Category: Interviews

Q&A with Jason Elliot of Spirits & the Melchizedek Children, Playing The Drunken Unicorn 8/27

Q&A with Jason Elliot of Spirits & the Melchizedek Children, Playing The Drunken Unicorn 8/27

[ 0 ] August 26, 2014 |

Don’t let their daunting name intimidate you, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children is one Atlanta band that you don’t want to miss out on. The group began as a independent acoustic project of front man Jason Elliot, but the four-piece outfit has grown into so much more! Recently, AMG got a chance to chat with […]

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Interview with Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow, Playing PARKLIFE on 9/7

Interview with Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow, Playing PARKLIFE on 9/7

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014 |

All three members of The Lone Bellow have at least one thing in common and that’s their Southern roots. It’s not necessarily surprising that each member of this three-piece alt-country outfit was born and raised in the South. The surprising part is where they decided to unite their forces and make music– Brooklyn. Out of […]

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Q&A with Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso; Playing The Earl 8/15

Q&A with Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso; Playing The Earl 8/15

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014 |

By Al Kaufman Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn are like oil and water. They do not mix, but when they try lots of pretty swirling colors are the result.  The duo that comprises Sylvan Esso came to be when Meath, who was singing in the Appalachian band Mountain Man, asked Sanborn, who was playing bass […]

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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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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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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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Throw Back Thursday: Q&A with Rooney from 2010

Throw Back Thursday: Q&A with Rooney from 2010

[ 0 ] June 26, 2014 |

This post was originally published by Alec Wooden on June 29, 2010 On the surface, Los Angeles-based rock band Rooney has had it rough over the last 12 months. They’ve lost a label (Geffen) and a bass player (Matt Winter), all the while cutting a new record for the first time without benefits of mountains of label […]

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Throw Back Thursday: Interview with The Whigs from 2008

Throw Back Thursday: Interview with The Whigs from 2008

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

This interview was originally posted in January 2008.  I first stumbled across The Whigs at a packed show in Athens’ intimate Tasty World bar about five years ago. I was in awe of the frenzied crowd supporting this young band, and my first impression was that “damn, these guys must have a lot of friends […]

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Q&A with Seth Walker; Playing Eddie’s Attic June 28th

Q&A with Seth Walker; Playing Eddie’s Attic June 28th

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014 |

By Al Kaufman Seth Walker likes to go where the music is. The North Carolina native has bedded down in Austin and Nashville before reaching his current destination, New Orleans. At each stop, Walker has absorbed the scene and incorporated it into his music, which now includes great storytelling, big guitars, Gospel-tinged blues, some Texas […]

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Andy Grammer Interview- Playing The Loft on 6/18

Andy Grammer Interview- Playing The Loft on 6/18

[ 0 ] June 16, 2014 |

If anyone has paid their dues to the music industry, it’s Andy Grammer. Grammer started his career as a street performer in Santa Monica, California, however his sensational talent and undeniable charisma didn’t keep him there long. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Taylor Swift, Train and Colbie […]

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Interview with Eliot Bronson, Dean Fields, Andy Zipf, & Jason Myles Goss- playing Eddie’s Attic 6/14

Interview with Eliot Bronson, Dean Fields, Andy Zipf, & Jason Myles Goss- playing Eddie’s Attic 6/14

[ 0 ] June 10, 2014 |

4 artists. 1 interview. It’s about to get interesting.  Eliot Bronson, Jason Myles Goss, Andy Zipf and Dean Fields make up the men of The Parlor Sessions. Each adds their own interesting element to this team of traveling songwriters. While reading about these guys is great, seeing them LIVE is even better! Check them out for yourself […]

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Interview with Joanna Syme of Big Scary, playing Eddie’s Attic 6/13

Interview with Joanna Syme of Big Scary, playing Eddie’s Attic 6/13

[ 0 ] June 9, 2014 |

Big Scary is an alternative pop duo hailing from Melbourne. This Australian pair has now ventured stateside to make more music and tour. The 2-piece band is composed of Tom Iansek on guitar, vocals and piano and Joanna Syme on drums and backing vocals. Recently, AMG got a chance to chat with Joanna about the band’s origins, […]

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Melanie Martinez Interview; Performing @ Vinyl 6/10

Melanie Martinez Interview; Performing @ Vinyl 6/10

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014 |

  How does it feel to see your Dollhuose EP hit #3 on Billboard’s Heatseeker’s chart? Are you planning any more releases for this year? It feels really awesome and I’m really excited that people have been giving really great feedback on the EP because it’s so different from whatever people were used to hearing […]

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Q&A with Christopher Denny; Playing Eddie’s Attic June 5th

Q&A with Christopher Denny; Playing Eddie’s Attic June 5th

[ 0 ] June 3, 2014 |

By Al Kaufman Christopher Denny is the ultimate music redemption story. In a childhood full of poverty, instability, and self-destructive behavior by the people around him in Little Rock, Arkansas, Denny turned to two things, drugs and the guitar. Fresh out of high school, armed with a love of Southern rock and a strong, warbly […]

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Interview with Roxie Watson- Playing Eddie’s Attic 5/24

Interview with Roxie Watson- Playing Eddie’s Attic 5/24

[ 0 ] May 22, 2014 |

Don’t be fooled by the name- Roxie Watson is more than a woman- in fact, it’s actually 5 women who make up this mandolin-picking, guitar-strumming, harmonious quintet. The bluegrass group is made up of longtime friends-  Beth Wheeler (mandolin), Lenny Lasater (bass), Linda Bolley (acoustic & electric guitar), Sonia Tetlow (banjo) and Becky Shaw (lap […]

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