Archive for October, 2009

Leila’s Three Picks of the Week – Halloween Edition!

Leila’s Three Picks of the Week – Halloween Edition!

[ 0 ] October 30, 2009 |

Here’s what I’d be checking out this weekend for Halloween if I were you. We’re gonna pop up some videos this time around so you get a chance to hear the band’s I’m gushing about right off the bat. Atlanta’s own Constellations just got signed to Virgin Records and are surely headed on to much […]

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The Whiskey Gentry Premiers Video at Star Bar Tonight!

The Whiskey Gentry Premiers Video at Star Bar Tonight!

[ 0 ] October 30, 2009 |

Catch The Whiskey Gentry tonight at Star Bar. They'll be showing their new video "Four Horsemen" – which we reported on from behind the scenes earlier. Also playing is Blair Crimmins & the Hookers and Chris Unck and the Black Roses. It's sure to be a killer – especially with the scary holiday coming up!

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Van Hunt and Patterson Hood Just Announced for Andrews Upstairs Shows

Van Hunt and Patterson Hood Just Announced for Andrews Upstairs Shows

[ 0 ] October 29, 2009 |

This upcoming month is an exciting one for Andrews Upstairs. The venue just announced two big hitters for shows in November. Van Hunt will play with Janie Chu and the Jaspects on November 20. Tickets are available at Ticket Alternative. Then the very next night, Drive-By Truckers founder Patterson Hood will play with Connor Christian. […]

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Live Review: Y-O-U’s Last Show, October 10 @ Smith’s Olde Bar

Live Review: Y-O-U’s Last Show, October 10 @ Smith’s Olde Bar

[ 0 ] October 29, 2009 |

By Leila Regan-Porter I really should have written this weeks ago. But it's been a bit of a tough one to write. It's fair to say that I have been putting it off. Let me begin by saying I don't like reading "personal" reviews with first person references. Unless it's on your own blog, or […]

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CD Review: The Low Anthem — Oh My God, Charlie Darwin; Playing with Blind Pilot at The EARL November 4

CD Review: The Low Anthem — Oh My God, Charlie Darwin; Playing with Blind Pilot at The EARL November 4

[ 0 ] October 29, 2009 |

The Low AnthemOh My God, Charlie DarwinNonesuch By Al Kaufman The Low Anthem recorded Oh My God, Charlie Darwin in a log cabin in the middle of a harsh Rhode Island winter. And while it is bleak at times, it is also riveting, loud, and, best of all, never boring. In fact, it is downright […]

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The Atlanta Creative Projects’ Night of Music and Photography

The Atlanta Creative Projects’ Night of Music and Photography

[ 0 ] October 28, 2009 |

Local photographer Neda Abghari has been putting together some great pieces for the Atlanta Creatives Project, which features some of Atlanta's greatest DJs and producers (like Dres The Beatnik and Rob Wonder) photographed in their studios with the favorite childhood objects. There will also be some great shots of local musicians like Snoden and Black […]

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Music Man–What’s Next?

Music Man–What’s Next?

[ 0 ] October 28, 2009 |

I recently asked a group of people who I knew to be true music fans what they thought the next wave of music will be. In other words, what style of music will unseat the current crop of pop music that is selling like gangbusters? Everyone answered exactly the same; they said it’s the one […]

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Young Blood Gallery and Boutique Launch Online Store INDI-e BOUTIQUE, Throw a Party

Young Blood Gallery and Boutique Launch Online Store INDI-e BOUTIQUE, Throw a Party

[ 0 ] October 28, 2009 |

Atlanta's Young Blood Gallery and Boutique in the Poncey-Highland 'hood is launching their online store INDI-e BOUTIQUE on November 7, and are throwing a party to celebrate! It all kicks off at Young Blood with an art opening (Yi-Hsin Tzeng’s “My Magazine Project”) and then carries on at The Highland Ballroom Lounge with a burlesque […]

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CD Review: Elise Witt — Valise

CD Review: Elise Witt — Valise

[ 0 ] October 28, 2009 |

Elise WittValiseEMWorld Records By Al Kaufman Elise Witt is one of those local treasures that nobody knows about. The multi-linguist from Switzerland, who has called Atlanta home since 1977, has been a cultural ambassador to South Africa, China, Italy, Nicaragua and Switzerland, represented Georgia for the Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration, has studied under Bobby […]

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CD Review: The King Khan and BBQ Show — Invisible Girl; Playing Star Bar November 4

CD Review: The King Khan and BBQ Show — Invisible Girl; Playing Star Bar November 4

[ 0 ] October 28, 2009 |

The King Khan and BBQ Show Invisible Girl In the Red Records By Bryan Aiken Once and current bandmates Arish Khan and Mark Sultan have made a rich and respected history of historically-accurate rock ‘n’ roll thuggery. Since their graduation from the '90s punk outfit The Spaceshits, the Canadian duo have reformed and refashioned into […]

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The Loft/Vinyl/Centerstage Concert Calendar

The Loft/Vinyl/Centerstage Concert Calendar

[ 0 ] October 28, 2009 |

Afro-punk Presents SAUL WILLIAMS and Guests Wednesday, November 4 – The Loft Doors:    8:00pm Show:     9:00pm Age:        18+ Price:      $13 Adv / $15 Day of Show ———————— ZEE AVI w/ Travel by Train Wednesday, November 4 – Vinyl Doors:    7:00pm Show:     8:00pm Age:        18+ Price:      $10.00 ———————— HEAVY MOJO w/ Hollyweerd, Vonnegut Thursday, November 6  […]

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Live Review: Sea Wolf and Port O’Brien @ The EARL, October 23

Live Review: Sea Wolf and Port O’Brien @ The EARL, October 23

[ 0 ] October 27, 2009 |

By Micah McLain The packed back room of The EARL welcomed two of campfire indie's most promising up-and-coming bands to Atlanta Friday night. California-via-Alaska-based Port O'Brien was first up in support of their most recent LP, Threadbare. The five members of the band employed everything from acoustic guitar and percussive banjo to screamed vocals and kitchen […]

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CD Review: R.E.M. — Live at the Olympia

CD Review: R.E.M. — Live at the Olympia

[ 0 ] October 27, 2009 |

R.E.M.Live at the OlympiaWarner Brothers By Al Kaufman For most people outside of Georgia, R.E.M. stopped being relevant around 1997, when drummer Bill Berry left the band. Also around that time, Michael Stipe's lyrics went from oblique imagery to blatant rants and whines. But even more importantly, R.E.M. stopped rocking and started droning, and each […]

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U2 announce new 360 Tour dates for 2010

U2 announce new 360 Tour dates for 2010

[ 0 ] October 26, 2009 |

U2 will be back on the road in 2010 and have announced more US tour dates. For ticket on sale information visit www.U2.com U2 360° TOUR 2010 North American Dates 6-June Anaheim, CA On sale soon 12-June Denver, CO On sale Nov. 6 16-June Oakland, CA Presale opens Oct. 27th On sale Nov. 2 20-June […]

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U2 360 Tour lands in Las Vegas.

U2 360 Tour lands in Las Vegas.

[ 0 ] October 25, 2009 |

So, part of the Atlanta Music Guide team went to Vegas this weekend to catch the U2 360 Tour at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Somehow the Black Eyed Peas had blagged their way on to this leg of the tour, so no Muse tonight. I'd caught the show at the Georgia Dome […]

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