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SHAKY KNEES 2024 DAY 2

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/5/24

Photo Dusana Risovic

With bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Offspring, Queens of the Stone Age, and one of my favorites of all time Weezer. Day 2 had it all. Here’s a short recap. 

Starting with the newer bands, we heard both Microwave and Dead Poets Society. Microwave is out of Atlanta, which I didn’t know, and has a variety of sounds from loud, hard rock to 90’s fast slow, and then some punk. The other was Dead Poet’s Society out of Boston that had hard riffs that reminded me of Rob/White Zombie up front, thrash, but then the vocals come in softer and higher for a fun mix of sounds. I like that Jack Underkofler, the lead singer, fell into the crowd and crowd surfed while singing one of the first songs.  

On to the 90’s bands we love, first we actually had to miss Offspring because we had never seen Sunny Day Real Estate and we’re going to spend time with a band that we hadn’t seen. We love Offspring, I saw them back in 1994 and heard they did an incredible show. That brings us to Sunny Day Real Estate. They are one of those 90’s bands that I just got introduced to by a friend a few years ago and we started watching their videos on YouTube. I call them the quintessential fast slow early 90’s band. Melodious verses and vocals erupt into a barrage of heavy guitar and pounding drums, Sunny Day Real Estate satisfies song after song. Tour t-shirt purchased! More to come in our review. 

Have you ever found yourself driving too fast on the interstate? You might have been listening to Queens of the Stone Age. What I call fast driving music, Queens of the Stone Age are very drum forward with deep and heavy beats, beautiful guitar riffs and Josh Homme’s great voice. Plus, they visually never disappoint, this year with roaming light show. Last time we saw them they had a large video board with led visuals that really went well with the music. Did you know Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) also did the drums on “No One Knows?” which you can tell by the drums! But my favorite of their songs after last night is “Go with the flow.” I always liked it but realized it is more diverse musically than some of the others.  

My boyfriend back in 1994 gave me a non-descript bright blue album as a present. Little did I know that that album would be in my top 5 all-time records, and Weezer would cement themselves into rock god status in my life. I’ve seen Weezer over the years from them playing large festivals to arenas to a small stage at the Braves stadium and they always sound perfect. What I call garage or college rock, Weezer has a distinct sound that no one else can create and that sets them apart from some of the other 90’s bands, don’t get me wrong, I love most early 90’s bands! The underlying hum of the guitars, explosions of rock juxtaposing the smoothness or River’s voice, it all comes together completely. What I love about them live is they really play up the guitar and show their musical prowess, plus, visually, they always have their W front and center. If you’ve never seen them live, you must; it is an experience.  

We didn’t make it to liquid death’s activation, it is on our to do list for today. We’re excited about Dinosaur Jr, Billy Idol, and Foo Fighters today. It’s going to be hot, so wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water. 

SHAKY KNEES 2024 DAY 1

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/4/24

Photo by Roger Ho.

With acts like Weezer and Foo Fighters, this year’s Shaky Knees spoke to my Gen X heart. Here’s our day one recap with our favorite new bands, artist moments, and everything in between.

Something we’re highlighting this Shaky Knees beyond the stout 90’s band line-up are the new bands that we catch. The first one is Ax and the Hatchetmen, a young indie 7-piece out of Chicago with tons of energetic big band, funky, rocky, and beachy all rolled into one fun time. A great show! They had a wonderful artist moment, handing out water with a QR code to their newest song, “Flagstaff” that they performed live and came out yesterday! Another band that we hadn’t seen is and enjoyed is Late Night Drive Home out of Texas. The lead singer, Andre Patillo, came out with a red mak on that had frills at the bottom. They’re a blend of punk, rock, 90s with swelling choruses. We loved they sang Blur, “Song No. 2.”

Our favorite of the bands we know is Metric out of Canada. A band that played on 99x back in the day, and that I know probably 5 songs from was thoroughly enjoyable. Emily Haines, the lead singer, came out in a bright red shinny body suit. If you know Metric, they are heavy into electronic and keyboard, yet rock and 80s infused. Reminiscent of Garbage to me, “Help I’m Alive,” was the highlight for me. I hadn’t heard it live and it was my favorite of their music then and now.

We also caught Interpol and Arcade Fire, two bands I had not seen live. Arcade Fire puts on a spectacle of a show with tons of light and movement, and loved the horizon and sunset/sunrise visuals of the performance. Interpol had black and white on the big screens, they’re very controled yet upbeat rock and smooth lyrics all encased in a European rock sound.

