The Gartrells Are Ready to Make Some Noise! Atlanta Music Guide Speaks with Members For A Quick One-On-Four Interview.

    Atlanta’s The Gartrells features members Jared Swilley (bass/vocals), Rod Hamdallah (guitar/vocals), John Kang (drums/vocals) and Jonah Swilley (lead guitar/vocals), each with an extensively impressive resume. Jared’s continued work with veteran band The Black Lips (lookout for their upcoming 9th record 2017!), Rod’s making noise with rockabilly/punk band Legendary Shack Shackers, John’s staying true to a DIY ethos with his company, I Defy Guitars, and Jonah keeps busy with his Atlanta-based recording studio InCrowd. He’s […]

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: Same Kopecky. Hold the Family

The second album from Nashville-based six-piece Kopecky, Drug for the Modern Age, takes the many shake-ups the band’s endured over the past few years and turns them into inspiration for groove-driven, melody-heavy alt-pop that’s intensely emotional and strangely exhilarating. Formerly known as the Kopecky Family Band, the group looks at such life-altering events as the […]

Throwback Thursday: Interview w/ Bill from The Bitteroots, Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 5/16/15

From pop melodies to extended jams, The Bitteroots’ sets run the gamut with something for everybody. The Atlanta band is nearing their 7th year anniversary performance at Eddie’s Attic on May 16. The band has made tremendous progress over the past few years, recently hitting #1 on the ReverbNation Rock Charts for Atlanta. Their current lineup is […]

Throwback Thursday – Photobook: Death Cab for Cutie @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 8/11/11

For 17 years, we’ve followed the coming-of-age story of alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie. Now with the release of their eighth studio album, we are introduced to a slightly more nuanced and mature sound that tells of love lost, the realities of adulthood, and a band trying to hold itself together after co-founder and […]

Throwback Thursday: Guitar Legend Dick Dale @ The Earl 4/23

Dick Dale is an American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of Surf Guitar. Pioneering on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with Reverbnation, he worked closely with Fender to produce custom made amplifiers including the first-ever 100-watt guitar amplifier. He pushed the limits of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing distorted, “thick, clearly defined […]

Throwback Thursday: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion @ The Earl 4/16

On stage and in the studio, Jon Spencer has destroyed and rebuilt American roots music with such ferocity and wild abandon, that it’s hard to believe there is anything left. It’s been twenty years since Jon Spencer Blues Explosion first pressed ‘record’, and twenty years since Spencer and his A-Team of sonic terrorists tore up the indie-rock […]

Throwback Thursday: Interview with Paul Deakin of the Mavericks

We don’t know many bands that can go from “plush, pre-rock pop ballads” to “peppery Tejano rhythms” (Billboard), but one thing’s for sure: We love the ever eclectic sound of the Nashville band led by frontman Raul Malo. That’s why, after 13 months, the guys have returned to give us Mono, an album full of fresh but […]

Throwback Thursday: Roxie Watson

Talk about girl power…female quintet string band Roxie Watson from Decatur, GA has certainly created a name for themselves. Word of mouth and perseverance has gained them attention the surely deserve. James Kelly from Creative Loafing claims, “these musicians have jelled into a nifty little bluegrass band… nice blended vocals and easy-going picking give the […]

Throwback Thursday: Eliot Bronson

The cover of Eliot Bronson’s latest self-titled album shows a more contemplative side of the artist than previous releases. The folk/rock/country hybrid has been drawing attention from critics who call the album “one of the best this year.”(Glide Magazine). In honor of his success, and his upcoming show at Eddie Attic, we take a look […]

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: There’s Something About Gabe

When we first caught up with Nashville sweetheart, Gabe Dixon, he was a newly solo artist. Now, three years later, the indie rock/pop chanteuse, formerly of The Gabe Dixon Band, has proven that he can stand alone, and do it well. In December 2014, Gabe’s single, One Thing, was featured on Tone Free Music’s independent artist compilation, Nashville’s Indie Spotlight 2015. Dixon’s […]

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