Archive for May, 2010

AMG Weekend Picks: The Swell Season, Innocent When You Dream, Blues Brews & BBQ!

AMG Weekend Picks: The Swell Season, Innocent When You Dream, Blues Brews & BBQ!

[ 0 ] May 28, 2010 |

The Swell Season – Low Rising from estampie on Vimeo. Friday, May 28 – The Swell Season, Justin Townes Earle at Atlanta Symphony Hall Even if you don’t think you know The Swell Season, chances are you probably do. Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech singer/pianist Markéta Irglová starred in the 2007 hit indie film […]

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Big Boi’s New “Shutterbug” Video: Mad, Crazy, Cool

Big Boi’s New “Shutterbug” Video: Mad, Crazy, Cool

[ 0 ] May 27, 2010 |

We like to see Big Boi embracing his inner bizarre. And though this latest gem from the Outkast star doesn’t quite reach Janelle Monae or Andre 3000 weirdness, “Shutterbug” and its accompanying video is comfortably odd – and there’s a nice Dungeon Family shout out too.

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Little Tybee Release New Video “Nero” – New Album Due This Fall!

Little Tybee Release New Video “Nero” – New Album Due This Fall!

[ 0 ] May 27, 2010 |

Nero from Andrew Kornylak on Vimeo. Little Tybee has captured the hearts of many local music fans with their delicate, sweet folk indie rock over the past year or so. We are eagerly awaiting the release of the band’s new record, due out this fall, but in the meantime we’ve been treated to this delightful […]

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CD Review: Sam Quinn — The Fake That Sunk A Thousand Ships

CD Review: Sam Quinn — The Fake That Sunk A Thousand Ships

[ 1 ] May 26, 2010 |

Sam Quinn The Fake That Sunk A Thousand Ships Ramseur Records By Ellen Eldridge From the pencil-colored whale rising in a field of trees shaded by a multi-colored horizon on the album cover to the stylishly simplistic, silver-penned song titles, this Sam Quinn album, The Fake That Sunk A Thousand Ships, attracts. A sorrowful “Hello” […]

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Friendo and Yourself & The Air Play Drunken Unicorn, June 8

Friendo and Yourself & The Air Play Drunken Unicorn, June 8

[ 0 ] May 25, 2010 |

Yourself and the Air- Sick Days from pushlight media on Vimeo. Friendo – Pass Times from Welcome To The West on Vimeo. Canadian indie trio Friendo and Chicago indie trio Yourself & The Air travel down to The Drunken Unicorn on Tuesday, June 8. Both bands have been buzzing lately with new music and great reviews […]

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The Yacht Rock Revue Sails into the Variety Playhouse for Two Smooth Nights – June 11 & 12

The Yacht Rock Revue Sails into the Variety Playhouse for Two Smooth Nights – June 11 & 12

[ 0 ] May 25, 2010 |

Guess who’s back with the smoothest jams, the coolest vibes and the silkiest shirts? If you’ve been anywhere between the moon and New York City, you know we’re talking about the Yacht Rock Revue! Following up from their sold-out Yacht Rock Revue Holiday Special, the band is setting up shop at the Variety Playhouse once again. Join The Yacht […]

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John Mayer and Owl City at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – September 8

John Mayer and Owl City at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – September 8

[ 0 ] May 24, 2010 |

Slowly recovering from being himself, John Mayer is scheduled to perform at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood on Wednesday, September 8. Indie-electro pop singer Owl City joins Mayer at Lakewood for what we think will be a stellar early evening. Owl City (Universal Republic) started out as a “music project” for Adam Young to deal with his […]

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Mission of Burma, Apples in Stereo, Keith John Adams and More Scheduled to Perform at Athens Popfest – August 10-14

Mission of Burma, Apples in Stereo, Keith John Adams and More Scheduled to Perform at Athens Popfest – August 10-14

