CD Review: Pride Parade — Dose

Pride Parade Dose By Beverly Bryan       Pride Parade’s Dose is an enjoyable, if not beautiful, mess. If you love Nirvana, late-’80s SST bands and hate having to take your music seriously you will love it. Something about its extremely unfocused nature makes the album impossible to take seriously. Raw, intense, stoned and utterly pointless, […]

CD Review: Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ — Great American Bubble Factory

  Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ Great American Bubble Factory Vintage Earth Music By Scott Roberts Revered veteran Atlanta band Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ have always suffered from a split personality disorder. Their songs run the gamut from loud, anthemic arena rock to hushed, contemplative, country-tinged, front-porch sing-alongs. On their first CD in 12 years, Great American Bubble […]

Live Review: The Minus 5, The Baseball Project, & The Steve Wynn IV @ The 40 Watt, Athens, September 28

By Scott Roberts; photos by Sue Volkert Steve Wynn may be the luckiest man alive. His former band The Dream Syndicate created one of the most enduring and beloved albums of the 1980s, 1982’s The Days of Wine and Roses, and Wynn used that as a springboard to a steady, respectable solo career that began […]

CD Review: Ciao My Shining Star — The Songs of Mark Mulcahy

Various AristsCiao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy Mezzotint By Eileen Tilson Thom Yorke described Mark Mulcahy’s voice as the most beautiful he has ever heard, and Nick Hornby reflected that Mulcahy’s music was “only ever going to find its audience through word of mouth and recommendations by the like-minded.” To the average […]

CD Review: Islands — Vapours; Playing Lenny’s with WHY? October 31 & The Masquerade with The Happy Mondays and Psychedelic Furs at The Masquerade October 2

Islands Vapours Anti- By Chris Homer Islands' third album Vapours marks a reunion for frontman Nick Diamond and collaborator Jamie Thompson, who has returned to the group after departing following the release of 2006’s Return to the Sea. Vapours showcases Diamond and Thompson’s work as collaborators. The album is packed with catchy synthesizer melodies and […]

Q&A with Those Darlins — Playing The Loft with Dr. Dog September 29

By Eileen Tilson First off, congratulations on your success, there is such an incredible buzz about Those Darlins right now! How do you feel about all your recent success, such as being one of the "powerful female bands" in the Oprah magazine? That's huge! Thank you… We feel very grateful to have been so fortunate […]

CD Review: Attractive Eighties Women — The Ancient Cry of the Tyrannosaur

Attractive Eighties Women The Ancient Cry of the Tyrannosaur Mammogram Music By Bryan Aiken You’ll often read that Attractive Eighties Women, Atlanta’s equally preferred and maligned “comedy-core” outfit, are better seen than heard, that the band’s debut studio LP fails to capture the charm of its ridiculous, costumed performances. While that may be true, it’s […]

CD Review: Muse — The Resistance

MuseThe Resistance Warner Brothers By Eileen Tilson The odds are fairly good that Matt Bellamy probably is not sleeping very well. Plagued with problems, real or imaginary, Bellamy’s world is filled with back alley government conspiracies and apocalyptic endings, which he so descriptively portrays in his Muse’s fifth studio album, The Resistance. Muse is declaring […]

CD Review: Monsters of Folk — Monsters of Folk

Monsters of FolkMonsters of FolkShangri-La Music By Al Kaufman Supergroups are often hit-or-miss affairs. For every successful Traveling Wilburys (George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne), there are two or three extremely disappointing Thorns (Matthew Sweet, Sean Mullins, and Pete Droge). Monsters of Folk would certainly fall in the former category.

CD Review: Joshua James — Build Me This

  Joshua James Build Me This Northplatte/Intelligent Noise By Scott Roberts Once in a while, an artist or an album bursts on the scene that seems absolutely destined to be huge, both in critical accolades and sales. Of course, there are always intangibles that come into play that inexplicably stop a CD or musician from […]

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