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.
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 ...