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5GB Interview: Shockwave Riderz; Playing with !!! @ The EARL 5/22

5GB Interview: Shockwave Riderz; Playing with !!! @ The EARL 5/22

[ 0 ] May 21, 2013 |

Shockwave Riderz are a three piece from Pittsburgh consisting of Phil Boyd, Sara Mac and !!! drummer Paul Quattrone who make fuzzy garage rock. The band started making music roughly a year ago, but they are already on a roll. They guys are starting a tour with !!! this week and were super stoked to […]

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5GB Interview: Cosmonauts; Playing 529 Thursday, May 16

5GB Interview: Cosmonauts; Playing 529 Thursday, May 16

[ 0 ] May 16, 2013 |

By Jhoni Jackson Orange County outfit Cosmonauts boasts a blend of chaos and comedowns in their forever-fuzzy rock ‘n’ roll repertoire. Last year’s If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die (Burger Records) hits both amped-up, anxious highs and droning, lost-in-lament lows with equal intensity. Nailing an energetic, raucous jam like “Motorcycle #1” is a feat in […]

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5GB Interview w/ Twin Sister; Playing TONIGHT (5/15) @ 529

5GB Interview w/ Twin Sister; Playing TONIGHT (5/15) @ 529

[ 0 ] May 15, 2013 |

Twin Sister trade in a brand of dreamy pop that’s equal parts Galaxie 500, Tusk-era Fleetwood Mac, and Lynchian weirdness. They claim it will make you feel good enough to hook up with that one person you’re not supposed to hook up with. UH-OH! We caught up with the band before they hit the road […]

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5GB with Beth Hart – playing Smith’s Olde Bar Tuesday May 7

5GB with Beth Hart – playing Smith’s Olde Bar Tuesday May 7

[ 0 ] May 6, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Beth Hart brought her life experiences, both positive and negative, together for her April 2 release, Bang Bang Boom Boom, which was produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Page/The Black Crowes, Dream Theater). The Kennedy Center Honors show-stopping performance of Jeff Beck and Beth Hart’s “I’d Rather Go Blind” […]

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5GB Interview: Telekinesis; Playing @ The Drunken Unicorn 5/4!

5GB Interview: Telekinesis; Playing @ The Drunken Unicorn 5/4!

[ 0 ] May 2, 2013 |

Telekinesis is Michael Benjamin Lerner, an indie rocker based out of Seattle who is currently signed to Merge Records. The band was signed to Merge Records in early 2009, and shortly afterward released the eponymously named debut album Telekinesis! on April 7, 2009. With the recent release of their third album, Dormarion, Telekinesis was ready […]

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5GB Interview w/ Device – Playing @ Center Stage 5/3!

5GB Interview w/ Device – Playing @ Center Stage 5/3!

[ 0 ] April 30, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge David Draiman of Disturbed, and ex-Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo recently collaborated together to construct Device. The self-titled debut released April 9, taking strands from hard rock, industrial and electronica to form a focused, fierce and fiery new machine. It all started while the Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum powerhouse Disturbed was on hiatus. Lenardo […]

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5GB Interview: Kelly McFarling Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 4/27!

5GB Interview: Kelly McFarling Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 4/27!

[ 0 ] April 24, 2013 |

Atlanta, GA raised Kelly McFarling and gave her space to find her powerful voice in its church choirs and baseball stadiums, but it was San Francisco that gave her the encouragement and community to solidify her original sound. She has spent the past three years selling out shows in both her hometown and her adopted […]

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5GB Interview: Gretchen Peters Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 4/25!

5GB Interview: Gretchen Peters Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 4/25!

[ 0 ] April 22, 2013 |

The title of Gretchen Peters’ new Hello Cruel World is a pun on the famed exit line – a joke that, like the lovely melodies and deliciously textured arrangements framing these 11 songs – sweetens this captivating music spun from a year of turmoil. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter from Nashville calls Hello Cruel World her […]

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5GB Interview: Stolen Babies, Playing @ The Tabernacle 4/24!

5GB Interview: Stolen Babies, Playing @ The Tabernacle 4/24!

[ 0 ] April 22, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Although they might be a square peg in a round hole, Stolen Babies may just fit somewhere within this heavily hyphenated description: Quirky-Prog Pop-Art Rock-Avant Garde-Cabaret Metal-Horror Punk-tinged with Industrial, Goth and Dark Wave. The band’s mythology began back in 1997 when Dominique Lenore Persi, the Sharones and keyboardist Ben Rico were […]

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5GB Interview w/ Ben Rector-Plus Your Chance to WIN Tickets to the Show TONIGHT!

5GB Interview w/ Ben Rector-Plus Your Chance to WIN Tickets to the Show TONIGHT!

[ 0 ] April 18, 2013 |

Ben Rector is an American musician based in Nashville, Tennessee. His most recent record, Something Like This was released in September 2011. Through word of mouth the record charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart, and climbed above Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV to the #4 spot on iTunes,albums overall, bested only by Lady […]

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5GB Interview: The Milk Carton Kids; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 4/18!

5GB Interview: The Milk Carton Kids; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 4/18!

[ 0 ] April 17, 2013 |

“A sweetly dazzling variation on close-harmony vocals, part Simon and Garfunkel and part Everly Brothers, with occasional acoustic prestidigitation,” raves The New York Times. With their new album, The Ash & Clay out and a 27-date tour, the Milk Carton Kids are on top of their game. Starting the tour today in Nashville, the duo […]

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5GB Interview: Jennifer Clavin of Bleached; Playing the EARL tonight, April 16!

5GB Interview: Jennifer Clavin of Bleached; Playing the EARL tonight, April 16!

[ 0 ] April 16, 2013 |

By Jhoni Jackson Jennifer and Jessica Clavin, sisters and former members of all-girl post-punk outfit Mika Miko, are poised to garner even greater success than the much-beloved (but now defunct) band achieved. The Clavin’s debut LP as Bleached—which was several years in the making—is finally out, and the reception’s been more than ideal. This time, […]

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Colleen Green 5GB Interview – Playing 529 TONIGHT!

Colleen Green 5GB Interview – Playing 529 TONIGHT!

[ 0 ] April 15, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Joe Bernardi wraps up his thoughts on Colleen Green by saying she “has been known to perform a cover of The Descendents’ ‘Good Good Things’ so slow and intense that it’s almost uncomfortable. Being so aloof and laid-back that it exposes the personal, honest sweetness in a song like that is Colleen’s […]

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Mish Way of White Lung 5GB Interview – Playing 529 on April 10

Mish Way of White Lung 5GB Interview – Playing 529 on April 10

[ 0 ] April 8, 2013 |

By Ellen Eldridge Vancouver’s furiously melodic punk band White Lung plays Atlanta’s 529 bar on Wednesday April 10. This was one of the most talked about bands at SXSW this year, and last year White Lung released its album Sorry, which received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Spin, Bitch and Rolling Stone, who placed them on […]

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Interview & 5GB with Kevn Kinney and Sadler Vaden of Drivin N Cryin

Interview & 5GB with Kevn Kinney and Sadler Vaden of Drivin N Cryin

[ 0 ] March 20, 2013 |

Scarred But Smarter; life n times of drivin n cryin is a new documentary film that takes its name from the 1986 debut released by 688 Records. The documentary is about the veteran Southern alternative rockers Drivin N Cryin, and is directed by Eric Von Haessler. You can view trailers and teasers here:  http://scarredbutsmarterdoc.com/test/ Von […]

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