Sat, Oct 14 • 9:00PM
The Atlanta Room
LED ZEPPELIFIED / BIG MURDER
$8 IN ADVANCE / $10 DAY OF
LED ZEPPELIFIED featuring SHANE SMITH of SHANE’S WAR
A true son of Georgia, Shane Smith has become a nationwide public figure with his ongoing work with animal shelters, known as Shane’s War. He travels the country visiting shelters holding adoption days and promoting awareness and support. His efforts have saved the lives of countless animals.
With LED ZEPPELIFIED, he brings the Houses of Led Zeppelin alive with the megahits from the world’s greatest rock band. Singer Tim McGovern channels the kindred spirit of Robert Plant with the smoky blues roots vocals we all know by heart and echo with laughter. Rock bass Atlanta superstar, Steve McKinley, lets the JPJ low end flow with the Midas touch and A-lister, Brandon Faulkner, summons the Bonzo power, speed and groove for a copious serving of Moby D. Experience Led Zeppelin through LED ZEPPELIFIED.
If you’re not having a great time halfway through the first cut on Big Murder’s new release, Shifting Ground, you’d better check your pulse. Because this high energy trio knows how to start a party. All three guys are lifelong musicians that play because they need to. It’s in their blood. And fortunately for us, they have an urgent desire to share the fun. Big Murder’s full throttle sound skips across the murky, listless tide of self-absorbed indie artist laments like a speedboat from hell.
The music that guitarist Marcus David, drummer Evan Buckler and bassist Randy Hall make together doesn’t bump along whining about the relentless cascade of life’s unfair challenges and heartbreaks. It unashamedly cuts right to the heart of the matter – as the crow flies – with a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor. And it passes the only test that truly matters. When you head out to the back yard to tweeze the topiary, you’re sure to find yourself snipping in rhythm and humming a bar or two from My Love Is A Pinto.
So there you have it – the skinny on a breath-of-fresh-air new band. They’re loud, fun and refreshingly unpretentious. Now you have a fist full of reasons to give them a listen, but if you like, I can always give you one more.
-Philip Perry, August 2016