April 23, 2015 - The English rock band the Who brought its “The Who Hits 50!” tour to a sold-out crowd at the Gwinnett Arena on April 23. Covering songs from throughout its career, the group's 23-song set reached deep into the catalog along with selections from Tommy, Quadrophenia, and other hits.
Opening for the Who was Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Jett was one of the founding menacers of the Runaways
April 2, 2015 - Run the Jewels aka Killer Mike and El-P played a sort of secret Afropunk show at Terminal West. The show itself wasn't a secret, but since it was free the location was kept a secret until you RSVP'd. Still, the show sold out in no time. Curtis Harding opened and BLKKMORRIS and Ira IV laid down DJ sets till the end.
Iconic songwriter and country western journeyman Willie Nelson performed to a sold-out crowd at the Tabernacle on February 27. The 81-year-old American legend, actor, and political activist began his music career in 1956, has recorded more than 60 studio albums, and appeared in over 30 films and TV shows. His popularity persists across all genres and age groups as was easily seen at the Tabernacle, as fans from punk to country music stood side by side — teenagers to octogenarians alike.
Nelson tours endlessly, and while it may appear he is supporting a new release such as 2014's December Day, a wonderful duet album with his sister Bobbie Nelson, every show is a celebration of his vast catalog. From “Crazy” to “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me (When I Die),” Nelson's musical legacy and popularity transcends genres and demographics.