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CREWFEST – July 29, 2023 Lions Park Brantford Ontario (Concert Blog)

I was very excited to represent CGCM Rock Radio/Website at this year’s CrewFest. Not only did it have a new name (previously WTFest) but it also marked the return of rock and roll. However, the morning’s torrential rainfall was quite concerning for an all-day outdoor festival. The good news was the radar looked promising for […]

CREW FEST 2023 – Coverage Announcement (Festival Blog)

WTFEST IS NOW CREW FEST. NEW NAME. SAME TEAM. SAME GREAT ROCK FESTIVAL. CGCM Rock Radio/Website is proud to announce that we will be returning to cover Crew Fest in Brantford on July 29th. This year’s exciting lineup includes Canada’s own Bif Naked, Headstones, Our Lady Peace, and headliners from Pennsylvania, Live. Also on the […]

SWEDEN ROCK 2023 – Brian’s Top 5 Bands (Blog)

Brian Ronald’s Sweden Rock Festival’s Top 5 Performances Well, another successful Sweden Rock Festival is in the books and the good news is I have shed the SRF “virgin” title I garnered last year. All of us CGCM contributors were tasked with coming up with our top 5 performances of the festival. Because there were […]

BEST OF 2022 – Brian Ronald (Photographer/Writer)

You can find the Collective List as well as all our Best of 2022 content including contributors’ individual lists, podcasts and radio DJ shows here: CGCM’s Best of 2022 (Year in Review) BEST OF 2022 – Brian Ronald (Photographer/Writer) 🇨🇦 Having close to 500 albums to listen to this year, narrowing it down to just 10 was almost impossible. […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Sunday (Wrap-Up/Photo Galleries)

All-Star Festival Belgium 2022

Sunday at All-Star Festival was right in my wheelhouse, loving the NWOBHM, this was my day “so to speak”. Highway Chile led the charge on this traditional metal/NWOBHM-styled day! To me, they were basically unknown, but a good friend deemed them one of his bucket list bands and so I was paying attention. Again, blown […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Top Fives (Festival Report)

All-Star Festival Belgium 2022

With three team members from CGCM Rock Radio on hand at All-Star Festival, here’s our respective top five favourite performance lists! What were your faves? Be sure to check out our daily blogs and photo galleries as well: Full Band Photo Galleries and More Follow this link for more All-Star Festival coverage on CGCM Rock […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Saturday (Wrap-Up/Photo Galleries)

All-Star Festival Belgium 2022

Saturday, day #2 at All-Star Festival in Antwerp, Belgium. 13:15 was an earlier kick-off today with Steelover. This band was a last-minute addition as well that excited me greatly. My podcast co-host and I had recently recorded an episode on Belgium and feature many Belgian bands that we had discovered. This is one! With an […]

ALL-STAR FESTIVAL – Friday (Wrap-Up/Photo Galleries)

I am an All-Star! Ahead of the event were some well-publicized troubles. Things like low ticket sales and fears of cancellations etc. Bands lineups changing and then closer to the event, bands cancelling and publishing statements of not receiving guarantees and payments. All-Star Festival announced some replacements for the drop-offs but overall, not as many […]

NARNIA – Sweden Rock 2022 (Photo Gallery)

Here continues CGCM‘s Photo Coverage of Sweden Rock Festival 2022. CGCM realized two photographers on site this year, Shawn “Animalize“ Irwin and Brian Ronald, each capturing different bands. Here are Brian Ronald‘s NARNIA captures. NARNIA (from swedenrock.com) (text taken from swedenrock.com) Neo-classical metal with Christian lyrics was in theory doomed to fail in 1996. But […]

ECLIPSE – Sweden Rock 2022 (Photo Gallery)

Here continues CGCM‘s Photo Coverage of Sweden Rock Festival 2022. CGCM realized two photographers on site this year, Shawn “Animalize“ Irwin and Brian Ronald, each capturing different bands. Here are Brian Ronald‘s ECLIPSE captures. ECLIPSE (from swedenrock.com) (text taken from swedenrock.com) It was as an AOR band that Eclipse debuted in 2001. Their third album […]

 
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