Q&A with Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg of Avi Buffalo; Playing with Rogue Wave at The Loft, March 8

By Jhoni Jackson Avi Buffalo’s bright, melodic indie-pop is making huge waves that rival those of their native Long Beach, and even their musical peers – most of whom are well beyond Avi Buffalo’s age. Though youth may limit their experience, you’d never know listening to their pre-album teasers. “What’s in It For?” boasts a […]

Q&A with John Linnell of They Might Be Giants; Playing Variety Playhouse March 5 & 6

By Jim Simpson Two-time Grammy winners and college-radio veterans They Might Be Giants bring their playfully surreal sound to Atlanta for two shows at the Variety Playhouse, March 5 and 6. The first is a “grown ups” (14+) show Friday, and a Saturday matinee for families (tickets for both shows are on sale here), where […]

Q&A with Trish Thompson, friend and collaborator of Wally Gates

By Eileen Tilson Musicians and friends that knew, worked, played, drank, sobered, loved, hated, sinned and prayed with Wally Gates will pay tribute to him in the best way they know how – a night of Wally Gates’ favorite music performed live by his friends. Wally Gates, a respected and dedicated musician and producer, had made […]

Q&A with Real Housewife of Atlanta Kim Zolciak and Producer Tracy Young; Performing @ Gold Room, February 26

By Eric Chavez Guilty pleasure of the year “Tardy for the Party” is heading back to the VIP. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kim Zolciak is combining forces with famed remixer Tracy Young to add some dancefloor flavor to her hit single. Young breathes her usual electronic bliss to the sound, making it even more […]

Q&A with Blake Thomas; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar with Josh Harty, February 17

By Eileen Tilson Blake Thomas is no stranger to country music. Flatlands (2008), his third studio release, has been dubbed “a must for country and folk fans.” Thomas, born in Minnesota, literally worked his way up from the bottom when, at 19, he moved east and began his career busking in the subways of Boston. […]

Q&A: John Douglas of Ten Story Relapse; CD Release Party @ The 183 Room at Legends, February 13

Q&A: John Douglas of Ten Story Relapse; CD Release Party @ The 183 Room at Legends, February 13

Stylistically diverse Atlanta rockers Ten Story Relapse have chosen a unique way to celebrate the release of their fifth CD, the intriguingly-titled Buddha & The .38. They’ve decided to combine that achievement — which also happens to coincide with the band’s 10th anniversary — with a one-night-only art exhibit hand-picked by Atlanta legend Fay Gold […]

Q&A with Jay Brannan; Playing Vinyl, October 20

Q&A with Jay Brannan; Playing Vinyl, October 20

By Sam Parvin   Singer/songwriter (and actor) Jay Brannan is coming to Atlanta on October 20 to showcase his latest album, In Living Cover.  The album is Jay’s second and features two original tunes, as well as seven impeccably-performed covers, including The Cranberries’ “Zombie,” The Verve Pipe’s “The Freshman" and  “All I Want,” originally a […]

Q&A with Fran Healy of Travis; Playing with Bandmate Andy Dunlop at The Loft, October 17 for an Early Show

Q&A with Fran Healy of Travis; Playing with Bandmate Andy Dunlop at The Loft, October 17 for an Early Show

By Scott Roberts The idea of a phone interview with Fran Healy scared me. For two reasons. One, having the opportunity to talk to one of my honest-to-goodness musical heroes – the angel-voiced, principal songwriter of Travis, a band who has created some of the most consistently melodic and engaging pop-rock of the last 12 […]

Q&A with Leonard Cohen Collaborator, Sharon Robinson; Playing Fox Theatre October 20

Q&A with Leonard Cohen Collaborator, Sharon Robinson; Playing Fox Theatre October 20

By Al Kaufman; photo by Greg Gold Sharon Robinson is best known as a collaborator with Canadian poet, folk singer, and cultural icon, Leonard Cohen. She has co-written some of his most popular songs, including "Everybody Knows" and "Waiting for a Miracle," and produced and co-written all of the songs on his 2001 album, Ten […]

Q&A with Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross — Playing The EARL with Phosphorescent, October 9

Q&A with Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross — Playing The EARL with Phosphorescent, October 9

By Eileen Tilson If you haven’t heard of Alberta Cross yet, you will. Having recently played with Them Crooked Vultures (Dave Grohl, Josh Homme, and John Paul Jones) at Austin City Limits, the band is just at the start of their tour in support of their debut album, Broken Side of Time (which we reviewed […]

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