Angel – Risen Revives the Classic Hard Rock Band!
In the 1970s, Angel were on Casablanca Records, and gave listeners a truly unique sound combining hard rock with keyboard-intensive elements; the group was in many ways a precursor to the hard and heavy glam rock/metal of the 1980s. Ahead of their time, the group was sadly neglected in their heyday; though their classic sounds […]
Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino – Return of the Fallen Angels!
Former Angel members Frank DiMino and Punky Meadows played a show together at Count’s Vamp’d on Friday, June 15, 2018, with Cyanide opening. Angel was a band ahead of their time. Dressed in all white with a sound that ranged from pop to progressive, they would’ve been more at home in the then-upcoming 80s […]
The Time Has Come Once More: Taylor T. Carlson’s Best Albums and Concerts of 2017!
…and we draw to the conclusion of another exciting year for rock and roll in the Vegas Valley. While I will be the first to admit that my concert attendance has dwindled somewhat this year, both due to more heavily pursuing film reviews, and some other obstacles that have made it difficult to get out […]
Punky Meadows Asks Vegas: Can You Feel It? Live on Stage at the Backstage Bar!
Angel. Signed to Casablanca Records after being “discovered” by none other than KISS’ Gene Simmons in a D.C. club. A progressive hard rock quintet that pared their sound down over the years to be more straight ahead. Even Frank Zappa had to acknowledge them by way of writing a song called “Punky’s Whips” about their […]
DiMino – An On Stage Journey From Angel to Old Habits Die Hard!
Frank DiMino was the frontman of Angel in the 1970s, a band that should have been huge, and was arguably ahead of their time. Alas, it was not to be. Despite some modest commercial success, the group never achieved the same heights as fellow Casablanca Records bandmates KISS. The group ultimately disbanded circa 1980 following […]