Q&A with Rooney: Playing The Loft, July 10

Q&A with Rooney: Playing The Loft, July 10

By Alec Wooden On the surface, Los Angeles-based rock band Rooney has had it rough over the last 12 months. They’ve lost a label (Geffen) and a bass player (Matt Winter), all the while cutting a new record for the first time without benefits of mountains of label aid, engineers and producers. It takes little […]

Q&A with Greg Laswell; Playing Vinyl, June 1

Q&A with Greg Laswell; Playing Vinyl, June 1

By Alec Wooden Sad songs aren’t for everyone. Some musicians don’t like to write them; some find they simply can’t. Greg Laswell doesn’t fit either description. Laswell, a West Coast-born multi-instrumentalist now based in New York, thrives on them, producing ever-pleasant piano/guitar pop-rock from often dark origins (by the way, don’t make “sad” synonymous with […]

Q&A with Steve Wynn: Plays The Dream Syndicate with The Miracle 3 May 14 and May 15 at 529

Q&A with Steve Wynn: Plays The Dream Syndicate with The Miracle 3 May 14 and May 15 at 529

By Scott Roberts Steve Wynn, leader of seminal 1980s L.A.-based band The Dream Syndicate, will be doing two special performances with his current band The Miracle Three at 529 on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. At Friday’s show, Wynn & company will be playing the entirety of 1984’s Dream Syndicate classic The Medicine […]

Q&A with White Hinterland; Playing 529 with Dosh, April 28

Q&A with White Hinterland; Playing 529 with Dosh, April 28

By Alec Wooden Fresh off the release of their second release, Kairos, White Hinterland‘s Casey Dienel and Shawn Creeden discuss musical philosophies, the new record’s decidedly new direction and Creeden’s post-practice pasta dishes. What’s your general philosophy as an artist? Casey Dienel: When I feel curious about something, I’m compelled to explore and experiment with […]

Q&A with Shayde Sartin of The Fresh & Onlys; Playing The EARL, March 27

By Jhoni Jackson The Fresh & Onlys are riding on high in the wake of their latest release, but that’s nothing new. The San Francisco natives have been churning out EPs and LPs at a rate that rivals Heidi Montag’s plastic surgeries. Since forming in 2008, the melody-friendly, fuzz-heavy band has amassed seven official albums, […]

AMG SXSW ’10 Q & A with Brian Knott, founder of The A3C Hip Hop Festival

Brian Knott, founder of the A3C Hip Hop Festival , officially announced today that the three-day festival would be held October 7-10, 2010 at multiple venues in the East Atlanta Village.  With over 100 A3C performers heading to Austin for SXSW, we decided to ask Brian a couple questions. You’re soon to be on the road […]

AMG SXSW Q & A with Trae Vedder of Death On Two Wheels

We’re always happy when bands we love start making the transition from local band to touring band to signed band. Atlanta’s Death On Two Wheels has made those transitions. Recently signed to Favorite Gentlemen (Manchester Orchestra, All Get Out, Kevin Devin), Death On Two Wheels has had a rather enjoyable ride. As the lads prep for an […]

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