Category: Live Reviews

Atlanta Welcomes Butch Walker Home for Surprise Show

Atlanta Welcomes Butch Walker Home for Surprise Show

[ 0 ] April 7, 2016 |

Last Tuesday a certain someone announced a surprise show just a week away. No, not Prince. Butch Walker took the stage at Smith’s Olde Bar on Tuesday for a surprise sold out show to 300 lucky fans. Walker was joined by local Sara Rachele, and had a visit from Josh Rifkind of 500 Songs for […]

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Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios: “Cabinet of Curiosities” Doest Not Disappoint!

Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios: “Cabinet of Curiosities” Doest Not Disappoint!

[ 0 ] March 8, 2016 |

Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios: “Cabinet of Curiosities” opened last Thursday, March 3 at Atlantic Station. Ticket Alternative’s own, Amber Lawson, attended the “curious” event and has the following to say about it. This year’s show is laced with a steampunk-19th century-mad scientist theme that visually creates a world of wonder and fun. From beginning to end I […]

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Live Review: Puscifer at Cobb Energy Centre

Live Review: Puscifer at Cobb Energy Centre

[ 11 ] November 9, 2015 |

Not being much of a wrestling fan, I would never have expected to stand ringside during a luchador match. But Puscifer brought Luchafer, a group of luchador wannabes, to the show at Cobb Energy Centre Nov. 8 Puscifer returned almost exactly three years later to the same venue in support of its recent release, Money […]

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Live Review: The Struts w/ The Karma Killers @ The Earl 10/19/15

Live Review: The Struts w/ The Karma Killers @ The Earl 10/19/15

[ 0 ] October 21, 2015 |

In this day and age, it is rare to find a band that can be compared to classic acts like Queen, David Bowie, and the Rolling Stones, and successfully measure up to the unique, larger than life personas each of these artists created for their audiences. British indie-rock group, The Struts, effortlessly make the cut, […]

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Live Review: Twenty One Pilots @ The Tabernacle 10/6/15

Live Review: Twenty One Pilots @ The Tabernacle 10/6/15

[ 0 ] October 8, 2015 |

In support of their latest album, Blurryface, alternative indie rock/rap group, Twenty One Pilots, rocked the walls of the Tabernacle Tuesday night to a sold out crowd of over 2,500+ fans. Epic, captivating, and energetic only begin to personify the atmosphere inside the Tabernacle, as the two Midwest boys took over the venue with their […]

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Live Review: Cayucas @ The EARL 8/5

Live Review: Cayucas @ The EARL 8/5

[ 0 ] August 7, 2015 |

On Wednesday night, the backroom of The EARL was taken over by the nostalgia of long drives, sunny days, and the feeling of warm sand melting between your toes. From the moment West Coast natives, Cayucas, stepped onto the stage, they held their audience in a trance. The entire night, everyone swayed and danced to […]

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Live Review: Shaky Knees Festival 2015

Live Review: Shaky Knees Festival 2015

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

Ah, Shaky Knees. The third annual Shaky Knees Festival was this past weekend at Central Park, which was once the site of Music Midtown back in its original era. This weekend was one of those rare Atlanta festival weekends in which no rain was had and the sun was shining the whole time. So even […]

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Show Review: Sleater-Kinney @ The Tabernacle 4/21/15

Show Review: Sleater-Kinney @ The Tabernacle 4/21/15

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

I’m no theological scholar but I don’t recall anything from my days growing up in Sunday School about whether or not God likes rock and roll. I am pretty sure, however, that persons of virtually every form of organized religion would tell you that God loves His people. This optimistic belief seemed evident on Tuesday, […]

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Show Review: Seven Lions @ Opera Nightclub 3/6

Show Review: Seven Lions @ Opera Nightclub 3/6

[ 0 ] March 8, 2015 |

DJ and producer Seven Lions blew the crowd away at Opera Nightclub in Atlanta this past Friday 3/6. As always, Seven Lions proved himself to be the diverse and brilliant producer everyone knows and loves. At the start of the show, he played a few harder tracks to get the crowd going, like 3Lau and […]

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Show Review: Alec Ounsworth of CYHSY @ The Cottonmill Lofts 2/24

Show Review: Alec Ounsworth of CYHSY @ The Cottonmill Lofts 2/24

[ 0 ] February 27, 2015 |

2005: I remember driving around my small college town with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah pouring out of the speakers back when I was barely old enough to vote. Their self-titled debut was still new in the world and it had the unique distinction of having gained notoriety not only based on the strength of […]

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Show Review: Datsik 2/13

Show Review: Datsik 2/13

[ 0 ] February 15, 2015 |

We’ve heard buzz about Datsik blowing his NINJA NATION tour out of the water…and we heard right. Joined by Barely Alive, Trolley Snatcha and Kennedy Jones, Datsik tore up the stage at Opera Nightclub on Friday. Known for his layered bass, hard drops and hip/hop influence, Datsik delivered exactly what his fans wanted. While throwing […]

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Show Review: Parquet Courts @ The EARL 1/29

Show Review: Parquet Courts @ The EARL 1/29

[ 0 ] February 3, 2015 |

It’s one of the first temperate evenings to settle into Atlanta since winter came along and forced us out of our tank tops and into our coats and hats. There were probably several parks where new couples strolled together, still able to genuinely relish holding hands. Restaurant patios were probably less barren and lonesome looking […]

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Show Review: Adventure Club @ Opera Nightclub 1/30

Show Review: Adventure Club @ Opera Nightclub 1/30

[ 0 ] February 1, 2015 |

Adventure Club absolutely killed their set at Opera Nightclub on Friday. The sold out show turned into a madhouse of crazy energy, and proved to be another one of AC’s incredible sets. The show began with SupaPhreshh, an Atlanta duo that performed their first set in three years Friday night. They played until 1:15 a.m, with […]

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Live Review: Bear’s Den @ The Earl 11/17

Live Review: Bear’s Den @ The Earl 11/17

[ 0 ] November 18, 2014 |

London-based Bear’s Den consists of trio Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar), Joey Haynes (banjo, vocal), and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums). They released their debut album, Islands, earlier this year on October 20 via Communion Records to much critical acclaim. It was only after finding their identity on the road that the band decided to focus their attention […]

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Throwback Thursday: Live Review: Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3– April 2009

Throwback Thursday: Live Review: Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3– April 2009

[ 0 ] October 30, 2014 |

This review was originally published on April 8, 2009. Robyn Hitchcock will be playing at Eddie’s Attic on October 31, 2014 and November 1, 2014.    From the familiar beginning arpeggiated chords of show opener “I Often Dream of Trains” to the slightly shambolic ending of final encore “Listening to the Higsons” with its familiar […]

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