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Shania Twain Reigns Supreme at the Kohl Center in Madison


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The University of Wisconsin’s Kohl Center played host to the Queen of Country Pop, Shania Twain, on Tuesday night, marking her first visit to the arena in seven years. To no one’s surprise, the country superstar proved she still had the power to mesmerize audiences with her high-energy performance and show-stopping theatrics with her sold-out performance. Hailey Whitters, the evening’s opening act and a rising star in country music, warmed up the crowd with a solid set, but it was Shania Twain who truly owned the stage on Tuesday night.

Twain’s two-hour, 20+ song setlist was packed with all the catchy, country-pop anthems fans have come to know and love. From the up-beat “Waking Up Dreaming” from Twain’s latest LP which kicked off the night to her hit classics like “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” which closed out the memorable performance, Twain’s vocal prowess and showmanship shone throughout the night. And while she of course gave plenty of love to her career’s worth of hit singles, Shania also treated the crowd to a number of songs from her latest studio album, “Queen of Me,” including the catchy “Pretty Liar” and the album’s standout title track.

The elaborate visuals behind her throughout the performance added to the spectacle, featuring a mix between outer space and the Wild West. The stage design was equally intricate throughout the night. But it was Twain’s vocal performance on her power ballad “From This Moment On” that truly moved the Wisconsin crowd. Her ability to seamlessly transition from her showstopping ballads to fun dance tracks like “Giddy Up!”, is part of the reason that Shania Twain remains a star who can still sell out the biggest rooms in North America.

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Despite the flash and theatrics of her performance, Twain never lost touch with her fans, frequently engaging with them throughout the night and even kicking off her performance in the middle of the floor section of the Kohl Center. Her genuine warmth and sense of humor created an unforgettable experience for everyone in attendance.

In the end, it was hard not to be impressed by Twain’s enduring popularity and ability to put on a show that was equal parts fun and heartfelt, which is why the reasons you shouldn’t miss Shania Twain in concert are endless. Her incredible vocal talent and captivating stage presence are second to none. She effortlessly commands the stage, delivering powerful and emotive performances that leave audiences in awe. Her ability to seamlessly transition between genres, from country to pop, and infuse her songs with infectious energy is a testament to her versatility as an artist. 

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Additionally, Twain’s showmanship and attention to detail in her live performances are unparalleled. From elaborate stage designs to stunning visuals and choreography, she goes above and beyond to create a truly immersive and unforgettable experience for her fans. But perhaps what sets Twain apart the most is her genuine connection with her audience. She exudes warmth, humor, and gratitude, making every concertgoer feel like a part of the show. With her extensive catalog of hits and an unwavering commitment to delivering an extraordinary live performance, Shania Twain is undeniably a must-see artist for music lovers of all genres. And judging by the enthusiastic response from the crowd last night, it’s clear that Shania Twain will continue to reign supreme as the Queen of Country Pop for years to come.

So if you missed out on Shania’s Madison visit and you’re already regretting it, you’re in luck as she is set to return to Wisconsin for a Halloween performance this year at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, to run it back for another memorable night.


Check Out Our Photos from Las Vegas’ Lovers & Friends Fest with Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Usher & More



Sin City opened the time capsule this past weekend to deliver performances from some of the biggest names from the 200s for Usher’s annual “Lovers & Friends” Fest. With mega headlining performances from Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and Usher himself, the star studded lineup also featured sets from names like Soulja Boy, Miguel, Jhene Aiko, Chris Brown and many more.

We were on-site at the Las Vegas Festival grounds to capture all the best moments from what was perhaps the best festival lineup of the entire year.

Check out our photos from Lovers & Friends Fest 2023 below.

Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Photos: Hog Fest 2023 Brings Disturbed, Beartooth and Dorothy to the Fiserv Forum



Hog Fest 2023 rocked the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI last night, bringing together fans of hard-hitting rock music from all over the state. The show, presented by 102.9 The Hog (WHQG-FM), featured a star-studded lineup that included Dorothy, Beartooth, and the headlining performers, Disturbed. The bands brought their A-game, delivering a high-energy performance that left the crowd begging for more.

Disturbed, the band that needs no introduction, took the stage by storm, opening with “Hey You” from their 2022 album Divisive. The band then proceeded to perform some of their biggest hits like “Down With the Sickness” and “Inside the Fire,” as well as their iconic take on Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” Their set was a mix of their classic hits and the latest tracks from their LP Divisive, leaving fans on the edge of their seats throughout the entire performance. This was their latest visit to Milwaukee since their headlining set at Summerfest last summer, and the band showed no signs of slowing down, delivering an unforgettable performance that left fans buzzing for days.

