The Gartrells Are Ready to Make Some Noise! Atlanta Music Guide Speaks with Members For A Quick One-On-Four Interview.

    Atlanta’s The Gartrells features members Jared Swilley (bass/vocals), Rod Hamdallah (guitar/vocals), John Kang (drums/vocals) and Jonah Swilley (lead guitar/vocals), each with an extensively impressive resume. Jared’s continued work with veteran band The Black Lips (lookout for their upcoming 9th record 2017!), Rod’s making noise with rockabilly/punk band Legendary Shack Shackers, John’s staying true to a DIY ethos with his company, I Defy Guitars, and Jonah keeps busy with his Atlanta-based recording studio InCrowd. He’s […]

Don’t Refer to Them as the “Come Back Kids!” Avant-Pop Trio OMNI Takes Lo-Fi to An Aesthetically Beautiful Place, With Debut LP Deluxe: My One-On-One With Co-Founder/Lead Singer Philip Frobos

    Home to nearly 5.6 million residents, Atlanta is somewhat of a seething metropolis still searching for its’ unique identity, akin to an adolescent claiming that, “who they are today, is what they will be tomorrow.” With so many people relocating to Atlanta, the city has an unearthly way of feeling like this “adolescent metropolis” will one day soon spontaneously combust from within. From deep within this mantle lies a “cultural pressure cooker” that has often times produced rare gems. These rarities have been presented to me, in the form of great local musicians and the foreigners that have now claimed Atlanta as their musical hub. One such band, that I was graciously granted the opportunity to chat with is Atlanta’s own, Avant-Pop trio OMNI.  OMNI is the offspring of best buds Philip Frobos (lead singer/bass), Frankie Broyles (guitar) and […]

Q & A 10/21/16: Black Lips’ Co-founder and Bassist Jared Swilley One-On-One Interview with Atlanta Music Guide

  The Black Lips headlined the legendary Masquerade October 21st, playing not only to their diehard older fan base, but to a good mixture of young folk under 21! I’m confident in saying, that performance was unlike any show I’ve seen lately. Atlanta’s beloved sons Black Lips’ performance, transported us back to  a time when Atlanta’s […]

Fox Theatre Announces “Purple Rain” as Opening Night Film for the 2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival

The Fox Theatre announced the preview slate for the 2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival including the Opening Night Film, “Purple Rain” on May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Fans are invited to join in celebrating the legacy of Prince, as the date marks exactly one month since his legendary performance at the Fox Theatre Tickets for […]

Historic Oakland Foundation announces full Tunes from the Tombs line-up!

Historic Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s most unique music venue, brings a day packed with music and family-friendly fun at the sixth annual Tunes from the Tombs music festival coming Saturday, June 18. Last year’s Tunes from the Tombs marked the first time in the festival’s history that all performers hailed from Georgia. The all-local lineup continues […]

Chihuly in the Gardens Opens THIS Weekend, 4/30!

Internationally acclaimed artist, Dale Chihuly, returns to the Garden for an encore exhibition of his spectacular works of art, presented in a setting that has doubled in size since his blockbuster show here in 2004. Chihuly in the Garden includes 20 installation sites all set amongst the Garden’s natural beauty. The kaleidoscopic colors of the […]

Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios: “Cabinet of Curiosities” Doest Not Disappoint!

Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios: “Cabinet of Curiosities” opened last Thursday, March 3 at Atlantic Station. Ticket Alternative’s own, Amber Lawson, attended the “curious” event and has the following to say about it. This year’s show is laced with a steampunk-19th century-mad scientist theme that visually creates a world of wonder and fun. From beginning to end I […]

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival Boasts A Little Something For Everyone!

The 7th Annual Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF7) kicks into full swing this Spring with a diverse line-up of local, national and international Jewish musicians. This year’s festival runs March 10th through March 27th and features 16 events in Jewish and public venues across the Greater Atlanta area. From Opening Night Jazz sets by the […]

Mumford & Sons unveil trailer for documentary, Homme Less

  Mumford & Sons are pleased to unveil a video for the film Homme Less, the directorial debut of fashion photographer, Thomas Wirthensohn, using the band’s new single Tompkins Square Park. Wirthensohn has told the story of his long-standing friend, the model/photographer Mark Reay, in his acclaimed emotional documentary, Homme Less. Described as the ‘underbelly […]

"Close to You" airs Dec. 5 on GPB

Close To You: Remembering The Carpenters airs Dec. 5 on GPB

“Close To You: Remembering The Carpenters” airs on Georgia Public Broadcasting at 9 p.m. Saturday Dec. 5. A look back at the lives and musical arc of the beloved brother and sister songwriting duo, the film stands as a testament to their enduring musical legacy. Featuring rare performances and extensive archival footage, this remastered documentary celebrates […]

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