Category: Interviews

The Gartrells Are Ready to Make Some Noise! Atlanta Music Guide Speaks with Members For A Quick One-On-Four Interview.

The Gartrells Are Ready to Make Some Noise! Atlanta Music Guide Speaks with Members For A Quick One-On-Four Interview.

[ 0 ] November 23, 2016 |

    Atlanta’s The Gartrells features members Jared Swilley (bass/vocals), Rod Hamdallah (guitar/vocals), John Kang (drums/vocals) and Jonah Swilley (lead guitar/vocals), each with an extensively impressive resume. Jared’s continued work with veteran band The Black Lips (lookout for their upcoming 9th record 2017!), Rod’s making noise with rockabilly/punk band Legendary Shack Shackers, John’s staying true to a DIY ethos with his company, I Defy Guitars, and Jonah keeps busy with his Atlanta-based recording studio InCrowd. He’s […]

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Don’t Refer to Them as the “Come Back Kids!” Avant-Pop Trio OMNI Takes Lo-Fi to An Aesthetically Beautiful Place, With Debut LP Deluxe: My One-On-One With Co-Founder/Lead Singer Philip Frobos

Don’t Refer to Them as the “Come Back Kids!” Avant-Pop Trio OMNI Takes Lo-Fi to An Aesthetically Beautiful Place, With Debut LP Deluxe: My One-On-One With Co-Founder/Lead Singer Philip Frobos

[ 0 ] November 22, 2016 |

    Home to nearly 5.6 million residents, Atlanta is somewhat of a seething metropolis still searching for its’ unique identity, akin to an adolescent claiming that, “who they are today, is what they will be tomorrow.” With so many people relocating to Atlanta, the city has an unearthly way of feeling like this “adolescent metropolis” will one day soon spontaneously combust from within. From deep within this mantle lies a “cultural pressure cooker” that has often times produced rare gems. These rarities have been presented to me, in the form of great local musicians and the foreigners that have now claimed Atlanta as their musical hub. One such band, that I was graciously granted the opportunity to chat with is Atlanta’s own, Avant-Pop trio OMNI.  OMNI is the offspring of best buds Philip Frobos (lead singer/bass), Frankie Broyles (guitar) and […]

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TAUK’s Matt Jalbert Talks Sir Nebula and Current Tour with Atlanta Music Guide

TAUK’s Matt Jalbert Talks Sir Nebula and Current Tour with Atlanta Music Guide

[ 0 ] November 10, 2016 |

I had the pleasure of sitting down today (which in 2016 means a call while he was holed up in his bus bunk, heading East to the next spot on tour) with Matt Jalbert, lead guitarist for the band TAUK. The band is currently on the road promoting their newest album, Sir Nebula. JC: So, […]

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Q & A 10/21/16: Black Lips’ Co-founder and Bassist Jared Swilley One-On-One Interview with Atlanta Music Guide

Q & A 10/21/16: Black Lips’ Co-founder and Bassist Jared Swilley One-On-One Interview with Atlanta Music Guide

[ 0 ] November 3, 2016 |

  The Black Lips headlined the legendary Masquerade October 21st, playing not only to their diehard older fan base, but to a good mixture of young folk under 21! I’m confident in saying, that performance was unlike any show I’ve seen lately. Atlanta’s beloved sons Black Lips’ performance, transported us back to  a time when Atlanta’s […]

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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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Interview: Charlie Dolan & Matt Jalbert of TAUK, Playing @ Terminal West 7/31

Interview: Charlie Dolan & Matt Jalbert of TAUK, Playing @ Terminal West 7/31

[ 0 ] July 31, 2015 |

There are certain bands that come through the live music scene that you hear great things about, even if you didn’t ask. TAUK is one of those bands. Their unique, instrumental blend of melodic progressive rock and jazz-fusion is a sound that doesn’t go unnoticed, and with good reason. The New York City based dirty funk […]

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Interview: Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth, Playing @ Atlanta Botanical Garden 7/23!

Interview: Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth, Playing @ Atlanta Botanical Garden 7/23!

