It’s that marvelous time again, Friday! There’s a ton of great things to look forward to, with some brilliant shows by indie heroes, young rock ‘n’ rollers, local faves and rock legends. Not to mention a few very special World Cup games (USA on Saturday, and England on Sunday!).
Archive for June, 2010
CD Review: Venice is Sinking — Sand & Lines; Playing Drunken Unicorn on July 10 and The EARL on August 28
Venice is Sinking Sand & Lines One Percent Press Records By Scott Roberts Underscoring the fact that Sand & Lines, the hypnotically-dreamy third release from Athens quintet Venice is Sinking, was recorded live in the now sadly decimated-by-fire Georgia Theatre, the opening track “Sidelights” begins with a few warm-up drum hits, followed by some incomprehensible […]
Hip-hop legends Public Enemy are bringing the Fear Of A Black Planet: 20th Anniversary Tour to Atlanta’s Center Stage on Tuesday, September 14. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 26 – GET TICKETS HERE.
The Cure Disintegration (Deluxe Edition) Elektra/Rhino By Al Kaufman By the time The Cure released Disintegration in 1989, they were bonafide superstars. Their 1987 release, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, led by the singles “Just Like Heaven” and “Why Can’t I Be You,” propelled them from the favorite band of the lost and disenfranchised […]
Pernice Brothers Goodbye, Killer Ashmont Records By Scott Roberts If you’re already a fan of Joe Pernice and the Pernice Brothers and you’ve previously been enamored with the lush arrangements of their 1998 debut Overcome by Happiness or smitten with the immediate pop perfection of songs like “Weakest Shade of Blue” or “7:30,” you might […]
It’s been a year since flames gutted Athens, Ga. legendary 120-year-old venue, the Georgia Theater. Since then supporters, bands and businesses have donated enough funds to finally get started on renovating the building that sits graciously on the corner of Clayton and Lumpkin. As an acknowledgment of the one year anniversary of the fire – […]
The Constellations Southern Gothic Virgin Records By Sam Parvin These guys held out on releasing this album for a while, and boy I’m sure glad they did! After their celebratory show at The EARL with Soulphonics and Ruby Velle just hours after inking their autographs on a contract with Virgin Records, the crowd knew the […]
We’re about 99% sure that anyone who has seen Aziz Ansari, loves Aziz Ansari. Whether it be from the two-season MTV skit comedy show “Human Giant,” from his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” or even as Raaaaaaaaandy (yes, that’s eight A’s) his “comedian alter-ego” created for the Adam Sandler/Seth Rogen movie Funny People – nobody […]
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Home” from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, a California-based 10-member tribe of musicians, released their debut full-length Up From Below last summer. Full of LSD-infused spaghetti-western anthems, the album and the band began to receive great attention from bloggers, indie radio stations – and while performing at Coachella this […]
Nerdcore hip-hop artist MC Chris returns to Atlanta this Friday, June 25 at the Drunken Unicorn with MC Lars featuring YTCracker and Math The Band. MC Chris rose to fame while working at Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim as a production assistant, writer and
Save on bug-spray this year and let someone else handle the grill. Atlanta knows how to throw down for America – here are a couple suggestions on how and where to celebrate our nation’s independence. Saturday, July 3 – Blair Crimmins and the Hookers at the EARL Not only will a Blair Crimmins and the […]
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Mojo Reprise By Al Kaufman Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are, first and foremost, a bar band. The fact is, they are one of the best bar bands working. Put any type of American music in front of them and they will play the hell out of it. Yes, sometimes […]
AMG Weekend Picks: Collective Efforts, Silversun Pickups, The Features, Frankie Valli Tribute and More!
Friday, June 18 – Collective Efforts and Vonnegutt at Smith’s Olde Bar Old school ATL hip hop group Collective Efforts traded in the turntables for a full band and added just the right amount of funk and soul to their live performances. It’s possible the CE crew have finally found themselves after nearly a decade […]