Lakeshore Drive-In welcomed its first Trance concert since their series started 6 weeks ago with DJ and Producer Markus Schulz and support from local artist, RJ Pickens. I didn’t know what to expect, my first event since lock down began in march, and my first concert drive-in experience. As I drove into the venue and could hear the music thumping through the incredible sound system, excitement filled every part of me. “We’re back!”, I exclaimed with a giant smile on my face
I was able to grab some time with Sean from Twiztid on Saturday for a quick phone interview. He was enjoying a beautiful sunny day in Las Vegas. We discussed the difference in weather between the Midwest and Vegas, our appreciation of Red Rock Canyon, and we also talked a bit about our enjoyment of the city of LV for a little bit before the actual questions.
Michele Blue: Our photographer Laura met up with you a few weeks ago in Indy. She mentioned that Halloween time is re
If you’re into the alt-rock scene at all, you already know who Bear Hands are. If you’re not, you owe it to yourself to check them out. These guys from Brooklyn put on an outstanding show in support of X Ambassadors at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre last Saturday night. They opened with the catchy, synth-y “ Back Seat Driver (Spirit Guide), and played a musically diverse 11-song set that alternated between songs from their latest album, “Fake Tunes,” and their older
Vérité is French for “truth.” It’s also stage name of a very talented singer-songwriter from New York, Kelsey Regina Byrne. Currently on tour in support of X Ambassadors, Vérité made her first appearance in Indianapolis last Sunday at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre. The 29-year-old from Brooklyn was poised and confident as she took the stage. Her voice was sweet and breathy, and the sound and vibe were alt-pop/electropop. Vérité’s lyrics and body language, however,
You know how movies are sometime described as “The Feel-Good Hit of the Year?” That’s exactly how I felt about X Ambassadors’ performance at Old National Centre last weekend. It wasn’t one thing in particular; it was the combination of great musicianship, relatable lyrics, and a whole bunch of people doing and sharing something they love. There was no moshing, surfing, or middle fingers in the air, but there was tremendous energy and an abundance of positive vibes from X Amba
Illenium comes to town and shakes it up! Wow what an event. It some ways this show was suited for an arena size venue. Deep grooves, melodic harmonies,monstrous guitars, extraordinary bass lines, fantastic singing. Personally I cant think of a better concert event than that. I was very impressed with Annika Wells. What a voice and what a stage presence. And as you can see the chemistry between Trevor Christensen and Annika was palpable and honestly refreshing, It's not often
The Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Halloween is my favorite holiday, and Motionless in White (MIW) is one of my favorite bands to see live, so I was really psyched when I found out their Trick or Treat Tour was coming to Indy. I (as well over 1,000 other people who packed into the Egyptian Room) expected – and got – an incredible show! Detroit’s Twiztid got the night off to a great start with an angry, in-your-face set. Although their style of music is vastly different
After watching several videos and a documentary from Liily I almost felt like I knew them personally. On Tuesday night the band came on stage and you could feel that they were different than other up and coming bands. They had a stage presence of that of a much more established band. The lead singer Dylan Nash stood at the edge of the stage and glared out at the crowd. The fans screamed back up at him. He continued to stand there feeling the crowd out before he began to sing
I was unable to meet up with the band in person or phone due to their busy touring schedule. The band was kind enough to answer my questions via email.
• If I could have you all introduce yourself by name and your role in the band? If you answer any of the questions below individually could you please put your name or initials before the answer?
