Author Archive: Ellen Eldridge

Ellen is a freelance music writer and journalist. She hears music in footsteps and follows the sound through life.

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5GB interview: The Shadowboxers, playing Terminal West Jan. 9

5GB interview: The Shadowboxers, playing Terminal West Jan. 9

[ 0 ] January 7, 2016 |

  The Shadowboxers band is based in Atlanta, where founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started jamming. Together with drummer Cole McSween and bassist Carlos Enamorado, they’ve forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & […]

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Ten Story Relapse releases ‘Boxes’: Long-time fans explain passion

Ten Story Relapse releases ‘Boxes’: Long-time fans explain passion

[ 1 ] January 5, 2016 |

  We humans store things in boxes. We take what we can’t hold onto or use at the current time and we stuff it into a box. People, places and things all fit into boxes. Ten Story Relapse titled it sixth album Boxes to illustrate this idea. But the band’s story started earlier, sketched out […]

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Musicians to stream online concert Jan. 30 to benefit Paris attacks victims

Musicians to stream online concert Jan. 30 to benefit Paris attacks victims

[ 0 ] January 5, 2016 |

  A streaming benefit concert for those affected by the Paris terrorist attacks will be held Jan. 30, organizers say. Streaming for Paris started as an idea by a group of industry professionals and nonprofits shortly after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris. They hope to raise at least $55,000, according to a press release. […]

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Railroad Earth to play Variety Playhouse Jan. 14, 15

Railroad Earth to play Variety Playhouse Jan. 14, 15

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

  Railroad Earth released its album Ashes and Dust in collaboration with Warren Haynes in 2015 and the band plans to continue touring, making a stop in Atlanta to play Variety Playhouse Jan. 14 and 15. Get tickets to the Railroad Earth shows at the band’s website. Members of Railroad Earth don’t losing sleep about what […]

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Time-lapse video of Incendia’s Fire in the Sky

Time-lapse video of Incendia’s Fire in the Sky

[ 0 ] January 3, 2016 |

Incendia is a concept borne of the love, appreciation for, and possibilities that lay within the nature of a simple flame, its website says. “Marrying the worlds of design, art, and science, a breathtaking environment has been created, thanks to the mathematical grace and precision of the geodesic concept coupled with the application of a […]

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‘Freaks and geeks’ encouraged to ring in New Year with Dante’s Labyrinth

‘Freaks and geeks’ encouraged to ring in New Year with Dante’s Labyrinth

[ 0 ] December 31, 2015 |

Fairies, gnomes, trolls, maidens, devils, Goblin kings and any other fantasy creature are invited to a fantastical, demented trip through Dante’s Labyrinth at Atlanta’s Masquerade tonight. Ring in the New Year at an event completely different than “typical” New Year’s Eve celebrations found elsewhere. Find your way through the Labyrinth into new possibilities….the only one […]

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CBM Records scouts unsigned artists via ReverbNation

CBM Records scouts unsigned artists via ReverbNation

[ 1 ] December 30, 2015 |

The chance to get signed to CBM Records comes not as a contest or promotion, the label says. CBM Records has had a great relationship with Reverbnation for some time, label owner Kimberly James said. James and ReverbNation co-founder Lou Plaia met at music conferences and became friends. James said she respects and admires his […]

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Mastodon’s ‘Asleep In The Deep’ named Best Metal Video of the Year

Mastodon’s ‘Asleep In The Deep’ named Best Metal Video of the Year

[ 0 ] December 29, 2015 |

  Loudwire announced its top ten list of best metal videos produced in 2015 and Mastodon’s “Asleep in the Deep” topped the list. “Mastodon are truly in a league of their own, not only creating music that beckons labeling them as their own genre, but crafting brilliant music videos like ‘Asleep in the Deep,’” Loudwire […]

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Funk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Variety Playhouse New Year’s Eve

Funk, soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Variety Playhouse New Year’s Eve

[ 0 ] December 28, 2015 |

Two funk-based bands are set to help fans ring in the New Year at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta. The Motet, from Colorado, is a world-class improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. The band has a long-standing tradition of putting on a musical costume […]

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An evening celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead with The Charlie Fog Band

An evening celebrating the music of the Grateful Dead with The Charlie Fog Band

[ 0 ] December 27, 2015 |

  Known as a Deadheads Grateful Dead tribute, The Charlie Fog Band will make its first ever appearance at Smith’s Olde Bar Jan. 23. The Charlie Fog Band prides itself on taking a true interpretation of the music and not playing note for note in both acoustic and electric. “The Dead never played the same […]

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Ms. Lauryn Hill shares a Christmas song

Ms. Lauryn Hill shares a Christmas song

[ 0 ] December 26, 2015 |

Lauryn Hill previews a version of “A Cradle in Bethlehem” in celebration of Christmas. Although unfinished, she wanted to share the song for the holiday. Hill plans to begin 2016 with two intimate performances. She will be playing the Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 1, and The Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York […]

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Blitzen Trapper release ‘Christmas is Coming Soon,’ donate proceeds

Blitzen Trapper release ‘Christmas is Coming Soon,’ donate proceeds

[ 0 ] December 25, 2015 |

In recognition of the season of giving, Blitzen Trapper is sharing a song off the debut self-titled release, Christmas Is Coming Soon, as a pay-what-you-wish download. All proceeds will go directly to Mercy Corps, whose mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping to build secure, productive and just communities in some of […]

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‘The Sound of Silence’ gets Disturbed, hits #1

‘The Sound of Silence’ gets Disturbed, hits #1

[ 0 ] December 24, 2015 |

Disturbed’s take on the class Simon & Garfunkel tune “The Sound of Silence” hit number 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Digital Songs chart. Maybe it’s the weather. Or the holidays. Maybe frontman David Draiman was just high when he sang the haunting lyrics, as he told Blabbermouth. But “The Sound of Silence” has always held […]

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Folk-rock debut out Jan. 8 from Harvest Thieves

Folk-rock debut out Jan. 8 from Harvest Thieves

[ 0 ] December 22, 2015 |

Texas-based folk-rocker band Harvest Thieves digs deep with personal stories, offering up an enigmatic album of candidness and intensity on its full-length debut, Rival. In lieu of visceral play-by-plays and detail-oriented specifics, the group gathers the most vulnerable message and wraps it in both coded and beautifully shielded lyrics, focusing more on emotions than senses. […]

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ICYMI: T.I., Sister Hazel to headline 2016 Peach Drop

ICYMI: T.I., Sister Hazel to headline 2016 Peach Drop

[ 0 ] December 21, 2015 |

Atlanta-based rapper T.I. and Sister Hazel, a platinum-selling band known for the ‘90s hit “Happy,” are scheduled to headline the 2016 Peach Drop on New Year’s Eve. Sister Hazel also has new album, Lighter in the Dark, which releases in February. This is the first new release in five years. The long-awaited 14-track collection, produced by […]

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