CD Review: Misery Loves Chachi – Long Live the Lazy Choir

By Ellen Eldridge Nathan Sadler, the musical voice behind Misery Loves Chachi, spent more than three years experimenting and commiserating among his keyboards to compose 25 songs, of which four tracks representing the lighter and more hopeful side of displacement and unemployment emerged. These four songs are being released today (June 11) as the debut […]

5GB with Beth Hart – playing Smith’s Olde Bar Tuesday May 7

By Ellen Eldridge Beth Hart brought her life experiences, both positive and negative, together for her April 2 release, Bang Bang Boom Boom, which was produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page/The Black Crowes, Dream Theater). The Kennedy Center Honors show-stopping performance of Jeff Beck and Beth Hart’s “I’d Rather Go Blind” […]

5GB Interview w/ Device – Playing @ Center Stage 5/3!

By Ellen Eldridge David Draiman of Disturbed, and ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo recently collaborated together to construct Device. The self-titled debut released April 9, taking strands from hard rock, industrial and electronica to form a focused, fierce and fiery new machine. It all started while the Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum powerhouse Disturbed was on hiatus. Lenardo […]

Picture Book & Live Review: Sevendust @ The Tabernacle 4/24

Review and photos by Ellen Eldridge Stolen Babies and Lacuna Coil opened for Coal Chamber and Sevendust at one of the most aesthetically pleasing shows to grace Tabernacle Atlanta. The guttural growls and high-pitched squeals reached by cabaret metal singer Dominique Lenore Persi got the early crowd’s blood pumping. Persi commanded attention as soon as […]

5GB Interview: Stolen Babies, Playing @ The Tabernacle 4/24!

By Ellen Eldridge Although they might be a square peg in a round hole, Stolen Babies may just fit somewhere within this heavily hyphenated description: Quirky-Prog Pop-Art Rock-Avant Garde-Cabaret Metal-Horror Punk-tinged with Industrial, Goth and Dark Wave. The band’s mythology began back in 1997 when Dominique Lenore Persi, the Sharones and keyboardist Ben Rico were […]

Mish Way of White Lung 5GB Interview – Playing 529 on April 10

By Ellen Eldridge Vancouver’s furiously melodic punk band White Lung plays Atlanta’s 529 bar on Wednesday April 10. This was one of the most talked about bands at SXSW this year, and last year White Lung released its album Sorry, which received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Spin, Bitch and Rolling Stone, who placed them on […]

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CD Review: Gunslinger – Breaking Through- Out 4/9!

By Ellen Eldridge Gunslinger’s Breaking Through begins with the title track buzzing like a rattlesnake’s warning. A crescendo of fuzzy noise seeps in like the maddening poison taking hold and intoxicating the listener. The phrases “The sleep is through” and “with hunger in our eyes” paint an image akin to Jim Morrison prophesying from a […]

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