Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Got Hanson Beer?

Photo Credit: Bryan Johnson

Yep, it’s true. Those shaggy haired boys from the late 90’s are going into a new line of work. Hanson’s all grown up now and creating their own brand of beer playfully named “Mmmhop” inspired by their 1997 hit “Mmmbop.” The guys (Isaac, 31, Taylor, 28, and Zac, 26) announced the new venture on Monday and they’re hoping the fans dig it. Zac says “It’s vital our fans have trust in everything Hanson do. We are soon going to be selling our own beer. I’m not joking – Mmmhop IPA anyone?” The beer expected to hit shelves early next year will be an Indian pale ale. Bottoms up!


~Mo.

Monday, November 28, 2011

OM(usic)FG - Shane Doss Upcoming Shows!

OMFG!!
Finally after playing in rock outfits for most of his life, Doss finally got the chance to do what he set out to do from the start. Make a terrifying guitar record. Along the journey his love for piano playing has become a way to come up with interesting melodies. He played everything , mixed and mastered the record. This solo debut he set out not to make the perfect record, but one with tons of creativity soul and feeling, which is what attracted Doss to playing years ago. Fasten your seatbelts!

Experience the wild ride yourself. December 3rd at OZONE in Covington, GA & December 12th at Smith's Olde Bar in Midtown Atlanta. The Dec 3rd show is also a Toys for Tots event!

Biography Playing guitar as long he has been breathing. Plays drums, and piano as well. Won Mars guitar competition Shred fest 2 years in a row. Artist Endorsement with Orange Amps, Ernie ball, Spec deal with Rivera cabs. Endorsement with Steve Clayton guitar pics. Current lead guitarist in Symphony of Insanity his solo band. Album credits- HottBoxx- Rebirth 2006, Shane Doss- Infinite Galaxy 2011, No More Tears ( Ozzy Tribute ) on Versailles records.
Posted by: Tiffany

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Trews - December 1st and 8th - Atlanta Room

Rock band The Trews are rolling through twice next week. They are playing December 1st and 8th at the Atlanta Room. Check 'em out if you are looking for something new!

$5.00
8:00 pm


~MarK~

Friday, November 25, 2011

OM(usic)FG - Hard Rock Memorabilia Bus Tour

Back in August, the Hard Rock Memorabilia bus came to the Hard Rock cafe in Atlanta. The bus tours around the country, making memorabilia available for fans to see. It's free & a fun experience!
Items on the bus include: John Lennon's jacket from the cover of Rubber Soul and handwritten "Imagine" lyrics, Michael Jackson's mega-iconic "Beat It" jacket, Marc Bolan's Veleno guitar (a personal fave), Prince's "Cloud Guitar", Janis Joplin's cape from the cover of Pearl and a handwritten note, John Bonham's white suit, Bob Marley's Guild 12-string, Notes from Morrissey, John Lee Hooker, Bono and a bunch more, Jim Morrison's jacket and handwritten lyrics, Bob Dylan lyrics from Blonde on Blonde, Kurt Cobain lyrics, Malcolm Young's 1959 Gretsch White Falcon, Cash's Grammer acoustic and lyrics, BUDDY HOLLY'S GLASSES, Marvin Gaye's address book, Madonna's "Like a Virgin" dress, Freddie Mercury's spandex bodysuit, Ace Frehley's stage outfit from the Alive! tour, George Harrison's original lyrics for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", Sid Vicious' white jacket from the "My Way" video, & The Gibson Super 400 Elvis played on the '68 Comeback Special.

Here are pictures of some of my favorite items on the bus.
Braille PlayBoy for Ray Charles & Madonna's Famous Dress:
Michael Jackson's Jacket & Prince's Guitar:


Posted by: S (steph_yourgossipgrrrl)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Grieves - The On The Rocks Tour - Ticket Giveaway


Back to back, we are runnin' non-stop for you! Hot off the heels of our last giveaway, we are here with a sweet Grieves hook-up. Grieves is coming through Atlanta on December 10th, and we think some deserving OMFG Readers/Grieves fans should be able to go for free, Don't you? Send us an email to OMFGBLOGSPOT@GMAIL.COM and tell us what your favorite Grieves song is, and you could be the lucky winner that gets to go to the show for free. Oh, and we've got an autographed CD and poster to giveaway too, but those are going to the hardcore fans. Let us know how much you love Grieves and they could be yours.