It wouldn’t be a large music festival without festival polls, our favorite was the blown up stick of butter. Plus, we were blown away by the Doordash food court with some great Atlanta and regional restaurants like Hattie Bs. Today we are going to explore the most elaborate activation I’ve ever seen, Liquid Death. We will report back.

Who is ready for day 2? John and I are super excited for Sunny Day Real Estate today! We hope the Thunderstorms stay away.

This is just a snapshot of day 1. A full article and review of bands to come.

2024 ROSWELL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/25/24

Saturday, May 18, 2024

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

37 Magnolia Street

Roswell, GA 30075

Roswell Music Festival Announces Lineup for Second Annual Event

The highly anticipated 2024 Roswell Music Festival is back for its second year, set to take place on May 18th in the heart of Historic Downtown Roswell. Following the tremendous success of its inaugural edition, this year’s festival promises to be bigger and better, featuring an electrifying lineup of renowned performers and an array of exciting activities for attendees of all ages.

Headlining this year’s festival is critically acclaimed band Sister Hazel bringing their hits such as ‘All For You’, ‘Change Your Mind’ and ‘Champagne High.’ Joining Sister Hazel on one of the two stages will be Kevn Kinney Band, Bloodkin, Frankly Scarlet, Troy Doherty, Cat Ridgeway & The Tourists, Magnolia Express, and Davis and The Love. With two stages hosting non-stop entertainment throughout the day, attendees can expect an unforgettable musical experience that spans a variety of genres.

In addition to the stellar musical lineup, the festival will offer a vibrant atmosphere with tent vendors, food vendors serving up delicious culinary delights, craft beer to quench your thirst, and a VIP tent for those seeking an enhanced festival experience.

Supporting our military veterans is a key focus of the 2024 Roswell Music Festival. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Shepherd’s Men, an organization dedicated to advocating for and providing opportunities to our nation’s veteran heroes who have been affected by the hidden injuries of war. By attending the festival, patrons will enjoy a day of fantastic music and entertainment and contribute to a worthy cause. 

“We are thrilled to announce the lineup for the 2024 Roswell Music Festival and to welcome music lovers from near and far to join us for a day of celebration and community,” said Trew Rickers, Festival Director.  “We have a dedicated committee of Roswell business leaders to include Alan Carlquist, Jeris Hollander, Jeremy Smith and Jeremy Fort.  With an incredible lineup of performers, exciting activities, and opportunities to support our military veterans, this year’s festival promises to be a truly memorable experience for all.” 

The family-friendly festival will kick off at 1:00 pm and continue until 10:00 pm, rain or shine. Tickets for the event are on sale now via Freshtix. Sponsorship opportunities and tent vendor spaces are also available for businesses looking to showcase their support for the event. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to inquire about becoming a tent vendor, please contact the festival organizer at info@roswellmusicfestival.com.

Don’t miss out on the excitement of the 2024 Roswell Music Festival – mark your calendars and get ready for a day of music, fun, and community spirit!

roswellmusicfestival.com
 freshtix.com/events/roswellmusicfestival
info@roswellmusicfestival.com
(404) 425-4815

HELMET AT THE MASQUERADE ATLANTA ON SUNDAY MAY 12 WITH GUESTS CRO-MAGS

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/19/24

Playing in Hell at the Masquerade

Sunday, March 12 Doors are 7pm, all ages

$27.50 Advance. Tickets here.

Helmet, an American Alternative rock band out of New York join forces with guest Cro-Mags, a hardcore band, for an evening that will blow you away. Maybe literally.

HELMET

Helmet is an American alternative rock band from New York City formed in 1989 by vocalist and lead guitarist Page Hamilton. Since 2010, the band has consisted of Hamilton, drummer Kyle Stevenson, guitarist Dan Beeman and bassist Dave Case.

Helmet has released eight studio albums and two compilation albums. After releasing their debut album, Strap It On (1990), on Amphetamine Reptile, Helmet signed to Interscope Records and released three albums for the label, including the highly successful Meantime (1992), Betty (1994) and Aftertaste (1997). Helmet broke up in 1998, but reformed in 2004, and has since released four more albums ― Size Matters (2004), Monochrome (2006), Seeing Eye Dog (2010) and Dead to the World (2016).

