Steve Miller’s ’70s blues-rock tunes can still pack the joint

  photos by the newt During his sold-out gig at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver last night, Steve Miller talked about how he moved to Chicago as a young man and learned all he could about the blues jamming with the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Buddy Guy. That love of the blues came … Continue reading Steve Miller’s ’70s blues-rock tunes can still pack the joint

Anti-fragile Bachman Turner puts it into overdrive this spring

Less than two weeks ago, Universal Music Canada announced that it would be releasing a remastered 40th-anniversary edition of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's best-selling album, Not Fragile, on March 18. That was great news for anyone who was a teenager back in '74, when BTO was battling it out with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Foghat, and Blue Oyster Cult for time on … Continue reading Anti-fragile Bachman Turner puts it into overdrive this spring

Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band to perform at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

Maybe you saw him at the Grammy's the other night, performing his old hit "Photograph" and then playing drums behind Paul McCartney on some song that wasn't a Beatles tune. Well, now you can see him in the flesh, as legendary Fab Four drummer and all-around good guy Ringo Starr is bringing his All-Starr Band … Continue reading Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band to perform at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver

George Thorogood cracks funnies before rocking out in Coquitlam

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MAY 20, 2012 George Thorogood is a born entertainer. Even before he hits the stage to blast out his patented array of boogiefied blues classics he'll try to get a reaction from folks anyway he can. That's what happened backstage before his gig at Coquitlam's Red Robinson Show Theatre last night … Continue reading George Thorogood cracks funnies before rocking out in Coquitlam

Steve Earle dedicates a song “to Dubya and his fucking horse” in Coquitlam

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JUNE 9, 2012 By Steve Newton American songwriting legend Steve Earle played Coquitlam's Red Robinson Show Theatre last night, and--as always--took no prisoners as far as his political beliefs are concerned. One of the many highlights of the solo acoustic show was the performance of "Little Emperor", a song off Earle's latest album, I'll … Continue reading Steve Earle dedicates a song “to Dubya and his fucking horse” in Coquitlam

Buddy Guy brings fiery Chicago blues to Coquitlam, but can’t outshine opener Jonny Lang

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 29, 2012 Blues legend Buddy Guy brought a taste of Chicago to the wilds of Coquitlam last night (September 28), but the verifiable guitar legend was outshone by a "kid" 45 years younger than himself. Jonny Lang opened the show with an hour-long set that included a showstopping version of … Continue reading Buddy Guy brings fiery Chicago blues to Coquitlam, but can’t outshine opener Jonny Lang

Joe Walsh brings regular-guy charm and killer James Gang riffs to Coquitlam

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 8, 2012 American rock great Joe Walsh played Coquitlam's Red Robinson Show Theatre last night (September 7), and pretty well packed the place. Judging by the rabid response it got, the vast majority of the crowd of mostly 40- and 50-somethings were hoping to hell he'd play the 1970 James … Continue reading Joe Walsh brings regular-guy charm and killer James Gang riffs to Coquitlam