Archive for March, 2009

Live Review: Glasvegas @ The Loft, March 24

Live Review: Glasvegas @ The Loft, March 24

[ 0 ] March 26, 2009 |

By Alexandra Edwards Playing the Loft can be a mixed bag. The venue is wonderful, to be sure: spacious, with more than decent sightlines, friendly bartenders, and comfy couches to chill on. But some nights, the drum mix sucks. Sadly, this was the case at Tuesday night's Glasvegas show. From the moment the drums came […]

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CD Review: Michelle Malone — Debris

CD Review: Michelle Malone — Debris

[ 0 ] March 26, 2009 |

Michelle MaloneDebrisSBS Records By Al Kaufman The first four songs on Moanin' Michelle Malone's new CD, Debris, are the four best blues songs you'll hear this year. It is, quite possibly, the best four-song combination ever put together in a blues album. If someone teaches a Modern Blues 101 class, that person should start with […]

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Passion Pit @ Drunken Unicorn Saturday, June 6 — On Sale Today!

Passion Pit @ Drunken Unicorn Saturday, June 6 — On Sale Today!

[ 0 ] March 25, 2009 |

Passion Pit make “dance music for people who like music,” says Paste‘s Nick Marino. Well, chances are if you like music you’ll like Passion Pit. If you were at SXSW this year then you probably got to hear the band at work, or at least heard about it. There’s a little bit of Justice in […]

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Music Man: SXSW Recap

Music Man: SXSW Recap

[ 0 ] March 24, 2009 |

I'm not jaded yet. Although I've been a part of the music industry for the better part of a decade, I still love going to music festivals, conferences, conventions, you name it. So many people in my line of work complain about those types of things, not me; I love it.Last week was my annual […]

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Ticket Alternative Gets a Kind Mention on CNN.com

Ticket Alternative Gets a Kind Mention on CNN.com

[ 0 ] March 24, 2009 |

CNN.com just published an article about ticket prices and how they affect bands in these tough times, and our parent company Ticket Alternative got a nice mention by Smith's Olde Bar's Nolan Reeves: Atlanta is a good music town, and on any given night, there are plenty of options for concertgoing dollars. Knowing this, Smith's […]

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CD Review: Damion Suomi — Self Titled

CD Review: Damion Suomi — Self Titled

[ 0 ] March 24, 2009 |

Damion Suomi Self Titled P is for Panda By Julia Reidy Atlanta art/music/charity label P is for Panda presents its first signed artist’s first full-length release: 38.4 minutes of Damion Suomi’s satisfying, alcohol-soaked tenor crooning over a traditional Americana guitar band. Though the pool hall orchestrations (“San Francisco” is a barn stomper and “Oh, Won’t […]

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Cage The Elephant Release Record on iTunes Tomorrow, View Video Here

Cage The Elephant Release Record on iTunes Tomorrow, View Video Here

[ 0 ] March 23, 2009 |

You have probably already read our gushing review of Cage The Elephant's performance at SXSW (here). What we omitted to tell you was that the band's debut album is out on iTunes tomorrow, and out in stores on May 19. For a little taste of the record, check out the video for "Ain't No Rest […]

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Tickets On Sale This Friday for US Air Guitar Championships – Atlanta Regional Competition

Tickets On Sale This Friday for US Air Guitar Championships – Atlanta Regional Competition

[ 0 ] March 23, 2009 |

Clearly one of the most bizarre yet rock 'n' roll competitions in music, the US Air Guitar Championships are starting the regional competitions in the next few months. The Atlanta competition is set for June 1 at The EARL, and tickets will be available here on Friday, March 27. Check out the video above for […]

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Digable Planets Show Cancelled!

Digable Planets Show Cancelled!

[ 0 ] March 23, 2009 |

The Digable Planets show scheduled for April 11 at The Loft in Atlanta has been canceled. Those who bought tickets through Ticket Alternative directly have already been refunded. If you bought your ticket at an outlet, take it back to the outlet for a refund.

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Live Review: SXSW Round Up For Saturday, March 21

Live Review: SXSW Round Up For Saturday, March 21

[ 0 ] March 23, 2009 |

The day started off with a late lunch at the legendary Hut's Hambugers, a joint that features burgers named after folks like The Big Bopper, Alan Freed, Fats Domino and Ritchie Valens (got me a Hut's Favorite with mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and American cheese and an amazing chocolate milkshake. Lush). After the protein-heavy nutrition, […]

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CD Review: Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers — Pandemonium Ensues

CD Review: Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers — Pandemonium Ensues

[ 0 ] March 23, 2009 |

Glenn Tilbrook & the FluffersPandemonium EnsuesE1 Music By Al Kaufman Glenn Tilbrook's voice is mellifluous. It is both familiar and exciting. With Chris Difford in Squeeze, he created pop songs so ingenious it drew the band comparisons to a little songwriting team known as Lennon and McCartney. Alone, Tilbrook still has the voice, and he […]

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Live Review: SXSW Round Up For Friday, March 20

Live Review: SXSW Round Up For Friday, March 20

[ 0 ] March 21, 2009 |

As would be expected, my second day of SXSW got off to a late start. But a good start nonetheless, with a rollicking great set from Death on Two Wheels (pictured above) at the Paste/Vanguard/Sugar Hill/Russell Carter party. The Atlanta band thrashed away happily in the sun with full rock and roll drive. With wailing […]

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Live Review: SXSW Round Up For Thursday, March 19

Live Review: SXSW Round Up For Thursday, March 19

[ 0 ] March 20, 2009 |

  Having just landed in Austin at 10.30 a.m., I dove straight into the Texas culture with a well-needed lunch at Iron Works, one of the best and oldest BBQ joints in the city. The joy of SXSW is that it’s not just about the music. Yes, it’s an awful lot about the music, as […]

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Stay Tuned for SXSW Coverage!

Stay Tuned for SXSW Coverage!

[ 1 ] March 18, 2009 |

Watch this space during the next few days to get lots of South by Southwest coverage! We're off to Austin early tomorrow morning and will reporting, reviewing and chatting lots until the whole shebang is all over on Sunday. If you want to get even more up-to-the-minute opinions and information from yours truly then follow […]

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CD Review: White Lies — To Lose My Life

CD Review: White Lies — To Lose My Life

[ 0 ] March 18, 2009 |

White Lies To Lose My Life Geffen By Eileen Tilson White Lies, a band made up of a trio of school mates, are quickly selling out dates in the U.K., as well as parts of Canada and the U.S., and have been gathering steam since as early as summer of 2008 – quickly becoming a buzzed about band playing […]

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