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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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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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Pretty Maids – Monsters of Rock Cruise 10-1-16 and 10-4-16

Pretty Maids were one of the rare treats of the Monsters of Rock Cruise. This was our first getting to see Ronnie Atkins, Rene Shades, Ken Hammer and Allan Tschicaja perform live. Also, I was quite surprised...

Grand Rocktember VI – Hinkley, MN – 9-8-18 (Day 3)

The final day of Grand Rocktember kicked off with Minnesota-based Hericane Alice, which many will recall from the 1990 release Tear the House Down.  Still fronted by Bruce Naumann, Hericane Alice features...

GLEN SOBEL and the GOON SQUAD will be rocking Sub Alpine Club

GLEN SOBEL and the GOON SQUAD will be rocking Sub Alpine Club (108 9th St., Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania 15145) on Thursday July 18, 2019 (the night before the Alice Cooper concert...
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KISS, Ted Nugent, and Skid Row

Skid Row They are calling it Skid Row, but I'd like to call it Snake and Scott's Monkey Business. Sure, bands that have been around for decades play the circuit of county...
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Femme Fatale Shakes the Monsters of Rock Cruise

The afternoon sun was blaring on the Norwegian Pearl pool deck for the 2016 version of Femme Fatale on the 3rd day of the Monsters of Rock Cruise - Monsterwood.  The...
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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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Sebastian Bach – Pittsburgh, PA

When the original “Youth Gone Wild” hits the stage, the crowd goes wild too!Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Graffiti’s Showcase hosted Bach and his band as they rung in the new year on February...
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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...

Quiet Riot – Pittsburgh, PA – 02/01/2019

No strangers to Pittsburgh area performances, Quiet Riot brought in multiple generations for their first show at Jergel's Rhythm Grille, which ironically is located in Warrendale, PA on Slade Lane.  For...
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Winger – Jergels – Pittsburgh 4-26-17

Jergels hosted a sold out crowd Wednesday night for the Winger show, which is always a Pittsburgh favorite with hometown boy Reb Beach on guitar. The very lively crowd packed in...