Archive for January, 2011

Q&A with Cake; Playing Center Stage January 17, 18 and 19

Q&A with Cake; Playing Center Stage January 17, 18 and 19

[ 0 ] January 18, 2011 |

Here’s what about a thousand of you in Atlanta already know from last night’s show: Cake hasn’t lost a step. Rocking through two sets at Center Stage last night, the band displayed the wit, charm, unique musicianship and songwriting sensibility that’s made them a household name for the better part of 15 years. Cake is […]

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CD Review: The Memorials — The Memorials; Playing The Five Spot, January 28

CD Review: The Memorials — The Memorials; Playing The Five Spot, January 28

[ 0 ] January 18, 2011 |

The Memorials The Memorials Bungalo By Ellen Eldridge The Memorials released its self-titled debut much to the excitement of The Mars Volta fans and those who have been following the prestigious career of Thomas Pridgen, the band’s drummer who founded this project. A fine line between soul music and music to break up a thick […]

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CD Review: The Decemberists — The King Is Dead

CD Review: The Decemberists — The King Is Dead

[ 0 ] January 18, 2011 |

The Decemberists The King Is Dead Capitol Records By Scott Roberts The term “folk-rock” has been used to describe electric-based music with acoustic leanings (or vice-versa) for nearly 50 years and has always felt a bit unsatisfying or vague, and may now even be bordering on archaic. However, there may not be a more suitable […]

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CD Review: Amanda Palmer — Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under

CD Review: Amanda Palmer — Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under

[ 16 ] January 17, 2011 |

Amanda Palmer Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under Liberator By Al Kaufman There are two basic tenets of a rock concert if you want to get the crowd riled up: 1. Say the city/state/country’s name 2. Say “fuck.”  And if anyone knows how to pander to a crowd, it is punk performance artist Amanda Palmer. On […]

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Bits and Bobs, Awesome New Shows Edition: O.M.D., Of Montreal, Kylie Minogue and More!

Bits and Bobs, Awesome New Shows Edition: O.M.D., Of Montreal, Kylie Minogue and More!

[ 0 ] January 14, 2011 |

- Get your Duckie shoes out, put on your homemade pink prom dress and prepare to dance to some retro electro sounds because ’80s synth masters O.M.D. are coming to The Loft on March 14. – British Sea Power like to change from angular rock to sweeping gestures, but no matter what you’re going to […]

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Picture Book: Crooked Fingers, The Meeks Family, The Wood Grains at The EARL, January 8

Picture Book: Crooked Fingers, The Meeks Family, The Wood Grains at The EARL, January 8

[ 0 ] January 13, 2011 |

By Hillery Terenzi Full gallery after the jump…

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Weekend Picks: Sovus Radio, Lauryn Hill, Ruby Velle Trio and More!

Weekend Picks: Sovus Radio, Lauryn Hill, Ruby Velle Trio and More!

[ 0 ] January 13, 2011 |

Brrrr! Looks like we might finally be coming out of this insane cold snap/winter storm tomorrow, which means we’ll all want to be out in full force to be rocking and rolling to the limit. There are some killer shows being served up for you this weekend, and the on sales tell us we also […]

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Atlanta Bands: Enter Now for Hard Rock Cafe’s Battle of the Bands

Atlanta Bands: Enter Now for Hard Rock Cafe’s Battle of the Bands

[ 1 ] January 12, 2011 |

It’s that time of year again: Hard Rock Cafe is gearing up for its Battle of the Bands, which gives bands all over the world the chance to win a performance at London’s legendary Hyde Park. Bands can find the entry form at http://battle.ambassadorsofrock.com/register and must have it faxed to (404) 681-1025 or emailed to […]

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Q&A with Sovus Radio; Playing The EARL, January 14

Q&A with Sovus Radio; Playing The EARL, January 14

[ 1 ] January 11, 2011 |

By Ellen Eldridge. After a three-year absence from performing, the four current members of Sovus Radio — Ty Thompson, Jay Royals, Chris Kaufmann and Spencer Pope — answered some questions about their return to playing shows locally in Atlanta. The guys discuss what they have each been up to during the hiatus, why they chose […]

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CD Review: Animal & the Evolvers — Heads Up Portugal

CD Review: Animal & the Evolvers — Heads Up Portugal

[ 1 ] January 11, 2011 |

Animal & the Evolvers Heads Up Portugal By Al Kaufman First things first, Atlanta’s own Animal & the Evolvers are to be loved if only for the message on the bottom of their CD: “Pass the wine. Please feel free to rip this CD and share it with a friend.” No FBI warnings here. These […]

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CD Review: Young the Giant — Young the Giant; Playing Vinyl, March 12

CD Review: Young the Giant — Young the Giant; Playing Vinyl, March 12

[ 0 ] January 10, 2011 |

Young the Giant Young the Giant Roadrunner By Al Kaufman Young the Giant conjures up the melodic grandeur of The Killers in their prime. Although Sameer Gadhia’s vocals do not resonate with quite the same authority as those of Brandon Flowers’, there is no denying the band’s music is captivating and, at times, downright thrilling.

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CD Review: Sahara Smith — Myth of the Heart; Playing Eddie’s Attic, January 22

CD Review: Sahara Smith — Myth of the Heart; Playing Eddie’s Attic, January 22

[ 0 ] January 10, 2011 |

Sahara Smith Myth of the Heart Playing in Traffic Records By Al Kaufman At the tender age of 22, Sahara Smith sings like an old soul. If her voice is as beautiful and fragile and butterfly wings, they are also the toughest wings ever a butterfly possessed. They may flutter with the breeze, but they […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: The Bottle Rockets, Crooked Fingers and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: The Bottle Rockets, Crooked Fingers and More!

[ 0 ] January 6, 2011 |

Happy New Year everyone! We hope that you’ve all recovered from whatever celebrations you took part in on New Year’s Eve, and that you’re ready to hit the ground running this weekend. Check out our short but sweet selection of gigs below, and don’t forget to see what shows are going on sale this weekend […]

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CD Review: nerdkween — Profitandloss; Playing Karvana, January 7

CD Review: nerdkween — Profitandloss; Playing Karvana, January 7

[ 1 ] January 4, 2011 |

nerdkween Profitandloss Stickfigure Records By Eric Chavez Like the cover itself, everything about nerkween’s music, from the structure to the lyrics, is somewhat of a black swan. Never conforming to, well, any sort of convention, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Monica Arrington, also known as nerdkween, is back on the scene with her sophomore album. With a semi-strong […]

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Picture Book: Black Lips, Deerhunter at Eyedrum, December 30

Picture Book: Black Lips, Deerhunter at Eyedrum, December 30

[ 1 ] January 4, 2011 |

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

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