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Mayhem Fest afterparty with ThroatpuncH at 120 Tavern and Music Hall- By guest reporter Bonnie Moret

Mayhem Fest afterparty with ThroatpuncH at 120 Tavern and Music Hall- By guest reporter Bonnie Moret

Aug 29, 2012

  The 120 Tavern and Music Hall prides itself on great drink specials, delicious meals, and fast, friendly service. It gives Marietta a completely new idea of what Southern Hospitality really is.  Take it from me, bartenders Perry, Whittney, and Keith are all about service with a smile–cheers! But, the BEST thing about the 120 Tavern and Music Hall is, well, THE MUSIC, and award-winning ThroatpuncH totally rocked the house for the Mayhem Fest Afterparty. For the record, ThroatpuncH lived up to their winning reputation, delivering a high-energy, full-volume show.  Singer Adam Lahr, who lost of two dear friends that week, channeled his emotions into lyrics, and delivered a stellar performance.  Bassist Paul Lawrence, guitarists Robert Arsenault and Ashley Taylor, drummer Vic Ferla, and the wickedly masked Albin Carey Blomkvest all played their A-game!  The playlist for the evening included: Capt. Jack, Pains and Prose, Demonica, Nemesis, Lucky, Devil’s Parade, Fester and Dementia, Mr. Moneybags, Murder 1, and No Thank You. ThroatpuncH thrives on engaging the fans.  On several occasions, Paul and Robert walked off stage and played in the audience …  talk about arousing the crowd!  And speaking of engaging the fans, the guys let the fans vote on their name, too.  Yes, ThroatpuncH was the winning name in a fan-based poll. If you missed the Mayhem Afterparty Fest at the 120 Music Hall and Tavern, you can catch ThroatpuncH on Saturday, August 18th, at Club Staxx. In addition, please vote for them in the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival Battle Of The Bands, by visiting http://battle.rockstaruproar.com/u/ThroatpuncH2012, as they must win and be seen on the big stage at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood later this summer. For more info on Throatpunch, visit www.throatpunchmusic.com. Special thanks to Brian Harris, for having my back and capturing the stunning image of Albin! Well, that’s the report for now.  Until next time … keep rockin’! – Bonnie Moret Bonnie is a freelance photographer and writer. You can see her work at: Website:  www.bonniemoret.com Blog:  www.bisforbonnie.com Adam Lahr – ThroatpuncH Vox Bonnie M Moret – Guest...

Quiet Riot Alienate Fans and Friends in and Attempt to Cover Wrong Doings to Now Fired Singer Mark Huff

Quiet Riot Alienate Fans and Friends in and Attempt to Cover Wrong Doings to Now Fired Singer Mark Huff

Jan 13, 2012

After my article yesterday on Mark Huff, the now former Quiet Riot singer, fired as he sat in his hospital room having his head shaved for brain surgery; there was a mass pouring of emotions across the internet from fans and friends of Mark Huff. People asking for their money back for tickets they had purchased, and saying they only wanted to go to see Mark, among the many other outcries of anger over his wrong doing. Quiet Riot eventually released a half cocked statement, saying they sent Mark a certified letter and making insinuations that Mark may be lying about being in the hospital. From QR Facebook page: “With regards to Mark Huff: My policy has always been not to air out the dirty laundry in public. That policy remains the same even in light of those who chose to make accusations. The fact is that Mr. Huff’s medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made though it is unfortunate that it comes at such a time. His wife assured me that Mark would be home this week, and as legal protocol dictated, a certified letter was sent informing Mark of the decision that was made and why it was made. This was days ago. The content of that letter is a private matter unless Mr. Huff decides to make the reason for his dismissal made public which I believe would be counterproductive for him. I will not go tit for tat with this issue. If certain person wish to villainies me, that is their prerogative.” This statement from the band sent out a rash of angry protests from friends and fans alike, I myself as the writer of the original article that soared the web, ended up in a conversation on MY Facebook page with a certain drummers girlfriend, whom insisted that a certified letter had been sent by them to Mark Huff, and that Mark was lying, which only lit my fuse because I KNOW for a fact that Mark is not lying. After said “girlfriend”, invaded my Facebook, myself and fans started noticing they were deleting any post on their page with the truth and only...

Jam Band Favorite Indecision to Play Atlanta Saturday after SEC Game

Jam Band Favorite Indecision to Play Atlanta Saturday after SEC Game

Nov 30, 2011

INDECISION Saturday, December 3rd Smith’s Olde Bar ATLANTA, GA Tickets: $15 ADV/$18 DOS www.ticketalternative.com/Events/16209.aspx Other shows: Friday, December 2 – The Visulite Theatre, Charlotte, NC Friday, December 23 – The National Theatre, Richmond, VA One of the originators of the jam band movement, Indecision’s innovative music is a unique blend of rock, jazz, blues and extended jams complete with rich and complex lyrics. From appearances at festivals such as Bonnaroo, MidX and Down on the Farm, to sharing the stage with many great artists including Phish,Widespread Panic, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Hootie and the Blowfish,   Jorma Kaukonen, The Wailers, and many more, Indecision continues play several shows per year. For more information, visit www.indecision.com....

Atlanta Musician Steven Marchi Missing for 15 Days!

