CD Review: John Grant with Midlake – Queen of Denmark; Playing with Midlake @ Variety Playhouse, April 2

John Grant Queen of Denmark By Eric Chavez John Grant’s debut disc, Queen of Denmark introduces a man with a delicate voice and one hell of an imagination. With lyrics that cover everything from religion to using people for sex, the LP’s ideas cover just about every area, but are steadily tied by the songwriter. […]

Live Review & Picture Book: The Runaway Suns @ The Graveyard Tavern, March 13

Review by Jhoni Jackson; photos by Tim Song The Runaway Suns call themselves ‘60s revivalists, and they’re not kidding. Their sound is a direct throwback to psych-rock’s heyday, when 13th Floor Elevators debuted and The Beatles started taking LSD. Rest assured, though, no one in the band was actually on psychedelics during the show (I […]

Q&A with Shayde Sartin of The Fresh & Onlys; Playing The EARL, March 27

By Jhoni Jackson The Fresh & Onlys are riding on high in the wake of their latest release, but that’s nothing new. The San Francisco natives have been churning out EPs and LPs at a rate that rivals Heidi Montag’s plastic surgeries. Since forming in 2008, the melody-friendly, fuzz-heavy band has amassed seven official albums, […]

CD Review: The Falcon Lords – Straight From the Center of Their Volcano Lair

The Falcon Lords Straight From the Center of Their Volcano Lair   By Eric Chavez The Falcon Lords are here to save music! Lady Falcon Flame, Lord Falconhorn and Lord Falcon Falconrod have let their powers combine to take music to another world. It’s safe to assume those powers are funk, creativity, and the unending dedication […]

AMG SXSW ’10 Q & A with Brian Knott, founder of The A3C Hip Hop Festival

Brian Knott, founder of the A3C Hip Hop Festival , officially announced today that the three-day festival would be held October 7-10, 2010 at multiple venues in the East Atlanta Village.  With over 100 A3C performers heading to Austin for SXSW, we decided to ask Brian a couple questions. You’re soon to be on the road […]

AMG SXSW Q & A with Trae Vedder of Death On Two Wheels

We’re always happy when bands we love start making the transition from local band to touring band to signed band. Atlanta’s Death On Two Wheels has made those transitions. Recently signed to Favorite Gentlemen (Manchester Orchestra, All Get Out, Kevin Devin), Death On Two Wheels has had a rather enjoyable ride. As the lads prep for an […]

CD Review: The Strange Boys — Be Brave; Playing The Tabernacle with Spoon, March 20

The Strange Boys Be Brave In the Red By Jhoni Jackson Standing out as a garage-rock band is like trying to get Republicans on board for President Obama’s brand of health care reform. It’s almost futile. But despite the obstacles working against them – signing with In the Red (a label heavily immersed in the […]

CD Review: Athlete — Black Swan

Athlete Black Swan By Eric Chavez There’s a spark in the music of Athlete that cannot be missed. It’s pretty bright, actually. In the new electronic age of music, where everything from hip-hop to salsa is adding some digital beats to make them more 2010, Athlete are racing rock to the new age of electronic […]

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