[ 0 ] July 15, 2015 |

Anyone who was alive during the 90s and owned a radio, TV, or just interacted with the general population should be familiar with the band that is Smash Mouth. With such hits as “All Star,” “Walking On The Sun,” and their infamous cover of the Monkees’ song “I’m a Believer,” they’re a band that we […]

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Interview: Mason Jennings, Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 5/14-5/15

Interview: Mason Jennings, Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 5/14-5/15

[ 0 ] April 22, 2015 |

Mason Jennings is one of the more talented and veteran musicians that has managed to (mostly) fly under the mainstream radar ever since he began putting out music. He is a truly gifted songwriter with a broad musical sensibility to match. He’ll be doing a two night run at Eddie’s Attic this coming May, which […]

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Throwback Thursday: Countdown to Five Eight

Throwback Thursday: Countdown to Five Eight

[ 0 ] February 26, 2015 |

Athens alternative rock foursome, Five Eight, has been rocking stages all across the country since signing with Sky Records in 1990. Now, more than 20 years and countless hit records later, the band is preparing for the re-release of its album Weirdo and an accompanying tour! Today we revisit a 2012 AMG interview with the band as […]

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Interview with Lloyd Cole; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 2/12 & 2/13

Interview with Lloyd Cole; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 2/12 & 2/13

[ 0 ] January 26, 2015 |

By Al Kaufman Back in 1985, you really couldn’t be much cooler than Lloyd Cole, his album with the Commotions, Rattlesnakes, spawned the alternative hits “Perfect Skin.” “Forest Fire,” and “Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?”. He was a mod Brit who possessed Elvis Costello’s wit and gift for wordplay without the bile, and Bryan […]

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Interview with Cherub, Playing @ The Buckhead Theatre 1/17

Interview with Cherub, Playing @ The Buckhead Theatre 1/17

[ 0 ] January 13, 2015 |

  Cherub has been heating up the live music scene for almost five years now, and have grown exponentially since their initial popularity of “Doses and Mimosas” to a bonafide force to be reckoned with. They just released a new EP Leftovers and are set to perform a sold out show at Buckhead Theatre this Saturday, […]

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Throwback Thursday: Exclusive Interview w/ Kris Allen

Throwback Thursday: Exclusive Interview w/ Kris Allen

[ 0 ] January 8, 2015 |

This interview was originally published on March 31, 2014. See Kris Allen live at Mill Town Music Hall in Bremen, GA on Friday, January 30, 2015. Most of the world recognizes the name Kris Allen from his rise to stardom on the 8th season of American Idol when he beat out Adam Lambert, and before […]

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Extended interview with Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde; Playing Eddie’s January 11th

Extended interview with Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde; Playing Eddie’s January 11th

[ 0 ] December 30, 2014 |

By Al Kaufman Concrete Blonde’s “Joey” is the type of song that, when it comes on the radio, people stop what they are doing and listen. If there is a group of people, and they happen to have a few beers in them, they try to hit all the high notes. Johnette Napolitano, lead singer […]

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Throwback Thursday: 5GB With Kelly McFarling

Throwback Thursday: 5GB With Kelly McFarling

[ 0 ] December 25, 2014 |

This interview was originally published on April 11, 2012. See Kelly McFarling at Eddie’s Attic on December 28, 2014.  Homegrown and haunting,Kelly McFarling‘s voice spirals powerfully, and progressively over a bed of oldtimey instrumentation. She is from Atlanta, GA, where she learned to sing in church choirs and baseball stadiums, and learned to write through the stories […]

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Interview w/ Davin McCoy, Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 12/27

Interview w/ Davin McCoy, Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 12/27

[ 1 ] December 17, 2014 |

Hailing from Marietta, GA, Davin McCoy has been heating up the Atlanta music scene for quite some time and recently released his sophomore album, Whiskey Sexy, which was recorded in just two weeks. Davin will be returning to Eddie’s Attic on Saturday, Dec. 27 for what is sure to be a very special, intimate performance. We […]

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