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
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.
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
Behemoth brought there extreme metal cargo onto the Ruoff Home Mortgage Stage Friday evening. Dazzling a frantic crowd with European black metal. The night just started as two more European bands were set to take the stage following Behemoth. Gojira and Volbeat were next in line. Then of course Slipknot closed the evening. This was a great opportunity to catch a few live acts that don't often make it onto major American stages. And they were highlighted with great efficiency
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
Pop music phenomenons in their respective decades of airwave dominance, both Violent Femmes and Ben Folds displayed their musical liveliness on Saturday night with two enthusiastic setlists. With each band touring in support of two very different July releases, the Femmes jumpstarted their performance with “Adam Was A Man” - a tongue-in-cheek ode to the horror, delight, and demise of Adam and Eve from their latest studio album Hotel Last Resort.
It wasn’t long before they
If you grew up in the 60s/70s, you were a fan of The Doobie Brothers. I mean, everybody loved The Doobies. The harmonies, the hooks, and the rich sounds made them immensely popular among country, rock and pop fans. As much as I loved The Doobie Brothers myself, I never had a chance to see them live until Friday night when they opened for Santana at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center.
They opened their set with the 1972 hit, Rockin’ Down the Highway, which got the crowd cheeri
I’ve always loved live music, and I’ve been to a fair number of concerts, especially in the past couple of years. I can honestly say Friday’s Santana show at the Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center was one of the best shows I have ever been to. The musicianship, the lights, the energy, the camaraderie among the band, and the incredible music all combined to make an absolutely amazing experience.
After a stellar set by The Doobie Brothers, Santana opened with Soul Sacrifice, a s
There’s always a special place in my heart for bands from my home state, Michigan, especially Detroit-based I Prevail. I started following their progress after interviewing them and watching them absolutely kill it at the Northern Invasion Festival in 2017. The band, which has been described as metalcore, punk, and post-metalcore, went from relative obscurity to YouTube stars in 2016 with their cover of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space. But that particular tune was left off the set
Sometimes I joke around, saying, “My issues have issues,” but the band Issues certainly doesn’t have any problems when it comes to putting out great music. The Atlanta-based foursome put on a hard-hitting, kick-ass show at The Egyptian Room at Old National Thursday night, delighting fans and getting everyone pumped up for headliners I Prevail.
It’s kind of hard to categorize Issues into a specific genre. Their eight-song set, which started with Hooligans, and ended with “Ma
Hyro the Hero opened the Rockstar Energy DISRUPT Festival at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center with a high-powered, kick-ass show that definitely woke up the audience. I’m not sure how he mustered so much energy so early in the day, but it was one of the most intense, athletic performances I’ve ever seen. I’m not talking about a few jumps and some dancing, either – he lunged, twirled, and stomped across the stage, scrambled up the lighting stands, and leaped over the heads of