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Here Come The Mummies // Live @ The Vogue // 2.17.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Indianapolis, IN – On February 17, Indianapolis experienced a mummy invasion… of the musical variety!  A sold-out crowd at The Vogue was treated to upbeat, animated entertainment from two talented and spirited bands:  headliner Here Come The Mummies and opener Sun Stereo.  Both bands were comprised of a

Flint Eastwood // Live @ The Hi-Fi // 2.9.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Indianapolis, IN – On February 9, Detroit descended on Indianapolis, as headliner Flint Eastwood and opener Nydge performed at The Hi-Fi.  Located in the historic Fountain Square district of Indianapolis, the venue hosts an eclectic variety of performers that proved to be an ideal fit

Umphrey’s McGee // Live @ The Taft Theatre // 1.13.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – Umphrey’s McGee’s strong Midwest following was evident during their two-night stint (January 12 & 13, 2018) at Cincinnati’s prestigious Taft Theatre to near-capacity crowds.  Formed in 1997 in Notre Dame, Indiana, the band has garnered a loyal following through years of committed

Avatar // Live @ Express Live! // 1.6.18

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Columbus, OH – Swedish heavy metal band Avatar kicked off its Avatar Country World Tour 2018 at Express Live in Columbus, Ohio on January 6, 2018 to a rowdy and enthused crowd.  The band is promoting its recent release, Avatar Country. An Avatar concert is a feast for the senses that

Trans-Siberian Orchestra // Live @ US Bank Arena // 12.21.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – You know it’s the holiday season when Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) comes to town.  In November and December each year, this rock opera band travels the country, performing two shows per day to accommodate the demand among rock audiences who want to mix

Seether // Live @ The Taft Theatre // 12.20.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati’s 96Rock radio station hosted the Mistletoe Rock Show at the Taft Theatre on December 20, 2017 to a sold-out crowd.  Headliner Seether was preceded by an opening lineup of Cincinnati local band American Sin, Nashville’s The Dead Deads and Missouri rockers

Shout Out Louds // Live @ A&R Music Bar // 11.7.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Columbus, OH – Swedish alternative/indie pop band Shout Out Louds performed at the A&R Music Bar in Columbus on November 7, 2017.  They are promoting their newest album, Ease My Mind, which was released in September 2017.  It follows a several-year respite for the band,

Dream Theater // Live @ The Taft Theater // 11.6.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Cincinnati, OH – On November 6, 2017, the Taft Theater hosted an evening with Dream Theater, part of the band’s third and final leg (North America) of their “Images, Words & Beyond 25th Anniversary Tour” celebrating the 25th anniversary of their RIAA gold-certified album, Images

The Struts // Live @ The Vogue // 11.05.17

Article and Photos by: Linda Carlson   Indianapolis, IN – The Struts squeezed in a few smaller venue performances between opening gigs for Foo Fighters, making a stop at The Vogue in Indianapolis on November 5th. Opening band Nightly, based in Nashville, appropriately started the night with great energy and sound.  Their song “XO” from their

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