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Chicago Open Air // Live @ Toyota Park // 7.14-16.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   CHICAGO, IL - Chicago Open Air is a young festival, with this summer’s July 14-16, 2017 event marking the second year of what promises to be an ongoing annual heavy metal extravaganza.  Two stages featured 40 performances by heavy metal heavy hitters, including headliners KISS,

The Ride Festival // Live @ Telluride Town Park // 7.8-9.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Telluride, CO – What makes Telluride such an appealing destination outside the winter ski season?  Is it its mining roots and heritage?  Or is it the quaint streets lined with charming restaurants and shops? Perhaps it’s the breathtaking box canyon views and the exceptional weather. Or

Broods // Live @ Bogarts // 5.28.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – Broods were a long way from their native New Zealand when they performed at Bogarts on May 28.  Brother and sister Caleb and Georgia Nott have been making music together since they were very young, and formed Broods in 2013.  Both in

Festival Preview: Chicago Open Air // July 14-16, 2017

Calling heavy metal fans!  Bridgeview IL will be hosting Chicago Open Air July 14-16.  The three-day festival headlines Kiss on Friday, Korn on Saturday, and Ozzy Osbourne will close the festival on Sunday.  Need more?  How about Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Seether, Slayer, Stone Sour, Lamb of god, Hellyeah and so much more.  Come to Toyota Park, southwest of Chicago, for three days of metal celebration. For details, ticket sales