By Ben Grad
Archive for September, 2009
Monsters of FolkMonsters of FolkShangri-La Music By Al Kaufman Supergroups are often hit-or-miss affairs. For every successful Traveling Wilburys (George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne), there are two or three extremely disappointing Thorns (Matthew Sweet, Sean Mullins, and Pete Droge). Monsters of Folk would certainly fall in the former category.
Joshua James Build Me This Northplatte/Intelligent Noise By Scott Roberts Once in a while, an artist or an album bursts on the scene that seems absolutely destined to be huge, both in critical accolades and sales. Of course, there are always intangibles that come into play that inexplicably stop a CD or musician from […]
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 […]
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 […]
As previously mentioned on this blog, we'll be hosting DRINKSHOP Live this Thursday at W Atlanta Downtown. It's a free event with music from Nick Niespodziani from Y-O-U and Ken Will Morton. There will also be yummy drink specials and complimentary valet parking with a DRINKSHOP tab. Details are above. Doors open at 6 p.m. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
We're gearing up to host our very own nights of free music at the swanky W Atlanta Downtown. AMG's DRINKSHOP Live will be a monthly event on the fourth Thursday starting around 9 p.m. featuring an artist or two hand-picked from our local faves. There will be lovely drink specials, and of course the hotel's […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]