Posted on Nov 8, 2012
Legendary rockers Heart, along with Nashville's Tyler Bryant and Shakedown, brought their Fanatic tour to the historic Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta, GA. Opening the show, Tyler Bryant and Shakedown earned new fans in the southern capital with their high energy alt-rock experience, keeping the crowd enthralled with their strong musicianship and vocals. Heart took the stage and lead off with the title single from their new album, Fanatic. From there, they moved to many of their well-known hits including "Dreamboat Annie," "Barracuda" and "Crazy On You." The crowd...
Posted on Nov 3, 2012
Knoxville, TN based The Dirty Gov'nahs, along with Nashville's The Delta Saints, brought their show to The Loft in downtown Atlanta, GA., where both bands performed for a packed house of enthusiastic fans. Opening the show was The Delta Saints, whose Bayou-Blues, Americana style sound kept the crowd cheering and dancing throughout their portion of the show. Fronted by Ben Ringel on lead and dobro, Dillon Fitch on guitar, Stephen Hanner on harmonica, Deave Supica on bass and Ben Azzi on drum, The Delta Saints gained themselves ...
Posted on Nov 1, 2012
Texas-based alt-pop-rock-jazz-hardcore band Sick/Sea brought their show to the Drunken Unicorn in downtown Atlanta, GA., where they performed songs from their new EP, "Moral Compass," and more for the costume-laden crowd on Halloween night. Formed by siblings Audrey Scott (lead vocals, guitar) and Camerson Scott (drums and backup vocals), along with bassist Miguel Morales and Jonathan Garza on lead guitar, Sick/Sea is touring in support of their new EP and making a new name for themselves on the national circuit.
Posted on Oct 27, 2012
Electronic instrumental rock band Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) brought their unique world music sound to The Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA., where they performed mixes of standard live rock instrumentation with electronics for the sold-out crowd of enraptured fans. The crowd was dressed out in costumes, celebrating the Halloween weekend with the rockers who kept everyone on their feet throughout the concert. Opening for the band was DJ Kap10 Harris, who spun electronica world music for the gathering fans. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
Posted on Oct 21, 2012
South African rap-rave techno group Die Antwoord brought their high energy show to the Center Stage in Atlanta, GA., where they performed for a sold-out crowd. Yo-Landi Vi$$er and Ninja, along with DJ Hi-Tek, kept the crowd dancing and screaming throughout as they kept in constant motion from the first note to the last. The crowd was eclectic and came out dressed to impress, with costumes ranging from the subtle to outrageous and everything in between. Music News Nashville was on hand ...
Posted on Oct 18, 2012
Superstar R&B Singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly is on the road with his Single Ladies Tour, and made a stop at the Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta, GA. Due to high ticket demand, a second show had to be added to the stop in Atlanta. Both shows were sell-outs at the 4800-seat theater. Kelly released a follow-up to his Love Letter album titled Write Me Back in June. The Atlanta crowd was treated to both "Share My Love" and “Feelin’ Single” from the new album, along with other songs including his past mega
Posted on Oct 14, 2012
The 2012 Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards and inductions were held at the Cobb Energy Center in Atlanta. Prior to the show, inductees, presenters and more walked the red carpet. In attendance were Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland were among the inductees, as were the members of legendary Southern Rockers .38 Special, Gary Rossington and more. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and his wife were also in attendance for the 34th annual awards show. Music News Nashville was on ...
Posted on Oct 13, 2012
Philadelphia, PA-based indie band Good Old War, out on tour with Dispatch, made a stop at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, where they performed for a sold-out crowd. GOW, which takes its name from the names of members Keith GOODwin on vocals and keyboards, drummer Tim ArnOLD and guitarist Dan SchWARtz, made new fans with their eclectic songs and strong musicianship. Performing songs from their latest release, Come Back As Rain as well as material from their earlier albums, GOW is making a name...
Posted on Oct 7, 2012
Grammy Award-winning music legend Kenny Rogers made a stop in Alpharetta, GA, on his book tour in support of the release of his autobiography, Luck Or Something Like It. For more than half a century, Rogers has been a fixture on the international music scene, recording some of the most revered music around the world. Now for the first time, this entertainment icon details his fascinating lifelong journey and incredible rise to fame with his memoir, out on William Morrow publishing (Hardcover; $27.99).
