* Man or Astroman?, The Octopus Project @ Vinyl Music Hall.10/27/12

Man or Astroman? were the first surf/rock punk band I ever saw. They were also the last band I ever watched at the old Sluggo’s on Intendencia Street. Leaning on the the second-story railing watching the floor and a stage... Continue Reading →

* Modern English, Deadly Fists of Kung Fu (Performing as The Exploding Boys: A Tribute to The Cure) @ Vinyl Music Hall + INTERVIEW W/ DEADLY FISTS OF KUNG FU. 09/27/11

"Morrissey must hate fat girls." And with that observation by guitarist Jason Hurt, I was given notice as what to expect when I stepped outside to interview the men of Deadly Fists of Kung Fu on a night when they... Continue Reading →

* 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 →

* 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 →

* 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 →

* JTX, Deadly Fists of Kung Fu, Skin Wiggin @ Vinyl Music Hall. + INTERVIEW W/ JTX. 08/26/11

Part Detroit-Determination and part California-Cool, JTX brought their All-Party, Pop-Parade to Downtown Pensacola as their single "Love in America" is dominating the top of personal playlists, airwaves and satellite radio stations around the world. Returning to the Vinyl Music Hall... 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 →

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