Article by: Charles Yamabe Chicago, IL -- It's not often I get sent an album that I immediately fall in love with, let alone a freshman album by an artist that, for all intents and purposes, is relatively unknown. The album Be Free by nineteen-year-old New Zealand native Yuki is
Article and Photos by Michael W. Bright Louisville, KY-- Machine Head put it all out there. This night’s show marked four months into the band's Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary tour, celebrating the release of their debut album, 1994's, Burn My Eyes, an album roundly hailed as one landmark in metal history. To mark
Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright Louisville, KY - Two acts had slowly raised the temperature in the theater. Then, at the penultimate moment, before the mercury would have shattered the glass, just as planned, Snoop Dogg snuck onto the stage and exploded under a shimmering spotlight. Every seat at the Palace
Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright Louisville, KY -- Don't think about it too hard. Once you get comfortable with this band's name it becomes easy to surrender to the raw energy, visual display, and fearless abandon that's at the core of Mannequin Pussy. If you walked into Zanzabar's performance space
Article and Photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar NORFOLK, VA: Where has this band been all my life? Nestled into a genre that's right up my alley, industrial/nu-metal band Static-X has rejoined the scene, with a twist and a purpose. Currently touring both as a memorial tribute to late lead singer Wayne
Article and photos by: Wendy Podmenik Darugar HAMPTON, VA: Thirteen gleaming red and white semi trucks were parked in a meandering line in the back lot, humming in unison on a crisp fall night. The latest incarnation of the Grateful Dead had finally returned to the famed mothership, after twenty-seven long
Article & Photos by: Linda Carlson Cincinnati, OH – On November 5, cozy Top Cats hosted a pair of female fronted bands that exuded positivity, liveliness and righteous dance-worthy fun. The evening started with Veridia, a Nashville-based alternative rock band, touring with headliner Icon For Hire on the East Coast portion of
Article and Photos by: Michael W. Bright Louisville, KY - Weather history would eventually reveal that this three day festival would be part of Louisville's hottest and driest September in recorded history. Hydrate, hydrate, take breaks in the shade whenever possible, use sunscreen, and most of all -- don't forget to...hydrate.