Archive for May, 2010

CD Review: Band of Horses — Infinite Arms

CD Review: Band of Horses — Infinite Arms

[ 0 ] May 21, 2010 |

Band Of Horses Infinite Arms Columbia By Ellen Eldridge Band Of Horses writes songs which seep into the subconscious; perhaps, this can be attributed to the popular television shows like “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” which played “The Funeral,” from the 2006 release of Everything All The Time, a destined hit with almost five million YouTube […]

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CD Review: The Black Keys — Brothers

CD Review: The Black Keys — Brothers

[ 0 ] May 21, 2010 |

The Black Keys Brothers Nonesuch By Al Kaufman If looking at names alone, The White Stripes and The Black Keys seem like polar opposites. But while White Stripe Jack White went off and started a new band seemingly every week, The Black Keys quietly moved in and claimed the blue-eyed, fuzzy blues title from under […]

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Harper Blynn Live at the Drunken Unicorn – June 6

Harper Blynn Live at the Drunken Unicorn – June 6

[ 0 ] May 20, 2010 |

Hailing from NYC, Harper Blynn are a folksy pop rock quartet, part Beatles part Wilco with twist of Simon & Garfunkel (at the very least one wicked Art Garfunkel ‘fro) and we’ve got a hunch they are about to be everywhere. With a recently released debut full-length Loneliest Generation, Harper Blynn are out doing what they do best (and better than […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: AKA Blondie Documentary Fundraiser, All The Saints, Wheatus and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: AKA Blondie Documentary Fundraiser, All The Saints, Wheatus and More!

[ 0 ] May 20, 2010 |

Atlanta is packed with cool shows this weekend. From documentary fundraisers to zombie dance parties to straight up rock shows. We thought you might like this list of things to do. See you there! AKA Blondie Teaser from Jon Watts on Vimeo. Friday, May 21 – AKA Blondie Fundraiser @ Eyedrum Half Pint Productions hosts […]

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CD Review: ALO — Man of the World; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 25

CD Review: ALO — Man of the World; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 25

[ 0 ] May 20, 2010 |

ALO Man of the World Brushfire Records By Al Kaufman Yes, the new ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) CD was produced by Jack Johnson, recorded in his solar powered studio in Hawaii, and distributed on his Brushfire record label. And, yes, it has a certain laid-back surfer sound to it, but while too much Jack Johnson […]

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Tom Cheshire & Jeffrey Bützer Present: Innocent When You Dream – The Music of Tom Waits – May 29 at the EARL

Tom Cheshire & Jeffrey Bützer Present: Innocent When You Dream – The Music of Tom Waits – May 29 at the EARL

[ 0 ] May 19, 2010 |

Tom Cheshire (All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, West End Motel) and Jeffrey Bützer (Jeffrey Bützer and the Bicycle Eaters, Midwives) present Innocent When You Dream: The Music Of Tom Waits Saturday, May 29 at the EARL. Accompanied by an eclectic cast of Atlanta musicians, Bützer and Cheshire will perform Tom Waits classics such as “Hoist That Rag” […]

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Get Lost with Islands at Eyedrum – July 3

Get Lost with Islands at Eyedrum – July 3

[ 0 ] May 19, 2010 |

Canadian indie dance-pop band Islands is back on the road and scheduled to perform at Atlanta’s Eyedrum on Saturday, July 3. Their new album Vapours goes back and forth between moody synthesizers and drum-machine-heavy beats, while remaining firmly rooted in the classic pop sensibilities and multitude of melodic hooks they are known for. Islands Saturday, July 3 […]

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Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid Comes Out Today!

Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid Comes Out Today!

[ 1 ] May 18, 2010 |

Atlanta’s own fabulous star-in-the-making Janelle Monae is releasing her first full-length album today, on her own Wondaland Arts Society label in conjunction with P. Diddy’s Bad Boy records. The ArchAndroid is already making its way up the iTunes charts – right now it’s at number 11 on the Top Albums chart – so make sure […]

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Criminal Records Once Again A Ticket Alternative Outlet

Criminal Records Once Again A Ticket Alternative Outlet

[ 0 ] May 18, 2010 |

Buying music from your locally-owned independent record store is awesome. So why not buy your concert tickets from them too? Little Five Points’ Criminal Records has rejoined the prestigious clan that includes Decatur CD, Fantasyland Records and lots of CD Warehouses, selling tickets for Ticket Alternative. There’s a $2 convenience fee at all outlets, and […]

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Pop Death Squad presents: Big Trouble in Little 5 Points!

Pop Death Squad presents: Big Trouble in Little 5 Points!

[ 0 ] May 18, 2010 |

Every third Thursday Atlanta promoters Pop Death Squad host the FREE Big Trouble in Little 5 Points, showcasing the best of the up-and-coming acts,  ATL staples, and touring bands. On Thursday, May 20 join the Pop Death Squad at the Star Bar for a special dance party edition of Big Trouble in Little 5! Don’t […]

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Sleigh Bells Scheduled to Slay at Vinyl on July 10 – Tickets On Sale Friday, May 21

Sleigh Bells Scheduled to Slay at Vinyl on July 10 – Tickets On Sale Friday, May 21

[ 0 ] May 18, 2010 |

Super-buzzed electro-dancepop duo Sleigh Bells are scheduled to perform at Vinyl on Saturday, July 10. Tickets officially go on sale Friday, May 21 at ticketalternative.com. Sleigh Bells released their highly anticipated debut LP Treats last week, receiving rave reviews by music critics including Pitchfork, NPR and Paste Magazine. Sleigh Bells Saturday, July 10 at Vinyl 1374 West Peachtree Street […]

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Lady Gaga Extends Monster Ball Tour, The Black Crowes Celebrate 20 Years, Limp Bizkit is Back and more!

Lady Gaga Extends Monster Ball Tour, The Black Crowes Celebrate 20 Years, Limp Bizkit is Back and more!

[ 0 ] May 17, 2010 |

Tons of big shows are coming up this year including the return of Limp Bizkit, The Black Crowes 20th year anniversary, and an extension on Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour! Check out the list below! – Limp Bizkit with special guest Ice Cube, July 11, 2010 at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood – Tickets On Sale […]

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Q&A with Mishka; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on May 28

Q&A with Mishka; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on May 28

[ 0 ] May 17, 2010 |

By Alec Wooden Born in Bermuda and raised largely on his parents sailboat, reggae-folk rocker Mishka‘s music career began by chance when a record executive heard a rough demo in the mid ’90s and quickly signed him to UK label Creation Records for a relationship that lasted two records and garnered a substantial buzz within […]

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CD Review: Monte Montgomery — Monte Montgomery; Playing The Local May 22

CD Review: Monte Montgomery — Monte Montgomery; Playing The Local May 22

[ 0 ] May 17, 2010 |

Monte Montgomery Monte Montgomery Eminent Records By Al Kaufman Monte Montgomery is an extraordinary guitarist. Of that there can be no doubt. One need just listen to his tremendous instrumental cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing” to understand that. It is powerful enough to make a grown man weep. Montgomery is also adept and writing […]

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Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek (re)Join Forces for Reflection Eternal at the Loft – June 14

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek (re)Join Forces for Reflection Eternal at the Loft – June 14

[ 0 ] May 14, 2010 |

Reflection Eternal, the indie hip-hop duo formed by Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli and Cincinnati producer Hi-Tek, have re-grouped after 10 years since their highly acclaimed debut Train of Thought, with a much anticipated second record Revolutions Per Minute, out May 18. Revolutions Per Minute will feature collaborations with Estelle, Bun B, Mos Def, Jay Electronica, and […]

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