Wyld Ryde LIVE Review & Photos: Mercury Ballroom

Louisville Native, Wyld Ryde strolled into the Mercury Ballroom last Wednesday, walked up on the stage and brought the night to life with their intense energy and high octane performance. The night before Thanksgiving Wyld Ryde gave fans an epic experience as they took stage on That Arena Rick Tour: Big Hair Thanksgiving Eve. Wyld Ryde kicked off the night with “It’s Not Easy” which … Continue reading Wyld Ryde LIVE Review & Photos: Mercury Ballroom

Static-X with Raven Black, Wednesday 13, and Dope at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia October 20, 2019

MusicMattersMagazine’s contributing member, Glenn Woodell, had the opportunity to have a special interview with bassist and founding member of Static-X, Tony Campos. MMM: How did the reunion in 2018 come about? Had this been in the works for some time? Campos: Koichi and I never lost touch. Kenny and I reconnected back in 2012 I would say so we’d all been in touch. We didn’t … Continue reading Static-X with Raven Black, Wednesday 13, and Dope at the NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia October 20, 2019

Diamante “Blue Balls Holiday Tour” LIVE Photo & Concert Review!

Diamante has embarked on her first headline tour called “Blue Balls Holiday Tour” and the first stop was at the Piggy Bank Eatery & Music Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Two local bands, Cold Kingdom and Caster Volor, opened the show.   Spinal Tap may have gone to eleven but the first band onto the stage, Caster Volor, went to twelve. I got of small clue … Continue reading Diamante “Blue Balls Holiday Tour” LIVE Photo & Concert Review!

Icon For Hire with Amy Guess and City Of The Weak LIVE Photos & Review

Studio B, in the Skyway Theatre, had music fans in Minneapolis, Minnesota excited for a great night of music. Icon For Hire, Amy Guess, and City Of The Weak all hit the stage to showcase themselves and all three gave strong performances. This was one of those gigs where I walked into the venue not having heard much from any of these artists so this … Continue reading Icon For Hire with Amy Guess and City Of The Weak LIVE Photos & Review

Fantasia Performs Before Sold Out Cleveland Crowd EXCLUSIVE PHOTO GALLERY AND REVIEW!

Fans braved the bitter cold Friday in Cleveland to enjoy the awaited return of R&B singer Fantasia, who was in town in support of headlining 2019 Sketchbook tour and like-titled album. The temperature changed in the room when The Bonfyre took the stage. The sultry blonde and new comer to the industry was able to warm the crowd with her stellar vocals and easy listening … Continue reading Fantasia Performs Before Sold Out Cleveland Crowd EXCLUSIVE PHOTO GALLERY AND REVIEW!

Starset, Palisades, Hyde, A Brilliant Lie LIVE REVIEW & PHOTO GALLERY

    Starset are on the road supporting their new album ‘Divisions.’ The shows are dubbed “Demonstrations” and the tour began mid-September and runs through October. The sold out Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota was also treated to Palisades, Hyde, and A Brilliant Lie, which made for a great night of music. A Brilliant Lie kicked the night off earlier than the posted time listed. … Continue reading Starset, Palisades, Hyde, A Brilliant Lie LIVE REVIEW & PHOTO GALLERY

Avril Lavigne With Jagwar Twin LIVE Music Review and Photo Gallery

After a five-year hiatus from touring, Avril Lavigne, has hit the road to support her newest release ‘Head Above Water.’ The State Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota was packed and you could feel the energy bouncing off the walls even before the show started. Jagwar Twin was faced with the difficult task of opening the night in a theatre that was counting the seconds for Lavigne … Continue reading Avril Lavigne With Jagwar Twin LIVE Music Review and Photo Gallery

Hometown Rising LIVE COVERAGE

Hometown Rising kicked off it’s first ever annual event Saturday, September 14th. Gates opened at noon, with 70,000 fans flocking to the Louisville based festival over the span of two days. Two days packed with Kentucky bourbon and live music, what else does a person need? The experience of Hometown Rising is beyond any other experience you’ll encounter. Speaking of bourbon,  tents of Boone County, … Continue reading Hometown Rising LIVE COVERAGE

Stone Temple Pilots with Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and Rival Sons, September 17, 2019 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia

by Glenn Woodell Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown Rival Sons Set list 1. Back in the Woods 2. Open My Eyes 3. Look Away 4. Pressure and Time 5. Where I’ve Been 6. Too Bad 7. End of Forever 8. Face of Light 9. Feral Roots 10. Electric Man 11. Keep on Swinging 12. Shooting Stars 13. Do your Worst Stone Temple Pilots Set List … Continue reading Stone Temple Pilots with Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and Rival Sons, September 17, 2019 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia

Bassnectar at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, August 31, 2019

by Glenn Woodell Reminiscent of Phish and their fans invading the “Mothership”, the Hampton Coliseum, Bassnectar is the Millennial version but based on electronic dance music, complete with lights and body-shaking bass and lots of thongs and booty shorts. The vibe among the crowd waiting for the doors to open was one of peace, love, and psychedelica. It seemed that everyone knew one another but … Continue reading Bassnectar at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, August 31, 2019