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Louder Than Life Festival // Live @ Champions Park // 9.30-10.1.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life hosted a multitude of heavy metal and rock bands over the September 30 / October 1 weekend.  Nearly 40 bands rocked three stages at Champions Park in Louisville KY under sunny skies and cool, crisp autumn evenings…an absolutely perfect

David Shaw’s Big River Get Down // Live @ RiversEdge Amphitheater // 9.9.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   HAMILTON, OH – Since 2012, David Shaw of New Orleans’ The Revivalists has brought the gift of music to his hometown of Hamilton, Ohio every September by way of David Shaw’s Big River Get Down (BRGD).  This one-day festival is filled with live music at the

Festival Preview: Louder Than Life // Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2017

Article by: Linda Carlson   Attention Louisville KY Heavy Metal Fans!   Louisville, are you ready to rock to your heavy metal favorites at Louder Than Life 2017?  Mark your calendars for September 30 through October 1 and start prepping now for Ozzie Osbourne, Prophets of Rage, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise

Taking Back Sunday // Live @ Bogarts // 8.14.17

Article and photos by: Linda Carlson   CINCINNATI, OH – A concert that starts with streams of billowing confetti blown into the audience from stage left and stage right means there’s a party ahead.  And that’s exactly how Long Island’s Taking Back Sunday took the stage at Cincinnati’s Bogarts on August 14, 2017.  The

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