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5GB With The Sexual Side Effects; Playing The Drunken Unicorn, Jan. 25th

5GB With The Sexual Side Effects; Playing The Drunken Unicorn, Jan. 25th

[ 0 ] January 25, 2013 |

The Atlanta-based quartet The Sexual Side Effects defy easy categorization, seamlessly combining elements of ‘80s post-punk and New Wave with modern pop and indie, served with a healthy splash of space-rock psychedelia, but the band’s overriding focus is clear: bringing their haunting and majestic brand of music to the masses. They joined us for our […]

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5GB With The Interns; Playing The Earl, Jan. 25th

5GB With The Interns; Playing The Earl, Jan. 25th

[ 0 ] January 25, 2013 |

Athens indie rockers, The Interns, joined us for our 5GB series before their upcoming show at The Earl. What’s the first gig you ever attended? The first show I ever attended was Travis Tritt at the NFL Experience before the 1994 super bowl at the Georgia Dome. Really inspired my musical development. What is the […]

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5GB With David Wilcox; Playing Eddie’s Attic, Jan. 25th

5GB With David Wilcox; Playing Eddie’s Attic, Jan. 25th

[ 0 ] January 25, 2013 |

Cleveland-born DAVID WILCOX was inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. He released an independent album in 1987, was a winner […]

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5GB With Arc & Stones; Playing Vinyl, Jan. 25th

5GB With Arc & Stones; Playing Vinyl, Jan. 25th

[ 0 ] January 25, 2013 |

Arc & Stones is a rock band originating from Brooklyn, NY. The band, comprised of members Dan Pellarin, Ben Cramer, Eddy Bayes and Joe Doino, is set to release their debut five song EP, Arc & Stones EP, February 12, 2013. The EP was produced and mixed by established producer Jeremy Griffith. Each of the […]

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5GB With The Bottle Rockets; Playing w/ Marshall Crenshaw @ Loco’s Grill & Pub

5GB With The Bottle Rockets; Playing w/ Marshall Crenshaw @ Loco’s Grill & Pub

[ 0 ] January 25, 2013 |

In a country where interstates don’t take you to new places, but to the same places, where everywhere you go you’ve already been or you’ve just left, The Bottle Rockets’ new album absolutely nails a sound and a vibe with a palpable sense of place. Lean Forward is suffused with the determination and resilience of […]

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5GB With Zach Deputy; Playing Eddie’s Attic, Jan. 24th

5GB With Zach Deputy; Playing Eddie’s Attic, Jan. 24th

[ 0 ] January 25, 2013 |

On his new release Another Day (Eusonia Records, 2011), ZACH DEPUTY demonstrates his extraordinary ability to perform and record in multiple contexts and conveys the sensibilities of a mature singer/songwriter. Another Day offers another look at Zach Deputy and seeks to help him cross over into other audiences. Rich with ballads and mid-tempo songs, the […]

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5GB With Augustana; Playing Vinyl, Jan. 24th

5GB With Augustana; Playing Vinyl, Jan. 24th

[ 0 ] January 24, 2013 |

Augustana will be heading out on their first tour of 2013 in a rare, stripped down/acoustic format. Playing material from the band’s three LP’s as well as new songs…Daniel Layus will be joined by longtime touring band member David Lamoureaux. Acoustic act Lauren Shera will be opening the shows… What’s the first gig you ever […]

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5GB With Sex BBQ; Playing The Earl, Jan. 23

5GB With Sex BBQ; Playing The Earl, Jan. 23

[ 0 ] January 24, 2013 |

SEX BBQ have been wailing a unique brand of psych-pop/surf-rock throughout the Atlanta local small venue scene for just short of a year. In that time, they have emerged as a powerful force delivering a dynamic mix of fierce, sassy, and creepy tunes. Their vibrant performances reveal a collective of entertainers who embrace mischievous humor, […]

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3GB With Marshall Crenshaw; Playing Loco’s Grill & Pub, Buckhead, Thursday, Jan. 24

3GB With Marshall Crenshaw; Playing Loco’s Grill & Pub, Buckhead, Thursday, Jan. 24

[ 0 ] January 23, 2013 |

Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic “La Bamba.” While living in NYC, he recorded the single “Something’s Gonna Happen” for Alan Betrock’s Shake […]

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5GB Interview with Stroke 9; Playing at Peachtree Tavern, Saturday Jan. 19th

5GB Interview with Stroke 9; Playing at Peachtree Tavern, Saturday Jan. 19th

[ 1 ] January 17, 2013 |

Rocking ain’t easy. History has shown us countless examples of bands that couldn’t hold it together, ending in either a spectacular on-stage explosion, or by quietly fading into nothingness. And yet here we have San Francisco’s Stroke 9, happily celebrating over 20 years in the music business. In an industry notorious for churning and burning, […]

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5GB With Toubab Krewe; Playing Terminal West, Jan. 17th

5GB With Toubab Krewe; Playing Terminal West, Jan. 17th

[ 0 ] January 17, 2013 |

Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance – free, questing, overflowing with immediate, tangible life. This is the music […]

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5GB With Ava Luna; Playing 529, Jan. 17th

5GB With Ava Luna; Playing 529, Jan. 17th

[ 0 ] January 16, 2013 |

What’s the first gig you ever attended? Downpore, a local band from Queens, played in th basement of the Queens library What is the best gig that you ever played/performed? Trash Mountain in Murfreesboro, TN… Insane house party with amazing people What is the best gig you have ever seen? I was in a coffee […]

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5GB With Ernie Halter; Playing Eddie’s Attic, Jan. 16th

5GB With Ernie Halter; Playing Eddie’s Attic, Jan. 16th

[ 0 ] January 15, 2013 |

“Influenced by some of the legendary names of pop and soul, such as the Beatles, Elton John, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder, Californian ERNIE HALTER first began to make waves for himself with the release of his 2005 collection, Lo-Fidelity. The singer and songwriter got his start playing a small — mostly covers — coffeehouse […]

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5GB With The Soft Moon; Playing 529, Jan. 15th

5GB With The Soft Moon; Playing 529, Jan. 15th

[ 0 ] January 15, 2013 |

The Soft Moon was never intended for the public’s ears, but you found it, were drawn in by its danger, and insisted that others hear. Oakland’s Luis Vasquez began the project in order to better know his own self. He’d holed up in his apartment and let the tape roll, allowing gut and memory guide […]

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5GB With Cloudeater; Playing 529, Jan. 11th

5GB With Cloudeater; Playing 529, Jan. 11th

[ 0 ] January 11, 2013 |

Since emerging in 2009, CLOUDEATER has quickly established a strong presence in the Atlanta music scene, opening for acts such as Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, N.E.R.D., Metronomy, Girl Talk, Cody Chesnutt. Their forthcoming, Prefuse 73 mixed, follow up to Sun and Sidearm makes a quantum leap forward in the forging of the CLOUDEATER universe. What’s […]

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