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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.
Posted on 9/4/2013
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…
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…
Posted on 8/28/2013
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!
Posted on 8/27/2013
Jason Bonham In Concert - Nashville, TN
On Saturday August 3rd 2013, Jason Bonham made a tour stop in Nashville, TN to perform with his Led Zeppelin Experience at the War Memorial Auditorium. Jason brought his A-Game along with excellent musicians which included a singer that was as close as it gets to younger Robert Plant vocals. Concert Blast was invited to cover this event, but Mike Arnold was the only one who was available to work the show. Brian Hasbrook had to get ready to leave town while Tom Thompson had just left town for a vacation. Special thanks to the friendly staff at the War Memorial Auditorium for tracking down Jason’s tour manager so he could approve a photo pass for Mike. Enjoy his Concert Photos!
Posted on 8/25/2013
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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Posted on 8/22/2013
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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Posted on 8/19/2013
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”.
Posted on 8/15/2013
Ted Nugent In Concert - Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium 7/28/2013
The Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, returned to one of his favorite cities to rock, Nashville, TN, to perform his show at the mother church of country music, The Ryman Auditorium. It’s ironic to say the word “Church” and Ted Nugent in the same sentence! Ted Nugent didn’t calm down his profanity filled concert while performing in one of Nashville’s first churches. If he did calm it down, then I wouldn’t want to see the normal performance! Concert Blast was invited to this performance to cover the Motor City Madmouth… uh… I mean Madman and we were excited. The main things we were excited about was seeing one of our favorite rock singers, Derek St. Holmes, perform the songs he helped made famous in front of a large excited crowd, and to interview the opening act, the young rock beauty from Australia, Laura Wilde. Enjoy the concert review from Mike Arnold.
Posted on 8/14/2013
The Monkees In Concert - Nashville, TN
Concert Blast was invited to cover The Monkees in concert as they returned to Nashville, TN to perform at the historic Ryman Auditorium. With The Monkees touring without Davy Jones, many fans were wondering how good could it be. Other devoted fans of Davy Jones can’t imagine seeing them in concert without the main front man. Mike Arnold was available to capture this event and he’s glad he went. Not only did the artists make this event a fun show, the enthusiasm of those in attendance added to the atmosphere to bring this party to life! Enjoy Mike Arnold’s concert review as he steps through every song on the set list!