Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Events, Music, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on May 21, 2018 by

Doing It His Way. Tyler Childers Takes Nashville By Storm.

The music industry is a very strange place most of the time. Long gone are the days of record labels signing a young band or artist to a developmental deal. Most labels want to get their hands on an already established and somewhat successful artist that way it is a quick way to recoup the funds it takes to break an emerging artist.

It’s definitely a sound business decision for them, but the industry has changed tremendously over the past few years and the days of taking chances on signing folks to a developmental deal are long gone. Few folks are actually good enough to cut through all the clutter of the bands and artists that have been empowered by technology in this day and age. With that clutter, being an independent artist becomes even more difficult. That’s one aspect of what makes Tyler Childers such an amazing anomaly. He is a once in a generation talent as far as we’re concerned around here, but it’s his journey that is so remarkable. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on May 11, 2018 by

On The Road: Kentucky’s Black Stone Cherry Brings Black Top Mojo to Capone’s in Johnson City, TN

This was a perfect spring day to make my first trip to Capone’s in Johnson City, TN for Black Stone Cherry. I am sure it will not be my last! Great venue!

I had seen Black Stone Cherry a couple times, but hadn’t seen their opener for tonight Blacktop Mojo. A 5 piece band out of Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s music was a great fit to open for BSC. Their Texas southern rock was just what this big crowd at Capone’s needed. Pulling songs from both of their albums Burn The Ships and I Am, tracks like “Burn The Ships” “Where The Wind Blows” and “Back Home” and a cover that was instantly recognizable from the first notes, Aerosmith’s “Dream On”. A lot of people have tried to cover “Dream On” with no success but these guys hit the mark! The video has over 4 million views on YouTube. Give Blacktop Mojo a try, I think you will like them! (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on May 7, 2018 by

SOLD OUT!! Clutch Brings Pure Rock Fury To The Manchester Music Hall With The Bronx, Red Fang & Fireball Ministry

I want to start this review with a huge thank you to my fellow Kentuckians. Lexington in particular, has never really been known as a “metal community.” In all honesty, it still isn’t, but Saturday night at the Manchester Music Hall, you folks delivered like I’ve never experienced you in roughly 18 years of going to concerts.

First, you sold-out Manchester Music Hall. Second, I saw ZERO fights despite massive amounts of liquid courage being consumed. As a whole, the night was a wet, sweaty, loud celebration of four great bands doing their best to deliver a show like no other.

Did y’all succeed in making a fun and loving atmosphere for the bands? I say, yes. Yes we did. So much so that Clutch frontman Neil Fallon said, “You guys are making this too easy.” Referring to the participation and sheer enjoyment that was had by all. So good on you, Central Kentucky. I’m super proud of ya! (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on May 4, 2018 by

Rival Sons Make A Historic Two-Night Stand In Whitesburg At The Appalshop Theater

I always try to write a review by sharing a unique viewpoint. It may be a bit of history about an artist, a venue or even a personal experience that I share with you. The story that I want to tell in this review will contain all three-prongs of the above description. So I want to warn you, this article will be lengthy and personal. Stay with me, I think you’ll enjoy.

Several years ago, we’ll call it the MySpace Age, I was the national talent buyer at the old A1A Concert Hall in Lexington. I spent many hours searching for bands on MySpace. The venue’s capacity was only 500, so I really had to find bands that I felt had a bright future. Bands on the verge of breaking out of their hometown market and onto the national scene. During that time, I happened upon a band that I really enjoyed. Their name was Black Summer Crush. I reached out to them and we had a few exchanges about where they were in their careers and if they’d be touring anytime soon. At that time, they were only doing a few California shows. As life often does, we drifted our separate ways and MySpace got Facebooked. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Music - posted on April 28, 2018 by

PHOTOS: Brantley Gilbert, Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville, KY

Brantley Gilbert recently made a stop at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. He brought along Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips. I hope you enjoy the gallery. Let us know if you were there and what you thought! (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music - posted on April 20, 2018 by

Corbin Hosted The I Love The 90’s Tour At The Corbin Arena

The I Love The 90’s tour has been crisscrossing the country for the last couple years with a revolving line-up of 90’s hitmakers. The line up in Corbin had Young MC opening and Salt-N-Pepa closing with A LOT of chart-topping music from 4 other big name artist in between. Be sure and check out my photo gallery at the end of this article! (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on April 16, 2018 by

Somebody Call 911! SIMO and Sour Cream Did Their Best To Burn Down The Burl

Sunday nights are usually my rest night for the week. Sometimes though, the music draws me away from my slumber. On this night, two bands drew me in. With the weather being bi-polar, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the threat of a little of the white stuff wasn’t gonna get in my way of seeing Mr. JD Simo and his band, aptly named SIMO.

First up, let’s talk about some local kids that will absolutely blow your mind. The kids in Sour Cream have music in their bones. As Black Stone Cherry put it, “It’s In My Blood”, that’s definitely the case for these 15-year old kids. A classic power trio, two of these young men are the Grandsons of The Kentucky Headhunters Greg Martin. Sherri McGee’s son, Harlan Cecil wields the ax, while Jon McGee’s son, also named Jon McGee, lays down the beats while Colby Grant holds the groove low and steady on the bass. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Music, On The Road Series, Photos - posted on April 9, 2018 by

On The Road: Styx, REO Speedwagon And Don Felder At The Big Sandy Superstore Arena In Huntington, WV

Our very own Estill Robinson delivers a fantastic gallery of photos from the recent Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder concert at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena In Huntington, WV. Enjoy! (more…)

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Concert Photos, Music, Photos - posted on April 3, 2018 by

PHOTOS: No More Mr. Nice Guy! Alice Cooper At The Louisville Palace

Alice Cooper needs no introduction. He’s been the King of Shock Rock for decades. We were honored to get to spend our Wednesday night with Alice at the beautiful Louisville Palace. (more…)

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Concert Photos, Concert Reviews, Music, Photos - posted on April 3, 2018 by

Cole Swindell Brought Lauren Alaina and Chris Janson Along To Invade The Corbin Arena

Cole Swindell brought his “Reason To Drink” tour To Corbin Kentucky and judging from the amount of beer I saw being consumed, there were plenty of reasons to drink!!

Most people that know me would consider me a rock n roll guy and I am but I’m also a fan of live music. So when the opportunity presented itself to cover this show I jumped at it. One thing I’ve learned about these big country tours is they put on one helluva show! Big stages, big productions, big video screens and some serious lights! All that makes for great photo opportunities and Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina took full advantage of all that was provided to them! (more…)

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