Review: Rocktoberfest 2018 Day 1

Small, but mighty Crowd! - Chip Di Monick
  • Venue
  • Lineup
  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Rock for Life Concert Series


Like any other Rock for Life show, Rocktoberfest started out with a fine acoustic set and ramped up to Hellfire and brimstone. The night started out with a great set by Suffacate and moved onto a set of classic covers by the young band, Safety Last. Next came our friends from West Virginia, Descendsion. Then came a band that I can only described as a fun, polished, party band: Chip & the Charge Ups. Then we turned up the heavy for the night and Shattered took the stage with their new vocalist and didn’t disappoint the masses. The highlight of the night for me, however; was the return to the Rock for Life stage of the Hellfire Club. They came out with “Shout at the Devil” and didn’t let go of the crowd until the finale with their original “Last Call”. One of the coolest things about about these shows in my eyes is how the fans of all the different genres stay and get into the bands that they would not normally listen to, or how members of bands who already played stick around and cheer on the bands after them, and of course how the event itself is here for one major goal, to support children who are fighting for their lives. Once again, I tip my hat to the bands, the fans, and especially the Rock for Life Concert Series staff. Well played, my friends, well played!

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Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004. In October of 2016, he founded Podcast your Scene Bill hopes that his websites help the bands around the world get their music heard. Unsigned music creates signed music, and there are a lot of bands out there that deserve a shot at that. In late 2017, Bill started his 4th unsigned music website,