Before we get into this article, I want to take a moment to express my sincere condolences to the family, friends and ZZ Top team over the loss of bassist Dusty Hill. His loss and influence is immeasurable.
**A special thanks to Mike Howard for use of his photo for this article. The photo was also taken at Riverbend for my old website Unsung Melody.
On Sunday evening, I began the process of writing an article that has taken me a lifetime to craft. I was given the opportunity to review and photograph ZZ Top in Cincinnati at the PNC Pavillion, which is a part of the Riverbend Entertainment Complex.
This article will be a bit different, as most of my articles have a tendency to do. See, my earliest musical memories are of ZZ Top. They have been a huge chunk of the soundtrack of my life, and I know I’m not alone in that regard. So let’s get this party started.
There’s no better way to spend a warm Summer night, than taking in some of the best talent in the world. I truly enjoyed taking these photos and I hope you enjoy them!
JJ Grey & Mofro:
It had been 25 years since I’ve been to a show at Bogart’s. The Venue hasn’t changed much but the area around sure has! Changed for the better, best I could tell. I did learn one thing though, soccer fans are hard core! The Cincinnati FC was having a match near Bogart’s, the fans were gathering together for what I was about to find out was a march to the stadium in the pouring rain, most were soaking wet, banging drums while chanting/singing. Hardcore I tell ya!
Bowling Green Kentucky’s own The Josephines took the Bogart’s stage first. They describe themselves as “a rag tag group of rock n roll drenched country hoodlums” and having seen them live I’d say that’s an accurate description! When I walked into the venue they were on stage running through sound check in their pajamas no less! I knew right then this was going to be a cool ass band and I was right! They had been stuck in traffic and were late getting to the venue, but that didn’t hamper their performance at all. In fact, that may have motivated them because the ripped through their set, kicking it off with “Coal Mine Gone” into “Never Ends”, then finishing with the set “Cocaine” and “Fireball”. I really hope to catch another show from The Josephines sooner than later! (more…)
Bob Weir needs no introduction. As a founding member of The Grateful Dead, Bob has enjoyed a successful career. His latest incarnation, Bob Weir and the Wolf Bros rolled into Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre. I was lucky enough to capture a few images for ya. I hope you enjoy’em half as much as I did taking them!!
One of the most iconic metal bands in all of history, Judas Priest, made a stop at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati recently. Our very own Mike Howard was there to capture the action of Judas Priest, Deep Purple and The Temperance Movement. We hope you enjoy the photos!!
David Byrne brought his American Utopia tour to Riverbend in Cincinnati, OH. Byrne made his name as the founder of the Talking Heads and has created some of the most quirky, intelligent and recognizable music in the world. We hope you enjoy the photos!
We hope you enjoy our coverage of the Outlaw Music Festival at Riverbend. Willie didn’t approve any photographers, but we were able to catch Sturgill Simpson, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Head And The Heart and the Whiskey Daredevils. Thanks for stopping by!
Dead and Company made a stop with John Mayer at Riverbend, just across the river in Cincinnati. Our very own Mike Howard snapped this fantastic gallery. Hope you enjoy!
Capture Kentucky is proud to present a new series that we’re calling, “On The Road”. While our main focus will always be all the things that make our Commonwealth so great, we will be posting articles that feature things we see and do within our travels outside our home.
In this first installment, we took the short trip across the mighty Ohio River into Cincinnati. It’s there where we made our way to The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. While the majority of the Museum is under a long renovation, the Children’s Museum and the traveling Smithsonian exhibit that features Star Wars and the Power of Costume are both open for business.
This article is all about the latter. Star Wars and the Power of Costume is an exhibit, that on its surface may seem a bit pricey, but I’m here to tell you and show you that it is money well-spent. Even if you are just a casual fan of the Star Wars franchise or if you happen to be a die-hard fan, rest assured there is something there for everyone. The best part? No Jar Jar Binks! Haha (more…)