PartyLive Review & Picture Book: Bloc Party @ Tabernacle – January 16, 2013

Bloc Party Tabernacle – January 16, 2013 By Justin Lyons Photos by Codi Glancy London outfit Bloc Party hadn’t been back to Atlanta in more than five years and gave fans a little bit of everything on Wednesday night at Tabernacle. The foursome has experimented with their sound over the years and recently came off […]

Live Review: Marina And The Diamonds w/ Icona Pop – Center Stage – 12/12/12

Live Review: Marina And The Diamonds w/ Icona Pop – Center Stage – 12/12/12

♡ PART 7: “HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER” ♡ | MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS from Atlantic Records UK on Vimeo. By Justin Lyons Welsh singer, Marina Diamandis aka Marina & The Diamonds broke through in 2009 as a DIY, pop artist known for catchy hooks and commanding vocals. Her buzzworthy debut record The Family Jewels […]

Live Review – Yeasayer w/Sinkane – Tabernacle – November 18, 2012

Pictures by Taylor Wallace! Review By Justin Lyons! Yeasayer’s five year progression from experimental rock musicians to R&B and electronic-based pop experts has been a welcome transformation.The Brooklyn four-piece’s most recent album Fragrant World expounds upon Odd Blood’s synthtronica leanings with late a ‘90’s urban influence that would make Pharrell and Timbaland proud. After three […]

Album Review: Dispatch – Circles Around The Sun, Released August 21st

Dispatch Circles Around The Sun (Dispatch Music, Amazon, iTunes) Bomber/Universal Records By Justin Lyons As one of the most successful independent acts of the 1990’s, Dispatch melded in folk, reggae fusion and jam rock and gained a fervent following along the way.  After a decade long hiatus Brad Corrigan, Chad Urmston and Pete Francis decided 10 years […]

Live Review – Childish Gambino – Tabernacle – June 10th, 2012

By Justin Lyons Hometown performances typically carry added pressure to deliver for friends, family and fans that have championed an artist’s cause from the start. When Donald Glover’s rap project Childish Gambino announced a March show at the Tabernacle, it wasn’t a surprise that the show quickly sold out. Unfortunately, a fractured foot would postpone […]

Live Review: Bon Iver – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park – June 8th

By Justin Lyons After one listen to Bon Iver’s most recent self-titled album last Summer, it was quickly apparent that Justin Vernon had aspirations for being known for more than the lonely solitude of For Emma, Forever Ago. In the early days when Vernon began performing mostly solo, he passed lyric sheets to fans to […]

Hangout Music Fest 2012 Review: Saturday, May 19th, 2012 – Gulf Shores, AL

By Justin Lyons Hangout Music Festival must have made a concerted effort of getting fans to the grounds earlier than previous years. Day two of the weekend continued the trend in scheduling quality, overlapping sets of Athens, GA’s Futurebirds, the head-nodding EDM of Archnemesis and indie poppers Givers. Luckily, if walking on the sand wasn’t […]

Hangout Music Fest 2012 Review: Friday, May 18th, 2012 – Gulf Shores, AL

Based on the great line-up last year and promises of overall improvement from organizers, expectations were high for the third annual Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Hangout lived up to the hype in 2012 with more expansive grounds, better access to the necessities (water, food, restrooms) and a “VIP” experience like no other […]

Hangout Music Fest 2012 Preview: Interview With Chad from Dispatch, Performing Saturday May 19th

By Justin Lyons Prior to this week’s Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, I was able to interview Chad Stokes from the recently reunited rock band, Dispatch. If you’re going to Hangout, be sure to catch Dispatch perform on Saturday at 5:15pm at the Hangout Main stage. Look for their first full length album […]

Hangout Music Fest 2012 Preview: Interview With Archnemesis, Performing Saturday May 19th

By Justin Lyons Prior to this week’s Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, I was able to interview Curt Heiny from the electronic duo, Archnemesis (which also features Justin Aubuchon). If you’re going to Hangout, be sure to catch Archnemesis perform on Saturday at 11:30am at the XBox stage. Their first full length album People’s Radio […]

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