CD Review: Gringo Star — Count Yer Lucky Stars; Playing Star Bar, November 19

Gringo Star Count Yer Lucky Stars Gigantic Music By Ellen Eldridge To say a buzz has been brewing over Atlanta locals Gringo Star would downplay the frenetic reverberations on the music industry radar. The allusion to Beatles drummer Ringo Starr remains a cute sarcasm, and fits the band’s style well with the choice of instruments […]

What’s Up Monday?

It’s countdown to Halloween week! I’m not sure about you, but this is definitely my favorite holiday! It’s a quiet Monday in the city, but that’s probably a good thing, considering all the fun you are going to be having the rest of the week! If you really feel like getting your tricks on, here […]

Live Review & Picture Book: Dream Theater, Trivium at The Tabernacle, October 19

Review by Ellen Eldridge; photos by Ken Lackner The combination of Trivium and Dream Theater made Wednesday night’s Tabernacle show a truly special showcase of Roadrunner artists. The Dream Theater fans welcomed Trivium’s burst of energy and fury with the title track from their latest release, In Waves. The set stayed consistent with what Trivium […]

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Hits Atlanta!

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus will pull up to the Grayson Tech High School on October 24th, SAE Atlanta on October 25th, and Meadowcreek High School on October 27th for student recording sessions and interactive tours. For 14 years the Lennon Bus has provided free songwriting and multimedia production workshops to America’s youth.   With the assistance of three on-board engineers, students learn how to write, perform, […]

5GB With Deer Tick; Playing The Buckhead Theatre Friday Oct. 21

By Eileen Tilson Did you know that the guys from Deertick consider themselves, “metal heads?” I love these Rhode Island boys, who have been wooing the hipsters and non-hipsters, alike since 2004. Even though they have been compared to the likes of Bright Eyes and Modest Mouse, Deer Tick have always remained a little punk […]

AMG Weekend Picks: Little Five Points Halloween Parade, Taste of Atlanta, Little Dragon and More!

Happy Almost-Weekend People! This one is going to rock. From yummy treats at Taste of Atlanta to the marvels and wonders at the Little Five Points Halloween Parade, we’ve got you covered. And if you do pop along to the parade, be sure to find our tent (in front of Criminal Records) with Ticket Alternative. […]

Live Review & Picture Book: A3C at Masquerade, October 6 – 8

By Kelsi Velpel The second weekend in October marked the seventh year of  the A3C Hip Hop Festival, held this year at Masquerade, in Atlanta.  Starting on Thursday, October 6, and ending the night of Saturday, October 8 the festival was consistently alive with musicians, DJs, producers, B-boys, music professionals, and hip-hop fans alike.  There […]

CD Review: David Jacobs-Strain — Live from the Left Coast; Playing Eddie’s Attic, October 28

David Jacobs-Strain Live from the Left Coast self-release By Al Kaufman At the ripe old age of 25, David Jacobs-Strain is a seasoned vet in this folk-blues guitar game, and he sounds like it. He plays that slide guitar like a girlfriend. Live from the Left Coast, recorded at the Rolling and Tumbling temporary juke […]

What’s Up Thursday?

Happy Thursday!! I am soooo excited because in a few hours I will be getting in my car and heading to Atlanta! Can’t wait to see everyone! And just why am I coming home you ask? Well it just happens to be our very first recommended event for Thursday! -Tonight at The Buckhead Theater, Blue […]

Taste of Atlanta’s Friday Night Kick-Off Party: Featuring Kevin Rathbun Singing Karoke!!

Sike! Okay, so maybe Kevin Rathbun won’t be singing karaoke, but he will be there with the Food Network’s Aarón Sanchez!! And just in case that is not cool enough for you, then you CAN sing along with the most awesome Yacht Rock Schooner, which if you are not familiar is the  “fast, light, backwards […]

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