CD Review: Findlay Brown — Love Will Find You; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 15

Findlay Brown Love Will Find You Verve By Jim Simpson Looking like the love child of K.D. Lang and Morrissey — like that’d ever happen; maybe he’s Jesus, miracle birth and all — the young Brit has been touted as this century’s Roy Orbison, Truth be told, Findlay Brown sounds more like Nick Lowe crooning […]

MURS to Perform at the Drunken Unicorn, May 26

Indie hip-hop artist MURS is scheduled to perform at the Drunken Unicorn on Wednesday, May 26. Signed to the independent label Record Collection, MURS has been releasing muisc since the early 1990s. Since his first release, MURS has performed on more than 20 records, EPs, singles and collaborations as a solo artist or as part of the seven […]

CD Review: Cinetrope — Once I Ruled the World; Playing 500 Songs For Kids at Smith’s Olde Bar, April 30

Cinetrope Once I Ruled the World Zombino By Al Kaufman Cinetrope think big. The Atlanta band, whose name means “film music,” have created a concept album about a man-made plague that ends the world (turning people into zombies, of course), the guilt the creator of the plague goes through, and the creator’s ultimate redemption by inventing […]

Country Music Legend Charlie Louvin Live at Star Bar, April 24

Waylon Jennings once said “Country music isn’t a guitar, it isn’t a banjo, it isn’t a melody,  it isn’t a lyric – it’s a feeling.” There is no better proof of that then the music of Charlie Louvin. Charlie Louvin started singing with his brother Ira in the church choir, so naturally they started out their […]

500 Songs For Kids at Smith’s Olde Bar, April 29 – May 8

500 Songs For Kids ( has become more than just an annual event; it’s officially an Atlanta institution. The 10-night fundraiser brings together an enormous music community to raise funds for various children’s hospitals, treatment centers, special needs camps and all places where kids are in need. Hundreds of local, regional and national touring musicians […]

Join Jazz Greats Boney James, Mindi Abair and Earl Klugh to Raise Money for a Great Cause!

The Variety Playhouse is hosting a night of incredible jazz on Monday, April 26, benefiting ALS of Georgia, The Emory ALS Center and Deborah Lewow. The event is called The LeWow Evening of Jazz, named for Deborah Lewow, a former Warner Brothers employee who suffers from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s […]

Frightened Rabbit isn’t afraid of Eyjafjallajökull – Performing at The Masquerade, April 24

Fact: Frightened Rabbit was one of our (and probably everyone’s) favorite band at SXSW this year. The Scottish indie rock band are both refreshing and talented. On the “up-and-coming” side of things, Frightened Rabbit are definitely on the up and we predict it’s only going to get better. Thanks to Eyjafjallajökull, the band had to cancel a […]

UGA Music Business Program Hosting Music Business Panels at Eddie’s Attic on April 24

The smart folks at the UGA Music Business Program are hosting a couple of music business panels at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur this Saturday. Here’s the details: Panel 1, “HOW I GOT MY MUSIC BUSINESS OFF THE GROUND” will run from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm and panel 2, “30 SECONDS TO PITCH YOUR PLAN” […]

Help the Makers of “40 Nights of Rock & Roll” Raise Cash for their Rock & Roll Movie!

Friend of Atlanta Music Guide, member of Attractive Eighties Women, former Paste editor and all-round cool guy Steve LaBate is joining filmmaker Scott Sloan to make an amazing film about music and the road: Renowned rock journalist Steve LaBate and filmmaker Scott Sloan team up to bring you the most ambitious and brutal rock documentary […]

Lightning Bolt Gear Up for Summer 2010 Tour – Playing Eyedrum on July 4!

Experimental noise rock duo, Lightning Bolt, have recently announced a 20+ date summer tour including shows in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival. Brian Chippendale (drums, vocals) and Brian Gibson (bass guitar) met and formed in 1994 while they were both attending the Rhode Island School of Design. After years of […]

Q&A with White Hinterland; Playing 529 with Dosh, April 28

By Alec Wooden Fresh off the release of their second release, Kairos, White Hinterland‘s Casey Dienel and Shawn Creeden discuss musical philosophies, the new record’s decidedly new direction and Creeden’s post-practice pasta dishes. What’s your general philosophy as an artist? Casey Dienel: When I feel curious about something, I’m compelled to explore and experiment with […]

Get Ready for The Atlanta Mess-Around, April 23-24 at The EARL and 529

The Atlanta Mess-Around is back with a weekend packed full of musical goodies! Nearly two-dozen bands will grace the stages at the EARL and 529 for the Douchemaster, Rob’s House and Triple D’s hosted annual event on April 23-24. A limited number of two-day passes are still available, which allow entry to both nights at […]

CD Review: Brett Harris — Man Of Few Words; Playing Kavarna with Nick Niespodziani and Ken Will Morton, April 22

Brett Harris Man Of Few Words By Leila Regan-Porter It’s been said before of amazing undiscovered gems, and we’re going to say it again: It is a wonder that Brett Harris is not a bona fide pop star. His tunes should be heard on every episode of “Bones,” every commercial for a Toyota Prius, at […]

Ben Deignan and More to Battle for Opportunity to Play Major UK Festival at Hard Rock Cafe Tomorrow!

Local bands are battling it out on the Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta stage for their chance to play British festival Hard Rock Calling, which takes place at Hyde Park this June with acts like Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Wolf Mother and more. The second round, which features Ben Deignan, Tyler Bates Band, The Brother Land […]

Brother Ali, Fashawn, K-OS and BK One Coming to the Drunken Unicorn on April 23

Rhymesayers Entertainment is presenting Brother Ali at the Drunken Unicorn on Friday, April 23.  With half a dozen full-length records, the out-spoken MC has steadily climbed up the indie hip-hop ladder becoming a well-established musician, praised by both critics and music fans across the globe. Joining in Brother Ali on tour is featured musician Fashawn, who’s been promoting his highly […]

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