By David Courtright There are no more tidy boxes in music anymore. Genres are decaying on their stalks. The blight of mainstream. People ask, “What kind of music is it?” You shrug. “Good.” Fair enough. The good thing, one may suppose, is that a band like Deerhunter can become, well, mainstream. If that still means […]
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Oh hurrah for fall! Hurrah for fall weather! Hurrah for the start of fall beer festival! There are so many things to celebrate this weekend – and the start of October is just one of those things. We’ve got some great local stars playing packed homecoming gigs, metal legends, food and beer festivals, and of […]
By Giles Turnbull Two great things about the Variety Playhouse are that it’s in Little Five Points, Atlanta’s bohemian heart, and that means it’s a short stroll from the best frozen margaritas in Atlanta at the Tijuana Garage. One less great thing is that the venue can be all-seated, which raised a minor complaint from […]
By David Courtright CocoRosie has always been an entity steeped in mystery. Their history borders on mythology: a pair of sisters with a transient childhood, vision quests through the desert with their father, separation and estrangement. Only in early adulthood did the sisters reconcile and find their love for making music together. Their visual presentation […]
Finally fall has arrived! Well, alright, only officially. It’s still baking hot. But this weekend should be more bearable, and what better way to celebrate the removal of the horrific heat than outdoor concerts, arts and food festivals, and a couple of indoor gigs too. And there are quite a few great on-sales coming up […]
of Montreal False Priest Polyvinyl Records By Scott Roberts On their 10th full-length release False Priest, goofy, but often brilliant, Athens-based band of Montreal and their musical guru Kevin Barnes have temporarily set aside a generous portion of their obvious love of ’60s psychedelia to make way for their inner Prince and Bowie. So, how […]
CD Review: Elizabeth & The Catapult — The Other Side of Zero; Playing Variety Playhouse, September 25
Elizabeth & The Catapult The Other Side Of Zero Verve Forecast By Giles Turnbull Elizabeth & The Catapult’s debut album, Taller Children, received much praise, and deservedly so; it’s part-folk, part-indie, slightly jazzy nature was lively, and at times mischievous, which made it stand out from other female-fronted indie pop offerings.
Wow, this weekend is going to be a big one. Fancy pants charity functions, camp and glorious glam rock ‘n’ roll, bizarre-o comedy, a disco diva and more. Basically something for everyone. And of course we have our usual round up of on-sales. Here’s what you have to choose from:
Ed Harcourt Lustre Piano Wolf Recordings By Scott Roberts “It’s not easy to be happy and get way with it,” sings Ed Harcourt on “Haywired,” the second song on his winning new CD Lustre, but somehow he seems to have found a way to do both. On his fifth full-length release, and the first on […]
It’s been a scorcher of a week, and now we’re in the final sprint for the weekend! There’s a great selection of gigs coming up in the next few days, from local rock to returning legends. And of course there is the matter of a certain little on sale for Guided By Voices on Saturday […]
AMG Weekend Picks: EARL 11th Anniversary, Ringo Starr, Sleigh Bells, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
It’s a weekend of celebrations that we have coming up for you. The EARL will be lighting 11 candles on the proverbial rock ‘n’ roll cake, Ringo Starr is probably still celebrating turning 70, Vinyl are heralding the arrival of the Next Big Thing with Sleigh Bells, and Rooney are on their first tour as […]
Live Review: The New Pornographers, The Dodos, The Dutchess & the Duke at The Variety Playhouse, June 26
By Micah McLain The New Pornographers make the kind of blissful, energetic indie pop that is impossible to resist. The Canadian supergroup features Carl Newman, Neko Case and Destroyer’s Daniel Bejar and has only gotten stronger with each of five LPs released over the last 10 years. For this leg of their Together tour, the […]
It’s that marvelous time again, Friday! There’s a ton of great things to look forward to, with some brilliant shows by indie heroes, young rock ‘n’ rollers, local faves and rock legends. Not to mention a few very special World Cup games (USA on Saturday, and England on Sunday!).
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Home” from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, a California-based 10-member tribe of musicians, released their debut full-length Up From Below last summer. Full of LSD-infused spaghetti-western anthems, the album and the band began to receive great attention from bloggers, indie radio stations – and while performing at Coachella this […]
AMG Weekend Picks: Collective Efforts, Silversun Pickups, The Features, Frankie Valli Tribute and More!
Friday, June 18 – Collective Efforts and Vonnegutt at Smith’s Olde Bar Old school ATL hip hop group Collective Efforts traded in the turntables for a full band and added just the right amount of funk and soul to their live performances. It’s possible the CE crew have finally found themselves after nearly a decade […]