Archive for December, 2009

CD Review: Gills and Wings — Gills and Wings; Playing Smith’s December 28

CD Review: Gills and Wings — Gills and Wings; Playing Smith’s December 28

[ 0 ] December 23, 2009 |

Gills and WingsGills and Wings By Al Kaufman Freddie Mercury lives. Gills and Wings, a five-piece band from Richmond, Va., must have an iPod loaded with "Bohemian Rhapsody." In their wonderfully theatrical rock style, they sing of losers and loners. On "Dealer," their sympathetic paean to the neighborhood drug dealer, lead singer and synth player […]

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Shows of the Year from Our Favorite Atlanta Promoters

Shows of the Year from Our Favorite Atlanta Promoters

[ 0 ] December 22, 2009 |

'Tis the season… to put together "Best of the Year" lists. So we thought we'd get into the spirit in our own way, with a few of our favorite promoters, booking agents and talent buyers telling us what their favorite show of the year at their venue was, brought to you by Ticket Alternative, of […]

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AMG Presents DRINKSHOP Live with Rebecca Loebe, January 7

AMG Presents DRINKSHOP Live with Rebecca Loebe, January 7

[ 0 ] December 22, 2009 |

We've loved Rebecca Loebe's sweet, infectiously joyous style ever since we heard her old school jazzy cover of Kanye West's "Stronger" (which you must have a listen to over on her MySpace, as well as the rest of her gorgeous tunes). Now we're glad to be able to showcase her at our monthly DRINKSHOP gig […]

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All The Best New Year’s Eve Events – Right Here!

All The Best New Year’s Eve Events – Right Here!

[ 0 ] December 22, 2009 |

There’s been quite a few changes and additions for all the New Year’s Eve events that we’ve been highlighting, so we thought we’d make like a little easier for everyone and put up one major list – think of it as a cheat sheet for the greatest party night of the year. Tickets are all […]

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CD Review: Sondre Lerche — Heartbeat Radio; Playing The EARL February 11

CD Review: Sondre Lerche — Heartbeat Radio; Playing The EARL February 11

[ 0 ] December 22, 2009 |

Sondre LercheHeartbeat RadioRounder During the summer in Bergen, Norway the sun stays out for 24 hours; in the winter months, however, you are lucky to squeeze out an hour of daylight. The extra dosage of Vitamin D has clearly done Norwegian transplant Sondre Lerche some good; his sixth album Heartbreak Radio, released in September, is […]

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Live Review: Benefit for Ruthie Morris @ The EARL, December 15 w/Amy Ray, Warm In The Wake, & Tim Lee 3

Live Review: Benefit for Ruthie Morris @ The EARL, December 15 w/Amy Ray, Warm In The Wake, & Tim Lee 3

[ 0 ] December 21, 2009 |

By Scott Roberts; photos by Sue Volkert “It sucks to lose your stuff.” Headliner Amy Ray succinctly proclaimed this during her rocking solo set at The EARL last Tuesday at the benefit for Magnapop guitarist/all-around swell person Ruthie Morris who lost, among other things, thousands of dollars worth of musical/recording equipment, the entire first pressing […]

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CD Review: The Bravery — Stir The Blood

CD Review: The Bravery — Stir The Blood

[ 0 ] December 21, 2009 |

The Bravery Stir the Blood Island By Chris Homer The Bravery’s third album, Stir The Blood, is packed with the sort of noisy synth-pop you’d expect from the New York band. Despite not departing dramatically from the sound showcased on their 2005 self-titled debut and 2007’s The Sun and the Moon, The Bravery still put […]

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CD Review: Tegan and Sara — Sainthood; Playing Variety Playhouse February 23

CD Review: Tegan and Sara — Sainthood; Playing Variety Playhouse February 23

[ 0 ] December 21, 2009 |

Tegan and SaraSainthoodSire By Al Kaufman It's got to be hard for twins to be taken seriously in the music business, especially twins that look robotic, dress to compliment each other, and wear pixie cuts. It's too easy to dismiss them as a cute novelty act. Tegan and Sara Quin are no novelty act. They've […]

