Tag: live review

Picture Book & Live Review: Justin Townes Earle, John McCauley (from Deer Tick), & Seven Handle Sideshow @ Atlantic Station – December 1st, 2012

Picture Book & Live Review: Justin Townes Earle, John McCauley (from Deer Tick), & Seven Handle Sideshow @ Atlantic Station – December 1st, 2012

[ 0 ] December 4, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Atlanta kicked off December and the holiday season with the first show of Atlantic Station’s Winter Wonder Jam, a month-long concert series with a multitude of great artists. The evening began with a glorious performance by half the members of Seven Handle Circus, appropriately nicknamed Seven Handle Sideshow. Armed […]

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Picture Book & Concert Review: Quiet Hounds @ The Goat Farm – November 17th, 2012

Picture Book & Concert Review: Quiet Hounds @ The Goat Farm – November 17th, 2012

[ 0 ] November 26, 2012 |

Photos by Chandler Mays and Jason Perlman, Review by Chandler Mays The Goat Farm is a magical place, and is without a doubt Atlanta’s most inspiring music venue. For those of you who haven’t seen it, The Goat Farm is an arts center community located amongst rundown 19th century industrial buildings in West Midtown. The […]

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Picture Book & Live Review: Soup w/ Jessica Cayne @ Smith’s Olde Bar, 11/10/12

Picture Book & Live Review: Soup w/ Jessica Cayne @ Smith’s Olde Bar, 11/10/12

[ 0 ] November 14, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays It’s a strange, yet very satisfying feeling that occurs when you show up to a sold out show for a band you’ve never heard of. I do pride myself on having a fairly eclectic knowledge of modern music, but as it turns out, I was blissfully ignorant of the […]

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Picture Book & Live Review: The Dirty Guv’nahs and The Delta Saints @ The Loft – November 2nd, 2012

Picture Book & Live Review: The Dirty Guv’nahs and The Delta Saints @ The Loft – November 2nd, 2012

[ 0 ] November 6, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays The passionate sounds of Tennessee’s finest rained down upon The Loft last Friday night. I found myself in the beating heart of a packed house, lubricated and primed to boogie down to a buffet of bluesy southern rock badassery. The Delta Saints of Nashville heated the crowd up with […]

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Picture Book & Review: White Arrows and Family Of The Year @ The Earl – October 9th, 2012

Picture Book & Review: White Arrows and Family Of The Year @ The Earl – October 9th, 2012

[ 0 ] October 15, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays The Earl was immersed in a night of heartwarming LA-based indie music as two up and coming bands played to a small but enthusiastic crowd on tuesday night. Family of the Year took the stage first, delivering a gorgeous set of harmonious folk pop. The band’s name is quite […]

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Picture Book and Live Review: Jackie Greene @ Smith’s Olde Bar – 10/5/12

Picture Book and Live Review: Jackie Greene @ Smith’s Olde Bar – 10/5/12

[ 0 ] October 9, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays If you end up as a touring guitarist with Phil Lesch and Friends, it’s safe to say that you’re a talented musician. Jackie Greene is known for being the youngest lead guitarist to infiltrate the Dead circle, but more importantly, through hard work and undeniable talent, he has established […]

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Picture Book and Review: Ha Ha Tonka @ Smith’s Olde Bar – September 14th, 2012

Picture Book and Review: Ha Ha Tonka @ Smith’s Olde Bar – September 14th, 2012

[ 0 ] September 18, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Ha Ha Tonka is a Missouri band that definitely knows how to cook up a stellar rock song. Their headlining set at Smith’s Olde Bar last friday served as an intoxicating lesson in Southern rock and gospel folk music for a rowdy group of Georgians. They reminded us that […]

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Picture Book and Live Review: Zammuto @ The Earl – 9/10/12

Picture Book and Live Review: Zammuto @ The Earl – 9/10/12

[ 3 ] September 13, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Every once in while, a show comes along where afterwards, you say to yourself, “Well, I haven’t seen THAT before.” Zammuto at The Earl was one of these shows. The opening act was aptly titled “Duet For Theremin and Lap Steel”, where Scott Burland and Frank Schultz used these […]

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Picture Book and Review: The Quaildogs & Sol Junky @ The Loft – September 7, 2012

Picture Book and Review: The Quaildogs & Sol Junky @ The Loft – September 7, 2012

[ 0 ] September 10, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays The Quaildogs turned up the heat for their EP release party last Friday at The Loft. Starting off with a bang, the night began with a lively boot-stomping set by Sol Junky, who delivered country rock jams with inspiring harmonies and guitar solos reminiscent of The Allman Brothers, although […]

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Picture Book and Review: Nophest 2012 @ East Atlanta Village – August 25th, 2012 (day 3)

Picture Book and Review: Nophest 2012 @ East Atlanta Village – August 25th, 2012 (day 3)

[ 0 ] August 31, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays After spending all day recovering from Friday night, I grabbed my keys and jetted back to East Atlanta Village for another killer line-up at the sixth annual Nophest festival. I was so distracted looking over the schedule that halfway there I realized I was wearing the same outfit from […]

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Picture Book and Review: Nophest 2012 @ East Atlanta Village – August 24th, 2012 (day 2)

Picture Book and Review: Nophest 2012 @ East Atlanta Village – August 24th, 2012 (day 2)

[ 1 ] August 30, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Nophest is described as “a non-corporate, no-bullshit music festival thrown every year in Atlanta”. After its sixth successful go-round, Nophest has become a highly respected festival that seems to keep improving each subsequent year. With the amount of raw talent showcased over the jam-packed weekend, you begin to feel […]

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Kishi Bashi w/ Tall Tall Trees @ 529 – August 6, 2012

Kishi Bashi w/ Tall Tall Trees @ 529 – August 6, 2012

[ 0 ] August 10, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Kishi Bashi and Tall Tall Trees played to a packed house this past Monday at 529, located in the heart of East Atlanta Village. When I walked in, I was both surprised and elated to find that the owners had recently knocked down the dividing wall in the showroom, […]

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Picture Book & Review: Ava Luna @ The Earl, August 3rd 2012

Picture Book & Review: Ava Luna @ The Earl, August 3rd 2012

[ 0 ] August 7, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Ever since the late 90s, it has seemed to me that the neo-soul trend, started by greats such as Prince and Sade, has steadily declined over the years. While that may be true, the recent Ava Luna show in East Atlanta’s Restaurant and Lounge reminded me that the genre […]

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Picture Book & Live Review: Lazer/Wulf @ The Earl – July 7th

Picture Book & Live Review: Lazer/Wulf @ The Earl – July 7th

[ 0 ] July 10, 2012 |

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Anyone who tries to spread the word about Lazer/Wulf always runs into the same problem: Explaining their sound. People throw around genre catchwords such as metal, jazz fusion, thrash, sludge, mathcore, aggressive, progressive, symphonic, melodic, evil-funk, avant-metal… the list goes on. Personally, I prefer to use the phrase “groove […]

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CD Review: Amy LaVere – Stranger Me; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar with Rich Robinson, March 2

CD Review: Amy LaVere – Stranger Me; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar with Rich Robinson, March 2

[ 1 ] February 6, 2012 |

Amy LaVere Stranger Me Archer Records By Al Kaufman Turbulent times often leads to great art. Such is the case with Amy LaVere. While preparing to make her third album three years ago, her producer and mentor, Jim Dickenson, died of complications from triple bypass surgery. Then her guitarist, Steve Selvidge, left to join The […]

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