Amigo the Devil, Harley Poe and Guests Pack Out Purgatory at Masquerade

Photos Courtesy of Ariana Simon (Instagram)

On November 17th, everyone in Atlanta started getting ready for the following week of Thanksgiving. Some started making their way towards family to spend time together. Others started hanging Christmas decorations as their eagerness for the holidays took hold of them. But for all of those heathens of tradition, the place to be was Masquerade. While Mayday Parade took over Heaven, the talent to see was in Purgatory where Amigo the Devil, Harley Poe, Blood Oaks, and Collins Drive packed out the venue. There was a constant overflow of patrons into the alley outside from the first note of the opening act Collins Drive. It was a great sight to behold as Atlanta showed its love for its local music scene.

To kick off the night, Collins Drive took to the stage. Labeled as southern Americana folk rock, this trio of artists really brought out some good soul in their jams. They have a sound that is a cross between Johnny Cash and the Allman Brothers with each tune covered in a cloudy veil of raw life that can only be peered through in the bottom of a shot glass. As this was my first time catching these guys play, I look forward to hearing them again.

Following Collins Drive was Blood Oaks. These guys are a staple in the Atlanta cow punk scene as they keep stepping up their game in each show I attend. For this rendition of their performance, their lead singer The Reverend was dressed up in true unholy attire as he preached the gospel that is rock and roll. His cohorts were all dressed for church with a style that made the crowd expect to be raptured by the music, and they did not disappoint. To start their set, they had their former drummer Shane sit in on one song, giving a tribute to his contribution to the band. From there, their new drummer took the reigns and kept the beat going. The music of Blood Oaks has a very punk rock vibe that puts a dancing to your feet and a warmth in your soul. I even saw a mosh pit form after their second song. I look forward to seeing what new things these guys have in store the next time they preach some rock and roll. Continue Reading

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An Intimate Evening with To Write Love On Her Arms @ The Masquerade Sept. 20th

Tomorrow needs you. It’s a simple message, but the meaning is vast. The words mark the new campaign from the nonprofit To Write Love On Her Arms, an organization founded in 2006 by Jamie Tworkowski, which focuses on bringing awareness to suicide, depression, and addiction, and offering hope and help to those in need. Partnering with award winning poet Sierra DeMulder, and musician JP Saxe, Tworkowski began a short, three-stop tour, which ended in Atlanta on September 20th at The Masquerade.

TWLOHA recently asked its supporters to film themselves stating why tomorrow needs them. The answers, given by a broad audience of adults and kids, included, “Tomorrow needs me to make my nephew laugh,” “Tomorrow needs me because I’m going to do great things when I grow up,” and “Tomorrow needs me because I am worth more than my struggles,” along with many more. The responses were made into a video, which was played at the beginning of the intimate event, before Tworkowski walked on stage to greet the audience. He spoke about the very successful campaign, which raised over $150,000 (surpassing the original goal of $100,000) for treatment and recovery around the world, and thanked everyone for being there to support. Tworkowski then introduced singer/songwriter JP Saxe to the stage.

“I don’t like to call these break-up songs,” Saxe told the audience. “I prefer post-love songs.” He spoke about a break-up that inspired many of the songs performed, including “Same Room,” and “Anybody Else,” with the latter being a first-time performance. Saxe has found recent success with the song “The Few Things,” which he prefaced with, “This is supposed to be a happy song about falling in love, and I don’t know why it sounds so sad.” The song that resonated the most with me was “Changed,” with lyrics such as, “Like anybody really stays the same,” which explores how relationships can change and mold a person for the better and the worst. Saxe’s stellar vocals heightened the poignant lyrics of every song performed, captivating the audience and definitely leaving an impression. After his set, Saxe introduced two-time National Poetry Slam winner Sierra DeMulder, noting, “She’s made me cry every night of this tour.”

Once DeMulder began speaking, I understood why. Opening with the powerful and moving poem titled “You,” DeMulder connected with the audience in a way that felt as if she was speaking to each individual person in attendance. The poem was about overcoming life’s obstacles, and affirmed that we are all exactly where we are supposed to be, and encouraged living in the moment. DeMulder, who recently published her fourth book of poetry called Today Means Amen, had a presence that seemed to set the audience at ease, able to make them simultaneously laugh and cry as she performed her poems. “I was in love with my best friend for three years, and all I got was this poem,” she joked at one point. The new poem “Hashtag Self-Care” exposed the Instagram fads of bubble baths and candles to bring what real self-care is to light, and noting that, “Real healing is rarely so photogenic.” JP Saxe returned to stage several times to perform with DeMulder, accentuating the already powerful words with his amazing talent.

