Hayley and Josh Celebrate New Album

In August, Hayley Dailey had told me how she and Josh were planning to close out October with a show/CD Release party with their bandmates for their most recent record, The Hayley and Josh Album. The 11 tracks had been released during Covid and did not get near the amount of traction they deserved. Having already heard some of the songs, I immediately decided I would go. Not just to support my friend and local...

Whitney Peyton’s Return to the Vortex

Whitney Peyton made her return to The Vortex in Akron, Ohio this past Friday. For guests coming to see her, artists preparing to perform, and workers preparing for the busy evening it was going to be quite a memorable event. Artists on the bill for the night were Mettal Maffia, HB the Grizzly, Bella J, Casey Xans, Bolic, The Knightheart, Ducky, Big Toke, and Uncle TJ. Let me tell you everyone was excited for this...

Right Turn Clyde at Steamworks Creative 11-5-21

Another photoshoot, another new to me venue. This time, I was checking Facebook after work when I saw a request to cover a show the same night because a photographer had to drop off at the last minute. I saw that the show was happening at Steamworks Creative, a venue that I had on my bucket list. So I looked at the time and had about 2 hours until show time, Next, I checked the...

One Hell (in a Cell) of an Event; Two Nights of Live Music

The events of Hell in a Cell night one and two were amazing from beginning to end. From the artists, to the crowds, promoters, and to those tending the bars and other staff. Friends that were like family and bonds that last forever; that’s what the music scene here in Northeastern Ohio is made up of. Night one of Hell in a Cell took place at The Outpost Concert Club and headlining that night was...

Oil City Gets a Taste of Hellfire

Last Saturday marked the second stop on what will eventually be a full-length version of The Hellfire Tour 2022. “Blood Harvest” was a multi-genre event, with everything from Metal to EDM to Hip-Hop sharing the stage of this historic building in downtown rustic Oil City. Massive windows on the upper level of the National Transit Building adorned a view of the old style community below, as several artists and others in attendance came together in...

An Evening at Radioactive Events Center 9-17-21

I ventured into a new to me venue again last evening. This time I entered the Radioactive Events Center, LLC in Kittanning, PA to see 4 bands that I’ve never seen before. Tomorrow, When kicked things off with this one man attack of the stage. Surprising me when he pulled out a trumpet to play along to his backing tracks! Up next was another band that I heard for the first time and hopefully not...

Soulfly Shook the Crafthouse Stage!

This past Tuesday was a rainy and dreary day in Pittsburgh but a hot evening at The Crafthouse Stage and Grill for fans of metal, and especially fans of Soulfly. You’re probably not going to believe me but, I had no idea I’d be shooting this whole show. I was there for opening act Feast on the Fallen and planned on making it an early night, until I was approached by a man I’d never...