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*TALES FROM THE HARDDRIVE: Wild Night for Wildlife: Mixed Genre Throwdown at The Handlebar 04/11/14

A fire burns. The flame dies over time, but the memory lasts just short of forever. On a Friday night in 2014, this all happened at The Handlebar. In a rolling roulette of sound, friends lit a memory. It started... Continue Reading →

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* Tales From the Harddrive: Words with Jimmy Carter. Blind Boys of Alabama @ Vinyl Music Hall 04/04/14

“Early morning, April four, Shots ring out in the Memphis sky. Free at last, they took your life. They could not take your pride.” – U2 “Pride (In the Name of Love) Exactly 46 years after the assassination of Dr.... Continue Reading →

* TALES FROM THE HARD DRIVE: Geto Boys–Reunion Tour: Scarface, Willie D., Bushwick Bill w/ Big Lo, Cut Throat, Mz Serious, Sincere Logic @ Vinyl Music Hall 06/06/13

My mind was playing tricks on me. On June 6th, 2013, I thought I saw the Geto Boys live and reunited. And the craziest part…Scarface grabbed a guitar and hit the crowd with Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here”. It... Continue Reading →

* SARAH JAROSZ & PARKER MILLSAP @ VINYL MUSIC HALL. INTERVIEW W/ AND 5 BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR SARAH JAROSZ

On Oct. 3rd, Sir Elton John posted a quote and a photo of himself standing between two artists. His Instagram account praised, “Last night in Atlanta I saw one of the best concerts I have ever seen.” What Elton John... Continue Reading →

* ANTHRAX, DEATH ANGEL @ Club LA. INTERVIEW W/ CHARLIE BENANTE

Dear Anthrax, I’m sorry, but Tim couldn’t make it. You rocked Club LA and of all the people there, one of your biggest fans wasn’t. “Anthrax saved my life,” he said. A few nights after that epic show, we were... Continue Reading →

* Big Lo “Magnum Opiates” Album Release Party @ Vinyl Music Hall + INTERVIEW W/ JAMES “BIG LO” LOPEZ 01/11/2013

“Welcome to my world, where there’s vice everywhere. Where the bullets have no name and your Christ don’t care. Welcome to my world.” – James “Big Lo” Lopez “Welcome to My World” In one of the most brutal genres of... Continue Reading →

* Punk Rock Holiday Local Showcase: Earl’s Killer Squirrel, Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs, Operation Hennessey, Guts For Glory @ Vinyl Music Hall. 12/29/12

I’ve never seen it before, but I hope to see it again. Earl Lyon, frontman and founder of Pensacola’s longest running punk band, put down his guitar and finished the band’s set like a punk rock crooner. As the headlining... Continue Reading →

* Chris Thomas King, Betsy Badwater Holiday Show @ Vinyl Music Hall + INTERVIEW W/ CHRIS THOMAS KING 12/15/2013

It was a bluesy Christmas in Pensacola, Florida as Chris Thomas King performed a special Holiday concert at Vinyl Music Hall.   One week before a special concert that featured Betsy Badwater as the opening act, the King of 21st... Continue Reading →

* Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes, Mama Lucky Band @ Vinyl Music Hall + INTERVIEW W/ GRAYSON CAPPS 12/07/12

“On some back road to Mississippi” is where I had the most recent conversation with Grayson Capps. Somewhere in the middle of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the end of the world, Capps shared another comforting dose of wisdom and humor for... Continue Reading →

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