Jamie Tworkowski returned to the stage to share the story of how To Write Love On Her Arms began, as a short story he wrote for a friend struggling with addiction and depression in 2006. “It was on this site called Myspace,” he joked. “I wanted to sell 100 shirts to help my friend get into recovery.” After Switchfoot frontman (and friend to Jamie) Jon Foreman wore the shirt at a concert and mentioned what Jamie was doing, the response to TWLOHA was overwhelming, and Jamie realized that he could do more. Today, his organization is recognized all over the world for their work in bringing hope, treatment, and perhaps most importantly, caring and loving people to listen and help those in need. Jamie has never shied away from being open and honest with people, and he spoke about his own experiences with depression and recovery. “I just saw my therapist last week, and he is a great guy,” Jamie said. He encouraged everyone in the audience to explore what therapy means to them; whether it is going to see a professional, or just being open with friends or family about how they are feeling. TWLOHA’s past campaign People Need Other People, still resonates today as one of the mission statements of the organization. “It’s so important to have that person,” said Jamie. “We need to share our stories.”

Sierra DeMulder and JP Saxe returned to the stage to perform a cover of “In My Feelings,” which was a request from Jamie, and had the entire crowd singing along. After the show, all of the performers stayed to meet their supporters, sign merch, and take photos. Overall, the night felt less like a performance with a barrier between stage and audience, and more like a gathering of friends sharing stories and connecting in a very special way.

To learn more about To Write Love On Her Arms, or to donate to the cause, please visit TWLOHA.com, or check out their page on Facebook.

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Live Review: CKY, Slaves and Guests Pack Out Masquerade

Photos by Stephanie Heath (Facebook/Instagram) – Photo Galleries Found Below

The Masquerade on Monday, August 27th hosted a slew of both local and international talent at their Hell stage, personally my favorite stage at Masquerade due to its intimacy and balcony view. Surprisingly, the Masquerade was packed out from when the doors opened, an oddity for a such an off night for concerts. However, this was just a testament to the appeal of the artists that took the stage that night. On the docket, we had the one and only CKY with Slaves, Royal Thunder, and Awaken I AM on CKY and Slaves’ co-headliner North American 2018 Tour, and as an added bonus the tour had an additional act, Atlanta’s own Get Those Nerds.

Opening up the night, Get Those Nerds took to the stage. Hailing originally from Marietta but now based in Austell, these guys define their sound as nerd punk, with their songs primarily based around the nerd culture of the band members. Catching a quote from their lead singer and guitarist Caleb Kirshner, the band “wanted to give everything they had in 20 minutes or less” as they had a shortened time slot. And honestly, Get Those Nerds delivered and then some. They even got in a cover of “Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult with an added Godzilla and gorilla mascot on stage.

As the second act of the night, and the opening act for the tour, Brisbane’s own Awaken I Am jumped right into their set, with a warm reception by the crowd as they continued to rock out to the onslaught of artists slated for the night. These guys have a heavy, alternative sound that creates a soundscape worthy of headbanging, with their frontman vocalist Jimmy Alexander pumping up the crowd. Each song Awaken I Am played had that beat that rocks the soul, serving as the heartbeat that all rockers in attendance synced with while thrashing to the music. It’s good to know that on the other side of the world, there are artists that can rock out just as hard as artists in America.

Holding down the middle set, Royal Thunder kept the energy alive with their southern, soulful rock. Being from Atlanta, these guys, and gal as they have a frontwoman, were in familiar territory on this stop of the tour. Royal Thunder has some killer tunes that really shine due to the talent behind each instrumental voice in the band. Their drummer put out some catch breaks while both of their guitarists were bantering back and forth with cascading riffs and solid solos. Meanwhile, their lead vocalist and bass player slayed the low end on her axe, playing her bass more like a guitar with heavy strumming and chord progressions. On the last song of their set, Royal Thunder really brought down the house, ending the night with a band group hug.

