CONCERT REVIEW: Poison and Cheap Trick (Hard Rock Live Event Center / Hollywood, FL) 7.1.18

Bret Michaels CONCERT REVIEW: POISON and CHEAP TRICK Hard Rock Live Event Center / Hollywood,  FL (7.1.18) Story: Christopher Long / Photos: Jennifer Hughes Hosted by renowned TV / radio personality and all-round classic rock connoisseur, Eddie Trunk, the double-whammy combo performance of Poison and Cheap Trick packed all the punch and crunch of a pop / rock-type sporting event. Robin Zander The...

July 5th, 2018
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Slaughter and Lynch Mob Keep Fans Up All Night in Iowa!

Those that know me know that I love a good banger of a night of music, especially music that is the golden age for the millenial/Generation X generation.  Where the hair was big, the guitars were loud, the spandex was tight, and the music was even louder.  It was the music that people listened to in order to unwind after a tough week at work, problems with relationships, and that need to go on an...

March 30th, 2018
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After The Burial Destroys Their Hometown Area at Warped Tour

There was something truly magical to behold at the Vans Warped Tour.  The Minneapolis music scene is absolutely alive and well and Minneapolis natives After The Burial proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt during the Vans Warped Tour stop in Shakopee, Minnesota. It was noticeably missing that After The Burial was without their guitar player Justin Lowe, who was found dead in 2015 in Somerset,...

August 17th, 2017
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Villain Of The Story Opens Up Warped Tour With A Bang!

​We were scrambling as we got the amazing opportunity to cover the Vans Warped Tour for MUEN Magazine and Madness To Creation, along with Nik’s publications, the Iowa State Daily and Daily Times Herald, which is a newspaper out of Carroll, Iowa! I heard so much about Villain Of The Story and was scrambling to get the schedule, get to the press tent to see when our interview schedule was,...

August 15th, 2017
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BELMONT: Chicago Brigade Bounces Across America!

BELMONT: Chicago Brigade Bounces Across America! Written by Christopher Long “Our last one was a 1994 piece of shit,” admitted guitarist, Sam Patt, as we stood outside of Will’s Pub, discussing his band’s current transportation situation. “At least this one has A/C,” he added, pointing to the sleak-looking white stretch passenger van parked along Mills Avenue. Although Belmont’s world...

August 12th, 2017
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DOLL SKIN: Phoenix-Based Combo Crushes Florida Festival

DOLL SKIN Phoenix-Based Combo Crushes Florida Festival Written By Christopher Long THE HAVEN / ORLANDO, FL (7.26.17) – Razor-thin beams of sunlight sliced through tiny cracks between the promotional beer posters and the handmade band flyers plastered across the glass storefront – like low-rent window tinting. The nauseating fragrance of stale cigarette smoke hung in the air as a procession of...

August 1st, 2017
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You Knew Me When Swoons and Sways the Audience in Iowa!

It was a beautiful evening where the backdrop almost took a person back to the days where Main Street was vibrant and existed.  The venue was next to a world-famous hotel designed in the inspiration of the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright!  This is where now Colorado residents Karisa and Cie Hoover of You Knew Me When played in Mason City, Iowa. They set up their instruments where Karisa...

July 26th, 2017
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JULE VERA: Licensed to Chill

JULE VERA: Licensed to Chill Written by Christopher Long Ansley Newman doesn’t sweat. She doesn’t perspire either – not the least little bit. In fact, from the moment she steps off her jet black tour vessel at the concert venue each morning, until she rolls off the property each night, her immaculate, china doll-like presentation remains un-smeared, un-smudged and un-blemished. Even onstage,...

July 11th, 2017
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Scott Stapp Tears Down Minnesota!

It was a night of redemption, incredible music, and living proof that if you keep persevering in life, you can accomplish amazing things in your life.  Scott Stapp, who is known as the vocalist for Creed, is currently on his “Live and Unplugged” Tour with special guests Art Of Dying and Willet to help commemorate the groundbreaking “My Own Prison” album, which was released in 1997. ...

May 31st, 2017
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Fuel Tears Down Iowa!

It has been a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend and I wanted to use this time real quick to remind my readers that Memorial Weekend is more than parties and having barbecues, it’s about the men and women who have made sacrifices, and if you’re a veteran or currently serving and happen to be reading this, I just want to say thank you, and would shake your hand if you were physically there. ...

May 31st, 2017
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