In June 2021 the band released via their website only a limited edition box set entitled “Move On” featuring 4 x 7” singles including the following covers and live tracks:

  • Move on (David Bowie) w/ More Bad News live
  • Mercy (Wire) w/ Rollo live
  • ETI (Blue Oyster Cult) w/ Blacktop live
  • I’m only sleeping (The Beatles) w/ Crisis King live

2023 saw the band return to the studio for it’s ninth album Left which was released by earMusic in November 2023.

CRO-MAGS

“It is 1981 in New York City: a distant planet, hard to see now. Beastie Boys is just being embryonically formed in a rehearsal space somewhere. Elsewhere, Butthole SurfersCro-MagsMotley CrueNapalm DeathRun- DMCSonic Youth, and Wham! are likewise coagulating.”

-Luc Sante “Beastie Revolution” introduction to Beastie Boys Book (2018)

The history of the Cro-Mags is integral to the history of Hardcore, it’s evolution from Punk and the development of alternative music genres such as thrash, cross-over, thrash metal, post punk and grunge to name a few. Numerous iconic bands from Metallica to Green Day, and individuals such as Dave Grohl have credited Cro-Mags with having a primal influence on their development.

The brain child of a very young Harley Flanagan back in 1981 (at the time 14 years old) when still playing with the Stimulators, Flanagan set out to start his own band. By 1982/83 he recorded the very first Cro-Mags demos consisting of 4 songs that would become the blue print for the seminal 1986 “Age of Quarrel.” He wrote all of the music, played each instrument and sang. Before long he was joined by Parris Mayhew and the two started writing music and auditioning band members. 

After several line-ups, 6 album releases (beyond the original demos) and 40 years of tours around the world, Cro-Mags remains one of the most iconic hardcore bands with tremendous reach and influence beyond the genre.  

HIGHBALL ATLANTA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/27/23

On a beautiful autumn weekend in October, Atlanta music lovers descended on the Pullman Yards to be mesmerized and moved by the Futurebirds carefully curated line-up at the first annual Highball Atlanta! Featuring headliners like indie rock gods Band of Horses, indie folk sensations The Head and the Heart, and of course two nights of psychedelic country rockers Futurebirds this was one high energy rock fest!  On top of that, they boasted a local food truck park featuring Grindhouse Burgers and a large “High, There” activation from our friends The Georgia Hemp Co with CBD seltzers to try! Plus, opt for VIP for access to lounge area, separate restrooms, and bar!  


On Saturday, we arrived to get our passes and roamed the grounds, but we so glad to catch a new, American rock band, Wednesday. Out of Asheville and formed in 2017 by lead singer Karly Hartzman, they incorporate great reverb guitars, strong lyrics, all with that rock edge. The last song brought me chills as it was reminiscent of Deftones. Next up was Futurebirds, a band out of Athens, GA that formed at the University of Georgia between King, Womack, Johnson, and Miles. They are a high energy indie rock, psychedelic country mashup band with their first album, Hampton’s Lullaby, in 2010.  

Of the headliners, Friday was Band of Horses. This is a band that John and I listened to a lot when we first got together and when we first bought our home, so they are special to us! Lead by Ben Bridwell, they had a unique sound that no one was really tapping into at the time, an indie, alternative rock for sure but with long, soft, mellow, mesmerizing interludes that followed by classic rock guitar or piano!  We have their first album that came out in 2006, Everything All The Time and fell in love with “The Funeral” and “Is there a Ghost.” The second headliner was The Head and the Heart that performed on Sunday. ️ Lead by singer Josiah Johnson, they’re a lovely, energetic, indie folk band! Out of Seattle, they boast albums like their It’s, the Head and the Heart and most current is Every Shade of Blue. The singer jumped into the pit and engaged the crowd!   

The night before the big two-day festival, Highball threw a pre-party at the Loft in the Center Stage complex with the Jerry Garcia Cover Band out of Athens, GA.  Starting with a VIP band meet and greet and special lounge area, we got to hang out with the band for a while. The music started and the band covered famous Garcia tunes for eager fans. It was a fun night of psychedelic rock. 

We can’t wait to see what next year holds. 

WILDWOOD REVIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/8/22

September 30 – October 2 at Cloverleaf Farm

The countdown to Wildwood Revival 2022 is on!  Wildwood’s unique combination of an idyllic southern countryside, amazing new music, local food vendors and artists, and a VIP-like experience for attendees make it one of the most unique music events of the year. 
 
