Music Man: ATL–MJ

Music Man: ATL–MJ

Last week New York saw the umpteenth installment of the CMJ music marathon. I go every year, but this year I chose not too, opting instead to stay in Atlanta where I ended up enviously reading the tweets and blogs of all my friends who did decide to go, and as soon as Tuesday rolled […]

Passion Pit — Chunk of Change

Passion Pit — Chunk of Change

Passion PitChunk of ChangeFrenchkiss Records by Al Kaufman The thing that set New Order (and their predecessor, the even more dour Joy Division) apart from all the other synth-rock bands of the eighties was their passion. There was substance behind their sound. There was raw emotion. Michael Angelakos has tapped into that same passion-synth sound […]

Butch Walker: New CD & @ The Loft Nov 10th

Butch Walker: New CD & @ The Loft Nov 10th

One of the more anticipated shows of next month is Butch Walker’s Monday Nov 10th appearance at the Loft.  That week will be a special one for Walker, as he will not only be touring, but also releasing his new album Sycamore Meadows the day following his Atlanta appearance.  Striking out on his own as […]

Buckhead Music Project Tonight @ Hard Rock Cafe’s Velvet Underground

Buckhead Music Project Tonight @ Hard Rock Cafe’s Velvet Underground

Soul and Jazz Sounds will be eminating from Hard Rock Cafe’s Velvet Underground tonight (Thursday) as JAMM Featuring Jamie & Joni Portee and special guest Chantae Cann entertain. All the artists on the bill are accomplished songwriters and instrumental musicians as well as singers.  This show truly represents some of the finest that Atlanta soul […]

Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant

Cage The Elephant are from Bolling Green, KY. So what? Well, for a start, their single "In One Ear" in a certifiable indie smash hit. They remind me of The Hiss before they got caught up in the record business and thought they were the shit. The lyrics are great and "In One Ear" is […]

Tickets on Sale for 2 Big ATL Shows

Tickets on Sale for 2 Big ATL Shows

3 Doors Down – presented by Wrigley’s Extra Fruit Sensation – will be appearing at The Arena At Gwinnett Center on Saturday, December 20th. Showtime is 7:30PM. Special guests joining 3 Doors Down will be Switchfoot and American Bang. The Universal Republic rockers are playing a series of shows this winter to make up for […]

Vance Gilbert — Up on Rockfield

Vance Gilbert — Up on Rockfield

Vance GilbertUp on RockfieldDisismye Music by Al Kaufman Many an artist, Chris Robinson of Black Crowes and Lenny Kravitz come immediately to mind, have made a living out of imitating their idols. But possibly none have done so as deliberately as Vance Gilbert has done on his latest CD, Up on Rockfield. For each song, […]

Lucinda Williams — Little Honey

Lucinda Williams — Little Honey

Lucinda WilliamsLittle HoneyLost Highway by Al Kaufman Lucinda Williams, so wonderful when she sings of her pain and despair, is even better when she sings of her joy. The recently engaged Williams opens her new disc with the blistering "Real Love." It has all the fire and passion of some of her greatest kiss-off tunes, […]

Dear, Oh Dear

Dear, Oh Dear

The DearsMissilesDangerbird Records by Kevin C. Madigan It’s gratifying to see a new Dears release, considering the band’s recent implosion, shedding members left and right and now consisting of just head Dear Murray Lightburn and his wife Natalia Yanchak. Lightburn told Toronto’s The Globe and Mail last week, “personally, I’ve had a really tough year […]

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