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005: Jack Russell #1

Sound Matters 005: February 04, 2017 Episode #005 of the Sound Matters radio show goes behind the scenes and uncovers some little-known facts about The Beatles infamous “rooftop concert” this week in 1969, and following the “Foreigner model,” Tom shares his... Read More »
Tom Leu | 04 February 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Communication Breakdown**

It matters little how good you are at your art, your business, or your craft; if your communication skills suck, your endeavors will suffer significantly. Distance. Depth. Balance. All important concepts when considering effective communication... Read More »
Tom Leu | 02 February 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

004: Hessler

Sound Matters Show 004 previews several of the most anticipated new albums dropping in 2017, comments on a recent Eddie Trunk/Kiss controversy, as well as an interview with Igz Kincaid & Erik Michael, the masterminds behind Chicago's heavy metal... Read More »
Tom Leu | 26 January 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: The Waiting

If you want what many others don’t have, you have to do what many others won’t do. This includes all the actions you must take, as well as tolerating the times you must wait... Read More »
Tom Leu | 25 January 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

003: Thomas Woroniak

Sound Matters Show 003 features the latest headlines in music & entertainment news, excerpts from Tom's recent interview with Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, as well as an interview with AntiHero Magazine Editor in Chief, Thomas Woroniak... Read More »
Tom Leu | 20 January 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Once Around the Ride**

Over time, things build upon themselves, and suddenly you're looking around and realizing that you're actually getting somewhere. A very good place to be... Read More »
Tom Leu | 18 January 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

SMM: Stay Hungry**

There has to be a strong “why” behind every “what” in order to foster ongoing action... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 January 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

002: Ringo Nelson

Sound Matters Show 002 features The Musician's Corner® segment, This Week in Music History, as well as an interview with founding guitarist, Ringo Nelson, and band manager, Chuck Stout, from Rockford, IL's RIPT... Read More »
Tom Leu | 12 January 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

001: Mark Dean

Sound Matters Show 001 features an introduction to the "Sound Matters" Radio show, a tribute to "Rockline's" Bob Coburn, and an interview with veteran UK music journalist Mark Dean... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 January 2017 | Interviews, Radio Shows | No Comments   

SMM: Tribute**

Don’t wait. Tomorrow may never come... Read More »
Tom Leu | 04 January 2017 | 'Sound Matter' Moment | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Stryper 30th Anniversary of To Hell With The Devil – Chicago, IL

Concert: Stryper’s 30th Anniversary Tour of THWTD >> October 31, 2016, House of Blues, Chicago, IL The now legendary Christian metal pioneers, Stryper, brought their scary-great brand of melodic hard rock and metal music to the beautiful House of Blues in downtown... Read More »
Tom Leu | 03 November 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Stryper 30th Anniversary of To Hell With The Devil – Sacramento, CA

Concert: Stryper’s 30th Anniversary Tour of THWTD >> October 18, 2016, Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA Hard rock heavyweights Stryper brought their brand of uplifting melodic metal to the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA on 10/18/16. The band is... Read More »
Tom Leu | 25 October 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Stryper & Firehouse

Concert: Stryper & Firehouse >> September 23, 2016, Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL Allegiant. Ardent. Committed. Devoted. Resolute. That’s how I’d describe the fans and the scene at a Stryper show… It’s intense, and definitely something worth experiencing for yourself if you haven’t... Read More »
Tom Leu | 07 October 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: KISS & The Dead Daisies

Concert: KISS & The Dead Daisies >> August 20, 2016, BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, IL KISS… the mere mention of the band’s name typically brings with it polarizing reactions. People either throw up the rock ‘n’ roll horns in deference,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 27 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, & Tesla

Concert: Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, & Tesla >> August 6, 2016, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI I think some people forget… I mean it’s been 30 years or more since their heyday, so I believe it’s easy to forget just how big... Read More »
Tom Leu | 16 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: Heart, Joan Jett, & Cheap Trick

Concert: Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, & Cheap Trick >> July 19, 2016, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, Chicago, IL Billed as the “Rock Hall Three For All,” the package of Heart, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Cheap Trick is... Read More »
Tom Leu | 05 August 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: The Winery Dogs

Concert: The Winery Dogs >> June 30, 2016, Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL The power trio known as The Winery Dogs roared through the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL on June 30th to a near capacity crowd. To some,... Read More »
Tom Leu | 11 July 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   

Concert Pics & Review: King’s X

Concert: King’s X >> June 24, 2016, Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL King’s X is more than a band; it’s an institution… For nearly 40 years, they’ve been one of the most consistent and brilliant hard rock acts out... Read More »
Tom Leu | 30 June 2016 | Concert Pics & Reviews | No Comments   
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