Archive for December, 2009

Live Review: Brendan Benson, Cory Chisel @ The EARL, December 11

Live Review: Brendan Benson, Cory Chisel @ The EARL, December 11

[ 0 ] December 16, 2009 |

By Jennifer Gibson Let me start off by saying something that might actually garner me some hate mail from people I consider friends: I don’t trust Jack White. I make it a point to avoid much of what he touches, largely because he seems to get a lot of undue praise for being one hell […]

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Live Review/Picture Book: DRINKSHOP Live with Last Chance Runaround, Little Tybee @ W Downtown Atlanta, December 10

Live Review/Picture Book: DRINKSHOP Live with Last Chance Runaround, Little Tybee @ W Downtown Atlanta, December 10

[ 0 ] December 15, 2009 |

By Jhoni Jackson; photos by Kevin Griggs The dimly lit lounge-style bar tucked away inside the downtown W Hotel typically draws a fast-paced crowd of Atlanta’s upper social crust, with its sleek décor and limos frequently circling the entrance. So when Last Chance Runaround began their acoustic folk set, complete with a harp and a […]

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CD Review: Straight No Chaser — Christmas Cheer

CD Review: Straight No Chaser — Christmas Cheer

[ 0 ] December 14, 2009 |

Straight No ChaserChristmas CheersAtco/Atlantic By Al Kaufman Christmas and a capella go together as well as Halloween and chamber music. Both are bright and festive, but at their heart are beautiful and meaningful. The 10-man a capella group, Straight No Chaser, bring both those elements to their second Christmas CD, Christmas Cheers.

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Live Review: Cursive @ Lenny’s Bar, December 7

Live Review: Cursive @ Lenny’s Bar, December 7

[ 0 ] December 10, 2009 |

By Micah McLain Cursive took the stage Monday night at a surprisingly early 11:15 p.m. after opening sets from Winston Audio and Capgun Coups. I, however, had assumed that headliners at Lenny's still didn't start until after midnight – a mistake that I paid dearly for. While I only caught the tail end of their […]

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Free CD Sampler from RED at Criminal Records – featuring Phoenix, The Whigs, Passion Pit and More!

Free CD Sampler from RED at Criminal Records – featuring Phoenix, The Whigs, Passion Pit and More!

[ 0 ] December 10, 2009 |

We don't tend to feature every little freebie that labels and the like give out, because usually they're not much to get excited about. But we couldn't stay quiet about this one, by RED publicity company. Not only does it feature a ton of fab music from our favorite bands of this year, but many […]

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David Gray to Play The Atlanta Civic Center, April 10

David Gray to Play The Atlanta Civic Center, April 10

[ 0 ] December 9, 2009 |

Although the presale has already been and gone, the main sale date for the rest of us mere mortals is this Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m. at Live Nation. It's been an awful long time since David Gray has come to Atlanta, and this time he has a new record too, Draw The Line.

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MOVED: The xx @ The EARL, March 25 to Variety Playhouse

MOVED: The xx @ The EARL, March 25 to Variety Playhouse

[ 0 ] December 9, 2009 |

The demand for The xx's Atlanta show at The EARL in March 25 has already been so overwhelming that it's been moved from The EARL to Variety Playhouse. Tickets bought through Ticket Alternative will still be valid for the Variety Playhouse show. But those who didn't buy their tickets already will have to go through […]

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POSTPONED: The Association w/ Rare Earth @ Gateway Event Center, December 12

POSTPONED: The Association w/ Rare Earth @ Gateway Event Center, December 12

[ 0 ] December 9, 2009 |

The Association have postponed their December 12 show at McDonough's Gateway Event Center to March 27. Tickets bought will still be honored for their March 27 show, but can also be refunded.

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POSTPONED: The Constellations @ The EARL, January 9

POSTPONED: The Constellations @ The EARL, January 9

[ 0 ] December 9, 2009 |

The Constellations have postponed their Atlanta show at The EARL on January 9. No word yet on what date the show will be rescheduled, but we'll tell you as soon as we know!

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Q&A with Nick Nespajeen of Yacht Rock — Playing a Holiday Special at Variety Playhouse, December 18

Q&A with Nick Nespajeen of Yacht Rock — Playing a Holiday Special at Variety Playhouse, December 18

[ 0 ] December 8, 2009 |

By Leila Regan-Porter, Chris Blais It's the time of year for holiday specials, and the local music scene is getting in the spirit too. That includes Atlanta's famous (infamous?) Yacht Rock, of the PleaseRock group. We chat to "Nick Nespajeen," the leader of the band (bottom center in the holiday-style pic above, holding a sea […]

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Video of the Day: The Dead Trees — Loretta; Playing The EARL with The Cribs and Adam Green, January 20

Video of the Day: The Dead Trees — Loretta; Playing The EARL with The Cribs and Adam Green, January 20

[ 0 ] December 8, 2009 |

Could definitely also be titled, "Green Screens Are Fun!" On "Loretta," The Dead Trees play a fun 'n' fuzzy rendition of garage rock, the likes of which echo much of the dirtier sounds on The Beatles' White Album, with the thrashing repetition of the last chords carrying on rock 'n' roll where "Helter Skelter" left […]

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Live Review/Picture Book: The Electric Cycles. Lindsay Appel, The Electric Cycles @ Highland Ballroom, December 4

Live Review/Picture Book: The Electric Cycles. Lindsay Appel, The Electric Cycles @ Highland Ballroom, December 4

[ 0 ] December 8, 2009 |

By Kevin Griggs Local singer and song writer Lindsay Appel played a quaint short set at The Highland Ballroom last Friday. Her blues/rock style is based around a piano or guitar and fits great with the relaxed lounge atmosphere of the venue. For about a year now she has been carrying Mario (drummer from Tiger!Tiger!) […]

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CD Review: Person L — The Positives; Playing Drunken Unicorn December 8

CD Review: Person L — The Positives; Playing Drunken Unicorn December 8

[ 0 ] December 7, 2009 |

Person LThe PositivesAcademy Fight Song By Al Kaufman Kenneth Vasoli left the heavily influential The Starting Line because he found their pop-punk sound to be too limiting. With Person L, he clearly does not have that problem. There is still some of that pop-punk sound on The Positives, most notably on "Untitled," but mostly this […]

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CANCELED: Ernie Halter @ Vinyl, December 10

CANCELED: Ernie Halter @ Vinyl, December 10

[ 0 ] December 7, 2009 |

Ernie Halter has canceled his Atlanta show at Vinyl on December 10. Halter canceled his entire tour due to an accident in the family. Tickets bought through Ticket Alternative are currently being refunded.

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Leila’s Three Picks of the Week – The Slackers, Nouvelle Vague, The Cribs

Leila’s Three Picks of the Week – The Slackers, Nouvelle Vague, The Cribs

[ 0 ] December 4, 2009 |

The weekly column from our sister site, TA Live! **** Another fabulous trio of videos, freshly picked by yours truly! The Slackers lovely soulful and sweet version of ska keep the genre hip 'n' cool. And they're off on tour again, stopping at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. on January 28. Get […]

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