Posted on Nov 23, 2012
Country superstar Martina McBride opened her "The Joy of Christmas" tour at the historic Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta, GA., where she performed her favorite Christmas classics and more for the sold-out audience. McBride performed only two of her mega-hits, "Always" and "In My Daughter's Eyes," while - instead - focusing on the songs of the season. McBride's incomparable voice and commanding stage presence turned the Fox into a winter wonderland as she sang "Oh Holy Night," "White Christmas" and many more. Music News ...
Posted on Nov 21, 2012
Hit heavy metal rockers Lamb of God brought their tour to The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, GA, where they performed for for a packed house of black-clad fans. Supporting Lamb of God were In Flames, Hellyeah and Sylosis. The crowd was crowd-surfing and, with the closing song of the night, performed the "wall of death" where two halfs of the venue line up opposite each other and, with full steam, crash together like one huge mosh pit. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
Posted on Nov 20, 2012
Supergroup Asia made a stop at the Variety Playhouse in the Little Five Points district of Atlanta, GA., where they performed their hits, as well as material from more recent albums, for the sold-out crowd. Made up of John Wetton (former bassist/vocalist of such bands as King Crimson, Roxy Music, and Uriah Heep), Steve Howe (guitarist of Yes), Geoff Downes (keyboardist of Yes and The Buggles) and drummer Carl Palmer (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, and Atomic Rooster), Asia kept the crowd on their feet, dancing along to the well-known songs. Prior to the show, the guys met with fans, signed autographs and posed for photos. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
Posted on Nov 19, 2012
Brooklyn-based psychedelic pop band Yeasayer made a stop at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, GA., where they performed their known hits along with new material for the enthusiastic crowd. The band, made up of members Chris Keating (KB/Lead Vocals), Anand Wilder (guitar), Ira Wolf Tuton (bass) and Cale Parks (drums), kept the crowd swaying and cheering along with their music. Music News Nashville was on hand to capture the evening in photos.
Posted on Nov 18, 2012
Legendary artist Madonna brought her MDNA world tour to Phillips Arena in downtown Atlanta, GA. She performed her hits, as well as material from her new album, MDNA, for the sold out crowd. The Material Girl sang and danced across what is one of the most elaborate stage setups in tour history, with flying drummers, multiple huge video screens and moving components that, when all combined, weigh nearly 100,000 pounds. Fans in the southern capital were treated to an astonishing performance by the superstar, who is still selling out major venues and keeping...
Posted on Nov 14, 2012
Punk rockers Social Distortion, out on tour across the U.S., made a stop at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, GA., where they performed for a packed house of fans. Best known for their hits like "Ball and Chain", "Story of My Life", and the cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire", the band kept the energy flowing throughout the evening, giving the crowd their money's worth and keeping them dancing and singing along with the music. Photographer John E. Davidson was on hand to capture the evening in photos for Music News Nashville.
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.