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
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
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
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
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
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If you weren’t at the packed Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center Tuesday night, you missed one helluva show! It was a night of solid, intense, hard rock with lots of attitude, killer riffs, exceptional musicianship, and some pyro thrown in for good measure.
Diamante, the 22-year-old vocalist from Boston, was the first act of the night. She strode onto the stage wearing wickedly studded sunglasses and hat, her sapphire hair glowing in the stage lights. Opening with Bite My Kiss,
From shooting a new music video with a live audience, playing their brand-new song, and crowd surfing on a giant inflatable unicorn, Sleeping with Sirens put on quite the show at the DISRUPT Festival at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center. Although the sun was beating down on the crowd, they still were jumping to every song. Their set had a great mix of old and new music ranging from “If You Can’t Hang” off their second album to their newest release, “Leave It All Behind.” The u
Ska music has gotten kind of a bad rap for the past several years, but The Interrupters are turning that around. When they took the stage at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center for ALT 103.3’s Birthday Bash, The Interrupters’ fusion of ska and punk embraced the dynamism, simplicity, and straightforwardness of both genres in a way that was highly palatable. Somehow, even the angriest of their songs was fun and danceable. In addition, their interaction with the crowd endeared them
Although my musical horizons have been expanding recently, I had honestly never heard of surf pop or cosmic indie surf before I heard Bikini Trill in support of 311 and Dirty Heads at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center. You know what, though? I like it! A lot! Bikini Trill’s sound is kind of hard to describe, but cosmic indie surf is actually pretty accurate. And I’m 100% sure that it’s related to the reason the gates for this show opened at 4:20 PM. Bikini Trill’s lead singer