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.
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Blue October

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. 
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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

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