Archive for July, 2009

Live Review: Dirty Projectors, Atlas Sound @ The EARL, July 17

Live Review: Dirty Projectors, Atlas Sound @ The EARL, July 17

[ 0 ] July 23, 2009 |

By Julia Reidy Dirty Projectors arrived late, during Atlas Sound’s set on The EARL’s welcoming stage. They’d driven straight to Atlanta from Louisiana, they told us, and more than one band member was sick. In a gesture of goodwill, the audience agreed to put out cigarettes for their benefit. Fortunately, the smokes were the only […]

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Dr. Dog @ The Loft, September 29

Dr. Dog @ The Loft, September 29

[ 0 ] July 22, 2009 |

Having already garned a lot of attention, both from critics and music fans in general, Dr. Dog continues to win folks over with their 1960s-tinged melodies. They will be bringing their glorious Beach Boys-esque harmonies to the Loft on September 29, and you get can get your tickets at Ticket Alternative now. Get in the […]

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CD Review: Tom Jones — 24 Hours; CANCELED – Plays Chastain Park Amphitheatre July 31

CD Review: Tom Jones — 24 Hours; CANCELED – Plays Chastain Park Amphitheatre July 31

[ 0 ] July 22, 2009 |

Tom Jones24 HoursS-Curve Records By Leila Regan-Porter Late last fall we were graced with a new Tom Jones record. For the most part, it may have gone unnoticed. Though he has had recent success with "the kids" thanks to his DJ Mousse T's collaboration on "Sex Bomb" from his popular duets album Reload, things may […]

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The Brunettes w/Throw Me The Statue @ The Drunken Unicorn, September 7

The Brunettes w/Throw Me The Statue @ The Drunken Unicorn, September 7

[ 0 ] July 22, 2009 |

Coming all the way from New Zealand, the adorable twee indie rock band The Brunettes will charm the pants off of Atlanta when they play The Drunken Unicorn on September 7. For those who miss Belle and Sebastian an awful lot, and need some softly played, lightly cooed indie music with accompanying strings and trumpet […]

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Gringo Star @ The EARL, September 19

Gringo Star @ The EARL, September 19

[ 0 ] July 22, 2009 |

Gringo Star “All Y’all” from analogmonkey.tv on Vimeo. Gringo Star have been spending a lot of their time far away from their hometown of Atlanta. But fear not. This fall they will be rounding off their humongous US summer tour back here, at The EARL, on September 19. This will surely be a huge welcome-home […]

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Who’s Bad Pay Tribute to Michael Jackson @ Andrew’s Upstairs, August 1

Who’s Bad Pay Tribute to Michael Jackson @ Andrew’s Upstairs, August 1

[ 0 ] July 22, 2009 |

Andrews Upstairs is preparing to celebrate the lift of the King of Pop in the best way possible – with a show from Michael Jackson tribute band Who's Bad. The cover group, who frequently plays Andrews Upstairs, will be performing for the first time since Jackson's death on August 1. Get your tickets now at […]

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JLY Craven Hair Colour Studio Presents Cirque’ du Beaute’ @ STATS, October 3

JLY Craven Hair Colour Studio Presents Cirque’ du Beaute’ @ STATS, October 3

[ 0 ] July 22, 2009 |

Local hair studio Jyl Craven will be throwing a glam bash to celebrate their 10-year anniversary as well as L'Oreal Professionnel's 100-year anniversary. The Cirque du Beaute takes place October 3 at STATS in Atlanta, and will feature a silent auction, hair/fashion show, dance after-party and of course cocktails. Inspired by the French circus theme, […]

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CD Review: The Cranes Are Flying – Banging My Head

CD Review: The Cranes Are Flying – Banging My Head

[ 0 ] July 22, 2009 |

The Cranes Are Flying Banging My Head Independent By Chris Homer The musical project of Columbia, S.C. resident Trevor Lee, The Cranes Are Flying presents a unique take on electronica with its second EP Banging My Head. While it sounds contradictory, the best way to define Lee’s style is one of folk-electronica. He often injects […]

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CD Review: Megafaun – Gather, Form and Fly

CD Review: Megafaun – Gather, Form and Fly

[ 0 ] July 21, 2009 |

Megafaun Gather, Form and Fly Hometapes By Julia Reidy Megafaun’s albums feel like a flocking of musical ideas rather than a linear expression of them. Good thing for the Durham, N.C. trio, then, that the migration it has made compositionally takes it in all kinds of fascinating directions; ones that perhaps aren’t visible without binoculars. […]

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Q&A with Nick Niespodziani of Y-O-U, Yacht Rock and More — Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on July 25

Q&A with Nick Niespodziani of Y-O-U, Yacht Rock and More — Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on July 25

[ 1 ] July 21, 2009 |

By Leila Regan-Porter If there ain't no rest for the wicked, then the lads of PleaseRock (the umbrella that covers Y-O-U,The Yacht Rock Review, The Tupperware Party, Rock Fight, 3 Dog Stevens and other rock aliases) are the most wicked rockers out there. While trying to keep up with the runaway success of The Yacht […]

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Music Man–The Downside

Music Man–The Downside

[ 0 ] July 20, 2009 |

Slow travel week last week. With the exception of a road trip to Nashville on Friday and Saturday, I pretty much camped out in Atlanta all week catching up on music listening, live shows, and a little company paper work. I came across some really cool stuff while I was at it, particularly in the live setting. I saw […]

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CD Review: The Dead Weather – Horehound

CD Review: The Dead Weather – Horehound

[ 0 ] July 20, 2009 |

The Dead Weather Horehound Third Man By Eileen Tilson In Latin, Lucifer means “Day Star” and is linked with pre-Christian story that Lucifer rose early and was the shiniest star in the sky, outshining Jupiter and Saturn, and then would disappear before the Sun came up. The story, of course, has evolved into Lucifer as […]

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CD Review: Craig Jackson — Damn The Roses

CD Review: Craig Jackson — Damn The Roses

[ 0 ] July 17, 2009 |

Craig Jackson Damn The Roses Green Records By Scott Roberts Proverbially speaking, a book cannot be judged by its cover. The same cannot be said as often or as confidently about judging a CD by its cover. If you see a guy with a tight t-shirt and a cowboy hat on a cover, or four […]

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Drive A Faster Car Presents Pistolero, Royal Bangs and What Happened To Your Fire Tiger? @ Star Bar, July 18

Drive A Faster Car Presents Pistolero, Royal Bangs and What Happened To Your Fire Tiger? @ Star Bar, July 18

[ 0 ] July 17, 2009 |

Local blog Drive A Faster Car is throwing a nice little shindig this Saturday at Star Bar with Pistolero, Royal Bangs and What Happened To Your Fire Tiger? (the latter of which has members from Parade, Slushco, Pistolero and is fronted by Hillary Yarbrough, formerly of Aviator & no disassemble). Just thought you should know!

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Picture Book: Cat Power @ The EARL, July 12

Picture Book: Cat Power @ The EARL, July 12

[ 0 ] July 17, 2009 |

Our resident arty photographer Angela M. Scarola took some great shots of the very special, very sold out EARL 10-Year Anniversary Show featuring the lovely Cat Power.

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