Atlanta Music Guide New Song Spotlight: Knocking At The Door by the Arkells

Atlanta Music Guide got to sit down with Max and Mike of the Arkells at Shaky Knees, their last stop on a two-week run of US shows before a brief stint home in Ontario. From there, like many Shaky performers, they officially kick off their summer festival season.  First stop, Sasquatch. The Arkells recently did […]

Atlanta Music Guide Sits Down With Zipper Club at Shaky Knees. Accidentally Discovers Magic.

Every once in a while, you interview a band who brings you in, makes you family, inspires you to decidedly become their cheerleader. Every once in a while, you don’t get to your questions. You don’t talk much about their upcoming music. You don’t ask about their influences. Instead, you meet and ask about their […]

“Grab ahold of something solid, there’s gonna be an earthquake!” – Atlanta Music Guide chats with Rob Lind of The Sonics

If ever a band lived up their name, it was The Sonics. Formed in 1960 in Tacoma Washington their brand of high-intensity Rock and Roll took the dance-crazed audiences of the Pacific Northwest by storm. Featuring the other-worldly screams and howls of Gerry Roslie, crunchy guitar work, hard-driving sax and keys and machine gun drums, […]

Atlanta Music Guide Chats with Good Times Productions about Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton

Good Times Productions and the Fox Theatre are excited to present an all-star lineup of musicians for Hampton 70: A Celebration of Col. Bruce Hampton TONIGHT, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Members of Widespread Panic, Phish, R.E.M., and more will gather to celebrate the legendary avant-garde musician’s 70thbirthday, with proceeds benefitting the Fox Theatre Institute, as well as other music-minded charities. Atlanta Music Guide got to chat with […]

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 […]

5GB interview: The Shadowboxers, playing Terminal West Jan. 9

  The Shadowboxers band is based in Atlanta, where founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started jamming. Together with drummer Cole McSween and bassist Carlos Enamorado, they’ve forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & […]

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