Lori Dantzler

Lori Dantzler has 19 articles published.


Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday Announced Dates

Celebrated American rock bands Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday announced their upcoming summer co-headlining amphitheater tour yesterday. The 28-city U.S. outing, produced by Live Nation, will begin on Friday, July 6 in Miami, FL and make stops in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, Cleveland, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, and more. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, February 23… Keep Reading


Gwar, The International, Knoxville, Tennessee

Comic Shock Rockers, Gwar, violated souls at The International in Knoxville, TN this past Friday.    The uptight and easily offended need not buy tickets to a Gwar event. You will only leave disgusted and Gwar doesn’t have a complaint department. Nor do they care. I have heard about Gwar’s over the top concerts since I was a teenager. I have kept up with their music, change of characters, and… Keep Reading


Modest Mouse, Coca Cola Roxy, Atlanta, Georgia

The forever unpredictable Modest Mouse packed the house at the Coca Cola Roxy in Atlanta, Georgia this past Sunday and fans were torn on how they felt about the performance. Anticipation and discomfort was building in the crowd as the sound of bees buzzing and humming blasted through the speakers. The sound may have had a different effect on the crowd than it was intended to have. After what seemed like forever, the band walked out… Keep Reading


Santana, Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville

The irreplaceable Rey of Latin rock blessed Nashville with some of the most instantly recognizable guitar chords on warm Sunday night. Incense wafted through the air as Carlos Santana and his band transformed Ascend Amphitheater in to a space of love and peace. With a sound unbound and so pleasing he has never had to reinvent himself to stay relevant, Santana took the stage with his current band and peeled out the first notes… Keep Reading


The Moody Blues, The Ryman, Nashville, Tennessee

The Moody Blues immersed fans in Nashville this past Saturday with their magical sounds. It was a hot and muggy evening in Nashville, Tennessee. As we approached the historic Ryman Theater it was clear The Moodies were going to have a full house to entertain. The Moody Blues aren’t just another English rock band. They are professors of progressive and art rock. If you were alive in 1967 there is a very strong chance that their… Keep Reading


Iron Maiden ‘Legacy of the Beast’

IRON MAIDEN bring The Book of Souls arena to their mobile game –coinciding with final leg of World tour Global rock icons IRON MAIDEN embark on the final leg of The Book of Souls world tour this weekend, simultaneously launching a synergistic player-vs-player battle arena for their mobile game, Legacy of the Beast. The game offers players a unique way to interact with the band’s real world activities, by introducing… Keep Reading


Roger Waters to kick off North American Tour in May

The wait is nearly over. Since its announcement last year, excitement has been building for the kick off of Roger Waters Us+Them North American tour. The announcement has been met with such interest from concert goers that 11 extra dates have already been added to the schedule to fulfill fans demands. The tour kicks off on May 26th in Kansas City, Missouri. That is where the world will get its… Keep Reading


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary Tour

Tom Petty’s 40th Anniversary tour kicks off next month and it could be his last major tour. The tour starts April 20th in Oklahoma City, OK and will plow right thru the United States during 2017.  With one stop  in London, UK, and a few stops in Canada. It will be a special show and if celebrating 40 years of rock legacy with Tom isn’t enough; Rocker Joe Walsh and… Keep Reading


Santana To Kick Off 2017 Summer Tour

If you missed Carlos Santana’s 2016 reunion tour, you are in luck. Sandwiched between numerous Sirius XM “An Intimate Evening with Santana Greatest Hits Live” dates at the House of Blue in Las Vegas; he is expanding his foot print outside of Las Vegas on his 2017 Transmogrify Tour. The tour picks up steam on June 23rd and 24th at two sold out shows at Chateau Ste Michelle in Woodinville, Washington.… Keep Reading


Yes, Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia

From the summer of 1968 until present time the English rock band Yes has amazed music lovers of all ages with their symphonic rock sounds. Delivering a progressive rock masterpiece is still a walk in the park for the band and they show no signs of that changing anytime soon.   In the lobby of the Symphony Hall fans lined up at wine tables giddy with excitement. They exchanged stories… Keep Reading


Eric Burdon and The Animals, City Winery, Nashville

Sunday night wasn’t just a full moon, it was a super moon. And it wasn’t just any animal that was set free in Nashville; it was The Animal. He was more than a casual acquaintance to the most legendary musicians of the 60’s and 70’s, and he was well respected by them. Commanding and powerful, if Eric Burdon’s voice didn’t knock a hole in a wall, he could stare a hole through… Keep Reading


Blues Traveler, Revelry Room, Chattanooga

In a time of cookie-cutter, bland vanilla pop, Blues Traveler still marches to the beat of a different distorted harmonica. In the nearly 20 years I have been enjoying the music of these guys, they haven’t tried to reinvent themselves. Blues Traveler has done what many others haven’t. They are still here. As I watch John Popper throw his head back and sing lyrics as if he is offering prayers… Keep Reading



What made you decide to come together and perform this album one last time? It was the completing of the circle. Odessey and Oracle was the culmination of all that we aspired to then; writing and producing the album ourselves. So, after all this time and after 50 years, it is pleasing that the album is getting the recognition that it didn’t get at the time – so why not… Keep Reading


Heart, Amphitheater, Nashville

The fierce female force that is Heart continued their “The Rock Hall Three For All” tour with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett with a stop at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee. Closing the house down on a sold out show, the duo was given a perpetual standing ovation by many in the crowd. Ann and Nancy Wilson started their musical journey over four decades ago. Still holding the reins of… Keep Reading


Slipknot, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

The countdown had begun. It was an hour before the show started and the line around the arena was beginning to wrap around the building. Standing on the sidewalk outside the barrier was a street preacher with a megaphone pleading to the lost souls in line not to go into the area with the devil. As the doors to the arena opened he asserted, “I have been where you are!… Keep Reading


The Secret City Festival 2016, Tennessee

During World War II there was a secret so well-kept that many people still do not know about it. In 1942 the U.S. government chose the site of Oak Ridge, Tennessee to house a uranium producing plant that would be a staple in the Manhattan Project and help build the first atomic bomb. It was a dangerous attempt, and in order for it to work, the entire city would have… Keep Reading


The Zombies, Nashville

It was a was a beautiful spring evening in Nashville, Tennessee and I was sitting on City Winery’s upper deck admiring the skyline and watching the valet line get longer. Everyone was headed inside with a common purpose; to see the hidden gem of the British Invasion, The Zombies, and singer-song writer Bruce Sudano. City Winery is a high end dining experience that combines diner, wine, and concerts. It is… Keep Reading


INTERVIEW: Otis Williams

Motown’s legendary Temptations will be kicking off their 2016 tour in America and will across the Atlantic to the UK in October. I had the chance to catch up with the last original member of the Temptations, Otis Williams, for a chat about his life and upcoming tour. You have really achieved so much in your life. Did you set out to conquer so much? OW: Not really. I just… Keep Reading

Rob Zombie Tickets

Rob Zombie & Disturbed Live at Ascend Amphitheater Nashville

When you think of Nashville, Tennessee you usually think of country music and cowboy boots. So when you are walking across the Tennessee River on a pedestrian bridge with a horde of Zombies that are so Disturbed they look like they could Pop Evil out of every orifice of their body, you start to wonder if a league of un-dead have been unleashed on the city. When I reach the… Keep Reading

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