Posted on Nov 1, 2013
It was a night of heavy metal in Atlanta as Sevendust, along with Asking Alexandria and All That Remains, performed in their hometown on Halloween night. Fans came dressed as their favorite zombies and other characters, and even band members in Asking Alexandria came on stage in costumes. Fans filled The Tabernacle to rock along with their favorite bands. Some fans enjoyed a mosh pit and head-banged their way through the evening. Click on the photos below to see the ...
Posted on Oct 30, 2013
Between the press and the Idol hopefuls, it was a madhouse as the American Idol judges, along with host Ryan Seacrest, arrived at the W Hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA. Country singer Keith Urban, singer/actress Jennifer Lopez and crooner Harry Connick Jr. arrived to evaluate the singers trying out for the program. The three judges chatted with assembled press and posed for photos before entering the hotel to wrap up the audition process for the upcoming season.
Posted on Oct 29, 2013
In Printer's Alley, located in Nashville, there is a bar called Bourbon Street Blues & Bar. Most Friday nights there is a delight that is vivacious, resonant, and dynamic that wows the audience; this band is none other Cooper and The Jam. They consist of front woman, Cooper, and her band members who are an eclectic group of musicians. The dynamic between them is lively, and her interaction with the audience is very playful. She draws the crowd in with her alluring voice, which song that she...
Posted on Oct 27, 2013
On October 23rd The Lone Bellow performed at the Mercy Lounge to a sold out show. Many fans were anticipating for their performance. Nashville artist, Matthew Perryman Jones opened for the talented musical trio performing songs from his latest album Land of the Living. He brought an electrifying ethereal sound with the lap steel guitar, and a heartwarming voice to the stage. After his performance, The Lone Bellow stepped on the stage and the fans were cheering on. Zach Williams gave ...
Posted on Oct 27, 2013
Pop superstar Christina Gomez, along with Emblem3 and Christina Grimmie, performed for a packed house of enthusiastic fans at Phillips Arena in downtown Atlanta, GA. Christina Grimmie because a YouTube sensation known as zeldaxlove64 and released her debut album, Find Me, in 2011. The New Jersey native gained a slew of new fans in the southern capital as she performed originals as well as...
Posted on Oct 26, 2013
Wow, talk about memories. I was nine years old when my father, one of the organizers of the original Woodstock, let me stay up and watch John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival take the stage after the Grateful Dead and rock out the crowd of stoned hippies. (And no, John, the Dead didn't put me to sleep! I managed to keep my young eyes open to enjoy your part of the show at the first concert I ever saw.) Flash forward forty-four years and I found myself once again listening ...
Posted on Oct 25, 2013
Many longtime fans of Neko Case gathered at Nashville's Cannery Ballroom to see her perform songs from her much anticipated new album,The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Karen Elson opened the event performing songs from her debut album, The Ghost Who Walks. Karen Elson gave a delicate performance but with a spirited air which set up for Neko Case to take the stage. Neko Case delivered a deep and resonant performance.
Posted on Oct 24, 2013
Robert Randolph and The Family Band, along with The Delta Saints, made a stop on their tour at Terminal West in downtown Atlanta, GA., where they performed for a packed house of enthusiastic fans. Opening the show were Nashville's The Delta Saints, a band that admits they are neither from the Delta nor are they Saints. Comprised of Dillon Fitch (lead vocals/guitar), Ben Ringel (guitar), Dave Supica (bass), Ben Azzi (drums) and Nate Kremer (keyboards), the Delta Saints are garnering...
Posted on Oct 21, 2013
On October 17th, the Cannery Ballroom was filled with young fans anticipating for the headliner of the show, Twenty One Pilots. They were opened by the first act Sirah, a female rapper from Long Island. She delivered hard explicit lyrics with New York swag; she was very lively and kept rapping within the crowd. Second act Robert DeLong, an indietronic musician from Seattle, gave an ethereal sound with...
Posted on Oct 19, 2013
Boil, boil, toil and trouble. This ol' rock-n-roll witch is stirring up a cauldron of comments about a fantastic performance I had the privilege of catching last night. Actually, it was the two stars of the evening who put their spells on me and captivated me with their solid singing talents, witty one-liners and strong songwriting skills. Robin Meade and Victoria Shaw, backed by Andy Childs, played to a packed house at Atlanta's premiere songwriters venue, Eddie's Attic, in Decatur, GA.
Posted on Oct 17, 2013
Irish indie rock group Franz Ferdinand gave an epic show at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom. The venue was packed with many fans, and Alex Kapranos (vocal/guitar) commanded the stage by giving an energetic performance. Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards and backing vocals) equally matched Kaprano’s high energy. The band performed songs from their latest album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions, as well as from their previous albums.
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
California rockers Avenged Sevenfold, along with alt metal band Deftones and Swedish heave metal rockers Ghost, made a stop on their tour at Aaron's Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, where they performed their hits for an enthusiastic crowd of fans. Each band brought a different musical style to the evening, with Ghost dressed in their robes and masks, the Deftones performing their high-energy show and Avenged Sevenfold rocking out...
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.