Feb 042014

Two new rock titans are heading this way to Louisville’s coolest venue, the Louisville Palace Theater, on Wednesday, April 23. This should be a barnburner of a show and will sell out, so you might want to get your tickets ASAP. I’ve never seen Volbeat before, and would really like to. I kinda like them. It’s a lot better than most garbage on the radio these days. One cool fact I found out is that their manager (and the guy who discovered them), Scott Frazier, is a Louisville native, who also manages Saving Able and Flaw. Small world, huh? Congrats to Scott for his success in the music business. Volbeat is a juggernaut these days and the money should be rolling in bigtime.

Trivium is another band that has come a long long way. I remember seeing them/meeting them many years back at Jillian’s when they opened for Lacuna Coil. Very, very, nice young guys and talented, too. Nowadays, they are some serious shredders and their popularity has soared! They have evolved leaps and bounds since those Jillian’s days! The technical prowess of their music is off the hook. So ,yeah, this should be a monster of a show., in a pristine venue of epic porportions! Get your tickets NOW!! Or be left out day of show. And you know you would be one crying, whining mofo!

Feb 042014

I have been complaining about this for a few years, that all these Toy Tiger Reunions were all based around Fire Dept (whom I love) and the Eighties crowd that revolved around them, when there was three decades of live music that happened at the Toy Tiger. My point is, there was so much more to The legendary Toy Tiger than Fire Dept.

My generation was the Nineties original metal scene at Toy Tiger. Bands like My Own Victim, Faceplant, Shattered Reality, Rathbone, Shapeless Matrix, Flaw, Drunk Monkey, Luther, Psycho Soul, Inhuman, Paglina, Incursion, and a ton of other bands as well. We had some rip-roaring shows in the mid-to-late Nineties. My goal is to reunite some of the bands for one reunion show. Yeah, I know it will be hard to do, getting bands to reform after 15 years, but I’m willing to give it a try to see if it can be done. I have some doubts because it’s been many many years, and people have kids, careers, wives, or don’t even live here anymore. But if I can set up a decent lineup of these bands, this will happen. I really want to make this reunion happen. It would be one really cool party. But … if bands are lazy and indecisive, then it probably won’t happen. I will be contacting bands very soon to see if it is a possibility to play the reunion, so some of you might be contacted soon!

I plan on having people in the music scene at the time, there to help run/host the show too, people like Black Frank, Louie The Local Guy, Jeff Vernon, Toy Tiger’s Mary Powell, etc..

All the proceeds will go to MERF so we’ll have more money to help people with. And yes, even hardcore, super-fast, brutal metal musicians can apply for assistance! There’s a new MERF in town, and we aim to help all you scalawags, from bluegrass to death metal. I’ll have more news later.

Feb 032014

Not too much happening right now, cause it’s the dead of winter (whoa, that would be a cool band name!), but there are a few shows in the mix, like Volbeat/Trivium, Chimaira, Dark Tranquility, 10 Years, Primer 55 and more.

Yeah, it’s cold. But you can wrap up in bundles like the little brother in “Christmas Story” and get out of the darn house and go see some live friggin’ music, whether it be nationals or some Louisville original rock! Heck, come see me play on Friday, February 7th at Phoenix Hill Tavern. My band Year Of The Gun will be playing our new CD in entirety!! Hope to see you peeps out.

We play at 10 p.m.


Jan 292014

Another band bites the dust: after more than three decades together, MÖTLEY CRÜE announced The Final Tour, to be followed by the band’s  retirement. The announcement was solidified when the band signed a formal Cessation Of Touring Agreement, effective at the end of 2015, in front of global media in Los Angeles. Before quitting, however, they will do complete The Final Tour, which includes a stop at The KFC Yum! Center on October 14. Tickets for that show will be  $20.00, $45.00, $75.00 and $125.00 (plus applicable fees)  and  will go on sale to the public beginning 10am on Saturday, February 1 at LiveNation.com.

