Gwar, Goatwhore, Nekrogoblikon, and The Native Howl at Higher Ground, June 15th

Gwar rolled the Black Death Rager World Tour over Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont.

Gwar

I wrote about the first show on this tour a while back, and I also wrote a little about Goatwhore’s performance at Higher Ground in separate posts (links below). I don’t want to repeat myself too much so I won’t ramble hereabouts – check out those recap notes in the earlier posts if you are interested. This entry exists because I had a few photos to put up that weren’t in the other bits.

Have a look at the bands’ links following the photos, and see them on the road this summer and fall.

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

The Native Howl
The Native Howl
The Native Howl
The Native Howl
The Native Howl
Nekrogoblikon
Nekrogoblikon
Nekrogoblikon
Nekrogoblikon
Nekrogoblikon
Nekrogoblikon
Goatwhore
Goatwhore
Goatwhore
Goatwhore
Goatwhore
Gwar
Gwar
Gwar
Gwar
Gwar

Links.

FFMB review of the tour performance at Piere’s, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/05/20/gwar-at-pieres-fort-wayne-indiana-may-19th/

FFMB review of the Goatwhore performance at Higher Ground, https://flyingfiddlesticks.com/2022/06/17/goatwhore-at-higher-ground-burlington-vermont-june-15th-2022/

Gwar, https://gwar.net/

Nekrogoblikon, https://nekrogoblikon.bandcamp.com/

The Native Howl, https://www.thenativehowl.com/

Goatwhore, http://www.goatwhore.net/

Higher Ground, https://highergroundmusic.com/

© Wayne Edwards

Gwar, Goatwhore, Nekrogoblikon, and The Native Howl at Higher Ground, June 15th

Goatwhore at Higher Ground, Burlington, Vermont, June 15th 2022

Goatwhore is on tour with Gwar right now – I caught up with them in Burlington, Vermont.

Goatwhore is a New Orleans death/black/thrash metal band that has been roaming the earth for twenty-five years. I have listened to them for much of that time, but I didn’t get a chance to see them live until Psycho Las Vegas in 2019. I was completely blown away. They played their set in the House of Blues and that place absolutely melted down. Ever since then, I have been on a quest to see them again and maybe get a couple of photos.

I saw Gwar at the very first stop on their current tour, but Goatwhore wasn’t at the show because they were playing somewhere else. Damn and blast. I tracked them to the North Country and found them at Higher Ground, one of my favorite music venues in all the world. Here are a few photos from that show. Go see them on their co-headlining tour in August with Incantation – and any other time you can.

Photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Goatwhore, http://www.goatwhore.net/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/thegoat666

Higher Ground, https://highergroundmusic.com/

© Wayne Edwards

Goatwhore at Higher Ground, Burlington, Vermont, June 15th 2022

I Prevail ~ Frame 42 ~ Inner Image Photo Gallery

Here is another cache of three bands I took a few photos of grouped together for an eclectic rock gallery. I Prevail at Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Danville, Virginia), Frame 42 at Higher Ground (Burlington, Vermont), and Inner Image, also from Blue Ridge Rock Festival.

Here we go. The musical styles of these bands range far and wide, and they all gave us fantastic music to listen to in 2021.

All photos by Wayne Edwards

I Prevail
I Prevail
I Prevail
Frame 42
Frame 42
Frame 42
Inner Image
Inner Image

Links.

I Prevail, https://iprevailband.com/

Frame 42, https://www.frame42.com/

Inner Image, https://www.innerimagemusic.com/

Blue Ridge Rock Festival coverage at Ryze-Up magazinehttps://www.ryze-up.com/music-2/blue-ridge-rock-festival-2021/

© Wayne Edwards.

I Prevail ~ Frame 42 ~ Inner Image Photo Gallery

Miss May I ~ Volbeat ~ The Lonely Ones Photo Gallery

Sometimes I don’t get enough usable photos to throw up by themselves. Totally my fault, but sometimes shit happens. Still, there might be a couple good ones and I hate to leave them in the vault. This is one of those.

Three completely unrelated bands: Miss May I at Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Danville, Virginia), Volbeat at Louder Than Life (Louisville, Kentucky), and The Lonely Ones at Higher Ground (Burlington, Vermont). The Volbeat photo is a crowd shot but I like it so I have included it anyway. Rock on.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

The Lonely Ones
The Lonely Ones
The Lonely Ones
Volbeat
Miss May I
Miss May I
Miss May I

Links.

Miss May I website, https://missmayimusic.com/

Volbeat website, https://www.volbeat.dk/us/

The Lonely Ones website, https://thelonelyones.net/

Blue Ridge Rock Festival coverage at Ryze-Up magazineBlue Ridge Rock Festival 2021 – (ryze-up.com)

© Wayne Edwards.

Miss May I ~ Volbeat ~ The Lonely Ones Photo Gallery

Joyous Wolf, Showcase Lounge at Higher Ground, Burlington, Vermont, October 29, 2021

Orange County, California rock band Joyous Wolf made a pass through the Northeast in October on their Fearless tour. I never get enough of the bluesy rock delivery that they create so fluidly.

Check out Joyous Wolf’s music on streaming platforms, including the latest release, Fearless. Links appear below the photos.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Website, https://fearless.joyouswolf.com/

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/joyouswolf

YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7W3_dDSqeHZCny8ZBumofg

Spotify, https://open.spotify.com/artist/48vfT7i3EmuNEDAVRhzxpp

© Wayne Edwards.

