Jack Russell and Robby Lochner Acoustic Duo – Akron, OH – 01/19/2019

The acoustic duo of Jack Russell and Robby Lochner (2/5 of Jack Russell's Great White) performed at The Empire Concert Club & Bar in Akron, Ohio despite winter storm conditions on a...

Melodic Rock Festival 5 – Chicago, IL

The MelodicRock Fest began on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for those who were lucky enough to secure VIP ticket packages. The evening's marquee promised special intimate appearances from Cassidy Paris, The...

Rocklanta – Saturday, March 30, 2019

With Warrant headlining day two of Rocklanta, Brad Lee lined-up nine great bands with Denman kicking things off at 1pm.  While these guys were hard to miss hanging out at the...
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The Cult – Goodyear Theater – Akron, OH 5-12-2017

The Pure Rock Shop had been building up the excitement for our area’s only performance by The Cult on their North American tour in support of their latest release Hidden City....

Iced Earth – Pittsburgh

Thanks to Dave Mustaine, Iced Earth had the opportunity to finally visit Pittsburgh and attempt to conquer the cavernous pit of sound known as M.  A dying dance club, M offers...

Ryan Roxie Joins Alice Cooper Band Members at Pre-Show Jam in Pittsburgh October 25th

The Pure Rock Shop caught up with Alice Cooper guitarist Ryan Roxie on 91.7 FM WNJR for updates on his solo album Imagine Your Reality, solo tour plans, and the upcoming...

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When Alice comes out to play, he often invites the audience to enthusiastically witness strangulations, beheadings, beatings, and stabings, but now, with the addition of his latest masterpiece, Brutal Planet (Spitfire),...
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Samantha 7 – Buffalo, NY

In support of their Columbia Portrait debut, Samantha 7 has hit the road to tour the US over two and a half months, after which they plan to tour Europe. TPRS.com...
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Nightwish – March 25, 2018 – Pittsburgh, PA

Fronted by the beautiful and talented Dutch singer Floor Jansen, Finland's Nightwish took fans on a 20-plus-year journey through the band's history on their Decades tour performance at Stage AE in...
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Rock the Arena II – U.T. Savage Arena – Toledo, OH

The Rock the Arena event in Toledo, Ohio at the Savage Arena, may be the University of Toledo’s way of encouraging alumni to visit the campus again, but for the hard rock...
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The Three Tremors – Pittsburgh, PA – 03/11/2019

Despite a breakdown along the way to Pittsburgh, three of metal's greatest vocalists - Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Diorites Disciples), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan's Host, Titan...

Interview with Bill Leverty of Firehouse

The Pure Rock Shop caught up with guitarist Bill Leverty from Firehouse to discuss the band's current tour schedule, including an upcoming show at Jergel's in Warrendale, PA on September 21st,...