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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]