CD Review: Lowry — Love Is Dead

CD Review: Lowry — Love Is Dead

LowryLove Is DeadEngine Room Recordings by Al Kaufman Lowry is one of those bands that is a music critic's worst nightmare, and I mean that in the best way. Lowry has an unclassifiable sound that leads the listener reaching for comparisons that fade away a minute later. Yet, taken as a whole, Love Is Dead […]

CD Review: Sonya Kitchell — This Storm

CD Review: Sonya Kitchell — This Storm

Sonya KitchellThis StormDecca/Velour by Al Kaufman Sonya Kitchell could very well be the oldest 19-year-old in the world. When she released Words Came Back to Me in 2006, at the age of 16, people were blown away that a voice so mature could eminate from a body so young. In the ensuing two plus years […]

CD Review: Reckless Kelly — Bulletproof

CD Review: Reckless Kelly — Bulletproof

Reckless KellyBulletproofYep Roc Records by Al Kaufman Austin's Reckless Kelly, named after Australian outlaw Ned "Reckless" Kelly, have never quite been able to live up to their image. While they try to convey themselves as renegade country-rockers, they often come across as Steve Earle with the rough edges rubbed clean. While Bulletproof offers a glimpse […]

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 […]

Tuesdays with Clay Cook

Tuesdays with Clay Cook

Beginning tomorrow night Atlanta’s own Clay Cook will embark on a three week tour around town in promotion of his new album, The Year I Grew Up. Every Tuesday night, Cook will perform at some of Atlanta’s most unique and best local music venues. Cook will also be joined by some of the city’s greatest […]

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 […]

The Verve — Forth CD Review

The Verve — Forth CD Review

The VerveForthBy Chris Blais The fathers of the rebirth of British guitar rock in the ’90’s have, once again, put aside their differences and pooled their efforts for a new album. The Verve’s fourth album, auspiciously titled "Forth", brings Nick McCabe back to the fray rounding out the original cast that quite possibly was the […]

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 […]

Rainn Wilson rocks Atlanta

Rainn Wilson rocks Atlanta

AMG’s The Rocker Screening and Q & A with Rainn Wilson- Midtown Art Cinema– July 16, 2008 Last night about 350 lucky Atlantans got the opportunity to see an advance sold-out screening of Rainn Wilson’s new comedy The Rocker. Not only was the comedy an outrageous, feel good treat, but Mr. Wilson himself was there […]

Warped Tour hits Atlanta

Warped Tour hits Atlanta

Vans Warped Tour 2008July 9, 2008Lakewood Amphitheatre This year’s Vans Warped Tour is proving to be one of the most diverse. With a little less than a month into the tour and more than a month to go, 2008’s Warped Tour is entertaining fans with the usual punk acts such as The Secret Handshake and […]

Iggy Walker’s Diaper Fund

Iggy Walker’s Diaper Fund

Iggy Walker Diaper Fund, Smith’s Olde Bar– Last night, many of Atlanta’s most talented musicians gathered to play in honor of supporting one of their own: Chris Cox’s- lead singer of The Great Vavoom– newborn son Iggy. The Iggy Walker Diaper Fund- as the event was hailed- was thrown in support of Cox, his wife […]