Envy on the Coast / Anberlin / Taking Back Sunday at Masquerade

"We're called Envy on the Coast, and we're from Long Island, New York!", proclaimed singer, Ryan Hunter, immediately after finishing the first song of their set at Atlanta's Masquerade."I'm pretty sure we've played this venue [The Masquerade] more than we've played any other, and I've gotta give it to you guys, you're an amazing crowd, and we love coming here." Thanks Ryan, but we're pretty sure we already knew that. … [Read more...]

Live Show Review: Etta James and Al Green at Chastain Amphitheater

So the evening started out a little threatening and overcast but by the time I made it to Chastain I had put away my rain gear and walked through the good `ole 90% humidity of a June afternoon in Georgia and into the show. Chastain being what it is, I was glad I ate before I came. There was Picnic everywhere and the scents of fried chicken and citronella candles filled the air. … [Read more...]

Dirty Sweet's Nathan Beale

People can … [Read more...]

Dirty Sweet’s Nathan Beale

People can’t seem to figure out Dirty Sweet. This atypical rock band with very little connection to the south has been labeled a ’southern rock' band. Not to mention defying convention, blurring the genre lines and creating a comparison frenzy between them and bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Black Crows. But there’s a good reason for that. … [Read more...]

Les Claypool, Matisyahu at the Tabernacle

So I went to the tabernacle on the second, ostensibly to see Les Calypool and his solo project. I got there early because Matisyahu and Dub Trio were opening acts and I do have a little soft spot in my heart for the Dub. Anyway, wow. … [Read more...]