I was able to cap off an absolutely bonkers weekend full of shows by catching Genocide Pact, Primitive Man, and Full of Hell at The End in Nashville. Having spent four days covering a country music festival in Nashville, I was ready to be around heavier music and was not disappointed in how the long, exhausting week ended. Continue reading to check out photos and learn more about how the show was!Read More
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties performed at The Basement East with support from Pronoun and Diva Sweetly earlier this month. Previously, Aaron West has played at The End, which is a smaller venue here in Nashville. Although he performed on a larger stage this time around, Aaron West easily commanded the crowd’s attention as the show turned into one big sing along session.Read More
The Soundbar is located in the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida. This venue is known to residents for the mix of local and touring acts that come through the city, making the Soundbar a gathering place for Orlando’s locals to check out new music. This was no exception June 6th, when Kurt Travis played a headlining show in support of his new album, There’s A Place I Want To Take You.Read More
We were able to cover BreakFEST for the second year in a row on Sunday June 2nd at The Factory at Franklin in Tennessee. This aptly named breakfast themed music festival is put on by New Found Glory, and after the success of the inaugural year, we were looking forward to what round two would bring!Read More
The Abbey in Downtown Orlando, Florida is a well-known venue with the locals and music enthusiasts alike. The small building gets frequented by bands fairly often but generally hosts small crowds. This was definitely not the case on May 22nd when Palaye Roayle played to a sold-out venue. The trio, consisting of Remington Leith (vocals), Sebastian Danzig (guitar), and Emerson Barrett (drums), have always drawn a dedicated fan base to each show whether they’re support for a headlining act, playing a side stage at warped tour, or in this case, at The Abbey.Read More
This weekend, New Found Glory are gearing up to bring back the second installment of their breakfast themed festival in Franklin, TN, aptly named BreakFEST. After the success of last year’s inaugural event, the pop punk veterans are ready to take the stage once again with a slew of killer bands while fans enjoy middle Tennessee’s finest breakfast vendors.Read More
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to experience and photograph American Football at Union Transfer on Tuesday, May 21st with supporting band Pure Bathing Culture. Union Transfer provides quite a unique experience, making it feel intimate and warm – the perfect combination for what the night would bring.Read More
Superorganism brought the party to Port City Music Hall as their “World Wide Trip Cont…” tour neared its end. Starting at Coachella and ending in Boston, the group had been on the road for the better part of a month. With support from Simpson, both artists owned the stage and captivated the crowd.Read More
One of the more exciting things to happen in music this year is the return of The Damned Things. Luckily for us, they brought their first tour in the better part of a decade to Nashville with Crobot and He is Legend, with local support from The Dead Deads.Read More
Acme Feed & Seed is a popular spot in Nashville for tourists & locals to party while downtown. Having served as a storefront starting in the late 1800’s, Acme is now well known as a multilevel venue with multiple bars and event spaces. As we’d never been to a show there before, I wasn’t sure what to expect! Once we got there, I realized just how intimate of a show this would be. A modest stage faced rows and rows of packed seating, with audience members actively waiting for the show to start. Lucero performed as part of an unplugged series on April 29th, with direct support from East Tennessee native Joey Kneiser.Read More
Exit/In hosted the Nashville night of The Bouncing Souls’ 30th anniversary tour. With a predominantly East Coast heavy lineup for the first leg of this tour and a packed venue, it was sure to be a night to remember.
I had the opportunity to catch Knocked Loose on their headlining spring tour at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on April 13th. With a stacked line-up featuring The Acacia Strain, Harm’s Way, special guests Incendiary and more, you really can’t go wrong. If you’re unfamiliar with Starland Ballroom, it’s a small but spacious venue, with capacity at 2,000 people and the ability (and of course, reputation) to pack almost every show I’ve attended wall to wall.Read More
Forever Came Calling brought their acoustic tour to The End in Nashville, TN earlier this month on April 6th. For their show in Music City, a small crowd turned out to support the show. It’s always refreshing to hear stripped down versions of otherwise highly energetic songs, so this stacked lineup provided a night of laid back entertainment.Read More
The Movielife’s current tour with support from Travis Shettel of Piebald stopped at The End in Nashville on March 24. On this tour, The Movielife are performing both Forty Hour Train Back to Penn and Has A Gambling Problem in their entirety, with the former having been released in 2003 and the latter having been released in 2001. The End makes for an intimate performance, and we were excited to see how the night would go as fans trickled into the tiny venue.Read More
Mat Kerekes brought his headlining tour through San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill on March 22nd with Jacob Sigman and Jetty Bones. We were lucky to be in town to check it out. It was great to see a show at a venue with such a rich history, as Bottom Of The Hill Bottom Of The Hill, as well as SFO’s 924 Gilman Street, serve as a West Coast version of NYC’s CBGB. Bottom Of The Hill has seen the early stages of majorly successful artists including Blink 182, The Flaming Lips, The White Stripes, and Beastie Boys, just to name a new.Read More
Florida natives Set It Off are currently on their Midnight World Tour, with the first leg being North America. They made a stop in Orlando, Florida on March 15 for a sold out show at The Abbey. The venue, while being on the smaller side, was packed with fans as soon as doors opened. Set It Off’s, Maxx Danziger, is originally from Orlando, making this show a very special one for him. Vocalist Cody Carson mentioned how the Orlando date of the tour meant a lot to him as well - many of his family members attended the show! It was no secret that Set It Off had high expectations for Orlando, and they were not disappointed.Read More
Selling out shows is no easy feat. Selling out the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida? It’s only possible if you have the right amount of loyal and intense fans plus an amazing lineup. This combination is how State Champs achieved a sold out show on March 14 during the Living Proof Tour at the iconic venue located in Disney Springs. Fans waited in line for hours before doors opened, which is something that the band is quite familiar with.Read More
Calpurnia performed to a sold out crowd at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN earlier this month on March 2nd. While the band had originally been scheduled to play in Nashville on January 8th, the show had to be postponed due to vocalist / guitarist Finn Wolfhard becoming ill.
With that being said, the crowd was eager to see the show and there was a long line of fans outside the venue braving the cold in order to get a prime spot in this GA venue.
Daughters triumphant return is something that has had us very excited for quite some time. The group’s latest album, You Won’t Get What You Want, has been in heavy rotation and turned this tour into one of our most anticipated shows of the year so far. After Blanck Mass had to drop off of the tour before it started, Daughters added Hide and Wolf Eyes to warm up the crowd for the night.Read More
Bridgestone Arena, located in downtown Nashville, is home to the Nashville Predators. When not hosting hockey games, the venue serves as the largest concert arena in the area. On February 16th, Disturbed and Three Days Grace performed at Bridgestone Arena as part of their Evolution Tour and rocked the house. A long line of fans wrapped its way around the block as people waited in the cold for the doors to open — with a two band bill, people were sure to show up early!Read More