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BEST OF 2022 – The Meister (DJ/Editor)

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 – The Meister (Radio DJ/Writer) 🇨🇦 Well, my friends, another year is in the rearview. And for me personally, a far superior year to […]

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 […]

CGCM Podcast Ep 158 – Rock Venues

There are many legendary even infamous concert venues around the globe. So much so that just the name of the venue and often famous rock shows jump to mind. You can’t say CBGB’s without thinking of the Ramones, Wembley without thinking of Freddie and the boys. I have never been to the Lyceum theatre but […]

CGCM Podcast Ep 157 – Around The World In 80 Episodes “Belgium”

Pack your bags people we are going on a little trip. On this “Around the World in 80 Episodes”, the Candian Geeks are off to Belgium. They are in search of waffles, yummy beer and mort importantly some great hard rock and heavy metal music. In case this is your first Around The World In […]

CGCM Podcast Ep156 – Top 20 Non-Makeup KISS Songs

A while ago I saw a social media post entitled the “Top 20 Non-Makeup Kiss Songs”. It got me to thinking three things. First, how much I miss non-makeup Kiss. Second, how different the selections I was about to read would differ from my own. Lastly, this would make a great podcast topic. So it […]

STORM FORCE in the Hammer (Concert Review)

Saturday, November 12th. Loaded up the car, picked up the Meister and headed West. To the city of Steel! Hamilton, Ontario or the “Hammer” as many refer to it as was playing host to a little metal show featuring Storm Force and local metal heroes Sarasin. Road trip was definitely in order. The Meister and […]

HARD ROCK HELL 15 – Day 2

HRH: Hard Rock Hell 15 began a little slowly for some in my caravan. The after-effects of the night before still in full force. A couple of the boys took to work preparing a wonderful breakfast and much-needed coffees all around. Top job guys! Even though breakfast did not take place “early”, the drinks were […]

 
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