CONCERT REVIEWS

CHEVELLE at Brady Theater

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CHEVELLE ROCKS A SOLD OUT SHOW AT BRADY THEATER! by Rob Crupper,  photos by Michael Ervin   A sweltering summer night in Tulsa got even hotter inside the legendary Brady Theater in Tulsa as modern rock band Chevelle laid down their darkly sensual sounds on a capacity crowd who soaked up all the heat and [...]


POP EVIL at Kewanee Stock 2014

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POP EVIL ROCKS KEWANEE STOCK! photos by Michael McMillen Saturday, under threats of severe storms ruining the whole thing, was the 2nd annual Kewanee Stock festival in Kewanee Illinois.  This years event was made up of local bands Brushville,  Mindset Evolution,  3 Years Hollow and Sick Puppies with Grand Rapids, Michigan  rockers Pop Evil headlining.  [...]


BOSTON at Hard Rock Casino

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BOSTON ROCKS THE JOINT! photos by Michael Ervin It’s more than a feeling, it’s 38 years of incredible rock ‘n roll music!  Boston brought their Heaven On Earth Tour to the Joint at the Tulsa Hard Rock Casino for a SOLD OUT show.  The venue was packed with young and old who came to hear [...]


MOTLEY CRUE at BOK Center

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Pyrotechnics, fireworks, drum rollercoasters, dancing girls, expletives and a hit after hit set list.  All of the ingredients were there in Tulsa at the BOK Center as Motley Crue took the stage for their final tour, but more on that later!  First let’s talk about the beginning of the night and opener Mr. Alice Cooper!  [...]


ALIEN ANT FARM – Castle Theatre

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ALIEN ANT FARM ROCKS THE CASTLE! Alternative rockers Alien Ant Farm recently brought their show to the Castle Theatre in Bloomington, Illinois. All four original members are still rocking the band who are on tour in support of their newly released album “Always and Forever”.  Lead vocalist Dryden Mitchell seemed like he was very happy [...]


COLLECTIVE SOUL at Hard Rock Casino

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COLLECTIVE SOUL 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR! It’s hard to believe it has already been 20 years since Collective Soul released their first album.  The band made a stop in Tulsa, OK on their 20th Anniversary Tour to play a show in The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino.  The venue was full and the band’s equipment [...]


ROCKLAHOMA 2014 REVIEW

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THE NON STOP THREE DAY PARTY OF THE YEAR! There is nothing quite like Rocklahoma.  Between all of the great bands, crazy people and insane parties in the campground, there is nothing else that compares!  We started off our weekend interviewing some of our favorite bands like Nothing More, Hellyeah and Seether.  This was rock and [...]


AGAINST ME!

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TEENAGE ANARCHY AT THE CASTLE Anarchist punk rock band Against Me! brought their highly energetic live show to the Castle Theatre in Bloomington Illinois.  The band rocked the crowd through an 18 song set that consisted of old favorites and songs from their rockin’ new album “Transgender Dysphoria Blues”.  New song “Fuckmylife666″ kicked things off [...]


MUSHROOMHEAD

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WORLDS COLLIDE AT THE CASTLE The industrial metal group Mushroomhead filled the Castle Theatre in Bloomington Illinois with a visual and audible assault that most people won’t soon forget.  Their setlist spanned twenty years worth of albums kicking things off with QWERTY from their new album “The Righteous & The Butterfly”, followed by BWOMP off [...]


MAYDAY PARADE

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MAYDAY PARADE’S SO DEVASTATING, IT’S UNNATURAL TOUR SELLS OUT AT THE CASTLE THEATRE Anxious and dedicated fans lined up outside of the Castle Theatre early Sunday morning in anticipation of seeing big-time, alternative band Mayday Parade. The show began with opening acts Divided By Friday, Transit, and We Are The In Crowd.  Each band took [...]


ALICE IN CHAINS

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SOLD OUT SHOW AT BRADY THEATER It was an amazing night when legends Alice In Chains played a sold out show at the Brady Theater on the opening night of their new tour.   Anticipation was building as opening band Kongos warmed up the crowd and really got the place rocking with their new hit [...]


