Local Spotlight: The Shadowboxers

The Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals. Founding members Scott Schwartz, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started writing together in 2008. Since then, they’ve shaped a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, […]

Local Spotlight: Hello Ocho @ the EARL on 8/9

Atlanta band Hello Ocho released their self-titled record last year and left stars in our eyes. The band, made up of John Gregg, Chris Yonker, Clinton Callahan, Tumby Kohler, and Crick Childs – ran a Kickstarter campaign looking to find $999 to fund the album (they ended up earning all they needed and then some). From there, […]

Local Spotlight: O’Brother

Comfort zones are overrated—just ask the five members of the Atlanta-based post-rock outfit O’Brother. In 2013, the band decided to leave their hometown to rent a house on Long Island where they would reconvene with producer Mike Sapone (known for his work with Brand New, Crime in Stereo, Public Enemy and more) to embark on […]

Interview with AJ & MarLa Ghent of AJ Ghent Band, Playing Smith’s Olde Bar on 8/1

  “I’ve learned to accept and understand that I will probably never fit in, and that’s something I’m okay with.” -AJ Ghent His steel guitar skills are masterful. His voice is irresistible. His band is impeccable. His name is AJ Ghent and his band is the AJ Ghent Band. Formed in 2012, this Atlanta band […]

Local Spotlight: Mood Rings @ The EARL 7/23

It’s been just over a year since Mood Rings released their debut album, VPI Harmony, and honestly, we’re still tappin’ our toes to sounds of lush post-punk balladry and moody guitar. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed this album after a long week, after a short week, while driving around town with the windows down, and all sorts […]

Local Spotlight: Curtis Harding @ The EARL 7/12

Soul isn’t just a feeling. It’s not just a sound or a movement. It’s something much deeper. It’s a connection, a current in the air — the spark of recognition, emotions leaping across live wires. It’s a sinewy bassline steering you toward the stranger across the club. It’s how a handful of humble words can give millions […]

Thursday Concerts 6/19

ATL Collective Presents: Crosby Stills & Nash Album with The Shadowboxers @ Eddie’s Attic  On Thursday June 19th, ATL Collective is presenting their most harmonious album to date. Yes, Crosby Stills and Nash. Already singing along i.e their 1969 debut album? Yeah, us too. They’ll be back at their old home of Eddie’s Attic for […]

Georgia Theatre Announces Fall 2014 Lineup

THIS JUST IN. The Georgia Theatre in Athens has just revealed a killer line up of artists set to grace their stage through the fall 2014 season. According to the Georgia Theatre, this is only the first installment of several announcements to come regarding the fall lineup. Check back for more information, Atlanta Music Guide is […]

Live Tunes for Tuesday 6/17

Bas @ Vinyl  Not the typical motivational charge or coming-of-age story. Then again, there’s very little typical about Parisian export turned Queens expert Bas, the first artist signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint, a label partnership with Interscope Records. The multilingual Bas, who’s been ably accompanying Cole on tour, fires his first official shot across […]

Live Music for Monday 6/16

  David Dondero w/ Coyote Bones featuring Madeline @ The EARL “This is the sound of a man on fire. Smart, funny and honestly out of his mind; but he comes back long enough to sing about it. One of the best singer/songwriters I’ve ever heard.” – Bob Boilen, NPR Tickets are $8 in advance, […]

Amplify Decatur: Concerts Combating Poverty

Amplify Decatur: Concerts Combating Poverty

Did you know that families make up 40% of the homeless in DeKalb county? Sadly, it’s true. That’s why its the mission of Amplify concerts to leverage the universal love of music to raise money and awareness for excellent charities fighting poverty at the local level. Amplify concerts strive to end homelessness and poverty by drawing […]

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