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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

CD Review: Frank Turner — England Keep My Bones; Playing Masquerade, October 1

Frank Turner England Keep My Bones Epitaph By Al Kaufman Frank Turner loves two things; England and rock and roll. The folk punk rocker sings about both with wild abandon on his fourth CD, England Keep My Bones. Turner sets the tone on the rousing opener, “Eulogy.” “Not everyone can be Freddie Mercury, but everyone […]