Live Review: Guadalcanal Diary at AthFest, June 25; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, July 2

By Scott Roberts; photos by Sue Volkert “I was looking at our set list,” mused principal songwriter/lead singer/rhythm guitarist Murray Attaway halfway through Guadalcanal Diary’s headlining appearance at AthFest this past Saturday, the first of their two planned 30th anniversary reunion shows (the second will be this coming Saturday at Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta), […]

Live Review: Lloyd Cole and the Small Ensemble at The 5 Spot, June 18

By Scott Roberts; photos by Sue Volkert Growing up gracefully in rock and roll is not always easy, but singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole has figured it out quite nicely. The once asymmetrically-coiffed, raven-haired leader of Glasgow’s The Commotions is now a 50-year-old based in Massachusetts and his accountant’s haircut now sports graying temples; his clothing looks […]