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Honeysuckle Roads

History, Music, and Happenings. Based in Atlanta and DC

A Venue for Musicians and Fans: The Vista Room, Napoleon’s, and Remembering Col. Bruce Hampton

Comfort, hospitality, and atmosphere were the first words that came to mind when I visited the Vista Room music and event venue in Decatur.  With décor characterized by low lighting from the huge circular chandeliers, plush booths, and rustic wood,... Continue Reading →

Zydefunk Brings Louisiana Mardi Gras to Atlanta at Annual King Cake Party! Northside Tavern, 2-24-17

Funk and zydeco music, gumbo, king cake, face painting, beads, and plenty of bon temps! No, the above sentence does not describe a night on Bourbon Street, but rather an event that occurred right here in Atlanta on Friday night;... Continue Reading →

The Chamblee Renaissance Part II: New Blog Alert, “The Chamblee Bee!”

Happy Friday readers, For those who enjoyed my post on IDEA Chamblee and the Chamblee Gateway Mural, and want to read about new restaurants, businesses, and cultural events pertaining to this up-and-coming "buzzing" community, check out my new blog, The Chamblee... Continue Reading →

Hollyfest IX and Andrew and the Disapyramids at Trader Vic’s!

As I walked into Atlanta's Little Five Points' Star Bar on February 4th, I heard one of the featured bands  play a lively rendition of "Peggy Sue" to a packed room of revelers at Hollyfest IX.  The annual event honors... Continue Reading →

The Chamblee Renaissance Part I: A Trip to IDEA Chamblee 2-2-17

  I saw it from a distance.  Driving on Peachtree Boulevard earlier this week, I noticed something new.  The retaining wall that runs behind the Texaco where Peachtree Road splits from Peachtree Boulevard was painted in large swaths of pink... Continue Reading →

“They weren’t writing a lot of rock and roll songs for girls in the fifties; probably because I was the only one.” Wanda Jackson at City Winery Atlanta, 1-27-17

With a sparkle in her eye as bright as the bejeweled buttons on her fringe jacket, Wanda Jackson's January 27th show at City Winery Atlanta proved that this legendary lady, often hailed as the Queen of Rockabilly, still wears the... Continue Reading →

My MLK Weekend 2017: Adventures in Old Fourth Ward

The past three-day weekend provided a time to celebrate and learn more about a brave and revolutionary Atlanta native on his national holiday: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I first visited the historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood to attend Sunday... Continue Reading →

Oh Georgia: Ex Wives at The Earl 12-8-16

I had the good fortune to be invited to review  Atlanta band Ex Wives' show at the Earl on December 8th, in which they played a setlist based on their eponymous debut album characterized by rousing songs of anger, pain, resolve,... Continue Reading →

Christmas Shopping (Small) in Midtown: The Fainting Couch and Scarlet Loves Rhettro

I caught a glimpse of it from the vantage of a Midtown Taco Bell; an antiques store across the street called The Fainting Couch.  A lifelong fan of antiques, old things, and out-of-the-way local places, I couldn't wait to explore... Continue Reading →

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