Archive for August, 2011

AMG Weekend Picks: Soulphonics, Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Fest, Ken Ford and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Soulphonics, Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Fest, Ken Ford and More!

[ 0 ] August 18, 2011 |

Feel that folks? It’s the lack of unbearable heat in our fair city. Yup, that’s right – the bearable heat has returned to Atlanta. Which means that fall can’t be far behind right? If you stand still long enough in the early morning or late at night (which is more likely, right?), you’ll even feel […]

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Q&A With Granville Automatic & The Well Reds; Playing The Buckhead Theatre, August 18

Q&A With Granville Automatic & The Well Reds; Playing The Buckhead Theatre, August 18

[ 1 ] August 17, 2011 |

You are already in Buckhead on Thursdays for the yummy Food Trucks, and now AMG is giving you just one more reason to stick around! Atlanta Music Guide & Bow Inc Presents Granville Automatic, Lauren St. Jane, and The Well Reds at The Buckhead Theatre, tomorrow August 18. We chatted with local faves Granville Automatic and […]

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CD Review: The War on Drugs — Slave Ambient; Playing The EARL, October 13

CD Review: The War on Drugs — Slave Ambient; Playing The EARL, October 13

[ 0 ] August 17, 2011 |

The War on Drugs Slave Ambient Secretly Canadian By Al Kaufman Much like Beck is essentially a folk rocker with ambient tendencies, so too are Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs. The band’s 2008 debut, Wagonwheel Blues, was more of a straight ahead rock and roots affair. Then Kurt Vile left the group for his rather […]

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CD Review: The Features — The Wilderness; Playing The EARL, August 26

CD Review: The Features — The Wilderness; Playing The EARL, August 26

[ 2 ] August 17, 2011 |

The Features The Wilderness Bug Music/Serpents And SnakesBy Justin Lyons Murfreesboro, Tenn.’s four-piece outfit The Features show their maturation since 2008’s Some Kind of Salvation.  On their third album they ditch a horn section that never seemed right in favor of  driving rhythms and howling guitar. The resulting effect is much darker on The Wilderness, […]

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What’s Up Wednesday?

What’s Up Wednesday?

[ 0 ] August 17, 2011 |

Oh, we are almost there! After a whirlwind of a Tuesday, it just seems appropriate that some of country music’s finest will be blowing into town tonight. -One of outlaw country’s finest, Billy Joe Shaver, whose songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Elvis Presley will be bringing it […]

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15 Questions With The Black Dahlia Murder; Playing Masquerade Tonight

15 Questions With The Black Dahlia Murder; Playing Masquerade Tonight

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson According to Wikipedia, “The Black Dahlia” was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short  (July 29, 1924 – ca. January 15, 1947), an American woman and the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder.  Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Los Angeles… so obviously the […]

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Live Review: Drive-By Truckers and Centro-matic at Georgia Theatre, August 12

Live Review: Drive-By Truckers and Centro-matic at Georgia Theatre, August 12

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

By Micah McLain Drive-By Truckers brought along their “soulmate band” Centro-matic for a sold-out two-night stand to celebrate the triumphant return of the Georgia Theatre this past weekend. There was an overwhelming sense of excitement and awe that was shared by everyone lucky enough to be in attendance Friday night. The opportunity to see two […]

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Live Review: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings at the Georgia Theatre, August 14

Live Review: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings at the Georgia Theatre, August 14

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

By Scott Roberts; Photos by Sue Volkert Most successful bands seem to possess at least one secret weapon – a dynamic front person; a flashy lead guitarist­; pyrotechnics – that allows them to stand out from the myriad acts vying for our entertainment dollar. Singer-songwriter Gillian Welch, in addition to her own impressive arsenal, has […]

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Leslie Fram Named CMT Senior Vice President Of Music Strategy

Leslie Fram Named CMT Senior Vice President Of Music Strategy

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson She has been named “The Goddess of the Airwaves” and “First Lady of Modern Rock,” but Leslie Fram is about to take on a new title. As of Sept. 1, Fram will be the new Senior Vice President of Music Strategy for CMT. Leslie Fram, most recently program director and morning show […]

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Picture Book: Mayhem Festival at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, August 12

Picture Book: Mayhem Festival at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, August 12

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

By Ken Lackner Full gallery after the jump.

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What’s Up Tuesday?

What’s Up Tuesday?

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen! Happy Tuesday! Here are some cool things to do tonight if you feel like getting out on the town: -Get your best Americana shirt out, because tonight at Eddie’s Attic Jim Lauderdale will be entertaining the crowd. For those of you who might not know, Lauredale sang back up vocals for […]

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Picture Book: Subsonics, Carnivores, Howlies at The EARL, August 12

Picture Book: Subsonics, Carnivores, Howlies at The EARL, August 12

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

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

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Empire Avenue is not a song by Eddie Grant

Empire Avenue is not a song by Eddie Grant

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

Empire Avenue is the latest social media game/tool/waste of time/flavor of the month that’s actually pretty fun to play. With all the turmoil in the real stock markets, this game lets you buy and sell shares for fun in your favorite companies, Twitter friends, blogs, etc. Simply sign up for an account and create your […]

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Butch Walker & The Black Widows Kick Off Tour In Athens and Atlanta

Butch Walker & The Black Widows Kick Off Tour In Athens and Atlanta

[ 0 ] August 15, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson Years ago, Butch Walker invited me to come listen to him record for an album he was working on… in ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS! Just goes to show ya, that Mr. Butch Walker takes care of his Georgia fans. Well, Atlanta’s favorite son is back with his new album, The Spade, which is […]

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What’s Up Monday?

What’s Up Monday?

[ 0 ] August 15, 2011 |

Well, I know it’s Monday and everyone is a bit fuzzy-headed from the weekend, but if you’re up for more fun, here’s a couple of cool things happening in the city today: -The Stevie Nicks concert at Chastain Amphitheater has been postponed until Wednesday; so for those of you getting your picnics ready better get the […]

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