[ 2 ] May 24, 2010 |

The 2010 Athens Popfest, scheduled August 10-14 in various venues across Athens, has announced a stellar lineup of performers including Mission of Burma, Apples in Stereo, Keith John Adams, Joe Jack Talcum (Dead Milkmen), indie-pop legends Go Sailor, and over 60 more. A limited number of $40 full festival passes are available online until Friday, May 28. Tickets will then rise in […]

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Taste of Atlanta Returns with The Meal Makeover Moms, Farm to Festival Village and Go-Green Village

Taste of Atlanta Returns with The Meal Makeover Moms, Farm to Festival Village and Go-Green Village

[ 0 ] May 24, 2010 |

If there’s one thing we love most about this city (apart from the music scene, naturally), it’s the food. We have a dizzying array of restaurants and “Top Chefs” to choose from, great Southern comfort cuisine, delicious soul food, tons of ethnic diversity, crazy fusion and exciting experimentation. And once a year all of the […]

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CD Review: This Piano Plays Itself — As the House…

CD Review: This Piano Plays Itself — As the House…

[ 3 ] May 24, 2010 |

This Piano Plays Itself As the House.. Adair Park Recordings By Eric Chavez Adair Park Recordings artists This Piano Plays Itself are back for another jam session with their album As the House… An album with many sides, at times the sound is pure indie-rock, other times it aims more towards the pop sound. Creative […]

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CD Review: David Cross — Bigger and Blackerer

CD Review: David Cross — Bigger and Blackerer

[ 0 ] May 24, 2010 |

David Cross Bigger and Blackerer Sub Pop By Ellen Eldridge Bigger and Blackerer, the latest release from David Cross (available May 25 on CD and DVD), encompasses the inane sense of indignant humor for which fans fell in love with Cross in the mid ’90s during HBO’s series “Mr. Show.” For fans who may have […]

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10th Annual Draft On Taft – Saturday, May 22

10th Annual Draft On Taft – Saturday, May 22

[ 0 ] May 21, 2010 |

This Saturday celebrate 10 years of Draft On Taft, the annual event that has been bringing great live music, food and drinks to the city year after year. Draft On Taft’s 10 year anniversary will feature live performances by Drivin and Cryin, the Francisco Vidal Band and the last ever UnZipt show. Proceeds from Draft On Taft will be donated […]

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Christina Aguilera versus Patton Oswalt versus Alice In Chains versus Jonas Brothers

Christina Aguilera versus Patton Oswalt versus Alice In Chains versus Jonas Brothers

[ 0 ] May 21, 2010 |

Ultimate Celebrity Death Match? Nah, but wouldn’t that be awesome? Christina Aguilera with Leona Lewis, Thursday – August 5 at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood Xtina is back this summer with her new record BIONIC out June 8, a new tour, and – we can only assume – a new shiny dominatrix getup. Tickets for Christina Aguilera […]

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Q&A with Greg Laswell; Playing Vinyl, June 1

Q&A with Greg Laswell; Playing Vinyl, June 1

[ 0 ] May 21, 2010 |

By Alec Wooden Sad songs aren’t for everyone. Some musicians don’t like to write them; some find they simply can’t. Greg Laswell doesn’t fit either description. Laswell, a West Coast-born multi-instrumentalist now based in New York, thrives on them, producing ever-pleasant piano/guitar pop-rock from often dark origins (by the way, don’t make “sad” synonymous with […]

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MillionYoung Makes You Feel Like a Million Bucks at the Drunken Unicorn – June 12

MillionYoung Makes You Feel Like a Million Bucks at the Drunken Unicorn – June 12

[ 0 ] May 21, 2010 |

MillionYoung (apparently not signed to Lil’ Wayne’s label Young Money) takes the ambient-electro sound we all love right now, covers it with refreshingly spacey vocals, and creates the soundtrack to a dream world you could dance in for days – or at least until last call. Somewhere inbetween Toro y Moi and Neon Indian, MillionYoung is a member of a growing […]

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