Atlanta Musician Steven Marchi Missing for 15 Days!

Aug 29, 2011

Written by Duffie Dixon of 11 Alive Friends of a missing local musician are asking for the public’s help in locating him. 43-year-old Steven Marchi was last seen the night of August 12, 2011. His roomate Jeffrey Powell said Marchi left the apartment in in his green Dodge pickup that has a camper top and an Illinois license plate. Powell assumed he’d see Marchi in a few hours, but he and others have not seen or heard from Marchi since. “I didn’t think too much of it at first. I mean he’s a grown man and I thought he may have just been staying with a friend, but then I realized he left without his phone or his guitar,” said Powell. Other friends confirm Marchi is an avid musician and goes everywhere with his guitar and sheet music. Kelley Hagen said that’s what has her convinced something bad has happened to Marchi. “Anyone who knows him knows he is not without his guitar for more than a few hours. He’s also not someone who would leave a roomate without paying the rent or explaining if he was headed out of town,” said Hagen. In fact, Powell said Marchi is always prompt with his weekly rent. Powell is also convinced Marchi planned to be around for the coming week based on what he found in the refrigerator. Marchi, a strict vegan, had just purchased and cut up various produce and put it in containers for a week’s worth of meals. “There’s no way he would buy all of that, take all that time preparing it if he was headed out of town,” said Powell. Marchi has performed at a number of venues around Atlanta including Smith’s Old Bar, Eddie’s Attic and the Red Light Cafe. He was saving up money to pay for the release of a CD. Between gigs Marchi worked as a masseur, so friends worry he may have gone to a client’s house and something bad happened to him. “I just know he would have contacted one of us, any of us, by now,” said Hagen. Police have assigned a case number in the search for Steven Marchi. Friends say the only...

Special In Depth Interview with Altti Veteläinen of Finland’s Eternal Tears of Sorrow

Special In Depth Interview with Altti Veteläinen of Finland’s Eternal Tears of Sorrow

May 31, 2011

Eternal Tears of Sorrow (commonly abbreviated to EToS) is a Finnish melodic death metal band formed in Pudasjarvi in Northern Ostabothnia, Finland. I became friends with Altti Veteläinen, I think some time back in 2005, through my long time love of the bands music, as well as our common friends Nightwish and Dark Tranquility. I started out in the national and international metal and death metal scene years ago working with bands touring the US from overseas, as well as having a long time relationship and living with my now ex of four years, Jason Piona of Lilitu, and then Blood Promise. He toured with dark Tranquility, and was at the table for some time with Roadrunner Records. I changed my company name around 2005 to Chaotic Beauty Music, and never once thought about the EtoS album “Chaotic Beauty” till going through my CDs one day. Altti and I connected on the funny similarity, and have been good friends ever since. I have stayed in touch and talked music business a lot as I am up working on tours at night, or having to stay up in order to conference with acts I work with overseas. One day we will get EtoS back over to the states touring, but for now, let’s have one killer interview with the amazing frontman Altti! So Altti, tell me when you guys got your first start as a band? Altti: Officially Eternal Tears of Sorrow was formed in 1994 under this name when we recorded our first promo tape called “The Seven Goddesses of Frost”..but we had played with the same guys already before under different names various of styles. When did the name Eternal Tears of Sorrow come along, and where did you guys get it from? Altti: We chose the name at the recording sessions of our first promo tape. Haha..the story of deciding the name is funny. We wanted to have long enough name to avoid already exiting duplicates and at the same time we wanted to have name that would describe our musical style. We had lots of good words fitting into our style and basically wrote them on a blackboard. Then we started...

Reluctant Saints Break Out onto the Scene with a Packed House and One Incredible Album!

Reluctant Saints Break Out onto the Scene with a Packed House and One Incredible Album!

Mar 29, 2011

I have known Brian Cameron for some time now, we have been very good friends, talked about our dreams for our careers, laughed about the experiences we already have both had, and in general been there for each other in our careers. When I have worked with him in several of his acts, driven down the highway long miles day and night singing songs on the way to and from shows, and have cheered him on in each newer and better endeavor. When Brian told me he had a longing to be playing with his brother Mark again; that he thinks the world of, I was excited to see this idea grow, because when Brian gets something in his head, he does not stop till it is done. I have been there through the excitement of each new player added, like Gary Chumney, Jon Cole and Nathan Morgan, as well as when the CD was finally done through INIO Music and he rushed it to my house to listen to it. As I sat there listening to my friend’s yet another amazing feat, the Reluctant Saints CD, I could not help but beam with pride, just like two nights after my birthday when Brian said “Hey Kim, my CD release is going to be your birthday party too”. When he told me that he was also filming his first video for the CD and all of us friends; family as the guys call us all, just like the Allman Brothers did, I was super excited to be able to be a part of yet again something great my friend was doing. We all traveled the distance to Motorheads, and walked in to a packed house of not only friends from Atlanta and the guys families, but also people as far as Tifton, Ga, Jackson, Ga, and Macon, Ga. Even the Macon Allman crew of people came out for it. I was beaming and giggling all night as I watched my friends play the amazing songs I had already heard hot off of the press, and enjoyed watching everyone’s faces as they couldn’t believe how truly diverse the music was. I had a ball watching...