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Food Truck & Rock Carnival @ Oak Ridge Park

Poster - Food Truck and Concert 2 - 2015

The first ever Food Truck and Rock Carnival is here and its going to be loaded for all you Foodies and Fans of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The three day experience continues today with its second day. The live music for today comes care of SLASH feat Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators; Three Days Grace; Black Label Society; Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd; Sevendust; Skid Row; Otherwise; Faster Pussycat; Stephen Pearcy of Ratt; Kings X; Gilby Clarke; Edgar Cayce; Kix and a Q&A with Eddie Trunk.

TRIBUTE STAGE: RATM2 (Rage Against The Machine); Schism (Tool)

*** Please note that the Food Truck and Carnival area are free to enter but edibles and rides will cost a few bucks. The concert area is where the pricing structure has levels.

“Famous” by Puddle Of Mudd

Artist: Puddle Of Mudd
Title: “Famous”
Label: Flawless/Geffen Records
Release Date: 10/9/2007
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 4/5

When Puddle Of Mudd released their major label debut of “Come Clean” it was hard to ignore this Kansas City band because the level of radio airtime they received was a constant thing. Fortunately for the music buying public of the time a lot of this attention was based on the quality of their material and while the band was considered a “Post-Grunge” outfit they managed to win over Rock fans of many different genre associations. It was interesting to find a band with this vibe going over so well based on the genre itself moving away from the dominant side but it was good to see that they served as a reminder as to what made some of those bands special in the first place. You couldn’t turn on a Rock radio station and miss at least one of their singles on any given day at any given hour of airtime and then there was the fact that MTV and their programming still had large focus on bands as opposed to their now reality program driven angle. Songs like ‘Control”, “Blurry”, and “She Hates Me” were not only standards for their rotation but also songs that ended up being mimicked by local area bands ad-nauseum. They would follow this with “Life On Display”, and album that while generating two hit singles was something that I would bypass entirely based on the over saturation I felt from the bands debut. The sophomore release also found them losing two members to other bands and the inevitable creative differences.
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