Photos by Ryan Swerdlin, Recap by Max Stewart For those who have witnessed Billy Strings live in the last few years as he has ascended into another musical realm, consider yourselves lucky. Strings taps into something so pure and awe-inspiring, it is almost hard to comprehend. Every performance feels like seeing lightning in a bottle, but after… Read More Billy Strings is Bringing Bluegrass to Arenas, And We Are Here For It
Photos and Review by Max Stewart Alice in Chains always seemed to be the most ‘grunge’ band to come out of that scene in the 90s. Sure, it can be argued that grunge as a term really means nothing and was scrambled together by the music business to try and make sense of the sound… Read More Jerry Cantrell Reaffirms Elite Grunge Status at The Eastern in Atlanta
Photos and Review by Stephen Bloch There are a handful of bands that come to mind when thinking about prototypic southern rock. From the past, The Allman Brothers, Little Feat, and ZZ Top are the legends, but no other band epitomizes the sound more today than Drive-By Truckers, hailing out of Athens, GA (no slight… Read More Drive-By Truckers’ Southern Sound Makes it to Milwaukee – Photos and Review
Photos and Review by Max Stewart Listening to Dropkick Murphys in March is like listening Nat King Cole or Bing Crosby at Christmastime, it just feels right. The Massachusetts band has a way of getting the St. Patrick’s Day spirit going like no one else. They have mastered the perfect blend of Celtic songs with… Read More Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Tour Lifts Spirits in Atlanta – Photos and Review
Photos by Ryan Swerdlin, Recap by Max Stewart Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (JRAD) have continued their upward trajectory in popularity over the last few years, honoring the expansive catalog of the Grateful Dead while bringing energetic new life to all of their songs. Any fan of bands that stretch it out (aka ‘jam bands’) must… Read More Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Elevate The Dead’s Catalog in Atlanta – Photos and Recap
Photos and Recap by Max Stewart Musicians with real chops are having a moment. If you ignore the vast majority of the Top 40, there are waves of superb artists having major success thanks to a blend of stellar songwriting and quality musicianship. Music fans are tired of auto-tune and vapid pop nonsense. Billy Strings,… Read More Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley: From Grateful Dead Covers to Great Originals, Their Jaw-Dropping Show Must Be Seen Live
Photos and Review by Max Stewart Bob Weir will forever be part of the cultural fabric of music as a founding member of the iconic jam pioneers, The Grateful Dead. After the untimely passing of Jerry Garcia, Weir has created many musical projects with the band’s extensive catalog as a centerpiece to them all (including… Read More Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Close Out Epic Weekend
Photos and Review by Porter Byers There aren’t too many bands in the DMV that are writing and performing good ‘ol rock’n’roll these days. We have go-go and funk and punk but the Cassaday Concoction offer a rare gem to the area in the way of original songwriting. Their rock has a dash of blues,… Read More The Cassaday Concoction Brings a Blended Brew of Rock to D.C.
Photos and Review by Max Stewart John Mellencamp‘s music has always pulled at the heartstrings of America, with lyrics that evoke the many range of emotions that encapsulate life of the working class: joy, heartbreak, despair, love, and all things in between. Many of his songs have an upbeat sense of optimism while reflecting on… Read More John Mellencamp Provides Multi-Generational Memories at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre
Photos by Mark Raker & Review by Dan Rozman On Thursday, January 19th the Del McCoury Band started a three-night sold out show run at the Barns at Wolf Trap in Virginia. This was the first time Del has played out “since I don’t know when.” He claimed he was out of practice but the… Read More Del McCoury Band – The Barns at Wolf Trap in Virginia – Review and Photos of Night One
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