Punk Rock Life

The place to be in Lil’ Five

Mar
28

atmosphere

Once I worked here, ruled the local streets, cooked some great stuff and had a good time doing it. This photo reminds me of what we enjoy and should be doing in life. After a nice convo with the HIP, I know we can do what we want to do in this catagory. The only thing holding us back is details and ourselves. There a LOT of details but they are and will remain that: details that can be worked out in a slow process. There are more possibilities to add to the post before. We will have a new adventure in life honey…just be as patient as you can and work with me on this. Location and cost of location is key right now, with about 100 varibles worked into each key for the time we are in. We will get this done I promise to you this. I am on it.

Joshua Bradford at the Star Bar

Dec
02

Living On A Prayer by a former Revolting Cock http://www.punkrocklife.com/images/061202_6.jpg

Joshua Bradford of Simple Shelter , formerly with the Revolting Cocks, turned out to be one hell of a cool person on Saturday night. When asked by our BMF host if he would serenade JCY with a Happy Birthday song from the stage and with any other song that resembled a Bon Jovi song(HER favorite band, not OURS), Joshua surprised us and sang “Living On A Prayer” to JCY. Joshua also presented her with one of his cds, “A Phoenix From The Ashes”. Needless to say this was JCY’s very favorite part of the night! However no word yet if Joshua has taken over where Jon Bon Jovi leaves off.

There was also a burlesque act at Star Bar that night but I don’t remember them. I guess I was too busy trying to talk the talk with a wanna be gangster type. Obviously he wasn’t interested in talking to too many vanilla faces! And it really bothered me…

NOT! borat was not invited

There Was Music!

Dec
02

When was the last time you saw a set up like this!? http://www.punkrocklife.com/images/061202_3.jpg

Delbert McClinton

Dec
02

Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points in Atlanta, Georgia http://punkrocklife.com/images/061202_1.jpg

Delbert McClinton was getting ready to play at the Variety Playhouse in Little Five when we arrived at the loft for JCY’s party. But nobody at the party knew who McClinton was so we looked him up. Did you know that in 1962 McClinton met a young John Lennon and helped him with his harmonica technique, resulting in the sound heard on the Beatles hit “Love Me Do.” ? [CMT] [Last Week At The Variety Playhouse]

MusicFilter Review – Little Stevens Underground A GO GO

Nov
30

Go Ahead Punk...

Little Stevens Underground a go go

November 30th, 2006 by BMF

David Johanssen of the New York Dolls in Atlanta at the Variety Playhouse on 11/30/06

We headed to the show early with the intentions of hanging out in the loft till the show started but since I forgot the keys we decided to go on in the Variety Playhouse to grab a good seat and drink beer. We were treated to a black and white movie theater on the walls of the theater. Four screens plastered the walls on both sides with old B-Movies with a great soundtrack of garage band gems played in the background.

A band that won a contest to open the show began shortly that was ok but for us just that….ok.

Next up were The Charms that quickly gained our attention with their hard hooks and energetic lead singer, Ellie Vee. The band looked and played tough. I would like seeing this band play live anytime. The band was tight as hell and Ellie has a voice that is both sweet and in your face with tons of soul that flows naturally. The guitar player, Joe Wizda is like some freaky virtuoso type that will both amaze and astound you with his playing.

Next up came the Chesterfield Kings….WOW is the best description of this show by a band that has been around since 79′. Pure Rock and Roll swagger at it’s very best. The lead singer moved all over not only the stage but took off into the audience not just once like some singers do now but roamed all over the place including the seats halfway back into the venue. He stood on the seats, threw newspapers that got in his way, tumbled, tripped and drug his CORDED mic all over the place. At one point when we was ‘walking’ from one side of the audience to the other even the roadie needed a hand with that long mic cord and the audience stepped up and helped to surf the cord over their heads to the other side…once it reached its destination it quickly had to be moved back up on stage where Greg Prevost, the lead singer began an on stage love/lust session with his mic stand. I got some great photos of Greg all over the place here.

Next up were the Supersuckers. If you like the Supersuckers I would say they put on a good show. While not my personal favorites the highlight of the show was when Eddie Spahgetti made “bass guitar stars” out of the entire band and even let the members from the other bands on the bill in on the action. Funny stuff that ended with a killer version of “Frankenstein”. The Supersuckers website has a cool blog style page that Eddie writes on about the tour.

When the New York Dolls hit the stage all eyes were glued. The band ripped into a couple of classics then launched into some new numbers. They sounded great, looked great and really seemed to be having fun. Of course Sylvain Sylvain garnered much attention being the local guy (lives in Decatur). Great show, great sound. Long live the New York Dolls!

Click here to check out all the photos we took at the show!

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