Author Archives: Joe Ryan

Fest Forums Opens Three Day Conference in Santa Barbara

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Review + photos by L Paul Mann November 16, 2017 |  Santa Barbara, CA –  The former Fess Parker resort hotel hosted a very unusual gathering of music, film, food and beverage festival heavy hitting organizers, at the three day Fest Forums convention. The event, held annually in Santa Barbara, opened at the oceanfront resort, Thursday, November 16th, on one of the first ... Read More »

Photos: Blues Traveler at The Belasco in Los Angeles

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Blues Traveler November 17, 2017 | The Belasco – Los Angeles, CA Photos by Kaley Nelson For more information on Blues Traveler please visit: Official website: http://www.bluestraveler.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluestraveler/ Photos appearing on this page are the property of Kaley Nelson. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws and will not be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Kaley Nelson. ... Read More »

Photos: Black Star Riders at the O2 Academy in Sheffield, UK

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Black Star Riders November 15, 2017 | O2 Academy – Sheffield,  UK Photos by Pete Key SETLIST: All Hell Breaks Loose Finest Hour Heavy Fire Testify or Say Goodbye Soldierstown Before the War Dancing With the Wrong Girl Hey Judas When the Night Comes In Cold War Love Bloodshot Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy cover) Ticket to Rise Blindsided The Killer Instinct ... Read More »

10 YEARS AND A LOT OF CLOCKENFLAP!

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Review by Scott Murphy November 17th, 2017 – Hong Kong When the Clockenflap Festival began in Hong Kong 10 years ago, the venue was the back of Cyberport in Pokfulam. There was one stage, with a couple handfuls of buzzing international alternative acts, a few thousand attendees, a makeshift food stand and a single Ardbeg stall liberally pouring whisky so ... Read More »

Upright Man to Walk Tall at Stanhope House in New Jersey

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Interview by Danny Coleman  “We all met in a composition class at NYU and we wound up writing a couple of tunes together and that’s where it all started,” says bassist Nick Katz of the New York based band Upright Man as they prepare for their November 19 show at The Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ. A cornucopia of influences make up the group and they credit various genres, musicians and ... Read More »

Photos: Day 3 of Hard Rock Hell 11 in North Wales

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Hard Rock Hell HRHXI November 11, 2017 | Pwhelli, North Wales Photos by Pete Key BLACK STAR RIDERS LYNCH MOB VON HERTEN BROTHERS REEF THE BRINK GUN For more info on Hard Rock Hell, please visit: Official website: https://www.hardrockhell.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hardrockhell Photos appearing on this page are the property of Pete Key. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws and will not ... Read More »