A Night At The Opera: Verdi Requiem at the Atlanta Symphony Hall, June 16

By Leila Regan-Porter Living in a city full of rock ‘n’ roll bands and hip-hop stars, a music fan can quite forget that Atlanta has a rather fantastic (Grammy-winning) symphony orchestra. Last night I was lucky enough to have fantastic seats at the sold out, one-night encore performance of Verdi: Requiem. The night was a […]

Eskimo Kiss Records Says Goodbye with Farewell Gig at Highland Inn Ballroom Tonight!

Local music-person (musician, owner of eskimo kiss records, all-round cool person) Kim Ware is celebrating her birthday and break from the music biz. We’re not sure if this will be a temporary or permanent break, but the end of eskimo kiss records is apparently for sure. The label will have one final release with the […]

Red Stripe Light MidSummer Music Fest – Saturday, June 19 at Candler Park

Hooray for the weekend! It’s MidSummer Music Fest time! Sponsored by Red Stripe Light, the day-long event this Saturday, June 19 is packed with an artist market, family activities, a corn hole tournament and much more! Musical guests include Lefty Williams, Soulphonics and Ruby Velle, Gringo Star, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, The Wailers and Better Than Ezra. For […]

Buckhead Theatre Opens with Shows by Deer Tick with Dead Confederate and Built To Spill

We’ve missed the Roxy Theater. Despite all the things working against it – the expensive parking, Buckhead traffic, Buckhead in general – it was a venue of a certain size that was not too small (The EARL) or too big (The Tabernacle) for acts like Echo and the Bunnymen and Flogging Molly. But there was […]

Leslie Fram Nominated for National Radio Hall of Fame

Radio personality Leslie Fram (former program director and morning show co-host at WNNX- 99X) has been nominated to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame as Local or Regional Active. Lesile Fram, known by many as the First Lady of Modern Rock, worked in Atlanta radio for nearly two decades. Starting out on the morning show […]

School Of Seven Bells Bring the Dream-Pop to The EARL – October 18

Born after a late night revelation, the three-piece band of sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza (On!Air!Library!) and Benjamin Curtis (Secret Machines) was named School Of Seven Bells. Referencing the mythical South American  pick-pocket academy that may or may not have existed in the ’80s, School Of Seven Bells combines elements of dream-pop, IDM and unintentionally abstract lyrics creating […]

Collective Efforts and Vonnegutt at Smith’s Olde Bar – June 18

Atlanta hip hop crew Collective Efforts aren’t about the bling or the thug life. But if you’ve lived in Atlanta in the past decade you’d know that. Influenced by golden-era hip-hop, funk, 70’s soul, rock and every day life – Collective Efforts have been releasing records independently and performing live all while staying true to their style and avoiding […]

Live Review: Jeff Beck, Imelda May at Chastain Park Amphitheatre, June 11

By Jim Simpson If Chastain Park Amphitheater had doors, Imelda May would have blown them off. On a hot and sultry June night, the Irish singer strutted onstage in patent leather stiletto heels and a Kelly-green-and-black tartan slit skirt, plowed through a too-short set of classic rockabilly and original tunes that brought the moist crowd […]

CD Review: Devo — Something for Everybody; Playing Chastain Park Amphitheatre, July 28

Devo Something for Everybody Warner Brothers By Al Kaufman “What we do/Is what we do/It’s all the same/There’s nothing new” sings Devo on their first album of new material in 20 years. And they are correct. Something for Everybody sounds like it’s been only 20 months since Freedom of Choice, Devo’s high watermark. And while […]

CD Review: The Young Veins — Take a Vacation! Playing The Loft with Rooney on July 10

The Young Veins Take a Vacation! One Haven By Alexandra Edwards Plenty of musicians begin their careers making music in the indie world and later move on to major label deals and MTV exposure.  But is it possible to follow that path in reverse? That’s what Los Angeles band The Young Veins are trying to […]

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