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Bootsy Collins Photos and Review

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Ludacris at Bonnaroo 2012

Concert photos and review of Ludacris at Bonnaroo 2012.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The 2014 Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky

Forecastle Festival had another successful year in Louisville, Kentucky. Forecastle is put on by AC Entertainment, the same group that puts on Bonnaroo, Outsidelands, Mountain Oasis and several other great festivals. A Forecastle is a superstructure at the bow of a ship where the crew is housed. This is where the workers unwind after a hard day of work in unruly waters. Everyone came together and had a great time on the banks of the Ohio River with a lineup including Jack White, Beck, Outkast, The Replacements, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Gary Clark Jr., Band of Horses, Ray Lamontagne, Spoon, Nickel Creek, JJ Grey and Mofro, Reignwolf, The Black Lips, Lucius, Jason Isbell, Jenny Lewis, Brett Dennon, 21 Pilots, Against Me!, Spanish Gold and about 50 other acts. The Bourbon Tent, with over 20 of Kentucky's Finest Distilleries, was a huge hit as well. There were also great late night parties with Moontaxi, Jim James, and several other notable acts. Check out more of my coverage at Unsung Melody, The Blue Indian, and Nashville's Tennessean. Some bands are not included in this article due to artist release. Reignwolf coverage will be in in Emerging Artists section next month.

Images by Doug Siegel

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

This year marks the third anniversary for the annual Summerland Tour brought together by Everclear's lead singer Art Alexatkis.  Each year Alexatkis assembles the best of the 90's bands for the Northern American Tour and this year was no exception with Space Hog, Eve 6, Soul Asylum and as always bringing it home, Everclear.

All photos by Jason Maguire of   

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chet Atkins Appreciation Society holds annual Nashville Convention

By Butch Worrell
      Nashville, TN

 Every year the Chet Atkins appreciation Society holds an annual convention to honor Chet Atkins.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

True to form, The Edge 102.1 had a stellar line up of artists for this year's Edgefst24.  Switchfoot, The Neighbouorhood, Beck, Bastille, Congos, Chvrches, and the list goes on.  As the crowds started to engulf the stadium one could feel the energy rising as most fans had anticipated this event from the moment Edgefest 2013 ended.  Toyota Stadium was transformed into a festival ground with two stages and a 'pit' any concert goer would envy.
All photos by Jason Maguire of   
Blue October, Castle Theater, Bloomington, IL 5/1/2014

As expected, Blue October brought down the house at Castle Theater in Bloomington.  Lead singer, Justin Furstenfeld delivered a power packed performance singing a variety of songs from their latest album Sway as well as several pastime fan favorites.  Expectant father, Ryan dazzled the audience showcasing a myriad of instruments giving us a glimpse of the talent he brings to the band and with every show. 
All photos by Jason Maguire of                                                                                  


Monday, June 30, 2014

Umphrey's McGee and The Werks Bring It to Fraze Pavilion

Umphrey's McGee and The Werks made a stop on their current tour at Fraze Pavilion. The weather was sunny which turned to rain by the beginning of the first set. By mid-set the sun was back out and everyone was ready to get down on this Saturday night. I got a chance to talk to a few band members before the show. They seemed a bit tired from the previous nights' fun at Electric Forest Festival. They still pulled off an amazing two sets of their brand of rock with the same intensity as usual! Umphrees finished off their second set with a Slayer cover into Led Zeppelin's "Fool in the Rain." UM has hit most of the major festivals (Bonnaroo, Electric Forest) and are on the way to Red Rocks and back to the East/South for Gathering of the Vibes and other fests. Check them out at Umphrey's (dot) com and their new album, Similar Skin.

Images by Doug Siegel

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sleigh Bells with Yvette at Bogart's on June 17th, 2014

Sleigh Bells and Yvette, out of NYC, came to Bogart's on June 17th, 2014. Both bands put on an energetic performance and dazzled the crowd with their brand of Indie-Pop. Check out Sleigh Bells' new album Bitter Rivals at

Images by Doug Siegel

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