By Scott Roberts; photo by Sue Volkert Tribute bands are fascinating entities to consider. What compels a group of musicians, who generally begin their rock and roll journeys by incorporating their admired influences into their own visions hoping to forge something new and fresh, to throw that idea out the window and decide to exclusively […]
Archive for November, 2009
By Sam Parvin When I found out Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles were finally making their way back to Atlanta, I knew I had to plan on going to the show. When I found out they were playing in one of the best-sounding rooms in Atlanta, my presence went from probable to mandatory. On […]
You can now get your tickets for the 83rd Annual Spelman-Morehouse Christmas Carol Concert, coming up on December 5, for free on Ticket Alternative. If you don't have an account with Ticket Alternative, you will still have to register for one, but you don't have to give your credit card information or pay for anything. […]
The folks at Hard Rock Cafe, with the blessing of Yoko Ono, have created a great charity bracelet to give to those who donate to the Imagine There's No Hunger campaign. Here's the info from the company: As part of IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER, when you add a donation of $1/£1/€1 or more onto your […]
By Jennifer Gibson I don’t know how old Jon Spencer is, but I do know he started heading up the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion when I was in middle school, which means he’s got to be early- to mid-40s, at least. So it’s no small feat that he’s still able to rake in the crowds, […]
Steph Jones Gravity Independent Release By Jennifer Gibson If Janelle Monae has been described as the female version of Prince or Andre 3000 (and she has), then Steph Jones can easily be interpreted as the male version of Janelle Monae. He doesn’t quite dial up the freak factor like she does, but he does open […]
Believe it or not, but the new year is fast approaching, and The EARL already has some stellar stuff lined up for January. They just announced three more great shows too. Georgia's Dead Confederate will be making a stop on January 8. Tickets are on sale at Ticket Alternative. The Constellations play a hometown gig […]
From our sister site TA Live – and sorry for the Groove Armada repetition! ****** In video form again! Bowerbirds – North Carolina's Bowerbirds may seem like pretty sleepy music but they put on a stellar show. They're coming to Washington D.C.'s Rock and Roll Hotel on December 2 and Atlanta's EARL allll the way […]
I partially blame Christopher Carrabba (aka Dashboard Confessional). He had a large hand in starting the whole thing that has since become entirely too common and even predictable in so much of the new music that’s coming out these days, especially among the scene crowd. Nine out of ten demos I receive have it. The […]
The November 24 Skinny Puppy show in Atlanta has been moved from Center Stage to The Loft. Tickets bought via Ticketmaster will still be honored, and those who haven't bought tickets can still buy them at Ticket Alternative.
By Kevin Griggs Howlies: White Denim:
Due to the high demand for Switchfoot, their November 24 show has been moved from The Loft to Center Stage. Tickets bought through Ticket Alternative will still be honored and you can still buy tickets through Ticket Alternative too here.
Cadillac Jones Rhythm Method City Recordings By Chris Homer Atlanta’s Cadillac Jones continues to prove that they are masters of the jazz-funk genre with their fourth album, Rhythm Method. Rhythm Method finds the seven-piece band crafting an album full of funk guitar riffs, popping bass lines, tight horn melodies and a healthy dose of […]
R. Garcia I Used to Write on Walls & Other New York City Stories By Alexandra Edwards Randy Garcia's other band, Nerd Parade, makes the kind of big Southern rock that you feel down in your bones. But on his solo album, I Used to Write on Walls & Other New York City Stories, Garcia […]