Joyous Wolf, Showcase Lounge at Higher Ground, Burlington, Vermont, October 29, 2021

Live Music: Barbacoa and Quiltro at Backside 405, Burlington

Higher Ground kicked off its 2021 summer outdoors live concert series at Backside 405 over Memorial Day weekend with Quiltro and Barbacoa.

The venue is Backside 405 located at 405 Pine Street in Burlington, Vermont. It is outdoors with one stage, food trucks, and a bar – it is a lot like a mini-festival set-up. Open air music is planned for every Friday and Saturday through August.

The first live bands played on Saturday, May 29th. They are both three-piece instrumental rock bands but they play very different music.

Quiltro is a space rock band, laying down laid back, ethereal lines meant to envelope you and send you on a journey, Their first album came out last year and you can get it at the Bandcamp link below. The band is Mark Taylor (guitar and keys), J. D. Hoffmann (drums), and Mike McKinley (bass).

Barbacoa is often described as a surf rock band. They do play in that vein, and also rockabilly along with other recognizable stylings. The music is upbeat and peppy – great for summer nights. Their latest album is Pharoah’s Camaro which came a couple weeks ago (link below). The band is Bill Mullins (guitar), Jeremy Fredericks (drums), and Kirk Flanagan (bass).

For now the crowd is limited to 500 people but could grow as the summer warms and the limits start to melt away. Backside 405 is a great place to spend Friday and Saturday nights – I’ll be there most every weekend.

You can get tickets at the Higher Ground link below, including a season pass to all the shows.

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

Links.

Higher Ground, https://highergroundmusic.com/

Quiltro

Bandcamp, https://quiltro.bandcamp.com

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/QuiltroMusic

Barbacoa

Bandcamp, https://barbacoa.bandcamp.com/music

Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Barbacoa-184518134930665

© Wayne Edwards.

Live Music: Barbacoa and Quiltro at Backside 405, Burlington

Happy New Year’s Eve 2020

I don’t have to tell you about 2020 – you were there, too. Usually, at the end of the year, I spend December choosing some photos to repost for good vibes and great memories, but this year I didn’t take a single photograph of a live show. Yeah. So, I am going to post a few photos from 2019 that did not see that light of day then, just for fun. I am keeping the cameras warm for 2021 because hope springs eternal.

There was a lot of excellent music released this year. We published 188 reviews in 2020, a lot more than we thought we would. There are so many “Best of 2020” lists out there that I decided not to do one for FFMB. Instead, I am throwing up a couple of covers from albums we didn’t review this year that were really good – just couldn’t get to everything. We’ll try to do better in 2021.

Thanks to everybody involved with Flying Fiddlesticks Music Blog and the Shardik Media Cabal. Deep gratitude and thanks to all the bands, record labels, venues, publicists, and promoters keeping music alive for all of us.

We’re still here and we are carrying on in 2021. See you out there.

All live performance photos by Wayne Edwards.

Aftershock

Heavy Montreal

Clubs

Albums

© Wayne Edwards.

Happy New Year’s Eve 2020

2019 in Review, Final Gallery, Days 26-31

Marilyn Manson at Aftershock
Marilyn Manson and Brandon Pertzborn at Aftershock
Marilyn Manson at Aftershock
Paul Wiley and Marilyn Manson at Aftershock
Juan Alderete and Marilyn Manson at Aftershock
Health at Aftershock
Adam Jones and Tool at Aftershock
Maynard Jones Keenan and Tool at Aftershock
Danny Carey and Tool at Aftershock
Randy Blythe and Lamb of God at Aftershock
Willie Adler and Lamb of God at Aftershock
Mark Morton and Lamb of God at Aftershock
John Campbell and Lamb of God at Aftershock
Art Cruz, Randy Blythe, and Lamb of God at Aftershock
Amythyst Kiah at Bourbon and Beyond
Beast In Black at Heavy Montreal
Brkn Love at Aftershock
Cannibal Corpse at Higher Ground (Burlington, VT)
Ho99o9 at Aftershock
Pussy Riot at Sonic Temple
Geezer Butler and Deadland Ritual at Aftershock

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

© Wayne Edwards.

2019 in Review, Final Gallery, Days 26-31

2019 In Review, Gallery Days 8-15

Day 15 — Perdition Temple at Higher Ground Ballroom
Day 14 — Bring Me The Horizon at Aftershock
Day 13 — Korn at Aftershock
Day 12 — Halestorm at Aftershock
Day 11 (matinee) — Cancer Bats at Heavy Montreal
Day 11 — Municipal Waste at Heavy Montreal
Day 10 — Cleopatrick at Sonic Temple
Day 9 — Chevelle at Aftershock
Day 8 — Spirit Adrift at Aftershock

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

© Wayne Edwards.

2019 In Review, Gallery Days 8-15

2019 in Review, Gallery of Days 1-7

Day 7 — In This Moment at Heavy Montreal
Day 6 — I Prevail at Aftershock
Day 5 — Blackberry Smoke at Bourbon and Beyond
Day 4 — Clutch at Aftershock
Day 3 — Thy Art Is Murder at Higher Ground Ballroom
Day 2 — Grace Potter at Bourbon and Beyond
Day 1 — Dopethrone at Heavy Montreal

All photos by Wayne Edwards.

© Wayne Edwards.

2019 in Review, Gallery of Days 1-7