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Leila’s Three Picks of the Week – Little Tybee, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Bobby Birdman

Leila’s Three Picks of the Week – Little Tybee, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Bobby Birdman

[ 0 ] December 18, 2009 |

All the way from our sister blog TA Live, it's Leila's Three Picks of the Week! ***** Little Tybee recently played one of our monthly showcases, which we hosted with our sister site Atlanta Music Guide, called DRINKSHOP Live at the W Atlanta Downtown hotel. I'd hate to classify them as just indie folk, because […]

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Last Minute Christmas Present Idea: Ticket Alternative Gift Certificates!

Last Minute Christmas Present Idea: Ticket Alternative Gift Certificates!

[ 0 ] December 18, 2009 |

Need a great last-minute present for a massive music fan? Then give then the Ticket Alternative gift certificate, which can be sent either by mail or by email to print at home, for those who want to get the gift sent as soon as possible. That means the recipient can use the gift certificate to […]

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Atlanta’s Peach Drop Brings Prince’s Favorite Band, Morris Day and the Time, and More to Atlanta for New Year’s Eve!

Atlanta’s Peach Drop Brings Prince’s Favorite Band, Morris Day and the Time, and More to Atlanta for New Year’s Eve!

[ 0 ] December 18, 2009 |

We're very excited to announced the details for this year's Peach Drop in Underground Atlanta. "The Largest New Year's Eve Celebration in the Southeast" is bringing a fantastic lineup of music, with Stellate, Ben Deignan, The WannaBeatles and Morris Day and the Time on the main stage. And on the Kenny's Alley stage, there will […]

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Ticket Alternative’s Holiday Party at WhirlyBall!

Ticket Alternative’s Holiday Party at WhirlyBall!

[ 0 ] December 17, 2009 |

Our Ticket Alternative parent company had an amazing holiday party last week at the WhirlyBall in Roswell, Ga., which some may know as the unorthodox venue for hipster shows booked by Chunklet Magazine. There was yummy BBQ, other tasty goodies, presents and of course a heckua lotta WhirlyBall action! If you fancy getting in touch […]

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CD Review: Serena Ryder — Is It O.K.

CD Review: Serena Ryder — Is It O.K.

[ 0 ] December 17, 2009 |

Serena RyderIs It O.K.Atlantic By Al Kaufman Ontario's Serena Ryder won the 2008 Juno (Canada's version of the Grammy) Award for Best New Artist for Is It O.K.. Granted, Canada is home to the likes of Bryan Adams, Anne Murray, Celine Dion and Corey Hart, but Neil Young, Daniel Lanois, Feist and Leonard Cohen call […]

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Noot D’Noot Joined By The Selmanaires and Mathis Hunter for EARL Show March 5

Noot D’Noot Joined By The Selmanaires and Mathis Hunter for EARL Show March 5

[ 0 ] December 16, 2009 |

We're having a really hard time believing shows for March are already being scheduled! And here's one we're especially excited about. On March 5 at The EARL, the wonderfully funky, cool, electro mammoth that is Noot D'Noot will be joined by The Selmanaires and (member of both bands at one point) Mathis Hunter, who will […]

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More New Year’s Eve Events at Whiskey Park, Smith’s Olde Bar, Gateway Events Center, Drunken Unicorn and More!

More New Year’s Eve Events at Whiskey Park, Smith’s Olde Bar, Gateway Events Center, Drunken Unicorn and More!

[ 0 ] December 16, 2009 |

We have loads more parties and shows up to celebrate the New Year. N.J. Griffin Productions have teamed up with V-103.3 for Blame it on the Alcohol at The Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta. There'll be free alcohol until midnight and DJ Tee tha Barber spinning tunes. Tickets are available at Ticket Alternative. Smith's Olde Bar […]

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