ranger, La Crosse WI, July 2002.

Jackson Browne, St. Paul MN, Dec. 2002.
*I got a concussion between Jackson Browne and Tom Petty sets. Ouch!

Tom Petty, St Paul MN, Dec. 2002.

John Waite, La Crosse WI, Feb. 2003.

Kansas, La Crosse WI, Feb. 2003.

Styx, La Crosse WI, Feb 2003.
*Had the great pleasure of meeting JY and Todd Sucherman.

Coheed & Cambria, Minneapolis MN, Oct. 2005.

Motley Crue, La Crosse WI, Feb. 2006.

Steel Panther (formerly Metal Skool), San Diego CA, March 2008.
*Got to dance up on the stage! Hilarious, yet amazing skills these guys got.

Slaughter, La Crosse WI, July 2008.
*Got to meet the band at "The Animal House," downtown La Crosse.

Firehouse, Green Bay WI, March 2009.

Kansas, Rochester MN, Aug. 2009.

Monday, December 28, 2009

You know who's cool?

Jack Blades

covering "Summer Breeze" with Tommy Shaw (Shaw/Blades):

covering "Nature's Way," Shaw/Blades:

with Night Ranger, "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" live:

Night Ranger's "When You Close Your Eyes" music video:

Damn Yankees' "High Enough":

Hilarious album cover of the week

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Album I'm currently into

Tormato (Yes)

If you are able, I suggest looking into a copy of the album that includes the bonus tracks so that you can hear Jon Anderson's accapella piece "Days." Beautiful.

Not the best Yes album, but for any Yes fan, it's a must! You can definitely hear the link between their early progressive sound and their later poppish stuff in this album. Yay for Yes!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Featured absolutely random but awesome song

"Go" by Asia

Whythis song/Asia is awesome:

1. This is the ultimate super-group. King Crimson meets The Buggles meets Emerson Lake and Palmer meets Yes. Sorry, Damn Yankees; I think Asia might take the lead in this one.
2. Carl Palmer's drum stick flips.
3. Who doesn't like ambiguous sci-fi music video concepts?