Revolt On The Rio Grande Day 1 – Charlie “MF” Owens

Friday. Day 1 of Revolt on the Rio Grande. Not getting press passes until 4:00 P.M. made for a very rushed and chaotic afternoon. Unfortunately no interviews on this day but in return– main stage photo opportunities were full on. I arrived in time to catch the main stage acts put on one hell of a show.

Halestorm— What can I say? I was every bit pleased with their performance that I thought I would be, and a bit more. Lzzy Hale, Arejay Hale, Joseph Hottinger, and Josh Smith really gave all. This band is powerful in every sense of the word. Whether it’s a hard rocker like “Daughters of Darkness” or a more mellow “Here’s to us”, they make you FEEL every word and riff right down to the bone. I’ve been a fan of Halestorm for a couple of years now, and that was solidified by finally seeing a live performance. If you are not board yet, I highly suggest you jump on before they leave you in the dust. Halestorm Played a few songs from “The strange case of… Halestorm”, Giving something in their show that some bands just don’t…. diversity. Young or old, there is something here for everyone.

It’s been a few years since Korn was in my life in a live setting. The last time I saw them they were “Headless”. The return of Brian “Head” Welch has come with major fan approval. Korn’s set at this years Revolt on The Rio Grande was phenomenal!! There is no middle ground with this band. You either love them, or haven’t heard of them. I was lucky enough to be front and center for this bombastic set. I tell you… from the first note played… goosebumps!! Jonathan Davis owns any crowd he is in front of still to this day. Not only was the bands sound so incredibly loud, the audience was deafening as well. Just another tribute to how relevant this band was and still is. But was there ever any doubt? Not likely. Korn… One of the most important bands of the last 20 years, if not ever.

Charlie Owens!

Check out Chuck Shaffer Picture Show!


“There is no Chuck here.  No, he’s not the lead singer.  No he’s not the inspiration for the music.  He was the high school janitor… the janitor who droned on and on about his lifelong dream involving a ’Picture Show”.  They never knew what the hell he was talking about. After all, they were just teenagers who wanted to get through high school and move on.  But fast-forward 4 years later…those three friends had a dream of their own.  A dynamic 3-piece rock act with a growing fan base, and no name… The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show was the logical choice.  Affectionately dubbed CSPS, the band’s members Ryan Johnson (Vocals/Guitar), David Stiefel (Bass), and Patrick Kenney (Drums) began winning over fans, up and down the East Coast with their energetic live show, filled with radio ready rock.”  – CSPS press site.

I have been hearing a buzz about this band for a bit. Fresh new rock with catchy hooks, clean vocals, and a head bobbing beat. I find it very cool that they are getting the chance to hit the road and spread their music on the 2013 Rock Star Energy Drink Uproar Tour. We are trying to score an on camera interview with them on the tour. Check out the lyric video for “Nobody Remembers Fame: 

it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s ROCK N’ ROLL

– the Hellion