Category: Features

Maisy Kay Receives 2015 ASCAP Foundation Desmond Child Anthem Award

Maisy Kay Receives 2015 ASCAP Foundation Desmond Child Anthem Award

[ 0 ] December 14, 2015 |

Maisy Kay is the 2015 recipient of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Desmond Child Anthem Award. Kay accepted the prestigious songwriting award during a ceremony last night at New York City’s Lincoln Center, where she also performed the new song “Don’t Ask Me to Love You.” Kay launched onto the music […]

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DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber imprint gears up for DJ Harrison cassette release

DJ Shadow’s Liquid Amber imprint gears up for DJ Harrison cassette release

[ 0 ] December 13, 2015 |

DJ Shadow has taken yet another young artist under his wing for a release with the burgeoning Liquid Amber imprint. The first taste of DJ Harrison’s Songs From The Black Water EP, out Friday Dec. 18 exclusively on a limited run of cassettes, is now available in the form of a Soundcloud sampler featuring several […]

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Owner of Ken Stanton Music picks best album of 2015

Owner of Ken Stanton Music picks best album of 2015

[ 0 ] December 6, 2015 |

Kenny Stanton has music in his blood. His father, Kenneth E. Stanton, founded Ken Stanton Music in 1949 to bring music to the six schools in Cobb County at the time, with a music program where Stanton would provide the instruction and the instruments at a cost of one dollar per student. The Cobb County […]

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The weight of Scott Weiland’s death

The weight of Scott Weiland’s death

[ 8 ] December 4, 2015 |

I fell in love with a boy for the first time while listening to Stone Temple Pilots’ Purple.   The album was released in June 1994, less than two months after Kurt Cobain’s tragic death. I was 15 years old.   Purple consoled my high school sweetheart and me from the immense loss; the album […]

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Griffin House releases ‘Paris Calling’ ahead of album, donates profits

Griffin House releases ‘Paris Calling’ ahead of album, donates profits

[ 0 ] December 2, 2015 |

  Griffin House’s album So On and So Forth is scheduled to be released on March 4, however, in light of the recent events in Paris, House decided to release his song “Paris Calling” early to show his love and support for the city and its people. House fell in love with Paris during a […]

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Lil Scrappy reflects marijuana rehab, quitting ‘cold turkey’

Lil Scrappy reflects marijuana rehab, quitting ‘cold turkey’

[ 0 ] November 19, 2015 |

Atlanta rapper and VH1 “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” cast member Lil Scrappy, sits down with DJ Smallz and discusses the possibility of the legalization of medical marijuana in Georgia, what marijuana does for him, reflects back on his rehab for it and stopping cold turkey. He reveals the dumbest thing he has done under […]

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Pussy Riot releases ‘disturbing’ video in support of refugees

Pussy Riot releases ‘disturbing’ video in support of refugees

[ 0 ] November 19, 2015 |

Pussy Riot takes to heart the challenges facing Europe and has released a video statement about the current refugee crisis. The music video for “Refugees In” (watch below, lyrics at end of band’s press statement) is dedicated to the refugees and was filmed on Sept. 25, during the Pussy Riot performance at Banksy’s Dismaland with […]

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Panic! At the Disco shares “Victorious” ahead of fifth album, out in January

Panic! At the Disco shares “Victorious” ahead of fifth album, out in January

[ 0 ] November 16, 2015 |

Panic! At The Disco has shared a music video for new single “Victorious.” The video was directed by Brandon Dermer and features a cameo from MMA Kickboxing champion Joe Schilling. “Victorious” is the second song the band has shared from the forthcoming fifth album, Death of a Bachelor, out Jan. 15 via DCD2/Fueled By Ramen. […]

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The Head releases Millipedes today, plays Atlanta Nov. 28

The Head releases Millipedes today, plays Atlanta Nov. 28

[ 0 ] November 13, 2015 |

The Head’s new EP Millipedes comes out today, bringing fans a rollicking, five-song crash course in fusing pop with gritty, fuzzed-out rock ‘n’ roll. The Head plays in Atlanta at The Drunken Unicorn Nov. 28. The three-chord Troggs-style simplicity of opener “Jesus,” the Midwestern indie-rock of “Raincoats,” the phased-out New Wave daydreamer ”Pebbles on the Ground” […]

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Art and music worlds collide when fan makes mic stands for bands

Art and music worlds collide when fan makes mic stands for bands

[ 0 ] November 7, 2015 |

Jason Dozer has been creating metal microphone stands for some of his idols, such as James LaBrie of Dream Theater and Marilyn Manson. Dozer tells his inspiring story below, where he started out as a metal shop owner with the freedom to pursue projects he wanted. The fan and artist soon became a sought-after craftsman. […]

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ATL Insider: Plan A Night At The Fox Theatre

ATL Insider: Plan A Night At The Fox Theatre

[ 0 ] August 27, 2015 |

One of the oldest and most beautiful venues in Atlanta, The Fox Theatre is one of our favorite places to see a show (or a movie, or play, or anything really). With its starry sky ceiling and beautifully ornamented walls, it’s a magical place that also happens to have fantastic acoustics. Whether you’re getting ready […]

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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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10 Must See Shows in ATL This Summer

10 Must See Shows in ATL This Summer

[ 1 ] June 16, 2015 |

Summer is upon us and with it comes all of the great live Atlanta music we know you’ve been waiting to see! With so much going on in the A this season, we’ve rounded up 10 of the many shows you definitely will not want to miss. Read on below, snag some tickets, and let […]

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Throwback Thursday: Back to Black with The Black Lillies

Throwback Thursday: Back to Black with The Black Lillies

[ 0 ] May 21, 2015 |

A band on the precipice of greatness, The Black Lillies know what it takes to survive the turbulent waters of the music industry. It’s only through trust and a sense of familial camaraderie that the band is able to bid adieu to long time members Tom Pryor and Robert “Bobby Dix” Richards. After playing nearly […]

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