Category: Features

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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New Music Tuesday 8/5

New Music Tuesday 8/5

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014 |

Here’s a round up of new and noteworthy music dropping today, Tuesday, August 5, 2014. _______________________________ The Rosebuds – Sand + Silence (Western Vinyl) Sand + Silence is the sixth full-length album from The Rosebuds. The North Carolina-native duo, Ivan Howard and Kelly Crisp, formed the outfit back in 2001. The indie-rock album features 11 new songs. This is […]

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Q&A with Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso; Playing The Earl 8/15

Q&A with Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso; Playing The Earl 8/15

[ 0 ] August 5, 2014 |

By Al Kaufman Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn are like oil and water. They do not mix, but when they try lots of pretty swirling colors are the result.  The duo that comprises Sylvan Esso came to be when Meath, who was singing in the Appalachian band Mountain Man, asked Sanborn, who was playing bass […]

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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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New Music Tuesday 7/29

New Music Tuesday 7/29

[ 0 ] July 29, 2014 |

Here’s a round up of new and noteworthy music dropping today, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. ______________________ Jenny Lewis – The Voyager (Warner Bros.)                     Indie rock/folk artist, Jenny Lewis, is a musical jack of all trades. She plays a variety of instruments, including: bass, guitar, harmonica […]

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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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AMG Discovers – Derran Day

AMG Discovers – Derran Day

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

Drum roll please…we have another new series! Every other Monday, AMG Discovers finds the greatest up-and-coming artists from the Internet and brings them to your attention. Keep checking up with the series to know who you need to be raging about. Today, we’ll be discussing Derran Day.   With over 80,000 followers subscribed to his YouTube channel and millions […]

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Quiz: Which Famous Music Alter Ego Are You?

Quiz: Which Famous Music Alter Ego Are You?

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014 |

Some call it creative expression, others call  it down-right crazy. Artists are known for taking creative liberties – and alter egos can be the finest (and sometimes most ridiculous) form of creativity for a musician. Want to know which musical artist’s alter ego best fits your personality? Take this quiz to find out!

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Beyond Boundaries: Atlanta’s Vibrant Vinyl Scene Goes OTP

Beyond Boundaries: Atlanta’s Vibrant Vinyl Scene Goes OTP

[ 0 ] July 23, 2014 |

A couple of weeks ago, we told you about some of the best places to buy vinyl in the city. “But what about outside the perimeter?” you asked. “What about the great little suburban nooks and crannies where records hide just waiting to be discovered?” you inquired. Well, we thought we’d shed a little light on […]

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New Music Tuesday 7/22

New Music Tuesday 7/22

[ 0 ] July 22, 2014 |

RX Bandits – Gemini, Her Majesty (Mashdown Babylon) RX Bandits, originally known as the Pharmaceutical Bandits, is a four-piece band out of Orange County, California. Gemini, Her Majesty is the seventh studio album of the Groove Tech foursome. Did you miss the RX Bandits when they were in town at The Loft at Center Stage […]

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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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Q & A: Puddles Pity Party Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on 7/16

Q & A: Puddles Pity Party Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on 7/16

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

A Puddles Pity Party show is more than a live concert – it’s a musical spectacle. Puddles The Clown, who some know as Michael Geier, is the creative genius behind Puddles Pity Party. Don’t be fooled by Geier’s theatrical makeup and colorful wardrobe, he’s got a set of pipes that are truly impressive. Last year, […]

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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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Throw Back Thursday: Interview with Flogging Molly- February 2013

Throw Back Thursday: Interview with Flogging Molly- February 2013

[ 0 ] July 10, 2014 |

This interview was originally published in February 2013. Founded in Los Angeles in 1997, Flogging Molly has always defied categorization. The infectious originality of their songs is a badge of honor and key to the band’s creativity, their urgency. They infuse punk rock with Celtic instruments—violin, mandolin and the accordion—and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars […]

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Festival Season Hangover? We’ve Got Your Cure

Festival Season Hangover? We’ve Got Your Cure

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014 |

image source: thetravelramble.co.uk ————————— Are you rockin’ body paint to work under your corporate clothes? Does your arm reek of the odors of tattered, months-old festival wristbands? Do you find yourself sporting an authentic Native American headdress to the grocery store? Have you been hippie dancing & hooping in your backyard while your speakers blare your favorite concerts? ————————— If […]

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