We’ve captured some of the most unforgettable moments from Hog Fest 2023, featuring Dorothy, Beartooth, and of course, Disturbed. Whether you were at the show or missed out, these photos will transport you to the front row and give you a taste of the energy that filled the air at the Fiserv Forum. So, sit back, relax, and let us take you on a visual journey through one of the most epic rock shows in Milwaukee this year.

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Photos: Ed Sheeran Headlines New Orleans Jazz Fest


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A little rain wasn’t going to stop Ed Sheeran from delivering an epic performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this past weekend. Delivering a career’s worth of hits, as well as selects from his upcoming studio album – (“Subtract”), Ed Sheeran proved again why he is one of the best live performers in music today.

Check out our favorite photos from Ed Sheeran’s Jazz Fest set below!

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7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Have Missed Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour Stops in Houston


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Taylor Swift’s record breaking “Era’s Tour” rolled through Houston’s NRG Stadium this weekend for three sold-out performances for over 200,000 fans total.

With support from singers Gracie Abrams and beabadoobee, Swift delivered a career spanning show complete with 44 songs, multiple costume changes, top-notch production and a 3-hour and 15 minute headlining set that Houston will never forget.

As if you should ever need more reasons to see Taylor Swift in concert, an artist who has cemented her status as one of the top performers in music for over a decade, we have compiled our top reasons why you shouldn’t have missed Taylor Swift’s sold-out weekend at the NRG Stadium this weekend.

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Sold-Out Environment

The sold-out NRG Stadium created an electric atmosphere with anticipation building up as a countdown clock appeared until the lights cut off and the show began. The 70,000 screaming fans never tired, as everyone danced and sang along throughout all 9 eras, 44 songs and 195 minutes.

A Strong Opening

The concert also featured talented opening acts, providing a crystal ball into the next decade of pop. Singer-songwriters Gracie Abrams and beabadoobee warmed up the crowd with their supporting performances. Both artists are big emerging names in pop and if their star wasn’t already on the rise, their performances in support of Taylor Swift will certainly do the trick.

The Lover Era

Friday night’s headlining performance opened with Swift appearing mid-stage, surrounded by dancers wielding giant fan-like structures, and featured stand-out tracks from Swift’s 2019 LP “Lover”, like “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince”, “Cruel Summer”, “The Man”, “Lover” and more. “Lover” was a perfect album to get the night started on the right foot, the first of four albums that Swift had yet to tour until The Eras Tour.

Houston Ties

Swift took time in her set to share her Houston ties for the Texas crowd. Taylor mentioned that Houston is her mother’s hometown. Swift herself was born in Pennsylvania but has called Nashville home since she turned 14.


44 Tracks

Each night was a 44-song extravaganza. The Eras Tour is a 44-song production that only artists like Bruce Springsteen can rival, the only difference being is that Taylor has to memorize the choreography throughout the lion’s share of the tracks, making the feat especially impressive.


With The Eras Tour’s Houston visit, Taylor Swift is the first artist to sell out three shows at NRG Stadium on the same tour, yet it was still one of the hardest tickets to get. If Swift didn’t have to bless other cities with her performances, one could wonder how many more shows Taylor could have sold.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not have been missed. Her stage presence and tour’s production is unmatched. She performs a career’s worth of hits while also showing extra love to her last 4 albums, all of which were performed for the first time on The Eras Tour. Each Era felt like it’s own performance, giving fans their money’s worth throughout the night. From the 1989 Era with some of Swift’s biggest commercial hits, to the Midnights Era that closed out the show with Swift’s latest singles, everyone in attendance left the stadium blown away from what Taylor Swift was able to deliver.

Photos: Taylor Swift’s Epic Night One Performance at NRG Stadium in Houston


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Taylor Swift electrified the crowd at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX on Friday night, with her captivating voice, stunning performances, and unforgettable hits. The night marked the first of three sold-out shows at the stadium as part of her historically successful “The Eras Tour”.

The night began with opening acts Gracie Abrams and beabadoobee, who got the crowd pumped up for the main event. Both artists delivered stellar performances that showcased their unique styles and talents. Abrams wowed the audience with her heartfelt lyrics and soulful voice, while beabadoobee had the crowd rocking out to her indie pop tunes.

As the countdown began and the audience roared, Taylor Swift took the stage in a dazzling outfit that shimmered under the spotlights. The singer kicked off the night with her hit Lovers Era, and the stadium erupted into a sea of scream fans. From there, she launched into a non-stop setlist that featured over 40 of her biggest hits, spanning her entire career.

