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Aaron Lewis: Show Preview

Where: The Blue Note

When: Friday, Feb. 24. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Openers: Alex Williams + Travis Marvin

Aaron Lewis has been labeled a rocker, an acoustic-grunge guru, but he swears that “A country boy is all I’ll ever be.” And boy am I glad the day is nearing for Aaron Lewis to wreck us with his deep rugged voice and painstakingly real lyrics. Raw music fans can attest to the belief that some of the best songs do not dance around the truth, but bite right in. That type of songwriting is Aaron Lewis’s specialty.

Although he rocks some intense ballads, he’s ready to bring a good time. This guy knows how to throw down and liven up a party. The stomping of boots at this sold out show will undoubtedly have the dance floor rumbling.

Along with his country coined hits, Lewis is no stranger to musical success. You’ve probably heard him sing songs such as “It’s Been Awhile” and “So Far Away” because, yes, he’s also the lead singer of the alternative metal band Staind! Although the band is no longer creating music together, Lewis tends to mix some of his Staind favorites into his sets.

If you’re lucky enough to have snagged tickets to this sold out show, congratulations. Get ready for another outstanding night of live music at The Blue Note.

This post was written by Rebekah Northern, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose Blog.


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Calling All Ninjas: Datsik Show Preview

Where: The Blue Note

When: Wednesday, Feb. 15. Doors at 9 p.m.

Tickets: $22.50 advance // $25 day of show

Openers: Crizzly + Virtual Riot

COMO, I have some good news for you. Datsik is about to kick off EDM season with a bang…and it’s going to be nasty.

Datsik has already kicked off his Ninja Nation Tour 2017 and his next stop is here at The Blue Note. Datsik says his main goal when he hits the stage is to “embody what it is to be a rave ninja.” He adds, “We’ve got a ton of dope surprises waiting for you with this one, so get ready to have some fun!”

Dope surprises? That sounds like my kind of concert. In addition to being an amazing EDM artist and producer, Datsik founded his own label, Firepower Records. Boss ninja status for sure.

Datsik has recently released SENSEI EP on Dec. 16. The EP is sure to be a focal point of his tour. From his bass-filled single “Just Sayain,” to his head-bang worthy collaboration with Excision “Redemption,” and his hip-hop/bass single “Fly Low” feat. Chatterbox, it’s guaranteed to be a night to remember.


If you’re not yet convinced that this show will be the time of your life, check out this footage of people at a Datsik concert not too long ago.


There are so many reasons to come to Datsik this Wednesday. My top reasons are to dance my booty off, forget about all of my responsibilities for a couple of hours, but most importantly, to go wild with my friends. This may or may not include some serious head-banging and hair-flipping. This will be one of the craziest concerts of the season. Tickets are almost gone but it’s not too late to be a ninja for the night and get your freak on. See you all there.


This post was written by Erin Curry, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose Blog.



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Show Preview: Samantha Fish

Where: Rose Music Hall

When: Tonight! Doors at 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m.

Tickets: $10 in advance // $12 day of show

Opener: Aina Cook

Samantha Fish and her signature “aching guitar riffs and thunderous drums” will grace Rose Music Hall this Saturday. As a teenager, Fish honed her guitar skills and gritty blues-rock sound hanging around Knuckleheads music club and other blues guitar masters in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. The more she hung around, the more Fish was hooked on what would soon become her musical career. Releasing her third studio album “Wild Heart,” Fish is a seasoned recording professional.

Although music is now Fish’s career, she likes to think of it as more fun than a job. She boasts “Let’s Have Some Fun” as top song and her Spotify artist page backs her on that.

Fish commands the stage as if she’s the Beyoncé of blues so it’s safe to say that this is going to be one killer show.

Not only is Fish an amazing musician and performer, her lyrics “Lay It Down” like no other. He’s got the ace up his sleeve / got a pistol by my side / and if he pulls first, I’m gonna give it to him right / I said ohh ohh, It’s just another Saturday Night.”

If you’re wondering who will be warming things up for Samantha Fish this Saturday, here’s a taste of Aina Cook‘s booming vocals.


The amount of badass music to be played at Rose tomorrow is going be mind-blowing. Tickets are still available. Ladies and gents, don’t miss your chance to jam and dance.


This post was written by Rebekah Northern, contributing writer for The Blue Note and Rose Blog.