Next up was the first of the two headliners, Sacramento’s own Slaves, a post-hardcore group formed by vocalist Jonny Craig, a former member of Emarosa and Dance Gavin Dance with a colorful history. It was obvious that many attendees were waiting for these guys to take the stage as the crowd turned up to 11 when the band came on stage. From their first song, it was hard to tell who sang louder, Slaves’ mic’d lead vocalist Jonny or the crowd as everyone in the pit seemed to know the lyrics to each song. On a few occasions during the set, Jonny even threw the mic to the crowd. The bands’ two guitarists displayed some serious chops as they played off one another to form some intricate melodies. Holding down the guitarists, Slaves’ bassist and drummer kept a tight beat going with the drummer showcasing the full range of his kit and the bassist laying down a solid foundation on the low end. Playing some of their beloved songs such as “Warning From My Demons”, “True Colors”, and “I Know A Lot Of Artists”, Slaves really showed their dominance as headlining artists.

As the last act of the night and co-headliner, CKY took the stage. Getting their start in 1998 with help from the Jackass TV series, this band has had a history riddled with lineup changes and even a hiatus. However, their colorful history has not kept them from playing shows 20 years after their inception. From West Chester, Pennsylvania, CKY is a wild blend of grunge, skate punk, and hard rock that doesn’t hold any punches when they perform. With the band’s current lineup being a three-piece act with their founding member Chad Ginsburg on vocals and guitar, each song had epic trade offs between solid guitar licks and vocals. These trade offs in their songs are further highlighted by their drummer and founder Jess Margera and bassist Matt Deis keeping the beat loose yet steady. CKY played some of their classic heyday songs such as their classic “96 Quite Bitter Beings” to the crowd’s delight but also touched on some of their newer tunes such as the opening track of their new album The Phoenix titled “Replaceable”. Although different from the original sound of CKY both in the old and newer tracks they played, this current lineup keeps with the original vibe of the band and doesn’t stray away from the sound that originally captured CKY’s fans ears back in the 90s. 

As CKY and Slaves’ North American 2018 Tour is coming to a close in the next few weeks, look out for CKY, Slaves, Royal Thunder, Awake I Am, and Get Those Nerds the next time any of them pack out a show in Atlanta.

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Live Review: The Bastard Suns with The Muckers and AndLove

Full Gallery by Julie Lott at the end of the review

The Masquerade was filled with whispers of anticipation for the show in Hell on October 6. The main course for the evening was The Bastard Suns with appetizers AndLove and The Muckers. The alleyway was filled with your seasoned punk crowd. Attendees weren’t eager to push up and crowd the stage as everyone seemed to have been there and done that. The audience hunkered down in their spots in the crowd, most with a cold one in hand, none of them fledglings to the concert scene. Anyone not ready to perch up inside the venue was outside finishing off his or her last glass of conversation around the dying ember of a cigarette. Anticipation hung in the air for music to kick off the night.

First on the menu was AndLove, a local band hailing from the streets of Atlanta. Their stylings keep it lively with a mix of reggae, rock, punk, and whatever else feels right. Although the band has been around for over half a decade, they still have a refreshing garage band feel with their performance. Each instrument of their three-piece ensemble stood out with unique character as their melodies blended together in a delicious smoothie of good music. They did a great rendition of “Miss Jackson” that got the crowd bumping. Shout out to their lead vocalist and guitarist Timmy Halischak for leading such a groovy band and keeping it real.

Next up on the menu was The Muckers, a five-piece Irish rock band that also are locals to Atlanta. Off the bat, The Muckers have a very slick look with everyone dressed up in what you’d expect from a polished, well-toured folk band. However, these guys are only the new kids having been around since 2015. On first impressions, by that I mean looking at their outfits and instruments before they played, the band has a very folk vibe as they do incorporate a mandolin, violin, and accordion in their set. First impressions in this case were completely wrong as their first song fired off with a pungent punk sound that shifted the mood from Mumford to a more Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys vibe. These guys are definitely going places.

And now for the main course, The Bastard Suns. This ragtag group of misfits really knows how to prepare for a show. Before their set, the band was getting in their groove as this was their first stop on a three-week tour. When they took the stage and struck their first chord, the entire crowd started bumping. I personally couldn’t stop dancing for the first three songs.

