Live Review: Drake @ Philips Arena

Minutes after bringing a middle-aged Atlantan on stage and sweetly serenading her with “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Drake spat some heavy threats on another new song, “Worst Behavior.” Such is the duality of Aubrey Graham. “Hold On, We’re Going Home” is a refreshing, though slightly misplaced, piece of ear candy dropped in the middle […]

Picture Book & Live Review: The Weeknd @ The Fox Theatre October 1st

TONIGHT’S SHOW CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT. Fox Theatre spelled that out on papers positioned around the venue entrance. The signs made sense given Abel Tesfaye’s provocative, sinister brand of R&B he mysteriously unveiled to the world in 2010. They referred to the uncensored porn flickering across the stage screens during one particular song but… a. I […]

Live Review: No Age at The Arts Exchange

“Isn’t this a trip?” No Age drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt asked, checking out the Paul Robeson Theatre. Nestled inside Atlanta’s Arts Exchange, the theatre looked like it could host the plays of a grungy Max Fischer – a pleasantly dingy space within an equally dingy, repurposed elementary school. The work of young artists and two small […]

Interview: Anamanaguchi Playing The Drunken Unicorn July 20th

Anamanaguchi just released their excellent sophomore LP Endless Fantasy, more than quadrupled their Kickstarter goal and performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon making them by far the most visible, successful chiptune act of late. Endless Fantasy finds Anamanaguchi infusing even more modern pop sensibility into their already infectious songs and now they’re touring to support the album. On July […]

AMG Weekend Picks: The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Old School Saturday & More

There’s lots to choose from this weekend but it’s hard to go wrong!  If you want to spend the evening surrounded by nature, The Carolina Chocolate Drops hit the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Friday. Is an amphitheater show more your speed? Toad the Wet Sprocket is playing the Frederick Brown Jr. Ampitheater this Saturday! Finally […]

AthFest 2013 Coverage

AthFest 2013 was as busy as ever this year, the streets packed with music fans of all different persuasions. I couldn’t catch every show obviously, but I’ve compiled a list of the top five most notable shows I did see. My Top Five Most Notable Shows of AthFest 2013 Cult of Riggonia – Farm 255 […]

Interview: Neil Giraldo Playing w/ Pat Benatar at Atlanta Botanical Garden June 23rd

Neil Giraldo is married to, and plays alongside, 1980s chart topper Pat Benatar. They’ve been working together now for over 30 years and their live show is heading to Atlanta. We got a chance to talk with Giraldo about his musical beginnings, his relationship with Pat and cookbooks.   When you and your wife Pat […]

Interview: NYMPH, Playing Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery June 23rd

Psychedelic Brooklyn septet NYMPH is coming to Atlanta just two days before the release of their second LP, New Millenium Prayer and we got a chance to talk to Matty McDermott about the band’s expanded lineup, collaborative recording and bombastic live shows. Let me start by asking you this, what’s changed since your last album? […]

AMG Weekend Picks: People’s Fest 2013, Packway Handle Band, Pat Benatar & More!

The sky’s been overcast lately but you don’t have to be. We’ve got enough shows lined up to keep you entertained all weekend! On Friday, Packway Handle Band is kicking things off with their energetic “alt bluegrass” show at Smiths Olde Bar. Then on Saturday you can head out to the beautiful Atlantic Station Central […]

Interview: Packway Handle Band Playing Smiths Olde Bar, June 21st

Self-proclaimed “alt bluegrass” quintent Packway Handle Band turns twelve this year and they’re bringing their energetic live show back to Smiths Olde Bar. Although they perform around two condenser mics, and use traditional bluegrass instrumentation the band maintains that they are not interested in preserving any traditions. They’ve played a Devo tribute show if that […]

Interview: The Neighbourhood, Playing Center Stage 6/17

Like The Weeknd before them, Californian quintet The Neighbourhood debuted their music shrouded in mystery. They chose not to disclose their identities, instead hiding behind an intriguing visual theme. Everything’s black and white – their albums, their press photos…they even claim to play “black and white” music.   Formed by Jesse Rutherford in the fall […]