CD Review: Gills and Wings — Gills and Wings; Playing Smith’s December 28

Gills and WingsGills and Wings By Al Kaufman Freddie Mercury lives. Gills and Wings, a five-piece band from Richmond, Va., must have an iPod loaded with "Bohemian Rhapsody." In their wonderfully theatrical rock style, they sing of losers and loners. On "Dealer," their sympathetic paean to the neighborhood drug dealer, lead singer and synth player […]

CD Review: Sondre Lerche — Heartbeat Radio; Playing The EARL February 11

Sondre LercheHeartbeat RadioRounder During the summer in Bergen, Norway the sun stays out for 24 hours; in the winter months, however, you are lucky to squeeze out an hour of daylight. The extra dosage of Vitamin D has clearly done Norwegian transplant Sondre Lerche some good; his sixth album Heartbreak Radio, released in September, is […]

Live Review: Benefit for Ruthie Morris @ The EARL, December 15 w/Amy Ray, Warm In The Wake, & Tim Lee 3

By Scott Roberts; photos by Sue Volkert “It sucks to lose your stuff.” Headliner Amy Ray succinctly proclaimed this during her rocking solo set at The EARL last Tuesday at the benefit for Magnapop guitarist/all-around swell person Ruthie Morris who lost, among other things, thousands of dollars worth of musical/recording equipment, the entire first pressing […]

CD Review: The Bravery — Stir The Blood

The Bravery Stir the Blood Island By Chris Homer The Bravery’s third album, Stir The Blood, is packed with the sort of noisy synth-pop you’d expect from the New York band. Despite not departing dramatically from the sound showcased on their 2005 self-titled debut and 2007’s The Sun and the Moon, The Bravery still put […]

CD Review: Tegan and Sara — Sainthood; Playing Variety Playhouse February 23

Tegan and SaraSainthoodSire By Al Kaufman It's got to be hard for twins to be taken seriously in the music business, especially twins that look robotic, dress to compliment each other, and wear pixie cuts. It's too easy to dismiss them as a cute novelty act. Tegan and Sara Quin are no novelty act. They've […]

Leila’s Three Picks of the Week – Little Tybee, Soundtrack of Our Lives, Bobby Birdman

All the way from our sister blog TA Live, it's Leila's Three Picks of the Week! ***** Little Tybee recently played one of our monthly showcases, which we hosted with our sister site Atlanta Music Guide, called DRINKSHOP Live at the W Atlanta Downtown hotel. I'd hate to classify them as just indie folk, because […]

Atlanta’s Peach Drop Brings Prince’s Favorite Band, Morris Day and the Time, and More to Atlanta for New Year’s Eve!

We're very excited to announced the details for this year's Peach Drop in Underground Atlanta. "The Largest New Year's Eve Celebration in the Southeast" is bringing a fantastic lineup of music, with Stellate, Ben Deignan, The WannaBeatles and Morris Day and the Time on the main stage. And on the Kenny's Alley stage, there will […]

CD Review: Serena Ryder — Is It O.K.

Serena RyderIs It O.K.Atlantic By Al Kaufman Ontario's Serena Ryder won the 2008 Juno (Canada's version of the Grammy) Award for Best New Artist for Is It O.K.. Granted, Canada is home to the likes of Bryan Adams, Anne Murray, Celine Dion and Corey Hart, but Neil Young, Daniel Lanois, Feist and Leonard Cohen call […]

Noot D’Noot Joined By The Selmanaires and Mathis Hunter for EARL Show March 5

We're having a really hard time believing shows for March are already being scheduled! And here's one we're especially excited about. On March 5 at The EARL, the wonderfully funky, cool, electro mammoth that is Noot D'Noot will be joined by The Selmanaires and (member of both bands at one point) Mathis Hunter, who will […]

More New Year’s Eve Events at Whiskey Park, Smith’s Olde Bar, Gateway Events Center, Drunken Unicorn and More!

We have loads more parties and shows up to celebrate the New Year. N.J. Griffin Productions have teamed up with V-103.3 for Blame it on the Alcohol at The Sheraton Hotel in Atlanta. There'll be free alcohol until midnight and DJ Tee tha Barber spinning tunes. Tickets are available at Ticket Alternative. Smith's Olde Bar […]

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