Atlanta International Pop Festival 1969, Part 1

Changing Perceptions: Six Weeks Before Woodstock, the First Atlanta International Pop Festival Brought a Similar (and Some Might Say Better) Experience to Georgia. Bobby Moore Tracks Down Participants for a Fond Look Back During his speech at the Tabernacle’s Jan. 9, 2016 memorial service for longtime business partner Alex Cooley, Atlanta-based concert promoter Peter Conlon… Continue reading Atlanta International Pop Festival 1969, Part 1

Atlanta International Pop Festival 1969, Part 2

Things got better once Artigue and friends arrived at the Atlanta International Raceway – a place where like-minded outcasts gathered and, for one weekend only, cops turned a blind eye to unscrupulous behavior. “That was the first place I ever really got high on pot. I was trying hard in New Orleans, but that was… Continue reading Atlanta International Pop Festival 1969, Part 2

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation

I saw the best minds of my generation shrivel to irrelevance, forced to rely on Wall Street, lawyers, the American military and upstate New York Republicans to salvage a poorly planned, shoddily executed mud pit of delusion on par with Guyana. With roads blocked from what was expected to be 20,000 attendees but turned out… Continue reading Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation

Levitation Announces First Wave of 2019 Acts

Forget South by Southwest, it burst at the seams years ago. Forget Austin City Limits, too – at this point it’s not noticeably different from most other interchangeable outdoor music festivals. Nah, Levitation is the Austin, Texas music fest that should be on your to-do list. (Assuming you dig cool music, that is.) Since its… Continue reading Levitation Announces First Wave of 2019 Acts

Wu-Tang Clan to Topline A3C 2018

A3C organizers pulled quite the coup for their 14th annual event, hosted this October at the Ga. Freight Depot. Wu-Tang Clan, a classic group in the Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon category of rappers every rock fan seems to dig, descends on Atlanta that weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of debut album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers. The collective,… Continue reading Wu-Tang Clan to Topline A3C 2018

Altamont

Altamont: The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day By Joel Selvin [Dey Street/William Morrow] OK, I’m going to go ahead and assume that all you super-hip readers of Stomp and Stammer already have a pretty good idea of what went down at Altamont: A shitload of people showed… Continue reading Altamont