* 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 →

* Vans Warped Tour Part II. Against Me!, A Skylit Drive, D.R.U.G.S., The Acacia Strain, The Narrative. @ Lakewood Amphitheatre. Atlanta, Ga. 08/01/11

"Expect your every need to be met. Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level." -Eileen Caddy. The Egyptian born, Irish raised, New Age author who passed away in 2006, wasn't talking about the longest running annual... Continue Reading →

* Vans Warped Tour 2011 Part I. August Burns Red, Asking Alexandria, Gym Class Heroes, Abandon All Ships @ Lakewood Amphitheatre. Atlanta, Ga. 08/01/11

Heavy music is alive and well-represented on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Created in 1994 by Kevin Lyman, the tour kicked off its partnership with Vans in the summer of 1995 and has become the longest running annual tour in... Continue Reading →

* Ballyhoo!, The Bastard Suns @ Vinyl Music Hall. 07/17/11

The Summer Soundsystem Tour hit Downtown Pensacola, Florida as Ballyhoo! invaded Vinyl Music Hall with The Bastard Suns for a reggae-vibe induced night of punk sounds. I missed local group Operation Hennessey’s set and by the time I made it... Continue Reading →

* CockFight, Pink Pompeii @ The Handlebar. 06/23/11

Beer Buffett plus live music always make for intriguing bedfellows and so was the case when CockFight and Pink Pompeii hit The Handlebar on Thursday night. Whirling in from the streets of Atlanta, Georgia and spinning their electro, rock, folk... Continue Reading →

* Back Pockets, Company of Ghosts, Polyamory, Over Stars and Gutters @ Sluggo’s Vegetarian Restaurant. + INTERVIEW W/ Company of Ghosts. 06/09/11

On a night that featured Back Pockets (Atlanta, Georgia) Over Stars and Gutters (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) and two local groups, Polyamory and Company of Ghosts, musicians Patrick Hutchinson, Chris Stokes and Ali Roudabush shared some time to answer a few... Continue Reading →

* The Constellations, Deadly Fists of Kung Fu, Mr. Fahrenheit @ Vinyl Music Hall. 04/16/11

During their amusement park ride set of rock n’ soul, keyboardist Jamie Gordon stood in front of the microphone and personally thanked local band Mr. Fahrenheit for bringing back the “sexy saxophone.” Adding that, when The Constellations return to Pensacola,... Continue Reading →

* Robert Randolph And The Family Band, The Constellations @ Vinyl Music Hall. 02/08/11

Dear Santa Claus, Paraphrasing boxing legend Muhammad Ali, I want you to know that "Robert Randolph is a baaaaad man!" Christmas came early this year as Vinyl Music Hall gave the gift of rock n’ soul to another sold out... Continue Reading →

* Drive-By Truckers, Futurebirds @ Vinyl Music Hall. 01/26/11

After sharing nearly a solid hour and a half of heartfelt songs with the Vinyl Music Hall crowd, Patterson Hood stood in front of the sold-out audience, embraced the cheers and graciously returned the adulation with a humble smile and... Continue Reading →

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