The Darcys – 18 Mar at The Masquerade

Coming down from from the frozen north to Atlanta on March 18 are The Darcys, an art rock band out of Toronto. Called “your new favorite band” by Nylon and more descriptively, “The Darcys embody the sort of recklessly bold artistic ambition that is significantly harder to find today” by Esquire, The Darcys are up […]

Photos: Savannah Stopover – second night

Those Darlins - Savannah Stopover Music Festival - 7 Mar 2014

More music than you can shake a drum stick at. Saw some really excellent performers – mark my words, some of them are going to be in much bigger venues within a year or two. Those Darlins Based in: Nashville Current members: Jessi Zazu, Nikki Kvarnes, Linwood Regensburg, Adrian Barrera. Playing SXSW at Cheer Up […]

Photos: Savannah Stopover 2014

Wye Oak - Savannah Stopover Music Festival - 6 Mar 2014

Opening Night! If only there were more hours in the day, or minutes in the hour – we could only get to three out of 25 (!) of the innovative and eclectic acts playing last night out at opening night of Savannah Stopover.  SS is a “stop” on the way to next week’s South by Southwest […]

Skinny Puppy imparts musical vision on both eyes and ears

Skinny Puppy - at Center Stage, Atlanta, GA - 4 Feb 2014

All rivers start at a source, and the source for much of today’s rushing-into-mainstream industrial-electronic music lies in Canada’s Skinny Puppy. Founders cEvin Key and vocalist Nivek Ogre along with Mark Walk and Justin Bennett brought their signature layered distortion sounds as well as an experimental theatre backdrop and costumes to Center Stage in Atlanta on […]

Mötley Crüe – the tour unto the death

Mötley Crüe - Vancouver BC - Aug 11 2008

With 30+ years of touring and 100 million albums behind them, Mötley Crüe has decided it would be better to die before they grow old.  The band announced a few days that they have collectively signed a binding agreement that allows for one final 72-date tour and after that, no more Crüe. With the it-goes-to-eleven presentation one […]

Featured Photo 2014-01-29: Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan - The Pogues - 9 Mar 2009

Shane MacGowan – The Pogues – Atlanta GA, 9 Mar 2009 Shane, god love him, is an extraordinarily rare talent, but it’s hard to get a good picture of him because he doesn’t have many, or any, teeth. Photography info: Camera: Nikon D300 Lens: Nikon 24-70mm constant f/ 2.8 ISO 1600, 1/100s, f/ 2.8 at […]

Grammys’ Ken Ehrlich “apologizes” to Trent Reznor: “I’m sorry he’s upset”

Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails - Atlanta GA, 10 May 2009

Grammys exec producer offers backwards non-apology to Trent Reznor for cutting out from his performance with Queens of the Stone Age In a curiously left-handed “apology” – the kind your mother would probably slap you for because what it says is “I’m not really sorry at all” – Grammys executive producer Ken Ehrlich has told […]

Trent Reznor tells Grammys where to go

That’s what I’m talking about – so glad he had just a wee bit of his Grammy disgust still hiding inside. Trent Reznor has some choice words after The Grammys cuts off the NIN / Queens of the Stone Age / Foo Fighters / Lindsey Buckingham finale. Music’s biggest night… to be disrespected. A heartfelt […]

Featured Photo 2014-01-27: Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor - Nine Inch Nails - Phoenix AZ, 05/15/09 9412-2.jpg

Trent Reznor  – Nine Inch Nails – at Phoeniz AZ, 15 May 2009. Although given last night’s Grammy debacle, I like to think of this as “Did you seriously just cut away from my act halfway through so you could thank your ad sponsors??” (For those who don’t know – The Grammys in its infinite […]

Skinny Puppy – Center Stage Atlanta Feb. 4

Touring in support of their May 2013 release Weapon as well as their catalogue dating back to before you could legally attend – Skinny Puppy is counted as an inspiration and model for many more well-known industrial / electronic bands who came after. Why not see the original?   

