Category: Columns

Finding Thunder Canyon Falls at last

By MARK IRLE (digitalBURG) — My most recent solo hike was another trip into the Boston Mountains in Arkansas. As usual, finding my objective, Thunder Canyon Falls, wasn’t easy. This was my second attempt at finding this special waterfall. The first time I tried to find it I was hiking with my wife, Sandy. The guidebook we were using… Read more »

A night of reunions

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG, St. Louis) – Reunions are always an exciting time. There were multiple reunions Saturday, May 25 at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. The fathers of nu-metal, Korn, had reunited with Brian “Head” Welch, who had been on hiatus since February 2005. I was having a reunion of my own at… Read more »

Love and respect at the hardcore show

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – The mosh pit at a metal concert always has the most movement, action and animated fans. But to find the most enthusiastic fans, you have to make your way to the very front, all the way to the gate in front of the stage. On Tuesday, I packed an extra… Read more »

Hanging out and rockin’ with your favorites

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – Many fans dream of hanging out with their favorite bands. When an opportunity presents itself, I always do what I can to meet my favorites. On May 10, I made the trek to Springfield, Mo., again to see In This Moment at the Q102 Lex & Terry Boob-A-Q. I received… Read more »

Golden Gods more than just an awards show

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – One of the most exciting nights in the hard rock and metal industry is the Revolver Magazine Golden God Awards. It’s a night that brings artists and fans together and celebrates a genre of music that seems almost forgotten in the world of mainstream award shows. Golden God performer Halestorm… Read more »

Kicking off the summer concert season with the Deftones

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – There is no feeling like the excitement of the lead singer of one of your favorite bands leaping into the crowd a few feet in front of you as he’s bellowing into the microphone. During a recent show in Springfield, Mo., Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno made sure to get… Read more »

A peek at Indian Creek

By MARK IRLE (digitalBURG) – Upon returning to Indian Creek I was fortunate enough to have met Matt. It’s hard to find someone who is willing to make an assault on Indian Creek with a pack, but Matt had the gear and the savvy to go. There are almost no spots in the canyon that… Read more »

A dream destination for waterfall lovers

By SANDY IRLE (digitalBURG) – Iguazu Falls, Argentina, is a dream destination for a waterfall lover, and when the opportunity arose, we started planning. After flying into Buenos Aires, we left for our accommodations in Puerto Iguazu. On arrival we met our host, John. He has rescued a large array of endangered plants and flowers… Read more »

Taking a peek at Indian Creek

By MARK IRLE (digitalBURG) – For years I met with a bunch of friends in Arkansas and camped at Kyle’s Landing on the Buffalo River in early spring. It’s a great time to canoe the river while it’s flowing swiftly. Little did we know that just behind our campsites was one of the premier waterfall… Read more »

A glimpse of India’s Golden Triangle

By SANDY IRLE (digitalBURG) – Three weeks in India is just enough time to get a snapshot of life there. New Delhi is an amazing city full of contradictions. The pollution is horrific, colors are spectacular, traffic is overwhelming and people friendly. Your senses are so bombarded that it can seem taxing just to get to… Read more »