5 Star Hooker (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

5 Star Hooker (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

A band’s name is a very important part of the experience for me as is the logo for their moniker. Sometimes these things just don’t gel. As a result, it can leave a bad taste in your mouth before you’ve even swallowed the meal. I’ve heard some fantastic bands with awful names and vice versa. I know that the music should stand for itself, but it’s all a part of the total package for me….

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Freeway Mad (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

Freeway Mad (Rocklahoma 2016 Spotlight)

My first attendance (certainly not my last) at Rocklahoma Festival in Oklahoma USA brought about tons and tons of new band discoveries. I was constantly blown away again and again with the string of acts appearing on the Retrospect Records side stage at the festival. While I didn’t see every band on that stage, I dearly wish I would have because every performance that I did take in seemed better than the last. One of…

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Rocklahoma 2016 and Decibel Geek

Rocklahoma 2016 and Decibel Geek

Several years ago I made the bold decision that I wanted to experience a festival of the highest order. Believing that we here in North America just don’t know how to put on a tip-top rock festival the way they do in Europe, I immediately discounted any North American Festivals and set my sights on the Sweden Rock Festival in early June in Solvesborg, Sweden. Don’t get me wrong, there are some good festivals over…

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Louder Than Life Festival Returns for Round III

Louder Than Life Festival Returns for Round III

After a complete sellout in 2015 with reported 50,000 people in attendance, the LOUDER THAN LIFE: Music + Whiskey + Gourmet Man Food Festival is returning to the city of Louisville for its third installment This year’s festival will be held on October 1 & 2 once again in Champions Park in downtown Louisville. Having attended and covered the last 2 installments, I can tell you that the festival’s organizers, Danny Wimmer Presents & Ashton-Magnuson Media have…

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Lady Beast in Canada (Concert Review)

Lady Beast in Canada (Concert Review)

“The metal cuts our hearts but we bleed together. It now bonds us forever and ever. I pilot this machine, it’s powered by dreams! Together we will live our destiny…Our Heavy Metal Destiny!” – Lady Beast **Decibel Geek readers and listeners may be familiar with the name Lady Beast. Their 2015 album, rather inventively titled Lady Beast II, was reviewed here by The Meister (Lady Beast Cooks Up a Delicious NWOBHM Feast), who also caught them…

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GUS G. MORC 2016 (Photo Gallery)

GUS G. MORC 2016 (Photo Gallery)

Decibel Geek‘s ace photographer Brian Ronald spent his time aboard the Monsters of Rock Cruise – Shredders From the Deep capturing as many fantastic performers in action as he could. Consequently, in this gallery of shots, he showcases GUS G. as they rocked the NCL Pearl! OFFICIAL WEBSITE / FACEBOOK Decibel Geek was proud to have two absolute photography masters aboard the  cruise ship during Monsters of Rock East – Shredders From the Deep in February 2016. Presented…

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Monsters of Rock Cruise East Wrap-Up 2016

Monsters of Rock Cruise East Wrap-Up 2016

The fifth voyage of the historic floating rock and roll party that is The Monsters of Rock Cruise has returned safely to port and drawn to a close. Decibel Geek has provided some extensive coverage in the past of Monsters of Rock Cruises, mostly through The Meister‘s blog series and links to all related articles appear at the conclusion of this 2016 wrap-up. This year found us aboard a different ship and cruise line as…

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Monsters of Rock East 2016 Photo Galleries

Monsters of Rock East 2016 Photo Galleries

Decibel Geek was proud to have two absolute photography masters aboard the NCL Pearl cruise ship during Monsters of Rock East – Shredders From the Deep in February 2016. Presented below are band specific photo galleries featuring their best captures of all the action. Just click the title link to be taken into that gallery of awesome photos from Decibel Geek‘s Shawn Irwin and Brian Ronald. Many more galleries still to be added, so check back…

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