Live Review: Colossal Street Jam – Starland Ballroom-February 23, 2023
Colossal Street Jam got to play one of their biggest shows to date in their hometown at Starland Ballroom opening up for The Winery Dogs. They are one badass rock ‘n’ roll out of New Jersey. The Starland Ballroom was packed with a great mix of older and newer fans of some great rock music.
Colossal consists of Gene Potts on vocals, Sal Marra on guitar, Anthony Flora on bass, Eric Safka on keys and David Halpern on drums. In 2019 they went on tour in Europe but due to the pandemic the touring had stopped for 2020. In 2021 they released a new single “No Way to Live” but due to some health issues and the pandemic the full 11 song release was delayed until now. The 11 song CD and vinyl was available at the show and sold like hotcakes. They have since shared the stage with so many great performers like Robbie Krieger of the Doors, Blackberry Smoke, The Black Crowes, Kings X and many more. It’s always so cool when your friends get to play the bigger stages and your there to support.
My passion for music has led me to become a major professional music/concert photographer here in New Jersey. My heart is in the local scene but I am known for photographing the biggest and the smallest of bands from Kiss at MSG to three bands I never heard of in a basement. I have been married for 35 years and have two kids 25 and 21 both are incredibly artistic. I was a born artist all my life, photography just became another creative outlet for me.