Van Hunt and Patterson Hood Just Announced for Andrews Upstairs Shows

This upcoming month is an exciting one for Andrews Upstairs. The venue just announced two big hitters for shows in November. Van Hunt will play with Janie Chu and the Jaspects on November 20. Tickets are available at Ticket Alternative. Then the very next night, Drive-By Truckers founder Patterson Hood will play with Connor Christian. […]

CD Review: The Low Anthem — Oh My God, Charlie Darwin; Playing with Blind Pilot at The EARL November 4

The Low AnthemOh My God, Charlie DarwinNonesuch By Al Kaufman The Low Anthem recorded Oh My God, Charlie Darwin in a log cabin in the middle of a harsh Rhode Island winter. And while it is bleak at times, it is also riveting, loud, and, best of all, never boring. In fact, it is downright […]

The Atlanta Creative Projects’ Night of Music and Photography

Local photographer Neda Abghari has been putting together some great pieces for the Atlanta Creatives Project, which features some of Atlanta's greatest DJs and producers (like Dres The Beatnik and Rob Wonder) photographed in their studios with the favorite childhood objects. There will also be some great shots of local musicians like Snoden and Black […]

Music Man–What’s Next?

I recently asked a group of people who I knew to be true music fans what they thought the next wave of music will be. In other words, what style of music will unseat the current crop of pop music that is selling like gangbusters? Everyone answered exactly the same; they said it’s the one […]

Young Blood Gallery and Boutique Launch Online Store INDI-e BOUTIQUE, Throw a Party

Atlanta's Young Blood Gallery and Boutique in the Poncey-Highland 'hood is launching their online store INDI-e BOUTIQUE on November 7, and are throwing a party to celebrate! It all kicks off at Young Blood with an art opening (Yi-Hsin Tzeng’s “My Magazine Project”) and then carries on at The Highland Ballroom Lounge with a burlesque […]

CD Review: Elise Witt — Valise

Elise WittValiseEMWorld Records By Al Kaufman Elise Witt is one of those local treasures that nobody knows about. The multi-linguist from Switzerland, who has called Atlanta home since 1977, has been a cultural ambassador to South Africa, China, Italy, Nicaragua and Switzerland, represented Georgia for the Kennedy Center's 25th Anniversary Celebration, has studied under Bobby […]

CD Review: The King Khan and BBQ Show — Invisible Girl; Playing Star Bar November 4

The King Khan and BBQ Show Invisible Girl In the Red Records By Bryan Aiken Once and current bandmates Arish Khan and Mark Sultan have made a rich and respected history of historically-accurate rock ‘n’ roll thuggery. Since their graduation from the '90s punk outfit The Spaceshits, the Canadian duo have reformed and refashioned into […]

The Loft/Vinyl/Centerstage Concert Calendar

Afro-punk Presents SAUL WILLIAMS and Guests Wednesday, November 4 – The Loft Doors:    8:00pm Show:     9:00pm Age:        18+ Price:      $13 Adv / $15 Day of Show ———————— ZEE AVI w/ Travel by Train Wednesday, November 4 – Vinyl Doors:    7:00pm Show:     8:00pm Age:        18+ Price:      $10.00 ———————— HEAVY MOJO w/ Hollyweerd, Vonnegut Thursday, November 6  […]

Live Review: Sea Wolf and Port O’Brien @ The EARL, October 23

By Micah McLain The packed back room of The EARL welcomed two of campfire indie's most promising up-and-coming bands to Atlanta Friday night. California-via-Alaska-based Port O'Brien was first up in support of their most recent LP, Threadbare. The five members of the band employed everything from acoustic guitar and percussive banjo to screamed vocals and kitchen […]

CD Review: R.E.M. — Live at the Olympia

R.E.M.Live at the OlympiaWarner Brothers By Al Kaufman For most people outside of Georgia, R.E.M. stopped being relevant around 1997, when drummer Bill Berry left the band. Also around that time, Michael Stipe's lyrics went from oblique imagery to blatant rants and whines. But even more importantly, R.E.M. stopped rocking and started droning, and each […]

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