Stolas – Medusa

Stolas Medusa

Found these guys on LinkedIn.  Yeah…LinkedIn.  Saw the guitar player’s photo on my stream and thought, “That guy’s got to be a musician.”  Turns out I was right and his band kicks absolute ass.

Shadows Fall

Shadows Fall

Some of Big Swole’s favorite tracks from Shadows Fall!

2Cellos – Highway to Hell

2 Cellos

These two dudes are whack! Like them or not, you have to appreciate the talent and musicianship it takes to convert some of the most monster rock songs in history into a duet played on cellos. I personally like the shit out of them.

Jimmy Herring Band

The Jimmy Herring Band

Recorded at the Jomeokee Festival Jimmy Herring is an American guitarist who is the lead guitarist in the band Widespread Panic. Herring is a founding member of Aquarium Rescue Unit and Jazz Is Dead. He has also played with The Allman Brothers Band, Project Z, Derek Trucks Band, and has enjoyed a long and successful […]

Tony Monaco

Tony Monaco

Tony Monaco’s Jimmy Smith Tribute is a monster!

Nelly Niel

When The Mrs. and I travel to bigger cities, we always stop and listen to anybody that is performing music on the street.  Even if they suck, we’ll still throw in at least a buck or two to help the cause.  If we came across this guy – the unknown genius Nelly Niel  – ripping […]

Throwdown – This Continuum

Another of my lifting bands. To me, it sounds like Godsmack and Pantera had a baby and said “Throwdown, Bitch!”

Oberon Ale

Bell's Oberon Ale

This Pale Wheat Ale pours a cloudy golden color with lots of little floaters swirling about. Lots of carbonation here. Pulled it right from the fridge and poured a bit heavy and foam shot to the top of the glass and flowed over the rim and all over my kitchen counter. My wife notices and […]

Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus – Classic

Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus - Classic

With an alcohol content of 14% this one will get ya.  This Dopplebock pours a dark maple color with virtually no head at all. It was there for just a second and then it left a very slight visible ring around the glass.