Sep 21, 2012 / 7:00 pm
If you caught last week’s column, you know about the great news on Led Zepplin, however it just gets better! Entitled ‘Celebration Day’, the video document of the group’s 2007 ’02 re-union concert is two hours plus, and will be released as a theatre release in early October! We don’t have to wait for November to see it! October 17th is the worldwide release in theatres, with a month later for the DVD/CD release, which will contain some surprise bonus material.
A West Coast icon, the Canadian/American group that modelled themselves after Led Zepplin, (in the early days), are about to release a brand new album! ‘Heart’ will be releasing a collection of music that harkens back to their early years…”Fanatic” is the name, and expect some great things from this effort! Here is a sneak peek!
Of course, if you read last week, you know that Night Ranger will be accompanying both Journey and Loverboy on the Rock N’ Roll Revival concert in Kelowna. But did you know that the group are celebrating their thirtieth anniversary of the release of their debut, “Dawn Patrol”? Thirty years in this business and still being successful is a milestone and a half! In celebration, the group decided to put on an acoustic show somewhere in California, with an invited audience and have released it as a DVD/CD package. Here’s a Review:
Night Ranger “24 Strings And A Drummer—Live & Acoustic”
Review by: Bruce E.J. Atkinson
One can always tell when a group of musicians are a confident bunch when they strip down their electrified music creations to that of the bare essentials and voices. And that is what ‘Night Ranger’ has done! What with just guitars/barest of drums, and all their vocal ability, this group put on an amazing performance.
After thirty years in the business—these lads should be confident!—and it shows! This new release was recorded just a few months back, live and off the floor—with only acoustic guitars and the bare essentials in the drum department, new life has been breathed into these classic numbers by the perfect harmony of the combined voices of Night Ranger. A beautifully packaged CD/DVD set, you, too, can be part of the select members of the audience—with this specially invited concert performance! Captured live somewhere in California, Night Ranger celebrates thirty years of creating some of the best AOR around!...and now we can celebrate with them!
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Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:
The Blue Gator: Jimmy Leguilloux: Sept. 21st/22nd Moni Funk: Sept. 28th/29th Zamboni Brothers: Oct. 5th/6th Studebaker John: October 12th/13th
Minstrel Café: Fighting Orange: Sept. 21st/22nd Urban Birds: Thursday Sept. 27th Manfred: Friday Sept. 28th The Blue Healers: Saturday Sept. 29th Devon Coyote & The Gentleman: Sunday Sept. 30th Maria Muldaur: October 4th
The Pheasant & Quail Pub: Sherman Ducette & the Blues Duet: Sept.21st/22nd Donovan Sweet: Sept. 28th/29th
The Streaming Café: Zaac Pick: Sept. 22nd Michael Bernard Fitzgerald: Sept. 27th The Jon Cohen Experimental: Sept. 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 Russell Peters: October 2nd 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’: New releases: Dokken; “Broken Bones” Kix; “Live In Baltimore” Jeff Lynne; “Long Wave” Neal Schon; “The Calling” Ten; “Heresy And Creed”
……if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at: email@example.com and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!.....
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