Dylan Nash - Vocals
Sam De La Torre - Guitar
Charlie Anastasis - Bass
Maxx Morando - Drums
Maxx Morando will be answering al
Despite technical difficulties that forced them to stop short in the middle of a song, Asking Alexandria performed a killer set in support of Papa Roach in Indianapolis on 08 21 19. They came on strong, opening with The Violence, and ended with a bang with Alone in a Room. Frontman Danny Wornop, along with the rest of the band, showed tremendous energy and passion throughout the set, and I was impressed with the way they kept their composure even when things went awry. #askin
Bad Wolves proved that good guys can rock hard at their kickass show in support of Papa Roach in Indianapolis on 08 21 19. In between leaps, head-banging and a few off-stage shenanigans, they shared their inspiring message that nobody is ever truly alone. Frontman Tommy Vext also assured concertgoers that they were part of the Bad Wolves pack, even if they felt as if nobody understood or cared about them. #BadWolves #paparoach #Audiophileoholic #Indianapolis #FarmBureauTheLaw
Papa Roach came in hot at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River Park Wednesday night, opening with Who Do You Trust, which is a banger and the band’s title cut from their latest album release. They continued rocking hard for the rest of the show, and although the pace slowed for a couple of songs, the intensity never let up during their 17-song set.
Despite the heat and humidity, lead singer Jacoby Shaddix was energetic and charismatic throughout the set, speaking f
A sold-out pavilion and packed lawn on August 20, 2019, indicated that rock & roll is not dead in Indiana! Fans turned out in droves to see KoRn, Alice in Chains, Underoath, and FEVER 333 at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center. The lineup was an interesting combination of relatively different styles of rock with somewhat different fan bases, but it all worked well together.
Rapcore openers FEVER 333 started the evening with a dramatic and incredibly high energy performance. Le
Indianapolis-based American Bombshell wowed a hometown crowd when they opened for Skillet, Sevendust and Pop Evil last weekend. The five-piece band put on a well-rehearsed, energetic show and did a great job of getting the crowd pumped up for the other bands in the lineup. What impressed me most was how much fun the guys were having on the stage. Sure, there were the obligatory sneers and snarls (it was a rock show, after all), but there were also lots of grins.
Christian rockers Skillet are known for their high-energy, passionate live performances, and their fans are known for their fierce loyalty. Last weekend I got to experience a Skillet concert for the first time, and I completely understand what the hype is all about. Their show was a first-rate production, complete with pyro, smoke, cannons, vivid graphics, and, of course, great music.
Here are the highlights of their 14-song, powerful set:
Lead singer John Cooper had a gr
Atlanta-based Sevendust, who is currently on the road with Skillet on their Victorious War tour, put on a fantastic show for an enthusiastic crowd last weekend in Indianapolis. It was my first time seeing Sevendust live, despite the fact that they’ve been making music and touring for the past 20 years.
I have to say these guys were awesome, and I kinda wish I had seen them sooner! They were fun to watch, and lead singer Lajon Witherspoon connected with the audience in a hea
I have a confession to make before I start this review: I’ve been a huge Pop Evil fan for years, and they were the first band I ever photographed from the photo pit. They’re also (mostly) from Michigan, my home state, so I definitely have a soft spot for them. That being said, I don’t think I’m being biased when I say they absolutely slayed last weekend at their show in support of Skillet and Sevendust.
Pop Evil opened with the fast-paced, kick-ass hit, Boss’s Daughter. Dru
Best to describe a Slipknot concert as a visual extravaganza! There is no lone star at this event. There a multiple talents traversing the stage. Highlighting an overwhelming sensory experience. Without a doubt I enjoy watching Mick Thomson work the stage or shall I say command the stage. He's uses his guitar wizardry to entrance the audience. Maybe it's the fact that I met #7 at NAMM a couple years back and as far as I could tell he ruled the room with merely his presence. C
The first time I heard Flora Cash was on Apple Music. Then I was able to see them perform at Bunbury Festival earlier this summer and fell even more in love with their sound. Friday night they opened for Judah and the Lion at Farm Bureau Lawn. As always, their sound and vibe were amazing! They played a new song called You Love Me from their upcoming album. I really enjoy that they perform a lot of songs from their older albums and also songs that have not yet been released. T
This was my 2nd time to see Judah and the Lion. I first saw them a few years ago when they opened up for Twenty One Pilots. The energy brought to the stage back then made me an instant fan. I had heard their song Suit and Jacket on Alt Nation but had no idea what to expect with a live show. Just as before they did not fail to put on an amazing show Friday night at Farm Bureau Lawn. You cannot help but jump around as they sing. They sang Say it Ain’t so by Blink 182 and had th