Sep 14, 2012 / 7:00 pm
December 1st…will be a scorcher of a concert, heating up the Kelowna winter with three legendary bands! The Rock n’ Roll Revival hits Prospera Place on that evening with Journey, Loverboy and Night Ranger! Last Summer, “Night Ranger” celebrated their thirtieth year with the release of “Somewhere In California”…a ‘back to form’ album. I had the honour of reviewing that album for another periodical that I write for…here is the Review:
Night Ranger “Somewhere In California”
Review by: Bruce E.J. Atkinson
Get ready for some real powerful, outstanding, and hook laden rock n’ roll!
“Somewhere In California” is a celebration of thirty years of ‘Melodic Metal’ from the originators…Night Ranger! Coming out of the gate—fast and furious, “Growing Up In California” sets the tone for this, Night Ranger’s ninth studio album. All of the groups’ trademarks are here—great guitar riffs—memory making choruses with finely sung harmonies! Each song bathed in a powerfully driven rhythm section…pulsating throughout the whole of the album.
Yeah, these guys may have been rocking for the past thirty years—but “Somewhere In California” proves that Night Ranger can rock all of us for thirty more.—easily! Eleven rocked out offerings, and a couple warm moments too…this ninth release just may be the group’s strongest yet.
It is going to be a great Summer 2011…’Somewhere In California’
Currently on tour, Loverboy are spreading their infectious music all across North America. The group are stronger than ever and taking each city they touch down in by storm. Kelowna will be no different! From Frontiers’ Records, here is the new official video of “Heartbreaker”’, a re-worked version that appears on the group’s latest, and perhaps greatest Recorded Work: “Rock N’ Roll Revival”…note the recording sequences:
Journey, Loverboy, and Night Ranger…promises to be the concert event of the winter….and tickets are available now! December 1st at Prosper Place.
Under The Lights
Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:
The Blue Gator: Rann Berry’s Random Act: Sept. 14th/15th Jimmy Leguilloux: Sept. 21st/22nd Moni Funk: Sept. 28th/29th
Doc Willougby’s: Acres Of Lions: Sept. 15th
Minstrel Café: Broken Mirrors: Sept. 14th The Rowdymen: Sept. 15th Fighting Orange: Sept. 21st/22nd Maria Muldaur: October 4th
The Pheasant & Quail Pub: Diamond Road: Sept. 14th/15th Sherman Ducette & the Blues Duet: Sept.21st/22nd Donovan Sweet: Sept. 28th/29th
Kelowna Community Theatre: Andre-Philippe Gagnon: November 9th Colin James: November 12th
Level: ’Carnival Of Death Tour’ Featuring: Obituary Broken Hope Decrepit Birth Jungle Rot and Encrust September 22nd
Prospera Place: John Fogerty: Sept. 27th Journey/Loverboy/Night Ranger: December 1st
“Rann Berry and the One Hit Wonders” are set to encore their fabulous show on September 21st, and again at the Kelowna Community Theatre! Tickets are available at all usual outlets.
‘Notes & News’:
The BIG News is:…the 2007 Led Zepplin performance at the O2 Arena in London is finally going to see the light of day!!...a new CD/DVD package will be out in November! Possibly the latter part of the month, and apparently, according to UK sources, a Theatre release of the concert will happen in October!!
……if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!
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- Blues Rules Mar 15
- Swedish Hardcore Mar 8
- Reloaded/Revitalised Mar 1
- Second coming, of sorts Feb 22
- Survivors Feb 15
- A Master's Work Is Never Done Feb 8
- A humble 'hands on' approach Feb 1
- Spring! Nothing But Fields Of Green Jan 25
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