KMDFM celebrates 40 years of kickin’ ass in Atlanta with start of LET GO tour 03/06/24

By Ellen Eldridge The last time I saw KMFDM live was during the late 1990s. I remember having a Nihil sticker on the back of my car. That’s about all I remember about that time of my life. Of course I’m joking. My formative years were influenced by so-called industrial music including Nine Inch Nails, […]

Live Review and Picture Book – Joanne Shaw Taylor with Robert Jon and the Wreck at Buckhead Theatre 11/29/23

Words and Photos by Reese Cann Joanne Shaw Taylor wrapped her 2023 US Tour in Atlanta, but there was no show of wear for this rocking blues ace or her four piece backing band.  The set started on the rocking side, launching the show with “In the Mood,” “Keep on Loving Me,” and “Nobody’s Fool” […]

Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog and The Bad Plus – Center Stage 06/15/23

Photos and Review by Reese Cann Concert Review: Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog and The Bad Plus at Center Stage Billed as a double headliner evening, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog took the stage first, a band described in at least one source as a noise rock trio.  Elsewhere and at different times: post-fusion rock, aggressive funk, […]

Taylor Swift with Gracie Abrams and beabadoobee at Mercedes-Benz Stadium 04/28/23

Photos and Words by Em Pearson It’s Been A Long Time Coming: Taylor Swift’s Powerful Return To The Stage After Nearly 5 Years By now, you’ve seen it. You’ve scroll past the tweets, swiped through the stories, and read all the posts. Taylor Swift is back on tour and arguably better than ever. Her highly […]

Review: The Killers with Johnny Marr at State Farm Arena

Manchester’s Johnny Marr (Liam Gallagher with a guitar,) rolled into town on Friday night to open for Vegas lads, The Killers. Random trivia fact: Johnny Marr’s bass player, Iwan Gronow and drummer Jack Mitchell, used to play in another British band, Haven. Haven toured the US back in the early noughties with Atlanta-band The Hiss. […]

KISS gives Atlanta fans an electrifying farewell – again – Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood 10/10/21

KISS played Atlanta for the first time in 1974 an enthusiastic Paul Stanley informs the crowd from the stage of Cellaris Amphitheatre at Lakewood. “We love you Atlanta” he screams in his high-register New York accent. Nearly 50 years after their first visit, Stanley, along with the rest of KISS are here to say goodbye […]

Wilco, Sleater-Kinney and Nnamdi at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park 08/14/21

There were an abundance of smiles from fans and bands at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park Saturday night as Wilco, Sleater-Kinney with special guest Chicago singer Nnamdi took the stage. After almost a year and a half of no live music, fans lined up early with vax card in hand or a negative covid […]

Muic Review: DOTS Live at Standard Electric

  Atlanta indie darlings bring their quirky synth pop to the small screen — and we’re here for it.    Do you remember gigs? Actual, live, laugh-in-the-face-of-COVID, maskless gigs? Though we dreamed of a return to “normal” within months of the pandemic hitting in 2020, here we are in 2021. Gig-less. Someday we’ll sit the […]