Archive for June, 2010

Live Review: The New Pornographers, The Dodos, The Dutchess & the Duke at The Variety Playhouse, June 26

Live Review: The New Pornographers, The Dodos, The Dutchess & the Duke at The Variety Playhouse, June 26

[ 0 ] June 30, 2010 |

By Micah McLain The New Pornographers make the kind of blissful, energetic indie pop that is impossible to resist. The Canadian supergroup features Carl Newman, Neko Case and Destroyer’s Daniel Bejar and has only gotten stronger with each of five LPs released over the last 10 years. For this leg of their Together tour, the […]

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CD Review: Hole — Nobody’s Daughter; Playing The Tabernacle, June 30

CD Review: Hole — Nobody’s Daughter; Playing The Tabernacle, June 30

[ 0 ] June 30, 2010 |

Hole Nobody’s Daughter Mercury Records By Ellen Eldridge It ain’t easy being green, says Kermit the Frog, and those who have followed Courtney Love through the last two decades can rest assured it ain’t easy being Love. From gutter girl to grunge to glam, she has strengthened her backbone on the people who love to […]

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Bits and Bobs: Big Boi, The Fat Boy Chronicles, Gary Numan, Dragonette, MIA

Bits and Bobs: Big Boi, The Fat Boy Chronicles, Gary Numan, Dragonette, MIA

[ 0 ] June 30, 2010 |

- Big Boi has the whole of his upcoming record, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (out July 6) streaming on his MySpace. – The Fat Boy Chronicles has its Atlanta premiere tonight at The Plaza Theatre. The movie is sold out, but there will be a few tickets available for the […]

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CD Review: Alejandro Escovedo — Street Songs of Love

CD Review: Alejandro Escovedo — Street Songs of Love

[ 0 ] June 29, 2010 |

Alejandro Escovedo Street Songs of Love Factory Records By Eileen Tilson He has collaborated with Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown. He was in punk outfit, The Nuns, who opened up for the Sex Pistols. He counts Bruce Springsteen among his loyal fans, who also plays on his latest album, Street Songs of Love. So who is […]

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Fantasyland Records Moves to Pharr Road!

Fantasyland Records Moves to Pharr Road!

[ 1 ] June 29, 2010 |

Local crate-diggers will be happy to hear that Fantasyland Records has found a new home! The used (and now new as well) record store has moved from its old address of 2839 Peachtree Road to their new spot 360 Pharr Road NE (Suite B). Fantasyland has recently got in some goodies from the likes of […]

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CD Review: Karen Elson — The Ghost Who Walks

CD Review: Karen Elson — The Ghost Who Walks

[ 2 ] June 29, 2010 |

Karen Elson The Ghost Who Walks XL Recordings By Eileen Tilson In the famed novel, Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, Christine Daaé receives her “Angel of Music” who guides her, molding her into Paris’ most enchanting chanteuse. While this Phantom remains hidden in the background, his presence is always felt in each of Daaé’s performances. This […]

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CD Review: Wolf Parade — Expo 86

CD Review: Wolf Parade — Expo 86

[ 0 ] June 29, 2010 |

Wolf Parade Expo 86 Sub Pop Review by Ellen Eldridge By the time a band releases its third full-length album, it has had a chance to revel in both experimentation and commercial sounds. With the drum-heavy opening of Wolf Parade’s third release, Expo 86, these four guys announce themselves with the line sung by Dan […]

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Q&A with Rooney: Playing The Loft, July 10

Q&A with Rooney: Playing The Loft, July 10

[ 0 ] June 29, 2010 |

By Alec Wooden On the surface, Los Angeles-based rock band Rooney has had it rough over the last 12 months. They’ve lost a label (Geffen) and a bass player (Matt Winter), all the while cutting a new record for the first time without benefits of mountains of label aid, engineers and producers. It takes little […]

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CD Review: Laurie Anderson — Homeland

CD Review: Laurie Anderson — Homeland

[ 0 ] June 29, 2010 |

Laurie Anderson Homeland Nonesuch By Al Kaufman Laurie Anderson began putting together the pieces of Homeland when W was in the midst of his presidency. The CD deals with the Iraq War, the bank bailouts, global warming, and our consumer culture, sometimes all in one song. “Only An Expert” is the clear stand out. With […]

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CD Review: Back Row Baptists — Broken Hearts & Bad Decisions; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, July 3

CD Review: Back Row Baptists — Broken Hearts & Bad Decisions; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, July 3

[ 2 ] June 29, 2010 |

Back Row Baptists Broken Hearts & Bad Decisions Vintage Earth Music By Al Kaufman As the name implies, The Back Row Baptists are a group that carry a Bible in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other. They want to be good but, well, there are just so many fun evil things […]

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CD Review: Against Me! — White Crosses

CD Review: Against Me! — White Crosses

[ 0 ] June 29, 2010 |

Against Me! White Crosses Sire/WEA By Eileen Tilson If you were an Against Me! fan from the day they released New Wave back in 2007, or you have a picture of Henry Rollins hanging above your bed, you might not be that impressed with the latest 10-song collection from the Florida boys. Once again, legendary […]

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Bits and Bobs: Harry Potter, Andre 3000 Covering The Beatles, New Of Montreal

Bits and Bobs: Harry Potter, Andre 3000 Covering The Beatles, New Of Montreal

[ 0 ] June 29, 2010 |

- The latest trailer for the new Harry Potter film is now up. Though the last book (number seven, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) will be split into two films, this trailer is for both films. And it looks epic. Check out the trailer below. – We now have a full-length version of Andre […]

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Shotgun Lover Brings the Rock ‘n’ Roll to Vinyl with Joshua Fletcher and the Six Shot Romance

Shotgun Lover Brings the Rock ‘n’ Roll to Vinyl with Joshua Fletcher and the Six Shot Romance

[ 0 ] June 28, 2010 |

Nashville will be depositing some serious rock ‘n’ roll in Atlanta on July 2 in the form of Shotgun Lover. Fast, sharp and ballsy with a dash of grit thrown in there, Shotgun Lover are definitely going to please the crowds at Vinyl, where they will be sharing the stage with Joshua Fletcher and the […]

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Live Review: Mary Gauthier at Eddie’s Attic, June 25

Live Review: Mary Gauthier at Eddie’s Attic, June 25

[ 0 ] June 28, 2010 |

By Jim Simpson, photo by Julia Simpson Mary Gauthier (pronounced go-SHAY) has said that the best nights on stage involve losing herself in her songs, reaching that transcendent moment when she and the audience become one. This certainly happened at her show on Friday at Eddie’s Attic, when — with the crowd’s affirmation — she […]

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Bits and Bobs: Pinkberry, ATL Throwdown, Glastonbury, BET Awards and More!

Bits and Bobs: Pinkberry, ATL Throwdown, Glastonbury, BET Awards and More!

[ 0 ] June 28, 2010 |

Looks like it was a busy weekend, with a fabulous awards show, an epic U.K. festival and more. Here’s some bits and bobs we think you should know about: – The famed frozen yogurt company Pinkberry has opened its first Georgia shop on Cobb Parkway. Atlanta Dish was there and has some crazy yummy-looking pics. […]

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