Alex Kapranos, Bob Hardy, Paul Thompson

Franz Ferdinand Conquered Nashville

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.
M. Shadows

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones and Ghost in Atlanta

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...
Chris McKay, Jason NeSmith, Michael Guthrie

Abbey Road Live in Athens, GA

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.
FUN. In Concert in Atlanta

FUN., Hunter Hunted and Rosco Bandana in Atlanta

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...
Sigur Ros

Sigur Ros at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA

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 ...
Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck in Concert in Atlanta

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck in Atlanta

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...
Branden Schwartzzel, John Comer, Max Kuehn, Elvis Kuehn

Fidlar and The Orwells in Atlanta

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'.
Snoop Dogg hosted the BET Hip Hop Awards

2013 BET Hip Hop Awards and Red Carpet in Atlanta, GA

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.

BET Music Matters Party in Atlanta

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.
Uncle Snoop (Formerly known as Snoop Dogg)

BET Hip Hop Awards Rehearsals in Atlanta

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.
Lee Brice

Lee Brice at the North Georgia State Fair in Marietta, GA

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...
Vince Gill

Styx, Vince Gill, 5th Dimension and More at the NY State Fair

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...
Luke Steele

Empire of the Sun at The Tabernacle in Atlanta

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 ...
Kid Rock

Kid Rock and ZZ Top at Aaron's Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA

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...
Mumford & Sons and The Vaccines in Concert in Atlanta

Mumford & Sons, The Vaccines and Bear's Den in Atlanta

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...
Local Natives

Local Natives at Live on the Green in Nashville

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...
Muse in Concert in Duluth, GA

Muse With Cage The Elephant at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA

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...
Rival Sons

Rivals Sons Rocked Out Nashville All the Way

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 ...
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