Shinedown: Attention Attention Tour

Fans from all over the tri-state packed the Big Sandy Arena for the Attention Attention tour with Shinedown, Papa Roach, and Asking Alexandria.  This was the arena’s 3rd sold out show since December 2018.          Starting off the show was Asking Alexandria from York, North Yorkshire. This was my first time seeing them live and […]

Circa Survive and La Dispute Blow Minds and Wrench Hearts In Dallas

Having seen La Dispute several times over the years I thought I knew what to expect when I saw them and Circa Survive play at Gas Monkey Live! in Dallas. However, each time they’ve proven to be both mind blowing and heart wrenching. Watching them finish with “Such Small Hands” and playing “King Park” in […]

Everybody Wants The “D”

It’s hard to explain a Tenacious D concert to the everyday person, but I will try. This might even be the weirdest tour/album to date. The setlist for the night was divided to showcase their new album and their “greatest hits”. In the first part for the album Post-Apocalypto, the songs were accompanied by clips […]

Jake Shears – Ringmaster of the fabulous circus.

From the moment Jake Shears stepped onto the stage, you knew you were in for a treat. He was all energy and attitude, with some storytelling in between songs plus…. bonus costume changes!  Jake and his band played his new songs effortlessly and threw in some Scissor Sisters hits as well.  His unending movements gave […]

A Decade Apart – Premonitions Pt. 1

With the release of “Premonitions Part 1”, we finally get to see the evolution of A Decade Apart.  We got glimpses with the singles “Calamity” and “Forgiveness”, but to have a seven track EP in front of us is a completely different animal.  “Contrails” was honestly the perfect song to put out there as the […]

Review – Unsanctioned Pro – Don’t Try This At Home – 06/30/18

June 9th, Derek Grantonic, owner of Unsanctioned Pro made the following announcement. “Story time! We lost our original ring rental. Stuff happens, trailers are expensive. We got another ring but guardrails are hard to find for anything less than a limb or organ. So! As discussed earlier via hilarious meme, you should #payattention at the […]

Blue October brings a solid set of hits, old and new to the Cubby Bear in Chicago

September 28, 2018 Written by Lauren Starkey Edited by Amanda Ahrendt Last night, I had the privilege to see Blue October, a band I worshiped back in the day, at the Cubby Bear in Chicago. In full transparency, I have not kept up with the band. I should have. In front of a capacity crowd, […]

“Phenomenal” EmiSunshine Lights up the stage in Bloomington, IL

  For Interview with EmiSunshine: For EmiSunshine photo gallery:   Co-written by Sheryl Clark and Claudia Clark Coming on stage in a cute black dress, with rhinestone boots, and hat, EmiSunshine was welcome by the eager crowd, some who have waited years to have her perform at the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts (BPCA), […]

HIM & CKY – Bang & Whimper 2017 – 11/11/17 – The Fillmore Detroit

If you’ve seen Jackass and of course any show with Bam Margera, then you are sure to have heard of this fantastic metal band, CKY. What you may not know is this band has been pounding ear drums well before those shows were thought of. In 1998 CKY was formed as Camp Kill Yourself by […]

Trans-Siberian Orchestra -12/29/16 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH

Mere words cannot do Trans-Siberian Orchestra justice.  If you ask a fan what it’s like, they’ll probably start out with “Oh my God!” and then tell you how great it is.  All I can hope is my pictures did justice for this amazing show where my words more than likely will not. This year they […]