CD Review: The Features — The Wilderness; Playing The EARL, August 26

The Features The Wilderness Bug Music/Serpents And SnakesBy Justin Lyons Murfreesboro, Tenn.’s four-piece outfit The Features show their maturation since 2008’s Some Kind of Salvation.  On their third album they ditch a horn section that never seemed right in favor of  driving rhythms and howling guitar. The resulting effect is much darker on The Wilderness, […]

What’s Up Wednesday?

What’s Up Wednesday?

Oh, we are almost there! After a whirlwind of a Tuesday, it just seems appropriate that some of country music’s finest will be blowing into town tonight. -One of outlaw country’s finest, Billy Joe Shaver, whose songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Elvis Presley will be bringing it […]

15 Questions With The Black Dahlia Murder; Playing Masquerade Tonight

By Eileen Tilson According to Wikipedia, “The Black Dahlia” was a nickname given to Elizabeth Short  (July 29, 1924 – ca. January 15, 1947), an American woman and the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder.  Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Los Angeles… so obviously the […]

Live Review: Drive-By Truckers and Centro-matic at Georgia Theatre, August 12

By Micah McLain Drive-By Truckers brought along their “soulmate band” Centro-matic for a sold-out two-night stand to celebrate the triumphant return of the Georgia Theatre this past weekend. There was an overwhelming sense of excitement and awe that was shared by everyone lucky enough to be in attendance Friday night. The opportunity to see two […]

Live Review: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings at the Georgia Theatre, August 14

By Scott Roberts; Photos by Sue Volkert Most successful bands seem to possess at least one secret weapon – a dynamic front person; a flashy lead guitarist­; pyrotechnics – that allows them to stand out from the myriad acts vying for our entertainment dollar. Singer-songwriter Gillian Welch, in addition to her own impressive arsenal, has […]

What’s Up Tuesday?

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen! Happy Tuesday! Here are some cool things to do tonight if you feel like getting out on the town: -Get your best Americana shirt out, because tonight at Eddie’s Attic Jim Lauderdale will be entertaining the crowd. For those of you who might not know, Lauredale sang back up vocals for […]

What’s Up Monday?

Well, I know it’s Monday and everyone is a bit fuzzy-headed from the weekend, but if you’re up for more fun, here’s a couple of cool things happening in the city today: -The Stevie Nicks concert at Chastain Amphitheater has been postponed until Wednesday; so for those of you getting your picnics ready better get the […]