Posts by Ken Lackner

Rush tribute Permanent Waves open for “Big Four” thrash tribute SciaticA at The Local in Marietta

Cover bands.  Ugh.  So do not dig.  As with most rules, this one has an exception.  Two exceptions, actually.

It takes a very talented and impressive voice to recreate the vocal styling of Geddy Lee.  Matthew Trautwein — better known to some as String of the Renaissance rock-and-roll group The Lost Boys — has the necessary talent.  His newest band Permanent Waves covers the early career of Canadian rock legends Rush, from the ’70’s through the early ’80’s.  The set opened with “Working Man” off Rush’s self-titled debut album.  Near the end, fans were treated to the entire Side A (anyone still remember what that even means?) of Moving Pictures.  Permanent Waves closed with one of my all-time favorite Rush tracks, “Subdivisions,” from the 1982 album Signals.  I can never get enough of that record.

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New Site, New Era

If you’re reading this, you’ve obviously stumbled upon my blog.  Welcome to my site!  I’ve spent a great deal of time over the past few weeks ironing out the kinks to get this thing ready for prime time.  And ready it is.  Thanks to all who’ve helped out by giving me little tips and tricks to improve the code, and to all who have proofread and offered constructive criticism on the layout, theme, etc.  A big thanks also goes out to Atlanta’s Randy Garcia for helping me to create, customize, and publish this site.  Please head on over to his site, check out his portfolio, and give him a shout if you are in need of web design and other creative services.

So that covers the “New Site.”  Why is this a “New Era?”  I’ve never been much of a writer.  I read concert and record reviews and I think to myself, “Where do these guys come up with these words?  I could never do that.”  Well, I’m going to try.  I’ll be using this blog to post the photos of concerts I shoot.  But who wants to read a blog of concert photos without at least some brief description of the show?  So what the hey.  I’ll be reviewing — even if only in brief — the shows I post here, including extensive shooting notes.  So keep an eye on this site to follow the exciting adventures of Ken Lackner Photography.