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Posted on 11/03/2013
Vintage Trouble in Concert - Nashville, TN 10/18/2013
Vintage Trouble headlined the first annual Marathon Music Village Festival and Concert Blast was on hand to cover the fun activities. This one day festival on the cool October Friday night in Nashville, TN included various food trucks, multiple bands, plenty of merchandise booths, lots of beer, and a Bar-B-Que buffet for the VIP patrons. Concert Blast was given all access passes, which surprised us because we had full access to go anywhere we wanted… and we loved it! Enjoy the Vintage Trouble photos taken by Brian Hasbrook.
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Posted on 11/1/13
Vintage Trouble In Concert - Nashville, TN 10/18/2013
It was a cool October Friday night in Nashville, TN as the first annual Marathon Music Village Festival hosted the Los Angeles based, energetic rock/soul band, Vintage Trouble. Concert Blast was on site to produce another audio podcast concert review on this fun evening. “Troublemakers” (the nickname of their fan base) came in from different parts of the country and we met one fan from France. Mike Arnold, Brian Hasbrook, and Tom Thompson were back together again for this evening of fun. Enjoy the podcast!
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Posted on 10/7/2013
Brian Milson Interview with Concert Blast's Mike Arnold
Country singer/songwriter Brian Milson from Odessa, TX was in Nashville recently and stopped by to see Concert Blast while on his media circuit of his anti-bullying campaign while promoting his song, “Nothing Grows In Shadows”. This song not only touches hearts, but the lyrics and melody reaches into a person’s chest and rips out the entire heart! Not only is the song very touching, but the video of this emotional tune puts the song over the top. Mike Arnold of Concert Blast sits with the singer of this future hit, Brian Milson, to discuss the song, the video, and his career. This is a special audio and video interview podcast… ENJOY!
Posted on 9/30/2013
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.
Posted on 9/25/2013
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!
Posted on 9/20/2013
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!
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!