Concerts, Reviews

Summer Camp Goes On The Road In Lafayette, Indiana

Article by: Jessica Bishop Photography by: Melodie Yvonne aka Photographic Melodie The comforting dim lighting of the Lafayette Theater offered a welcoming glow to music fans awaiting the start of Summer Camp: On the Road. The show is a competition where bands compete in hopes of winning a spot in the Summer Camp Music Festival held during… Continue reading Summer Camp Goes On The Road In Lafayette, Indiana

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Artist Spotlight, Music

Canadian Metal Band Days Alone gets Eight Tentacles Up!

We received a reader submission recently that really has the drunk octopus tentacles all aflutter. The band is Days Alone out of Grand Falls, Windsor, Newfoundland Canada. They are a melodic hard rock band that's basically been together since high school. The band is made up of Gord Maidment on rhythm guitar & lead vocals, Mark Busey on bass… Continue reading Canadian Metal Band Days Alone gets Eight Tentacles Up!

Artist Spotlight, Artists in Action

Shawn Hagood is Keeping the Blues Alive

It's phenomenal to me how much music can really unify people, and bring out the pure and good in us all. If we see a stranger with a shirt representing our favorite band we automatically know that they are kin, and forgive them all wrongs. Music brings together enemies, creates couples, and even does it's… Continue reading Shawn Hagood is Keeping the Blues Alive

Artist Spotlight, Music

Moe Dell Takes You Back Home With Local

  The first time I had the pleasure of seeing Moe Dell perform was on the dimly lit stage of The Knickerbocker Saloon for Vigilstock 2015. His witty songs kept me laughing and his southern-ish charm had me feeling at home. Moe Dell is a Virginia native currently residing in Minnesota. His newest album, Local, released… Continue reading Moe Dell Takes You Back Home With Local

Belles Lettres

Ode to a Freezing Valentine’s Day

How can you be so cruel, when my heart's lying there on the floor? How come you just can't see, this realio trulio heart in me? I went naked where I wanted to hide, and all you did was lied while I cried. I went naked all up in my brain, but all you did… Continue reading Ode to a Freezing Valentine’s Day

Ask Momma Nel

Ask Mama Nel – “What are some of your favorite musicians or songs?”

Mama Nel, I'm an artist that lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. I have a grown daughter that recently moved out, and I raised her alone so I'm kinda outta touch. In particular I've missed what's happened on the music scene for the last 20 years or so. Would you mind telling me some of your favorite musicians or… Continue reading Ask Mama Nel – “What are some of your favorite musicians or songs?”

Deja Nu, Music, Reviews

Johnny Rivers’ Golden Hits from a Golden Age

A lot of the music that we consider classic as we age were the songs that made up the soundtracks to our childhood. These were the songs our parents forced us to listen to in the car, or the songs Grandma might play while baking some fresh chocolate pie. We let the music fade into… Continue reading Johnny Rivers’ Golden Hits from a Golden Age

Belles Lettres

Never Without You

Somedays I’m happy what happened Some days I just wanna cry I wouldn’t take back what has happened ‘Cause everything’s opened my eyes But now I can’t stop my mind thinkin’ Of how I’ll stop thinkin’ of you And I’m thinkin’ I’m ‘bout to start drinkin’ ‘Cause I just don’t wanna feel blue I don’t… Continue reading Never Without You

Preposterous Parables

How to Tell if Your Kid is an Artist in Grade 2

I've had many conversations about art with many people in my past, but my favorite was my recent conversation with legendary rock star mom, Nel Hoon. Her infamous son, Shannon Hoon, apparently displayed traits of an artist at a very young age, and she was very sweet to share the tale. Shannon attended elementary school… Continue reading How to Tell if Your Kid is an Artist in Grade 2

Ask Momma Nel

Ask Mama Nel – “How do I spark my motivation again?”

Hi Mamma Nel! I am a graphic designer (not too shabby of one either; totally not braggin') however I feel I'm not as artistically motivated anymore. I'm a busy mother of 3 and never seem to have any time to myself. I have been working as a professional designer for 16 years and I usually… Continue reading Ask Mama Nel – “How do I spark my motivation again?”