Atlanta Music Guide New Song Spotlight: Knocking At The Door by the Arkells

Atlanta Music Guide got to sit down with Max and Mike of the Arkells at Shaky Knees, their last stop on a two-week run of US shows before a brief stint home in Ontario. From there, like many Shaky performers, they officially kick off their summer festival season.  First stop, Sasquatch. The Arkells recently did […]

Atlanta Music Guide Sits Down With Zipper Club at Shaky Knees. Accidentally Discovers Magic.

Every once in a while, you interview a band who brings you in, makes you family, inspires you to decidedly become their cheerleader. Every once in a while, you don’t get to your questions. You don’t talk much about their upcoming music. You don’t ask about their influences. Instead, you meet and ask about their […]

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 […]

Time-lapse video of Incendia’s Fire in the Sky

Incendia is a concept borne of the love, appreciation for, and possibilities that lay within the nature of a simple flame, its website says. “Marrying the worlds of design, art, and science, a breathtaking environment has been created, thanks to the mathematical grace and precision of the geodesic concept coupled with the application of a […]

‘The Sound of Silence’ gets Disturbed, hits #1

Disturbed’s take on the class Simon & Garfunkel tune “The Sound of Silence” hit number 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Digital Songs chart. Maybe it’s the weather. Or the holidays. Maybe frontman David Draiman was just high when he sang the haunting lyrics, as he told Blabbermouth. But “The Sound of Silence” has always held […]

Lil Scrappy reflects marijuana rehab, quitting ‘cold turkey’

Atlanta rapper and VH1 “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” cast member Lil Scrappy, sits down with DJ Smallz and discusses the possibility of the legalization of medical marijuana in Georgia, what marijuana does for him, reflects back on his rehab for it and stopping cold turkey. He reveals the dumbest thing he has done under […]

Pussy Riot releases ‘disturbing’ video in support of refugees

Pussy Riot takes to heart the challenges facing Europe and has released a video statement about the current refugee crisis. The music video for “Refugees In” (watch below, lyrics at end of band’s press statement) is dedicated to the refugees and was filmed on Sept. 25, during the Pussy Riot performance at Banksy’s Dismaland with […]

Panic! At the Disco shares “Victorious” ahead of fifth album, out in January

Panic! At The Disco has shared a music video for new single “Victorious.” The video was directed by Brandon Dermer and features a cameo from MMA Kickboxing champion Joe Schilling. “Victorious” is the second song the band has shared from the forthcoming fifth album, Death of a Bachelor, out Jan. 15 via DCD2/Fueled By Ramen. […]

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