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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

iDKHOW // Live @ The Taft Theatre Ballroom // 7.26.19

Review and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – The Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati plays host to a growing number of concerts.  Some shows are in the main theater, with fixed traditional theater-style seating, and others are in the more intimate lower level ballroom.  The ballroom is standing room only,

The Contortionist // Live @ The Thompson House // 7.20.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Newport, KY – Just across the Ohio River from downtown Cincinnati OH lies Newport KY, home to a bustling entertainment district that boasts an aquarium, restaurants, gaming centers and music venues.  The Thompson House sits directly across the street from an entertainment complex, and is

The Ride Festival // Live @ Telluride Town Park // 7.12-14.19

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson Telluride, CO – It’s hard to imagine a more glorious venue for a band to perform.  Gazing from the Fred Shellman Memorial Stage, performers at The Ride Festival are treated to a spectacular box canyon view that is second to none.  2019 marked the festival’s

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),