My name is Jenni Stone. I’m 30 years old from Gastonia, North Carolina. I’m the mother of 2 boys, ages 14 and 10, who share the same love for rock/metal music as I do. I’m also the girlfriend of an absolutely amazing tattoo artist! I’m addicted to body modification in general, especially tattoos and piercings. I enjoy anything photography or computer related. I began promoting local music in 2004, founding Set.In.Stone.Promotions in 2005. Over the years we made a pretty decent name for ourselves. Working closely with some of my areas most well-known rock/metal bands, venues, and radio stations. I love the underground scene because in my opinion some of the best bands in the world go unheard. Most underground artists are among the most genuine, dedicated individuals you will ever meet. They play for the love of music – not for the money. To me, that is quite admirable. With the good, there is the bad though. I don’t like the fact that a lot of venues take advantage of these artists. I’ve seen bands come from different states with promises of lodging and/or at least gas money to make it home and walk away with nothing. Most of them live paycheck to paycheck, barely making enough to keep their instruments in working order. It also bothers me how a lot of people automatically judge them because they’re not signed to some extravagant label. Some won’t even take the time to go to a show and even give it a chance. A lot of people want to label rock/metal artists and their fans “Satanists” or call us bad people – without getting to know us what so ever. I wish everyone would look at it how it truly is, without the underground bands – there would be no big bands. Everyone starts somewhere. People should at least give it a chance. Get off their asses and go see a local show. You never know, it very well may blow your mind. It was life-changing for me. I’m proud to support the underground music scene. Always have been and always will be.
Favorite Local Artists (Past & Present): Black Ritual, Pariah Mountian, Dead7, Tradeskin, Annabelle Leigh, Screaming by Me, Absolute Conviction, Permanent Midnight, Crimson Countess, Spine Extraction, A Light Divided, A Life Worth Taking, A Vision Grotesque, Nile, Lunas Lament
Favorite National Artists (Past & Present): Five Finger Death Punch, Pantera, Deftones, Sevendust, Black Label Society, Marilyn Manson, Type O Negative, Slipknot, In This Moment, Droid, Snot, Ozzy, Rush, Shadows Fall, In Flames, Evanescence, Lacuna Coil, Otep, Stone Sour, Staind, Chimera, Lamb of God, Down, Korn, Mudvayne, Mastodon, Volbeat, Alice in Chains, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Cash, NIN, A Perfect Circle
Favorite Tattoo Artist-
Joe Reid – Chaos Tattoos (Gastonia, NC) – Facebook: Tattoos by Joe Reid
There are so many I could name. I’m not even close to naming all my favorites, but you get a general idea! Hope to see you guys out supporting your local scene. Keep rockin’!!