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Queensryche – Judas Priest – The Factory, Dallas, TX 11-25-22
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Queensryche – Judas Priest – The Factory, Dallas, TX 11-25-22

sometimes you just have to sit back and look at where you are. before covid hit i was on a roll in getting approved for nationals and building up quite the photo library. all through covid every opportunity simply faded. add in some personal issues i had to take care...
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checkin out Scarlet Rebels
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checkin out Scarlet Rebels

it really is getting harder and harder to write reviews. i don't write them to fill up space, i do it to talk about some great music i found and to share. great music is just getting harder and harder to find. harder, yes. but not impossible. enter scarlet rebels....
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August Icepick – Pulse to Release Dragonfly 8-12-22
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August Icepick – Pulse to Release Dragonfly 8-12-22

I've only seen Pulse once and that was back in 2018 at Gas Monkey Bar and Grill.  At least, I think that was the name at the time. Of course, I had my camera in hand as I tend to do at live shows. For this performance, I lowered my...
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Taj Farrant – US Tour Stops in Texas
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Taj Farrant – US Tour Stops in Texas

I think one of the best things that can happen to me at any given show is I put my camera down for a bit. Sometimes you have to do that and simply enjoy the moment. The good ones are rare and have a magic about them that doesn't come...
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June 2022 Icepick – King King
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June 2022 Icepick – King King

Music these days sure can be difficult to wade through. Finding the right sound; no not that one; what the holy hell... then in some act of Spotify desperation, you link up to another band out of the blue and you stop. Something different but familiar. Something new but a...
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Ronnie Atkins – Make it Count
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Ronnie Atkins – Make it Count

Right off the bat, I've Hurt Myself by Loving You hits you with the Album Oriented Rock (AOR) style linked so heavily to the 80s. I think the style itself can be misunderstood. You see, people look for the next Karate Kid theme song everywhere in this format. Wax on,...
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April 2022 Icepick – The Karma Effect
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April 2022 Icepick – The Karma Effect

Took a few months off because I've been busy on another project I hope to launch soon and some personal reasons as well. Also, no band really stood up and said "hey, check this out" and backed it up with some catchy tunes. Did some Spotify surfing and one did...
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It Was Around 1990 When I First Heard Joey C Jones
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It Was Around 1990 When I First Heard Joey C Jones

In 1990, the 80s party sound was still in full force on the radio. College only a few years behind me, 32 years ahead of me to go live. Part of this "living" was driving around Arlington, TX with a friend in his Chevelle, radio up. It was late one...
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january icepick – blackwater conspiracy
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january icepick – blackwater conspiracy

playing around on the internets, searching for more new music to play and of course, love; you sometimes get lucky. while i can't tell you what road took me to blackwater conspiracy, thank the web searches it did. load up some spotify, dig in deeper, and find your latest favorite...
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Gotthard – When Discovery Takes Far Too Long
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Gotthard – When Discovery Takes Far Too Long

It's amazing to me it can take so long to come across a band like Switzerland based Gotthard. Especially these days when everything is online and you can look vs. wait for FM to like it so the rest of us can. Ah, the old days of FM and spoon...
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House of Lords – New World-New Eyes
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House of Lords – New World-New Eyes

i swear to god it's like brand new 80s music fell from the sky today. in trolling around spotify today, i fell into 80s/90s name recognition and saw house of lords. feeling a bit nostalgic, i clicked the link and went to reminisce a bit. wait...2020? as in last year's...
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December Icepick – The Dust Coda
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December Icepick – The Dust Coda

Sometimes, it just happens. You find a song that makes you listen over and over again until you can sing along and air guitar perfectly. Yesterday I was going through new music and The Dust Coda caught my attention with Dream Alright. The music felt like yesterday all over again,...
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Review: Bad Wolves – Dear Monsters
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Review: Bad Wolves – Dear Monsters

Having been fortunate enough to photograph Bad Wolves on 2 previous tours through Dallas, I found an appreciation for Bad Wolves. To be specific, I found Tommy Vext engaging and a hell of a front man. At this point, anyone who follows rock knows the band has replaced Vext with...
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Daughtry – Dearly Beloved
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Daughtry – Dearly Beloved

there's always a sense of power when i listen to daughtry. a natural vibrato of pure emotion that pulls you in and makes you part of an overall experience. the man seems to be able to whisper with the power of a scream when he sings. and the emotion within....
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Dustin Massey – Matter of Time
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Dustin Massey – Matter of Time

while mostly rock, we're down for country when it rocks too. last night while out doing a random lens test at lava cantina here outside of dallas, i got a bonus in getting to see an incredible show with some definitely rocking country, dustin massey. back on the aug 21st,...
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Blacktop Mojo – Self Titled Blacktop Mojo Review
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Blacktop Mojo – Self Titled Blacktop Mojo Review

blacktop mojo has been a renegade favorite for years. each new release from this band rises to the top for an immediate review and with each new release, my expectations grow accordingly. you see, they've had time to get better at their chosen craft. i am going to be harder...
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August Icepick – Eva Under Fire
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August Icepick – Eva Under Fire

after all these years wandering around on this planet since the 60s, there's one thing i've never gotten tired of; discovering great music. now what i call "great" has matured over the years, to be sure. times shows you a lot and after you've seen so much, you get harder...
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holy hell – i missed a wakeland release?
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holy hell – i missed a wakeland release?

the 90s offered a lot of things to the world. the shift from hair metal to grunge was disappointing as ladies went from skirts and stilettos to combat boots and fatigues, but hey; a different issue i suppose. music did morph some after that phase and straight ahead rock also...
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icepicks – thrilldriver releases ‘i confess’
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icepicks – thrilldriver releases ‘i confess’

frontwoman for thrilldriver, a rock 'n f'in roll band from new york f'in city, zoe friedman and i have been friends since she cornered me in e-mail one day (not an easy feat, mind you) and we discussed the pros and cons of using skulls for band logos. while that...
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May Icepick – The Damn Truth
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May Icepick – The Damn Truth

the other day i was engaged in a usual hobby of looking for the best cover of "gimme shelter". believe it or not you'd be amazed at how this has been hacked up over the decades. these covers range from something close to the original, lady gaga stomping on something...
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