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 […]

Q & A 10/21/16: Black Lips’ Co-founder and Bassist Jared Swilley One-On-One Interview with Atlanta Music Guide

  The Black Lips headlined the legendary Masquerade October 21st, playing not only to their diehard older fan base, but to a good mixture of young folk under 21! I’m confident in saying, that performance was unlike any show I’ve seen lately. Atlanta’s beloved sons Black Lips’ performance, transported us back to  a time when Atlanta’s […]

Black Lips’ Cole Alexander headlines The Cryptophonic Tour @ Oakland Cemetery 5/2

If you have yet to hear about the newest tour coming to Historic Oakland Cemetery, well then your ears are in for a treat! Local Atlanta band Black Lips guitarist and co-founder Cole Alexander will be headlining the lineup of artists set to perform on May 2 for Arts at Oakland Presents: ROAMtransmissions’ The Cryptophonic […]

AMG Weekend Picks 10/3-10/5

This weekend has everything from jazz series to country music artists to the opening night of Atlantic Station’s newest Cirque du Soleil show. Keep reading for all of the details! Friday, October 3rd Willie Sugarcapps at Eddie’s Attic At first it was simply songwriter-in-the-round and jam session-styled collaborations, but it quickly grew to become something more. […]

Show Preview: Black Lips w/ The King Khan & BBQ Show @ Goat Farm Arts Center 10/4

Hailing from Atlanta, GA – Dunwoody, to be exact – The Black Lips were formed in 1999 by guitarists Cole Alexander and Ben Ederbaugh, and bassist Jared Swilley. Alexander and Swilley started off their punk-rock personas at an early age and were kicked out of school during their senior year after the Columbine Massacre due […]

Brilliant Bands & Bold Bourbon: Forecastle Festival 2014

Photos and Review  by Hillery Terenzi Drive to Kentucky? Drink amazing bourbon?  Three days of bands?  Sign me UP! Good music, bourbon and perfect weather were on board for the 12th annual Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.  According to Mayor Greg Fischer and Forecastle Festival founder, JK McKnight, this year’s festival was a record turnout. […]

5GB With The Black Lips; Playing Terminal West, Saturday May 12th

Georgia rockers, the Black Lips are not shy on stage or off. Known for their outlandish shows (that usually include, nudity, vomiting, instruments on fire, etc) the band have formed a cult like following, getting recognition from Rolling Stone and Spin and even performing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The band in back  in […]

5 GB With Colour Revolt; Playing Vinyl, Thursday Feb. 9th

Mississippi indie rockers Colour Revolt are darlings in the cool kids world. Having toured with the likes of toured with Dinosaur Jr., Black Lips, Okkervil River, Menomena, Paper Rival, Explosions in the Sky, Malajube, Anathallo, and Manchester Orchestra, they are no strangers to the scene. On February 7th, 2012, the debut Colour Revolt EP will be released on VINYL for the very first time. This […]

CD Review: Black Lips — Arabia Mountain

Black Lips Arabia Mountain Vice Music By Al Kaufman Every artist has that moment when they wish to be taken seriously. They make that attempt to branch out and not get pigeon-holed. The Jim Carreys and Will Ferrells of the world perform dramatic roles. The U2s release messes like Zooropa. In 2009, Atlanta’s Black Lips […]

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