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Rocktober Wrap

Yes, I Know it is the first weekend of November, however I thought a Rocktober Wrap was in order!  Most in the rock world are getting ready for what promises to be a very active 2013, what with announced plans for the fiftieth anniversary of the Rolling Stones, the release of ‘Celebration Day’ from Led Zepplin and the impending World Tour of Aerosmith, celebrating their new studio album…Rocktober is the launch month and the classic year will be 2013!  The following are some more interesting tidbits that had their start this October:    “Music From Another Dimension”, the new Aerosmith album is set to hit the streets!  The group are currently on tour, and will continue to hit the world stages in 2013.  The album, apparently, is a throw back to their seventies output, with some modern turns thrown in…at the very least, it should be interesting.

Rocktober has also seen David Coverdale preparing a new live set for release, on both DVD and CD.  The package should see the light of day in early 2013 or at the very optimistic view: late December.  David is also working on a revision of his superb Solo release “Into the Light”, first heard in 2000.

Meat Loaf, yes! Meat Loaf released an extravagant package in October:  “Guilty Pleasure Tour” deluxe edition of DVD/CD with extensive notes in a booklet form.  The DVD contains an extensive documentary on Meat Loaf, this would be a wonderful set under that Christmas tree!!

The ex vocalist for Nightwish, Tarja has released “Act 1”…a double live CD package.  New studio effort is set for early 2013.

October has also seen new material from Chris Robinson, ex-Black Crowes, with “The Majic Door”, and the lead guitarist of Bon Jovi has released a solo effort: Richie Sambora, “Aftermath Of the Lowdown”.

Heart has released a very strong set of music in “Fanatic”; these famous sisters have stepped beyond their boundaries, and stirred up a fantastical spectrum of sound on this new studio exercise!

This Roctober has seen many new releases, and of course, new music from Classic Rock Artists will spill over in to November.  The significance of Rocktober 2012, is the amount of music that is either released or preparing to be released from veteran Rockers all over the world!  From the Loverboys to the Stones, this October’s news and events only foreshadows the year coming up!  2013 will be the Classic Rock year of record…prepare to enjoy!


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Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

The Blue Gator:   Jimmy Leguilloux:   Nov. 2nd & 3rd   Poppa Dawg:  November 7th    Zamboni Brothers:  November 8th   Young ‘Uns:   Nov. 9th and 10th   Easy Fix:  Nov. 14th   Orio November 15th    Zamboni Brothers:  Nov. 16th & 17th        

97 Street Pub:  The Zamboni Brothers:   November 2nd & 3rd   Wheelhouse:   November 9th & 10th      Paper Lions:   November 15th   Out Of Eden:  November 16th & 17th

Minstrel Café:  Luke Blu Gutherie:   Nov. 2nd & 3rd  Cheeky Monkeys:   Nov. 3rd  Jack Semple:   Nov. 8th & 9th   Brandi Disterheft:   Nov. 10th  Urban Birds:  Nov. 15th

The Habitat:    Hey Ocean:   November 10th   

Notable Concerts:  

Kelowna Community Theatre:   Andre-Philippe Gagnon:  November 9th    Colin James:  November 12th     

Prospera Place:   Journey/Loverboy/Night Ranger:  December 1st

Power 104’s “Rock For Kids”…December 2nd with Kelowna’s “The Flu”

……ever wondered what it takes to make a comeback?  1970’s hopefuls, “The Karroll Brothers” story next week right here on “Under The Lights”!!  

 …if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at:  [email protected]  and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!.....



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About the Author

We call him the Professor of Rock: With a career in music, television and media arts spanning 30 years, Atkinson knows music. He's traveled as a professional musician and he loves Rock 'N Roll. He is a music journalist who writes internationally for Frontier Records' Melodic Rock magazine and he owns FBA International a multifaceted management, consulting, promotional entity.






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