CD Review: The Whiskey Gentry; Playing Unplugged in the Park, August 30 & The EARL, September 9

The Whiskey Gentry The Whiskey Gentry Self-released By Al Kaufman Yee-Haw!! Only a few months old, and created from the ashes of Missy Gossip, The Whiskey Gentry is here to make you remember how music ought to be. Imagine old time country and gospel meeting punk with just a dash of Vaudevillian flourish, and you start […]

Music Man–Getting on the Radio

I spent almost nine years of my life working for 99X radio here in Atlanta. It was a great gig. The majority of that time was spent as music director (MD) for the station, which means that I, along with the program director (PD) would, among other things, choose which songs made it to the air, […]

CD Review: Rhett Miller — Rhett Miller; Plays Unplugged in the Park, August 30

Rhett MillerRhett MillerShout Factory By Al Kaufman One need look no further than the first line of his new self-titled CD to know that Rhett Miller likes playing with words. "Keyboards and keystrokes and keystones and keys," he sings on "Nobody Says I Love You Anymore." The song also includes the clever turn of phrase, […]

CD Review: The White Rabbits – It’s Frightening; Playing Variety Playhouse August 20

The White RabbitsIt's FrighteningTBD Records By Eileen Tilson The White Rabbits must be exhausted. After extensive touring with the likes of Spoon, The Walkmen and Tokyo Police Club, and festival stops at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Sasquatch, and signing with TBD Records (U.S. home to Radiohead, Other Lives and Hatcham Social) the Brooklyn based six-piece returned to […]

CD Review: The Fiery Furnaces — I’m Going Away; Playing Variety Playhouse August 20

The Fiery FurnacesI'm Going AwayThrill Jockey By Ben Grad What do The Fiery Furnaces play on I'm Going Away? They play a lot that you've heard on their previous albums, but dulled, continuing the progression towards a more accessible, less challenging, sound that they began with Bitter Tea in 2006. Within minutes, you're reintroduced to […]

Pedro The Lion’s David Bazan Coming To The Drunken Unicorn October 14

The founder and main man behind Seattle indie rockers Pedro the Lion, David Bazan, will be coming to Atlanta on October 14 to play The Drunken Unicorn. He'll have just released his debut full-length record Curse Your Branches in September, so it's sure to be a highly anticipated show. Get your tickets now at Ticket […]

CD Review: The Antlers — Hospice

The Antlers Hospice Frenchkiss Records By Julia Reidy Pete Silberman’s warbling voice exposes a beautiful but deep-rooted anger throughout Hospice, the breakthrough full-length from Brooklyn’s The Antlers. After a wildly successful self-release earlier in the year, the record is getting a proper reissue August 18 via Frenchkiss records, home of other heavyweights like Les Savy […]

Music Man–30 Million Nickelback Fans Can’t Be Wrong (or can they?) Pt. 2

We’ve established the difference between music junkies and passive music fans. If you want to brush up click here to see part 1. What I want to establish this week is the reason behind one song’s success over another. Why do bands like Nickelback continue to have multiple chart topping songs album after album. Surely […]

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