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Goo Goo Dolls 8.23.17

Goo Goo Dolls @ Red Hat Aug 23, 2017 The Goo Goo Dolls played at the Red Hat Amphitheater August 23. It was a little humid for the show and if you were there for the opening band, you got a little wet from the rain.  But that was all cleared up by the time the… Read More ›

Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty Aug 22, 2017 @  Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC It was a great night for seeing Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty. MB20 stopped touring in 1993 and this is kind of a reunion tour after Kyle Cook left the band in 2016. They played everything you wanted to hear off their four albums like:… Read More ›


Journey played the Coastal Federal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek in Raleigh July 25, 2017 and came out strong with a song that has person meaning to me even today, Separate Ways (Worlds Apart). Journey started in San Francisco in 1973 with lead guitar player, Neal Schon and Ross Valory (bass) being the… Read More ›

In This Moment @ the Ritz

In This Moment played The Ritz Raleigh July 16th and I have to say it was a great show! With singer/songwriter Maria Brink, doing costume and small set changes, she added a bit of theatrical flair to the show. In This Moment is a metalcore band originating in Los Angeles, California in 2005. As it… Read More ›

Albert Strong

The Al Strong Quintet — One Down, One to Go!

Composer/arranger/trumpeter/band leader Al Strong is a central part of the Triangle area jazz scene. In addition to playing jazz locally (and worldwide), Strong teaches in the Jazz Studies program at his alma mater, North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. And he is a co-founder of The Art of Cool Project, a nonprofit organization that… Read More ›