Joan Osborne

Back in 1996 Joan Osbourne was everywhere thanks to the hit, “One of Us.”

She’s still out there making music. If you liked her back then, maybe give her a listen again

Jeff Healey

I was lucky enough to see Jeff Healey and his band back in 1995. Most people know him for “Angel Eyes,” but damn, that dude played the hell out of the guitar.

Go ahead, search out his music on your favorite platform, and be amazed!

Denny Dent

My college didn’t do a lot of fancy stuff, nor have a lot of big-named concerts come through, but in the world of way-cool, they did arrange for speed-painter Denny Dent to put on a show.

Denny would paint, speed style, to music that accented the painting he was going to complete. Lots of times he would also start them upside down, then spin them over, and suddenly you would see what he was creating.

Sadly Denny died too soon, at the age of 56, back in 2004. Luckily I was able to see him create some masterpieces!

Sascha Konietzko – KMFDM

KMFDM was one of my first introductions to the energy of industrial rock. While the lighting at The Metro in Chicago for this concert was tricky, flipping to black and white helps bring out the energy of the band.

(Image from: KMFDM in concert, May 30, 1995
The Metro, Chicago, Illinois)

Piranha Man Goes Surfing

When radio dude Jonathan Brandmeier was on the radio in Chicago and did appearances, one of his sidekicks was Piranha Man from Pakistan. On this event he was lucky enough to go surfing!

Fire With a Bass Beat

Years ago at a radio station festival a band called The Bloodhound Gang, and their bassist “Evil” Jared Hasselhoff (real name Jared Hennegan) nearly started a riot with their inviting everyone in the crowd on stage.

It was awesome.

(Image from: Q101 Jamboree 2000, May 20, 2000 – The New World Music Theatre, Tinley Park, IL)

Tré Cool – Green Day 2005

Green Day rocks and with good reason, because behind every great band that rocks is a great drummer. Thank you Tré Cool for rocking!

(Image from: Green Day in concert, August 10, 2005
The Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL)

Tom Jones – 1998

Back in 1998 I was lucky enough to see Tom Jones in a smaller venue, The Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL.

I always enjoyed those shows with the mix of older fans and their youngin’s with them.