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Joe Grushecky’s Newest Release: Somewhere East of Eden

Nicholas Cho
October 12, 2013
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Rock guitarist and singer, Joe Grushecky, has been a torch-bearer of American rock for over 30 years. The Pittsburgh-native and founding member of the Iron City Houserockers recently released his 17th solo studio record, Somewhere East of Eden, a refreshing album that shows that after all of these years,...

Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Amaze at the Blue Note Jazz Club

Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Amaze at the Blue Note Jazz Club

Nicholas Cho
August 22, 2013
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On the evening of Saturday August 17, 2013, guitar masters Eric Johnson and Mike Stern performed together at the heralded Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City as part of their Eclectic Guitars Tour. When the tour was announced, I thought that their unique styles and different musical backgrounds ...

Eric Johnson: Past, Present, and Future

Eric Johnson: Past, Present, and Future

Nicholas Cho
August 19, 2013
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  Grammy-Award winning musician, Eric Johnson, is one of the world’s most-revered guitarists. His unique style of playing, which consists of chord melodies and fast licks, along with his violin-like guitar tone have made Johnson stand out as one of the guitar greats. Born on August ...

Fleetwood Mac Rocks New York City

Fleetwood Mac Rocks New York City

Nicholas Cho
April 18, 2013
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  As the house lights dimmed and the shadowy figures of the band members emerged onstage, the crowd went wild. Then, as guitarist/singer Lindsey Buckingham slowly counted off “one, two, three, four,” the anticipation and excitement in the audience that had been building intensely expl...

The Monkees End Reunion Tour with Energetic Show at the Beacon Theatre

The Monkees End Reunion Tour with Energetic Show at the Beacon Theatre

Nicholas Cho
December 8, 2012
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Thousands of eager fans gathered at the Beacon Theatre for the final show of the “An Evening with the Monkees” tour featuring Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith. The three musicians had not performed together in the U.S. since 1969, and this was the first tour after the death of singer Davy...

Eric Johnson Dazzles at BB King’s Blues Club

Eric Johnson Dazzles at BB King’s Blues Club

Nicholas Cho
September 30, 2012
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On September 25, 2012 at the heart of Times Square in New York City, guitar virtuoso and Austin-native Eric Johnson played at BB King’s Blues Club as part of his “Up Close World Tour,” reaffirming his status as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. The diverse crowd was comprised of peopl...

Roger Waters Raises and Tears Down “The Wall” at Yankee Stadium

Roger Waters Raises and Tears Down “The Wall” at Yankee Stadium

Nicholas Cho
July 11, 2012
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What separates an amazing concert experience from an ordinary concert? Is it the fact that your favorite artist is playing one of the most popular albums in the history of rock in its entirety? Or maybe over-the-top visuals such as crashing stuka planes, fireworks, and political images projected onto a wall ...

The Cranberries Bring Roses Tour to New York City

The Cranberries Bring Roses Tour to New York City

Nicholas Cho
June 5, 2012
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  After releasing their first album in over a decade, “Roses”, in early 2012, the Cranberries kicked off the first leg of their US tour in support of the album in New York City at Terminal 5. Playing to two sold-out crowds on May 2 and May 4, 2012, New York was hungry for some 90s rock, and the...

Blue Oyster Cult Roars Into the Bergen Performing Arts Center

Blue Oyster Cult Roars Into the Bergen Performing Arts Center

Nicholas Cho
April 26, 2012
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It was a cold and rainy Saturday night, but that didn’t stop anyone from enjoying a great show as Blue Oyster Cult rocked the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, NJ on Saturday April 21st, 2012. The group played a 90 minute set to a raucous crowd, and the line-up consisted of gu...

Hiromi’s “Trio Project” Gives a Stellar Performance at B.B. King’s Blues Club

Nicholas Cho
April 11, 2012
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Jazz pianist virtuoso, Hiromi Uehara, played two sets on April 10, 2012 at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City that brought musicians and the common listener together to listen, enjoy, and smile from her riveting playing. Backed by world-renowned musicians, Anthony Jackson on contrabass guitar...

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