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Shaun Morgan’s 5th Annual Rise Above Fest, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine, July 22nd and 23rd 2017

Editor’s Note: This year Ann and I decided to mix things up a bit. We decided to have a guest reviewer cover this year’s Rise Above Fest. We felt you the readers deserved to get a review directly from a fan’s perspective, AKA – THE PIT. Welcome Anneka Ortiz! -Chris I have been to three Rise Above Fests and something about this... Read more →
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Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine – July 14, 2017

A lot of bucket lists got a little bit shorter Friday night when legendary musicians Sir Rod Stewart and Cyndy Lauper performed at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. Combining hits and showmanship that stretches several decades, these entertainers left the patrons gathered beside the Penobscot happy and satisfied. Opening... Read more →
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Nickelback’s Feed the Machine Tour with Daughtry & Shaman’s Harvest, July 7, 2017, Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, Maine

Waterfront Concerts is heavy on rock music this 2017 summer series, and ticket sales say that fans approve. 13,500 plus fans packed into the venue Friday night for an evening of rock and roll, Nickelback-style, for the band’s Feed the Machine tour. Nickelback fans will tell you – these boys know how to have fun and put on a great night of... Read more →
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Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, SIXX A.M., As Lions – Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, Maine, November 27th, 2016

The line outside the newly renovated Cross Insurance Arena was incredibly long with fans lined up around the block. I knew this was going to be a good show. I had only seen one of the four bands on the bill before and was really looking forward to shooting something new. Opening the show, from London, England, As Lions. I really enjoyed... Read more →
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Sublime w/Rome – The Skints – State Theatre, Portland, Maine, November 12, 2016

When grunge music stepped on the throat of heavy metal by way of Nirvana and like-minded bands, this metal fan went searching for something else. I never got off on the grunge scene and the metal that was being produced in the 90’s wasn’t really my brand of metal, so I pretty much stuck to my old records, slowly replacing them with CD... Read more →
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The Monsters Of Rock Cruise – West – Monsterwood – Oct 1st – 4th, 2016

Life onboard the Monsters of Rock Cruise is nonstop music – which means nonstop scheduling and hard work for the production crew behind the scenes.  A shout out to all those hard working folk who keep the party raging for several straight days.  Several acts were scheduled to play before we even left port.  The first act... Read more →
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Styx – Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, October 21st, 2016

Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I was lucky enough to grow up with some of the best bands and music of my lifetime. Many of those bands have given up the ghost or might continue on but without the same sound. Styx, however, is not one of them. Yes, like most of the bands from those days who are still playing today, you will find only two... Read more →