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    That Dirty Dirty Lowdown: Boz Scaggs Concert Review

    Hi everyone!
    Well, I just got home from my last concert for awhile.
    And what a concert it was.
    I went to the Keith Albee Theater in Huntington, WV to see one of my favorite singers/guitarists Boz Scaggs.
    He was there as part of the Marshall Artist Series.
    Boz played for about 90 minutes, had 3 encores, and played many songs from throughout his career.
    Some of the songs he played include Jojo, Harbor Lights, Look What You’ve Done To Me (from the movie Urban Cowboy), Lido Shuffle, the amazing song Lowdown, Some Change, What Can I Say, some songs from his latest album A Fool To Care, and more.
    He’s been a favorite of mine for some years now, but to be honest, up until this year, I was not familiar with a lot of his work.
    For no real reason, one late night early this year, I was on YouTube and I saw his music video “Heart Of Mine”, from his amazing album Other Roads, and I played it over and over that night.
    The song may as well be about me because I relate to the lyrics so much.
    Soon after that, I bought nearly his entire discography (I still need to buy one studio and one live album) and have become a wayyyy bigger fan of his than I was before.
    His voice really speaks to me, and he’s also a great guitar player, too.
    He’s been doing this for many years (played guitar for Steve Miller Band before going out on his own) and is still at the top of his game.
    He told the audience that this was his first time playing Huntington, and I honestly hope it is not his last.
    If you have never heard this man’s music (I’m guessing most have), please do yourself a favor and do it.
    And go see him in concert if you get a chance.
    I cannot recommend this man’s music enough.
    Well, like I said, if all goes right, this will be my last concert for awhile.
    It’s been a fun ride for the past 17 years.
    Now it’s time to hopefully go be a grown up for awhile.
    But never say never.
    You may see another review coming from me someday.
    But until then, love and peace to everyone.
    I hope you have enjoyed reading this review, as well as all the other reviews I have written, just as much as I have writing them.
    Take care.
    Lucas Hannon

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    Death Metal at it’s Finest: Cannibal Corpse/Cattle Decapitation/Soreption/Empure Concert Review

    My cousin Zachary and I went to a Death Metal concert.

    We saw headliners Cannibal Corpse, with openers Cattle Decapitation, Soreption, and Empure.

    I’m not a huge fan of Death Metal (Zachary loves it), but I respect it.

    And Cannibal Corpse is definitely my favorite DM band.

    They are the biggest DM band around, and for mainstream audiences, they are known for being in the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

    They, along with the openers, all played very loud, solid, kicking sets.

    We both had a great time.

    I don’t have a lot to see in this review, but I’ll just end by saying it was fun and I’m glad we went.

    Cannibal Corpse Band Members:

    Cattle Decapitation Band Members:

    Cannibal Corpse Set List:

    1. Scourge Of Iron
    2. Demented Aggression
    3. Evisceration Plague
    4. Stripped, Raped, and Strangled
    5. Disposal of the Body
    6. Sentenced To Burn
    7. Kill or Become
    8. Sadistic Embodiment
    9. Icepick Lobotomy
    10. The Wretched Spawn
    11. Dormant Bodies Bursting
    12. I Cum Blood
    13. Unleashing the Bloodthirsty
    14. Make Them Suffer
    15. A Skull Full of Maggots
    16. Hammer Smashed Face
    17. Devoured By Vermin

    Cattle Decapitation Set List:

    1. Manufactured Extinct
    2. The Prophets of Loss
    3. Your Disposal
    4. Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)
    5. A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat
    6. Circo Inhumanitas
    7. Mammals In Babylon
    8. Forced Gender Reassignment
    9. Pacific Grim
    10. Kingdom of Tyrants

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    I Saw a Beatle: Sir Paul McCartney Concert Review

    Well, I went to another once in a lifetime concert last night in Columbus, Ohio.
    My best friend Jamie McClintic and I saw the one and only Sir Paul McCartney!!!
    I have seen many people in concert, but never a Beatle!
    He played a 3 hour set with no intermission, playing songs by his band The Beatles (the most important and influential band ever), his band Wings, and lots of solo songs.
    The whole show was a highlight, but some of the biggest ones for me was when he brought out his former Beatles band mate George Harrison’s ukulele and played his song Something.
    Also, when he played Blackbird, Helter Skelter, Eleanor Rigby, Let It Be, The Long And Winding Road, Band On The Run, All Together Now, Hey Jude, The End.
    Heck, every song was a highlight, like I said.
    Including the songs from his latest album from 2013, called New.
    His band is solid, and he still sings, plays, and looks phenomenal!
    He thanked the audience often, and seemed to really be having a ball.
    And to show you how fan friendly he is, near the end of the show, he brought some fans onto the stage, talked to them, hugged them, and even signed a woman’s neck, and her husband or boyfriend’s arm.
    Another woman came out with a sign asking Paul to announce to the crowd that she is pregnant.
    He did and gave her a hug.
    What a class act.
    For someone as rich and famous as he is, he did not have to do that.
    I honestly cannot find the words right now to explain to you that this was another amazing concert and life experience in general!
    If anyone has not seen this man, PLEASE go and see him!!
    He is the best.