The energy and showmanship put on by lead vocalist couple Clay and Whitney is unmatched by anything I’ve seen in live performances. And not to toot my own horn, but I’ve seen a lot of live performances from Van Halen to the Black Keys to Lil Dicky. Clay and Whitney have that extra connection with their audience so their audience can get the most band for their buck. But enough about them. Wes, the mastermind behind their guitar riffs, killed it with his solos with the crowd eating up every note of his polished licks. Tonka, the machine-turned-human drummer, had a smile on his face the entire time he was jamming out on his beloved drum kit. His change of address is the pocket as he was spitting bars of beats that could come from nowhere else. If anything, you must see this man play drums live. And then you have the new additions to the crew, bassist Ian and trombonist Mike. Although both of these cats haven’t been with the band for long, both fit naturally in the band’s performance as if they had always belonged.

The overall set that The Bastard Suns put on was organic. By that I mean they put together their set list the day of their show to keep each live performance unique and special for their fans. This particular set was super unique as Clay ripped his new jeans on stage at the crouch with a follow up by the band with the song “Smell Your Dick”. By the end of their set, Clay was pants-less but still killing it. This really shows how familiar these guys are with performing, and that they always keep it real and fun. At the end of their set, they preannounced their last two songs, and by that I mean they asked the crowd what order they wanted them in. To add more icing on the cake for their fans, we all got to end the night with a killer encore of “Fat Bottomed Girls”.

Even with the switch up on locations for Masquerade, the same old vibe has carried on to their new home. And the same can be said about the classic acts that roll through. To catch The Bastard Suns on their tour, check out their tour dates here.

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Live Review: In Flames, Kataklysm, and White Knuckle Riot on Tour with guest Cloak

Atlanta’s own Masquerade was packed out on Sunday, May 21, with metal heads, both young and seasoned, eager to see the legendary band In Flames currently on tour with Kataklysm and White Knuckle Riot and guest Cloak, a local Atlanta band. Before the doors for Heaven even opened for the night, there was a line to get in that snaked around the alley at Underground Atlanta. Even after the doors opened and the line trickled in, a steady stream of rockers kept flowing into the venue. Within minutes, the front of the stage was already packed with attendees taking stakes in their own moshing territory. Elsewhere, groups of fans gathered around conversations reminiscing on past shows and speculating on shows yet to come. And yet others were enjoying libations and smokes to prepare for a night of raging and thrashing.

To kick off the night, Cloak took over the stage with a warm welcome of whoops and hollers from the crowd. Before even starting their set, their drummer Sean Bruneau lit incense onstage in a ritualistic fashion that defined the mood of their set. The band truly embodies their genre of black metal in both showmanship and sound. The dark, heavy screams of vocalist and guitarist Scott Taysom matched well with the guitar howls and bass beat down pumped out by Max Brigham and Matt Scott respectively. The succinctly syncopated drum beat of Sean kept their set tight overall. Cloak overall proved their salt as performers and a true flag-bearer of metal music for the Atlanta music scene.

White Knuckle Riot continued the show as the second act of the night. A new act out of Nor Cal, the band has been in unfamiliar territory while on tour with In Flames and Kataklysm. However, catching up with their guitarists The Pagan and Sever revealed that although the band is still up and coming, the hospitality and kindness the band has seen while on tour has been humbling. After witnessing their set at Masquerade, I can see why. With each member of the band having over 20 years of industry experience, White Knuckle Riot makes a live show feel like a studio session with their precision and polished performance. From their open track “Nightmare” the audience quickly warmed up to White Knuckle Riot’s set. Their drummer of over two years, Brian “Beatdown” Kelly, apparently lives in the pocket as his sticks kept the thunderous heartbeat of the band trucking forward. Guitarists Sever and The Pagan along with original member and bassist Misfire kept the set tight with their slick melody tradeoffs. And we can’t forget original member and vocalist Johnny Schizo who crushed it with his rapid vocals that are a fresh change up to the usual screams heard from most heavy metals acts. White Knuckle Riot is a band to see with a very bright horizon in store for future shows.

