15 Questions With Sarah Jaffe; Playing The EARL, June 23 with Centro-Matic

By Eileen Tilson If you have never heard of Sarah Jaffe, don’t worry you will. Having toured constantly, hitting both Europe and the U.S. with Midlake, as well as supporting such varied artists as Norah Jones, Lou Barlow, Centro-matic and Old 97s, Jaffe is no stranger to the scene. The 20-something Texan has gained a […]

Ever Wonder How To Get Your Music In Video Games?

Did you know that Georgia has one of the biggest gaming industries in the country? Tonight, at the SAE Institute, the National Association of Record Industry Professionals presents “Music in Games,” where top experts will discuss this fast-growing sector of the music business in which games such as World of Warcraft and Call of Duty […]

15th Annual AthFest Runs June 22-26

By Eileen Tilson It’s that time of year again!  June 22 though 26, the 15th annual AthFest will be held in downtown Athens. Known as “one of the country’s great indie music festivals,” headlining artists this year will include Futurebirds, Centro-Matic , Guadacanal Diary, Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, Kevin Kinney Band, Nappy Roots, Col. Bruce Hampton […]

Turntable.fm Next Big Thing?

By Eileen Tilson If you are a music tech geek like me, than you have probably been hearing about a new fad floating around the internet called Turntable.fm. What is this fancy new site (that is still in beta, and you must already have a friend invited to join)? It’s a browser-based chatroom that streams music […]

Live Review: Lloyd Cole and the Small Ensemble at The 5 Spot, June 18

By Scott Roberts; photos by Sue Volkert Growing up gracefully in rock and roll is not always easy, but singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole has figured it out quite nicely. The once asymmetrically-coiffed, raven-haired leader of Glasgow’s The Commotions is now a 50-year-old based in Massachusetts and his accountant’s haircut now sports graying temples; his clothing looks […]

Highly Anticipated Album Jill Scott Album “The Light Of The Sun” To Be Released June 21

  Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott has been one busy woman. Following up 2007’s Grammy nominated Gold-certified album The Real Thing, Scott’s latest work The Light of the Sun, to be released tomorrow on Warner Bros., is a flurry of emotional poetry that encompasses the changes she experienced, following her Hollywood success and the birth of […]

CD Review: Ben Sollee –Inclusions; Playing Eddie’s Attic, June 22

Ben Sollee Inclusions Tin Ear/Thirty Tigers By Al Kaufman Ben Sollee is a classically trained cellist. Wait, keep reading. He is also a man with strong pop sensibilities and a heart throb voice. It’s a voice full of yearning and longing, but sensitive enough to say he only wants to cuddle. Women’s hearts have fluttered […]

Join Us for Street Food Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 22! – UPDATED!

We’re teaming up with our parent company, Ticket Alternative, and our office neighbors The Hub Atlanta to bring you a monthly happy hour in our cozy parking lot. It’ll be the fourth Wednesday of every month, and it all kicks off this Wednesday, June 22. We’ll have street food, music, beer from local beer marvels […]

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