Category: The Concert File

  • Jeff Healey

    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

    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…

  • Sascha Konietzko – KMFDM

    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

    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

    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,…

  • Tré Cool – Green Day 2005

    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, 2005The Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL)

  • Tom Jones – 1998

    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.

  • John Fogerty – 1998

    John Fogerty – 1998

    John Fogerty is one of those artists who you don’t always remember his songs until the opening rift. Then you sing your ass off. He also rocks in concert. Image from: July 26, 1996 – The New World TheatreTinley Park, IL

  • Gene Simmons – Kiss

    Gene Simmons – Kiss

    Part of the beauty of the rock band Kiss is that they never appear to age. I mean, how could they with the makeup? Take Gene Simmons, still looks the same! There have certainly been some changes through the years, especially as they appear to be on their last tour, but in terms of rock…

  • Dennis DeYoung – Styx – 1997

    Dennis DeYoung – Styx – 1997

    While I have seen Styx post Dennis DeYoung, I was lucky enough to see the band on their final tour with Dennis out front. While that show didn’t have anything off of “Mr. Roboto” an album I weirdly really like, it was great to see them rockin’ together. Image from The Grand Illusion tour, June…