Tag: variety playhouse

CD Review: Elizabeth & The Catapult — The Other Side of Zero; Playing Variety Playhouse, September 25

CD Review: Elizabeth & The Catapult — The Other Side of Zero; Playing Variety Playhouse, September 25

[ 0 ] September 22, 2010 |

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.

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AMG Weekend Picks: The Whiskey Gentry, Jack Johnson, Scissor Sisters, Donna Summer and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: The Whiskey Gentry, Jack Johnson, Scissor Sisters, Donna Summer and More!

[ 0 ] August 19, 2010 |

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:

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CD Review: Ed Harcourt — Lustre; Playing Variety Playhouse with James, September 22

CD Review: Ed Harcourt — Lustre; Playing Variety Playhouse with James, September 22

[ 0 ] August 17, 2010 |

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 […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: Noot D’Noot, Cowboy Junkies, The B-52s, Soulphonics and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Noot D’Noot, Cowboy Junkies, The B-52s, Soulphonics and More!

[ 0 ] July 22, 2010 |

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 […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: EARL 11th Anniversary, Ringo Starr, Sleigh Bells, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

AMG Weekend Picks: EARL 11th Anniversary, Ringo Starr, Sleigh Bells, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

[ 0 ] July 8, 2010 |

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 […]

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Live Review: The New Pornographers, The Dodos, The Dutchess & the Duke at The Variety Playhouse, June 26

Live Review: The New Pornographers, The Dodos, The Dutchess & the Duke at The Variety Playhouse, June 26

[ 0 ] June 30, 2010 |

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 […]

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AMG’s Weekend Guide: Holly Golightly, MC Chris, The New Pornographers, Sting and More!

AMG’s Weekend Guide: Holly Golightly, MC Chris, The New Pornographers, Sting and More!

[ 0 ] June 25, 2010 |

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!).

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Runaway and Start a Band: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Play Variety Playhouse – July 10

Runaway and Start a Band: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Play Variety Playhouse – July 10

[ 0 ] June 22, 2010 |

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 […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: Collective Efforts, Silversun Pickups, The Features, Frankie Valli Tribute and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Collective Efforts, Silversun Pickups, The Features, Frankie Valli Tribute and More!

[ 0 ] June 18, 2010 |

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 […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: Yacht Rock Revue, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Nas and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Yacht Rock Revue, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Nas and More!

[ 0 ] June 10, 2010 |

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 […]

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Live Review & Picture Book: Blitzen Trapper and The Moondoggies at Variety Playhouse, June 9

Live Review & Picture Book: Blitzen Trapper and The Moondoggies at Variety Playhouse, June 9

[ 0 ] June 10, 2010 |

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 […]

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CD Review: The Moondoggies — You’ll Find No Answers Here EP; Playing with Blitzen Trapper at Variety Playhouse, June 9

CD Review: The Moondoggies — You’ll Find No Answers Here EP; Playing with Blitzen Trapper at Variety Playhouse, June 9

[ 0 ] June 8, 2010 |

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 […]

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The Yacht Rock Revue Sails into the Variety Playhouse for Two Smooth Nights – June 11 & 12

The Yacht Rock Revue Sails into the Variety Playhouse for Two Smooth Nights – June 11 & 12

[ 0 ] May 25, 2010 |

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 […]

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CD Review: ALO — Man of the World; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 25

CD Review: ALO — Man of the World; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 25

[ 0 ] May 20, 2010 |

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 […]

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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!

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!

[ 0 ] May 13, 2010 |

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 […]

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