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Tattoo Culture Magazine: Launch Party Time

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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 it’s safe to say that no one left disappointed…  Read More »

Skate It or Hang It Exhibition in Atlanta (VIDEO)

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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 skateboard graphics – in particular the styles and methods used to embellish skateboard decks – the exhibition will appeal to a broad range of skateboarders, designers, and artists, as well as to Atlanta’s youth in general… Read More »

Rose Riot: Melvins Photo Shoot

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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 Melvin’s show on April 25, at The Loft in Atlanta, was the second rock show I had shot in three days…  Read More »

TAM Music: Reverend Horton Heat Interview

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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 cult of followers. The Reverend Horton Heat’s music embodies what rock and roll should be about, doin’ fun things. I talked to the Rev in the fall and we discussed the upcoming release of his box set due out any minute now… Read More »

Daniel Albrigo: Interview With Musical Guru “Knick” of Bro Safari (VIDEO)

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By Daniel Albrigo Over the last couple of years, my musical interests have changed, like they have many times over the course of my life and career. A few years ago I was listening to mostly Reggae, Dancehall and tropically influenced music. After a while, this led right back into my interest in electronic music. Throughout high school and my early college years, my older brother went to a lot of parties, raves, skate demos, graffiti expos; all of which influenced and sparked my interest in art. It’s easy for me to say that both music and art went hand-in-hand from day one. Lately, I have been listening to a lot of Hip-Hop, Dancehall, Bass music and Electronic Dance music. During the process of finding new producers and DJs to listen to, I’ve come to realize, like other genres of music, there is a notable interest in tattooing from many big name musicians and DJs. Even one of our own, Billy “The Gent” from Tattoo Paradise in Washington, D.C. is a music producer who is well on his way to becoming a major player in the scene. As the stars align, (the way they strangely do on my daily path) I have been fortunate enough to be able to connect with a few of these people and over the next couple of TAM Blog posts, I will be interviewing them and introducing you to some brand new music. My first interview is with veteran Bass music all-star, Nick Weiller. More ... Read More »

TAM Music: Puscifer Show Review

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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 is the least mainstream of Keenan’s bands and my favorite. I caught this wacky mix of musical silly and serious on November 30 at The Cobb Energy Center, a much smaller venue than the huge arenas that Tool sells out. The band is currently touring for their latest album Conditions of My Parole, released in October 2011… Read More »

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

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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 most recent conglomeration of metal and psychedelia mix in MonstrO with Mastodon singer/bassist Troy Sanders’ brother Kyle on bass… Read More »

TAM Music: Shonen Knife

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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 as a novelty act, Shonen Knife gained popularity and respect by the likes of Sonic Youth, Red Kross and Nirvana in the 90s. They have also gone on to do many theme songs used in movies and cartoons… Read More »

Rose Riot at the Dragon Con in Atlanta

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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 culture icons you can think of… Read More »

TAM MUSIC: Interview with Hank III

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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 to tour, searing three vertical lines into the ears of folks across the land. Read More »

A Perfect Circle in Atlanta

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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 an ever changing all-star line up. The band recently came out of hiatus to tour… Read More »

Augusta Tattoo Convention: On the Road in Georgia

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I’ve been doing music coverage for Tattoo Artist Magazine for several months. June 4th, I passed the TAM Tattoo Convention initiation by setting up shop and representing Tattoo Artist Magazine at the Augusta Tattoo Convention in Georgia… Read More »

Music: Red Fang Interview (VIDEO)

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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 coming off of the stages. One of the bands I’m most looking forward to seeing is a band from Portland, Oregon called, Red Fang. I had a nice little conversation with the guitar player and vocalist Bryan Giles… [Video on expanded page] Read More »

Mike Ness Interview: Tattoo Artist Magazine Issue #23

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“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 pop up fully tattooed- it’s like ‘instant street cred’ or something… Read More »

Social Distortion Short Film (VIDEO)

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By Crash Hey! If you haven’t seen this new short film video from our friends Mike Ness and Social Distortion, CHECK IT OUT! Read More »

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