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 & […]

TAUK

Interview: Charlie Dolan & Matt Jalbert of TAUK, Playing @ Terminal West 7/31

There are certain bands that come through the live music scene that you hear great things about, even if you didn’t ask. TAUK is one of those bands. Their unique, instrumental blend of melodic progressive rock and jazz-fusion is a sound that doesn’t go unnoticed, and with good reason. The New York City based dirty funk […]

Smashmouth

Interview: Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth, Playing @ Atlanta Botanical Garden 7/23!

Anyone who was alive during the 90s and owned a radio, TV, or just interacted with the general population should be familiar with the band that is Smash Mouth. With such hits as “All Star,” “Walking On The Sun,” and their infamous cover of the Monkees’ song “I’m a Believer,” they’re a band that we […]

Throwback Thursday: Countdown to Five Eight

Athens alternative rock foursome, Five Eight, has been rocking stages all across the country since signing with Sky Records in 1990. Now, more than 20 years and countless hit records later, the band is preparing for the re-release of its album Weirdo and an accompanying tour! Today we revisit a 2012 AMG interview with the band as […]

Interview with Lloyd Cole; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 2/12 & 2/13

By Al Kaufman Back in 1985, you really couldn’t be much cooler than Lloyd Cole, his album with the Commotions, Rattlesnakes, spawned the alternative hits “Perfect Skin.” “Forest Fire,” and “Are You Ready to be Heartbroken?”. He was a mod Brit who possessed Elvis Costello’s wit and gift for wordplay without the bile, and Bryan […]

Throwback Thursday: 5GB With Kelly McFarling

This interview was originally published on April 11, 2012. See Kelly McFarling at Eddie’s Attic on December 28, 2014.  Homegrown and haunting,Kelly McFarling‘s voice spirals powerfully, and progressively over a bed of oldtimey instrumentation. She is from Atlanta, GA, where she learned to sing in church choirs and baseball stadiums, and learned to write through the stories […]

Throwback Thursday: Interview with Molly Stevens of Stevens Layne

This interview was originally published on July 29, 2013. Stevens Layne will be performing at Eddie’s Attic on December 7th, 2014. Molly Stevens and Whitney Layne formed a dynamic duo after meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in 2010. Stevens is a graduate of Mercer University and after graduating taught high school theatre and Humanities for four years. Stevens […]

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