Archive for May, 2012

5GB With Wizard Smoke; Playing The Basement @ Graveyard Tavern, Friday, May 25th

5GB With Wizard Smoke; Playing The Basement @ Graveyard Tavern, Friday, May 25th

[ 1 ] May 24, 2012 |

  Atlanta metal heads, Wizard Smoke, are no strangers around town. They are at The Basement at Graveyard Tavern tomorrow, and they joined us for our 5GB series before their show. What’s the first gig you ever attended? “Sesame Street: On Tour.” Eastern High School Auditorium, Bristol, Connecticut, 1987. The opening act was an old man […]

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CD Review: Simone Felice; Plays Eddie’s Attic May 29th

CD Review: Simone Felice; Plays Eddie’s Attic May 29th

[ 0 ] May 24, 2012 |

Simone Felice Simone Felice Team Love Records By Al Kaufman Simone Felice, drummer and singer the Catskill folkies Felice Brothers, and founder of the folk-soul outfit, The Duke and the King, branches out on his own in this warm, hushed solo debut. Felice possesses a sweet, haunting voice. He puts it to use right away […]

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What’s Up Thursday?

What’s Up Thursday?

[ 0 ] May 24, 2012 |

We are almost to the weekend, and I decided to start this day off with a funny little joke: “Why was the mushroom invited to the party?” -” Because he was a FUN GUI!” Ok, here are your Thursday picks: -The Cumberland Collective is a melting pot of various styles of contemporary music borne in […]

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Win Tickets & 5GB With Gentleman Jesse And His Men; Playing 529, Saturday, May 26th

Win Tickets & 5GB With Gentleman Jesse And His Men; Playing 529, Saturday, May 26th

[ 0 ] May 23, 2012 |

Gentleman Jesse & His Men, are an Atlanta combo that revels in the bright, energetic power pop sounds of the early New Wave era. Much like the late and great Exploding Hearts, they inject lo-fi garage with a direct shot of rock’n’roll ecstasy. In other words, it’s a good time. Always the clever one, Jesse […]

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Hangout Music Fest 2012 Review: Friday, May 18th, 2012 – Gulf Shores, AL

Hangout Music Fest 2012 Review: Friday, May 18th, 2012 – Gulf Shores, AL

[ 0 ] May 23, 2012 |

Based on the great line-up last year and promises of overall improvement from organizers, expectations were high for the third annual Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Hangout lived up to the hype in 2012 with more expansive grounds, better access to the necessities (water, food, restrooms) and a “VIP” experience like no other […]

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What’s Up Wednesday?

What’s Up Wednesday?

[ 0 ] May 23, 2012 |

Happy Hump Day, y’all! Today is just one of those days where I wish I was on the West Coast….Something about this warm weather makes me yearn for palm trees and the ocean! While I sit and fantasize about the city of Angels, check out what’s happening in our happening little city. -Reggie Watts, internationally […]

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5GB With Damien Jurado; Playing The Earl, Wednesday May 23rd

5GB With Damien Jurado; Playing The Earl, Wednesday May 23rd

[ 0 ] May 22, 2012 |

Seattle indie rocker, Damien Jurado gained a local cult following in Seattle, and he was brought to the attention of Sub Pop Records by Sunny Day Real Estate singer Jeremy Enigk. Having just released his latest album Maraqopa who was produced by label mate, Richard Swift. He joined us for our 5GB series before their […]

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Did You Go To Party In The Park? We’ve Got Pics!

Did You Go To Party In The Park? We’ve Got Pics!

[ 0 ] May 22, 2012 |

If you didn’t make it to Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park this past Saturday, May 19th, then you missed a hell of a good time! The weather was perfect, the beer was flowing, and the park was packed with a variety of fans who turned out to see The Flaming Lips, Young […]

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NARIP’s Concert Promoter Round Table; Featuring Eddie Owens, Live Nation & AEG Live

NARIP’s Concert Promoter Round Table; Featuring Eddie Owens, Live Nation & AEG Live

[ 0 ] May 22, 2012 |

Some of Atlanta’s most well respected concert promoters will be at the SAE Institute tomorrow for the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP)’s “Concert Promoter Round Table.  Live shows and concert tours remain the most important components of artist development available and, when successfully executed, can have an enormous positive […]

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CD Review: Royal Thunder – CVI; Playing The Earl on Saturday, May 26th

CD Review: Royal Thunder – CVI; Playing The Earl on Saturday, May 26th

[ 0 ] May 22, 2012 |

Royal Thunder CVI Relapse Records By Ellen Eldridge Atlanta locals Royal Thunder deserve the buzz that’s been building about them since the self-titled EP released in 2010. The four-piece confidently mixes everything loved by grunge and alternative fans in the ‘90s with a powerful progressive groove, colored by a bluesy soulful side. The lineup consists […]

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What’s Up Tuesday?

What’s Up Tuesday?

[ 0 ] May 22, 2012 |

Well you know it’s officially summer time cause all of these outdoor festivals are rocking! -The King of the summer concert, Dave Matthews, is back in Atlanta tonight with his group of boys playing for the Trustafarians at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood. -The Wandering gathers five traditionally-minded artists from Memphis and North Mississippi and features […]

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Picture Book: Lee Ranaldo & M. Ward – May 17th @ Buckhead Theater

Picture Book: Lee Ranaldo & M. Ward – May 17th @ Buckhead Theater

[ 0 ] May 21, 2012 |

                          PHOTOS By Michael Koenig Full gallery after the jump.

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5GB With Greg Laswell; Playing Vinyl Tonight, May 21st

5GB With Greg Laswell; Playing Vinyl Tonight, May 21st

[ 0 ] May 21, 2012 |

Although a man of few words, Greg Laswell has accumulated a cult following in the singer songwriter world for his sweet voice and sad songs. Having just had some of his favorite females play on his latest album (including Ingrid Michaelson, Sia, Sara Bareilles and Elizabeth Ziman from Elizabeth and the Catapult), he joined us […]

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Read What the Nominated Artists of the Georgia Music Awards Have to Say – Showcases Leading up to June 16 Main Event at Buckhead Theatre

Read What the Nominated Artists of the Georgia Music Awards Have to Say – Showcases Leading up to June 16 Main Event at Buckhead Theatre

[ 0 ] May 21, 2012 |

By Ellen Eldridge The Georgia Music Awards brings recognition to the hard-working artists and bands in the local area – artists who remain dedicated to self-promotion and who rally fans to support the scene. The categories represent a cross section of genres to showcase all the talent in the Georgia area. Read the quotes from […]

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What’s Up Monday?

What’s Up Monday?

[ 0 ] May 21, 2012 |

Yesterday was my birthday y’all, so the mere thought of going out tonight seems a bit much to me right now, BUT for you guys I will make an exception….Looking for some fun stuff to do tonight? Here are my suggestions…. -Singer/Songwriter Greg Laswell is no stranger on Atlanta’s Organic X Sunday show..He hangs in […]

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