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 […]
Archive for June, 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!
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Big 4th in Little Five Points Bring The Constellations, Death on Two Wheels, Burgers, Booze and More!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.