Archive for August, 2010

CD Review: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin — Let It Sway

CD Review: Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin — Let It Sway

[ 1 ] August 24, 2010 |

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Let It Sway Polyvinyl By Lizzie Burnham As a bright, impressionable 19-year-old college sophomore, I was introduced to Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (SSLYBY).  However, let me backtrack a little and give you a bit of insight on how and why they came to play at my school.  […]

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Q&A with Wild West Picture Show; Playing Reunion Show at Eddie’s Attic, August 27

Q&A with Wild West Picture Show; Playing Reunion Show at Eddie’s Attic, August 27

[ 0 ] August 24, 2010 |

By Scott Roberts One of the busiest and most beloved bands on the local Atlanta scene during the 1990s was Wild West Picture Show. Their ahead-of-the curve blend of country, rock, and punk influences never failed to please crowds and fill bars and clubs in the metro area and beyond. After more than a decade […]

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Picture Book: Twin Sister at The EARL, August 17

Picture Book: Twin Sister at The EARL, August 17

[ 0 ] August 24, 2010 |

By Ben Grad

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Live Review: Rosanne Cash Reading and Performance at Agnes Scott College Presser Hall, August 14

Live Review: Rosanne Cash Reading and Performance at Agnes Scott College Presser Hall, August 14

[ 0 ] August 23, 2010 |

By Jim Simpson Rosanne Cash made a stop at Agnes Scott College in the midst of a whirlwind book tour behind her already critically acclaimed memoir, Composed. (The book entered the New York Times Best Seller list at #20, eight days after publication.)

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Live Review: Lauris Vidal at Drinkshop, August 19

Live Review: Lauris Vidal at Drinkshop, August 19

[ 0 ] August 23, 2010 |

By Giles Turnbull If you turned up at Drinkshop hoping to hear some dub hardcore Hawaiian, as Lauris Vidal describes his music on his MySpace, or the slightly more laid back, chilled out vibe of the songs actually on said website, then you might have been a little surprised.

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Bits and Bobs: Dead Confederate, Cee-Lo, Klever, Jason Isbell and More

Bits and Bobs: Dead Confederate, Cee-Lo, Klever, Jason Isbell and More

[ 0 ] August 20, 2010 |

- Dead Confederate are streaming their new album, Sugar, here right now. Check it out and then go see them play their in-store at Criminal Records on Sunday, where you can get the CD and get it signed. – In other awesome Georgia people news, Cee-Lo just released a video for his new song, “F*ck […]

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CD Review: Scissor Sisters — Night Work; Playing The Buckhead Theatre, August 21

CD Review: Scissor Sisters — Night Work; Playing The Buckhead Theatre, August 21

[ 0 ] August 20, 2010 |

Scissor Sisters Night Work Downtown Music/Polydor By Leila Regan-Porter New York City’s Scissor Sisters is one of those bands that is just hugely popular overseas. The group joins the formidable list that includes the likes of The Strokes, White Stripes, The Killers, Kelis and Kings of Leons – all American artists that blew up in […]

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Bits & Bobs: The Ting Tings, Big Boi, John Legend, The Roots, Free Energy

Bits & Bobs: The Ting Tings, Big Boi, John Legend, The Roots, Free Energy

[ 0 ] August 19, 2010 |

- The Ting Tings have put up a new song, “Hands,” on their Facebook page for all their fans to listen to (you must “like” the band first in order to be able to listen). It’s a bit more moody than their debut, but still oozes fun, just in a more ’80s, Duran Duran kinda […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: The Whiskey Gentry, Jack Johnson, Scissor Sisters, Donna Summer and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: The Whiskey Gentry, Jack Johnson, Scissor Sisters, Donna Summer and More!

[ 0 ] August 19, 2010 |

Wow, this weekend is going to be a big one. Fancy pants charity functions, camp and glorious glam rock ‘n’ roll, bizarre-o comedy, a disco diva and more. Basically something for everyone. And of course we have our usual round up of on-sales. Here’s what you have to choose from:

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Bits & Bobs: Jasmine Guy, Sufjan Stevens, Joaquin Phoenix, of Montreal, Sex Pistols

Bits & Bobs: Jasmine Guy, Sufjan Stevens, Joaquin Phoenix, of Montreal, Sex Pistols

[ 0 ] August 18, 2010 |

- The fabulous Jasmine Guy is joining Atlanta’s True Colors Theatre Company full time, as an actress and director for the upcoming season. Tickets for True Colors shows are on sale at the link below. – Soft-voiced Sufjan Stevens will be making many a cool kid giddy at his show at The Tabernacle on November […]

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Midtown Festival of the Arts to Take Over Peachtree Street, September 25 and 26

Midtown Festival of the Arts to Take Over Peachtree Street, September 25 and 26

[ 0 ] August 18, 2010 |

Atlanta’s “Midtown Mile” is really coming into its own. Chic stores, fab restaurants, people actually walking everywhere – just like a real city! And to celebrate just how far Peachtree Street and its offshoots have come in the past few years, Midtown Atlanta is throwing the first annual free Midtown Festival of the Arts this […]

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CD Review: Arcade Fire — The Suburbs

CD Review: Arcade Fire — The Suburbs

[ 0 ] August 18, 2010 |

Arcade Fire The Suburbs Merge By Al Kaufman Arcade Fire is the most popular band on the planet right now. They didn’t get there by being subtle. Their wildly popular Neon Bible was their grandiose statement concerning the political climate circa 2006 (hint: they didn’t like it). Funeral, well let’s just say it was rather […]

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CD Review: Ed Harcourt — Lustre; Playing Variety Playhouse with James, September 22

CD Review: Ed Harcourt — Lustre; Playing Variety Playhouse with James, September 22

[ 0 ] August 17, 2010 |

Ed Harcourt Lustre Piano Wolf Recordings By Scott Roberts “It’s not easy to be happy and get way with it,” sings Ed Harcourt on “Haywired,” the second song on his winning new CD Lustre, but somehow he seems to have found a way to do both. On his fifth full-length release, and the first on […]

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Bits & Bobs: Interpol, Garrison Keillor, Miniature Tigers, Trailer Vic’s Beach Party, Sufjan Stevens and More!

Bits & Bobs: Interpol, Garrison Keillor, Miniature Tigers, Trailer Vic’s Beach Party, Sufjan Stevens and More!

[ 0 ] August 17, 2010 |

- As you may have noticed in our Weekend Picks post, Interpol are bringing moody dark synths and guitars to The Tabernacle on November 1 and Metric will be coming on October 28. – For those who like their twee stories of cold states in America told in a slow, thoughtfully-measured way, Garrison Keillor is […]

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Live Review: Lissy Rosemont of the Junior League Band, John Pringle at Eddie’s Attic, August 13

Live Review: Lissy Rosemont of the Junior League Band, John Pringle at Eddie’s Attic, August 13

[ 0 ] August 17, 2010 |

By Jim Simpson, photos by Ashlee-Jean Trott Lissy Rosemont came back home on Friday, literally and figuratively. The Atlanta native and current D.C. resident recalled coming to Eddie’s Attic as a child with her father, a local fixture on the Bluegrass scene years ago — and here she was headlining.

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