As the last supporting act, Canadian band Kataklysm turned Heaven into a giant mosh pit. The melodic death metal act entered the stage to an ominous orchestral intro that was super metal. Drummer Oli Beaudoin, guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais, and bassist Stephane Barbe transitioned the intro from ominous to dark and deliciously gritty with their seasoned sound. To add to the showmanship of their show, front man and vocalist Maurizio Iacono came on stage spewing a mist of water in the air with an aura of confidence only seen in professionals who have mastered their craft. Immediately Kataklysm broke into “Breaching the Asylum” complete with their iconic hair-spinning head banging. Almost as if summoned by the head banging of the band, a void formed in the center of the crowd with contestants circling inwards to complete the circle pit. The pit stayed consistent throughout their entire set, even with one fan getting the boot after an altercation. In the midst of the musical mayhem of their set, Maurizio spoke to his old and now new fans alike, saying “if you don’t know us you will by the end of the night… We are not Justin Bieber. This is something called death metal!” This honestly made my day. And when he introduced “Crippled and Broken” the crowd went crazy, turning everything up a notch. Kataklysm is true death metal and proved once their prowess.

Now, for the main course. The one and only In Flames. As soon as their opening song “Wallflower” pervaded Heaven, everyone’s attention snapped towards the stage. The crowd was giddy, well as giddy as a bunch of metal heads can be, as the decades of practiced metal filled the air, with circle pits and general chaos as the new law of the crowd. I couldn’t find one person not jamming out to the mad riffs being bounced between veteran member guitarists Bjorn Gelotte and Niclas Engein. And the switch ups between the crisp guitar interplay to Anders Friden’s iconic vocals gave chills every single time while recent addition Joe Rickard kept the set on lock with his metronome-like drum beats. The stage presence of In Flames is truly a well-polished act but not because of rehearsals alone; the level of showmanship led by the core group of Anders, Bjorn, and Niclas can only be achieved through the test of time. It almost seems like the band is in their natural element, as if they were born to bring true metal to the realm of mortal men.

Taking a break from the music, Anders talked up the crowd in a casual way, like catching up with old friends. A sole member of the crowd belligerently shouted out at Anders, who replied by asking how many beers the man had had. When he replied with “I’ve had three bud lights” Anders said “[you should] drink real beer… if you do, you won’t make a fool of yourself”. So metal.

The rest of the night was filled with classics that both from old albums and more recent ones. For their hit “Cloud Connected” the track became more of a karaoke night for the crowd as everyone joined in. When they reached the end of the night, In Flames parted ways with their top hit “Take This Life”. If you missed seeing In Flames, you truly missed out.

All four metals acts made a Sunday night feel like a Friday with the energy and talent they all brought to the table. To catch a stop on In Flames’ tour, check out http://www.inflames.com/tour/.

Live Review: All That Remains Madness Tour at Masquerade with American Sin and As Animals Eat My Insides

Review by Daniel Karasek, Photos by Shaun Krisher

The night of May 2 filled Hell at Atlanta’s Masquerade with metal heads. All That Remains graced the city with their presence while on their “Madness” tour and were joined by American Sin and As Animals Eat My Insides. From when the doors opened, Hell filled up with rockers ready for a killer show that made a Tuesday feel like a Friday. The crowd seemed to be grasping onto whatever patience they had left waiting for metal to rule the night. They wanted a show and were not disappointed with what followed.

To kick off the night, As Animals Eat My Insides took the stage. As a local band from Atlanta, the band was in familiar territory playing at the Masquerade. Two of their members have even served in the ranks of the Masquerade staff. From the first chord the crowd was head banging and starting circle pits, not something you see too often in an opening act. The entirety of the Masquerade seemed to tune into the jams being pumped out by As Animals Eat My Insides. The interplay between the rhythm licks by Matt Simone and Philip Brooks and bass beat by Alex Bond for their song “Cutting the Cord” was clean and truly displayed the technical skill in the band’s songwriting. Their song “Juggernauts” brought out the gritty deep vocals of lead vocalist Jeremy Bond that paired very well with the heart pounding drum beat by Derrick Stephen. Overall, As Animals Eat My Insides shined with their solid stage presence yet nostalgic garage band vibe. Not an act to miss as an opener or as the main course for the night.

