U2: The Joshua Tree Tour [Concert Review]
Jul03

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour [Concert Review]

U2 w/ The Lumineers: MetLife Stadium; Meadowlands, New Jersey – Wednesday, June 28, 2017 After U2’s triumphant tour two years ago in support of their Son(g)s of Innocence release, everyone expected the next tour would center around the promised sequel, Songs of Experience. While the album was given a positive review critically in some corners (the one I occupy, to name one), there was push-back from Apple users who, for reasons that...

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Nowhere Else Festival [Concert Review]
Jun03

Nowhere Else Festival [Concert Review]

Nowhere Else Festival: Featuring Over the Rhine & the Band of Sweethearts, Birds of Chicago, Red Dirt Boys, Carrie Newcomer, Carrie Rodriguez, “Treasure of the Broken Land: The Songs of Mark Heard” with various artists, Matt Haeck, Levi Parham, and Phil Madiera Clinton County, OH – May 27 & 28, 2017 The forecast for Memorial weekend in Southern Ohio suggested rain, potentially hard storms for at least some part of the...

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: 40th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]
May18

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: 40th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers w/ Joe Walsh: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO – May 12, 2017 When Tom Petty led the Heartbreakers to the stage for their 40th Anniversary Tour stop in St. Louis, the large screens at the rear of the stage projected a photo of one wall of the band’s practice space, with two dozen guitars lined up and ready for use. It was also against the back drop that this might be the last large tour for this...

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Prophets Of Rage: Politically Charged & Musically Satisfying [Concert Review]
Oct13

Prophets Of Rage: Politically Charged & Musically Satisfying [Concert Review]

Prophets of Rage: Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH – October 5, 2016 “Cincinnati, are you awake?” asked rapper B-Real early in the performance of the Prophets of Rage on Wednesday, a theme he would revisit throughout the night. It felt like a warm late summer night in spite of the fall date on the calendar, but the election season politics was red hot. A spirit of raw indignation and frustration with the status quo are...

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King’s X: Over My Head [Concert Review]
Oct03

King’s X: Over My Head [Concert Review]

King’s X (w/ King of Spades): Rockstar Pro Arena, Dayton, Ohio – September 29, 2016 On a cool and gloomy Fall night, about 300 people filled the Rockstar Pro Arena, just east of downtown Dayton, to hear the world-class hard rock trio and recording artists, King’s x offer up a 90+ minute show that spanned their long career. Now, the “Pro Arena” is best known for its weekly wrestling shows, so while it’s an unusual venue for a...

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MidPoint Music Festival Review 2016: Good Music, Good Food, & Lessons In Courtesy
Sep30

MidPoint Music Festival Review 2016: Good Music, Good Food, & Lessons In Courtesy

Nothing like a three day music festival and 81 artists over 4 stages to totally enthrall a music lover. The 2016 lineup for Cincinnati’s Midpoint Music Festival was one of the best they have had in years and with some cooperative weather (although really hot at times) the overall experience will go down as a positive memory. Thanks again to the MidPoint staff on securing The Fire Note some passes for the experience. The Good:...

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