CD Review: Michelle Malone — Debris

Michelle MaloneDebrisSBS Records By Al Kaufman The first four songs on Moanin' Michelle Malone's new CD, Debris, are the four best blues songs you'll hear this year. It is, quite possibly, the best four-song combination ever put together in a blues album. If someone teaches a Modern Blues 101 class, that person should start with […]

Music Man: SXSW Recap

I'm not jaded yet. Although I've been a part of the music industry for the better part of a decade, I still love going to music festivals, conferences, conventions, you name it. So many people in my line of work complain about those types of things, not me; I love it.Last week was my annual […]

CD Review: Damion Suomi — Self Titled

Damion Suomi Self Titled P is for Panda By Julia Reidy Atlanta art/music/charity label P is for Panda presents its first signed artist’s first full-length release: 38.4 minutes of Damion Suomi’s satisfying, alcohol-soaked tenor crooning over a traditional Americana guitar band. Though the pool hall orchestrations (“San Francisco” is a barn stomper and “Oh, Won’t […]

Tickets On Sale This Friday for US Air Guitar Championships – Atlanta Regional Competition

Clearly one of the most bizarre yet rock 'n' roll competitions in music, the US Air Guitar Championships are starting the regional competitions in the next few months. The Atlanta competition is set for June 1 at The EARL, and tickets will be available here on Friday, March 27. Check out the video above for […]

Live Review: SXSW Round Up For Saturday, March 21

The day started off with a late lunch at the legendary Hut's Hambugers, a joint that features burgers named after folks like The Big Bopper, Alan Freed, Fats Domino and Ritchie Valens (got me a Hut's Favorite with mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and American cheese and an amazing chocolate milkshake. Lush). After the protein-heavy nutrition, […]

CD Review: Glenn Tilbrook and the Fluffers — Pandemonium Ensues

Glenn Tilbrook & the FluffersPandemonium EnsuesE1 Music By Al Kaufman Glenn Tilbrook's voice is mellifluous. It is both familiar and exciting. With Chris Difford in Squeeze, he created pop songs so ingenious it drew the band comparisons to a little songwriting team known as Lennon and McCartney. Alone, Tilbrook still has the voice, and he […]

Stay Tuned for SXSW Coverage!

Watch this space during the next few days to get lots of South by Southwest coverage! We're off to Austin early tomorrow morning and will reporting, reviewing and chatting lots until the whole shebang is all over on Sunday. If you want to get even more up-to-the-minute opinions and information from yours truly then follow […]

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