Sep 142014
 

The queen and her court at the 2014 Ohio Renaissance Festival.

The 2014 Ohio Renaissance Festival is in full swing. It is that time of year fir great action, comedy, costumes, and food & drink. This year was another great time and I plan on going again taking more friends who want to see what I have been telling them about. The Kamikaze FireFlies were great and please do not miss the human chess match. Sit down and witness great action and comedy – I love it.

There are lots of photos to load up so please give yourself plenty of time to look and enjoy the spectacle of the Ohio Renaissance Festival.

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Sep 042014
 

Man or Astro-Man? play surf music at the Taft Theatre Ballroom in Cincinnati, Ohio. (3)

Man or Astro-Man? came to town Wednesday night and my friend and I made sure to be at the Taft Theatre Ballroom to see them. Loved the show and so did the rest of a great crowd that made it out. Man or Astro-Man played their hits as well as songs off their new album DEFCON 5…4…3…2…1

Enjoy the pics and when they come to your town, be there!

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Aug 092014
 

The Coffin Daggers play Blind Bob's in Dayton, Ohio. (1)

The current tour for the New York based Coffin Daggers brought them to southwest Ohio. Thursday night they played Dayton and Friday night Yellow Springs. I caught both shows and the hour-long trip both nights were well worth it. These guys flat-out deliver great instrumental songs, very catchy with melodies and hooks that stand up to repeated listening. I highly recommend catching their show and buying their vinyl and/or cd’s.

Enjoy pics from the Thursday night show in Dayton…

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Jul 232014
 
Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, plays instrumental surf music at the Melody Inn in Indianapolis. (6)

The King of the Surf Guitar, Dick Dale, brought his show to Indianapolis Tuesday. He has been doing this for a long time (since the 50’s) and I can’t describe how cool it is to watch a living legend who is responsible for so many great things play right in front of you. Dick and his band played a great show, but not be be overshadowed, the Madeira played a fantastic set to warm up the sold-out crowd. Being a huge fan of both bands, I just sat back and listened to some great surf music going on that night and stopped momentarily to take some pics. Enjoy the photos!

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Jul 042014
 

Patrick Sweany plays the Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucky. (7)

I had the pleasure of seeing Patrick Sweany play tonight at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, Kentucky. I did not know much except the few songs I heard on Pandora. I absolutely did not want to miss this this show and I’m glad I went. Patrick put on a fantastic show. He is a natural on stage and he brings along a great band to back him up. My son and I walked away amazed…Patrick is the real deal.

BTW, as I am working on this blog post, I am listening to his latest record I picked up at the show “Close to the Floor”. Great stuff, I highly recommend you pick it up. :)

Enjoy the pics!

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May 252014
 

The Monterreys play the 2014 Instro Summit in Durham, NC. (12)

Last and certainly not least are photos from the last night of the Instro Summit. The lineup of bands for all three days was incredible. It is an occasion not to be missed, where you can see bands from all over the country bring their own flavor of instrumental music for fans to enjoy. See you in 2015…

Killer Filler
Arrows Out
Monterreys
X-Rayons Reunion
16 Tons
Moonbase

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