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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....
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Richie Kotzen – Pittsburgh, PA 5-10-2017

Hot on the heels of an impressive jaunt with The Winery Dogs, Richie Kotzen is touring the states in support of his latest solo release Salting Earth.  The Pure Rock Shop...

Foreigner – Rocksino – Cleveland 4-30-17

The Pure Rock Shop hit the road this weekend to spend a night with Foreigner at the Hard Rock Rocksino in Cleveland, Ohio, and as anticipated, it was well worth the...
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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...
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John Corabi, Cattivo 3-19-17

Supermonkey Recording Company presented an intimate show at Cattivo, a small club that is shoehorned in to a neighborhood street in Lawrenceville.  The evening began with acoustic performances by a few local...
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Geoff Tate, Diesel 2-22-2017

From the moment he took the stage wearing a tie and vest and holding a tamborine, you knew it was going to be a different kind of show...but as his iconic...
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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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Steel Panther Cleveland House of Blues 11-30-16

Warning, no safe rooms here!  Reminiscent of an era when spandex wasn’t just for Spanx and Aquanaut didn’t have an environmental warning, Steel Panther delivers over the top original songs that...
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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 – 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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Loudness – Monsters of Rock Cruise

The Pure Rock Shop reveled in the chance to see Arkira Takasaki, Minoru Niihara, Masayoshi Yamashita and Masayuki Suzuki of the legendary Loudness on Monsters of Rock Cruise! The band was tight, heavy and...
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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 ...