Posted on Oct 13, 2013
Since 2002, Abbey Road LIVE! has been rocking the music of the Beatles at clubs, theatres, festivals, and private events around the country. The band brought their show back to their hometown of Athens, GA., where they performed at the Georgia Theatre for a crowd of Beatles fans who sang along with the timeless hits. As the date of the show was the day after John Lennon's birthday, the evening was devoted to Lennon songs, including solo work as well as Beatles' hits.
Posted on Oct 9, 2013
Like I've said many times before, being a rocker chick from the 70's and 80's means big hair bands and hard rock. So, I always find it unusual when I end up enjoying something completely different from my usual musical tastes, which is what happened on Tuesday night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA. I had the pleasure of seeing hit pop rockers FUN., along with Hunter Hunted and Rosco Bandana. Opening the evening was Mississippi septet...
Posted on Oct 6, 2013
Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros brought their ethereal sound to the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in downtown Atlanta, where they performed for a crowd of swaying enthusiastis under a warm autumn night sky. Called a cross between Pink Floyd and Radiohead, Sigur Ros incorporates a combination of classical and minimalist aesthetic elements into their music. Frontman Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson on lead vocals and bowed guitar, bassist Georg "Goggi" Hólm and drummer ...
Posted on Oct 5, 2013
Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson and legendary rock guitarist Jeff Beck brought their co-headlining tour to the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, where they performed many of their hits for the enthusiastic fans of all ages who came to see them under the warm, autumn evening stars. It was a night of memories as the two music veterans and their bands performed separate sets, then joined together at the end of the show. Opening the evening, Brian Wilson took the stage...
Posted on Oct 5, 2013
Los Angeles-based skate punk / garage punk band Fidlar, along with Elmhurst, Ill. rock band The Orwells, made a stop on their tour at The Drunken Unicorn in downtown Atlanta. Bringing their unique sound to the southern capital, the two bands kept the crowd "surfing" and "pounding heads" throughout the evening. Fidlar's name is an acronym for "Fuck It Dog, Life's a Risk", a skate boarder's mantra. In 2012, FIDLAR were named one of Stereogum's '40 Best New Bands of 2012'.
Posted on Sep 29, 2013
BET held their 2013 Hip Hop Awards at the Atlanta Civic Center in downtown Atlanta, where hip hop and rap stars, along with actors and more walked the red carpet prior to the show. Hosted by Uncle Snoop (formerly known as Snoop Dogg), the show featured artists like Diddy, Rick Ross, Future and many more who entertained both industry vets and fans alike. Along with the performances, awards were presented to a number of recipients including Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz and MC Lyte.
Posted on Sep 28, 2013
Prior to the BET Hip Hop Awards, a party was held by BET Music Matters, the initiative that highlights emerging new artists by showcasing their talents through live performances including special appearances at BET events, monthly showcases and the Music Matters Tour. Several BET Hip Hop Awards nominees, along with other artists and music industry vets, attended the party held at the 12th Hotel in downtown Atlanta.
Posted on Sep 28, 2013
The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards were held in Atlanta on Sept. 28th, and on the Friday before the show rehearsals were held for some of the performers including Uncle Snoop (formerly known as Snoop Dogg), Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, Rocko and Rich Home Quan. Production of the show set all lighting and sound, choreographed the artists on stage and prepared the Atlanta Civic Center for the taping of the show.
Posted on Sep 25, 2013
Country star Lee Brice brought his rockin' show to the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta, GA. Brice, a favorite among the female fans, treated the crowd to songs from his albums Love Like Crazy and Hard To Love, including his number one hits "A Woman Like You," "Hard To Love" and "I Drive Your Truck". Brice began his career as a songwriter, penning hits for artists like Jason Aldean and Garth Brooks. Lee Brice brings high energy to the stage and keeps fans on their feet with his powerful...
Posted on Sep 25, 2013
The 5th Dimension, featuring Florence LaRue, performed at the New York State Fair's Chevy Court Stage in a heatwave that felt more like down 'South' rather than in those 'Yankee' states. They brought out the smiles and tears as they performed their iconic songs 'Up, up and away', 'Stone Soul Picnic' and 'Wedding Bell Blues'. Throughout their performance they connected with the crowd which was evident by the number of people who sang-along. Not to be outdone, they even poked a...
Posted on Sep 19, 2013
Australian electronic dance music duo Empire of the Sun brought their theatrical stage show to The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta. They performed for a packed venue of fans, many of whom dressed in costumes like their favorite band, complete with face paint and more. The walls throbbed with the deep beat of the music which included songs from their latest release, Ice on the Dune, as well as their hits from Walking on a Dream. Among fans in the house were cast members of Dumb ...
Posted on Sep 15, 2013
Detroit rapper / rocker Kid Rock, along with legendary rockers ZZ Top, made a stop on their tour at Aaron's Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA., where they performed for a sold-out crowd. Following up on his promise to provide inexpensive tickets and vending items, Kid Rock provided fans with $20 tickets and low-cost hot dogs and beer. Opening the evening was ZZ Top, comprised of Billy Gibbons, Dusty...
Posted on Sep 11, 2013
Sometimes it sucks being a girl; putting on makeup, fixing the hair just right and (egad!!!) choosing which pair of stiletto heels to wear with the shirt and skirt. In other words, it means I sometimes run late and don't get to where I need to be on time. Such was the case last night at the Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road show in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, when we missed the start time of the opening act, Bear's Den. Hence, no photos of them. Even though we didn't...
Posted on Sep 6, 2013
L.A. band, Local Natives came to Nashville to perform at Live on the Green, which is a free show that is located near Nashville’s City Hall. The show was packed with dedicated fans and local citizens. The band finished their European tour, and now commencing another tour in the United States. Taylor Rice (vocals, guitar) stated, “We feel that Nashville is our homecoming show…” which made the audience cheer. They performed their hits songs from their albums Gorilla Manor, and Humming...
Posted on Sep 5, 2013
I'm a rocker chick! I love good rock 'n roll bands like AC/DC, Foreigner and all the rest of the classic groups with whom I grew up. That said, bands like Muse and Cage the Elephant are opening my eyes to the new generations of rock bands that have had the torch passed to them. I'm finding myself broadening my horizons, and enjoying the pleasure of great shows with performers like these two bands I caught last night in Duluth, GA. Opening the show was Bowling Green, Kentucky's Cage the...
Posted on Sep 1, 2013
Rival Sons, based in southern California, kicked butt like the true Rock 'n Rollers they are to a packed house at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. They performed songs like "Wild Animal" and "All the Way" from their latest album, Head Down. They also performed their hit single "Pressure and Time", which drove their fans to a frenzy as the music pounded the rafters. The show ...
Posted on Aug 30, 2013
Fight or Flight gave powerful yet intimate performance at Nashville’s Exit/In. They performed to a relatively large crowd that is obviously fans of Disturbed and Evans Blue. The group performed songs from their new album A Life By Design?. They are currently on their fist tour, and are excited to meet new fans and fans from their previous bands. Performing at well sized venues, Fight or Flight are comfortable to say that they are fighting through to get more fans through their music.
Posted on Aug 25, 2013
Legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong made a stop on their new tour at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, where they chatted about there careers while telling jokes, and performed with Tower of Power and WAR for a venue full of both old hippies and new fans. Opening the show was Shelby Chong, Tommy's wife, who joked about her life with the funnyman. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are working on a sequel to Up In Smoke, with a release date yet to be announced.
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