Wildwood Revival 2022 is September 30 – October 2 at Cloverleaf Farm, about 12 miles southeast of Athens. This year’s lineup celebrates Athens’ storied music scene and includes:
 
Black Pumas
Jenny Lewis
The Wood Brothers
John Moreland
Suzanne Santo
Elizabeth Cook
The Heavy Heavy
Bones of J.R. Jones
Early James
Packway Handle Band
Zach Person
Leon III
J.P. Harris
 
 
“The 2022 lineup reflects our passion for live music and discovering new music,” said Libby Rose, Wildwood Festival co-founder. “From Americana to Rock n’ Roll, Soul to Bluegrass, Roots music to alternative Country, this slate of artists represents the diversity of the music scene in Athens and across Georgia.”
 
“At Wildwood, everything is about the experience!” Rose added. “From the stage nestled in a 100-year-old pecan grove to morning yoga and late night jam sessions around a campfire, Wildwood is for people who want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, connect with old friends and make new ones, and enjoy amazing music and artists. It’s a revival of the soul.”
 
Wildwood Revival also features food from local farmers and local vendors and an artisan market with vintage clothing, antiques, handmade crafts, printmakers and more. Sponsors reflect a select group that, like Wildwood Revival, seeks to deliver a top-quality experience, including YETI, Creature Comforts Brewing Company, Wild Basin Hard Seltzer, Four Roses Bourbon, Cathead Vodka, and In Blue Handmade.
 
 
“People who come to Wildwood experience all this plus amazing music and camaraderie,” said 
Rose. “We limit the number of tickets. Our goal is to do all we can to ensure every guest at Wildwood Revival feels like they are getting VIP treatment.”

WILDWOOD REVIVAL RETURNS TO THE FARM WITH AN AMAZING FIRST ROUND LINEUP, OCTOBER 8 – 10, 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/29/21

The 7th Annual Gathering at Historic Cloverleaf Farm Will Feature Jenny Lewis, Sharon Van Etten, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Hiss Golden Messenger, John Moreland, White Denim, The Bones of J.R. Jones, Tré Burt, Elizabeth Cook, Packway Handle Band, and More 
General Admission and VIP Tickets Options on Sale Now
Wildwood Revival, a thoughtfully curated and intimate gathering and festival, has made good on its pledge to return to Cloverleaf Farm with the release of its first round of artists for the seventh installation, October 8 – 10, 2021. Embodying the magic of a Deep South setting out into the wildwood while celebrating Athens’ storied music scene, this year’s lineup will have hands counting the days until they can return to the Farm.  Wildwood Revival’s exploration into music, food, and friendship, this coveted festival is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll, and everything in between.
With tickets on sale now, the initial lineup for 2021 has been released, and it is the most exciting to date. This year’s performers will keep fans guessing and dancing from Country, Blues, and early Jazz to Gospel, Soul, Rock n’ Roll, and beyond. Featured performers include Jenny Lewis;  Sharon Van EttenSt. Paul & the Broken BonesHiss Golden MessengerJohn MorelandWhite DenimThe Bones of J.R. JonesTré BurtElizabeth CookPackway Handle BandEarly JamesSuzanne Santo, and The Pink Stones. Fans can catch performances at the Pecan Grove as well as inside the farm’s open-air barn. Beyond the stage lights, there are late-night picking sessions around the campfire where the best stories are often sung.
The festival also features a dynamic artisan market with vintage clothing, antiques, printmakers, woodworkers, 1800’s-era tintype photography, leather makers, handmade crafts and more.  Celebrating what’s old is new again, Wildwood Revival  embraces its history as a cultural revival; making it a true antithesis to what people have come to think of festivals. Around the grounds, festival goers can experience great food, cold craft beers from Creature Comforts Brewing Co., and meals made with local produce.  In addition, this is a plastic-free experience with no plastic single use cups or bottled waters, with YETI offering festival goers stylish drink ware options. All the water is filtered, cold and free. Camping is encouraged for the full experience, but if guests prefer a king bed and AC to a shady patch of grass, there are plenty of lodging options in nearby Athens.
All tickets to Wildwood Revival include three full days of music. VIP tickets include access to a 7,000- square foot historic mansion; featuring chef-driven catered meals, multiple bars, and lounges with craft cocktails; Creature Comforts Beer and wine, private restrooms, outdoor lounges, experiential programming and entertainment, and all food and beverage options. Layaway ticket options are also available to secure your tickets without having to pay the total upfront. The farm opens Friday at 12 p.m. and music starts at 4 p.m. Tickets start at $112. To purchase tickets, visit https://wildwoodrevival.com/tickets. Stay connected via Instagram and Twitter at @wildwoodrevival and Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildwoodrevival.

