Last night, I was in the venue Starlite Room having myself a blast at the first ever Blind Guardian concert in Edmonton. Though it was a small one, the venue was packed. Packed with people; packed with volume; packed with energy – basically everything you could ask for in a great concert.
For me, this month will be known as Nevermore November. Why? On November 5, an excellent band came to Edmonton’s Pawn Shop (the bar, not a place of sleazy business) for the first time in about five years. I had only started listening to the band in the past few months, after I even bought the tickets. At the time it did not seem like much, but that purchase turned out to be one of the most pleasant surprises of my year.
June 26 is the long-awaited date for the Edmonton Iron Maiden concert. This is twice as special for me, because I happen to also be a huge fan of the opening band, Dream Theater. Two of my favorite concerts in one; my expectations were extremely high. Though neither of them completely fulfilled my hopes, the concert was far from a disappointment.
Tonight (March 29, 2010), the famous alternative rock band Muse came to Edmonton. They performed at Rexall Place with the opening act being Silversun Pickups. Luckily for me, I managed to get a hold of a floor ticket the day before the concert. I managed to make it a distance of about ten people from the front. Though I’m not a regular listener of Muse (or Silversun Pickups), I found myself having a great time at the concert.
You want it, they’ve got it. Dream Theater, one of the most musically brilliant bands in the scene today, brought the finest of art to the Beacon Theater in Manhattan on August 9, 2009. Yes, this review is late… really late, sorry. But nothing can take away from the fact that after all these years, the masters of prog can still deliver a perfect live show!
Tonight, in the WaMu theater in Madison Square Garden, Heaven and Hell brought the finest of metal to NYC. For those who didn’t know, this group consists of the members of the almighty metal bands Black Sabbath and Dio. There’s no doubt the supergroup was able to give the fans a night to remember!
Tonight was the night that we all have been waiting for (referring to the Edmonton-based metalhead double true followers… huh, guess that’s just me). Thrash metal legends, Megadeth, finally return to Edmonton after thirteen whole months, this time with Slayer! Trust me when I say it was well worth the wait.
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