The Bunbury Music Festival was held in Cincinnati, Ohio at Sawyer Point Park & Yeatman’s Cove on the banks of the Ohio River. The crowds were treated to beautiful weather over the weekend with only a brief period of light rain on opening day. Over 50 acts performed on 4 stages with an eclectic mix of music ranging from pop and indie to hip hop and rock. The headliners were Fall Out Boy on Friday, Greta Van Fleet on Saturday and The 1975 on Sunday. It was also a great weekend to check out lesser-known touring bands and regional acts.
Metalcore quartet Blessthefall roared into Columbus, Ohio on their Hard Feelings Spring Tour Saturday night. The sold-out show at Woodlands Tavern was packed tight when I arrived. A lot of attendees were milling about the bar, at the merch tables or outside on the patio to get some air and catch up with friends.
Ottawa had its flood gates ripped open, torn into pieces, rolled up and smashed down its throat Wednesday night as the kings of thrash metal Slayer came to town.
Seven new dates for The Ultimate Tour Named Death, Ghost’s six-week North American headline arena tour were announced today. With Nothing More providing support for the tour, the dates kick off on Friday, Sept. 13 in Bakersfield, Calif. and feature a date at Richcraft Live at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday, Oct. 18.
Black Label Society, featuring Zakk Wylde, brought their “A” game to Toronto’s Opera House for 2 back-to-back sold out shows. The only Canadian dates on this tour, called 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality, celebrates Black Labels Society’s inception into the music scene. The show highlights their greatest hits, spanning over the last two decades.
When I was told I was shooting Godsmack I was excited. I saw them live many years ago and became a big fan. The Canadian Tire Center was the spot for the night, and it was going to be amazing. Godsmack brought along Danish rock band Volbeat and American’s Stitched up Heart along for the ride to round out the lineup. One thing I found interesting was the fact that Volbeat was playing a set just as long as a headliner. This made the tour more like a tag team vs and opening act and headliner moment.
Jon Spencer and the HITmakers, a Pale Horse Named Death and Joe Jackson are just a taste of what’s happening this month at Spectrasonic.
Mr. Blue’s Explosion Jon Spencer comes to town with his HITmakers May31st at the 27 Club.
A Pale Horse Named Death hits The Brass Monkey May 8th .
Joe Jackson’s – Four Decade Tour stops in at the Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe May 10th
Tickets to all the shows can be purchased at https://www.spectrasonic.com/
Tues 05/07 Alyssa Edwards: Dancing Queen – The live Show @ Bronson Centre
Wed 05/08 A Pale Horse Named Death @ Brass Monkey
Fri 05/10 Joe Jackson – Four Decade Tour Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
Sat 05/11 Kasador @ Live on Elgin
Thurs 05/16 Nightbeats @ The 27 Club
Sat 05/18 Homesick : Emo Night Ottawa – TBS Edition @ The 27 Club
Fri 05/24 Blink-281 @ Babylon
Fri 05/24 Its Gonna Be May: Boy Band Dance Party @ The 27 Club
Sat 05/25 Nicole Dollanganger @ Babylon
Fri 05/31 Jon Spencer & the HITmakers @ The 27 Club