SHOW REVIEWS

Show Reviews “National and Regional Acts” by ON TOUR MONTHLY

Trees (Dallas, TX) – Words by Krishen Anthony / Photos by James Villa – “Sweden’s SOILWORK Shreds Trees” Soilwork’s intense brand of melodic death metal showcases their technical prowess as well as their dedication to the genre, but can they do it live? During their daunting 55 date U.S. tour, I was able to catch their…

March 17, 2013 – Verizon Wireless Theater (Grand Prairie, TX) – Words by David Huff / Photos by Chris Eason – I’ll say one thing for Alicia Keys. She certainly loves her hat. She also loves big expansive stage productions that include the prerequisite dancers, a high powered band as well as back-up singers. That said t…

Palladium Ballroom (Dallas, TX) – By David Huff – “Year of the Shake“ There is a ‘not so silent’ rebellion taking place in the music industry these days that’s rocking the staid order down to its very core. The sound of this movement is so simple, yet so emotionally vexing, it literally defies explanation. One of the p…

Palladium Ballroom (Dallas, TX) – Words by Krishen Anthony / Photos by James Villa – “Veteran Rocker, Danko Jones Punks Up The Palladium“ A 17 year veteran of the stage, Danko Jones’ experience with varying crowds was evident while warming up the audience for Volbeat on their current U.S. tour. He was commanding and ch…

Palladium Ballroom (Dallas, TX) By David Huff It is incredibly difficult for any artist to maintain a continuous line of communication with its fan base for extended periods of time. It’s darn near impossible to keep that momentum going when your music literally demands the audience see the landscape through the eyes o…

WinStar World Casino (Thackerville, OK) – Words by David Huff – I don’t get it. What on earth was Sting thinking when he put together the set list for this retrospective tour? If he was under the assumption that high praise would come his way for performing songs very few people recognized, or even cared about, he was…