Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tour Returns to Pittsburgh on December 22, 2017

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) returns to Pittsburgh with a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” at PPG Paints Arena with two spectacular shows on Friday, December...
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The Winery Dogs – Monsters of Rock Cruise

Awesome as always, we had the opportunity to see the Winery Dogs twice and Richie Kotzen solo on the Monsters of Rock Cruise last week.  Loved Mike Portnoy's blue beard!Setlist:Oblivion Captain Love Hot Streak How Long Time Machine Empire The Other Side I'm No Angel Desire Elevate...
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MB4 – Baltimore, MD – May 2, 2019

Those who headed to the Baltimore area this past weekend had their pick of shows if they wanted to kick things off early like we did...Kip Winger performed at Union Jack's...
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La Guns – Warrendale, PA – November 7, 2019

LA Guns, featuring the powerful combo that is frontman Phil Lewis and lead guitarist Tracii Guns, returned to Jergel's in Warrendale on Thursday night in support of the bands latest release...

Foreigner – March 8, 2018 – Greensburg, PA

Fans east of Pittsburgh were treated to an evening with Foreigner at the Palace Theater in Greensburg, PA, a historic venue that hosts a variety of concerts and local theater events,...
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Glen Sobel and The Goon Squad – Pittsburgh, PA, 10-25-2018

Alice Cooper band members Ryan Roxie and Tommy Henrikson (guitar and lead vocals), Chuck Garric (bass and lead vocals), and Glen Sobel (drums), calling themselves "Glen Sobel and the Goon Squad"...
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Great White – Monsters of Rock Cruise

So I've been a fan of Great White  for over 25 years. A fanatical fan to say the least. I used to get laryngitis after most shows when I was a teenager...
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Steve Vai Discusses the Generation Axe Tour

Guitarist Steve Vai caught up with The Pure Rock Shop on 91.7 FM WNJR to discuss life on the road with Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde and Tobin Abasi for...
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Queensryche, Armored Saint Rex Theater 12-7-16

The Pure Rock Shop caught up with Queensyche on their 2016 Condition Human tour with supporting acts Armored Saint and Midnight Eternal at the Rex Theater on Pittsburgh’s South Side this...
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Matthew Nelson Discusses his Upcoming “evening with” Performance with Brother Gunnar

Having been born into a famous family with band practice in their nursery and a babysitter named Mama Cass, it was no surprise that Nelson brother Matthew and Gunnar grew up...
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Great White and Slaughter – Northfield Park, Ohio – February 22, 2020

The MGM Northfield Park (formerly the Hard Rocksino) near Cleveland, Ohio is nearly a two hour drive from home, but often gets shows that don't fit the Pittsburgh market.  Being mid-winter...
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Steve Vai – Pittsburgh, PA

Simply oozing with talent, creativity, and emotion, Steve Vai was joined by a stellar line-up featuring Billy Sheehan (bass), Tony MacAlpine (Guitar/Keyboards), Dave Weiner (guitar), and Jeremy Colson (drums) for a...