Category Archives: live review

{Photos} ATL Bloggers Showcase @ Picaflor 3.18.2011


Featured Show of the Week

Artist Spotlight: The National Rifle

I had the opportunity to check out a band from Philly at WonderRoot last night. Their name is the National Rifle and I was stunned at how tight their performance was. The band members definitely locked in at WonderRoot- the melodicism and charm of the individual parts stood out, yet it all coalesced to create a powerful and moving sound.

I could hear strands of bands like the Hold Steady and Bloc Party, so fans of those groups will enjoy. However, I also heard a bit of Bruce Springsteen. I feel that may because the singer/guitarist rocked out with a Telecaster and had a similar swagger and pseudo-imprecision as the Boss.

Overall, I had a great time and this band from the city of brotherly love proved Philly is churning out some A grade indie music acts.

National Rifle is still on tour, check the dates below to see if they’re coming to a town near you. For other news related to the band, click here.

National Rifle MARCH/APRIL 2011 Tour

Greenville, NC

w/ Monuments
New York, NY

Living Hell
All Ages
Dubois, PA
Howards Club H
All Ages
Bowling Green, OH
The Lake House
All Ages
Normal, IL
The Loft
All Ages
Macomb, IL

Lemp Arts Center
All Ages
St. Louis, MO
Bourbon Theatre
All Ages
Lincoln, NE
Pizza Power
All Ages
Lawrence, KS
Tulsa Bacwards
All Ages
Tulsa, OK
The Prophet Bar
Dallas, TX
Courthouse Co-op
All Ages
Memphis, TN

From Exile @ the Earl 1.7.2011

From Exile receives plenty of attention in the local Atlanta press and because of this I tend to avoid publishing stories about them. However, this January footage of them at the Earl is too good to pass up. These guys have definitely taken some notes from the Megadeth/Judas Priest metal shredders handbook and on this recording they show off their star pupil status.

From Exile will be releasing a NIN cover ep in May and their next show is on March 31 at 529 with Lazer Wulf and Universe Divide.

For more about this band, click here

Featured Show of the Week

Featured Show of the Week

{Ticket Giveaway } Attention System @ the Vinyl 2.11.2011

Local electro/indie rock act Attention System will be performing at the Vinyl Friday night with Monte Negro and Satellite District. Shot From Guns is giving away two free tickets, but first – you must pass through the 36 chambers and master all the martial arts. Actually, it’s easier than that.

The first person to answer the trivia question correctly in the comments section will win a ticket and plus one to the show. Winners should e-mail with “Ticket Giveaway” in the e-mail subject line to claim their prize. Here is the question:

“What track did Attention System use for their first full-length video?”

Answers must be posted within the comments section

*Ticket giveaway for GA residents only