Archive for June, 2009

CD Review: The Empties — The Empties

CD Review: The Empties — The Empties

[ 0 ] June 30, 2009 |

The EmptiesThe Empties Slush Fund Records By Eileen Tilson There must be something in the water of Athens. It draws musicians in like the Pied Piper, giving them the belief that maybe one day Micheal Stipe or John Bell is going to walk into Tasty World on the night you are playing and decided to […]

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Ticket Alternative’s July 4th Holiday Hours

Ticket Alternative’s July 4th Holiday Hours

[ 0 ] June 30, 2009 |

We're going to be closed Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in honor of (what else?) the July 4th holiday weekend. Like everyone else we'll be eating burgers and watching fireworks. We'll be back bright and early on Monday. Have fun everybody and stay safe!

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Live Review: Dreams So Real at AthFest, June 28

Live Review: Dreams So Real at AthFest, June 28

[ 0 ] June 30, 2009 |

By Scott Roberts; photo by Sue Volkert During the initial heyday of Athens music back in the early to middle 1980s, most of that city’s bands were purveying either a sort of quirky, danceable artsiness (Pylon, Love Tractor, Method Actors) or a folk-fueled, Southern jangle-pop (REM, Buzz of Delight, Art in the Dark). One band, […]

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Music Man–Late Night TV

Music Man–Late Night TV

[ 0 ] June 29, 2009 |

I find and develop bands for a major label. It’s called A&R (Artist & Repertoire). It’s a great job, maybe the greatest in the world, at least in my opinion.  People often ask me what a typical day looks like for someone who does what I do. The truth is, there isn’t a typical day. […]

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CD Review: Regina Spektor — Far

CD Review: Regina Spektor — Far

[ 0 ] June 29, 2009 |

Regina SpektorFarSire By Al Kaufman Regina Spektor is a poet. As such, she has license to be nonsensical and downright weird if she so desires. She can talk about making a "computer out of macaroni pieces," or boldly state that "blue is the most human color." But she can also utilize beautiful metaphor. When she […]

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CANCELED: The Script at Smith’s Olde Bar on August 15

CANCELED: The Script at Smith’s Olde Bar on August 15

[ 0 ] June 26, 2009 |

The Script have canceled their August 15 show planned for Smith's Olde Bar. Tickets are currently being refunded if bought online or over the phone. Those who bought their tickets at an outlet should take them back to point of purchase.

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Paste Magazine Benefit Concert @ The EARL, Friday, July 10 with A Fight to the Death and More!

Paste Magazine Benefit Concert @ The EARL, Friday, July 10 with A Fight to the Death and More!

[ 0 ] June 26, 2009 |

We're very excited about the Paste Magazine Benefit Show coming up this July 10 at The EARL. It'll feature some of the best bands in Atlanta, A Fight to the Death, Attractive Eighties Women, Nicholas from Y-O-U, Richard Parsons and more to be announced. Tickets are already on sale at Ticket Alternative – and just […]

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Big 4th in Little Five Points Bring The Constellations, Death on Two Wheels, Burgers, Booze and More!

Big 4th in Little Five Points Bring The Constellations, Death on Two Wheels, Burgers, Booze and More!

[ 1 ] June 26, 2009 |

Just in case you haven't been overloaded with enough awesome options for July 4th (Andrew's Upstairs' Buckhead Beach Party with Drivin' n' Cryin', The EARL's 10th Anniversary and 4th of July Bash, Red, White and Blue with a View at the Sundial, Blowoff feat. DJ Richard Morel and DJ Bob Mould), there's another amazing event […]

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King Khan & BBQ Show and Black Lips Team Up to Create The Almighty Defenders

King Khan & BBQ Show and Black Lips Team Up to Create The Almighty Defenders

[ 0 ] June 25, 2009 |

After the Black Lips tore out of India earlier this year, they headed over to Germany to chill out for a while with King Khan & BBQ Show. They teamed up to create a garage rock supergroup, The Almighty Defenders. We're looking forward to the release coming up on September 22, when Vice Records release […]

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Y-O-U Explain – or Confuse – Fans with New Video for PleaseRock the Yacht Event

Y-O-U Explain – or Confuse – Fans with New Video for PleaseRock the Yacht Event

[ 0 ] June 25, 2009 |

By now you should know about the awesome event coming up next week that is PleaseRock the Yacht, where Y-O-U will be bombarding fans with all their brilliant aliases, complete with videos of comedy skits, new music, competitions and free food and drink. To explain – or just beguile further – the guys have done […]

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DVD Review: Farmer Jason — It’s a . . . Farmer Jason!

DVD Review: Farmer Jason — It’s a . . . Farmer Jason!

[ 0 ] June 25, 2009 |

Farmer JasonIt's a . . . Farmer Jason!Kid Rhino By Al Kaufman “Kid’s music” is always a term that makes parents cringe. Incessant blips and beeps interacting with tinny music, high pitched voices and simplistic feel-good rhymes are enough to make any adult rethink parenthood. But lately, rock and rollers have entered the kid’s genre […]

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More Tickets Available for Previously Sold-Out Black Lips Show at The EARL, July 2

More Tickets Available for Previously Sold-Out Black Lips Show at The EARL, July 2

[ 0 ] June 24, 2009 |

 For those who didn't get Black Lips tickets for their July 2 show at The EARL quick enough before the show sold out, you're in luck – the venue just released more tickets! Grab them now, fast, at Ticket Alternative.

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Smith’s Olde Bar to Host Benefit Concert for Georgia Theatre Employees

Smith’s Olde Bar to Host Benefit Concert for Georgia Theatre Employees

[ 0 ] June 24, 2009 |

As many music fans and local folks know, historic music venue the Georgia Theatre in Athens was all but completely destroyed by a fire last week. Though there has already been a lovely benefit show up in Athens with Dead Confederate and The Whigs, here in Atlanta we'd like to give a hand too. So […]

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Music Man-A Day in the Life

Music Man-A Day in the Life

[ 0 ] June 23, 2009 |

I  find and develop bands for a major label. It’s called A&R, and I do this from the basement of my home. I love this situation; it enables me to see my family a lot in spite of the fact that I spend a lot of time traveling to other cities in search of the […]

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Sick Puppies to Play The Loft August 19 – Tickets on Sale Friday, June 26 at Noon

Sick Puppies to Play The Loft August 19 – Tickets on Sale Friday, June 26 at Noon

[ 0 ] June 23, 2009 |

Australian heavy rockers Sick Puppies are coming to Atlanta to play The Loft on August 19. They'll be touring in support of their new record, Tri-polar, which will be released July 14. Tickets will be on sale this Friday, June 26 at noon at Ticket Alternative.

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