Rose Riot: Melvins Photo Shoot

By Rose Riot (All photos by Rose Riot) Slow and heavy wins the race for the Melvins. The Melvins started off as a slow and dirty  three-piece in 1983. Currently, with the addition of a second drummer, the band head count is four. The band is touring its latest release Freak Puke. The

TAM Music: Reverend Horton Heat Interview

By Rose Riot For the past 20-plus years Jim Heath has been an icon in the 50's rock-inspired scene. It is fitting then that he is known best by the name Reverend Horton Heat.  The Rev has been delivering a message of unity between punk and country and has a devoted

TAM Music: Puscifer Show Review

By Rose Riot Puscifer is "Simply a playground for the various voices inside my head... A space with no clear or discernible goals... Where my Id, Ego and Anima all come together to exchange cookie recipes," this is how Maynard James Keenan [Tool, A Perfect Circle] describes his newest project. Puscifer

TAM Music: Mastodon, Red Fang, Dillinger Escape Plan, The Black Fangs, Tiger! Tiger! Show Review

Story and Photos by Ellen Eldridge The recently Grammy-nominated, Atlanta-local Mastodon, a band that found its name based on guitarist Bill Kelliher’s Star Wars Bantha tattoo, celebrated in style with their network of friends and families during “The Missing Link” show at the Tabernacle Dec. 2. Of the opening acts, Atlanta’s

Rose Riot at the Dragon Con in Atlanta

By Rose Riot To many people, Labor Day weekend means one thing, Dragon Con. Instead of firing up the grill and roasting weenies with friends, those who procure memberships to Dragon Con spend Labor Day weekend with 40,000 plus Storm Troopers, furries, comic book characters and just about any other pop