Archive for September, 2009

CD Review: Rose Melberg — Homemade Ship

CD Review: Rose Melberg — Homemade Ship

[ 0 ] September 22, 2009 |

Rose Melberg Homemade Ship K Records By Scott Roberts In the mid- to late-1990s, Rose Melberg was one half (along with Jen Sbragia) of the duo The Softies, a band who carved out their own brand of delicate, melodic music — whisper-pop, if you will — employing only quiet electric guitars and goose-bump inducing harmonies […]

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CD Review: Whip It Soundtrack

CD Review: Whip It Soundtrack

[ 0 ] September 22, 2009 |

Whip ItSoundtrackRhino By Al Kaufman "This soundtrack is my mix tape for you," writes Drew Barrymore in the liner notes for the soundtrack for Whip It, the film she directed about an indie girl in Texas who falls in love with roller derby. This collection sounds like Drew Barrymore. It's got fun, attitude, feminism, sappy […]

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CD Review: Alberta Cross — Broken Side of Time

CD Review: Alberta Cross — Broken Side of Time

[ 0 ] September 22, 2009 |

Alberta Cross Broken Side of Time ATO Records By Eileen Tilson In 1931, Salvador Dali painted one of his most famous pieces, The Persistence of Memory; a painting that all the world is familiar with, it depicts melting clocks down by the ocean side. Many claim this was Dali’s way of depicting the irrelevance of […]

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Sarah Pray Plays Two Shows in ATL

Sarah Pray Plays Two Shows in ATL

[ 0 ] September 21, 2009 |

By Al Kaufman They're everywhere. Those people who like to say, "I saw REM in a small club before Chronic Town, before they even had a record contract." Music fandom is sometimes a competitive sport. It's important to be the first to notice somebody, to say that you saw someone before anyone else even knew […]

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CD Review: They Might Be Giants — Here Comes Science

CD Review: They Might Be Giants — Here Comes Science

[ 0 ] September 21, 2009 |

They Might Be GiantsHere Comes ScienceDisney Sound By Al Kaufman Since the band's inception in 1986, many have accused geek rockers They Might Be Giants (namely, John Linnell and John Flansburgh) of being a kids' band. Between silly songs, such as "Purple Toupee," they put songs about American history, like "James K. Polk," or social […]

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7:30 Club Presents Sundown, The Swear, Greg Hester, Eric Dodd @ Vinyl, September 24

7:30 Club Presents Sundown, The Swear, Greg Hester, Eric Dodd @ Vinyl, September 24

[ 0 ] September 17, 2009 |

Music industry social group the 7:30 Club are hosting their monthly gig featuring some wicked local indie artists. You should check them out below, and then buy your tickets at Ticket Alternative. The line-up is: Eric Dodd Greg Hester SunDown The Swear

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Social Distortion Opener TAT Drops off the Bill – The Strangers and Middle Class Rut to Open

Social Distortion Opener TAT Drops off the Bill – The Strangers and Middle Class Rut to Open

[ 0 ] September 17, 2009 |

Social Distortion will be playing the 40 Watt in Athens October 23. TAT were opening for the punk rock legends, but now we have The Strangers and Middle Class Rut to lead up to the headliner. You can still buy tickets for the show at Ticket Alternative.

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The Big Rock Out to Pay Tribute to Slain Olympic Boxer Vernon Forrest

The Big Rock Out to Pay Tribute to Slain Olympic Boxer Vernon Forrest

[ 0 ] September 17, 2009 |

The Big Rock Out, for those who don’t know, is a Vegas-style night of pure entertainment coming to Atlanta on September 19. There will be music from awesome rockers Cowboy Mouth as well as local lads Holdcell, and boxing matches between “Pretty Boy” Michael Jean Louis and Anthony “Ice” Greenridge. Sounds pretty exciting – and […]

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CD Review: Blue Mother Tupelo — Heaven & Earth

CD Review: Blue Mother Tupelo — Heaven & Earth

[ 0 ] September 17, 2009 |

Blue Mother TupeloHeaven & Earth By Al Kaufman Ricky and Micol Davis are so happy and in love that you just want to smack them upside the head. He sings to her, "I like it when you smile," and she returns to him, "You make my life worth while," on the track "Tupelo." Their liner […]

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Heavy Trash, J. Tillman Shows Just Announced for The EARL

Heavy Trash, J. Tillman Shows Just Announced for The EARL

[ 0 ] September 16, 2009 |

We've got a couple of awesome shows just announced for The EARL, which will be within days of each other in November, proving that the late part of the year is always the best for Atlanta shows. Heavy Trash, the rockingest band that ever rolled, will be playing on November 19. Don't know who they […]

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Music Man–The Atlanta Sound?

Music Man–The Atlanta Sound?

[ 0 ] September 15, 2009 |

The recent, well-deserved signing of Atlanta’s The Constellations to Virgin records made me think about the Atlanta music scene. On a national and international level, Atlanta is known best for its thriving hip-hop scene, and what an incredible scene it is. Within a two mile radius of my house there are a plethora of world-class […]

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Live Review: The Constellations, Soulphonics & Ruby Velle @ The EARL, September 10

Live Review: The Constellations, Soulphonics & Ruby Velle @ The EARL, September 10

[ 1 ] September 15, 2009 |

By Sam Parvin With The Constellations’ recent signing to Virgin Records, I anticipated a rather rowdy show at The EARL on Thursday night, and, girl, was I right! There was not one disengaged body in the bar – the performers would not stand for such allowances. Peaking around the corner through the back door to […]

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fun. @ Drunken Unicorn, September 20 is SOLD OUT!

fun. @ Drunken Unicorn, September 20 is SOLD OUT!

[ 0 ] September 15, 2009 |

Sorry if you didn't get your tickets quick enough – fun.'s Atlanta show at Drunken Unicorn with Miniature Tigers on September 20 is SOLD OUT! No word yet on whether or not there will be any more tickets released or any tickets at the door – we'll let you know. Stay tuned for the winner […]

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CD Review: Mark Knopfler — Get Lucky

CD Review: Mark Knopfler — Get Lucky

[ 0 ] September 15, 2009 |

Mark KnopflerGet LuckyReprise By Al Kaufman Mark Knopfler has come a long way since “Sultans of Swing.” The 1977 hit for Knopfler’s band Dire Straits created that trademark fuzzy guitar sound that would serve Knopfler well for the next 30 or so years. Yes, Knopfler has grown and changed over time. His music often has […]

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CD Review: Chris Knight — Trailer II

CD Review: Chris Knight — Trailer II

[ 0 ] September 15, 2009 |

Chris KnightTrailer IIDrifter's Church By Al Kaufman   Usually when an artist returns to the well that brought him success, the water does not taste as crisp. For Americana musician Chris Knight, that is most certainly not the case. When Knight released The Trailer Tapes, solo acoustic demo tracks he laid out in 1996 before he […]

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