“The Summer’s Here, Let’s Rock!”

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Bad Seed Rising | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Hi all, BJ here…

Last Friday I had one of my most unforgettable nights…  shooting the “Of Beauty and Rage Tour”, Red, Adelitas Way and Bad Seed Rising at Wow Hall. There was alot of passion and so much energy there that I had to catch my breath more then just a few times.

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Black Powder County | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Up and Coming local band Black Powder County(BPC), opened the show with Decoy(Tim) guitar, Manny Narkrong- Bass, John(Turbo)Leitch-drums and stand in member, Derek Zane-vocals/guitar! I had my camera ready and from the minute they came on BPC had my full attention, they hit the stage hard and rocked the place with all the energy their name suggests!

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Black Powder County | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Derek Zane had this to say: “Playing at the WOW was… wow!”

“I didn’t run across any egos from ANYONE.  There was a nice comradery at that higher level of “popularity” than I expected. No one is bitchy cuz that “other band plays at the same certain venues all the time” that I’ve heard in conversations. Each band is comfortabe doing their own thing and it seemed less about competition and more about “we’re gonna do OUR thing and we All got to put on the best show WE can.”

…”and a hugemungus thank you to Decoy, Manny and Turbo for asking me to fill in for Jake’s absence. It’s an honor and thrill to not have to play Sweet Home Alabama.”

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Derek Zane playing with Black Powder County | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Decoy wants you all to know that they are out there and up and coming! To the fans thank you for your ongoing support! “WE SALUTE YOU!”

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Decoy and Manny… Black Powder County | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Watch for them at the Guitars Under The stars musical festival in Lebanon Or. on Aug.7th, 8th & 9th.

BPC | photo by Billie-Jo Miller
BPC | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Thank you Decoy and Derek for talking with us.

I Expect to see a lot more of this band in the very near future!

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Bad Seed Rising | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Bad Seed Rising a band of all teenagers gave one of the most energetic performances I personally have ever seen. By the time their performance was over I had to pick my jaw up off the floor and remember to breath. They were awesome. A giant thumbs up to these kids!

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Bad Seed Rising at WOW Hall | photo by Billie-Jo Miller
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Bad Seed Rising on stage | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

 

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Bad Seed Rising | photo by Billie-Jo Miller
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Bad Seed Rising | photo by Billie-JoMiller

Adelitas Way …what can I say! The talent of these guys is undeniable and I am now a huge fan of them! They rocked hard, added to and carried that energy from the first 2 bands right on through to the last band.

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Adelitas Way photo by Billie-Jo Miller
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Rick DeJesus of Adelitas Way | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Which brings us to Red, they were just that “Red”…pure energy,  had the crowd so pumped that  I could have sworn the floor was shaking with the power of their performance and for anyone that was in the crowd Friday night you know it actually was. The melodromatic(not even sure thats the right word for it) sound and power of this Christian/alternative rock band put the crowd under a spell that won’t soon be forgotten by anyone that was there.

RED | photo by Billie-Jo Miller
RED | photo by Billie-Jo Miller
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RED at the WOW Hall | photo by Billie-Jo Miller
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RED | phot by Billie-Jo Miller

All in all it was an awesome and unforgettable!

Summer is here so lets ROCK!

Where,When,What’s Happening!

Happy Hours: Come Rock with the boys of Dragstrip Superstar both Fri.26th and Sat.27th!

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Dragstrip Superstar | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Mohawk: The Party band we all love to party with is back to Rawk the Hawk!  Code Red both Fri. and Sat.

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Code Red | photo by Billie-Jo Miller

Warehouse 101: Fri. and Sat. its rock with Frown Squad.

Axe & Fiddle: Cottage Grove will rock with Bulls On Parade on Fri. and Mosby on Sat.

Embers Supper Club: Fri. and Sat. 50’s and 60’s classic rock with The Survivors.

Mac’s Restaurant and Night Club: Fri. Red Thunder (classic rock) Sat. Blues with Blue Owens Band.

River Stop Resaurant and Sports Bar: Fri. Rock~N~Country with Most Wanted.

The Brewstation in Cottage Grove: Fri. Psychanaut. Psychanautic! Positive energy, Space Rock, Melodic, Atmospheric.

Village Green: Fri. Southern rock and country with Cowboy Cadillac!

Enjoy your weekend,  see ya next week and don’t forget to please not drink and drive.

XOXO, BJ.

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Billie-Jo Miller is an Oregon mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and an award winning photographer. "I can never remember a time that i didn't have a camera in my hand and when my daughter started to call me 'paparazzi' I realized I needed to do something with my love of photography."
Billie-Jo is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and has done extensive freelance work and has spent time as a photojournalist for several newspapers. Billie-Jo is now an EDN Columnist and an in-demand live events photographer.

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