Good Luck!



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~MarK~

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dwight Yoakam - Wild Bills - December 3rd - Ticket Giveaway!


Here we go OMFG readers, we are switching gears on you a little bit here, but STILL hooking you up none-the-less! We have got a pair of tickets to give-away to the Dwight Yoakam show at Wild Bills on Saturday, December 3rd! First person to email us at OMFGBLOGSPOT@GMAIL.COM, and lets us know what movie Dwight was in with Jodie Foster & Kristen Stewart gets 'em. (hint: his characters name was Raoul) GOOD LUCK!

~MarK~

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Axl Rose gives it to Atlanta like a RockStar should!




Long, hard and LOUD!

Guns N’ Roses Concert
11/2/11 Philips Arena
Atlanta, GA 8pm – 2:15am

"The North American road trip, helmed by the band's only original member Axl Rose, marks the band's first since 2006. The remaining members include Tommy Stinson (bass), Bumblefoot (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), DJ Ashba (guitar), Richard Fortus (guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Chris Pitman (keyboards). As Guns N' Roses returns to Atlanta for the first time since 1987, the debauchery still seems to follow the band to this day."

Axl’s performance reminded Atlanta what a real rock star should look and sound like. He was in a great mood throughout his 3 hour set and frequently joked with band members and his audience.  He is quite a jokester.  He mentioned his last visit to Atlanta and how he was arrested on-stage for punching a security guard at the Omni in 1987. He teased about 3 songs in and said “Well, I’ve gotten farther tonight than I did in 1987.”  He told us the story about when he was sitting in the Paddy wagon with cuffs on.  His manager came to him and said “I think we’ve got this worked out, all you need to do it apologize to the Security Guard.”  Axl’s apology consisted of two words that weren’t “I’m sorry” but started with “F – you”.


By the end of the show, he expressed a heartfelt appreciation for the good reception he received from the audience. When the show ended at nearly 2am with Paradise City, many of the people stayed and sang every word to the songs they knew. When it was done Axl twirled around some girls panties and bra that were flung onto the stage and kept running back and forth on the stage. Axl seemed to not want to leave the stage telling everyone to get home safe and come back and see him again and wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.



Set List:
Chinese Democracy
Welcome To The Jungle
It's So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Sorry
Rocket Queen
Estranged
Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (James Bond Theme)
Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings cover)
This I Love
Better
Riff Raff (AC/DC cover)
My Generation (The Who cover) (Tommy Stinson lead vocals, with band intros)
Dizzy Reed Piano Solo (Baba O' Riley)
Street Of Dreams
You Could Be Mine
DJ Ashba Guitar Solo (The Ballad of Death)
Sweet Child O' Mine
Instrumental Jam (Since I've Been Loving You/… more Another Brick In The Wall)
Axl Rose Piano (Someone Saved My Life Tonight/… more Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)
November Rain
Bumblefoot Guitar Solo (Pink Panther Theme)
Don't Cry
Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover)
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan cover)
Nightrain

Encore:
Madagascar
Shackler's Revenge
Out Ta Get Me
Patience
2nd Encore:
Paradise City
 
Love him or hate him you cannot deny his incredible talents as a musician and song writer. Axl Rose is one of the greatest front man's of our time and I am so glad I got to witness him lay it down!
Rock on! Steph Geezy
~Some quotes taken from the AJC.com~

“National Metal Day” On 11-11-11

"VH1 is gearing up for our inaugural National Metal Day that will see VH1 Classic host an entire day of metal-only programing. Fear not, though: This day isn’t solely for hardcore headbangers! National Metal Day will see the debut of of several revealing documentaries about the genre, and will celebrate metal’s seminal artists, both past and present. Full press release as follows:"
http://blog.vh1.com/2011-10-24/vh1-classic-amps-up-for-national-metal-day-on-11-11-11/