Category: Features

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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New Music Tuesday 8/19

New Music Tuesday 8/19

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014 |

Here’s a round up of new and noteworthy music dropping today, Tuesday, August 19, 2014. _______________ Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood (Rostrum/Atlantic) Blacc Hollywood is the fifth studio album that’s been released by rapper Wiz Khalifa. This new 13 track album features a slew of star-studded appearances by Juicy J, Project Pat, Snoop Dogg, ScHoolboy Q, Nas, […]

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Interview with Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow, Playing PARKLIFE on 9/7

Interview with Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow, Playing PARKLIFE on 9/7

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014 |

All three members of The Lone Bellow have at least one thing in common and that’s their Southern roots. It’s not necessarily surprising that each member of this three-piece alt-country outfit was born and raised in the South. The surprising part is where they decided to unite their forces and make music– Brooklyn. Out of […]

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New Music Tuesday 8/12

New Music Tuesday 8/12

[ 0 ] August 12, 2014 |

Here’s a round up of new and noteworthy music dropping today, Tuesday, August 12, 2014. _________________ The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt (Island) American alternative rock band, The Gaslight Anthem, releases their fifth studio album, Get Hurt. Prior to release, the album earned some momentum on the alternative airwaves for their single “Rollin’ and Tumblin’”. Get […]

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7 Awesome Apps for Music Lovers

7 Awesome Apps for Music Lovers

[ 0 ] August 8, 2014 |

Photo by Yasunobu Ikeda These days, it’s safe to say we’re addicted to our cell phones. And why shouldn’t we be? They’re pretty much the greatest invention since the printing press. Google Play Music First thing’s first. You need your music library and there are a few different ways to do that. Spotify is certainly […]

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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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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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