Stone Temple Pilots, BUSH & Tesla The Revolution 3 Tour 2018 At State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park August 7

On August 7, Stone Temple Pilots, BUSH and Tesla, brought The Revolution Summer Tour 2018 to State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain 

TAM Photographer Chuck Holloway was on hand to capture the evening.

For more tour dates, visit STP’s, BUSH’s or Tesla’s websites.

Stone Temple Pilot’s – Chastain Amphitheater – 2018

BUSH – Chastain Amphitheater – 2018

TAM Toured the Coca-Cola Roxy and Learned About the Premium Seats

This weekend, on Sunday April 15, 2018, The Decemberists are bringing the YOUR GIRL / YOUR GHOST tour to the Coca-Cola Roxy. It will be The Decemberists’ first time playing at the venue, which opened in April 2017.

The Coca-Cola Roxy (originally located in Buckhead in Atlanta), is now in The Battery Atlanta, next to Suntrust Park, home of The Atlanta Braves. It is the newest Live Nation venue in Atlanta and was designed from the ground up for the ultimate concert experience. The Coca-Cola Roxy is beautifully painted, decorated, and boasts a capacity of 3600 people, a bit more than The Tabernacle (also run by Live Nation) in downtown Atlanta.

The theater features a large, open dance floor with four large chandeliers that can be raised or lowered, depending on the event booked for the evening. The venue has a flexible configuration, which can allow for theatre-style seating on the main floor, or a general admission, standing audience. The 53,000 square foot site has state of the art sound, lights and production capabilities for live music, corporate meetings and private events.

The second tier of the Coca-Cola Roxy is a U-shaped wrap around balcony (like the Tabernacle), which features permanent seating as well as the Premium boxes and Upgraded Premium Seats that provide the best seated view of the stage. ADA seating is available on both levels of the theatre, and both floors are wheelchair accessible.

One of the nicest features that we were introduced to was the afore-mentioned Premium Seating for concert attendees. The Premium Seating offers the following perks:

– Prime VIP Box and Seat Locations on the Mezzanine
– Dedicated Separate Entry
– EP Lounge Access with Private Restrooms and Bar
– In Seat Wait Service
– VIP Season Parking

COCA-COLA Roxy EP Lounge Photos

If you’re interested in finding out more information about the Premium Seating packages, please be sure to visit the official Coca-Cola Roxy website, or reach out to Allyson Bradshaw at the Coca-Cola Roxy.

TAM will be attending The Decemberists show this Sunday, and will be offering a review of the show and the Coca-Cola Roxy Premium experience next week. Stay tuned!

Information for this article was provided by Allyson Bradshaw and Live Nation. Except where noted, all photos by Julie Lott. All photos used with permission. 

Live Review: Lights with guests Chase Atlantic and DCF at Center Stage

The evening of February 20th was clear skies with no chance of rain, however, there was a storm brewing at Center Stage. Fans came from far and wide, forming a line that stretched around the block well before any music was played. The attraction for the evening was Lights, a group formed around a female lead of the same name, legally. This band is definitely something to take a look at, especially with the recent release of her graphic novel series. With Lights and her musical entourage were guests DCF and Chase Atlantic to help break the ice and set the mood for the night. The music was primed to make the night one to remember.

The first act of the night was a one-man show called DCF. Not much there to be honest other than an up-and-coming Sonreal-type artist. DCF was dressed up in a captain crunch kind of Halloween costume giving his show a bit of a fresh, comical appeal. His set got crowd appeal however with his final song being a great Paramore cover. After DCF was the one and only Chase Atlantic, an alternative band formed by two brothers and their close friend hailing from Australia. These guys definitely represent the down under well in their stage presence and overall performance. Even with a delayed start to their set, the band still kept the crowd hyped. The subtle harmonies displayed in their songs mixed with the vocal bars, and even the addition of a saxophone, really set this band apart from other up-and-coming acts. I definitely see Chase Atlantic headlining shows one day if they remain on their path of superb showmanship.

The last act of the night, and the obvious reason many of the audience showed up that night, was Lights. As soon as she took the stage the whole crowd lit up with whoops and hollers. From note one there was a punch behind their music with plenty of variety going from headbangers to ballads. Lights, the lead singer, has a voice that brings chills to the soul. I would put her as a combination of Ellie Goulding and Hayley Williams. Their drummer had an address in the pocket as he kept the beats succinct and moving. The rest of the band was also well seasoned to balance the raw power coming from their lead’s killer vocals.

Overall their showmanship was well polished and tuned to be good vibes only. There was even some theatrics brought in as Lights the singer was brought a pizza box onstage that had a keyboard inside that she promptly played on delivery. I recommend seeing Lights if you have the chance as their live performance blew away any expectations I had from listening to their recordings, both in cohesiveness in the band and vocal talent by their lead. Catch Lights on their tour by check out this link here.



Live Review – AC/DC at the Phillips Arena, Sept 2, 2016

Axl/DC Brought It’s High Voltage Act to Atlanta

On Thursday, September 1 before a packed house at Philips Arena (brought to you by Livenation), AC/DC brought their 30-years of high-voltage rock ‘n’ roll to it’s fans in Atlanta.  And I can tell you that without a shadow of doubt, they did not disappoint.  I believe everyone in attendance left satisfied on all fronts.

Lets start by addressing the 300 lb elephant in the room, Axl Rose.  Could he really pull of AC/DC to the satisfaction of their fans?  The answer is a resounding YES, as this fan left with a new found respect and admiration for the talented lead singer and frontman. Rose was high energy from start to finish and I believe he left a lasting impression of respect for a job well done.

The setlist was scattered with the usual must haves, that included “Black in Black,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Thunderstruck” and “Hell’s Bells” Ac/DC performed solidly for slightly over two hours. The full setlist contained the following songs – “Rock or Bust,” “Shoot to Thrill,” ‘Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be,” ‘Back in Black,” Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Damnation,” “Thunderstruck,” “High Voltage,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Train,” “Hells Bells,” “Given the Dog a Bone,” “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It),” “Live Wire,” “Sin City,” “You Shook Me All Night Long,” “Shot Down in Flames,” “Have a Drink on Me,” “T.N.T.,” “Whole Lotta Rosie” and ” Let There Be Rock (with Angus Young guitar solo)” For the encore AC/DC did”Highway to Hell” followed by “Riff Raff” and ended on “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You).”

For the first time since October 9, 1982 they played one of my personal favorites “Livewire” and it really brought back memories for me to see the Bell fall from the rafters of Philips Arena for the start of “Hells Bells.”

That being said a Whole Lotta Rosie with the enormous Rosie floating above the stage was classic AC/DC.

I really can’t recommend any more strongly to you that if this tour is coming to your area, you must do yourself a favor, treat yourself and I promise you won’t be disappointed!  As long as Angus Young has voltage and a guitar the sounds of this iconic band will continue to pleasure audiences for years to come.  For those about to rock, we salute you!

For more information on AC/DC’s tour with Axl Rose, check out their official website.