Tattoo Culture Magazine: Launch Party Time

By Nicki Kasper Oh what a night… The TCM launch party was more than any of us could have asked for. We wanted to celebrate all the work and effort we've put into this project and really blow it up for the people who showed up to support us. I think

Skate It or Hang It Exhibition in Atlanta (VIDEO)

Courtesy of the MODA: Skate It or Hang It!? The Evolution of Skateboard Art will examine the visual aspects of skateboarding, a sport important to contemporary youth culture since the 1970s, by presenting a broad range of styles, imagery, and visual expression in skateboard art. With a broad focus on

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

TAM Music: Shonen Knife

By Rose Riot Raise your hand if remember the all-girl, Japanese surf/garage rock band 5.6.7.8's in the movie Kill Bill Volume 1? I am happy to report that these diminutive ladies otherwise known as Shonen Knife are celebrating their 30th year rocking Ramone-esque style with a US tour. Seen by some

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

TAM MUSIC: Interview with Hank III

Story and photos by Rose Riot Shelton Hank Williams, better known as Hank III, is celebrating his creative liberation with the release of four new albums on September 6, 2011. Armed with his own new record label aptly named Hank III Records and a red-hot cattle brand, Hank III is ready

A Perfect Circle in Atlanta

Story and photos by Rose Riot Hot, crowded, moody, sultry and sweaty are the words to describe A Perfect Circle's (APC) performance at The Tabernacle in Atlanta on July 20. APC is one of the many creative undertakings by frontman Maynard James Keenan. The band started in 1999 and has had

Music: Red Fang Interview (VIDEO)

By Rose Riot Summer is here, and that means music festival season. One such festival that I am looking forward to attending in the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest. Mayhem will be rolling through Atlanta in August and I will be prepared for the heat of the sun and the heat

Mike Ness Interview: Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #23

"If you don’t have roots, you don’t have shit..." -Mike Ness By Crash and Jimmy Perlman. Photos by Rose Riot.     Crash: All right Mike- You’ve been getting tattooed for a long time, so this isn't a fad thing for you…and one thing I’ve noticed about younger bands is that they tend to just