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Interview with Kurt Thomas; Playing @ The Dogwood Festival on 4/20!

Interview with Kurt Thomas; Playing @ The Dogwood Festival on 4/20!

[ 0 ] April 16, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum Peaches. The Braves. A lot of traffic. And country music. That’s what Atlanta and Georgia are known for–or some of the things that is. Kurt Thomas is part of that Georgia culture with his keen sense of country music. “If you listen to my songs, I’m just country and just way down […]

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Album Review: Born Ruffians’ “Birthmarks”

Album Review: Born Ruffians’ “Birthmarks”

[ 0 ] April 16, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum To begin. Birthmarks is completely infectious. Singer, Luke Lalonde’s vocals have some factor that just will not leave your head, and make you wonder why Born Ruffians has never made it onto your favorites playlist. Really though, how has this not happened yet? You will hear “Needles” once, and need to listen […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: Ryan Leslie, Twin Tigers, Beach Fossils & More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Ryan Leslie, Twin Tigers, Beach Fossils & More!

[ 0 ] April 11, 2013 |

Cold beer, a good show, and a night out with your friends sounds awesome right! Well get out this weekend and check out one of the many great Atlanta shows! Friday, April 12th-Chinua Hawk at Eddie’s Attic Having made the move to Atlanta, he has over ten years of experience and three albums under his […]

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Interview with Nate of ON AN ON Playing at The Drunken Unicorn Tuesday, April 9th

Interview with Nate of ON AN ON Playing at The Drunken Unicorn Tuesday, April 9th

[ 0 ] April 6, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum Few can claim ideas actually came to them in a dream. Aren’t those situations reserved for story books or fairy tales? Yet the band name for ON AN ON came to Nate Eiesland in a dream. “I had this dream. It was a really weird dream. I was underwater, I presume drowning, […]

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Interview with Jacob of Splashh playing at 529 Tuesday, April 9th

Interview with Jacob of Splashh playing at 529 Tuesday, April 9th

[ 0 ] April 5, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum If you are lucky, you may see the guys of Splashh sitting at one of Atlanta’s many diners, having their coffee filled up, mug after mug. Having members from New Zealand and the UK, Splashh has never really had a chance to experience the true American lifestyle, until now that is, on […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: NCAA Big Dance Concert, Kick The Robot, and more!

AMG Weekend Picks: NCAA Big Dance Concert, Kick The Robot, and more!

[ 0 ] April 4, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum This is a big weekend for fantastic FREE shows going on. The NCAA Big Dance Concert Series is hosting three days of A-List artists. What more could you ask for except maybe some great weather (which is also in store)? Here are the AMG Weekend Picks: Friday’s schedule for the NCAA Big […]

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Interview with Steven from Redd Kross playing at The EARL on Wednesday, April 3

Interview with Steven from Redd Kross playing at The EARL on Wednesday, April 3

[ 0 ] April 1, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum When I was 11 years old, I was graduating 5th grade, and trying to fathom what middle school would entail. When Steven from Redd Kross was 11, he was starting a band with his brother, Jeff. Over three decades later, the band that was formed in middle school is still touring (although […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: Apache Relay, Cloudeater, The Soul Rebels, & More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Apache Relay, Cloudeater, The Soul Rebels, & More!

[ 0 ] March 28, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum We’re always ready for the Weekend here at AMG! It means we can stay out late, pop from show to show, have that extra beer or 2, and lounge in our pjs the following morning. We hope you’ll join us for some awesome shows this weekend and we’ve done the work for […]

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Interview with Bonnie Bishop playing at Eddie’s Attic on Friday, March 29th

Interview with Bonnie Bishop playing at Eddie’s Attic on Friday, March 29th

[ 0 ] March 28, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum Bonnie Bishop isn’t afraid to tell it all–at least now that she’s older. The Nashville based Americana singer funnels her personal life into her music. “I write music about the personal struggles, and my music is very emotional,” Bishop said. “I find that most of the things that I go through in […]

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Weekend Picks! Phillip Phillips, Hey Marseilles, Brian Wiltsey, and more!

Weekend Picks! Phillip Phillips, Hey Marseilles, Brian Wiltsey, and more!

[ 0 ] March 21, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum The weather will be warmer, the signs or spring are finally here, and the music is getting even better. I mean how often do American Idol winners come to town? End your weekend on the best note possible with Phillip Phillips, American Idol winner from season 11. If he can stand the […]

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Interview with Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles playing Vinyl on Friday, March 22

Interview with Matt Bishop of Hey Marseilles playing Vinyl on Friday, March 22

[ 0 ] March 19, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum Seattle is dripping with a lot of things. Rain, hipsters, and indie-pop bands to name a few. Hey Marseilles, the indie-pop/indie-folk band out of Seattle is looking to distinguish itself from the masses within the Seattle area. “We kind of have a unique niche because we are able to integrate a diverse […]

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AMG Weekend Picks! St. Patrick’s Festivities, Concerts, & More!

AMG Weekend Picks! St. Patrick’s Festivities, Concerts, & More!

[ 0 ] March 14, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum photo courtesy of Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant If you’re not Irish then you’re going to be this weekend, for it’s St. Patrick’s Weekend! Fill up your pints with Guinness or your favorite Irish whiskey and get ready to enjoy Atlanta’s awesome events and 70 degree weather! St. Paddy’s events are happening […]

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Interview with John of High Strung String Band Playing at Smith’s Olde Bar on Friday, March 15th

Interview with John of High Strung String Band Playing at Smith’s Olde Bar on Friday, March 15th

[ 0 ] March 13, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum Some bands will take the easy way out when producing, composing, and creating music. High Strung String Band has taken specific steps to keep the integrity of folk and bluegrass music in their style, even if it means it is more difficult for them. In the traditional bluegrass fashion, the band has […]

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Interview with Whitey Morgan playing at Peachtree Tavern on Thursday, March 14th

Interview with Whitey Morgan playing at Peachtree Tavern on Thursday, March 14th

[ 0 ] March 13, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum For those of us who were born and bred below the Mason Dixon line, Country music seems to be our genre, something that we hold onto, something distinctly Southern. Whitey Morgan & the 78’s are looking to change that stereotype. Hailing from Flint, Michigan, the band is a different kind of Country […]

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Interview with Erin Thomas; Playing Eddie’s Attic on Thursday, March 14th

Interview with Erin Thomas; Playing Eddie’s Attic on Thursday, March 14th

[ 0 ] March 12, 2013 |

By: Shelby Lum Erin Thomas herself is proof that Nashville produces more than just modern country artists. The young folk singer grew up around music of all kinds, and it was in the cards for Thomas to become an artist and a musician. “My parents were lover of all types of music,” Thomas said. “My […]

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