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Icon For Hire // Live @ Top Cats // 11.5.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – On November 5, cozy Top Cats hosted a pair of female fronted bands that exuded positivity, liveliness and righteous dance-worthy fun. The evening started with Veridia, a Nashville-based alternative rock band, touring with headliner Icon For Hire on the East Coast portion of

William DuVall // Live @ Top Cats // 11.1.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – What a treat on the day after Halloween trickery.  William DuVall, lead singer of Alice In Chains, is on tour promoting his solo album, One Alone (October 2019 release).  The One Alone Tour made a stop at Top Cats for an intimate acoustic

Adema // Live @ Blue Note Harrison // 10.25.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Harrison, OH – Adema is currently supporting Powerman 5000’s The Days of Disorder 2019 Tour, and on this night performed at Blue Note Harrison just outside Cincinnati, Ohio.  The venue is cozy, offering a very different atmosphere from larger, more cavernous venues that corral a

Joyous Wolf // Live @ The Murat Theatre // 10.12.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Indianapolis, IN – Joyous Wolf is a young band gaining momentum.  After touring with Buckcherry earlier this year, this foursome from Southern California now find themselves supporting legendary Deep Purple’s The Long Good-bye Tour.  On this night, the 1960s/1970s-era fan base was treated to a

Korn & Alice in Chains // Live @ Riverbend Music Center // 8.18.19

Article and photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – What a lineup!  Co-headliners Korn and Alice in Chains, along with openers Fever 333 and Underoath, create an enviable menu of rock and heavy metal for a balmy summer evening’s outdoor entertainment.  First band at 6:50PM, with music concluding near midnight…the outdoor

Reignwolf // Live @ The Vogue // 8.17.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Indianapolis, IN – The crowd that assembled to see Reignwolf, a three-man rock band that formed in Seattle in 2012, came to experience the band’s bluesy rock as well as their intimate stage show. The night started off with J.J. Wilde, a female vocalist from Canada. 

Squirrel Nut Zippers // Live @ The Madison Theater // 8.8.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Covington, KY - It's an insanely good time.  Really.  That's what a Squirrel Nut Zippers concert is all about.  This nine-piece jazz band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, complete with a horn section, upright bass, drummer, keyboardist, guitarist and violinist, delivers roaring good fun that

Scott Stapp // Live @ Manchester Music Hall // 8.7.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Lexington, KY - To say that Scott Stapp has had a rocky road in the 2000's is a serious understatement.  Following the meteoric rise of Creed in the 1990s and its fall in the early 2000s, Stapp launched a solo career but also suffered through a series

Messer // Live @ Manchester Music Hall // 8.7.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Lexington KY – Concerts allow you to see your favorite bands in person, something to be relished and cherished; however, they also offer the opportunity to experience new bands, particularly through opening acts for headliners.  Sometimes, through these shows, a connection is forged with these

Blacktop Mojo // Live @ Madison LIVE // 8.4.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Covington, KY – Madison Live, situated beside The Madison Theater in Covington KY, rocked southern-style to Blacktop Mojo and opener Lullwater.  The crowd, surprisingly light for such a loaded evening (was it because it was a lazy summer Sunday?), enjoyed an incredible evening of exemplary