Q&A with Charlie Brand of Miniature Tigers — Playing The Drunken Unicorn with Fun, September 20

Q&A with Charlie Brand of Miniature Tigers — Playing The Drunken Unicorn with Fun, September 20

By Sam Parvin I recently got my hands on the debut full-length album by Miniature Tigers, Tell It To the Volcano, and I am so excited about it!  So when I heard the five piece, Phoenix-based rock-pop group is coming to Atlanta this month, I had to get an interview. Lead vocalist and guitarist Charlie […]

Q&A with Nick Niespodziani of Y-O-U, Yacht Rock and More — Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on July 25

Q&A with Nick Niespodziani of Y-O-U, Yacht Rock and More — Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on July 25

By Leila Regan-Porter If there ain't no rest for the wicked, then the lads of PleaseRock (the umbrella that covers Y-O-U,The Yacht Rock Review, The Tupperware Party, Rock Fight, 3 Dog Stevens and other rock aliases) are the most wicked rockers out there. While trying to keep up with the runaway success of The Yacht […]

Y-O-U Explain – or Confuse – Fans with New Video for PleaseRock the Yacht Event

Y-O-U Explain – or Confuse – Fans with New Video for PleaseRock the Yacht Event

By now you should know about the awesome event coming up next week that is PleaseRock the Yacht, where Y-O-U will be bombarding fans with all their brilliant aliases, complete with videos of comedy skits, new music, competitions and free food and drink. To explain – or just beguile further – the guys have done […]

Q&A with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, Playing Midsummer Music Fest Saturday, June 20

Q&A with Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, Playing Midsummer Music Fest Saturday, June 20

By Al Kaufman Sometimes a recession is a good thing. Take this year’s Midsummer Music Fest, sponsored by AM sports radio 790 The Zone. While last year’s event, which featured Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ and Blues Traveler, put people back anywhere from $10-$20 per ticket, this year’s festival, featuring Rusted Root and Guster, is free. Held […]

Q&A with Cris Kirkwood of Meat Puppets — Playing The EARL June 16

Q&A with Cris Kirkwood of Meat Puppets — Playing The EARL June 16

By Samantha Parvin Meat Puppets, a band that has been around for nearly three decades and has experimented with most all musical genres under the sun, has just released yet another album, Sewn Together. Brothers Cris (bass) and Curt (vocals, lead guitar) Kirkwood, along with drummer Ted Marcus, began a tour to support the album […]

Q&A with Simon Illa for Mind for Music @ Velvet Underground, May 29

Q&A with Simon Illa for Mind for Music @ Velvet Underground, May 29

By Noel Wurst On May 29 at Hard Rock Café’s Velvet Underground, Atlanta’s own Leslie Fram is hosting a benefit for the Unbreakable Music Foundation (UMF), a charitable organization set up to “raise funds in order to put computer equipment and music software in schools for students with physical challenges.” Heralded multi-musical genre producer Simon […]

Q&A with Kyle Gordon of Young Orchids – Playing Big Trouble In Little Five Points This Thursday!

Q&A with Kyle Gordon of Young Orchids – Playing Big Trouble In Little Five Points This Thursday!

The band, performing before Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, outside Atlanta's Center Stage, March 20. By Julia Reidy Young Orchids is the latest musical brainchild of Kyle Gordon, previously of Atlanta rockers The Booze, KillGordon and Ski Club. Though the group is new, these pros aren’t as delicate as the name suggests. Along with Ski […]

Q&A with José Reyes, co-founder of Fringe

Q&A with José Reyes, co-founder of Fringe

By Julia Reidy Four times a season, several seemingly disparate creative ideas come together harmoniously in one venue: classical chamber music, electronica DJ-ing, visual art, short film, performance art and essay. It’s an idea new to Atlanta, and it’s one of the most interesting evenings $15 can buy. Co-founded and run by Fia and Dana […]

Show Preview and Interview: Celebracion — A Benefit for Megan Lillie & Scott Nesbit at The EARL Tuesday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo)

Show Preview and Interview: Celebracion — A Benefit for Megan Lillie & Scott Nesbit at The EARL Tuesday, May 5 (Cinco de Mayo)

By Scott Roberts Perhaps the most effective way to deal with an unfortunate situation is to figure out a way to turn the adversity into a party! That’s exactly what Criminal Records’ Kerri Boles has done with the upcoming Celebracion benefit to be held at The EARL on May 5.  “This benefit is for Megan […]

Q&A with Nick Niespodziani from Y-O-U

Q&A with Nick Niespodziani from Y-O-U

Whether they realize it of not, music fans in Atlanta know a lot about Y-O-U. From the band's hair-metal persona's Limozeen (Strongbad's favorite band) to the Yacht Rock cover band the Yacht Rock Revue to "sandal rockers" Three Dog Stevens to the soulful Please Rock Revue to the original power pop of Y-O-U itself, the band makes […]

Q&A with The Selmanaires’ Tommy Chung

Q&A with The Selmanaires’ Tommy Chung

By Julia Reidy   With two full-length records and a handful of 7-inch singles under their collective belts,The Selmanaires just keep on churning out great Atlanta music. In the wake of the release of their second LP last year, the foursome is undergoing a bit of a re-thinking before heading into more shows (the first […]

Judi Chicago Give Us Their Top Dance Floor Hits

Judi Chicago Give Us Their Top Dance Floor Hits

In preparation for the first of their monthly dance parties, we've asked the lads of Judi Chicago – Travis Thatcher and Ben Coleman - to give us their top dance floor fillers, complete with their classic videos (when available) and commentary from the guys.   Travis' Choice:   A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (1988)"One […]

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