5GB With Wizard Smoke; Playing The Basement @ Graveyard Tavern, Friday, May 25th

  Atlanta metal heads, Wizard Smoke, are no strangers around town. They are at The Basement at Graveyard Tavern tomorrow, and they joined us for our 5GB series before their show. What’s the first gig you ever attended? “Sesame Street: On Tour.” Eastern High School Auditorium, Bristol, Connecticut, 1987. The opening act was an old man […]

What’s Up Thursday?

We are almost to the weekend, and I decided to start this day off with a funny little joke: “Why was the mushroom invited to the party?” -” Because he was a FUN GUI!” Ok, here are your Thursday picks: –The Cumberland Collective is a melting pot of various styles of contemporary music borne in […]

Win Tickets & 5GB With Gentleman Jesse And His Men; Playing 529, Saturday, May 26th

Gentleman Jesse & His Men, are an Atlanta combo that revels in the bright, energetic power pop sounds of the early New Wave era. Much like the late and great Exploding Hearts, they inject lo-fi garage with a direct shot of rock’n’roll ecstasy. In other words, it’s a good time. Always the clever one, Jesse […]

Hangout Music Fest 2012 Review: Friday, May 18th, 2012 – Gulf Shores, AL

Based on the great line-up last year and promises of overall improvement from organizers, expectations were high for the third annual Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL. Hangout lived up to the hype in 2012 with more expansive grounds, better access to the necessities (water, food, restrooms) and a “VIP” experience like no other […]

What’s Up Wednesday?

Happy Hump Day, y’all! Today is just one of those days where I wish I was on the West Coast….Something about this warm weather makes me yearn for palm trees and the ocean! While I sit and fantasize about the city of Angels, check out what’s happening in our happening little city. –Reggie Watts, internationally […]

NARIP’s Concert Promoter Round Table; Featuring Eddie Owens, Live Nation & AEG Live

Some of Atlanta’s most well respected concert promoters will be at the SAE Institute tomorrow for the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP)’s “Concert Promoter Round Table.  Live shows and concert tours remain the most important components of artist development available and, when successfully executed, can have an enormous positive […]

CD Review: Royal Thunder – CVI; Playing The Earl on Saturday, May 26th

Royal Thunder CVI Relapse Records By Ellen Eldridge Atlanta locals Royal Thunder deserve the buzz that’s been building about them since the self-titled EP released in 2010. The four-piece confidently mixes everything loved by grunge and alternative fans in the ‘90s with a powerful progressive groove, colored by a bluesy soulful side. The lineup consists […]

What’s Up Tuesday?

Well you know it’s officially summer time cause all of these outdoor festivals are rocking! -The King of the summer concert, Dave Matthews, is back in Atlanta tonight with his group of boys playing for the Trustafarians at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood. -The Wandering gathers five traditionally-minded artists from Memphis and North Mississippi and features […]

Read What the Nominated Artists of the Georgia Music Awards Have to Say – Showcases Leading up to June 16 Main Event at Buckhead Theatre

By Ellen Eldridge The Georgia Music Awards brings recognition to the hard-working artists and bands in the local area – artists who remain dedicated to self-promotion and who rally fans to support the scene. The categories represent a cross section of genres to showcase all the talent in the Georgia area. Read the quotes from […]

What’s Up Monday?

Yesterday was my birthday y’all, so the mere thought of going out tonight seems a bit much to me right now, BUT for you guys I will make an exception….Looking for some fun stuff to do tonight? Here are my suggestions…. -Singer/Songwriter Greg Laswell is no stranger on Atlanta’s Organic X Sunday show..He hangs in […]

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