Alice in Chains – new US dates 2014

From their Facebook page – sadly, no Atlanta date. See previous announced dates for Australia here. Alice In Chains is pleased to announce their Spring U.S. headline tour. Pre-sale tickets will be available this Wednesday, January 29 at 10AM local time directly through General on sale begins Friday, January 31. APR 25 – Brady Theater […]

Amon Amarth: 9th album Deceiver Of The Gods brings aggressive dynamic to their melodic death metal roots

Amon Amarth - Center Stage, Atlanta GA - 24 Jan 2014

Amon Amarth’s lead singer Johan Hegg brings Thor to life in both sight and sound With their ninth album described as their most aggressive yet, Sweden’s Amon Amarth brings a catalogue heavily influenced by Norse mythology to the forefront of death metal. Stepping up from a smaller venue (The Masquerade) two years ago, AA visited […]

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl, and Lindsey Buckingham to perform at Grammys

In an announcement that has shocked the fingerless gloves off NIN fans if nothing else, NIN will be part of an all-star lineup with Dave Grohl, Queens of the Stone Age, and Lindsey Buckingham – all together on stage at the Grammys finale performance this Sunday. As reported on SPIN earlier today, the news has […]

Beats Music launches Jan. 21

Beats Music logo

The new on-demand streaming music service, with the dream team of Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine, and Trent Reznor behind it, debuts officially on Jan. 21. The catalogue has 20 million songs to start and users will be able to download songs locally that will remain playable for the duration of their subscription. For musicians the […]

Queensryche with Geoff Tate at Center Stage, Atlanta


Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, featuring Rudy Sarzo on bass, Robert Sarzo on guitar, Kelly Gray on “flying V” guitar, Randy Gane on keys, and Simon Wright on drums, touring in support of the 25th anniversary of their seminal 1988 release Operation: Mindcrime, slammed down an energetic and exciting show at Atlanta’s Center Stage on Friday, January […]

Queensryche – Jan. 10, Atlanta

Queensryche with Geoff Tate, featuring Kelly Gray, Randy Gane, Robert Sarzo, Rudy Sarzo, and Simon Wright – tonight at CenterStage in Atlanta. Get tix here. We are covering this performance – look for pictures and show notes tomorrow!

Featured Photo 2014-01-09: Tom Morello

Tom Morello - Street Sweeper Social Club - Noblesville IN - 30 May 2009 - dsc0923-600px

Tom Morello getting some birthday cake – with Street Sweeper Social Club (his band with Boots Riley), opening for Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction at Noblesville IN on May 30, 2009. Photography notes: Camera: Nikon D300 Lens: Nikon 24-70mm ISO 500, 1/200s, f/ 2.8 at 48mm

Featured Photo 2014-01-08: Liela Moss

Liela Moss - The Duke Spirit - Boston MA 02/22/09

[do_widget id=social-widget-3] Liela Moss – The Duke Spirit – Boston, MA, 2009. If I didn’t know better I’d say this was Debbie Harry in about 1980.

The Fratellis Add New North America Dates

The Fratellis - We Need Medicine

The Fratellis have added several dates including Atlanta on 2/21 at The Masquerade. More info and tix on their tour page. 2/21: Atlanta, GA @ Hell Stage (at The Masquerade) 2/22: Orlando, FL @ The Social 2/26: Vancouver, BC @ VENUE 2/27: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile 3/1: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre “She’s […]

Sage the Gemini – “Gas Pedal” remix

Sage the Gemini

Sage The Gemini’s “Gas Pedal” remix featuring IAmSu. The original came out a while back but the remix with Justin Bieber just dropped. Well … I prefer the original but you decide. Please, just don’t do the next one with Miley Cyrus. Remix: Original:

Featured Photo 2014-01-06: Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer - The Dresden Dolls - 13 Nov 2010

Amanda Palmer – The Dresden Dolls. Love her or hate her, you have to admit she is a memorable performer – whether it’s earning a living as a street performer known as “The Eight Foot Tall Bride” or removing her underwear on the red carpet or pretending to be a conjoined twin – she always […]



Queensrÿche (the Geoff Tate Queensrÿche) will be kicking off another leg of their 25th anniversary “Operation: Mindcrime Tour” in Jacksonville on January 8. The inclusion of Geoff’s name is needed because there are actually two bands named Queensrÿche – the more or less original one (with Geoff Tate) and the one that resulted from a legal […]

Savannah Stopover – March 6-8, 2014


The Savannah Stopover music festival will be held this year from March 6-8, in, you guessed it, Savannah, GA.  Savannah Stopover is held the week before SXSW and is an opportunity for bands traveling down I-95 on the way to Austin, or who just want to do a final dress rehearsal before the really big […]

Terminal West King Plow

Terminal West King Plow, Atlanta – event calendar and show schedule Jan. 4 Sat. – Indigo Girls -A benefit for 20 YEARS of Southerners On New Ground (SONG) – w/ guest Shirlette Ammons Jan 16 Thurs. – MarchFourth Marching Band Jan 18 Sat. – Daft Phunk: A Night of Earphunk and Daft Punk Songs […]