Bits and Bobs: Mercury Prize, Andy Hummel, Mark Ronson, Pitchfork Music Festival, Bryan Ferry

– This morning the Mercury Prize nominees were announced in London. Consequence of Sound has the full list, which includes our faves Dizzee Rascal and Paul Weller (and The XX, who I care a little less about). NME has all the records for you to listen to. The winner will be announced on September 7. […]

CD Review: Future Islands — In Evening Air; Playing 529, July 19 (Tonight!)

Future Islands In Evening Air Thrill Jockey David Courtright It’s only so often an album comes along that so entirely captures the imagination, so resolutely devours the listener, exists in its own time and place in a state of almost perfect stasis, free from time. The indie music blog world is often a cauldron of […]

Bits and Bobs: Jim Stacey, Dandy Warhols, The Avett Brothers, Howl, Crop Mob

– Are we the only ones who didn’t know that Jim Stacy – Star Bar owner, Starlight Drive-In manager, corndog maker, all round Atlanta hero – had a TV show on PBA-30 highlighting our town’s fab hidden food spots? Well, after last night, now we do. “Get Delicious” airs again Thursday, July 22. – “Cool […]

Bits and Bobs: Judi Chicago, Avett Brothers, Facebook, Weapons of Audio, Cookie Cakes

– Travis Thatcher of Judi Chicago is having what looks like a pretty kick-ass yard sale on Saturday. Look, he has a fancy flyer and everything. – The model whose picture appears on the cover of Vampire Weekend‘s Contra is suing the band’s label XL Recordings and photographer Tod Brody (who sold the picture) for […]

AMG Weekend Picks: Hal Sparks, The Selmanaires, Counting Crows, Zoroaster and More!

My goodness, what a week. It’s been hot, stormy and maybe just a little miserable – and that’s just been our moods. Maybe it was just a full-length week after two short weeks, but we really need this weekend. There’s plenty to do, from Broadway shows to stand-up comedy, kick-ass local rock to a classic […]

CD Review: The Junior League Band — Jelly Roll; Playing Eddie’s Attic, August 13

The Junior League Band Jelly Roll Beaver Records By Jim Simpson The Junior League Band’s third full-length release begins with the most promising and enticing invitation to a party as ever there was one: “Give me some sugar and hold me tight/The whiskey’s out, don’t be a stranger tonight.” With banjo player/lead singer Lissy Rosemont’s […]

Bits and Bobs: B.O.B., James, Ed Harcourt, Joaquin Phoenix, Live Aid, Guided By Voices, Arcade Fire

– One of England’s best bands, James, will be joining one of England’s best troubadours, Ed Harcourt, for a fall jaunt around the U.S. They will be stopping in Atlanta on September 22 for a show at Variety Playhouse. Tickets go on sale July 16 HERE. Check out the video of a recent performance of […]

CD Review: Trances Arc — TA

Trances Arc TA Self-Released By Eileen Tilson Twice in my Atlanta music life has my dear friend “The Pirate” sat me down at Six Feet Under to talk music. The first time he did this, he told me about The Constellations, which of course I instantly loved. The second time he told me about Trances […]

CD Review: The Chemical Brothers — Further

The Chemical Brothers Further Freestyle Dust/Parlaphone/Astralwerks By Ellen Eldridge From its static opening – described as “alien morse code” on the website – throughout well-blended songs, The Chemical Brothers’ seventh release, Further, holds true to its title taking listeners further into the experience of music. The cover art shows a woman not only diving into […]

Bits and Bobs: Matisyahu, Death on Two Wheels, Helen Mirren, Last Chance Runaround, Dark Night of the Soul

– Matisyahu will be joined by the new reincarnation of Sublime, Sublime with Rome, for a super-mellow night of reggae at The Masquerade on July 23. – Tickets are now on sale for Kenny Leon’s True Colors 2010-2011 season. And if you order your subscription by July 15, you’ll get two free tickets for the […]

Last Ever Big Trouble In Little Five Points This Thursday With The Barreracudas

We’re sad to have to announce that the last ever Big Trouble in Little Five Points is taking place this Thursday. From the horses’ mouthes: Just like the Beatles, Ebbet’s Field and Michael Jordan’s first retirement, sometimes the right time to say goodbye happens to be when things are still rolling along. This month marks […]

Live Review: She & Him and The Chapin Sisters at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, July 9

By Micah McLain The She & Him show at the Atlanta Botanical Garden last Friday evening featured everything from gorgeous throwback pop music and vintage dresses, to dangerous weather and a drunken idiot in a moat. The show started off innocently enough, with The Chapin Sisters taking the stage under a foreboding, yet peaceful, sky. […]

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