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Swift’s performance was a true spectacle, complete with intricate choreography, stunning visuals, and powerful vocals that filled the stadium. From upbeat tracks like “Blank Space” and “ME!” to emotional ballads like “All Too Well” and “Enchanted”, Swift proved that she can command the stage and connect with her audience like no other.

Throughout the night, Swift also took time to reflect on her journey as an artist and express her gratitude to her fans. She shared stories about her songwriting process and the inspirations behind her music. These personal moments added a heartfelt touch to the show and helped fans connect with Swift on a deeper level.

With such a memorable night, we were on-site to capture our favorite moments from night one. Check out our photos below and stay tuned for our full review!

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Photos: Marcus Mumford Returns to Madison for Riveting Solo Performance at The Sylvee


Marcus Mumford performs for a sold out crowd at The Sylvee in Madison, WI (Photo by Dan Garcia).

Just over a month into his first solo headlining tour, Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford paid a visit to The Sylvee in Madison, WI. Returning to Wisconsin’s capital for the first time since 2019, after Mumford & Sons performed for a packed crowd at the Kohl Center, the newly solo Marcus Mumford performed cuts from his new solo release, Self-Titled.

Opening with his Mumford & Sons tracks, “I Will Wait”, “Awake My Soul” and “The Cave”, all from the band’s first two LPs, Marcus eased the crowd into his new project with familiar classics before performing his critically acclaimed solo debut in its entirety. Delivering the entire album from start to finish, fans throughout the sold-out crowd were as familiar with the new tracks as they were his biggest hits as the Mumford & Sons frontman.

But show wasn’t over following the completion of Mumford’s solo catalog, as he put on an encore performance of covers that was worth the price of admission. The final act of Mumford’s set included a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Not Dark Yet” and two tracks from his Jim James, Elvis Costello, Taylor Goldsmith and Rhiannon Giddens supergroup, The New Basement Tapes. The only disappoint of the encore and show was the omission of Mumford’s rendition of Taylor Swift’s “cowboy like me”, which had been performed throughout the tour but not Friday night, which just so happened to be the release date of Swift’s new album “Midnights”.

Marcus Mumford is no stranger to a big stage, but his solo career is quickly paying off as he is releasing some of his best music to date and he still knows how to rock a crowd. But just because he went solo, Mumford will be the first to tell you that he owes his solo success to the talented cast of musicians that he surrounds himself with. However, even if it’s just Marcus Mumford and a guitar on stage, you can guarantee yourself a great performance.

Check out our photos from Marcus Mumford’s Friday night performance at The Sylvee below.

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Conan Gray Delivers for his Largest Crowd to Date at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion


Conan Gray performs at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

Singer Conan Gray is currently in the middle of the biggest tour of his career, and on Wednesday night he performed for his biggest crowd yet at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago.

Despite the relatively cold temperatures at Chicago’s lakefront outdoor venue, thousands of fans filled the venue for Gray’s return to the Windy City. Less than a year removed from Conan’s performance at the Aragon Ballroom, Wednesday night was evidence of the “Maniac” singers exponential growth in the past couple years.

Dubbed the “Superache” Tour, titled after his 2022 sophomore album, Gray kicked things off with the LP’s upbeat track “Disaster”, a word that certainly wouldn’t describe Wednesday nights performance as things went off without a hitch. Fans sang along from start to finish, whether they were supplying backup vocals for a B-side or if it was one of his biggest Top 40 singles like “Heather” or “Maniac”.

Throughout the evening Gray’s personality was on display as much as his impressive vocals and addictive songs. The Texas native, who is a couple weeks away from a huge festival performance at Austin City Limits, joked with his fans between tracks and expressed his gratitude for the packed crowd.

Gray delivered several performances from his 2020 and 2022 studio albums, closing out the night with his hits “Heather” and “Maniac” before a memorable encore performance of his Superache single “Memories”, a fitting song to close out a night that his fans won’t soon forget.

Check out our photos from Conan Gray’s Wednesday night performance below.

Photos by Dan Garcia

Our 8 Favorite Performances from Night 2 of the iHeartRadio Music Festival 2022


Avril Lavigne performs at the iHeartRadio Festival Daytime Stage on September 24, 2022 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

All good things must come to an end and thus this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival came to a close on Saturday night after not one but three epic events blew fans away in Sin City over the weekend. And perhaps the best show of all three, Saturday nights performance at the T-Mobile arena welcome performances from superstars like Halsey, Luke Combs, Megan Thee Stallion and many more, putting an exclamation mark on an unforgettable weekend.

