Category: Features

Interview with AJ & MarLa Ghent of AJ Ghent Band, Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on 8/1

Interview with AJ & MarLa Ghent of AJ Ghent Band, Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on 8/1

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

  “I’ve learned to accept and understand that I will probably never fit in, and that’s something I’m okay with.” -AJ Ghent His steel guitar skills are masterful. His voice is irresistible. His band is impeccable. His name is AJ Ghent and his band is the AJ Ghent Band. Formed in 2012, this Atlanta band […]

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AMG Discovers – Derran Day

AMG Discovers – Derran Day

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

Drum roll please…we have another new series! Every other Monday, AMG Discovers finds the greatest up-and-coming artists from the Internet and brings them to your attention. Keep checking up with the series to know who you need to be raging about. Today, we’ll be discussing Derran Day.   With over 80,000 followers subscribed to his YouTube channel and millions […]

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Quiz: Which Famous Music Alter Ego Are You?

Quiz: Which Famous Music Alter Ego Are You?

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014 |

Some call it creative expression, others call  it down-right crazy. Artists are known for taking creative liberties – and alter egos can be the finest (and sometimes most ridiculous) form of creativity for a musician. Want to know which musical artist’s alter ego best fits your personality? Take this quiz to find out!

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Beyond Boundaries: Atlanta’s Vibrant Vinyl Scene Goes OTP

Beyond Boundaries: Atlanta’s Vibrant Vinyl Scene Goes OTP

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014 |

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about some of the best places to buy vinyl in the city. “But what about outside the perimeter?” you asked. “What about the great little suburban nooks and crannies where records hide just waiting to be discovered?” you inquired. Well, we thought we’d shed a little light on […]

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New Music Tuesday 7/22

New Music Tuesday 7/22

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

RX Bandits – Gemini, Her Majesty (Mashdown Babylon) RX Bandits, originally known as the Pharmaceutical Bandits, is a four-piece band out of Orange County, California. Gemini, Her Majesty is the seventh studio album of the Groove Tech foursome. Did you miss the RX Bandits when they were in town at The Loft at Center Stage […]

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Q & A: Puddles Pity Party Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on 7/16

Q & A: Puddles Pity Party Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on 7/16

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

A Puddles Pity Party show is more than a live concert – it’s a musical spectacle. Puddles The Clown, who some know as Michael Geier, is the creative genius behind Puddles Pity Party. Don’t be fooled by Geier’s theatrical makeup and colorful wardrobe, he’s got a set of pipes that are truly impressive. Last year, […]

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Quiz: Which Atlanta Music Festival Are You?

Quiz: Which Atlanta Music Festival Are You?

[ 0 ] July 11, 2014 |

As the summer heats up, Music Festival Season is winding down until the fall-but that doesn’t mean the festival fun has to stop! Take this quiz to find out which Atlanta Music Festival you are.

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Throw Back Thursday: Interview with Flogging Molly- February 2013

Throw Back Thursday: Interview with Flogging Molly- February 2013

[ 0 ] July 10, 2014 |

This interview was originally published in February 2013. Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honor and key to the band’s creativity, their urgency. They infuse punk rock with Celtic instruments—violin, mandolin and the accordion—and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars […]

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Festival Season Hangover? We’ve Got Your Cure

Festival Season Hangover? We’ve Got Your Cure

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014 |

image source: thetravelramble.co.uk ————————— Are you rockin’ body paint to work under your corporate clothes? Does your arm reek of the odors of tattered, months-old festival wristbands? Do you find yourself sporting an authentic Native American headdress to the grocery store? Have you been hippie dancing & hooping in your backyard while your speakers blare your favorite concerts? ————————— If […]

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New Music Tuesday 7/8

New Music Tuesday 7/8

[ 0 ] July 8, 2014 |

10th Letter – Corpus Animus (self-released)  Jeremi Johnson, the man behind 10th Letter, is an Atlanta-based artist, performer, producer and graphic designer. Johnson states that, “the music he creates is meant to be a transportive piece that could give you an outer body experience, all while making your head nod uncontrollably.” Get all the details on […]

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The Rebirth of Records: Atlanta’s Vibrant Vinyl Scene

The Rebirth of Records: Atlanta’s Vibrant Vinyl Scene

[ 0 ] July 7, 2014 |

Atlanta is a city blessed with an incredibly diverse music scene and a surprisingly sizable amount of classic record shops. We asked you on Twitter about your favorite record stores, then we set out a little treasure hunt for the best places to buy vinyl around the city and we found that just about every […]

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Local Spotlight: Curtis Harding @ The EARL 7/12

Local Spotlight: Curtis Harding @ The EARL 7/12

[ 0 ] July 7, 2014 |

Soul isn’t just a feeling. It’s not just a sound or a movement. It’s something much deeper. It’s a connection, a current in the air — the spark of recognition, emotions leaping across live wires. It’s a sinewy bassline steering you toward the stranger across the club. It’s how a handful of humble words can give millions […]

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Throw Back Thursday: 15 Questions With Andy Hull From Manchester Orchestra from 2011

Throw Back Thursday: 15 Questions With Andy Hull From Manchester Orchestra from 2011

[ 0 ] July 3, 2014 |

This interview was originally published in May 2011.  Atlanta’s own Manchester Orchestra has done it again. The band’s sophomore album, Mean Everything to Nothing, was hailed as a masterpiece, meaning that there were a lot of expectations built up around the band’s next effort. They surpassed those expectations with their new album Simple Math. Released on May 10, Simple […]

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10 Covers That Are Better Than The Original

10 Covers That Are Better Than The Original

July 2, 2014 |

It’s not everyday you hear a cover of a song that’s better than (or even as good as) its original. It’s hard to believe someone could sing a Dolly Parton song better than Dolly herself. Most artists write and perform songs that best suit their style and voice, but every once in a while an […]

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New Music Tuesday 7/1

New Music Tuesday 7/1

[ 0 ] July 1, 2014 |

Bad Suns – Language & Perspective (Vagrant)  The Bad Suns are a Los Angeles based four piece band that has recently earned momentum with their song “Cardiac Arrest.” The song  has been climbing the charts and earned a stable place among Top 20 lists on alternative radio stations nationwide. While they won’t be visiting Atlanta anytime […]

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