Posted on Oct 7, 2012
Mega-hit rockers Journey, along with Loverboy, made a stop on their 2012 tour at Aaron's Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA., where they performed all their well-known hits for the packed audience. Opening the show, Loverboy took the stage and rocked the house with "Turn Me Loose," "Working For The Weekend" and the rest of their top hits. Journey, fronted by lead singer Arnel Pineda, kept the crowd on their feet and dancing in the aisles with such chart toppers as "Any Way You Want It," "Open Arms," Don't Stop Believin'" and the rest of their ...
Posted on Oct 7, 2012
Belgian born, Australian singer Wouter "Wally" De Backer, also known as Gotye (pronounced Go-Tee-Yea), made a stop on his tour at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA. He performed an eclectic blend of indie-pop songs including his mega hit "Somebody I Used To Know. Opening the night was multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist, Jonti, who performs a combination of techno-electronic DJ music and instrumental pop. Supporting Gotye in Atlanta was Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress Missy Higgins, who wowed...
Posted on Oct 3, 2012
Grammy-award winning pop artist Fiona Apple and her band made a stop at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, where she performed her hits and music from her new album, The Idler Wheel, for a near capacity crowd of fans. Sitting behind the keys of a grand piano, Apple treated the audience to an evening of music and stories from her life. OPening for Apple was her touring guitarist, Blake Mills. Under the light of a single spot, Mills showed off his guitar chops and did a good job of warming up the crowd. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
Posted on Oct 3, 2012
Mark Tremonti, the Grammy award winning guitarist with album sales exceeding 40 Million, brought his tour to Nashville Oct 2nd to the Exit/In. The Creed and Alterbridge guitarist played to a packed venue fresh off the release of his debut album “All I Was”. Along with Tremonti, 21 year old Wolfgang Van Halen performed on bass which was something special to all. Wolfgang, the son of Eddie Van Halen, has been touring with Tremonti since replacing original bassist Brian Marshall. Van Halen plans on completing the tour this year with Tremonti.
Posted on Sep 30, 2012
The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards were held at the Atlanta Civic Center in the southern capital, where some of the genre's top stars came out to honor the best in the industry with the awards. Attending artists included T.I., Busta Rhymes, Uncle, Luke, Diddy, Miguel, Akon, Fat Joe, Wiz Khalifa and many more. Stars walked the red carpet before heading in for the show, which was hosted by actor/comedian Mike Epps. The 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards will be aired on BET on October 9th. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
Posted on Sep 28, 2012
It was a night of alt metal rock and roll at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta when Seether took the stage, along with their support acts Sick Puppies, Kyng and Young Guns. Known for such hits as "Broken", "Remedy", "Truth" and "The Gift", the threesome made up of vocalist Shaun Morgan, bass player Dale Stewart and drummer John Humphrey brought the Atlanta fans out to pack the venue and ...
Posted on Sep 25, 2012
The Indigo Girls, along with soul sisters Larkin Poe, made a stop at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens where they performed for a sold-out crowd of fans and friends. The due, made up of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers from the Atlanta area, have been performing together since high school and entertaining audiences around the world. Larkin Poe is a folk rock band fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, formed after the disbandment of bluegrass trio The Lovell Sisters. Music News Nashville's John Davidson was on hand to capture the evening in concert.
Posted on Sep 25, 2012
The Academy of Country Music held their annual Honors Awards at The Ryman in downtown Nashville, where country stars and others walked the red carpet prior to the event. On hand were Clint Black, Pam Tillis, Hunter Hays, Jana Kramer, Luke Bryan and a number of others. The ACM Honors Awards are for Country Music industry artists and professionals who have made major accomplishments within the industry in the last year. Music News Nashville was on hand to photograph the red carpet arrivals.
Posted on Sep 19, 2012
Alt pop rocker Ben Folds brought his trio, The Ben Folds Five, to The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta where he performed for an enthusiastic crowd. Ben, along with Robert Sledge (Bass) and Darren Jessee (Drums), kept the crowd dancing along with his hits. Opening for Ben was Australian singer/songwriter Kate Miller-Heidke, a classically-trained performer who completely enthralled the crowd with her strong vocals and powerful lyrics. Performing songs with a Celtic, haunting feel to them, Miller-Heidke earned many new fans for herself in Atlanta and ...