The EARL will be hosting John John's Gravy Boat Lovefest in just a couple of weeks on February 17. The show's proceeds will go to covering the costs of the funeral and cremation of John Henderson, who was shot to death recently at The Standard. The Lovefest will feature a mass of great Atlanta bands, […]
Archive for January, 2009
Oh the joys of having a band that is so hard to describe. But we'll try. Lord T & Eloise mix Vienna's classical style with the hip-hop crunk of Memphis. Yup that's what we said. Basically they've time travelled to present day to save rap music with their rhymes about being rich – the old, […]
Marrying dance music with jam band culture, Boombox has garnered a strong following in the music scene. But that's what happens when you bring together an acclaimed producer who has worked with everyone from Los Lobos to Sugarland and the son of two Grateful Dead members. The duo is playing two shows at Smith's Olde Bar, […]
Reports are coming through from various blogs (Brooklyn Vegan and Miami New Times) and the band's PR firm Biz 3 that Yo! Majesty's Jwl B has left the band and has been serving jail time. The band will carry on with Shunda K carrying on as Yo! Majesty without Jwl B. From a press release: Yo! […]
Tonight Atlanta music blog, podcast, session recorders and all-round swell guys Have You Heard are hosting a showcase at Star Bar. Not only is it featuring the delicate Brazilian stylings of Adron, as well as Athens indie folkster Madeline, but it's free! Go ahead, spoil yourself.
Those crazy Mastodon boys. The metal-heads just released the insane-as-usual art for their new album, Crack the Skye, this Monday. Due for release sometime this spring on Reprise, the record was produced by Brendan O'Brien and features long-time collaborator Scott Kelly of Neurosis on one track. Both Neurosis and Mastodon will be playing at Atlanta's Scion […]
By Julia Reidy With two full-length records and a handful of 7-inch singles under their collective belts,The Selmanaires just keep on churning out great Atlanta music. In the wake of the release of their second LP last year, the foursome is undergoing a bit of a re-thinking before heading into more shows (the first […]
We've all known about Butch Walker for what seems like (and could be) decades now, so it seems shocking that it has taken this long for his national television debut to finally happen. Butch will be appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on February 3 to perform his new single "Here Comes The…" featuring another […]
On February 4 Rialto Center for the Arts will be hosting an Artist Resource Fair for those involved with any part of the arts community to come and get advice, network and hopefully learn something new. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fresh off a performance over the inauguaraton weekend and just after winning a Golden Globe for his title track for The Wrestler, Bruce Springsteen is releasing a new record and taking The E Street Band back on the road. The "Working on a Dream" tour (named after the new record) will be hitting Atlanta on April […]
There is a slew of new shows up for sale for Smith's Olde Bar this week. New Orleans funk band Bonerama will be playing March 19, and tickets are available here. Perennial Athens favorite Bloodkin takes the stage with Turtle Folk on March 28 and you can get tickets here. A favorite of any Dylan […]
We're really digging 529. Though it is still a relatively new venue, they are bringing in the top talent of Atlanta and beyond, thanks in great part to the guys at Tight Bros who do most of the booking. Just announced and coming up really soon is Noot D'Noot's DJ set on January 31, tickets […]
Power-punk girls The Coathangers are finally set to release their second record, their first full-length with new label Suicide Squeeze Records. The new record, Scramble, promises to show off the girls' developing musical skills, while still keeping with the hella-fun, high-energy hijinks. The band's CD Release Party is set for April 4 at The EARL, and […]
Modern Skirts All Of Us In Our Night Self-released By Julia Reidy Athens, Ga.’s Modern Skirts will never not make pop music, no matter how hard they try. Their sophomore full-length, entitled All Of Us In Our Night, is just that — albeit an exercise in pop with a good bit of the […]