CD Review: Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers — Agridustrial; Playing The EARL May 8

Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers Agridustrial By Eileen Tilson Known for their ability to shake redneck country, punk, and hillbilly blues into a whiskey-infused shot of sin, Nashville-based Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers are back with their release of Agridustrial on their own Colonel Knowledge Records.  The band comes back guns blazing with just a few changes […]

Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival – April 16, 17 and 18

The sun is shinning, feet are flip-flopping and the pollen count has reached new levels of ridiculous. Atlanta, it’s springtime! With the wonderful warm weathered season comes the first outdoor festival of the year that doesn’t require sitting under heat lamps – the 74th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Aside from the tasty treats, adult beverages […]

CD Review: Everybody Was In The French Resistance … Now! – Fixin’ the Charts Vol. 1; Playing The EARL May 17

Everybody Was In The French Resistance … Now! Fixin’ the Charts Vol. 1 By Jennifer Gibson Art Brut’s Eddie Argos and his girlfriend Dyan Valdes of The Blood Arm may have made one of the most intellectually-stimulating records in recent memory. Stimulating, that is, for music geeks. For everyone else, it’s just one of the […]

CD Review: Evelyn Evelyn – Evelyn Evelyn

Evelyn Evelyn Evelyn Evelyn Eleven Records By Al Kaufman Thankfully, nobody on the planet flies their freak flag higher than Amanda Palmer, and even she needed to find a longer pole for her latest endeavor, Evelyn Evelyn; ukulele-playing conjoined twins who share “three legs, two arms, two hearts, three lungs, and a single liver.” Palmer, a […]

Live Review & Picture Book: Janelle Monáe and The 54 @ Smith’s Olde Bar, April 6

Review & photos by Micah McLain Janelle Monáe and the rest of the Wondaland Arts Society took over Smith’s Olde Bar this week in order to preview both halves of her soon-to-be-released album, The Archandroid. As soon as you stepped into the upstairs room at Smith’s for the second half preview on Tuesday night, you […]

CD Review: Nneka — Concrete Jungle; Playing The Tabernacle, June 12 with Nas and Damien Marley

Nneka Concrete Jungle Epic/Decon By Jim Simpson Hope. Love. Peace. Political awareness. Passion. Intelligence. Singer-songwriter Nneka exudes all these things and much more. With the release of Concrete Jungle, her U.S. debut, she’s been touted as the next big thing, despite having critical success in Europe since 2007, and drawing high praise from critics and […]

CD Review: The Temper Trap — Conditions; Playing The Loft, April 9

The Temper Trap Conditions By Eileen Tilson Apparently there is more to Australia than Vegemite and AC/DC. Out of Melbourne comes The Temper Trap sailing high above the kangaroos and kuala bears, setting their sites on the U2-like dreams of grandeur. With their debut album, Conditions, music producer Jeff Abbiss, (Artic Monkeys’, Editors, Kasabian) cleverly […]

CD Review: Ken Will Morton — True Grit

Ken Will Morton True Grit By Alec Wooden For those that follow the regional folk/songwriter circuit, here’s the least surprising sentence of 2010: Ken Will Morton’s got a new record out. Here’s the second least surprising: True Grit, the newest product from the Athens, Ga. workaholic, is yet another satisfying step forward in the catalog […]

Atlanta Film Festival Opening Gala to Feature Stanley Nelson’s “Freedom Riders,” April 15

The Atlanta Film Festival is one of those gems that can be easily forgotten in the giddiness of the first signs of spring warmth. Yet it features some amazing creations as well as thrilling guests. The festival kicks off this year with a screening of Stanley Nelson’s Freedom Riders, a phenomenal piece of work about […]

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