Collective Soul continues to Shine. Nearly 20 years after their first album release, the boys are still proving to be one of rock’s top acts. Ed and company just finished a blistering multi city tour with a fantastic Atlanta Georgia show on July 7th at the Tabernacle. First set was songs from “Dosage”, featuring “Tremble For My Love”, “Heavy”, “Run”, “Generate”, and more. Then a greatest hits type set after a break featuring “December”, “Precious Declaration”, “Gel”, eventually wrapping with “Shine”. Awesome! This band personifies rock and roll. Cool cats, laying down some power cords, with some great lyrics. They still have a few added dates. 7.27.12 @ Penticon, BC, 7.28.12 @ Richmond, BC, 8.10.12 @ Stevensville, ON, 8.11.12 @ Saskatoon, SK, 8.25.12 @ Columbia, SC, 8.28.12 @ Syracuse, NY. Check out this CS clip, backstage before show in Detroit.
Santana in Vegas! Yeah, that’s right. The hottest guitarist on the planet is on the hottest strip on the planet. Doing some Vegas dates, then kicking it out for some road jams, then returning to Vegas for a run on the strip through the year. All of this is accompanied by the release of his 36th album, “Shape Shifter”. Wow! It’s great to see Carlos and company out there. Putting out the spiritual jams for the masses. Just like he’s always done. More….
Stephen Stills is on the road. Working the riffs and rhythms you know and love. Stephen has been out pushing his wares. His website is promoting the “Live At Shepherds Bush” CD/DVD. A really strong performance at a great venue outside London. And also released, a collection of 1968 demos called “Just Roll Tape.” Stephens career in music provides a great historical link to American culture of the late 60’s, and 70’s. It’s great to go back to Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, and get a flavor of the past. more…..
He’s at it again…. Adrian is on the road and on the attack. He’ll be taking over towns with “Stick Men”. The trio, featuring Tony Levin and Pat Mastellotto, will tackle “crim-centric”material. New jams are bound to surface. One can’t help but wonder where Adrian gets his tireless energy. He’s worked with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails, and the list goes on. They have a nice selection of small venues. So get out and see the maestro with Tony and Pat.