More details and the full list of stop on the REALLY BIG FINAL TOUR are at http://www.motley.com

Dec 032013

Well, we had another good show for the kids. Unfortunately the take was a little bit low this year. I guess you cannot expect to break records every year, especially in this bleak economy. I would like to thank all involved, and also rip some ass, but I will leave the ass-ripping until the end of this writeup. You aren’t going to believe the a-hole actions of some people. First things first. I want to thank; all the good bands who donated time and a performance to help the kids at Kosair Charities. Whitener, Signal The Revolution, Iron Bells, Jefferson Tarc Bus, Centerfold, Talk Of Spring, Unleashed, The Josh Goodlett Band, Year Of The Gun, The Smokin Gorillas, Some Kind Of Saint and Seedus. You guys really rocked! I want to thank the RFK helpers who helped run the show, the RFK sponsors J&J Old Louisville Music Shop, Music Go Round, Guitar Center, B-Mart (Rick Borowick, you are awesome dude, for helping so much with other donations, too!), Tatu Jefferson Mall, Detoxify, Cryptic Ink Tattoos, Mystic Lounge Tattoo and Art Studio and Stay Gold Tattoo Studio. Those guys have been awesome! Victoria George for making us the awesome flyer, Billy Youngblood (thanks soooo much, Billy) for providing a PA System for the Tap Room and performing. The Phoenix Hill Tavern. WAVE 3 and WHAS Channel 11 news for helping us get exposure. 93. 1 The Fox for being there for us every year. Stephanie and Paige at Kosair Charities for doing a great job getting the word out there. Rock and Troy for having us on their radio show! Those guys were too cool. We may have come up a little short compared to other years, but we truly tried our best. Well at least some of us did.

Nov 112013
Guitar Giveaway!

Friday. November 15 at Phoenix Hill Tavern, it’s the 9th Annual Rock For Kosair Benefit. Featuring WHITENER, SIGNAL THE REVOLUTION, IRON BELLS, JEFFERSON TARC BUS (with new singer!), CENTERFOLD, UNLEASHED, THE BIG ROCK SHOW, THE JOSH GOODLETT BAND, YEAR OF THE GUN, THE SMOKIN GORILLAS, TALK OF SPRING, SOME KIND OF SAINT, BILLY JACK (Jack Brizendine & Billy Burton acoustic collaboration), SEEDUS & more. Only $10. Starts at 7:30pm!

Guitar Giveaway!

Guitar Giveaway!4 GUITAR GIVEAWAYS from generous Louisville businesses like J&J Old Louisville Music Shop, Music Go Round, Guitar Center & B-Mart, as well as several Tattoo giveaways from Tatu Jefferson Mall, Cryptic Ink Tattoos, Mystic Lounge Tattoo and Art Studio & Stay Gold Tattoo Studio. We have tons of Prizes!! But you have to get to the show early to be able to get a FREE (while they last) Drawing Ticket with paid admission. There will be only so many of these Drawing tickets, so the early bird will surely get the worm! Oh yeah, who is playing this year? Check out this year’s lineup! Three stages of live music! GIVEAWAYS are 12:35am in The Saloon~!!!
All to raise toys for kids through Kosair charities!!! Each year we take thousands and thousands of dollars worth of toys to Kosair Charities for them to give to needy families in financial crisis, so the kids can HAVE a xmas!!! No kid should be left out on Xmas, and us Louisville rockers will make sure we put a big dent in that number!!! But we need your support or we won’t succeed!!!

Guitar Giveaway!

SO FAR , we have contributed around $42000 in toys to Kosair charities!!! Is that awesome or what??? THAT IS ROUGHLY 112 SHOPPING CARTS OVERFLOWING WITH TOYS!!!


Nov 102013

Congrats to Cheyenne Powell, a very talented young man who recently won the Guitar Center Guitar Battle! Cheyenne went against many great guitarists but came out on top to take the victory. Cheyenne plays guitar for Overload, a rockin’ metal band from here in Louisville. Those guys play out a lot, so if you get a chance to see them, you should go check out Cheyenne’s skills. This guy is retarded good! Another guitarist who makes guys (like myself) want to give up on guitar! I would like to say a few good words about Guitar Center. At first, I admit I was anti-Guitar Center,but after going in there, seeing the wide selection of gear, the low prices and deals they got, and the super cool people that work there, I have been turned. Guitar Center is badass! For this cool Guitar Battle! I’m sure you made Cheyenne’s year! Not only that, but they have contributed a brand-new guitar to my Rock For Kosair Benefit, for the giveaways! So how can anyone not like all I have mentioned? The truth is, that I was turned before they even agreed to help us with the Kosair Benefit, but that act of kindness made it all the more sweeter. Guitar Center has a new fan in me. So thank you for all you do, Guitar Center. And thank you for helping the benefit and Kosair Charities! It means a lot that you care!