Interview: The Features; Playing @ The EARL 5/23

Hailing from Tennessee, indie-rock quartet, The Features have been releasing music for over a decade.  Time may not always make for a great band, but it sure does help.  They have played at Bonnaroo, been compared to Manchester Orchestra (Atlanta’s own), and have been featured in Twilight.  With their new self-titled album out, the Features […]

5GB With Heartless Bastards; Playing 40 Watt, Friday May 18th

  I first saw the Heartless Bastards at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, and was immediately hooked at how such an unassuming looking trio could command such presence on stage. Ohio garage-rockers, the Heartless Bastards often get compared to fellow Ohioans, The Black Keys, but I was definitely getting a Sonic Youth sort of flavor…Needless to […]

What’s Up Thursday?

Happy Happy Thursday y’all! We are almost to the weekend, and I am particularly excited about this because my birthday is on Sunday! So in honor of my birthday, let’s all just start the festivities early and start the weekend NOW!  There are a ton of great shows happening tonight! -The ever-so entrancing, M. Ward […]

Hangout Music Fest 2012 Preview: Interview With Chad from Dispatch, Performing Saturday May 19th

By Justin Lyons Prior to this week’s Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, I was able to interview Chad Stokes from the recently reunited rock band, Dispatch. If you’re going to Hangout, be sure to catch Dispatch perform on Saturday at 5:15pm at the Hangout Main stage. Look for their first full length album […]

5GB With Death On Two Wheels; Playing With Sleeper Agent @ The Basement At Graveyard Tavern, May 17th

If you are even slightly into the Atlanta music scene, then you know that Trae Vedder from Death on Two Wheels is one of the hardest working musicians in our pretty little city. Trae and band are playing with indie darlings, Sleeper Agent tomorrow at The Basement at Graveyard Tavern, and he joined us for […]

What’s Up Wednesday?

Happy Hump Day Atlanta! We are half way through the week, waaahhhoooo! The first song I heard this morning was “Wild Horses” so it looks like it’s gonna be a great day! Hey, so there are a ton of great bands playing tonight so do yourself a favor and check one out! -Canadian hard rockers, […]

Georgia Music Partners, The Recording Academy® Atlanta Chapter & Gov. Deal Recognize Signing Of Ammended GA. Entertainment Tax Credit

                        Today,Governor Nathan Deal and the board of Georgia MusicPartners (GMP) recognized the signing of the amended Georgia Entertainment Tax Credit, which now clearly includes music production as an attributable expense for qualified productions. The credit is expected to increase music production in the […]

5GB With Awolnation; Playing “Party in the Park,” Centennial Olympic Park, May 19th

One of the first bands to sign to Redbull Records, Awolnation . The band’s first single, “Sail”, peaked at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Rock Songs, and has received placements in several TV shows. We were joined by frontman Aaron Bruno for our 5GB series before their show on Saturday at Centennial Olympic Park for […]

What’s Up Tuesday?

Bon Matin Atlanta! So, for better or worse, I judge my day by  the first song that comes on my Sirius XM channel…if it is something like Blink 182, I know I’m in for one of those days. Today, fortunately it was the little ditty above; I hope that it starts your Tuesday out right […]

5GB With Gregory Alan Isakov; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, Tonight May 14th

Born in Johannesburg, and raised in Philadelphia, Gregory Alan Isakov‘s voice and guitar style leave a humble presence that has spawned a burgeoning fan base. He has shared the stage with numerous touring artists such as Ani Difranco, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Alexi Murdoch, Brandi Carlile and Fiona Apple. In 2011, Isakov’s songs were featured in film and television productions, including his track “If I […]

5GB With Dawes; Playing Party In The Park @Centennial Olympic Park, May 19th

  L.A. indie rock band, Dawes, have been racing up the charts with their hit “Time Spent in Los Angeles.”  The band is part of the Laurel Canyon sound, which often cites influences such as Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Neil Young, among others.  At the invitation of producer Jonathan Wilson, the band joined a local informal jam session that included Conor Oberst, The […]

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