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Queensrÿche // Live @ Bogart’s // 3.12.19

Review and photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – It’s a Tuesday night.  It’s raining.  What better night to devote an evening to rock and metal performances headlined by Queensrÿche? Clearly, the weather did not impede the enthusiasm for the night’s robust lineup, which started with Cincinnati native and multi-instrumentalist Mick Blankenship,

The Aces // Live @ A&R Music Bar // 3.8.19

Article and photos by: Linda Carlson   Columbus, OH – March 8, 2019 was International Women’s Day, and befittingly, The Aces performed at A&R Music Bar in Columbus, Ohio. This all-female alternative indie pop band from Provo, Utah gave a rousing performance to a sold-out crowd.  Originally slated to play in The Basement, a

Magic Giant // Live @ Madison Live // 2.20.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson Cincinnati, OH – Anyone up for a feel awesome, dance party concert that will leave you smiling and mysteriously…happy?  Then Magic Giant, with its charismatic free-spirited threesome, must certainly be on your bucket list. These California sensations bring a mountain of bliss to their shows.  How

Like A Storm // Live @ Bogarts // 2.16.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – Like A Storm celebrated their first Cincinnati headlining performance on February 16, 2019.  The crowd at Bogarts welcomed the rock foursome, two of whom (Chris Brooks and Zach Wood) this night suffered from Type A flu.  Indeed, the previous night’s show in Pittsburgh was

Metallica // Live @ US Bank Arena // 1.30.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – In 2016, Metallica performed at the AT&T stadium on the eve of the Super Bowl, a concert that was ultimately dubbed, “Too Heavy for Halftime.”  There’s a reason for that clever billing…a Metallica concert is unlike any other.  It rocks in ways

The Magpie Salute // Live @ The Taft Theatre Ballroom // 1.27.19

Article and photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – The Magpie Salute, formed in 2016, is a group of musicians with one common link…former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson.  After The Black Crowes dissolved in 2015, Robinson pursued other music ventures.  Through a criss-crossing of individual paths, The Magpie Salute emerged,

Rumpke Mountain Boys // Live @ 20th Century Theatre // 12.30.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – The Rumpke Mountain Boys performed two nights at Cincinnati’s 20th Century Theatre, December 30 and 31.  The show on December 30th, which is being reviewed here, was an unusual one.  While the band typically performs as an all-acoustic foursome, this night was

Cannibal Corpse // Live @ The Vogue // 11.29.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Indianapolis, IN – You can’t get much more intensely metal than Cannibal Corpse’s current tour, now winding down, with Hate Eternal and Harm’s Way.  The combined darkness and raw power of these bands make for an evening of collective release. Chicago’s industrial hardcore Harm’s Way was

Thrice // Live @ Bogarts // 11.10.18

Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts played host to three California rock bands on November 10, 2018.  It was a chilly evening outside, but inside the venue, the crowd was kept warm by hot music, favorite beverages and the closeness of a packed audience. First on stage was Teenage Wrist, an alternative rock band

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