Archive for November, 2008

CD Review: The Rescues — Crazy Ever After

CD Review: The Rescues — Crazy Ever After

[ 1 ] November 12, 2008 |

The RescuesCrazy Ever AfterRed Wind by Al Kaufman Music is necessary. We need it to help express emotion and beauty. We need it because it improves our quality of life. Music reaches our soul and makes us feel like more than just a clump of genes. Books have been written about what it feels like […]

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CD Review:  Brendan James – The Day Is Brave

CD Review: Brendan James – The Day Is Brave

[ 0 ] November 12, 2008 |

Brendan James The Day is Brave Decca Records     by Noel Wurst        Brendan James doesn’t really care about gaining your daughter’s attention, but he certainly wants yours.  While certainly appearing/sounding young, the melancholy nature of nearly all of his songs is going to fly over the heads (and cares) of all the […]

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Video: Wanna Be in LA – Eagles of Death Metal

Video: Wanna Be in LA – Eagles of Death Metal

[ 0 ] November 12, 2008 |

Eagles of Death Metal are coming to ATL to play Center Stage on November 21st, and even if you HAVEN'T heard their single "Wanna Be In LA" (which you probably have) you should definately recognize one of the band's members.  The man who leads the Eagles of Death Metal Charge is is the same man who handles […]

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CD Review: Paula Nelson Band — Lucky 13

CD Review: Paula Nelson Band — Lucky 13

[ 0 ] November 11, 2008 |

Paula Nelson BandLucky 13Justice Records by Al Kaufman It must be a blessing and a curse to be the daughter of outlaw country legend Willie Nelson. Paula Nelson grew up around some of the greatest musicians ever, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Waylon Jennings, and, of course, Johnny Cash. If just a quarter of all that […]

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Great triple bill – Kings of Leon, We Are Scientists, & The Whigs – at Tabernacle

Great triple bill – Kings of Leon, We Are Scientists, & The Whigs – at Tabernacle

[ 0 ] November 10, 2008 |

One of the better triple bill concerts you'll find this Fall is coming up next week.  Kings of Leon, We Are Scientists, and The Whigs will all play at The Tabernacle on Tuesday, November 18! Dubbed one of the driving forces behind the so-called "new rock revolution" by the European Press, Kings of Leon have seen […]

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Meet Johnny Flynn, Renaissance Man

Meet Johnny Flynn, Renaissance Man

[ 0 ] November 10, 2008 |

Johnny FlynnA LarumLost Highway Records By Kevin C. Madigan He may be only in his mid-twenties, but Johnny Flynn is an old soul, an anomaly. The voice doesn't match the face. The voice is rough, lived-in, of a different time, but his face is young, hopeful, a bit too handsome. You take one look at […]

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Can you sing the Barrack Obama song?

Can you sing the Barrack Obama song?

[ 0 ] November 7, 2008 |

Here are the lyrics to help. It's waaaaaay easier with the lyrics in front of you… Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama Ba- Rack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack….

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New Shows to keep an eye out for in Atlanta

New Shows to keep an eye out for in Atlanta

[ 0 ] November 7, 2008 |

Tickets for any of these events can be purchased by visiting ticketalternative.com. Sat Nov 22 – Anthony David – Sugar HillSat Nov 29 – White Leppard Crue – Andrews Upstairs Thu Dec 04 – The Long Shadows w/ Lonesome – The EarlSat Dec 06 – Unzipt (80's & 90's Alternative Cover Band) - Andrew's UpstairsFri Dec […]

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CD Review: Lowry — Love Is Dead

CD Review: Lowry — Love Is Dead

[ 0 ] November 7, 2008 |

LowryLove Is DeadEngine Room Recordings by Al Kaufman Lowry is one of those bands that is a music critic's worst nightmare, and I mean that in the best way. Lowry has an unclassifiable sound that leads the listener reaching for comparisons that fade away a minute later. Yet, taken as a whole, Love Is Dead […]

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3 brilliant DJs coming to Atlanta

3 brilliant DJs coming to Atlanta

[ 0 ] November 7, 2008 |

November will be a month to remember at Opera thanks to Liquified! First up is David Guetta on November 13th. You'll know him from the infectious anthem"Love Is Gone" (video below). Deadmau5, a show we reviewed a couple of months ago after his last appearance in Atlanta at Swerve, plays Opera on November 20th. Finally, […]

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Struggling 99x.com could go by year end.

Struggling 99x.com could go by year end.

[ 0 ] November 6, 2008 |

According to a local source, troubled 99X.com may be gone by the end of the year. A decline in the number of subscribers to the online-only radio station and a lack of advertisers could lead to the stations demise. Stay tuned. We'll report further on this as we learn more.

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New Shows Just added for ATL!!!

New Shows Just added for ATL!!!

[ 0 ] November 6, 2008 |

Several quality shows just added for ATL – you can purchase tickets for any of these shows @ ticketalternative.com. Fri Nov 22 – Electric Touch – Hard Rock Cafe's Velvet Underground    Wed Nov 26 – Mahmoud Ahmed, Akon, & Meskerem  – Velvet RoomWed Dec 3  – Liquor Boxx – Smith's Olde BarSat Dec 6 […]

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Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s @ The Earl This weekend

Margot & The Nuclear So & So’s @ The Earl This weekend

[ 0 ] November 5, 2008 |

There are 8 of them, and they are not only in a band together, they live under the same roof – with only two bathrooms.  These conditions can often be the recipe for disaster, but for the musical collective Margot & the Nuclear So & So's (named after the character in The Royal Tenenbaums) they […]

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ATL’s Norma Jean tours & teams with DiNG for a huge contest!

ATL’s Norma Jean tours & teams with DiNG for a huge contest!

[ 0 ] November 5, 2008 |

Online retailer DiNG, which sells band-themed decorative wraps for electronic devices like mobile phones, laptops, and gaming systems, has teamed up with Atlanta rockers Norma Jean for what they are dubbing 'the mother of all contests.' Norma Jean is currently on a headlining U.S. tour with Haste The Day, The Showdown, Mychildren Mybride, and Oh Sleeper, […]

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Sage, Spin Doctor Barron, Heaton, play Eddie’s

Sage, Spin Doctor Barron, Heaton, play Eddie’s

[ 0 ] November 4, 2008 |

by Al Kaufman Rachael Sage is not a diva. Yes, she dresses in beads and baubles, and often appears in feather boas and red fishnets. Yes, in addition to being a  pianist and singer/songwriter, she is also a ballerina and painter. And yes, she is so accomplished in all these areas that she has every […]

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