Review: Best Coast @ Variety Playhouse


The opening is “The End.” Bobb’s high plucks cut through, but are still very smooth – too smooth, really, for the Best Coast to which I am accustomed. It could just be the venue – Variety Playhouse is known for its tonal, rounded house perfection, often housing acts that ‘outgrow’ local indie dives or have [...]

Jesca Hoop to Play Variety Playhouse


Jesca Hoop returns with her third album, The House That Jack Built, on her own label June 25th and is set to support Punch Brothers at the Variety Playhouse on Saturday April 21st to show the fruits of her labour. The House That Jack Built showcases its author’s unwavering tendency to pull focus from a widescreen feel to [...]

Wolf Parade on Tour in November


Following their current European tour, followed by a stop in Moscow, Wolf Parade announces that they’ll continue traveling. Today the band released the following list of U.S. dates for November: 11/03 – Montclair, NJ, Wellmont Theatre 11/04 – Philadelphia, PA, Trocadero 11/05 – Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live 11/06 – Raleigh, NC, Lincoln Theatre 11/08 [...]

Is Grace Potter Really Having Sex On Stage? A Review


WHAT Grace Potter does onstage should be illegal. Feeling a little embarrassed watching Grace violently fling her head back and smile in ecstasy during her entire performance, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals rocked Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse last night (7/23/2010). Known for her grainy voice, swamp-rock blues and gospel influence, Grace’s sexual energy could have inspired [...]

The Anvil Experience Kicks Off In January

Anvil launches their first major tour in more than a decade  in January. “The Anvil Experience” is a full-on, 30-date North American trek in support of both the September 15 release of their most recent CD, This is Thirteen (VH1 Classic Records), and the October 6 DVD release of Anvil!  The Story of Anvil (VH1 [...]