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As the middle act of the night, American Sin took the stage to continue with the night of metal and mayhem. The band started with a soft opening but quickly shifted the crowd into full throttle. Although a different take on metal from their former band name Come the Dawn, American Sin still meshes well together and holds its mettle as a cohesive metal band. The chops on lead vocalist John Bobinger were crisp amongst the shredding done by guitarists Samuel Morelock and Marcus Barber and bassist Jake Wire. The band’s sound had a balance between smooth and savage with clean switches between them that added a punch of flavor to their performance. Both “Empty” and “So Far Down” got the crowd hyped as these tracks are the backbone of the newly reformed band. On their last song, American Sin switched up their performance by having Marcus take the lead vocals which got the crowd pumped up for the headliner of the night.

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As soon as All That Remains took the stage as the headliner for the evening, the crowd went nuts. Instantly all of the Masquerade pointed their attention to the slick sounds of the must-see metal band. Lead vocalist Philip Labonte brought insane energy to the stage that riled the crowd into a frenzy of metal heads. He has spent nearly 20 years as the original front man for All That Remains, alongside the only other original member guitarist Oli Herbert, and it really shows in his stage presence as Phil lead his motley crew of Oli and Mike Martin on guitars, Aaron Patrick on bass, and Jason Costa on drums. A few songs into the set, Phil gave an introduction for his band before diving into their single “Stand Up” that had the entire crowd singing along. All That Remains followed this up with their single “The Air That I Breathe” that helped put them on the map. Oli’s guitar solo just crushed it. His classic stylings of hair flips and mad melodic riffs are a sight to see. The rest of their set was welcomed by the crowd with cheers and raised beers. All That Remains proved they still know how to shred and rock an audience, even after lineup changes and almost two decades of music. They put on one hell of a show.

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All three bands killed it at the Masquerade. To see where All That Remains are on their “Madness” tour, check it out at http://loudwire.com/all-that-remains-spring-2017-u-s-tour/.

 

 

Introducing: Nine Shrines

Nine Shrines, live at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA.

If you check in with TAM on a regular basis, you already know that we like to introduce you to new bands and music that we like, and hopefully you’ll like it as well. Nine Shrines is a relatively new band out of Cleveland, Ohio, and we were lucky enough to catch up with them during their recent tour stop at The Masquerade, performing as tour mates with hard rock veterans Nonpoint.

Nine Shrines formed in 2014, by former Attack Attack! drummer Andrew Wetzel and Life On Repeat guitarist Andrew Baylis. Moving away from the metalcore sound of their previous bands, Nine Shrines’ music still packs plenty of metal punch, but also contains an alternative/modern rock vibe, reminiscent of bands like Chevelle or Breaking Benjamin. The band’s first EP, titled Misery, was recently released and ranges from pounding rock tracks like “King of Mercy,” “Bend” and the title track “Misery,” to the emotional “Lost.” It’s quite a well done piece of work considering this is their very first release.

In a live setting, this band really comes alive and each member really throws themselves into their performance. Singer Chris Parketny is an exceptionally intense frontman, and at times sings with such force that it appears that he’s trying to blow out his vocal cords. Behind him is a powerful engine comprised of guitarists Andrew Baylis and Evan McKeever, bassist Devon Voisine and drummer Andrew Wentzel, who keep the churning guitars and rhythms going. To their credit, they add what I’ve always thought to be the secret to any successful band’s arsenal: quality background vocals.

Do yourselves a favor and check out Nine Shrines.

 

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Remaining tour dates with Nonpoint:

5/06 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
5/08 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
5/10 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
5/11 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
5/15 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
5/18 – Libertyville, IL @ Austins
5/19 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
5/20 – Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
5/25 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
5/26 – Fredericksburg, VA @ Hard Times Cafe
5/27 – Wilmington, NC @ The Throne Theater

Photo gallery: Nine Shrines at The Masquerade, April 19, 2017

Sevendust: 20th Anniversary Concert

Sevendust - 20th Anniversary Concert, March 17, 2017, the Masquerade in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta’s very own alternative metal powerhouse Sevendust celebrated the release of their debut album, self-titled Sevendust, by performing the entire album live in front of a packed crowd at the very sweaty Masquerade (Heaven) stage. The band, lead singer Lajon Witherspoon, guitarists John Connolly and Clint Lowery, bassist Vinnie Hornsby and drummer Morgan Rose, were surrounded by family and friends throughout the show, and the vocal Atlanta crowd gave back massive amounts of love in appreciation.

Performing in support of Sevendust were the Atlanta bands Bridge to Grace and American Prophet, and the Boston-based band Lansdowne.

 

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