Anniston isn’t a heavy metal town.
It’s big on karaoke, and on parking musicians in restaurant dining rooms for three or four hours of cover tunes on acoustic guitar. There’s nothing wrong with that — “Don’t Stop Believin’” is even more fun with Aunt Rita singing along over a basket of onion rings. But it’s designed as a soundtrack to cocktail hour and dinner with friends, with audience members free to chat and check their phones.
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Benjamin Nunnally is a freelance writer in Jacksonville. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.