CANDLER PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL BOUNCES BACK IN A BIG WAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AND 11, 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/15/21

The Genre Diverse Lineup features: Galactic, Ripe, The Infamous Stringdusters, Spafford, and more
The Two-Day Festival Benefits City of Atlanta Parks, Atlanta ContactPoint, and Candler Park Neighborhood
 
After a year of bouncing around the room and off the walls, Rival Entertainment is pleased to invite fans back to Candler Park for two days of music, food, and art, September 10 and 11, 2021. A homecoming of sorts, this will mark the thirteenth edition of this neighborhood festival which will play host to a diverse collection of genres. The lineup includes Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph; Ripe; The Infamous StringdustersSpafford; The VegabondsVoodoo Visionary; The Dirty Guv’NahsMarco Benevento; HedonistaWebster; Airwolf, and Moneyshot. Accompanying the live performances will be a hand-picked selection of some of the City’s best food trucks and vendors, as well as an artist market showcasing a wide range of makers.
Candler Park Music Festival has recently announced that it would be featuring Scofflaw Brewing Co.  Four years young, the West Atlanta-based purveyors of tasty beverages will be the official beverage provider for those 21 and older. In addition to the widely enjoyed brews from Scofflaw Brewing Co., their hard seltzers, Flippin Bird Spirits, and ‘ready-to-drink canned cocktails, and All Nations Spirits will be on hand for purchase.
 
Advanced General Admission Weekend Passes with complimentary bicycle valet, festival entry, and access to beverage and food concessions, artist market, sponsor activations, and ten live performances are on sale now for $40, before fees. Advanced VIP Weekend passes includes everything that the General Admission pass has, plus: VIP security check and entry, exclusive VIP area with stage front access, Rival Skydeck access- 30’ above the festival for optimum viewing, private VIP cash bar, and VIP restroom trailer area, are on sale for $100, before fees. Advanced Single Day Passes are available now for $30 and $75, plus fees for General Admission and VIP receptively. Pricing for all advanced tickets increased on September 1. All ticket types are available online at www.CandlerParkMusicFestival.com. Candler Park Music Festival is an all-ages event.
 
Candler Park Music Festival proudly benefits City of Atlanta ParksAtlanta ContactPoint, and Candler Park neighborhood 501c(3) organizationsVisit www.CandlerParkMusicFestival.com for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CandlerParkFestival, on Instagram at @CandlerParkMusicFestival, and on Twitter at @CandlerParkFest.

GAYDM TO HOST “LEZZURE HEAT” GIRLS’ EVENT

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/11/21

DJ Citizen Jane and DJ Dimples to Headline Female Launch Party

Believe Music Hall

Friday, July 16th

After an incredibly successful, sold out, male launch party in June, GAYDM “One Love” returns with “LEZZURE HEAT” – a girls’ event headlined by none other than international superstar and Madison Square Garden headliner DJ Citizen Jane, who has been topping the charts on Spotify for years. Opening for DJ Citizen Jane will be Miami superstar promoter, DJ Dimples – also the proud owner of Miami-based clothing brand “Sweet Heat” who has been named SEA’s Female DJ of the Year for three consecutive years. To keep the party going outside, Georgia native DJ SHAAA will also provide beats on the patio all night long.

“We’re so excited to continue our kick-off series for GAYDM “One Love” Festival with an all-female talent-driven event,” said festival organizer Chris Coleman. “We have an amazing lineup of talented DJs who will make this an epic night to remember, and we’re counting down the days until we can bring everyone together for the world’s first LGBTQ+ EDM festival in the fall.”

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased for $15 (+ fees) at discounted Early Bird Rate for the first 100 people. General Admission Advanced tickets are $25 (+ fees) and Day of Show Tickets are $30 (+ fees). Tickets can be purchased online here.

GAYDM “One Love,” the world’s first LGBTQ+ EDM festival will be held on Sept. 11 at the Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, uniting the LGBTQ+ community for an 11-hour party with a purpose. More information can be found on the event’s website and tickets can be purchased online through Live Nation.

All proceeds of the launch parties and the GAYDM “One Love” Festival will benefit GAYDM partners GAGA (Gay Georgia) and Lost-n-Found Youth, two organizations whose efforts are dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community in Georgia. GAGA’s mission is to maintain safe locations for the LGBTQ+ community free from persecution, while Lost-n-Found Youth assists homeless LGBTQ+ youth.