Iron Maiden | Number of The Beast Promo Poster & 2012 Concert Review

I honestly can't tell you how many times I've seen Iron Maiden in my life. I can tell you that the last time I saw them was on the...

Burton Cummings | Rare 1979 Hot August Night Concert Poster

Like pretty much everybody else who grew up in Winnipeg in the ’60s and ’70s, I've seen my share of Burton Cummings gigs. I don't remember if this outdoor...

The Go-Go’s | Rare 1982 Western Canada Tour Poster

For my money, The Go-Go's didn't get the respect they deserved. At least, not back in the day. When the all-female L.A. quintet first appeared in the early ’80s,...

Black Sabbath | Rare 1982 Western Canada Mob Rules Tour Poster

Like any metal fan — or really, almost any rock fan who came of age in the ’70s and ’80s — I've seen Black Sabbath a few times. And in...

KISS | Animalize Promo Poster

Comedy and tragedy can be two sides of the same coin. This post-apocalyptic promo poster for KISS’s 1984 album Animalize illustrates that quite succinctly, I would say. On the...

The Who | Hooligans Promo Poster

The main thing I remember about The Who’s Hooligans anthology is that I barely remember it at all. I had to look it up online to find out that...

Nash the Slash | Rare 1980s Tour Posters

I am old enough not only to remember Nash the Slash, but to remember seeing the Canadian indie-rock outlier multiple times. Almost always in some tiny, grotty club or...

Rickie Lee Jones | Vintage Pirates Promo Poster

One thing I've learned from this site: You can never predict what's going to be popular. Like my recent review of Rickie Lee Jones’ eclectic covers album Kicks. I...

Randy Newman | Rare 1980s Concert Poster

You can't win them all. Here's one that I lost out on: I had front-row tickets to these solo shows by Randy Newman in Edmonton in the early 1980s....

Leon Redbone | 1980s Western Canadian Tour Poster

I was sad to read that Leon Redbone passed away last week at age 69. It wasn't a total shock; he had retired from performing a few years back,...

Van Halen | RARE 1980 Western Canada Tour Poster

When I came across this ancient Van Halen tour poster recently, I was a little confused at first: I distinctly remember seeing them in Winnipeg around this time, but...

Usher | All About U: Ultra-Rare Advance Promo Box

Over the decades, I've amassed an absurdly huge archive of physical music. I would conservatively estimate I've got somewhere between 40,000 and 50,000 pieces of CDs and vinyl. Naturally,...

Pete Townshend | All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes Rare Promo Posters

Pete Townshend once quipped that he should have won a "Stupid Title of the Year" award for the name of this 1982 solo album All the Best Cowboys Have...

Vintage Gear | Yamaha MT1X, Roland DR-550, Big Muff Pedal

Here's something a little different from my endless supply of music posters: A few items from the mountain of vintage gear I've had sitting around my house since the...

Dave Edmunds | Large D.E. 7th Promo Poster

For me, Dave Edmunds will always be one of the acts that got away. I never interviewed the Welsh singer-guitarist and former Rockpile member despite making a couple of...

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