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Joe Milliken
Oct 18 2017 - 9:17am

BOSTON - Hirsh Gardner is widely known (with good reason) as the thunderous drummer of the melodic-rocking, AOR band New England, who released three dynamic albums from 1978-1983, which included the Top 40-hit “Don’t Ever Wanna Lose Ya.” However, the scope of Gardner’s talents goes far beyond drumming. He is also a strong vocalist and song writer, a guitar player, and is also a renowned producer.

Joe Milliken
Oct 4 2017 - 10:54am

WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS – When you have waited for nearly 40 years to see one of your all-time favorite bands, the anticipation on “concert day” is sky high! However, such enthusiasm can also create the possibility of disappointment, for if you’ve been following a band for said 40 years, well, let’s just say it could create unrealistic expectation of the upcoming performance. In the words of my long time, concert-going friend, who was also seeing UFO for the first time... “Will the guys have anything left in the gas tank?”

Joe Milliken
Sep 23 2017 - 3:46pm

This is the third installment in a series of album/CD reviews by SRO contributing writer, Donna Neale, revolving around the re-issuing of The Cars’ classic back-catalog on Rhino Records.

Joe Milliken
Sep 10 2017 - 8:10pm

This is the second installment in a series of album/CD reviews by SRO contributing writer, Donna Neale, revolving around the re-issuing of The Cars’ classic back-catalog on Rhino Records.

Joe Milliken
Sep 1 2017 - 12:36pm

This is the first in a series of album/CD reviews by new SRO contributing writer, Donna Neale, revolving around the recent and up-coming, re-issuing of The Cars’ classic back-catalog.

Joe Milliken
Jun 5 2017 - 12:49pm

SHIRLEY, MASSACHUSETTES – In the mid-80's, this fan had the opportunity to see ELP in concert. However, the line-up was Emerson, Lake & Powell, not the original drummer, Carl Palmer. (Cozy Powell was great! R.I.P.) Now, 30-plus years later, I recently had the opportunity to see Mr. Palmer fronting his own power trio, performing versions of the classic ELP catalog and dubbing the project “Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Tour.”

Joe Milliken
Apr 29 2017 - 9:05am

NEW YORK CITY - The Max's Kansas City 1976 album was originally released (in 1976, of course) in order to promote all the cool punk music that was happening at Max's and in the clubs of New York City. And now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of it's release, Peter Crowley, the original booking manager at Max's Kansas City, has teamed up with Jungle Records to re-release an expansive version of this punk-rock treasure.

Joe Milliken
Jan 25 2017 - 10:16am

It's not everyday one gets to review the live-CD release, of a show that they actually attended. In this case, however, I was lucky enough to be sitting in the second row for a show performed in August of 2014, by the classic AOR band, ("album orientated rock") New England, at the elegant Regent Theatre in the Boston suburb of Arlington, Massachusetts. However, what made this particular show even more special, was that New England was performing on that night, their first full-on concert together since 1983.

Gary Borress
Dec 21 2016 - 3:40pm

Johnny Pisano has spent the past decade and a half being a loyal sideman/band leader to many of the most influential rockers and poets that have emerged from the side walks and back alleys of New York City. Like his fellow Italian American, Silvio Dante, Pisano has always been a good lieutenant.

Christopher Bergmann
Nov 30 2016 - 3:18pm

King Crimson’s new live release, Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind, is more than a concert, it’s an up-close and personal experience. For the first time since King Crimson's early 70's "Mark III" line up, (Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, John Wetton and David Cross) Sir Robert can finally be seen in full lighting and it’s truly a sight to behold.

Unlike past tours and connected live releases on DVD, where Fripp was only seen in silhouette, we can now finally watch the master's hands as he delivers a powerhouse performance. Along with of course, the newest incarnation of King Crimson featuring Jakko Jakksyk, Tony Levin, Mel Collins and the three-drum attack of Pat Mastellotto, Bill Rieflin (who also plays keyboards) and Gavin Harrison.