Archive for July, 2009

Dates and On-Sale Dates for The Great Decatur Craft Beer Festival Announced!

Dates and On-Sale Dates for The Great Decatur Craft Beer Festival Announced!

[ 0 ] July 31, 2009 |

The Great Decatur Craft Beer Festival is coming this fall on October 17, and tickets will go on sale for the event on August 24 at Ticket Alternative.  As usual, patrons will be able to sample from over a hundred beers from the best local, national and international breweries, and you'll be tasting in style […]

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Chairlift, A Place To Bury Strangers and Juliette Lewis Coming To Drunken Unicorn

Chairlift, A Place To Bury Strangers and Juliette Lewis Coming To Drunken Unicorn

[ 0 ] July 31, 2009 |

We just some great announcements for Drunken Unicorn's fall shows. First up is the utterly delightful Chairlift, who will be coming to Atlanta with Micachu & the Shapes on September 9. Many of us know the band from their sweet-as-pie song "Bruises," which was used in the colorful iPod Nano commercial a little while back, […]

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CD Review: Bat For Lashes — Two Suns; Playing The Loft August 17

CD Review: Bat For Lashes — Two Suns; Playing The Loft August 17

[ 0 ] July 31, 2009 |

Bat for LashesTwo SunsAstralwerks By Micah McLain Natasha Khan used to love telling fairy tales to her students as a nursery-school teacher. Things have not changed much; now she simply goes by the name Bat for Lashes and tells her stories to a growing number of older kids, albeit with a wide range of musical […]

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Wavves, Broadcast and The Vic Chesnutt Band Coming to The EARL This Fall!

Wavves, Broadcast and The Vic Chesnutt Band Coming to The EARL This Fall!

[ 0 ] July 30, 2009 |

We've got three pretty rad announcements for The EARL. First up is Wavves, the notoriously notorious bunch of indie darlings who somewhat imploded on their last tour. Sounds like the cracks have been mended and this time around they'll be doing it right. Check them out at their Atlanta stop on October 4 to see […]

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AsianCajuns and Whynatte Host Clermont Lounge Redesign Competition and Party July 30

AsianCajuns and Whynatte Host Clermont Lounge Redesign Competition and Party July 30

[ 0 ] July 29, 2009 |

In an attempt to save the Atlanta institution known as The Clermont Lounge, local fashion lasses AsianCajuns will be joining yummy coffee drink folks Whynatte to host a party to announce the winners for a competition aimed at redesigning part of the hotel, whether it be the lobby, rooms or even the roof! Winners will […]

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CD Review: CKY — Carver City; Playing The Loft July 31

CD Review: CKY — Carver City; Playing The Loft July 31

[ 0 ] July 28, 2009 |

CKY Carver CityRoadrunner Records By Eileen Tilson It was only last year that the future for CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) was left uncertain. After a major feud between band mates, there seemed to be no silver lining for these Pennsylvania boys. Luckily for their fans, they reignited the passion and dedication they have had for […]

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CD Review: Kava Kava — Forwards

CD Review: Kava Kava — Forwards

[ 0 ] July 28, 2009 |

Kava KavaForwardsMidnight Swimming By Al Kaufman Michael Hutchence has been gone for almost 12 years now, but his ability to intertwine pop with club has never been duplicated. While Hutchence leaned more toward his pop tendencies, Kava Kava, a six-piece Britpop band making its US debut, tend to start in the club/electronica camp and sprinkle […]

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CD Review: Drug Rug — Paint The Fence Invisible

CD Review: Drug Rug — Paint The Fence Invisible

[ 0 ] July 28, 2009 |

Drug Rug Paint The Fence Invisible Tell All Your Friends Records By Scott Roberts The press release for Paint The Fence Invisible, the second release from Cambridge, Mass.’ Drug Rug, wants you to know that the CD was mostly recorded in a house in the Catskills, but not just any old house — a haunted […]

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Music Man–The Splinter Groups

Music Man–The Splinter Groups

[ 4 ] July 27, 2009 |

I spent the week at home in Atlanta re-building a fence in my front yard that was recently crushed by a 150 year-old oak tree. Thankfully, as far as my property is concerned it was just the fence that was ruined. My neighbor, as well as my neighbor’s neighbor on the other hand, had major […]

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Just Announced! Travis’ Fran Healy & Andy Dunlop Coming to The Loft, October 17!

Just Announced! Travis’ Fran Healy & Andy Dunlop Coming to The Loft, October 17!

[ 0 ] July 27, 2009 |

We're finally able to announce the exciting show coming up at The Loft that we've been teasing you all about for days. The (quite frankly) adorable Fran Healy and Andy Dunlop (singer and guitarist, respectively) of the lovely Scottish band Travis will be giving a special performance on October 17. That's Andy on the left […]

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CD/DVD Review: Arctic Monkeys — Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo DVD & Live in Texas Bonus CD

CD/DVD Review: Arctic Monkeys — Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo DVD & Live in Texas Bonus CD

[ 0 ] July 24, 2009 |

Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys at the Apollo DVD & Live in Texas bonus CD Warp Films / Domino Records / Bang Bang Films EMI Music Publishing By Samantha Parvin If you are looking for fresh, jump-around Britpop for your ears, you have come to the right place.  Arctic Monkeys’ double live disc is truly for […]

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CD Review: Black Moth Super Rainbow — Eating Us; Playing Drunken Unicorn July 29

CD Review: Black Moth Super Rainbow — Eating Us; Playing Drunken Unicorn July 29

[ 0 ] July 24, 2009 |

Black Moth Super Rainbow Eating Us Graveface By Noel Wurst Black Moth Super Rainbow is an interesting bunch.  At one’s first listen to their latest offering, Eating Us, it comes across as a fairly “chill” and simple “background worthy” album that tends to get listened to while cooking, or doing yardwork with a boombox playing […]

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Team Luis Presents The Soulphonics and Ruby Velle, with T Bird and the Breaks @ Star Bar, July 24

Team Luis Presents The Soulphonics and Ruby Velle, with T Bird and the Breaks @ Star Bar, July 24

[ 0 ] July 23, 2009 |

We've already had some pretty awesome things to say about T Bird and the Breaks, and everyone agrees that The Soulphonics and Ruby Velle pretty much blow everything out of the water. So you should really check them both out this Friday at Star Bar as part of the Super Soul Night, presented by your […]

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CD Review: Akron/Family — Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free; @ The EARL August 13

CD Review: Akron/Family — Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free; @ The EARL August 13

[ 0 ] July 23, 2009 |

Akron/Family Set ‘em Wild, Set ‘em Free Dead Oceans By Samantha Parvin A friend recently made the claim that Akron/Family is the new Beatles. Coming from a devout Beatles lover, this is quite a bold statement. But in fact, there are several characteristics that this indie band share with the Founders of Pop. Akron/Family pulls […]

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An Intimate Evening with Ian McLagen of Faces and Small Faces @ Smith’s Olde Bar, November 9

An Intimate Evening with Ian McLagen of Faces and Small Faces @ Smith’s Olde Bar, November 9

[ 0 ] July 23, 2009 |

If you are a fan of classic British rock, then you will be familiar with the work of Ian McLagen, the excellent keyboard (among other instruments) player whose distinct sound graced the songs of both the Faces and Small Faces. Now living in Texas music city Austin, McLagen is still a much sought-after session player […]

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