The Virginia Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control alleges numerous instances of drug use among the 25,000 attendees at the Lockn' Music Festival. Photo: Tom Daly

Revokn’: ABC hammers Lockn’ with harshest penalty

More than two months after hearing evidence regarding violations at last year’s Lockn’ Music Festival, the Virginia Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control has issued a ruling in the case, and it’s bad news for the Nelson County event’s organizers. “…only one penalty is appropriate,” wrote ABC hearing officer Clara A. Williamson, as she recommended the harshest possible penalty against […]

Bob Log III takes the live experience to outlandish places through costume rigging
and audience engagement. “I am trying to create this room full of people going apeshit,”
said the one-man party band. Publicity photo

Bob Log III cranks up the wacky concert antics

You get the feeling that 44-year-old Bob Log III is still figuring things out as he goes, a sci-fi time traveler reborn every few minutes to turn things upside-down all over again. The neo-bluesman has been making music professionally for more than 20 years, but every word out of his mouth still comes off as […]

Unbreakable: A story about healing.

Unbreakable: A story about healing.

“I’m not getting surgery and I don’t need another guru,” I was thinking to myself. “But my back is broken and it’s not gonna get better by itself.” I was injured during aikido training in Fukuoka, Japan. Years of practice had gotten my body to its peak level of performance, and there I was at […]