Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Can You Dig it? Mudvayne Brought Their Psychotherapy Sessions Tour Stop #2 To Tampa

Mid FL Credit Union Amp, Tampa, FL 21JUL2023 Pushing down the road as the headliner for the first time in 14 years, Mudvayne is back!! This time they are bringing the metal staple Coal Chamber and the Green Jelly with no-budget masters known as GWAR, on tour with them. Also joining in are nu-metal and […]

Camera Review: CampSnap Camera

A Kid Friendly Digital Camera **Disclaimer: All photos in this article are unedited, and as extracted from the camera. Images courtesy of Jordan Raiff and Angelica Franco Estrada.** As the kids get ready to head off to their end-of-summer camps, many parents want a camera to send their kids with. Many sleepover camps want kids […]

Cheap Trick Brings Their Hall of Fame Setlist To Open “The Sound”

On Wednesday night, Clearwater, Florida was once again alive and well after being somewhat of a ghost town the last decade or so. With the arrival and opening of The Sound, the new outdoor entertainment and music venue in Coachman Park, the area was once again vibrant and bustling with people who came to check […]

Dio: Dreamers Never Die Released On Blu-Ray

FILM ON LIFE OF LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL SINGERRONNIE JAMES DIO WILL AVAILABLE ON SEPTEMBER 29 PRE-ORDERS LAUNCH TODAY “DIO: Dreamers Never Die,” the first-ever, career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the late legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio, will be released worldwide by Mercury Studios on DVD and Blu-Ray+4K and as a special […]

Tesla Shines At Night Number Two at The House of Blues

Fresh off two performances on the 2023 Monsters of Rock Cruise, hard rockers Tesla took over the House of Blues in Orlando for two nights, playing to a sold-out audience on Friday, May 5th followed by a nearly sold-out show on Saturday, May 6th. I attended the Saturday show with a good friend and concert photography mentor, […]

Trauma Awakens-An Interview with Drummer Kris Gustofson

Most bands when they fade away early in their careers never make a comeback but that’s not the case with Trauma. After having their song “Such A Shame” included in the Metal Massacre II compilation in 1982, Trauma signed with Shrapnel Records and released Scratch and Scream. It received high praise with the band hitting […]

On The Blue Cruise 2023. Day One in Review

On The Blue Cruise | January 28-February 2, 2023 | Norwegian Pearl For the 2023 On The Blue Cruise, I was once again joined by my Jedi behind the lens friend Obi Wan. Since our last adventure together at the Monsters on the Mountain festival in Gatlinburg, he has upgraded his camera body from a […]

The Chief Metal Officer’s Year in Review

No one knows exactly what their future holds, and when January 1st rang in the New Year I had no idea that 2022 was going to be the most epic concert year that I have ever had. This calendar year has afforded me the opportunity to see some musical legends and my favorite bands, and […]

It’s a Blue on Black kind of night With Five Finger Death Punch, Brantley Gilbert and Cory Marks

Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL 22NOV2022 Crossovers in music are nothing new. Aerosmith and Run DMC. Metallica and San Francisco Symphony. FFDP and Brantley Gilbert? That’s right, after their cover of Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s “Blue on Black” with Brian May of Queen and others joining in, they hit the road together. Joining them was Canadian country […]

The Scorpions Bring A Blackout To Tampa

Hurricane season started early this year in Tampa, but it wasn’t because of the weather as the Scorpions brought their Rock Believer tour to Amalie Arena on Wednesday night. The Scorpions also brought some thunder with them as Thunder Mother opened for them after Whitesnake dropped off the bill due to continuing and unfortunate medical […]