    Band Members:

    Set List:

    1. Eight Days A Week
    2. Save Us
    3. Got To Get You Into My Life
    4. One After 909
    5. Temporary Secretary
    6. Let Me Roll It
    7.  Paperback Writer
    8. My Valentine
    9. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
    10. The Long And Winding Road
    11. Maybe I’m Amazed
    12. I’ve Just Seen A Face
    13. FourFiveSeconds
    14. We Can Work It Out
    15. We Can Work It Out
    16. Another Day
    17. Hope For The Future
    18. And I Love Her
    19. Blackbird
    20. Here Today
    21. New
    22. Queenie Eye
    23. Lady Madonna
    24. All Together Now
    25. Lovely Rita
    26. Eleanor Rigby
    27. Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
    28. Something
    29. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    30. Band On The Run
    31. Back In The U.S.S.R.
    32. Let It Be
    33. Live And Let Die
    34. Hey Jude
    35. Encore:  Another Girl
    36. Hi, Hi, Hi
    37. Can’t Buy Me Love
    38. Encore 2:  Yesterday
    39. Helter Skelter
    40. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
    41. He also played an instrumental version of Foxy Lady earlier in the show.

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    Last Time? Motley Crue/Alice Cooper Concert Review

    Hi everyone!!
    Well, I went to another fantastic concert last night.
    My best friend Jamie McClintic and I went to Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky to see Motley Crue and Alice Cooper!!
    This was my 8th time seeing Motley and 4th seeing Alice.
    Motley have been on their “Final Tour” for a year and a half, with Alice as their opener.
    We had seen them last year on this tour, but since they were so close to home, we figured we better go again.
    And I’m glad we did.
    First, I’ll tell you about Alice Cooper.
    He has been doing this since the 60s, and believe it or not, he just gets better with age.
    He was only able to play for about 45 minutes, but he packed quite a punch in so very few minutes.
    He played a very solid hits set with his great band, and had many of his theatrics included throughout the set.
    These included him having a python snake, turning into “Frankenstein”, being put in a straight jacket by a crazed nurse (his real life wife, I believe), then escaping it, “choking” her, being “beheaded”, then coming back to life.
    Oh and did I say he played many great songs?! Yes I did.
    Again, he has so many great songs and albums that it’s impossible to fit them into 45 minutes, even 2 hours.
    Having said that, he still packed quite a punch.
    If you have never seen Alice Cooper in concert, do yourself a favor and go see him!!
    Now to the headliner. My second favorite band of all time Motley Crue!!
    Like I said, this was my 8th time seeing Motley, and as usual, they rocked!!
    They played many of their hits, and also had some very cool theatrics.
    They included Drummer Tommy Lee performing a drum solo on a “roller coaster” (Yes you read that right), Lead Singer Vince Neil and Bassist Nikki Sixx flying around the arena on trusses, and tons of pyro and fire.
    At the end of the set, the whole band went to a separate stage for their last song of the night, their classic Home Sweet Home.
    It was a very cool moment, as was the whole night.
    Vince sang great (Yes you critics. He sang great.), Tommy is a beast on drums as always, Guitarist Mick Mars is a fantastic player, and Nikki Sixx, the leader of the band, is a solid bassist and great songwriter.
    I truly hope this is not Motley’s final tour (Their last show is scheduled for New Years Eve.  Edit:  they returned in 2019 to record 4 songs for their biopic The Dirt, and returned to touring 2022, but John 5 replaced Mick in 2023), but if it is, they are truly going out on top as one of the biggest and greatest rock bands of all time.
    But if they come back, you can take it to the bank that I will go see them again and again and again.
    I love this band so much.
    I have many favorite bands and have been fortunate enough to have seen most of them, but this band and their music means more to me than most ever could.
    I actually have chills saying this.
    Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed this review of another great show I went to.
    My next show is tomorrow when I will see for the first time, Sir Paul McCartney!!
    So until then, have a great day everyone, and love and peace to you always.

    Motley Crue Band Members:

    Alice Cooper Band Members:

    Motley Crue Set List:

    1. Intro Tape (So Long, Farewell, which is a Rodgers & Hammerstein song)
    2. Girls, Girls, Girls
    3. Wild Side
    4. Primal Scream
    5. Same Ol’ Situation (S.O.S.)
    6. Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
    7. Smokin’ In The Boys Room
    8. Looks That Kill
    9. Motherfucker Of The Year
    10. Anarchy In The U.K.
    11. In The Beginning/Shout At The Devil 97
    12. Louder Than Hell
    13. O Fortuna (This was the Intro Tape to Tommy’s Drum Solo)
    14. Drum Solo
    15. Guitar Solo
    16. Saints Of Los Angeles
    17. Live Wire
    18. Dr. Feelgood
    19. Kickstart My Heart
    20. Encore:  Home Sweet Home
    21. Outro Tape:  My Way by Frank Sinatra (played when the band was leaving)

    Alice Cooper Set List:

    1. Vincent Price Intro Tape
    2. The Black Widow (partial)
    3. No More Mr. Nice Guy
    4. Under My Wheels
    5. I’m Eighteen
    6. Billion Dollar Babies
    7. Poison
    8. Dirty Diamonds (w/Bass, Drum, and Guitar Solos)
    9. Go To Hell
    10. Feed My Frankenstein
    11. Ballad Of Dwight Fry
    12. Killer
    13. I Love The Dead
    14. Schools Out (w/part of Another Brick In The Wall Part 2)

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