REO Speedwagon

July 10, 2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis – St. Louis’s adopted sons REO Speedwagon headlined a great classic rock night at the shed, which also featured Pat Benatar, and Night Ranger. Three bands come to mind, all non St. Louis natives, that we have embraced, and supported for 30 years or more: REO, STYX, […]

Pat Benatar

July 10, 2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis – I’ve only seen Pat Benatar perform once prior to tonight, in 1981. I was 21 years old, at a club in Wichita, Kansas called ‘Pogo’s’. ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’ was breaking on the radio, from the soon to be smash album ‘Crimes of Passion’. […]

Night Ranger

July 10, 2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis – Night Ranger’s Jack Blades, Kelly Keagy, and Brad Gillis, along with Joel Hoekstra and Christian Cullen, made it clear.. “(You Can Still) Rock in America!” Performing songs from their successful 80’s radio dominance like ‘Sister Christian’, the aforementioned ‘Rock in America’, ‘Don’t tell me you Love […]

Copperview

July 1, 2010 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis – Opening for Sammy Hagar. When I arrived at the venue, I had not received any info on who was kicking off the show, all I knew, it was a 7p.m. start time, and Sammy had an opening band. The band was Copperview. This was one of those […]