Category: Interviews

Atlanta Music Guide Reviews: Ann Wilson At The Buckhead Theatre

Atlanta Music Guide Reviews: Ann Wilson At The Buckhead Theatre

[ 0 ] June 9, 2017 |

If you missed it, Atlanta Music Guide had the chance to chat with Ann Wilson before she arrived in Atlanta this week, one stop along the way of her busy summer tour. We were also lucky enough to attend her show on Tuesday at The Buckhead Theatre and will do our best to review it […]

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Atlanta Music Guide Meets Ann Wilson! See Her at Buckhead Theatre June 6.

Atlanta Music Guide Meets Ann Wilson! See Her at Buckhead Theatre June 6.

[ 0 ] May 26, 2017 |

  For the days (maybe weeks) leading into my interview with Ann Wilson, I essentially performed the mental version of pacing around nervously. What will I say? What can I ask her that will do any honor to 40 years of influencing music? Will the Queen of Cool think I’m cool? With my sights set […]

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Atlanta Music Guide Shaky Knees Artist Spotlight: Mondo Cozmo

Atlanta Music Guide Shaky Knees Artist Spotlight: Mondo Cozmo

[ 0 ] May 17, 2017 |

Here’s all you need to know: Mondo Cozmo is named after Josh Ostrander’s, Mondo Cozmo frontman, dog. Anybody who names a band after a dog is good people and Josh showed up to our interview and quickly proved my theory right. Fresh off a tour with Bastille (we’re talking literally the night before) he is sarcastic […]

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Atlanta Music Guide Meets Run River North, aka, The Band That Got Stuck In Our Heads

Atlanta Music Guide Meets Run River North, aka, The Band That Got Stuck In Our Heads

[ 0 ] May 17, 2017 |

I have a guilty confession. Outside of pre-req interview research and a quick listen “to get a feel for their sound,” I didn’t know much about Run River North when they showed up to meet me. Do you know what I’ve been doing ever since then? LISTENING TO THEM.     Without batting an eye, […]

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Atlanta Music Guide Shaky Knees Artist Spotlight: PUP

Atlanta Music Guide Shaky Knees Artist Spotlight: PUP

[ 0 ] May 16, 2017 |

I was admittedly pretty excited to sit down with PUP at Shaky Knees. I met them in the press room as much a fan as a writer, having seen them live a few (every) of the times they’ve played Atlanta. (RIP, Masquerade.) Speaking of, the band shared a fond anecdote with me about hanging out with Masquerade […]

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

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

[ 0 ] May 16, 2017 |

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 […]

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

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

[ 0 ] May 16, 2017 |

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 […]

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

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

[ 0 ] May 15, 2017 |

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, […]

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

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

[ 0 ] May 1, 2017 |

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 […]

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Celebrating Hampton 70 at the Fox Theatre: A Birthday Tribute to The Colonel

Celebrating Hampton 70 at the Fox Theatre: A Birthday Tribute to The Colonel

[ 0 ] April 17, 2017 |

Bruce Hampton, known widely as Col. Bruce, or Bruce to everyone he knows, who it seems is actually everyone, showed up to our interview wearing a “Pluto is a planet” shirt, signaling instantly that he was the kind of guy I wanted to talk to. We met to discuss the upcoming Hampton 70 show at […]

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

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

[ 0 ] November 23, 2016 |

    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 […]

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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

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

[ 0 ] November 22, 2016 |

    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 […]

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TAUK’s Matt Jalbert Talks Sir Nebula and Current Tour with Atlanta Music Guide

TAUK’s Matt Jalbert Talks Sir Nebula and Current Tour with Atlanta Music Guide

[ 0 ] November 10, 2016 |

I had the pleasure of sitting down today (which in 2016 means a call while he was holed up in his bus bunk, heading East to the next spot on tour) with Matt Jalbert, lead guitarist for the band TAUK. The band is currently on the road promoting their newest album, Sir Nebula. JC: So, […]

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

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

[ 0 ] November 3, 2016 |

  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 […]

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

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

[ 0 ] January 7, 2016 |

  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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