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Tony MacAlpine: Live Photos @ DROM (9/22/2017)

Tony MacAlpine recently performed at DROM in NYC’s Lower East Side. Our review is currently online and can be examined via THIS LINK. Now please enjoy the full gallery of shots that were taken during the show.

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Tony MacAlpine by Steven Stolper (2017)

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Tony MacAlpine by Steven Stolper (2017)

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Tony MacAlpine @ DROM (9/22/2017)

Artist: Tony MacAlpine
Venue: DROM Club (New York, NY)
Opener: John Ferrara, Felix Martin
Date: 9/22/2017
Label: Sun Dog Records

Any fan of Metal guitar is probably familiar with Tony MacAlpine, a pioneering 80s musician, who along with Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman and a few others redefined what was possible to do with the guitar as an instrument and influenced countless other musicians. Tony MacAlpine’s first 2 albums are widely considered guitar classics, especially by fans of the Neoclassical Metal style. MacAlpine has since branched out into more eclectic musical directions such as Jazz Fusion and progressive metal, both under his own band name and as part of groups like Planet X, Portnoy/Sherinian/MacAlpine/Sheehan, and CAB. He also toured with Steve Vai band as second guitarist/keyboardist. A few years ago, MacAlpine embarked on a rare solo US tour, playing the seminal Maximum Security record in its entirety. The tour was a success and was followed by another a year later. Both times the New York City dates were held at Iridium Jazz Club. This year the tour moved downtown, to the cavernous DROM space which has been hosting more Rock gigs lately, picking up the slack for the closed Webster Hall presumably. DROM is a nice venue with upscale ambiance, good acoustics, and, unlike The Iridium, no mandatory food/drink minimum.

John Ferrara, of progressive metal band Consider the Source, was the local opener for this date. To say that Ferrara merely plays bass guitar would be a massive understatement. Through use of various effects, loops, and innovative techniques, Ferrara weaved some really interesting melodies that were complex but still very listenable. It was easily the most musical use of electric bass I’ve ever heard. It was just him and a drummer but they generated enough sound to make you think of a much bigger ensemble.
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Tony Macalpine @ DROM

Guitar wizard Tony Macalpine will shred the axe at DROM tonight. Support will come from Felix Martin.

Tony Macalpine @ The Iridium

The legendary Tony Macalpine will perform at The Iridium with an earlier set and a later evening set (this one). Each requires a ticket to enter but you don’t want to miss this exciting guitarist.

Tony Macalpine @ The Iridium

The legendary Tony Macalpine will perform at The Iridium with an earlier set (this one) and a later evening set. Each requires a ticket to enter but you don’t want to miss this exciting guitarist.