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Photos: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden – Charlotte NC


Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden on their double-headliner 2014 tour.  

Photos: Gipsy Kings – Atlanta

The Gipsy Kings - Chastain Park Ampitheater, Atlanta GA - 15 Aug 2014. Photo: Maryelle St. Clare

The Gipsy Kings and their “Spanish flamenco / Romani rhapsody meets salsa funk” style tore down the house at Chastain Park in Atlanta on August 15. Dancing in the aisles was not a figure of speech at this show. It was hard to see the stage sometimes because of the mass of bodies moving to […]

Photos: The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers - at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Alpharetta GA - 25 Jul 2014+

The Avett Brothers played at Verizon Wireless in Alpharetta on May 25 with special guest, the legendary Emmylou Harris, who made a surprise appearance for one song with them on stage.  

Photos: Buckcherry – Duluth GA


Charismatic front man Josh Todd  and fellow Buckcherry band mates (Keith Nelson and Stevie D., guitars; Kelly LeMieux, bass; Xavier Muriel, drums) , brought his animated, physical, and more than slightly NC-17 style to Wild Bill’s in Duluth on May 23, headlining a triple bill with Fozzy and Kickin Valentina.

Photos: Fozzy – Wild Bill’s – Duluth GA


Fozzy, fronted by former wrestling heavyweight champion turned rock star Chris Jericho, appeared at Wild Bill’s in Duluth on 5/23 in a tour to promote their latest album due out on July 22, Do You Wanna Start A War.

Photos: Cher – Philips Arena, Atlanta


Cher at Philips Arena, Atlanta – 12 May 2014 – D2K Tour

Photos: Kickin Valentina – Duluth GA


Neil Young said it best: rock and roll can never die, and Kickin Valentina is doing their best to make sure of that.

Photos: Karmin – Center Stage – Atlanta


Infectious smiles and what seemed like a genuine surprise and appreciation of the reception given to them – it was practically impossible to leave this show feeling down or bored. Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan were in Atlanta in support of their latest release Pulses and performed a variety of songs from that album as […]

Photos: Christina Perri – “Head or Heart” tour – Atlanta


On a stage backdropped with twinkling fairy lights and before a pristine white mic festooned with flowers, Christina Perri brought her playful combination of smiles, empathetic stories of relationships gone from good to bad, boho tresses, and both wistful ballads and upbeat dance-y pop to Atlanta on April 30.Currently touring in support of her latest […]

Photos: Birdy – Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta

Birdy - at the Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta GA - 30 Apr 2014

**Birdy on an upward trajectory to the sky** Touring in support of her latest release Fire Within, Birdy brings a voice full of a soulful richness that belies her young age. She opened her set playing her first two songs on keys with two guitars backing, but the piano’s clearly audible tones are the star […]

Photos: The Darcys – at The Masquerade, Atlanta


Walking into the show was a little surprising – this was a band who I knew was up for a Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year for Warring, against darlings-of-late Arcade Fire, no less; and yet they were to appear in the smallest of the venue’s three rooms. Well I was still early […]

Photos: Gary Numan – Mercy Lounge, Nashville

Gary Numan - Mercy Lounge, Nashville - 17 Mar 2014

I don’t know how this is going to end I don’t know how this is going to change I don’t know how this is going to feel But everything comes down to this

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Royal Concept

The Royal Concept | Atlanta | 15 Nov 2013

Alternative / indie pop-rock foursome The Royal Concept – from Sweden to your house. Or close to it – a gig both intimate and on the cusp of feeling like something much much bigger, at CenterStage’s “Vinyl” venue space in Atlanta. The foursome of David Larson (vocals, guitar and keyboard), Filip Bekic (guitar), Robert Magnus […]