Picture Book and Live Review – Rosco Bandana @ Smith’s Olde Bar – February 8th, 2013

Picture Book and Live Review – Rosco Bandana @ Smith’s Olde Bar – February 8th, 2013

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Rosco Bandana is a little bit of folk, a little bit of soul, a little bit o’ blues, and a lot of rock ‘n’ roll! Their spirited performance at Smith’s Olde Bar on friday was a rollicking good time, and the perfect way to start the weekend. Hailing from […]

Big Freedia @ The Earl – January 21, 2013 – Picture Book and Live Review

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Let’s face it, no matter your race, gender, creed, culture, or geography, all of humanity can come together and celebrate a single commonality: We all have asses… And they can shake. Big Freedia (pronounced “Freeda”) is an artist out of New Orleans that has played the largest role in […]

Picture Book & Live Review: Hijacking Music Festival @ 529 – December 8th, 2012

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays This year’s Hijacking Music Festival went off without a hitch, and was nothing less than astounding. For ten straight hours, I treated my eardrums to some monumental sonic shenanigans within the cozy confines of East Atlanta Village’s famous 529 Bar. The layout was perfect with a stage on both […]

Picture Book & Live Review: Justin Townes Earle, John McCauley (from Deer Tick), & Seven Handle Sideshow @ Atlantic Station – December 1st, 2012

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Atlanta kicked off December and the holiday season with the first show of Atlantic Station’s Winter Wonder Jam, a month-long concert series with a multitude of great artists. The evening began with a glorious performance by half the members of Seven Handle Circus, appropriately nicknamed Seven Handle Sideshow. Armed […]

Picture Book & Concert Review: Quiet Hounds @ The Goat Farm – November 17th, 2012

Photos by Chandler Mays and Jason Perlman, Review by Chandler Mays The Goat Farm is a magical place, and is without a doubt Atlanta’s most inspiring music venue. For those of you who haven’t seen it, The Goat Farm is an arts center community located amongst rundown 19th century industrial buildings in West Midtown. The […]

Picture Book & Live Review: The Dirty Guv’nahs and The Delta Saints @ The Loft – November 2nd, 2012

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays The passionate sounds of Tennessee’s finest rained down upon The Loft last Friday night. I found myself in the beating heart of a packed house, lubricated and primed to boogie down to a buffet of bluesy southern rock badassery. The Delta Saints of Nashville heated the crowd up with […]

Picture Book & Review: White Arrows and Family Of The Year @ The Earl – October 9th, 2012

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays The Earl was immersed in a night of heartwarming LA-based indie music as two up and coming bands played to a small but enthusiastic crowd on tuesday night. Family of the Year took the stage first, delivering a gorgeous set of harmonious folk pop. The band’s name is quite […]

Picture Book and Review: Ha Ha Tonka @ Smith’s Olde Bar – September 14th, 2012

Photos and Review by Chandler Mays Ha Ha Tonka is a Missouri band that definitely knows how to cook up a stellar rock song. Their headlining set at Smith’s Olde Bar last friday served as an intoxicating lesson in Southern rock and gospel folk music for a rowdy group of Georgians. They reminded us that […]

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 […]

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