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Daughtry // Live @ Mason Municipal Center // 7.3.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Mason, OH – Just north of Cincinnati, Ohio lies Mason, a comfortable, thriving town that every summer night is showered by fireworks at the King’s Island Amusement Park.  On this July 3rd evening, however, Mason hosted its annual Independence Day celebration (Red, Rhythm & Boom),

Chase Atlantic // Live @ Bogart’s // 6.17.19

Article and photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – A light June drizzle did not dampen the enthusiasm of the line of fans waiting to see Australia’s Chase Atlantic on this Monday evening.  A 30-minute delay in entering the venue meant the line only grew longer and the excited chatter louder. Indiana’s Lauren

Laurelive Festival // Live @ Laurel School // 6.8-9.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cleveland, OH – East of Cleveland, near Shaker Heights and Gates Mills, is the home of prestigious Laurel School, a pre-K through high school private academy for young women.  Since 2016, Laurel School has hosted a two-day music festival dubbed Laurelive, bringing nationally touring bands

Bunbury Music Festival // Live @ Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove // 5.31 – 6.2.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – It’s a festival name that has perplexed people for years.  “What is a Bunbury?” is a frequent question asked by performers on stage.  With its bumblebee mascot and tagline “Bee Here, Bee You, Bee Free,” it’s still anyone’s guess. The festival spanned three

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival // Live @ MAPFRE Stadium // 5.17-19.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Columbus, OH – After ten years, Rock on the Range, a rock and heavy metal festival that boasted 120,000 fans each year, has morphed into Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival. The three-day festival continues its tradition of rock, including contemporary, classic and heavy metal,

Slayer // Live @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center // 5.16.19

Article & Photographs by: Linda Carlson   Indianapolis, IN – Slayer continues their Final World Tour, this fifth leg touring with Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth and Lamb of God.  The band is offering fans a final opportunity to experience the thrash metal giant’s heart-pounding rhythms, gut-wrenching lyrics and electrifying performance. On this night

The Faim // Live @ Bogart’s // 4.25.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – There’s a storm a-brewin' and it’s coming from down under, as Australia’s newcomer The Faim hit the stage in support of Andy Black (of Black Veil Brides).  Here in his native Cincinnati, Andy Black (born Andy Biersack) drew a considerable crowd at

Red Sun Rising // Live @ Blue Note Harrison // 4.19.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Harrison, OH – It was the last night of their most recent tour leg, and Red Sun Rising were in a celebratory mood.  Blue Note Harrison was bustling with fans, some who had traveled long distances to see this spirited, on-the-rise band from Akron, Ohio. After more than

Blue October // Live @ Newport Music Hall // 3.21.19

Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson   Columbus OH – Blue October has been sharing the journey of frontman Justin Furstenfeld since 1995.  Through albums like Consent to Treatment, History for Sale, Argue with a Tree, Foiled, Any Man in America, Sway, Home and their current release, I Hope You’re Happy, fans have experienced Furstenfeld’s wildly tumultuous personal story, wrought with

Buckcherry // Live @ Blue Note // 3.20.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Harrison, OH – Buckcherry recently began a tour in support of their upcoming album release, Warpaint.  On this night, they performed at Blue Note of Harrison. Buckcherry has a long history that dates to their inception in 1995.  The band disbanded briefly from 2002 to 2005

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