Archive for August, 2010

CD Review: Jenny and Johnny — I’m Having Fun Now; Playing the Fox Theatre on October 30

CD Review: Jenny and Johnny — I’m Having Fun Now; Playing the Fox Theatre on October 30

[ 0 ] August 31, 2010 |

Jenny and Johnny I’m Having Fun Now Warner Brothers By Al Kaufman Those who complain that Rilo Kiley does not  have enough Jenny Lewis will have the same problem with Jenny and Johnny. Jenny and her flame, Johnathan Rice, basically trade songs on their coming out disc, relegating the other person to back-up harmonies and […]

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Crystal Castles Bring Some Chaos to The Masquerade, September 8

Crystal Castles Bring Some Chaos to The Masquerade, September 8

[ 0 ] August 30, 2010 |

By Jhoni Jackson Most electro shows can mesmerize a crowd — repetitive beats, undulating synths and a well-choreographed supplement of strobes and lasers make it easy. But the glitch jams of the Canadian-bred duo Crystal Castles, however, can trigger more. Late last year, Ethan Kath (the beats-making half of the act) told the Independent that […]

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CD Review: Darker My Love — Alive As You Are

CD Review: Darker My Love — Alive As You Are

[ 0 ] August 30, 2010 |

Darker My Love Alive As You Are Dangerbird Records By Al Kaufman Darker My Love fans who have come to expect reverb-filled psychedelia are going to be grossly disappointed in Alive As You Are, their third release. However, those who mourn the pleasing harmonies and jangly guitars of the now defunct Americana darlings, The Jayhawks, […]

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Picture Book: Tears For Fears at Chastain Park Amphitheater, August 26

Picture Book: Tears For Fears at Chastain Park Amphitheater, August 26

[ 0 ] August 30, 2010 |

By Matthew Smith (www.shadowboxerphoto.com) Full gallery after the jump.

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CD Review: Oranjuly — Oranjuly

CD Review: Oranjuly — Oranjuly

[ 1 ] August 27, 2010 |

Oranjuly Oranjuly Self-released By Lizzie Burnham When Oranjuly was delivered to my inbox, the fleeting hope that they were from The Netherlands came to mind.  Even though they are not the Oranje, they are not to be written off.  This power pop quintet, whose name consists of orange and July, hails from Boston, Mas., and […]

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Bits and Bobs: Sufjan Stevens, MGMT, Other Sound, The Charlatans

Bits and Bobs: Sufjan Stevens, MGMT, Other Sound, The Charlatans

[ 0 ] August 27, 2010 |

- Sufjan Stevens is getting ready to drop his eagerly-awaited record The Age of Adz on October 12. He’s given fans a little treat to whet their appetite – you can stream “I Walked” over on Sufjan’s Bandcamp page or Pitchfork now. He’ll be playing The Tabernacle on November 6. – MGMT have revealed the […]

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Picture Book: Juliette Lewis at Smith’s Olde Bar, August 24

Picture Book: Juliette Lewis at Smith’s Olde Bar, August 24

[ 0 ] August 27, 2010 |

By Susie Ceruto Full gallery after the jump…

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Bits and Bobs: Black Lips, NARIP, Kylie Minogue, FUN

Bits and Bobs: Black Lips, NARIP, Kylie Minogue, FUN

[ 0 ] August 26, 2010 |

- Spin has been talking to Black Lips about the Atlanta hooligans recording a new album, and they also chat about the usual other stuff: skulls, Osama Bin Laden, the Braves. – Local lass-around-town Eileen Tilson (who heads up Leslie Fram and husband’s artist management company Tipping Point Entertainment Group) has been appointed to the […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: Tears for Fears, Oryx and Crake, Who’s Bad, Billy Idol and More

AMG Weekend Picks: Tears for Fears, Oryx and Crake, Who’s Bad, Billy Idol and More

[ 0 ] August 26, 2010 |

Looks like the temperatures are coming down just a tiny bit, which means this weekend will be much more bearable and you should be getting out to even more shows now that there’s less fear of melting into the pavement. So we’ve got a nice little selection of outdoor gigs, as well as some great […]

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Live Review: Ray LaMontagne and David Gray at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, August 23

Live Review: Ray LaMontagne and David Gray at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, August 23

[ 1 ] August 26, 2010 |

Review and photo by Jeremy Frye If you count the bats circling the night sky, Chastain Park Amphitheatre was over capacity. It was a “rock” setup, with rows of chairs down front replacing the usual tables. This meant there were no fancy picnics, no tablecloths, no wine, and no cheese platters. Instead, every seat was […]

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Live Review: Scissor Sisters at The Buckhead Theatre, August 21

Live Review: Scissor Sisters at The Buckhead Theatre, August 21

[ 0 ] August 25, 2010 |

By Giles Turnbull “I didn’t have to queue this long to see Madonna!” quipped one eager concert goer; but everyone knew it’s not the length that’s important, but how it swings! The disco party atmosphere was bubbling away even as the queue snaked its way around The Buckhead Theatre, sparkling with silver spandex under a […]

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CD Review: Apocalyptica — 7th Symphony; Playing Center Stage, August 30

CD Review: Apocalyptica — 7th Symphony; Playing Center Stage, August 30

[ 0 ] August 25, 2010 |

Apocalyptica 7th Symphony Jive/Sony Music By Ellen Eldridge As August draws to a close, Apocalyptica announces one of the best releases of 2010, and I can confidently say this having been unable to stop playing the ten tracks on 7th Symphony since receiving the CD. For a band of Finnish cello rockers, Apocalyptica have come […]

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CD Review: Dead Confederate — Sugar

CD Review: Dead Confederate — Sugar

[ 0 ] August 25, 2010 |

Dead Confederate Sugar The Artists Organization (TAO) By Ellen Eldridge From the start of the warping and undulating tones of the guitars, it would be easy to instantly feel lost. For fans who expected some semblance of similarity from the debut Wrecking Ball, prepare to take a turn through the jungle of sound and emotion […]

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Live Review: Miniature Tigers, Young Orchids, Lera Lynn at Star Bar, August 20

Live Review: Miniature Tigers, Young Orchids, Lera Lynn at Star Bar, August 20

[ 0 ] August 24, 2010 |

By David Courtright; photo by Sam Parvin On a line-up of very disparate but talented performers, Athens’s Lera Lynn and Atlanta’s own Young Orchids joined Phoenix’s Miniature Tigers at the Star Community Bar last Friday. It was pouring outside, the water in the street sluicing toward the meeting of the five points, but the crowd […]

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Bits and Bobs: Vonnegutt, Big Boi, Beach House, Eels, Goat Farm

Bits and Bobs: Vonnegutt, Big Boi, Beach House, Eels, Goat Farm

[ 0 ] August 24, 2010 |

- Local rap-rockers (it’s not as bad as it sounds, really) Vonnegutt are planning on re-releasing their EP, The Appetizer, again on Big Boi’s Purple Ribbon label, but this time with Manchester Orchestra’s Favorite Gentlemen label on board too. The lads have been making themselves known recently, with their “Follow Us” collaboration for Big Boi’s […]

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