Archive for August, 2009

CD Review: The Whiskey Gentry; Playing Unplugged in the Park, August 30 & The EARL, September 9

CD Review: The Whiskey Gentry; Playing Unplugged in the Park, August 30 & The EARL, September 9

[ 0 ] August 25, 2009 |

The Whiskey Gentry The Whiskey Gentry Self-released By Al Kaufman Yee-Haw!! Only a few months old, and created from the ashes of Missy Gossip, The Whiskey Gentry is here to make you remember how music ought to be. Imagine old time country and gospel meeting punk with just a dash of Vaudevillian flourish, and you start […]

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Music Man–Getting on the Radio

Music Man–Getting on the Radio

[ 0 ] August 24, 2009 |

I spent almost nine years of my life working for 99X radio here in Atlanta. It was a great gig. The majority of that time was spent as music director (MD) for the station, which means that I, along with the program director (PD) would, among other things, choose which songs made it to the air, […]

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CD Review: Rhett Miller — Rhett Miller; Plays Unplugged in the Park, August 30

CD Review: Rhett Miller — Rhett Miller; Plays Unplugged in the Park, August 30

[ 0 ] August 24, 2009 |

Rhett MillerRhett MillerShout Factory By Al Kaufman One need look no further than the first line of his new self-titled CD to know that Rhett Miller likes playing with words. "Keyboards and keystrokes and keystones and keys," he sings on "Nobody Says I Love You Anymore." The song also includes the clever turn of phrase, […]

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CANCELED: The Charlatans @ The Loft on October 5

CANCELED: The Charlatans @ The Loft on October 5

[ 0 ] August 21, 2009 |

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of The Charlatans' entire American tour, which includes their stop in Atlanta on October 5 for a show at The Loft. Tickets are currently being refunded. The band announced the news when they discovered that their drummer Jon Brookes was going to need […]

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CD Review: The White Rabbits – It’s Frightening; Playing Variety Playhouse August 20

CD Review: The White Rabbits – It’s Frightening; Playing Variety Playhouse August 20

[ 0 ] August 20, 2009 |

The White RabbitsIt's FrighteningTBD Records By Eileen Tilson The White Rabbits must be exhausted. After extensive touring with the likes of Spoon, The Walkmen and Tokyo Police Club, and festival stops at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Sasquatch, and signing with TBD Records (U.S. home to Radiohead, Other Lives and Hatcham Social) the Brooklyn based six-piece returned to […]

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CD Review: Colin Hay — American Sunshine

CD Review: Colin Hay — American Sunshine

[ 0 ] August 20, 2009 |

Colin HayAmerican SunshineCompass Records By Al Kaufman Anyone over the age of 30 knows Colin Hay. He was the guy with the lazy eye fronting the reggae influenced pop band Men at Work, who invaded America from Australia with songs such as “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under,” and had us wondering what […]

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CD Review: The Fiery Furnaces — I’m Going Away; Playing Variety Playhouse August 20

CD Review: The Fiery Furnaces — I’m Going Away; Playing Variety Playhouse August 20

[ 0 ] August 20, 2009 |

The Fiery FurnacesI'm Going AwayThrill Jockey By Ben Grad What do The Fiery Furnaces play on I'm Going Away? They play a lot that you've heard on their previous albums, but dulled, continuing the progression towards a more accessible, less challenging, sound that they began with Bitter Tea in 2006. Within minutes, you're reintroduced to […]

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CD Review: Sister Hazel — Release; Playing Center Stage, August 22

CD Review: Sister Hazel — Release; Playing Center Stage, August 22

[ 0 ] August 19, 2009 |

Sister Hazel ReleaseRock Ridge Music By Eileen Tilson It has been a decade since Sister Hazel was “happy, happy;” from divorce, to birth and death, every member of the band seems to have dealt with some sort of personal tragedy in the past few years. This turmoil provided plenty to write about for their seventh […]

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Pedro The Lion’s David Bazan Coming To The Drunken Unicorn October 14

Pedro The Lion’s David Bazan Coming To The Drunken Unicorn October 14

[ 0 ] August 18, 2009 |

The founder and main man behind Seattle indie rockers Pedro the Lion, David Bazan, will be coming to Atlanta on October 14 to play The Drunken Unicorn. He'll have just released his debut full-length record Curse Your Branches in September, so it's sure to be a highly anticipated show. Get your tickets now at Ticket […]

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CD Review: The Antlers — Hospice

CD Review: The Antlers — Hospice

[ 0 ] August 17, 2009 |

The Antlers Hospice Frenchkiss Records By Julia Reidy Pete Silberman’s warbling voice exposes a beautiful but deep-rooted anger throughout Hospice, the breakthrough full-length from Brooklyn’s The Antlers. After a wildly successful self-release earlier in the year, the record is getting a proper reissue August 18 via Frenchkiss records, home of other heavyweights like Les Savy […]

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Music Man–30 Million Nickelback Fans Can’t Be Wrong (or can they?) Pt. 2

Music Man–30 Million Nickelback Fans Can’t Be Wrong (or can they?) Pt. 2

[ 0 ] August 17, 2009 |

We’ve established the difference between music junkies and passive music fans. If you want to brush up click here to see part 1. What I want to establish this week is the reason behind one song’s success over another. Why do bands like Nickelback continue to have multiple chart topping songs album after album. Surely […]

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Dan Deacon Coming Back to Atlanta October 2 to Play Eyedrum

Dan Deacon Coming Back to Atlanta October 2 to Play Eyedrum

[ 0 ] August 14, 2009 |

Fun-maker extraordinaire Dan Deacon will be returning to Atlanta to play Eyedrum on October 2. Some may recall that Deacon's last show in Atlanta was also scheduled to play Eyedrum, but once the show sold out the promoters moved the gig to the larger Masquerade. We're expecting another huge turnout for the show this time, […]

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King Khan & BBQ Show Return to Atlanta November 4

King Khan & BBQ Show Return to Atlanta November 4

[ 0 ] August 13, 2009 |

If you like garage rock, madness and mayhem, then you probably like The King Khan & BBQ Show. It's safe to say many music fans in Atlanta do, especially since we have a close affinity with the band, who have frequently collaborated with the likes of The Black Lips. They'll be coming back to their […]

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CD Review: Jeremy Aggers — What It Comes Down To

CD Review: Jeremy Aggers — What It Comes Down To

[ 0 ] August 13, 2009 |

Jeremy AggersWhat It Comes Down ToBrash Music By Al Kaufman Jeremy Aggers has the same carefree, effortless voice that has helped fellow North Carolinian James Taylor pay the rent all these years. When he playfully finger picks through the title cut, or subtly displays his sentimentality about his town (and a certain girl in said […]

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Tickets for Taste of Atlanta Go On Sale Monday, August 17

Tickets for Taste of Atlanta Go On Sale Monday, August 17

[ 0 ] August 12, 2009 |

Get those forks ready! Taste of Atlanta tickets are going on sale this Monday, August 17, and this year is already gearing up to be the biggest yet. The festival is breaking its record of restaurants taking part, with this year's number of participating eateries topping off at a mammoth 80. As would probably be […]

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