Archive for May, 2011

Picture Book: Balkans at Drunken Unicorn, May 14

Picture Book: Balkans at Drunken Unicorn, May 14

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |

By Mike Koenig Full gallery after the jump

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Big Boi Gives Daughter Her Own Record Label For Sweet 16

Big Boi Gives Daughter Her Own Record Label For Sweet 16

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |

This could be an episode of MTV’s My Super Sweet Sixteen, but in reality, Grammy–winning ATLien Big Boi will solidify his legacy to musical history by passing the torch on to his teen daughter with a star-studded launch of a newly developed record label, Purple Ribbon Kidz. Scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 21, […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Flaming Lips, of Montreal, Gruff Rhys and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Flaming Lips, of Montreal, Gruff Rhys and More!

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |

This weekend is going to be epic, y’all. Not only is it the first Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, but there are some very beautiful glittery shows (Flaming Lips, of Montreal), and we also hear there will be bands playing all weekend at the Oakland Cemetery too! You’re spoiled for choice.

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CD Review: The Cars — Move Like This

CD Review: The Cars — Move Like This

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |

The Cars Move Like This Hear Music By Ellen Eldridge The sentiment of music ages like a fine wine; that which we tire of and put away readily returns like a stray cat hungry for more milk. And so with The Cars, a late-’70s pop-synth band born out of the New Wave craze, which surged […]

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Live Review: Phosphorescent at The EARL, May 8

Live Review: Phosphorescent at The EARL, May 8

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |

Review and photo by Ashley Hizer My career as a freelance scribe was christened years ago by the arrival of The Weight of Flight, the sophomore EP by multi-instrumentalist Matthew Houck, under the tag Phosphorescent. The haunting neo-folk effort that grew on me put the Alabama-born but Athens-based act on my radar, and I’ve followed […]

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CD Review: Big Trouble — The Very Best of Big Trouble

CD Review: Big Trouble — The Very Best of Big Trouble

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |

Big Trouble The Very Best of Big Trouble DCM Records By Al Kaufman Back in the early ’90s, when hair was big and spandex was the attire of choice, four guys from Atlanta got together to start a band. Like most young kids at that time, they wanted to sound like Van Halen, Motley Crue, […]

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Picture Book: My Chemical Romance, Thursday at The Tabernacle, May 11

Picture Book: My Chemical Romance, Thursday at The Tabernacle, May 11

[ 2 ] May 18, 2011 |

By Jenna Hughes Full gallery after the jump

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Live Review & Picture Book: Fleet Foxes at The Tabernacle, May 14

Live Review & Picture Book: Fleet Foxes at The Tabernacle, May 14

[ 1 ] May 18, 2011 |

By Scott Roberts; photos by Matthew Smith (www.shadowboxerphoto.com). Full gallery after the jump. Portland-based Fleet Foxes opened their show at the Tabernacle Saturday night with the wistful and melancholy instrumental “The Cascades” from their stunning new album Helplessness Blues, and set the tone for an evening of blissful and timeless songs that perfectly showcased the […]

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Picture Book: Southern Culture on the Skids at Star Bar, April 30

Picture Book: Southern Culture on the Skids at Star Bar, April 30

[ 0 ] May 13, 2011 |

By Hillery Terenzi Full gallery after the jump

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CD Review: Crash Test Dummies — Oooh-La-La and Demo-Litions; Playing Smith’s Old Bar, May 22

CD Review: Crash Test Dummies — Oooh-La-La and Demo-Litions; Playing Smith’s Old Bar, May 22

[ 0 ] May 13, 2011 |

Crash Test Dummies Oooh-La-La Deep Fried Records Crash Test Dummies Demo-Litions Cast-Off Recordings 1996-97 Deep Fried Records By Al Kaufman Back in 1993, Canada’s Crash Test Dummies, led by Brad Roberts — whose throaty bass-baritone sounded like he had washed down a hive of bees with a bottle of whiskey — released  their second CD, […]

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Ten Questions With Clay Cook and Coy Bowles From The Zac Brown Band

Ten Questions With Clay Cook and Coy Bowles From The Zac Brown Band

[ 0 ] May 13, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson At this point, the whole country knows who Zac Brown is, but might not be completely sure of who Clay Cook and Coy Bowles are. Clay and Coy are by far two of the funniest and greatest musicians in Georgia and I am also lucky enough to call them my friends. For […]

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Brett Dennen Plays Solo Acoustic In Store at Criminal Records!

Brett Dennen Plays Solo Acoustic In Store at Criminal Records!

[ 0 ] May 12, 2011 |

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Brett Dennen will be making a special stop at Criminal Records for a solo acoustic in store performance tomorrow, Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m.! Be sure to catch him there and buy a couple of records while you’re at it.

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AMG Weekend Picks: Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven, Biz Markie, Fleet Foxes and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven, Biz Markie, Fleet Foxes and More!

[ 0 ] May 12, 2011 |

The heat is officially here people! You’ll either want to be basking in the full sun and getting used to the balmy atmosphere as soon as possible, or you’ll be avoiding the warmth in a cool air-conditioned club. Either way, we have some great suggestions for your weekend. And there’s even a few on sales […]

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Picture Book & Q&A: Coca-Cola Celebrates 125 years with Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Clarkson and more

Picture Book & Q&A: Coca-Cola Celebrates 125 years with Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Clarkson and more

[ 1 ] May 10, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson Did you know that “Coca-Cola” is the second most recognized word in the world? A company whose success is a direct result of their southern hospitality, gave the city of Atlanta and its Coca-Cola employees a most gracious “thank-you” last Saturday, by throwing Coke’s 125th birthday party in Centennial Olympic Park. Hosted […]

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CD Review: Plain Jane Automobile — Your Tomorrow; Playing Vinyl, May 11

CD Review: Plain Jane Automobile — Your Tomorrow; Playing Vinyl, May 11

[ 0 ] May 10, 2011 |

Plain Jane Automobile Your Tomorrow Self-Released By Ellen Eldridge In a style U2 fans will find familiar, Plain Jane Automobile begin again with album opener “You Were Only A Song,” which recounts sentimentality of the loss of a friend to war. Admittedly, vocalist/guitarist Duke Crider felt compelled to tell the stories of WWII heroes and […]

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