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!).
Tag: variety playhouse
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 [...]
Thursday, June 10 – Creative Loafing Relaunch Party at The Sound Table If you haven’t already RSVP’d at clatlanta.com/relaunch you might have to get creative about how get in (see what we did there?). Creative Loafing has a new look and wants everyone to see it! What better way to show off the new duds then to throw [...]
By Jhoni Jackson; photos by Jason Travis Compared to the abundant media coverage of garage rock, chillwave and other lo-fi of-the-moment indie niches, folk music appears a bit neglected. But the full crowd at The Moondoggies and Blitzen Trapper at Variety Playhouse proved that, despite temporarily existing in the shadow of catchy punk derivatives and [...]
CD Review: The Moondoggies — You’ll Find No Answers Here EP; Playing with Blitzen Trapper at Variety Playhouse, June 9
The Moondoggies You’ll Find No Answers Here EP Hardly Art By Ellen Eldridge The title of The Moondoggies’ You’ll Find No Answers Here EP comes from the closing track, “Fly Mama Fly” which means the listener will travel through four songs loosely based on love and contemplation before arriving at the conclusion that there really [...]
Guess who’s back with the smoothest jams, the coolest vibes and the silkiest shirts? If you’ve been anywhere between the moon and New York City, you know we’re talking about the Yacht Rock Revue! Following up from their sold-out Yacht Rock Revue Holiday Special, the band is setting up shop at the Variety Playhouse once again. Join The Yacht [...]
ALO Man of the World Brushfire Records By Al Kaufman Yes, the new ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) CD was produced by Jack Johnson, recorded in his solar powered studio in Hawaii, and distributed on his Brushfire record label. And, yes, it has a certain laid-back surfer sound to it, but while too much Jack Johnson [...]
We adore the ease with which singer-songwriter (for lack of a better term to capture his eclectic style) Josh Rouse has changed from sound to sound, mood to mood throughout his career. His latest endeavor, El Turista, has taken another turn into bossa nova territory, and as our CD review showed, we couldn’t be happier [...]
AMG’s Weekend Picks: OK Go, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Batata Doce, A Fight to the Death CD Release and So Much More!
Oh weekend, sweet weekend – we meet again. Tons of great shows this weekend, let us know what you think and where you’ll be! Thursday, May 13 OK GO @ The Loft – GET TICKETS HERE OK GO afterparty with Tim Nordwind of OK GO DJ SET @ Star Bar – FREE! Caribou, Toro y [...]
British electro-pop band La Roux are coming across the pond with one mission – to make you dance! It’s definitely no mission impossible: five seconds into La Roux’s “Bullet Proof” and feet began tapping all over the AMG office; 10 seconds into the song heads were nodding and before the minute mark a disco ball [...]
Minus the Bear Omni Dangerbird By Al Kaufman Minus the Bear have grown up. Gone are the frat boy-like titles such as “Hey, Wanna Throw Up?” And while their fourth release, Omni, contains some of the frenetic melodies that encompassed earlier CDs, it mostly contains listener-friendly grooves and jams. They’re memorable jams, but just a bit [...]
Josh Rouse El Turista Yep Rock By Scott Roberts Singer/songwriter Josh Rouse has always been a restless soul. From the tunefully mellow pop-rock of his 1998 debut Dressed Up Like Nebraska, to the conceptual retro vibe of 2003’s 1972, Rouse has never stayed in one musical place too long or allowed himself to be pigeonholed. [...]
Findlay Brown Love Will Find You Verve By Jim Simpson Looking like the love child of K.D. Lang and Morrissey — like that’d ever happen; maybe he’s Jesus, miracle birth and all — the young Brit has been touted as this century’s Roy Orbison, Truth be told, Findlay Brown sounds more like Nick Lowe crooning [...]
The Variety Playhouse is hosting a night of incredible jazz on Monday, April 26, benefiting ALS of Georgia, The Emory ALS Center and Deborah Lewow. The event is called The LeWow Evening of Jazz, named for Deborah Lewow, a former Warner Brothers employee who suffers from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s [...]