Blue Ridge Rock Festival Finally Gets The Venue It Deserves

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After getting its start with 2 events in Concord, Virginia, followed up by the Covid-delayed logistical nightmare of last year’s massive 4 day event in Danville, Virginia, the Blue Ridge Rock Festival is finally getting a new home which promises to deliver on its promise as America’s premier fan-driven rock and roll experience.


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This year’s event will take place over the extended …

Top New Trends For Rock Music In The 2020’s

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Towards the end of every decade, a couple of artists emerge with something different, that leads to new trends for the following decade. In 1969, Led Zeppelin took the final step towards what became heavy metal, which Black Sabbath unleashed upon the 1970’s. In the late 1970’s, Van Halen took the world by storm, leading to a guitar explosion in the 1980’s, with one path towards glam …

Festival Rewind – Aftershock Festival

In the absence of new festivals to cover, is taking a look back at some of our favorite festivals, which we look forward to writing about and taking pictures of, just as soon as we are able to safely do so again.

Danny Wimmer Presents has become the leading producer of rock festivals in the United States, and one of their crown jewels is Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, which takes place in the fall …

Tech N9ne Planet Tour in San Diego

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Words by Melissa Butterfly

Strange Music was in the House, literally, with Tech N9ne’s Planet” Tour 2018 featuring Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Just Juice, Mackenzie Nicole, Joey Cool, and King Iso at the House of Blues in San Diego on May 11, 2018.

Last year I had the great honor to interview Tech N9ne at the AfterShock festival where we talked about the driving forces behind his music — he

Tech N9ne Interview and Tour Dates

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Words by Melissa Butterfly

I interviewed Tech N9ne, AKA Aaron Yates, at the Aftershock Festival in October 2017, and he is just as humble as  he is cool! We talked about the true driving forces, early morning drives and long flights, that got us to our meeting point, and we chatted about the driving forces that inspire people. I further explained that for me, it’s about the love… I need to …