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Q&A With Elbow; Playing Center Stage Tonight, September 20

Q&A With Elbow; Playing Center Stage Tonight, September 20

[ 1 ] September 20, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson and Leila Regan-Porter Meeting one of your favorite bands on the planet can be a bit intimidating. They could be shy, irritable, or just plain assholes, but not Elbow. Before another epic show at Center Stage tonight, Elbow sat down and chatted with Atlanta Music Guide, and the conversation was literally sitting […]

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What’s Up Thursday?

What’s Up Thursday?

[ 0 ] September 15, 2011 |

As many children who grow up to be music-heads, there was some concert or event, that totally made you who you are. For me, that was The Who. My dad worshiped that band, and thus The Who was my first concert. I was blown away. Fortunately, we live in a city where all of these […]

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5GB With Jay Clifford (Jump Little Children); Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, Sept. 17

5GB With Jay Clifford (Jump Little Children); Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, Sept. 17

[ 2 ] September 12, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson Growing up in the height of 99X, pretty much everyone I knew was a fan of Jump Little Children. Some of my fondest memories involve being at Big Day Out, watching JLC jam out with Ben Folds Five. Jay Clifford, the man with the golden voice, is back from his hiatus, with […]

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5 GB With Sleeper Agent

5 GB With Sleeper Agent

[ 0 ] September 6, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson Rolling Stone calls them the next “Band to Watch,” a bit of a surprise for a band that is barely legal to drink. Kentucky rockers, Sleeper Agent, are used to hanging with the big kids, though. After being referred to Mom & Pop Records, via their pals Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent […]

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5 GB With Reluctant Saints; Playing AdvoCare 500, September 4

5 GB With Reluctant Saints; Playing AdvoCare 500, September 4

[ 0 ] September 2, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson If you’re a country fan in Atlanta, then you might have heard that latest little twangness from Atlanta band Reluctant Saints‘ latest album Long Drive, on The Bull. Produced by Jonathan Beckner, the album features guest performances by Hammond B-3 legends Ike Stubblefield (Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder) and Rev. Oliver Wells (Earth, Wind […]

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What’s Up Thursday?

What’s Up Thursday?

[ 0 ] September 1, 2011 |

In honor of the Dragon-conners taking over our precious city this weekend, here are a couple of other fun events that don’t require dressing up as a half-eaten alien. -The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre will be filled with soccer moms in low cut tops tonight, doing their best shimmy while staring googly-eyed at Train, Maroon 5 […]

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5 GB With Guster & Jack’s Mannequin; Playing Chastain Amphitheater TONIGHT

5 GB With Guster & Jack’s Mannequin; Playing Chastain Amphitheater TONIGHT

[ 0 ] August 24, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson Boston alternative band, Guster, has maintained their staying power since their 1995 release of Parachute, due to their relentless loyalty to their fans. More than a decade late, the band is continuing to entertain their fans by doing things like sneak previewing songs from their On the Ocean EP on turntable.fm. Following their […]

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What’s Up Tuesday?

What’s Up Tuesday?

[ 0 ] August 23, 2011 |

-Get out  your glow sticks and cargo pants! IDentity Fest is taking over Aaron’s Amphiteater with acts like DJ Shadow, Kaskade, Rusko, The Disco Biscuits, Booka Shade, Hercules and Love Affair, Le Castle Vania, Afrobeta, and Steve Aoki. -Alt-country singer-songwriter, Richard Buckner and former founder of The Clean, David Kilgour will be holding court at […]

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School Starts Back For The New Music Industry Generation In Georgia

School Starts Back For The New Music Industry Generation In Georgia

[ 0 ] August 22, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson For years some of Atlanta’s finest young future music exec’s have been lost to schools like Belmont in Nashville, simply because these Georgian audiophiles had no place to grow; that time has come to an end. Kennesaw State University is ready to start the year off right with their Joel E. Katz […]

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Interview With Matisyahu; Playing Center Stage, August 22

Interview With Matisyahu; Playing Center Stage, August 22

[ 0 ] August 19, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson When Matisyahu entered the scene back in 2005 with single “King Without a Crown,” the idea of a Hasidic reggae beat-boxer seemed liked the opening line of a joke. However, the  New York native quickly made a reputation for himself, taking on titles such as Esquire Magazine‘s “most intriguing reggae artist in […]

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5GB With Wynter Gordon; Playing Vinyl, August 22

5GB With Wynter Gordon; Playing Vinyl, August 22

[ 0 ] August 19, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson You might not be familiar with Wynter Gordon, but she has surely made herself a household name. With songwriting credit for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, and Danity Kane, Wynter is no stranger to success.  She released her debut album, With the Music I Die, in June 2011 in […]

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15 Questions With The Black Dahlia Murder; Playing Masquerade Tonight

15 Questions With The Black Dahlia Murder; Playing Masquerade Tonight

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

By Eileen Tilson According to Wikipedia, “The Black Dahlia” was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short  (July 29, 1924 – ca. January 15, 1947), an American woman and the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder.  Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Los Angeles… so obviously the […]

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What’s Up Tuesday?

What’s Up Tuesday?

[ 0 ] August 16, 2011 |

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen! Happy Tuesday! Here are some cool things to do tonight if you feel like getting out on the town: -Get your best Americana shirt out, because tonight at Eddie’s Attic Jim Lauderdale will be entertaining the crowd. For those of you who might not know, Lauredale sang back up vocals for […]

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What’s Up Monday?

What’s Up Monday?

[ 0 ] August 15, 2011 |

Well, I know it’s Monday and everyone is a bit fuzzy-headed from the weekend, but if you’re up for more fun, here’s a couple of cool things happening in the city today: -The Stevie Nicks concert at Chastain Amphitheater has been postponed until Wednesday; so for those of you getting your picnics ready better get the […]

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What’s Up Thursday?

What’s Up Thursday?

[ 0 ] August 11, 2011 |

Oh thank the Heavens, it’s Thursday! Thursday is definitely the new black. Here are a couple of cool events to get your weekend started right! -Death Cab for Cutie will be taking their coolness out to Alpharetta at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, playing with Frightened Rabbit. -Have you had a chance to check out The […]

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