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Nothing More // Live @ Manchester Music Hall // 9.2.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Lexington, KY – Nothing More is one hard-working touring band.  Sprinkled throughout their aggressive large venue tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and Bad Wolves, Nothing More has been headlining smaller clubs and venues to bring their music to more intimate stages and

Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin // Riverbend Music Center // 8.28.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – August 28th was a hot, humid, sticky night in Cincinnati.  There was no gentle breeze to stave off the sweat.  But despite the sweltering conditions, Riverbend Music Center was packed with more than 15,000 fans who had assembled to experience a hot line-up

Puddle of Mudd // Live @ Manchester Music Hall // 8.12.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Lexington, KY – August 12, 2018 was a big night for post grunge / rock at Manchester Music Hall, which played host to four bands that lit the stage with rock-and-roll fervor. Tantric started the show with their brand of heavy grunge rock.  Formed in 1998, and fronted

Whitechapel // Live @ Bogarts // 8.10.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – A short walking distance from the University of Cincinnati, Bogarts has been a staple of live music and entertainment since 1980.  On August 10, the venue hosted an evening of deathcore metal bands, beginning with Deadculture, a local Cincinnati/Dayton band.  Formed in July 2017,

3 Doors Down & Collective Soul // Live @ The Rose Music Center // 8.8.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Dayton, OH – Co-headliners 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul are currently on The Rock & Roll Express Tour, making a stop in Dayton (Huber Heights) on August 8, 2018 to an assembled crowd of enthusiastic fans.  Both bands were formed in the 1990s and have garnered strong followings, which

Godsmack & Shinedown // Live @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center // 7.28.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Indianapolis, IN – Co-headliners Godsmack and Shinedown have both released albums in 2018 (When Legends Rise and Attention Attention, respectively), and are touring together to promote their new music and celebrate their classics as well. Their July 28 tour stop in Indianapolis was met with anticipation, as the crowd, exceeding 20,000, steadily filled

Weezer & The Pixies // Live @ Riverbend Music Center // 7.6.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – A tremendous blast of classic alternative rock took Cincinnati by storm on July 6 as Riverbend Music Center hosted co-headliners Weezer and The Pixies for a night of lively music and fun.  Although these bands have played together in the past, this is their first full tour

Festival Preview: Louder Than Life 2018 // Louisville, KY // 9.28-30.18

Article by: Linda Carlson   Louder Than Life Festival, also known as The World's Largest Rock 'N' Roll Whiskey Festival, returns to Champions Park in Louisville for its fifth year at the end of September 2018 for three days of music, gourmet food, whiskey, bourbons and craft beers.  While past years’ festivals

Slayer // Live @ Riverbend Music Center // 6.6.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – It’s the end of an era.  Slayer, the thrash metal band that captivated loyal fans through nearly four decades of rising riffs, raging lyrics and heart-pounding concerts, are making their way through their Final World Tour, along with an incredible supporting lineup: Lamb of God, Anthrax, Behemoth and Testament.  

Sevendust // Live @ Manchester Music Hall // 5.29.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall rocked out to four amazing bands on May 29th as the Sevendust “All I See Is War” Tour made its next-to-last tour stop in Lexington to a very enthusiastic crowd. Straight out of the gate, Madame Mayhem brought high octane energy to the