By Ken Lackner Full gallery with Unzipt and Wesley Cook after the jump. And check out our galleries of the crowds HERE.
Archive for February, 2012
By Eileen Tilson Happy Leap Day Everyone! I hope you make a wish today cause you just never know what could happen today! And if anything, you don’t have to think about it for another four years! If I was you I would be out making a memory tonight! -We interviewed indie rockers, Shearwater, a […]
By Amanda Miles Rich Robinson has lived a lifetime on the stage. The Georgia bred guitarist played alongside his brother in the soulful rock band The Black Crowes for over twenty years. Rich’s initial foray into a solo album began during a Crowes’ hiatus. When the Crowes announced their “Say Goodbye to the Band Guys […]
Some of you might know that the 40 Watt holds an annual, “Athens in Austin”, party at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. This is our chance to bring some of Athens’ music and culture to people from all over the nation. This year’s party is extra special because it marks Barrie Buck’s 25th […]
White Rabbits Milk Famous TBD Records By Ellen Eldridge Though I barely remember 2009, I remember reviewing White Rabbits’ sophomore release It’s Frightening, which was produced by Britt Daniel of Spoon and earned the band comparisons to Spoon. The punchy and chaotic opening of “Percussion Gun” convinced me to jump out of bed, guzzle my […]
Sharon Van Etten Tramp Jagjaguar By Micah McLain First off, a disclaimer of sorts: I am a huge fan of Sharon Van Etten and have been ever since I first heard of her via All Songs Considered a couple of years ago. I was absolutely floored by “Love More” and have been equally impressed with […]
Amy Ray Lung of Love Daemon Records By Scott Roberts Though Amy Ray is rightfully considered the more rock ‘n’ roll half of Atlanta’s beloved Indigo Girls (with Emily Saliers known more for the prettier songs), she’s also capable of flexing her melodic muscles, and she does so on her latest CD, Lung of Love, […]
I woke up singing Sheryl Crow…Nothing better than a little Tuesday Night Music Club to get your Tuesday going! While you are taking a minute to listen to this awesome song, pick out one of these great events happening in our little city tonight. -Better Than Something is a feature documentary about the controversial and […]
By Hillery Terenzi Full gallery after the jump.
Austin indie rockers Shearwater formed out of Okkervil River members Jonathan Meiburg and Will Sheff. Their music has been called Shearwater’s recordings-the epic “Island Arc” trilogy of Palo Santo, Rook and The Golden Archipelago in particular-have been expansive (some might say bombastic) in a fashion like none of their contemporaries. Clearly an indie darling, Jonathan joined us before their show at […]
Lyle Lovett Release Me Lost Highway By Stephanie Roman Lyle Lovett is not your typical cowboy. Raised in Klein, Texas — a town named after an ancestor — he now owns a ranch and knows how to ride. But he studied journalism and German in school, and digs Hunter S. Thompson (even rumored to have […]
By Ellen Eldridge Full gallery after the jump.
Pink Floyd The Wall Experience Capitol Records By Ellen Eldridge This is not a review of Pink Floyd’s 1979 release The Wall. Those who grew up on it, got high to it, and fell in love with it already know the lyrics, and can visibly see the album art spackled to the lining of the […]
Happy Monday everyone! Looks like we just might be heading out of winter and back into the warmth of spring! Thanks to all who came out to Oysterfest this weekend, it was a huge success! Here is what’s going on tonight, hope you can make it out to one of these awesome shows! -The Earl […]
By Scott Roberts By all accounts, the idea of a CD release show at Smith’s Olde Bar tomorrow night, for Atlanta’s long-inactive pop-rockers Uncle Green (later changed to 3 lb. Thrill) for their nearly 15-year-old work Rycopa is nothing short of a miracle. The master tapes for the sprawling double album — originally recorded in […]