Q&A with Cake; Playing Center Stage January 17, 18 and 19

Here’s what about a thousand of you in Atlanta already know from last night’s show: Cake hasn’t lost a step. Rocking through two sets at Center Stage last night, the band displayed the wit, charm, unique musicianship and songwriting sensibility that’s made them a household name for the better part of 15 years. Cake is […]

CD Review: The Memorials — The Memorials; Playing The Five Spot, January 28

The Memorials The Memorials Bungalo By Ellen Eldridge The Memorials released its self-titled debut much to the excitement of The Mars Volta fans and those who have been following the prestigious career of Thomas Pridgen, the band’s drummer who founded this project. A fine line between soul music and music to break up a thick […]

Bits and Bobs, Awesome New Shows Edition: O.M.D., Of Montreal, Kylie Minogue and More!

– Get your Duckie shoes out, put on your homemade pink prom dress and prepare to dance to some retro electro sounds because ’80s synth masters O.M.D. are coming to The Loft on March 14. – British Sea Power like to change from angular rock to sweeping gestures, but no matter what you’re going to […]

Atlanta Bands: Enter Now for Hard Rock Cafe’s Battle of the Bands

It’s that time of year again: Hard Rock Cafe is gearing up for its Battle of the Bands, which gives bands all over the world the chance to win a performance at London’s legendary Hyde Park. Bands can find the entry form at http://battle.ambassadorsofrock.com/register and must have it faxed to (404) 681-1025 or emailed to […]

CD Review: Young the Giant — Young the Giant; Playing Vinyl, March 12

Young the Giant Young the Giant Roadrunner By Al Kaufman Young the Giant conjures up the melodic grandeur of The Killers in their prime. Although Sameer Gadhia’s vocals do not resonate with quite the same authority as those of Brandon Flowers’, there is no denying the band’s music is captivating and, at times, downright thrilling.

CD Review: nerdkween — Profitandloss; Playing Karvana, January 7

nerdkween Profitandloss Stickfigure Records By Eric Chavez Like the cover itself, everything about nerkween’s music, from the structure to the lyrics, is somewhat of a black swan. Never conforming to, well, any sort of convention, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Monica Arrington, also known as nerdkween, is back on the scene with her sophomore album. With a semi-strong […]

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