Event Reviews

Read on for action reports of concerts, festivals, stand-ups, one-acts, and other parades of human entertainment from the passionate reviewers camping out in backstage trenches and after-parties to write about them for you in the morning.

Keb’ Mo’

Keb’ Mo’

Event Reviews

Grammy-winning artist Keb’ Mo’ rocked The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida, and Michelle Wilson was there, loving every minute of it.

Pokey LaFarge

Pokey LaFarge

Event Reviews

Pokey LaFarge headlines the tour that stopped at the Englert Theater in Iowa City, Iowa. Ester Rose opened the show.

AFI Fest 2021

AFI Fest 2021

Event Reviews

The 2021 edition of the American Film Institute’s Festival, was a total success. After mounting a small virtual festival in 2020, AFI Fest came roaring back this year with a slate of 115 films representing over fifty countries. Lily and Generoso rank their favorite features from this year’s festival which include new offerings from Céline Sciamma, Miguel Gomes, and Jacques Audiard.

Foreigner

Foreigner

Event Reviews

Is it really Foreigner with no original members? Roi J. Tamkin catches a Georgia stop along the tour that marks the 40th anniversary of Foreigner’s 4.

Blackberry Smoke

Blackberry Smoke

Event Reviews

Blackberry Smoke is touring to support their new album You Hear Georgia, while Myron Elkins and the Dying Breed make a name for themselves getting audiences ready for their upcoming album next year.

Myles Kennedy

Myles Kennedy

Event Reviews

Tyler Bryant and Graham Whitford open the Des Moines show as a pared-down version of their band, then play a set as Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, before headliner Myles Kennedy takes the stage supporting his solo albums, including The Ides of March.

Grace Potter

Grace Potter

Event Reviews

As live music makes a comeback, Grace Potter tests the socially distanced waters with a series of East Coast solo shows.

It Was the Music Premiere Livestream

Event Reviews

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, the subjects of Mark Moskowitz’s documentary, It Was the Music, hosted a livestream event showcasing performances, interviews, and segments of the 10-episode series.

AFI Fest 2020

AFI Fest 2020

Event Reviews

2020 marks the sixth consecutive year that Lily and Generoso have attended the American Film Institute’s Festival. Here, they review their favorites from this year’s feature film offerings.

Collective Soul

Collective Soul

Event Reviews

Georgia alt rockers Collective Soul wowed the crowd, including Michelle Wilson, at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival Series 2020 opener.

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

Event Reviews

Tommy Emmanuel with opener Ida Mae thrilled Central Florida with an astounding acoustic performance. Michelle Wilson loved every minute of it.

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Event Reviews

Joe Bonamassa and his mighty blues ensemble rolled into Clearwater, Florida for two nights of contemporary blues at its finest. Michelle Wilson caught Evening One of this towering blues extravaganza.

Yacht Rock Revue

Yacht Rock Revue

Event Reviews

Yacht Rock Revue’s “Hot Dads In Tight Jeans” Tour rolled into Central Florida and wowed the sold-out crowd with their tribute to ’70s and ’80s light rock hits. Michelle Wilson was there and loved every minute!

Styx

Styx

Event Reviews

’70s rock icons Styx continue to carry the classic rock torch. Michelle Wilson caught their show in South Florida and was loving every minute!

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Henry V

Archikulture Digest

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New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Frank Bello

Frank Bello

Features

Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.