Archive for May, 2013

Picture Book & Live Review: OURS @ Drunken Unicorn May 29th

Picture Book & Live Review: OURS @ Drunken Unicorn May 29th

[ 0 ] May 31, 2013 |

Photos and review by Jenna Hughes OURS returned to Atlanta on May 29th, playing at The Drunken Unicorn as part of their Ring The Bell tour in support of their new album Ballet The Boxer. The album, which drops June 11th, was widely funded by fans of the band via Pledge Music. Boxer is their […]

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Interview: Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Playing at Vinyl 6/4

Interview: Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Playing at Vinyl 6/4

[ 0 ] May 31, 2013 |

Before his band’s show at Vinyl on June 4th, we were able to chat with renowned trombonist Big Sam. Check out our interview below and be sure to catch Big Sam’s Funky Nation at Vinyl on 6/4! When did you start playing the trombone and what or who inspired you to start playing? I started […]

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Interview: Blair Crimmins & The Hookers; Playing @ Tunes From The Tombs 6/8!

Interview: Blair Crimmins & The Hookers; Playing @ Tunes From The Tombs 6/8!

[ 0 ] May 31, 2013 |

The musical styling of Blair Crimmins & The Hookers is an unusual product in today’s music scene. It’s one of the few albums that doesn’t quite fit into any particular genre.   The lyrics are narrative and witty, intelligent and entertaining, and Crimmins’ energy is so engaging that it’s easy to overlook the outlier quality […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: Mint Condition, Virginia-Highland Summerfest, The Thermals, and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Mint Condition, Virginia-Highland Summerfest, The Thermals, and More!

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum This weekend officially begins June, and that means hotter days, brighter sun, and even better music. Atlanta Music Guide has been kicking off the summer with festivals, huge concerts, and other musical treats, and this weekend is packed as well. Looking for local rockers? Head to The EARL for O’Brother. Even if […]

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Virginia-Highland Summerfest 2013 Preview

Virginia-Highland Summerfest 2013 Preview

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

The Virginia-Highland Summerfest is almost upon us! Come celebrate 30 years of art, music and fun by participating in the variety of activities Summerfest has to offer. Summerfest 2013 begins with a 5k race on 8am Saturday morning. This year over 1,400 runners will navigate the streets of Virginia-Highland, timed by electronic chips. At this […]

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5GB Interview: O’Brother; Playing @ the EARL Friday, May 31

5GB Interview: O’Brother; Playing @ the EARL Friday, May 31

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

By Jhoni Jackson O’Brother has been on a heck-of-a-ride these past few years. The notches in the Atlanta band’s touring belt are enviable: The Features, Thrice, Moving Mountains, Junius and, most recently, Alice in Chains. (Let’s not forget their frequent pairing with their pals in Manchester Orchestra, either.) The ethereal, epic-leaning rock act’s stint with AIC […]

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Exclusive AMG Offer: 2 for 1 Tickets to Decatur Beach Party, 6/14

Exclusive AMG Offer: 2 for 1 Tickets to Decatur Beach Party, 6/14

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

When you can’t go to the beach, Downtown Decatur brings the beach to you! Save 50% when you purchase 2 tickets to Decatur Beach Party on Friday, June 14th in the Decatur Square. Click Here or the “Find Tickets” link at the bottom to take advantage of this Exclusive AMG Offer! The annual Beach Party […]

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Interview: Frankmusik; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic June 3rd!

Interview: Frankmusik; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic June 3rd!

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

Frankmusik (AKA Vincent James Turner) first zoomed into public view in 2007 when the self taught piano prodigy began to release the songs he had written, produced and sung on MySpace. His distinctive, dizzying cocktail of helter skelter beats, soaring pop melodies and ecstatic electronica quickly won him a devoted army of online fans. In […]

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Interview: Coliseum; Playing @ The EARL May 30th!

Interview: Coliseum; Playing @ The EARL May 30th!

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

Celebrating their 10th year as one of independent music’s most substantive bands, Louisville’s Coliseum return with their fourth full-length, the stunning Sister Faith, released on April 30, 2013. Expanding on the anthemic direction the trio veered toward on 2010′s highly acclaimed House With a Curse, Sister Faith’s 13 songs are the most dynamic and immediately […]

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What’s Up Thursday? May 30th

What’s Up Thursday? May 30th

[ 0 ] May 30, 2013 |

It’s Thursday and we know everyone is already gearing up for the weekend! Thankfully there is an AWESOME lineup tonight to help the day go by faster! Whether you’re up for a smaller show at a chill venue or a larger show at an amphitheatre, there is something for YOU this evening! Check it out! […]

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Interview with Ra Ra Riot; Playing with The Postal Service @ The Fox Theatre 6/6!

Interview with Ra Ra Riot; Playing with The Postal Service @ The Fox Theatre 6/6!

[ 0 ] May 29, 2013 |

Ra Ra Riot is an American Indie Rock band from Syracuse, New York, consisting of vocalist Wes Miles, bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, violinist Rebecca Zeller, and drummer Kenny Bernard.  The band’s third album, Beta Love was released in 2013, and coincided with a live world-wide internet broadcast of the band’s concert that night at The Music Hall of Williamsburg […]

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Q & A with Erin Rae; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic June 2nd!

Q & A with Erin Rae; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic June 2nd!

[ 0 ] May 29, 2013 |

The Meanwhiles are a three-piece band made of singer/songwriter, Erin Rae, drummer and multi-instrumentalist, Graham Bechler, and Cori Lecain on harmonies. They are based in Nashville, TN, and are dear friends who love making music together. We spoke with Erin Rae from the Meanwhiles before she hits the Eddie’s Attic stage for her solo performance […]

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Picture Book: Parquet Courts @ 529 May 27th

Picture Book: Parquet Courts @ 529 May 27th

[ 0 ] May 29, 2013 |

Photos by Hillery Terenzi

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What’s Up Wednesday? May 29th

What’s Up Wednesday? May 29th

[ 0 ] May 29, 2013 |

We’re all stoked it’s Wednesday here at Atlanta Music Guide! This short week seems to be flying by! The week has been ever BETTER with these killer lineups! Check out what’s going on tonight! OURS Ring the Bell Tour @ The Drunken Unicorn The versatile alternative rock band OURS is a dynamic and urgent outfit […]

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Celebrate Wayne & Conquer SADS @ Smith’s Olde Bar 6/1! More Details Inside!

Celebrate Wayne & Conquer SADS @ Smith’s Olde Bar 6/1! More Details Inside!

[ 0 ] May 28, 2013 |

Atlanta Music Guide was given the opportunity to speak with Shannon Kiss, the wife of Wayne Sawyer, who sadly and unexpectedly passed away in his sleep in September 2009 from Long QT Syndrome. For the past three years, Shannon has helped raise awareness about Long QT Syndrome and has worked religiously with the SADS (Sudden […]

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