Review by Ellen Eldridge; photos by Michael Koenig Unsane fit so perfectly as an opening act before the legendary and influential Melvins; so perfectly, in fact, that though Unsane drummer Vinnie Signorelli was in the hospital, according to singer Chris Spencer, Melvins drummers took turns sitting in with Unsane. Bassist Pete Shore completes the trio, [...]
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By David Courtright; photos by Matthew Smith One always wonders how a singer’s artistic personality will translate in a live, or in-person setting. Does melancholic music equal depressive live show? In truth, sometimes it does. In Brooklyn’s Sharon Van Etten’s case, it was quite the opposite. While her music can easily be called “introspective,” the [...]
Wow, it looks like we have a pretty busy weekend on our hands. Outdoor concert season is being kicked off officially with some legends coming to town, and the weather looks like it’s going to comply with our plans. And there are some indie greats, old school heroes and more getting ready to rock out [...]
By Michael Koenig (http://vacantmoon.viewbook.com) Full gallery after the jump.
By Ken Lackner (www.kenlacknerphotography.com) Full gallery after the jump.
By Justin Lyons Music Midtown made a welcome return last fall in a new format, but 2012′s edition certainly made more of a splash with a star-filled line-up announcement. While many festivals use social media and creative campaigns to get their line-ups out, Music Midtown used an old fashioned technique: a press conference. A few [...]
By Hillery Terenzi Full gallery after the jump.
Lazer/Wulf There Was A Hole Here, It’s Gone Now Self-Released By Stephanie Roman (www.stephanieroman.com) In my research prior to hearing Lazer/Wulf for the first time, I read a bio that described the band as “an evil funk group with thrash roots, or an aggro jazz trio with sludge issues,” cringed a bit, and edged the [...]
Q&A with Trent Allen from Dreams So Real; Playing The Melting Point April 27 and Smith’s Olde Bar on April 28
By Scott Roberts Nearly three years have passed since Athens’ Dreams So Real’s triumphant reunion appearance at 2009’s AthFest (which also included an impromptu, unannounced appearance later that June evening at the Melting Point), and guitarist/songwriter/lead singer Barry Marler, bassist/harmony singer Trent Allen, and drummer Drew Worsham have finally decided to dust off the old [...]
AMG Weekend Picks: !!!, Van Halen, The Atlanta Mess-Around, Eleanor Friedberger, The Drive-By Truckers and More!
Happy Almost-Weekend AMG Readers! It might be gearing up for a miserable-looking weekend, so let’s just enjoy the sun while we can and take solace that there are plenty of warm, friendly gigs to bask in. Check out our selections below, as well as the on sales happening this weekend too (including a certain British [...]
By Ellen Eldridge Guitar Center offers all musicians an opportunity to personalized service tailored to the individualized needs of the musician with its Platinum Room. In the Atlanta Guitar Center, at 1485 Northeast Expressway, Brad Seelig acts as Platinum Room manager. According to him, Guitar Center offers Platinum Rooms in 30 stores nationwide including, of [...]
Efren Write A New Song Slo Pro Records By Ellen Eldridge While the clichéd ideas in country music – losing a job, dog, and wife and so on – stick out as trite, mundane and self-pitying in a way that should be reserved for Goth music, Efren takes the simplicity of everyday life, love and [...]
By Justin Lyons; photo by Dale at NetFreqTV Fans were probably wondering if Vonnegutt could match the energetic opening performance from drummer/DJ duo ALIen last Friday night at Smith’s Olde Bar. Luckily, the four-piece outfit from Atlanta/Marietta still knew how to bring a raucous party with hits of new and old. Opening with a nod [...]