Loud: adj. marked by intensity or volume. See also JUCIFER.

Jackhammers don’t compare to the quantity of sound produced by Athens, Georgia band Jucifer. The wife and husband duo of Gazelle Amber Valentine and Edgar Livengood aren’t just loud, they’re damn amazing with a pounding quality that levels everything within sight…and sound.

Opening Jucifer’s most recent visit to The Handlebar were Holding God Hostage who occupied the floor of the club with their Ft. Walton laced metal. Led by Josh Hostage (vocals), SPIT (guitar), J. Jacobs (guitar), Bytchin Lisa (bass) and Amonra (drums) the band survived a few technical difficulties and continued to rock the place. Lookout for a new record by them very soon.

It always starts with a bang when frontman Beav Kenoyer and the rest of Slowpoke Rodriguez (Matt Boyden (guitar), Brandon McKendrick (drums) and Jeff Walton (bass) play a show. The band is also working on a record and playing as many shows as humanly possible.

Whatever the definition, loud and heavy were all covered this night.

– Michael L. Smith