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Blue Oyster Cult at Talking Stick Resort, “I need more Cow Bell”

There was a famous comedy sketch aired on Saturday Night Live with cast members playing Blue Oyster Cult (BOC) and Will Ferrell.  Will played a cow bell on BOC’s hit single, “The Reaper”.  Christopher Walken played Bruce Dickerson (Lead Singer for Iron Maiden) the studio manager/producer and kept demanding “More Cow Bell” during the song.  If you haven’t seen it, check it out here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x64iyhl.  I bring this up because when BOC played that song tonight, guitarist Eric Bloom mimicked playing a cow bell.  The crowd loved it.

The show started with Danny Zelisko coming out on the stage to announce upcoming shows.  He then asked the crowd how many times they had seen BOC.  One person said 68 times and then another person said over 300 times.  Now those are real diehard fans.  This was my first time to see BOC.  I remember them from back in the 70s and early 80s, but for some strange reason I never got around to seeing them.  I have loved their music and this time around I was lucky enough to see them at Talking Stick Resort Showroom which is a great venue to see concerts.  It is small and intimate and the lighting and sound are very good.  An you can even get drinks, yeah…

Read the rest of the review and see concert photos by clicking here!

Concert Review: Joe Satriani at Talking Stick Resort

“If you are looking for a concert of extraordinary musicians producing amazing instrumental harmonies, then this is most definitely for you.”

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Beneath a Desert Sky featured Joe Satriani’s show at Talking Stick Resort on their website. Read the full review here. All photos by Fred Kuhlman.

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The “Surfing To Shockwave” setlist included:

Set 1: Album

  • Shockwave Supernova (Shockwave Supernova)
  • Flying in a Blue Dream (Flying in a Blue Dream)
  • Ice 9 (Surfing With The Alien)
  • Crystal Planet (Crystal Planet)
  • Not of This Earth (Not of This Earth)
  • On Peregrine Wings (Shockwave Supernova)
  • Friends (Single)
  • Time
  • If I Could Fly (Is There Love in Space?)
  • Butterfly and Zebra (Shockwave Supernova)
  • Cataclysmic (Shockwave Supernova)
  • Summer Song (The Extremist)

Set 2: Album

  • Drum solo (Marco Minnemenn)
  • Crazy Joey (Shockwave Supernova)
  • Lost in a Memory (Shockwave Supernova)
  • Keyboard Solo (Mike Keneally)
  • Luminous Flesh Giants (Joe Satriani)
  • Always With Me, Always With You (Surfing With The Alien)
  • Guitar,Bass and Keyboard Jam.
  • God Is Crying (Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards)
  • If There Is No Heaven (Shockwave Supernova)
  • Goodbye Supernova (Shockwave Supernova)
  • Satch Boogie (Surfing With The Alien)

Encore:

  • Big Bad Moon (Flying in a Blue Dream)
  • Surfing With the Alien (Surfing With The Alien)
  • Ending Jam

 

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Concert Review: Styx at Talking Stick Resort

Beneath a Desert Sky featured Styx’s show at Talking Stick Resort on their website. Check out the review here.

All photos by Fred Kuhlman

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Aerosmith ROCKED Glendale!

We have received lots of love for our Aerosmith show on June 13th at Gila River Arena. See the photos below by Song River (CowGirlZenPhotography) and read the below reviews:
Billboard reviewAZCentral reviewPhoenix New TimesExaminer review

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DZP Supports Record Store Day

DZP staff member Mandi Kimes celebrated Record Store Day by shopping around Phoenix at Zia Records, Stinkweeds, and revolver Records. Here she is waiting in line before Zia Records opened, as published on Rolling Stone.

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Pictures from Crosby Stills & Nash at Mesa Arts Center 9/26/14

Photos by Freddie Paull

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Backstage with Billy Joel and Gavin DeGraw
Photos: George Lopez and Bryan Kellen
Neal Schon and Danny in Oakland

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