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Concert Blast Webisode 4 – The Sheryl Crow Photo Dilemma – Memphis in May Part 3

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    Posted on 9/30/2013

    Concert Blast in the Media Trailer at Memphis in May 2013

    Concert Blast in the Media Trailer at Memphis in May 2013

    On this fourth Concert Blast Webisode we explain that during the opening night of the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, Sheryl Crow was the first of three acts for the entire weekend to refuse the photographers from taking concert photos of her show. The photographers in the media trailer were very upset on this decision and you will see and hear their rants about her. Brian Hasbrook explains the photo pit access while Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold pick on Brian for not taking photos of Sheryl from the middle of the crowd. Enjoy Concert Blast Webisode 4 – The Sheryl Crow Photo Dilemma – Memphis in May 2013 Part 3.

     

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      Concert Blast Webisode 3 – Arriving at the Music Festival – Memphis in May Part 2

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        Posted on 9/25/2013
         

        Concert Blast Arrives at Memphis in May

        Concert Blast Arrives at Memphis in May 2013 - Brian Hasbrook, Tom Thompson, and Mike Arnold

        The co-hosts of Concert Blast (Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson) arrives at the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival. They introduce the show then head to a stage before getting kicked off of the back path (which they nicknamed The Media Path) and now they must walk through the crowd and the mud throughout the cold, wet weekend. The webisode finishes up at a wine tasting booth which Mike Arnold (who doesn’t drink) partakes in the various flavors. Enjoy this Concert Blast webisode!

         

         

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          Concert Blast Webisode 2 – Memphis Bound – Memphis in May Part 1

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            Posted on 9/20/2013

            Concert Blast Webisode 1 - Memphis Bound - Memphis in May Part 1

            Tom, Brian, and Mike discuss the Beale Street Music Festival before leaving the hotel.

            Concert Blast continue with the video webisodes.  In “Webisode 2 – Memphis Bound“, Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson take you on their travel from Nashville to Memphis as they prepare for the 2013 Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.  This is the first of many webisodes from the famous music festival.  This webisode begins with Mike, Brian, and Tom discussing what it’s like for media covering the music festival.  Then they stop for lunch in Jackson, TN at the Casey Jones Village to enjoy the food at the Old Country Store and Restaurant (Tom’s favorite place to eat).  The guys finally arrive in the cold, wet town of Memphis, TN to prepare for the festival.  Enjoy the video!

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              Concert Blast Webisode 1 – How They Met

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                Posted 9/13/2013

                Concert Blast Co-Hosts at Bonnaroo

                Concert Blast Co-Hosts at Bonnaroo

                We’ve been discussing going video for a while and now it’s happening!  Concert Blast will now attempt to begin adding short video clips to our You Tube Channel  http://www.youtube.com/user/concertblast .  On this first Concert Blast webisode, Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson discuss how and when they met.  Upcoming video webisodes will include covering the Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, the CMA Music Festival, and various other events.  Enjoy our first video webisode clip.

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                  We Will Rock You – Announcement – Nashville, TN TPAC 11/12/13 thru 11/17/13

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                    Posted on 9/4/2013

                    We Will Rock You The London Production of “We Will Rock You, featuring the Music of Queen, will be making a tour stop in Nashville, TN at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (aka TPAC) November 12th through November 17th 2013.  Tickets on sale 9/5/2013. This will be the first North American tour of this production.  Read more about the tour and the musical production from the official press release. Continue Reading…

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                      Jenny Casey CD Review – Rockin’ The House

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                        Posted on 8/31/2013

                        This year Concert Blast has been asked to review many new CDs from various artists and music genres.  While we were covering the CMA Music Festival in Nashville this year we were introduced to a local country music artist from Oklahoma with a wonderful personality that we loved, Jenny Casey.  We spent some time with Jenny during the multiple events and we all had a fun time together.  Since Jenny was about to release her new CD, “Rockin’ The House”, we asked her if she was brave enough to have us review her new project.  Jenny was thrilled for us to offer and sent us a CD to review.  Enjoy Mike Arnold’s song by song review with an overall recap of Jenny Casey’s “Rockin The House”. Continue Reading…

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                          Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience Concert Review – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium 8/3/2013

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                            Posted on 8/28/2013

                            Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience In Concert - Nashville, TN

                            Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience In Concert - Nashville, TN

                            Last year we first heard about Jason Bonham performing with a group of musicians that included a singer, who sounded as good as or better than Robert Plant, performing a Led Zeppelin tribute show.  We thought that is exactly what Jason needs to do with his time since he is a devoted fan of the famous classic rock band which his father had a major part of creating their popularity.  We thought that could be a successful tour and before we knew it, the tour was on its way.  First as an opening slot for Heart, who also does a great job performing Led Zeppelin songs, as well as joining Heart to perform together after their set (the Heartbreaker Tour). Throughout this tour Jason Bonham’s group would stop at certain cities along the way to perform as a headliner.  Nashville, TN was on that special tour stop.  Concert Blast was invited to cover the show, so Mike Arnold was there the night Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience performed at Nashville’s War Memorial Auditorium.  Enjoy his concert review!

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                              BandSwap – Music Nonprofit Multi City Event

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                                Posted on 8/25/2013

                                BandSwap

                                Meet BandSwap – a multi- city music event in its second year featuring bands from eight different cities including Fort Collins, CO; Denver, CO; Lafayette, LA; Portland, OR and Nashville swapping talent with each other in their respective cities. It’s all in the name of supporting independent musicians, local tourism and civic cultural “exports.” The event will take place in late September and early October. Please Continue to read about this wonderful idea that local/regional bands can do to help gain more fans!

                                 

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                                  Vintage Trouble Interview – Podcast 255

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                                    Posted on 8/22/2013

                                    Vintage Trouble with Concert Blast

                                    Vintage Trouble with Concert Blast

                                    During the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN, Concert Blast had the opportunity to interview one of their favorite new bands, Vintage Trouble. Mike received a text and a phone call from the VP over the Memphis in May media to tell us we were approved for an interview with the guys after their performance. Which was a good thing since we were up against the stage barrier ready to enjoy their show. We accepted the invitation and met three of the four guys from Vintage Trouble in their back stage trailer to discuss several topics. During the festival our audio recorder went out so we had to rely on our video. We videoed the interview and used the audio for the podcast, but also have the video here through our Concert Blast You Tube Channel.  Here’s the interview with Mike and Tom leading the discussion with Ty Taylor (lead singer), Richard Danielson (drums), and Nalle Colt (guitar) joins the conversation later. Bassist Rick Barrio Dill had to leave to catch a flight at the airport as soon as they left the stage. ENJOY!
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                                      Laura Wilde Interview 7/28/2013 – Podcast 254

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                                        Posted on 8/19/2013

                                        Laura Wilde with Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson of Concert Blast

                                        Laura Wilde with Mike Arnold and Tom Thompson of Concert Blast

                                        It was time for Concert Blast to visit the Ryman Auditorium again in Nashville, TN.  This time it was a pre-sound check interview with the twenty-three year old blonde beauty guitar slinger from Australia, Laura Wilde.  Laura was in Nashville as the opening act on the Ted Nugent tour.  Although Laura is only twenty-three, her rock and roll musical tastes and knowledge goes way back.  Laura can carry on a conversation as if she grew up in the 1970s like the hosts of Concert Blast did.  Tom Thompson and Mike Arnold arrived early to the concert to head backstage to Laura’s band dressing room to conduct this fun interview.  Enjoy this conversation along with a few song clips from Laura Wilde’s current CD, “Sold My Soul”.

                                         

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