Ian Gillan Sings Deep Purple – Live in Skopje

Just wanted to share a couple of shots from a recent Ian Gillan concert. “Papa Le Gál” opened the night with Grace Gillan (Ian’s daughter) behind the mic and brought some cool funky, hippy vibes. Gillan, supported by Don Airey’s band and Skopje Symphonic Orchestra, performed some of the classic Deep Purple, few less expected ones and a few from his solo records. It was great to hear songs that I was very used to hearing, but arranged slightly differently and played with the orchestra. My favorite one would have to be Anya, but I also really enjoyed how they combined the epic Perfect Strangers riff with the orchestra.


Winery Dogs – Z7, Pratteln

When the “Double Down” world tour was announced, the Switzerland show in Pratteln show sounded like the best bet to get from Serbia painlessly, so I got the tickets and booked a flight months in advance. Got there an hour early to secure a spot close to the stage. Z7 Konzertfabrik venue is very cool, industrial looking place with a huge bar (and a db meter 🙂 ). British band Inglorious did a great job warming the up the crowd, performing a few of their own hard-rock songs and one Rainbow and one Deep Purple cover (awesome!). Being on three shows on the first tour and hearing the new album (like a million times), I expected a lot from the dogs. And they delivered, oh, they delivered. They performed the best songs from both albums, opening with Oblivion and closing the set with Elevate. Richie’s guitar tone was spotless, just as good as on the record, if not better. It’s so inspiring to see a band on top of their game. Each of them kicked ass on their own, but the sum of the three is what makes The Winery Dogs a quintessential rock band of the 21st century.


Winery Dogs – Live in Buffalo

Reporting back from the awesome, awesome show at The Tralf music hall, Buffalo NY. I was fortunate to see the dogs three times this year and I liked this show the best. They sounded best (the venue seems to help), the audience was great and at the end the show was remarkable. Buffalo is Billy Sheehan’s home town, so he seemed super motivated to give he’s best and the rest of the band followed.


Zepparella – Live in Brooklyn

What a great gig. These girls rocked not only for girls, they rocked, period! Enjoy photos from St Vitus Bar, Brooklyn. Enjoy.


Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood pix

A couple of pics from the concert in Belgrade, Serbia

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