Review by Jennifer Gibson; photos by Ken Lackner Last Saturday’s sold-out Rodrigo y Gabriela show at Center Stage was either heaven or hell, depending on your point of view – heaven if two good-looking Mexican kids sparking mean Latin-flavored heavy metal instrumentals on acoustic guitars is your thing, and hell if you dare halfway mention […]
Archive for March, 2010
CD Review: John Grant with Midlake – Queen of Denmark; Playing with Midlake @ Variety Playhouse, April 2
John Grant Queen of Denmark By Eric Chavez John Grant’s debut disc, Queen of Denmark introduces a man with a delicate voice and one hell of an imagination. With lyrics that cover everything from religion to using people for sex, the LP’s ideas cover just about every area, but are steadily tied by the songwriter. […]
Review by Jhoni Jackson; photos by Tim Song The Runaway Suns call themselves ‘60s revivalists, and they’re not kidding. Their sound is a direct throwback to psych-rock’s heyday, when 13th Floor Elevators debuted and The Beatles started taking LSD. Rest assured, though, no one in the band was actually on psychedelics during the show (I […]
By Jhoni Jackson The Fresh & Onlys are riding on high in the wake of their latest release, but that’s nothing new. The San Francisco natives have been churning out EPs and LPs at a rate that rivals Heidi Montag’s plastic surgeries. Since forming in 2008, the melody-friendly, fuzz-heavy band has amassed seven official albums, […]
Ticket Alternative & Favorite Gentlemen are broadcasting their event in Austin live via iClips. Click here to view this live event. They’re streaming live from The Belmont in Austin, Texas. We’ve listed the line up below. Remember, there’s an hour time difference. Enjoy!
Get ready for a stunning night of music tonight at Star Bar with the folks from Pop Death Squad. Big Trouble In Little Five Points will be bringing Spencer Garn’s Psychedelic Organ, Romeo Spike, Mumpsy and A Fight to the Death. As always, it’s free, and it’s awesome. Have fun!
The Falcon Lords Straight From the Center of Their Volcano Lair By Eric Chavez The Falcon Lords are here to save music! Lady Falcon Flame, Lord Falconhorn and Lord Falcon Falconrod have let their powers combine to take music to another world. It’s safe to assume those powers are funk, creativity, and the unending dedication […]
Atlanta’s rock ‘n’ roll night The Fringe Factory is celebrating its two-year anniversary this Saturday, March 20 at Spring 4th Center. There will be music from Thee Vicars and Pirate Love, as well as the usual hip mix of ’60s psychedelic dance music spun by DJs Vikki V and Suzy Q, and guest DJs Kurt […]
For our final edition of the AMG SXSW ’10 Q & A we spoke with the one and only, Malissa Sole. Lady-in-charge at 4th Ward Heroes, manager for the Mermaids, supporter of all things local. You’re soon to be on the road to SXSW; according to Google maps the trip from ATL to Austin = […]
Brian Knott, founder of the A3C Hip Hop Festival , officially announced today that the three-day festival would be held October 7-10, 2010 at multiple venues in the East Atlanta Village. With over 100 A3C performers heading to Austin for SXSW, we decided to ask Brian a couple questions. You’re soon to be on the road […]
Ticket Alternative is partnering with indie record label Favorite Gentlemen for a SXSW showcase at the Belmont in Austin, TX on Thursday, March 18. AMG sent Favorite Gentlemen president Jeremiah Edmond the SXSW ’10 Q & A. This is what he said. You’re soon to be on the road to SXSW! According to Google maps, […]
We’re always happy when bands we love start making the transition from local band to touring band to signed band. Atlanta’s Death On Two Wheels has made those transitions. Recently signed to Favorite Gentlemen (Manchester Orchestra, All Get Out, Kevin Devin), Death On Two Wheels has had a rather enjoyable ride. As the lads prep for an […]
The Strange Boys Be Brave In the Red By Jhoni Jackson Standing out as a garage-rock band is like trying to get Republicans on board for President Obama’s brand of health care reform. It’s almost futile. But despite the obstacles working against them – signing with In the Red (a label heavily immersed in the […]