Interview with Penidean of Natural Vibrations playing at Smiths Olde Bar on Tuesday, March 12th

By: Shelby Lum When you think of reggae music, usually you think of Jamaica, but a different island is beginning to take a own hold on the genre. Natural Vibrations, a reggae band, are Hawaii natives who have been playing and bringing the “aloha spirit” to anyone who listens to their music. “We actually could […]

Interview with Shakey Graves playing at The EARL Thursday, March 7

By: Shelby Lum Alejandro Rose-Garcia aka Shakey Graves may not be a formally trained musician, but he has taken all of his influences from Texas to California and weaved them into his music. “It’s given me an odd eclecticism ,” Rose-Garcia said. “I’ve always had this bizarre blend of hippie and cowboy influences working at […]

Album Review: Lines We Trace by Hey Marseilles playing at Vinyl Friday, March 22nd

By: Shelby Lum Stepping into the unknown arena of nontraditional instrumentation is daunting. Most bands struggle to master a conventional band set up with drums lead, rhythm, and bass guitar. Still, a few have ventured into new territory with unusual instruments.  Ra Ra Riot has been making headway with its use of baroque pop, fusing […]

Interview with Kopecky Family Band playing at The Basement Monday, March 4th

Interview with Kopecky Family Band playing at The Basement Monday, March 4th

Kopecky Family Band – a non-traditional family, at that – is dynamic, and they wield an equally dynamic slew of instruments. Their thoughtful songwriting is supported by a diverse backdrop of sound. And the musical canvas is covered with broad brushstrokes – ranging from clanging tambourines and guitars, booming percussion, intelligent string arrangements, and triumphant […]

Weekend Picks! Grayson Capps, The Acorns, The London Souls, Big Bird Bash, and more

By: Shelby Lum It’s March and we have to keep the coats on a bit longer. Fortunately, there are plenty of in-door shows to catch this weekend, so we can all stay warm and countdown the days to gorgeous Atlanta Spring weather! Here are AMG’s Weekend Picks: Friday, March 1st-Grayson Capps at Eddie’s Attic Grayson […]

Interview with Lee from The Quaildogs playing at Vinyl’s Anniversary Party Sat. Feb. 23

Interview with Lee from The Quaildogs playing at Vinyl’s Anniversary Party Sat. Feb. 23

By: Shelby Lum It’s not everyday a venue celebrates a full decade in the business, and Vinyl is celebrating in style with some of the city’s best acts. The Quaildogs are among some of the bands playing for the venue’s big bash. The band has played at Vinyl twice, said Lee Berg, vocalist and bassist. […]

Interview with Atlas Genius’ Keith Jeffrey

By: Shelby Lum The Aussie indie rockers, Atlas Genius, aren’t really your standard quartet considering three quarters of the band are brothers. Keith Jeffrey, Michael Jeffrey, Steven Jeffrey, and friend Darren Sell make up the group, but little sibling rivalry seems to exist between the brothers. They actually see it as an advantage to be touring with […]

Weekend Picks! Patterson Hood, The Mantras, Whiskey Gentry, Winter Beer Carnival, Flogging Molly & more!

By: Shelby Lum Concerts and Festival are packing in this weekend and that’s exciting! With so much going on you can’t sit at home, so take a look at our little guide – and pick out your favorite events! There’s something for everyone. Friday, February 8th-An Evening with Patterson Hood at Eddie’s Attic After moving […]

Weekend Picks! Col. Bruce Hampton, The Black Cadillacs, Holopaw, Austin Renfroe, and more!

By: Shelby Lum Well now that we have survived that deluge of rain, it’s gotten colder again just in time for the new month. And now it’s February.  The weather is colder and the stores are filling with red and pink heart shaped gifts, and spring is on everyone’s minds.  No worries though!  AMG has […]

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