AMG Weekend Picks: The Dandy Warhols, Black Mountain, The Roots and More

We have a pretty rock ‘n’ roll weekend coming up, with a heavy dose of the rock. Some stalwarts of their own genres have returned to us after an absence, up-and-comers are blazing trails, and, thank heaven, The Roots will be wowing audiences with a kick-ass competition. Not to mention we have your head-start for […]

Live Review: Sealions, Metric at The Tabernacle, October 28

By Nick LeMay; photo by Perry Julien ( Sealions opened for Metric Thursday, October 28 in an electronic spectacle that drew an understandably large and wonderfully dressed crowd. I’ve been to the Tabernacle more times than I can remember and I still found myself gazing at the ornate wonder of it’s ridiculous architecture. It seems […]

AMG’s MoogFest Wrap-Up: Part Two

By Sam Parvin and Eileen Tilson; photo by John Thelan Four decades ago, before digital synthesizers, laptop computers, and smart phones put the tools for electronic music on desks and in pockets, there was the Minimoog, the pioneering, suitcase-sized synthesizer introduced in 1970. The nonprofit, Bob Moog Foundation is raising money to build a “Moogseum” […]

Q&A with Andrew VanWyngarde from MGMT at MoogFest in Asheville

By Sam Parvin and Eileen Tilson; photo by John Thelan Andrew VanWyngarde, from NYC mega-band MGMT, is not your average rockstar. His hands shook during the interview where he was doodling aimlessly on a paper cup.  Wearing a fuzzy hoodie, his eyes barely met my gaze.  Andrew was not pretentious or too “uber-cool,” even if […]

AMG’s MoogFest Wrap-Up: Part One

By Sam Parvin and Eileen Tilson; photo by John Thelan The timing was perfect for a drive through the Great Smoky Mountains, showcasing a fiery color palette of leaves and small, white farmhouses atop rolling hills.  Asheville, N.C. is at the end of the journey, which acts as the ideal canvas for the events of […]

Q&A with Dead Confederate; Playing The Stuffing at Center Stage, November 24

By Ellen Eldridge In the middle of touring to support the recent release of its sophomore album, Sugar, Dead Confederate returned home for a short break, which it took after opening for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at The Masquerade on October 4 (check out our review HERE). Shortly before the show, vocalist Hardy Morris, drummer […]

CD Review: Black Mountain — Wilderness Heart; Playing The EARL, November 12

Black Mountain Wilderness Heart Jagjaguwar By Al Kaufman Seventies’ rock will never die. At least not as long as folks like Stephen McBean are around. McBean has dabbled in everything from folk-rock to noise (with bands Jerk with the Bomb and Pink Mountaintops, respectively), but seems to have found a home with classic rock. Wilderness […]

CD Review: Never Shout Never — Harmony; Playing Center Stage, November 9

Never Shout Never Harmony Loveway/Sire By Al Kaufman Christofer Drew, the brains and talent behind Never Shout Never, is a good hippie. He writes lyrics like, “So trade your guns and fire with dove/We fight for love, and peace will find us with harmony.” He even supports the American Community Garden Association by inserting paper […]

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