CD Review: Mayer Hawthorne — A Strange Arrangement; Playing The Loft March 13

Mayer Hawthorne A Strange Arrangement Stones Throw Records By Eric Chavez The legacy of Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and other Motown favorites are alive and well in the heart of Mayer Hawthorne. His sound so emulates that of classic Motown, you can almost picture him with a form-fitting sequent gown and a […]

MGMT release new CD Congratulations on April 13th

MGMT‘s new CD Congratulations is released April 13th in the US and Canada. The follow-up to 2008’s Oracular Spectacular features nine tracks: “It’s Working,” “Song for Dan Treacy,” “Someone’s Missing,” “Flash Delirium,” “I Found a Whistle,” “Siberian Breaks,” “Brian Eno,” “Lady Dada’s Nightmare,” and “Congratulations.” Official Website

CD Review: Sade — Soldier of Love

Sade Soldier of Love Sony Music By Eric Chavez Good music is like good sex, when it’s good, it lasts, and when it’s bad, you want it over, yesterday. On that thought, Sade’s new album Soldier of Love delivers the best lovemaking music since, well, her last record, Lover’s Rock. It’s been nearly a decade […]

CD Review: Alejandro Sanz — Parasio Express

Alejandro Sanz Paraiso Express WEA Latina By Eric Chavez From “El Alma al Aire” to “Corazon Partio,” his classics aren’t just hits, they are moments in Latin music history. Sanz’s music has always been musical mango, sweet and solid. Even his filler material is listenable because his performance simply demands it.  With atmospheric, airy romantic […]

Live Review: Justin Townes Earle, Dawn Landes @ Eddie’s Attic, January 31

By Jennifer Gibson Anyone remember uber-geek Waldo from the Van Halen video for “Hot for Teacher”? Well, if I didn’t already know Justin Townes Earle was the eldest progeny of former junkie and sometime-musician Steve (sorry, but his records have been hit or miss for me for the past decade), I’d swear he was sired […]

Get Ready for The Atlanta Mess-Around @ The EARL and 529, April 23-24, with Gentleman Jesse, Carnivores and More!

Douchmaster, Rob’s House and Triple D’s are bringing back The Atlanta Mess-Around to East Atlanta for an incredible lineup of local artists and beyond. There are a few two-day passes available, which include both EARL shows and a Saturday matinee at 529. Here’s the crazy-cool lineup: Here’s the crazy-cool lineup: Urinals Reigning Sound Davila 666 […]

500 Songs for Kids Return with Greatest Era-Defining Songs of All Time; Looking for Bands to Perform

There isn’t a better event in Atlanta to enjoy some unique performances of favorite songs by exciting local artists to raise money for an incredible cause than 500 Songs for Kids. The event is coming back to Smith’s Olde Bar on April 29 for a fantastic week of bands and singers performing … The 500 […]

CD Review: Ellis Paul — The Day After Everything Changed; Playing Eddie’s Attic February 5 and 6

Ellis Paul The Day After Everything Changed Black Wolf Records By Al Kaufman Boston’s Ellis Paul has been writing contemporary folk for almost 20 years. You don’t do that by just strumming a guitar and acting all sensitive. Paul is a gifted, poetic writer with with a flair for crisp melodies. His voice, which resembles […]

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