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September 2011

* Dax Riggs, Brooks Hubbert @ Vinyl Music Hall. 09/21/11

Dax Riggs went from silent to heartbreaking in one song. With a cover of Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel, the Evansville, Indiana born singer captured the tune penned by Tommy Durden and Mae Boren Axten, grabbed it by the throat, embraced... Continue Reading →

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* Awesome Mondays @ The 5 ½ Bar Bar. Billy the Kid & The Southside Boys, Rob Dill. Plus Brooks Hubbert & Evan Levin @ Vinyl Music Hall. 09/19/11

With the grace of Abbagnato and the daring of Kaupus, a red-eye flight was taken mid-song by Billy the Kid Pettinger. Alone on stage with her acoustic guitar, the musician took a small breath, widened her gaze and opened her... Continue Reading →

* CANCER SUCKS: Benefit For Joey Harrison. Tribe Zion, Betsy Badwater & The Hillbilly Chrome, Jeff Glickman Trio @ Vinyl Music Hall. 09/09/11

"We love Joey! We love Joey! We love Joey!" That was the chant for a friend and the prevailing subtext of the benefit for Harrison and his family during the Cancer Sucks: Benefit for Joey Harrison. What started as a... Continue Reading →

* Rock Allegiance Tour. Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., RED @ The Amphitheater at The Wharf. Orange Beach, Alabama. 09/08/11

Setting fire to the book of adolescent despair with one of the most recognized riffs in modern, hard-rock history, guitarist Jerry Horton led the crowd into the most aggressive moment of the night as Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix reached... Continue Reading →

* Vans Warped Tour Part III. The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Miss May I. @ Lakewood Amphitheatre. Atlanta, Ga. 08/01/11

Running into the final hours of the 2011 Vans Warped Tour, the music grew even heavier under the festive tents and dark skies of Atlanta, Georgia. With a league of grey clouds submitting the sun, the threat of rain promised... Continue Reading →

* Nekromantix, The Howlers, Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs @ Vinyl Music Hall. 09/02/11

It was an evening tryst with the Devil. As the sun ran like hell from the ivory moon and her black shadows of night, rock fury descended onto the stage as the Nekromantix had their pleasure with the Vinyl Music... Continue Reading →

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