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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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CD Review: David Mayfield Parade — Good Man Down; Playing @ Smith’s Olde Bar April 12th

CD Review: David Mayfield Parade — Good Man Down; Playing @ Smith’s Olde Bar April 12th

[ 0 ] April 2, 2013 |

The David Mayfield Parade Good Man Down Beautywood Records By Al Kaufman With crystalline vocals reminiscent of a young James Taylor, it would be easy for David Mayfield to write adult contemporary songs and have middle-aged women swoon over him for the rest of his life, but Mayfield isn’t that type of guy. He spent […]

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CD Review: Caveman — Caveman; Playing @ The Drunken Unicorn April 6th

CD Review: Caveman — Caveman; Playing @ The Drunken Unicorn April 6th

[ 0 ] April 2, 2013 |

Caveman Caveman Fat Possum By Al Kaufman When the Brooklyn quintet, Caveman, released their debut CD, CoCo Beware, it raised enough of a ruckus in the indie pop world that it was eventually picked up by Fat Possum Records.  For their self-titles sophomore release, but first one with actual label backing, they first escaped to […]

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Q&A with Michelle Malone; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic March 30th

Q&A with Michelle Malone; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic March 30th

[ 0 ] March 27, 2013 |

Interview by: Al Kaufman Michelle Malone is almost as big an Atlanta institution as The Varsity. Her rocking blues have caused many to kick some dust off their boots. She can get down and raunchy and sweet and spiritual. She’s the kid sister Bonnie Raitt always wanted, or possibly the secret love child of Raitt […]

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CD Review: Milk Carton Kids — The Ash & Clay; Playing Eddie’s Attic April 18th

CD Review: Milk Carton Kids — The Ash & Clay; Playing Eddie’s Attic April 18th

[ 0 ] March 26, 2013 |

Review by: Al Kaufman Led by bands such as Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers, folk-rock is enjoying a revival. People keep coming back to the earthiness of the music. The songs are pretty and melodic, with lots of harmonies and enough hooks to stay wedged between your ears for a few days, or at […]

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Q&A with Eliot Bronson; Playing Eddie’s Attic March 22nd

Q&A with Eliot Bronson; Playing Eddie’s Attic March 22nd

[ 0 ] March 21, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman Eliot Bronson is the type of songwriter who could squeeze out something meaningful about taking out the trash. He writes heartfelt songs with dark humor and backs them with his resonant voice and swampy instruments. Back in his hometown of Baltimore, he was dubbed a “folk-singing wunderkind.” He then moved to Atlanta […]

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Q&A With Nicki Bluhm; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar March 21st.

Q&A With Nicki Bluhm; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar March 21st.

[ 0 ] March 20, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman San Francisco’s Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers spend a lot of time on the road. The band, with Nicki on vocals, husband Tim Bluhm (of The Mother Hips) and Deren Ney on lead guitar, Steve Adams on bass , Dave Mulligan on rhythm guitar, and Mike Curry on drums released Driftwood in […]

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Q&A with Dom Kelly from A Fragile Tomorrow; Playing Eddie’s Attic March 19th

Q&A with Dom Kelly from A Fragile Tomorrow; Playing Eddie’s Attic March 19th

[ 0 ] March 18, 2013 |

By Al Kaufman If you’re old enough to remember to Athens music invasion of the ‘80s, you have a friend in A Fragile Tomorrow. Although they hail from Charlestown, SC, twin brothers Sean (vocals, guitar) and Dom (drums, piano) Kelly, their brother Brendan Kelly (guitar), and friend Shaun Rhoades (bass) seem as Athens as REM. […]

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