Soundgarden Rocks The Fox

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - by Patrick O'Hagan

Soundgarden along with supporting act The Pretty Reckless stopped by Atlanta’s Fox Theater for a rocking Wednesday night show. 

Seattle-based Soundgarden was instrumental in the gaining popularity of the grunge music scene of the 1990s. With bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, they pushed their genre from the rainy streets of Seattle out to the masses via the likes of MTV and rock stations across the nation.  

While the group disbanded in 1997, they settled their differences and reformed in 2010. Frontman Chris Cornell has had his own successful solo career apart from the band, but recently mentioned in a Billboard interview that he really enjoys the camaraderie when touring with the band. In fact, Soundgarden is currently working on new material for an upcoming album.  

Opening the night with a bang was The Pretty Reckless, fronted by female rocker Taylor Momsen. The group packed a hard punch on the crowd and really warmed the air for what was to come. 

As Soundgarden hit the stage with Kim Thayil on guitar, Ben Shepard on bass, and Matt Cameron holding the beat on drums, Atlanta was in for a loud and powerful night. Straight out of the gate Cornell and company came flying at the crowd with all the hits.  Songs like “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman” came surprisingly early in the 19-song setlist.  

Cornell made mention of the band’s lack of touring and made allusions to the upcoming album. He also took time to encourage the Atlanta crowd to hold onto the history of the Fox for as long as possible, noting that things just aren’t made like they used to be.  

The band came back onstage for the encore with a killer rendition of “Slaves & Bulldozers” to close out the night. With this marking only the fourth stop of the Spring 2017 tour, fans across the country are in for an energetic show wherever Soundgarden stops. 

Jung And Kim To Present Faculty Recital Tuesday

Lee University’s Dr. Joong Han (Jonathan) Jung, assistant professor of piano, and Dr. Joohae Kim, piano instructor, will present a recital on Tuesday performing works by Mozart, Camille Saint-Saens, F. Shubert, and M. Ravel. South Korean-New Zealand pianist Dr. Jung concertizes regularly across the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan. He has performed with the Eastman ... (click for more)

Harvest Song Is Saturday In Dalton

Harvest Song, and evening of acoustic, American music, will return to Dalton again this year and will feature regional songwriters Noah Collins, Charlsey Ethridge, and David Crawford. The event will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Selvidge St. in the heart of Dalton. The proceeds will benefit the DEO Clinic, a non-profit medical clinic serving low ... (click for more)

Judge Collier Denies New Trial For Ex Pilot Travel Centers President Hazelwood; Did Not File Within 14 Days Of Verdict

Federal Judge Curtis Collier has issued a 48-page order denying a new trial for former Pilot Travel Centers president Mark Hazelwood. He said initial Hazelwood attorney Rusty Hardin of Houston, Tex., did not follow federal rules of filing notice of an appeal within 14 days of the verdict. Judge Collier also denied a request by Brad Henry, the new Hazelwood lawyer, for time ... (click for more)

Juvenile Shot On East 14th Street On Friday

A juvenile was shot Friday evening on East 14th Street. The Chattanooga Police Department responded at 6:45 p.m. to a person shot in the 2000 block of East 14th Street. Upon arrival, Officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Hamilton County EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. Members of the Violent ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous - And Response (4)

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

The Saturday Funnies

Before we get into this week’s edition of The Saturday Funnies, I want to share a fun chunk of information that we can have a lot of fun with tonight. Our pals at the website were good enough to pass along the fact today marks the September Equinox. And – get this -- if you play this right, it will be just like the farmer says: “On the field of opportunity, it’s ... (click for more)