Okay, I’m not doing any of the usual weekly or daily things this week, mostly because I was too busy to pick an album/artist of the week. Lol.

So what do my readers have to look forward to? Well, I saw Alter Bridge last night in Atlanta. Expect a review of that, and my fan-girl recollection of finally meeting Myles Kennedy. Also, I will be posting at least three “Bands You Should Know” blogs (featuring Stealing Eden, 3 Pill Morning, and Stonefeather).

There may be other things to come, I’m not sure yet. Next week I will return to my regular posts. Hopefully. Work has suddenly gotten hectic.

Thank you to everyone who follows my blog! ❤

Merry Christmas! (2016)

Today has been absolutely wonderful! I spent it with my loved ones, exchanging gifts and eating delicious food. As far as music goes, I was given a copy of AFI’s Sing the Sorrow, the anniversary edition of My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade, and Avenged Sevenfold’s Live in the LBC Diamonds in the Rough on vinyl. I was quite pleased.

I hope all of you have enjoyed your holiday weekend! Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! I will be taking a break from blogging next week. It’s going to be a busy seven days: I work every day until the weekend, then Saturday is the Peach Bowl as well as New Year’s Eve. I will be ringing in 2017 with one of my best friends. Needless to say, all of this means I won’t have a lot of time for posting. But I will be back January 2nd with a new album of the week, artist of the week, and a few “Bands You Should Know” blogs!

Regarding Next Week (It’s My Birthday!)

So I just wanted to let you know that I may not be doing my Album of the Day posts next week, and that my Weekly Focus will just be reblogs from when Alter Bridge was the featured band (because I love them). I’m going to be super busy: my birthday is Wednesday and I have a lot of friends/family who are going to make a big deal out of it. 🙂 In fact, my dad is taking me to see Alice Cooper the night before!

I want to take a minute to say thank you to my 50+ followers! You guys are amazing! ❤

Night Out

This is more or less a review of Shallow Side’s show in Madison last Friday, but it is also a personal post. I’ve been absent from the local music scene for a while and it was absolutely wonderful being back.

Unfortunately, I missed most of the opening act, a band called By All Means. What I did see, however, was really good. If you like hard rock/heavy metal, you might want to check them out.

I have been to four or five Shallow Side shows previously. I always enjoy them. An energetic performance coupled with amazing originals–and some odd but very fun covers–makes for one hell of a night. Shallow Side is better than anyone at getting an audience on its feet, except perhaps Almost Kings.

Friday was no different. The band’s set included originals such as “Stand Up,” “Out of Reach,” and “My Addiction.” I have to admit, though, that one of my favorite parts was their version of Bruno Mars’s “Uptown Funk,” with which they concluded their show. Front man Eric Boatright definitely did the track justice. It was just…magnificent. 🙂

20fyio0From left to right: drummer Heath Fields, vocalist Eric Boatright, guitarist Seth Trimble, and bassist Cody Hampton.

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