Category: Local Spotlight

Local Spotlight: Eddie’s Attic

Local Spotlight: Eddie’s Attic

[ 0 ] October 1, 2014 |

In 1992, Eddie Owen opened the doors to Eddie’s Attic with the goal of creating a space to showcase the talents of emerging singers and songwriters. Over the past twenty-two years Eddie’s Attic has changed ownership only a few times, and has been owned and managed by Dave Mattingly & Georgia Music Hall of Famer […]

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Local Spotlight: The EARL

Local Spotlight: The EARL

[ 0 ] September 17, 2014 |

Source: The Reigning Sound’s Greg Cartwright at The EARL, photo by Tim Song  At just fifteen years old The EARL has already had a colorful history. In 1999, long-time Atlanta resident John Searson decided to turn a building used to store mattresses into the newest bar and lounge in East Atlanta. Since its inception, The […]

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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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Local Spotlight: The Shadowboxers

Local Spotlight: The Shadowboxers

[ 0 ] August 20, 2014 |

The Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals. Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started writing together in 2008. Since then, they’ve shaped a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, […]

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Local Spotlight: Hello Ocho @ the EARL on 8/9

Local Spotlight: Hello Ocho @ the EARL on 8/9

[ 0 ] August 7, 2014 |

Atlanta band Hello Ocho released their self-titled record last year and left stars in our eyes. The band, made up of John Gregg, Chris Yonker, Clinton Callahan, Tumby Kohler, and Crick Childs – ran a Kickstarter campaign looking to find $999 to fund the album (they ended up earning all they needed and then some). From there, […]

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Local Spotlight: O’Brother

Local Spotlight: O’Brother

[ 0 ] July 30, 2014 |

Comfort zones are overrated—just ask the five members of the Atlanta-based post-rock outfit O’Brother. In 2013, the band decided to leave their hometown to rent a house on Long Island where they would reconvene with producer Mike Sapone (known for his work with Brand New, Crime in Stereo, Public Enemy and more) to embark on […]

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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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Local Spotlight: Mood Rings @ The EARL 7/23

Local Spotlight: Mood Rings @ The EARL 7/23

[ 0 ] July 21, 2014 |

It’s been just over a year since Mood Rings released their debut album, VPI Harmony, and honestly, we’re still tappin’ our toes to sounds of lush post-punk balladry and moody guitar. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed this album after a long week, after a short week, while driving around town with the windows down, and all sorts […]

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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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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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Mastodon to Host Listening Party at Planetarium on 6/23

Mastodon to Host Listening Party at Planetarium on 6/23

[ 0 ] June 20, 2014 |

In celebration of their brand new studio album, Once More ‘Round The Sun, metal band Mastodon will host a listening party on June 23rd at the Fernbank Science Center. The album is set to be released the following day, June 24th, by Reprise Records. This super special listening party will take place at the Jim Cherry Memorial […]

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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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Thursday Concerts 6/19

Thursday Concerts 6/19

[ 0 ] June 19, 2014 |

ATL Collective Presents: Crosby Stills & Nash Album with The Shadowboxers @ Eddie’s Attic  On Thursday June 19th, ATL Collective is presenting their most harmonious album to date. Yes, Crosby Stills and Nash. Already singing along i.e their 1969 debut album? Yeah, us too. They’ll be back at their old home of Eddie’s Attic for […]

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Photobook: Tunes from the Tombs

Photobook: Tunes from the Tombs

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014 |

Photos by Adam Davila (davilaphotography.com)  

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Georgia Theatre Announces Fall 2014 Lineup

Georgia Theatre Announces Fall 2014 Lineup

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014 |

THIS JUST IN. The Georgia Theatre in Athens has just revealed a killer line up of artists set to grace their stage through the fall 2014 season. According to the Georgia Theatre, this is only the first installment of several announcements to come regarding the fall lineup. Check back for more information, Atlanta Music Guide is […]

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