Author: Locke Dan

Rock on the Range – Day 1

Rock on the Range 2017 MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, USA- Day 1, May 20, 2017 by Dan Locke   Rock on the Range is an annual rock festival featuring mostly mainstream rock bands, with a classic band usually headlining the show. The festival is held at two venues; MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio and Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Rock on the Range debuted in Columbus on May 19, 2007 and in Winnipeg on June 27, 2009. It was founded by and is co-produced by Danny Wimmer. The first Rock on the Range was held on May 19, 2007 at Columbus Crew Stadium. The sold-out festival ran all day, beginning around noon and ending after 11:00 pm. Due to such success, Rock on the Range was turned into an annual event by returning to Columbus Crew Stadium in 2008. The second festival was a two-day event held on the weekend of May 17–18, 2008. In 2014 it was announced that the third day added in 2013 would be expanded time wise to allow for additional bands to be added to the line-up. The comedy tent and stage added in 2013 will also be returning. Also, new was an updated festival layout with the addition of carnival rides including a Ferris wheel and a Shock drop. With the fest growing, so has the crowd. 2007 – 35,000 (one-day total)...

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Joan Jett + Boston= Cyber Space Touchdown!

Boston with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL, USA July 7, 2017 by Anita Maree Brodersen Joan Jett + Boston= Cyber Space Touchdown! The pairing of these two iconic bands was a match made for a night of pure, raw, rock-n-roll energy. Why have these bands lasted for all these years?  They are the real deal. Really great music – really great musicians, and they deliver really great live shows.  As Joan Jett took the stage one has to smile and give her the thumbs up.  Her years of performing live around the world...

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NPR The Mountain Stage Is A Gem You Have Check Out

National Public Radio’s (NPR) Mountain Stage Is A Gem You Have Check Out Rut In the Dirt- NPR is something you have to Listen to. The Culture Center Theater, Charleston, WV, USA June 25, 2017 By Daniel Locke A lot of people feel that National Public Radio (NPR) is the best radio programming in the nation. However, many feel it is boring, I myself  started to really listen to NPR. What I discovered is a great program, a gem of a show, called The Mountain Stage. The Mountain Stage is based out of West Virginia. The NPR program has...

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Elle Carpenter Interview from the Purple Fiddle

Elle Carpenter Interview from the Purple Fiddle, WV on June 24, 2017 Interview by Dan Locke Dan Locke – Originally you are from Vermont. What was the music like there as a child for you? What types of music did you listen to? Elle Carpenter- I grew up amid many very talented folk musicians. There is a huge acoustic community in Central Vermont where I grew up. Live, I listened to folk, hymnals, gospel, a Capella music of all types, shape note music, traditional Irish music, old time music, and lots of styles in between. I personally loved musical...

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Texas Terri Bomb Concert Photos

Texas Terri Bomb from Chicago’s Bottom Lounge in 2004 Daniel Locke Texas Terri, (born Terri Laird, April 6, 1955) is a punk rock singer and songwriter originally from Austin, Texas. She has been in the rock ‘n’ roll business for over two decades. Texas Terri has been compared to Iggy Pop, Lux Interior, Mick Jagger and Wendy O Williams amongst others by the music press[citation needed]. Like Williams, she has developed a reputation for wild, scantily clad stage antics including regular performances where she would rip off her shirt to only be censored by electrical tape reading ‘TXT’ (her...

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