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CD Review: Will Kimbrough- Sideshow Love

CD Review: Will Kimbrough- Sideshow Love

[ 0 ] April 5, 2014 |

By Al Kaufman Like his friends Todd Snider and Hayes Carll, Will Kimbrough is a man who can tell a magical story about everyday people doing everyday things in four minutes or less.  Sometimes the story is funny, sometimes it is sad. Sometimes it is both. But it is always insightful. It is always clever […]

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Q&A With Kirk Waldrop of Nine Times Blue; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar 2/21

Q&A With Kirk Waldrop of Nine Times Blue; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar 2/21

[ 0 ] February 17, 2014 |

By Al Kaufman Atlanta’s Nine Times Blue have made quite a name for themselves. Besides their raucous live shows at Smith’s Olde Bar, they released Falling Slowly in 2012. The Grammy-winning Don McCallister-produced album garnered the hit single, “Falling Slowly.”  The guitar fueled, power-pop quartet follow that up with a six-song EP, Matter of Time. […]

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Q&A with Michelle Malone; Plays Eddie’s Attic New Years’ Eve

Q&A with Michelle Malone; Plays Eddie’s Attic New Years’ Eve

[ 0 ] December 27, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman It’s been a busy year for Atlanta’s preeminent blues mama, Michelle Malone. While she spent the whole year on tour behind 2012’s Day 2 album, she also found time to collaborate with Rocky Mountain Slides to make a guitar slide bearing her name. And, more importantly, she just put the finishing touches […]

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Q&A with Jess Wolfe of Lucius; Play The Earl October 19th

Q&A with Jess Wolfe of Lucius; Play The Earl October 19th

[ 0 ] October 18, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman For all intents and purposes, let’s begin by assuming that Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig are sisters, twin sisters even. So while they are not related and met while majoring in voice at the Berklee College of Music, they dress alike, look alike (when they wear the same wigs and make-up), and […]

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Interview with Cody ChesnuTT; Playing The Loft on October 4th

Interview with Cody ChesnuTT; Playing The Loft on October 4th

[ 0 ] October 2, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman When Cody ChesnuTT released The Headphone Masterpiece in 2002, the music world noticed. ChesnuTT was exactly what music should be. His 36-song masterpiece (the title is not an empty boast) easily encompassed R&B and hip-hop with funk, classic rock, gospel, and even a touch of punk. His songs were songs of passion, […]

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CD Review: The Band of Heathens — Sunday Morning Record; Play Vinyl October 27th

CD Review: The Band of Heathens — Sunday Morning Record; Play Vinyl October 27th

[ 0 ] September 19, 2013 |

The Band of Heathens Sunday Morning Record BOH Records By Al Kaufman The name Band of Heathens conjures up images of boys in overalls playing one string basses and banging on wash basins and other assorted metals while downing some blinding moonshine. The actual Band of Heathens have never lived up to their name in […]

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Q&A with Decatur’s Sydney Rhame; Playing Eddie’s Attic Sept. 21

Q&A with Decatur’s Sydney Rhame; Playing Eddie’s Attic Sept. 21

[ 0 ] September 18, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman For most kids, the age of 15 is a time for texting, dating, and making sure they are wearing the right shoes. Fifteen-year-old Decatur, GA native Sydney Rhame is already nine years into her music career. Rhame started writing songs at the age of six. Since that time, she has trained under […]

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Q&A with Alex Levine of The So So Glos; Playing the Earl (TONIGHT) August 20th

Q&A with Alex Levine of The So So Glos; Playing the Earl (TONIGHT) August 20th

[ 0 ] August 20, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman It doesn’t take a sociology degree to know that Brooklyn has its own attitude. Folks from there are headstrong and arrogant, but also have a strong sense of justice, and an even greater sense of pure enjoyment. The guys who make up The So So Glos have that Brooklyn mentality. Brothers Alex (lead vocals, […]

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Interview: Ghosts Along the Brazos- Playing @ Eddie’s Attic August 7th

Interview: Ghosts Along the Brazos- Playing @ Eddie’s Attic August 7th

[ 0 ] August 6, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman It is a human trait to attempt to make order amongst chaos, hence our need to label. A band used to be known as a rock band. That same band today could be Americana, hard rock, thrash, pop, Southern rock, blues . . . the list does not end. Most bands today, […]

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CD Review: Pop. 1280 — Imps of Perversion; Play 529 September 19th

CD Review: Pop. 1280 — Imps of Perversion; Play 529 September 19th

[ 0 ] August 5, 2013 |

Pop. 1280 Imps of Perversion Sacred Bones Records By Al Kaufman Beware those who listen to Pop. 1280. They make the type of music that makes moms everywhere think their kids are on drugs and sacrificing the neighbor’s cat. The Brooklyn noise-punk band, which derived its name from a Jim Thompson pulp fiction novel, gleefully […]

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Q&A with Hannah Thomas; Plays Eddie’s Attic July 19th

Q&A with Hannah Thomas; Plays Eddie’s Attic July 19th

[ 0 ] July 16, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman Maybe it is the southern cooking. Maybe it’s having to deal with southern men. But hell if the female musicians we get out of Georgia ain’t bad-ass. Think of the fiercely independent and creative Janelle Monae. Or think of that rough and tumble sweetness of southern rock and blues mama Michelle Malone. […]

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Interview: Jeanne Jolly- Playing @ Eddie’s Attic July 13th

Interview: Jeanne Jolly- Playing @ Eddie’s Attic July 13th

[ 0 ] July 11, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman Damn, that Jeanne Jolly can sing. All those metaphors comparing her voice to a songbird, an angel, a summer’s breeze, they just don’t cut it. Jolly’s voice is the first day of spring, after the grey dirty snow has melted and the sun beams down on the crocuses that begin to bloom. […]

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CD Review: Radiation City- Animals in the Median; Play the Earl 6/6

CD Review: Radiation City- Animals in the Median; Play the Earl 6/6

[ 0 ] May 21, 2013 |

Radiation City Animals in the Median Tender Loving Empire By Al Kaufman On their sophomore record, Animals in the Median, Radiation City has done the near impossible. They have made electronic music sound warm and soulful. The five-piece (three boys, two girls) indie band out of Portland, Oregon has created an album full of rhythmic […]

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Q&A with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio; Playing Center Stage on May 11

Q&A with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio; Playing Center Stage on May 11

[ 0 ] May 9, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman “It’s better to burn out then to fade away,” said a wise rock and roller (who has yet to do either after over 40 years).  But these words ring even truer in the world of punk rock. Like a red dwarf, these bands burn brightly with passion and fury, then fade out […]

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Q&A with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root; Playing Vinyl on April 13th

Q&A with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root; Playing Vinyl on April 13th

[ 0 ] April 11, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman It’s been 20 years since Rusted Root formed, and almost as long since “Send Me On My Way” was all over the radio. These days, “Send Me On My Way” is an Enterprise Car commercial, but the band, who have sold over 3 million albums, is still pumping out new material. They […]

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