Archive for July, 2011

CD Review: Bon Iver — Bon Iver; Play Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, July 28

CD Review: Bon Iver — Bon Iver; Play Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, July 28

[ 0 ] July 21, 2011 |

  Bon Iver Bon Iver Jagjaguar By Al Kaufman Most fans know the story by now. Justin Vernon, a sensitive (bearded, naturally) guy from Wisconsin holed himself up in a cabin in the woods with his guitar and wrote a painstakingly beautiful and intimate album about a break-up. He gave himself the moniker Bon Iver, […]

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Q&A with Christina Perri; Playing The Loft, July 25

Q&A with Christina Perri; Playing The Loft, July 25

[ 0 ] July 20, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson I love people from Philadelphia. I am probably biased since my family lives there, and I spent a vast majority of my life running around Philly eating Rita’s Italian water ice. There is just something about Philly folks that always makes me feel like I am at home. Thus it is of […]

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Picture Book: Taking Back Sunday, Thursday at Center Stage, July 13

Picture Book: Taking Back Sunday, Thursday at Center Stage, July 13

[ 0 ] July 20, 2011 |

By Ken Lackner Full gallery after the jump.

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CD Review: Christina Perri — Lovestrong; Playing The Loft, July 25

CD Review: Christina Perri — Lovestrong; Playing The Loft, July 25

[ 0 ] July 20, 2011 |

Christina Perri Lovestrong Atlantic By Al Kaufman Up until a year ago, Christina Perri was a waitress and struggling songwriter. Then one of her songs, “Jar of Hearts,” was featured on “So You Think You Can Dance” and stardom ensued. “Jar of Hearts” is just the type of song that would raise a ruckus. The […]

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What’s Up Wednesday?

What’s Up Wednesday?

[ 1 ] July 20, 2011 |

Happy Hump Day! Here’s a few things to keep your mind out of the gutter: -Keeping busy with side projects like Tool and Ashes Divide, the members of A Perfect Circle haven’t disappeared from the music scene during their break. The reunited band returns to Atlanta after a six years to play the Tabernacle with […]

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Georgia Music Partners Takes Initiative To The Golden Dome

Georgia Music Partners Takes Initiative To The Golden Dome

[ 0 ] July 19, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson An interesting article was in the Atlanta Business Chronicle‘s SaportaReport today. Tammy Hurt, co-founder of the Georgia Music Partners, explains just how, if their initiative passes, the Georgia music community will benefit financially. A study recently done for the  “Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis of the Music Industry in Georgia,” recently published […]

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15 Questions With The Whiskey Gentry; Playing Two Shows At Smith’s Olde Bar July 22 and 23

15 Questions With The Whiskey Gentry; Playing Two Shows At Smith’s Olde Bar July 22 and 23

[ 0 ] July 19, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson Remember that game show “The Newlyweds”? Freshly married couples asked the same questions without letting their partner hear their answers? Sounds like a recipe for disaster, huh? Well, not too many people know that the creative head of Atlanta’s favorite electric Bluegrass band, The Whiskey Gentry, are in fact newlyweds. Front woman […]

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What’s Up Tuesday?

What’s Up Tuesday?

[ 0 ] July 19, 2011 |

  -Oh, I hope you got your dreadlocks from the cleaners! Rasta royalty Stephen Marley will be playing to a very “herb-filled” room upstairs at The Loft. -Over in Decatur, there will be some bumping and grinding of a different sort at Suburban Lanes, where punk bands The Bums, Accidents, and Superpill will be serenading […]

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Picture Book: Lower Dens, Cass McCombs at Drunken Unicorn, July 12

Picture Book: Lower Dens, Cass McCombs at Drunken Unicorn, July 12

[ 0 ] July 18, 2011 |

By Michael Koenig (http://vacantmoon.viewbook.com/) Full gallery after the jump.

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A3C Hip Hop Festival Announces Second Round Of Artists

A3C Hip Hop Festival Announces Second Round Of Artists

[ 0 ] July 18, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson The annual A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta just announced the second round of artists and showcases happening on October 6-8, 2011 at the Masquerade. Additional artists confirmed to perform at the festival include MURS, XV, Elzhi (of Slum Village), Jon Connor, Tabi Bonney, ski beatz, Soul Khan, Jarren Benton,  and Chancellor […]

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Picture Book: Bill Callahan at Smith’s Olde Bar, July 16

Picture Book: Bill Callahan at Smith’s Olde Bar, July 16

[ 0 ] July 18, 2011 |

By Michael Koenig (http://vacantmoon.viewbook.com/) Full gallery after the jump.

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CD Review: Antigone Rising — 23 Red; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, July 20

CD Review: Antigone Rising — 23 Red; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, July 20

[ 0 ] July 18, 2011 |

Antigone Rising 23 Red Blackheart Records By Al Kaufman Joan Jett is known as the the Queen of Rock and Roll and the original riot grrrl. But her label, Blackheart Records, is open to a variety of acts, especially female ones. Hence Antigone Rising. Antigone Rising call themselves a rock band. They are not; at […]

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What’s Up Monday?

What’s Up Monday?

[ 0 ] July 18, 2011 |

Well it is a slow Monday in Atlanta, but if you are not completely ready to pass out after work today here are a couple of happenings you could check out: -The ever so entertaining Metalsome Monday will be getting dirty down at the 10 High, pleather outfits included. -If you fancy yourself a songwriter, […]

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CD Review: The Downtown Fiction — Let’s Be Animals; Playing Six Flags Over Georgia, July 23

CD Review: The Downtown Fiction — Let’s Be Animals; Playing Six Flags Over Georgia, July 23

[ 0 ] July 18, 2011 |

The Downtown Fiction Let’s Be Animals Photo Finish By Al Kaufman It’s probably Green Day’s fault for making punk so popular and accessible. But at least Green Day still has a chip on their shoulder. They’re still fighting the man, even if they are doing it from Broadway. All The Downtown Fiction wants to do […]

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What’s Up Friday?

What’s Up Friday?

[ 0 ] July 15, 2011 |

-“Here’s looking at you, kid…” Fan of Casablanca? The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the 1940s classic in its glorious entirety on the big screens, with the Orchestra performing the memorable score, and featuring Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. -Down at Centennial Olympic Park, the National Black Arts Festival is hosting three […]

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