SKILLET at BOK Center

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SKILLET ROCKS TULSA! “Who thought Skillet and Third Day would ever tour together” asked Third Day singer Mac Powell when the co-headlinging tour made a stop at the BOK Center in Tulsa.  Presented by Food For The Hungry who help sponsor hungry, less fortunate children all over the world, the tour featured some diverse musical [...]


MINDSET EVOLUTION

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On Friday night the newest concert venue in central Illinois was officially broke in by hometown rockers Mindset Evolution who were the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR festival battle of the bands winner in 2011.  If you have ever seen these guys you know to expect a straight ahead, in your face, high energy rock show.  [...]


BRING ME THE HORIZON at Diamond Ballroom

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THE AMERICAN DREAM TOUR Bring Me The Horizon brought The American Dream tour to Oklahoma City for a sold out show at the Diamond Ballroom.  That’s right, SOLD OUT!  The place was packed, the bands were kicking ass and the crowd was insane.  It took four security guards to tackle a guy to the ground [...]


FUEL in Tulsa

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FUEL ROCKS THE VANGUARD! Have you ever been to a show where you forgot how many hit songs the headlining band had?  That’s EXACTLY how I felt about the Fuel show in Tulsa at The Vanguard.  I could remember hearing almost every song on the radio at one point in time.  The band was tight [...]


MOTIONLESS IN WHITE

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DEVIL’S NIGHT AT THE CASTLE Motionless In White brought their intense goth/metal show to probably the busiest music venue in southern Illinois, The Castle Theatre in Bloomington.  I talked with some of the fans before the show and found that they had come as far away as southern Indiana just to see this amazing performance [...]


THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH

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  Tulsa had their Rawkfists high in the air when Winter Jam made it’s yearly stop at the BOK Center.  Modern rock band Thousand Foot Krutch was part of this year’s stellar lineup that also included Colton Dixon and headliner Newsboys.  With tickets only $10 at the door the arena was at capacity and music [...]


Smile Empty Soul at The Vanguard

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It was a near sold out show for Smile Empty Soul and Hed PE at the Tulsa Vanguard.  The crowd was insane with mosh pits, crowd surfing, and people jumping up on stage with the bands.  The local openers and national act Sunflower Dead did a killer job of amping up the crowd for the [...]


CHIMAIRA in Tulsa

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CHAOS AT THE VANGUARD! Chimaira go on stage and give it their ALL, every single time!  I have seen them play shows to huge crowds doing opening sets for Trivium and kill it on Mayhem fest but I have never seen them headline a venue that doesn’t hold many people.  The small capacity at the [...]


ATTILA at the Castle

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A Monday night with snow on the ground and below zero wind chill temperatures didn’t stop a near sellout crowd from attending the show at the Castle headlined by Attila from Atlanta, GA.  This was “The New Kings Tour” that featured five great bands and started out with high energy and never let up until [...]


SOULFLY in Bloomington

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SOULFLY STORMS THE CASTLE! For the second consecutive night metal fans were out in full force braving the bitter cold and snow to attend a concert at The Castle Theater in Bloomington, Illinois.  On the bill was headliner Soulfy backed by Blackwater, Bloodroot and Degrade the Signal.  The crowd started out small but filled in [...]


KINGSHIFTER at The Undercurrent

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DOWNIN’ BOOZE AND RAISIN’ HELL! The new album ROCKS!  Kingshifter “live” rocks even harder!  The band killed it at the Undercurrent recently in Tulsa, OK.  I had never seen Kingshifter perform before and let me tell you, I was blown away.  The band took the stage after midnight and in seconds had the crowd on [...]


3 DOORS DOWN at Hard Rock Casino

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SONGS FROM THE BASEMENT TOUR 3 Doors Down is one band that I will never get tired of seeing live.   They leave it all on the stage every single night.  I have seen them many times and it never gets old!  From the huge drums, perfect guitar tones and lead singer Brad Arnold’s amazing [...]


FALLING IN REVERSE

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FALLING IN REVERSE ROCKS DALLAS!!! – Words and photos by Ronnie Jackson – When I arrived at the House Of Blues the fans were lined up around the block waiting to get in and secure their spot for the General Admission/standing room only show.  It was a sold out concert and packed tightly wall to [...]