This past Saturday, legendary bluesman and longtime local music fixture Musi "Big Poppa E" Faisal died suddenly after suffering an apparent heart attack, according to Tobacco Road's Oski Gonzalez. He was 64 years old.
"I might be the hardest working blues man in the whole South," Faisal quipped in ... More >>
No one can ever accuse Oski Gonzalez, the tireless booker at Tobacco Road, of favoring any particular genre in his famous multi-band, mini-festival extravaganzas. So heavier stuff gets its due this weekend at the second annual Kryptonite Metal Festival. Including some 18 bands on three different sta ... More >>