Check out our favorite performances from Night 2 of the stacked iHeartRadio Music Festival:

Halsey empowers crowd with “I am Not a Woman, I’m a God”

Halsey performs at Summerfest 2022 in Milwaukee, WI (Photo by Dan Garcia).

Halsey always delivers for her iHeartRadio fans and Saturday night’s set was no exception. Although she brought the hits like “Bad at Love” and “Without Me”, it was her awesome performance of “I am Not a Woman, I’m a God” that stood out the most.

Luke Combs closes set with “Beer Never Broke My Heart”

Luke Combs is the biggest name in country music right now. Not only is he touring the country at some of the biggest arenas, the “Beer Never Broke My Heart” singer has now hit stadium status and is performing at stadiums across the country in 2023, Combs gave a preview of what fans can expect for his tour with his iHeartRadio Festival performance of his mega hit.

Maren Morris duets with Hubby for “I Can’t Love You Anymore”

Maren Morris performs at the BMO Harris Pavilion in Milwaukee, WI on August 13, 2022 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

Maren Morris is a crossover queen with some of her addictive singles. Although she is certainly a country girl at heart, the “My Church” singer casts a wide net and has fans who favorite all sorts of genres. Morris surprised her Vegas fans on Saturday night when she brought out her husband, Ryan Hurd, for a duet of “I Can’t Love You Anymore”, just hours after he crushed it for the festivals Daytime Village.

Avril Lavigne Gets the Punk Kids Nostalgic with “Sk8er Boi”

It wasn’t just a phase, mom! Avril Lavigne took us back to a better time as she got fans nostalgic with her hit single, “Sk8er Boi”, one of the greatest pop punk classics of all time. Lavigne wasn’t only a highlight of Saturday night’s lineup but also at the Daytime Village earlier in the afternoon.

LL Cool J Closes 9-song set with “Mama Said Knock You Out”

LL Cool J performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL on August 4, 2018 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

LL Cool J brought some old school hip-hop to Las Vegas with his iHeartRadio Festival performance. The rapper had one of the longer sets of the night and he ended his set with a classic, his record “Mama Said Knock You Out”.

Marcus Mumford Delivers Live Debut of “Better Off High”

Marcus Mumford is taking a small break from being the lead of Mumford & Sons and is hitting the road as a solo artist in support of his new solo LP. Mumford performed one of his first solo shows for the Las Vegas crowd on Saturday night, and treated fans to a live debut of his track “Better Off High”.

Megan Thee Stallion Brings Some “Thot S*** to the Sin City

Megan The Stallion performs at the 2021 Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX (Photo by Dan Garcia).

Megan Thee Stallion was twerking all night for the packed crowd at the T-Mobile arena, and of her many hits from the past couple years, she certainly won us over with her performance of “Thot S***”, one of the standouts from her 2021 album, Something for Thee Hotties.

Diddy Delivers Emotional Tribute to Biggie with “I’ll Be Missing You”

Diddy got us all tearing up during his career-spanning performance. The moment came as he paid tribute to the late-great Notorious B.I.G. when Diddy performed his 1997 single “I’ll Be Missing You”, certainly the biggest tear-jerker of the entire festival.

Photos: iHeartRadio Festival’s Daytime Stage Shines with Performances from Avril Lavigne, 5 Seconds of Summer, Big Time Rush & More


Big Time Rush headlined the Daytime State for the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2022 (Photo by Dan Garcia).

Following an epic night of music at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile for night one of the annual iHeartRadio Festival, fans set their alarms to make it to Area 15 for the festival’s Daytime Stage. Boasting performances from veterans like Avril Lavigne, Big Time Rush and 5 Seconds of Summer, as well as some of music best emerging names across all genres like Chloe, Gayle and Girl In Red, the Daytime Stage had something for everyone.

With such an amazing lineup of musicians all in one afternoon, we had to check out the action first hand and capture some of our favorite moments from the outdoor festival. From Avril Lavigne’s performance of “Sk8er Boi” to 5SoS rocking out to their new single “Complete Mess”, the highlights from Saturday were endless.

Check out our photos from the iHeartRadio Festival’s Daytime Stage below!

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Avril Lavigne

5 Seconds of Summer

Big Time Rush




Maggie Rogers


Chase Rice

Carly Pearce


Girl In Red

Cheat Codes

Ryan Hurd

Lauren Spencer-Smith