By Scott Roberts; Photos by Sue Volkert Nostalgia can be a cruel mistress, and though most of us know this to be a fact (especially those of us who find themselves a little grayer and creakier than we’d like to admit), there seems to be an innate human instinct to routinely want to revisit one’s […]
Archive for April, 2012
Review by Molly Segers When you go see Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, you don’t go in expecting any surprises. With a 30 year catalog of hits to pull from, the odds of a fan getting their favorite album cuts are more or less nonexistent, especially if your favor a record like, […]
Santigold Master of My Make Believe Atlantic Records By Justin Lyons In interviews leading up to the release of Master of My Make Believe, Santi White aka Santigold mentioned much of her sophomore record was about being in control. Not control in a sense of having a prophetic path in life to follow, but in whatever road you […]
The gentlemen in the Alan Evans Trio are well accomplished musicians individually and have shared the stage with Steely Dan, Michael MacDonald, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire. Collectively they have been playing music for 13 years, and are bringing their show to the Atlanta Room tonight. They joined us for our 5GB series before the […]
Review by Ellen Eldridge; photos by Michael Koenig Unsane fit so perfectly as an opening act before the legendary and influential Melvins; so perfectly, in fact, that though Unsane drummer Vinnie Signorelli was in the hospital, according to singer Chris Spencer, Melvins drummers took turns sitting in with Unsane. Bassist Pete Shore completes the trio, […]
Alright Atlanta, I think it is officially summer! Or at least it feels like it! The best part about this time of year is the amount of great shows that start making it over to Georgia! Here are your Monday choices! -It’s straight up old school at Smith’s Olde Bar tonight, where 99X presents 90’s […]
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Sacramento quartet, Sister Crayon have made a name for themselves with their atmospheric melodies and dreamy lyrics. Their latest album, Bellow was released last year on Manimal Vinyl Records, and the band is touring nationally in support. Lead singer, Terra Lopez joined us for our 5GB series before their show tonight at the 529. What’s the first […]
Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Karin Bergquist, otherwise known as Over the Rhine, have shared the stage with Bob Dylan, John Prine, Adrian Belew, Squeeze, Ani DiFranco, My Morning Jacket, Hem, and toured as “adjunct” members of Cowboy Junkies. Over the Rhine’s album The Long Surrender was released nationally on February 8, 2011 on OtR’s own Great Speckled Dog […]
By David Courtright; photos by Matthew Smith One always wonders how a singer’s artistic personality will translate in a live, or in-person setting. Does melancholic music equal depressive live show? In truth, sometimes it does. In Brooklyn’s Sharon Van Etten’s case, it was quite the opposite. While her music can easily be called “introspective,” the […]
Ron Pope Atlanta Hard Six Records By Al Kaufman Ron Pope is a sensitive romantic. He’s got a beard and everything. He writes straight from the heartlands anthems and lovely ballads that would make John Mayer cry. And he writes a lot of songs. Atlanta is his seventh album since 2008.
North Carolina band of brothers, Sleepy Sun, have shared the stage with the likes of Arctic Monkeys and the Black Angels and recorded their latest album Spine Hits with Queens of Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal alumnus Dave Catching. Their music has the kind of muscle that makes you get feisty. They are […]
Nashville just knows how to pump out those songwriters, and Dave Barnes is no exception. Barnes has had success with #1 song “God Gave Me You,” Grammy nominated this year for the Best Country Song as performed by Blake Shelton on 2011’s Red River Blue album. Barnes’ and Shelton’s versions of the song have sold over […]
Wow, it looks like we have a pretty busy weekend on our hands. Outdoor concert season is being kicked off officially with some legends coming to town, and the weather looks like it’s going to comply with our plans. And there are some indie greats, old school heroes and more getting ready to rock out […]