Under the Lights


Sep 25, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Recently a couple of groups have come to my attention, one from the Rock Fortress of the world, the United Kingdom, and one from a country that we don’t...


Sep 19, 2015 / 10:30 am

As with most aspiring musicians, this local guitarist began very humbly…”…I saved for my first guitar and bought a Mexican made Strat at a...

Fall Harvest part two

Sep 11, 2015 / 7:00 pm

As the title suggests, we are going to look, once again, at some new music coming out this Fall. Last week we looked at several, this week-again, but I hope you...

Fall Harvest pt. 1

Sep 4, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Wow!...the beginnings of autumn already! Musically speaking the heat is increasing, what with a robust harvest of musical offerings about to hit the streets...

Devil's Dozen

Aug 28, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Last weekend I found myself in the heart of the Okanagan, steeped in business meetings and such—but did have time to attend a Social that found some of...

A touch of magic

Aug 21, 2015 / 7:00 pm

In Chile, she may be known as a lawyer, in the rest of the world she is becoming known as part of the new wave of strong female vocalists delivering sonic...

Power of voice

Aug 14, 2015 / 7:00 pm

If I may…this review says it all…. She says she is a bit nervous and beyond excited!—well Veronica Freeman should not be nervous—but...

Gypsy souls

Jul 31, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Four years or so ago, I was honoured to have the opportunity to review this unique album release from the very down to earth and talented English group...

Rock solid

Jul 24, 2015 / 7:00 pm

They are celebrating fifteen years, hard to believe that these Irish upstarts began their musical journey at the turn of the century! Paul Mahon, Cormac Neeson,...

The voice of angel

Jul 17, 2015 / 7:00 pm

The voice of Angel… Frank Dimino has re-surfaced with a strong stripped down slice of rock in “Old Habits Die Hard”! That distinctive voice...

Summer reviews

Jul 10, 2015 / 7:00 pm

The Vintage Caravan “Arrival” Nuclear Blast Records Review by: Bruce E.J. Atkinson First—kudos to Nuclear Blast for seeing the vast talent in...

XIII-Devil’s Dozen

Jul 3, 2015 / 7:00 pm

At the time, we were celebrating the twelfth release of the musical brainchild of Andre Andersen—“Royal Hunt”, a group that I have listened to...

It's gonna get heavy

Jun 26, 2015 / 7:00 pm

They have grown…from a boutique label to a dominant entity within the world-wide music industry! Whether it is the uncanny talent of putting certain...

Human Era

Jun 19, 2015 / 7:00 pm

With a new lease on life, “Trixter” are back! Steve Brown welcomes all of us back to the “Human Era”…. Question: From the release...

True Disciples part 2

Jun 12, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Back in May, I introduced the progressive rock sounds of one die hard group, “Pyramaze”, under the heading of “True Disciples”…in...

Time for action (fest)

Jun 5, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Whether you consider it being the last major event of Spring, or the first Festival of Summer…in the Okanagan, it is time for Action (fest)!! The annual...

Holder of the keys

May 29, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Both were considered to be intellectual, progressive rock ensembles. One from Middle America, and one from the distant shores of England. The English group...

Expanding the frontiers

May 22, 2015 / 7:00 pm

If you are a regular reader…of this column, you have followed the story of Frontiers Records. Starting out as an unassuming select distribution entity in...

True disciples

May 15, 2015 / 7:00 pm

They are labelled a ‘Power-Melodic Metal’ band, but this group of dedicated musicians really defy all categories. Recently, I was assigned to look...


May 8, 2015 / 7:00 pm

As a young and ambitious vocalist, David Coverdale was in the right place at the right time! Before “Whitesnake”, David, along with Glenn Hughes...