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Photos: HELLYEAH – Duluth GA

Hellyeah - at Gwinett Arena, Duluth GA - 11 Oct 2014

**HELLYEAH at Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, GA, with Volbeat and Five Finger Death Punch** Heavy metal supergroup (members from Mudvayne, Nothingface, Pantera) HELLYEAH joined Volbeat and Five Finger Death Punch for a three-way metalfest at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth on Oct 11, in support of their fourth studio release, Blood for Blood […]

Photos: Five Finger Death Punch – Duluth, GA

11 Oct 2014, Duluth GA: Five Finger Death Punch -  Ivan Moody, vocals; Zoltan Bathory, guitars; Jason Hook, guitars; Chris Kael, bass; Jeremy Spencer, drums. At Gwinnett Arena, playing with Hellyeah and Volbeat.

Heavy metal powerhouse Five Finger Death Punch in Duluth, GA, on October 11 Scroll to end for full gallery.  Five Finger Death Punch, known familiarly to their devoted fans as 5FDP, continued their highly anticipated double-headliner tour with Volbeat at Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, GA. With five studio albums, an EP, and assorted singles and […]

Photos: Volbeat at Gwinnett Arena

Michael Poulsen - Volbeat - at Gwinnett Arena, Duluth GA - 11 Oct 2014

Danish metal band Volbeat played the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, GA, on October 11, in a triple bill with Hellyeah and Five Finger Death Punch Fronted by singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen, the band (Rob Caggiano on lead guitar,  Anders Kjølholm on bass, and Jon Larsen on drums) delivered a raucous set in […]

Photos: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden – Charlotte NC


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

Photos: Emily Kinney – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur GA


Emily Kinney, singer-songwriter who also plays Beth Greene on the AMC TV series “The Walking Dead,” played at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA, on 8/23.

Photos: OneRepublic – Atlanta

OneRepublic - Aaron's Ampitheater at Lakewood - Atlanta, GA, 19 Aug 2014. On the "Native Summer" tour.

Colorado’s own OneRepublic played at Aaron’s Ampitheater (aka Lakewood) in Atlanta for their “Native Summer” tour on August 19.

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: 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 […]

UPCOMING: Kickin Valentina, Fozzy, and Buckcherry


Kickin Valentina – one of our favorite up-and-coming Atlanta bands – will be opening for Buckcherry this Friday, 23 May, at Wild Bill’s in Duluth. KV is, to turn a phrase, for those who are ready to ROCK. This four-piece comprised of Heber Pampillon on guitar, Chris Taylor on bass, Jimmy Berdine on drums, and Joe Edwards’s […]

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 […]

Queensryche settles legal dispute over name


**The Tale of Two Queensryches has come to an end** After a two-year legal dispute, the question about “which Queensryche” gets to use the name has been settled. Geoff Tate, lead vocalist and quintessential front man of the original band out of Bellevue, WA, has after 30+ years lost the right to use the trademark […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Featured Photo 2013-12-31: Phish

Phish at Bonnaroo 2009, Manchester TN

Phish at Bonnaroo 2009. This is cropped in, I think, 16:9 because the stage is so high at Bonnaroo that unless you are a giant or using a monopod, or are able to go quite far down the center aisle to shoot, it’s impossible to get anything without a huge hunk of stage right in […]

Featured Photo 2013-12-30: Josh Freese

Josh Freese | Long Beach, CA | 2 May 2009

[do_widget id=social-widget-3] Having lunch with Josh Freese, wife Nicole, and son Hunter, during his fairly bizarre (in a good way) promotions for his Since 1972 solo release. Purchase packages ranged from a 5-minute call with him to his being your servant for a couple of weeks and getting to ride around LA in Danny Carey’s […]

Featured Photo 2013-12-27: Nine Inch Nails

Nine Nich Nails walking out to "Somwhat Damaged" at The Bowery, New York, 22 Aug 2009

Nine Inch Nails. First moments of first show of the then-said-to-be-the-last NIN tour. (Later made moot by the decision to do another tour.) The Bowery Ballroom, New York, 22 Aug 2009. Photography equipment notes: Camera: Nikon D300 Lens: Nikon 24-70mm ISO 1000, 1/100s, f/ 2.8 at 48mm