Live Review: SXSW Round Up For Saturday, March 21

Live Review: SXSW Round Up For Saturday, March 21

The day started off with a late lunch at the legendary Hut's Hambugers, a joint that features burgers named after folks like The Big Bopper, Alan Freed, Fats Domino and Ritchie Valens (got me a Hut's Favorite with mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, bacon and American cheese and an amazing chocolate milkshake. Lush). After the protein-heavy nutrition, […]

Live Review: Tapes N’ Tapes @ The EARL on March 3

Live Review: Tapes N’ Tapes @ The EARL on March 3

By Julia Reidy When Tapes ‘N Tapes soundchecked after their opener Wild Light left the stage, all four members sported inappropriate outerwear — black stocking caps, puffy winter coats — and they wisecracked about the recent Atlanta snow, dressed better for their Minneapolis winters than our sporadic chill. When the band returned to the stage […]

Live Review: The Killers @ Atlanta Civic Center on January 30

Live Review: The Killers @ Atlanta Civic Center on January 30

    By Ben Grad Though The Killers are associated with Las Vegas in their album art, promotional materials, and stage props, their sound is more international, purposefully divorced from the little musical gestures that normally add the prefixes "West Coast," "Southern," or "Midwest" to a band's biography. If anything, their musical roots are closer to […]

Mad fer Ray Davies, Locksley, at Variety Playhouse, Atlanta

Mad fer Ray Davies, Locksley, at Variety Playhouse, Atlanta

Ray Davis / LocksleyVariety PlayhouseDec 2nd 2008By Stephanie Roman The chilly December night at Variety Playhouse began with a welcome warm-up from Locksley–the Brooklyn-invasion mod squad who kicked off the evening quite well for their young fans and the Ray Davies crowd. Groovy backbeats and garage-rock guitars dominated the band's hits: "All Over Again", "Why Can't I Be You" (not The Cure song), and "Don't Make […]

Aimee Mann Yuks It Up at Variety

Aimee Mann Yuks It Up at Variety

Aimee MannVariety PlayhouseSeptember 5, 2008 by Al Kaufman Aimee Mann has been long tagged as an angry, depressed person who writes angry, depressing songs. Last Friday night at the Variety, Mann showed off her more comedic side. Relaxed and confident on stage with her band, Mann introduced her early hit single, "That’s Just What You […]

Nelly and Friends Heat Up The Tabernacle

Nelly and Friends Heat Up The Tabernacle

Tuesday night Nelly entertained a packed house for the second annual Samsung AT&T Summer Krush concert series. Although the Grammy Award winner didn’t take the stage until over 40 minutes after his scheduled time, Nelly did not disappoint. The show started with a bang- literally- as an all female drumline decked in Nelly’s own Apple […]

Butch Walker’s Homecoming

Butch Walker’s Homecoming

Butch WalkerJuly 25 & 26, 2008Center Stage The sight of Butch Walker back onstage in Atlanta was an event his Atlanta fans could not miss. Walker played two back-to-back concerts at Center Stage on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26. It had been some time since Walker had played in his native Atlanta, but […]

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