Category: Local Spotlight

Celebrating Hampton 70 at the Fox Theatre: A Birthday Tribute to The Colonel

Celebrating Hampton 70 at the Fox Theatre: A Birthday Tribute to The Colonel

[ 0 ] April 17, 2017 |

Bruce Hampton, known widely as Col. Bruce, or Bruce to everyone he knows, who it seems is actually everyone, showed up to our interview wearing a “Pluto is a planet” shirt, signaling instantly that he was the kind of guy I wanted to talk to. We met to discuss the upcoming Hampton 70 show at […]

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Enter to Win An Awesome Record Store Day Prize Pack!

Enter to Win An Awesome Record Store Day Prize Pack!

[ 0 ] April 13, 2017 |

The 10th Anniversary of Record Store Day is April 22, 2017! To celebrate, Atlanta Music Guide is giving away 3 awesome prize packs containing test pressings for everyone from Mastodon to John Coltrane plus some fun schwag! from our friends at Record Store Day: Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent […]

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Save the Date: Atlanta Botanical Garden ‘Concerts in the Garden’ On Sale April 21

Save the Date: Atlanta Botanical Garden ‘Concerts in the Garden’ On Sale April 21

[ 0 ] April 10, 2017 |

Tickets for the 15th annual Concerts in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden go on sale Friday, April 21. Become a Garden member and get discount tickets one week earlier! For this season’s exciting lineup of 11 great shows — including eight in Midtown and three at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville — visit www.concertsinthegarden.org. Tickets will be available at www.atlantabg.org […]

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Glass Animals with Jagwar Ma at The New Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre 04/08/17

Glass Animals with Jagwar Ma at The New Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre 04/08/17

[ 0 ] April 9, 2017 |

Photos by John McNicholas – www.johnmcnicholasphotography.com  

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The Sunset District at Smith’s Olde Bar 04/07/17

The Sunset District at Smith’s Olde Bar 04/07/17

[ 0 ] April 9, 2017 |

Photos by Ryan Fleisher – www.ryanfleisher.com

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Georgia Music Investment Act – HB-155 – Passes Final Vote

Georgia Music Investment Act – HB-155 – Passes Final Vote

[ 0 ] March 31, 2017 |

From our friends at Georgia Music Partners: V-I-C-T-O-R-Y! Georgia Music Partners (GMP) is very pleased to announce that the Georgia Music Investment Act – HB-155 – passed the Georgia General Assembly today. This is a significant milestone: the first-ever targeted incentive specifically for music in Georgia. GMP and the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter have been advocating on […]

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Mastodon at Criminal Records This Friday!

Mastodon at Criminal Records This Friday!

[ 0 ] March 29, 2017 |

MEMBERS OF MASTODON (@MastodonRocks) will be at Criminal Records slinging records in celebration of their new album – Emperor Of Sand (CD/LP) – from 11am-Noon on Friday 03/31/17. Complimentary poster with purchase while supplies last! #mastodon

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Von Grey at Terminal West 03/25/17

Von Grey at Terminal West 03/25/17

[ 1 ] March 27, 2017 |

Photos by Emily Butler – www.emilybutlerphotography.com

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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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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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Black Lips to Play Hometown Show at The Masquerade

Black Lips to Play Hometown Show at The Masquerade

[ 0 ] October 12, 2016 |

We are pleased to announce that on Friday, October 21st, Atlanta’s own The Black Lips will be helping The Masquerade celebrate their final month on North Avenue with a special fan appreciation concert. Tickets will go on sale this Friday morning (9/14) with the 1st 200 tickets being only $10.00. Get yours while you can and […]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist, Johnny Colt, Releases Halloween Cover Single

Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist, Johnny Colt, Releases Halloween Cover Single

[ 0 ] October 12, 2016 |

Just in time for Halloween 2016, current Lynyrd Skynyrd and former Black Crowes bassist, Johnny Colt, has assembled local musicians to cover the Sonics’ classic song “Strychnine.” The Sonics were a Seattle-based seminal garage band in the 60s that inspired acts from Nirvana to The Cramps to Bruce Springsteen. This special release was produced by Colt […]

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Atlanta’s Own, Big Jesus, Debuts Album “Oneiric” At Criminal Records on 9/30

Atlanta’s Own, Big Jesus, Debuts Album “Oneiric” At Criminal Records on 9/30

[ 0 ] September 27, 2016 |

Atlanta’s own, Big Jesus, is releasing their debut album with an in-store performance at Criminal Records this Friday, September 30 at 7PM. BIG JESUS contrasts loud and heavy fuzz-laden tones with soft, pop-melodic vocals to create their own unique brand of music. The result is dreamy, ethereal rock n’ roll that’s multi-faceted and powerful: Loud and soft; […]

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Rival Entertainment is Seeking A New Marketing Manager

Rival Entertainment is Seeking A New Marketing Manager

[ 0 ] August 10, 2016 |

Rival Entertainment is Seeking A New Marketing Manager! Rival operates from Center Stage Atlanta – home to Center Stage Theater, The Loft and Vinyl—where the Rival crew produces 350+ shows annually. Beyond Center Stage’s doors, we also create live music events and work on behalf of clients to execute their event vision, whether on a […]

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