Melanie Martinez recently released her second album K-12 which did very well on the Billboard Charts, and a feature film that is currently available to watch on YouTube. She just kicked off her highly anticipated tour and we were able to catch her at the Orlando stop. A sold out House of Blues crowd with many dressed like Melanie’s signature style, one patron even had earrings that said Doll. As far as the eye could see in the line that wrapped around the building, there were pink skirts and half-head’s galore. They all anxiously awaited for the clock to strike seven and they could secure their spot on the floor.
Bunbury Music Festival held in downtown Cincinnati was one to remember. Hosting an eclectic lineup featuring Fall Out Boy, Greta Van Fleet, The 1975, The Aces, Stone Temple Pilots and more, they brought together people far and wide for three days under the sun the last weekend in May. They had something for everyone, vendors like Late Night Slice to satisfy your pizza cravings, ice cold lemonade, Pantene on sight to deliver the Instagram worthy festival hair styles, a custom shirt booth and more. We had the pleasure of covering all three days and below we have our galleries of some of the most buzzed about artists of that weekend.
Billy Joel is a timeless star, with a sea of devoted fans belting out his hits. The rotating stage giving a 360 view and a dazzling light show made for a dazzling performance. It was a proper send off of many years serenading fans on the road. The energy was high as the night rose to a crescendo. The bittersweet feeling of the night coming to a close as the night grew colder, and the fans began to trickle out. The set list spanned a massive arrangement of his most iconic songs such as, “New York State of Mind,” “All About Soul,” “Uptown Girl,” and so many more. It was an unforgettable evening watching Mr. Joel shine brighter than ever. Despite not having released a new record since 1993’s River Of Dreams, he’s never mattered more to music.
Twenty One Pilots have re-emerged from the trenches. Their 5th full-length album Trench has taken them on the road once again, and their dazzling live performance is not to be missed. On a sold out run continuing into 2019, after their brief break earlier this year they show no signs of slowing down. The night began when Max Frost had taken the stage his solo act filling the room, then Awolnation graced the stage giving the crowd all they had using the catwalk to their advantage.