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 ...
Posted on Sep 17, 2012
Guitarist Lou Pallo and the Les Paul Trio were joined by several special guests in celebrating the release of his new CD/DVD, Thank You Les, which pays tribute to the legendary Les Paul, for two shows on Monday, September 10, at the Iridium in New York City. The shows were preceded by a special screening of the documentary film that comprises the DVD disc in the set. An amazing array of all-star musicians joined Lou Pallo that night, including Steve Miller (who also penned the package’s liner notes), Johnny A, Arlen...
Posted on Sep 14, 2012
Rockstar energy drink has raised the amps for their Uproar Festival, which has been hitting cities across the U.S. since August 17, and continuing until September 30. With mainstage bands like Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Adelitas Way, along with numerous second stage bands rocking throughout the afternoon, the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival has kept fans on their feet and rocking out from early afternoon until the wee hours of the morning. Music News Nashville's John Davidson was on hand to capture the Atlanta stop in photos.
Posted on Sep 8, 2012
Scottish alt-rock band Jesus & Mary Chain made a stop on their tour at The Variety Playhouse in the Little Five Points district of downtown Atlanta, GA. Founding members Jim and William Reid have put their band back together in 2007 after an 8 year break and have been recording and touring since, garnering new fans and pleasing the old ones with new music. Photographer John Davidson was on hand for Music News Nashville and captured the evening in photos.
Posted on Sep 8, 2012
Hit rockers Train made a stop at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA., as part of their California 37 tour in support of their new album by the same name. They performed music from the new project, as well as their well-known hits "Drops of Jupiter" and "Hey Soul Sister" for the sold-out crowd of fans. OPening the show was rising alt-indie rocker Andy Grammer, along with Mat Kearney. Both performed songs for the crowd, gaining new fans and pleasing old ones. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
Posted on Sep 5, 2012
Cambridge, UK-based The Treatment has been out on tour with KISS and Motley Crue, and they made a stop at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, where they performed for a sold-out crowd of fans. The Treatment, made up of Dhani Mansworth, Rick Newman, Ben Brookland, Tagore Gray and Matt Jones, has been garnering rave critical reviews with their performances both with KISS and in their own headlining club performances. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture The Treatment in concert.
Posted on Sep 5, 2012
Mega-hit rockers KISS made a stop on their tour at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, TN, where they performed for a sold-out crowd of fans including many stars from the rock and country scene who live in Music City. Comprised of original founding members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, along with drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer, KISS put on a spectacular light and pyrotechnics show that wowed the crowd in the packed venue. The makeup-covered faces of KISS are, as Gene Simmons put it, more ...
Posted on Sep 4, 2012
Artist, producer, songwriter and mega-rockers KISS frontman Gene Simmons attended a private, invite-only breakfast sponsored by SOLID, the Society of Leaders in Development in Nashville made up of music industry representatives. Along with Simmons, Kiss' long-time manager, Doc McGhee, spoke before the packed hall about the history of the rock band, tales from the road and career choices that have put them on the top of the rock and roll world. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the event in photos.
Posted on Sep 2, 2012
Day two of the Budweiser Downtown Touchdown festival saw performances by country music acts The Lost Trailers and Heidi Newfield, and hit rockers Sister Hazel and Smashmouth. First up for the day was The Lost Trailers, who performed their charted hits as well as some new material. Heidi Newfield next took the stage, wowing...
Posted on Sep 1, 2012
Legendary Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd performed at Turner Field in Atlanta after an Atlanta Braves baseball game. The crowd enjoyed all their hits, as well as newer material from their latest release, Last of a Dyin' Breed. Fronted by Johnny Van Zant, younger brother of the late Ronnie Van Zant, Lynyrd Skynyrd treated the post-Atlanta Braves crowd to "Sweet Home Alabama," "Give Me Three Steps," "Free Bird," and more on the balmy summer night under the lights. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
Posted on Aug 31, 2012
Country supergroup Lonestar, reunited with original lead singer Richie McDonald, performed in downtown Atlanta as part of the Budweiser Downtown Touchdown two-day festival. Lonestar performed all their hits as well as material from their upcoming album, including the first single "The Countdown." Also performing as part of day 1 of the festival was Season 11 American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. Phillips ...
Posted on Aug 27, 2012
The Tedeschi Trucks Band, along with the legendary BB King, made a stop at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA, where they performed for a packed venue of fans. Opening the show was the legendary blues man, BB King, who, at 86 years old, still takes the stage and plays his custom "Lucille" Gibson guitar and wows the crowd with his outstanding chops. Following him was the Tedeschi Trucks Band, a blues rock group fronted by veteran performers and husband/wife duo Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. Music News Nashville was on hand ...
Posted on Aug 25, 2012
Jam rockers Phish made a stop on their Summer Tour at Aaron's Lakewood Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA, where they performed for a sold-out crowd of fans. Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Page McConnell and John Fishman kept the audience on their feet and singing along with the hits as the sweet smell of party favors wafted through the arena. Like the Deadheads of the past with the Grateful Dead, Phish fans follow the band to every stop. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture photos of the evening.
Posted on Aug 25, 2012
Country legend Loretta Lynn made a stop on her tour at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in Atlanta, where she performed her 50 years of hits for her enthusiastic fans. The Coal Miner's Daughter is still in her top form after 5 decades in the music business, with a voice that sounds as good now as it did twenty and thirty years ago. Lynn graced the stage in a "Gone With The Wind" style flowing blue dress after...
Posted on Aug 24, 2012
Country super duo Sugarland made a stop on their tour at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta, GA, where they performed for a packed house of hometown fans. Jennifer Nettles, displaying her baby bump on stage, and Kristian Bush performed their hits and more. Opening for Sugarland was Dave Stewart, former Eurythmics frontman. Dave performed his originals as well as Eurythmics songs...