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Live Review: Bon Iver – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park – June 8th

By Justin Lyons After one listen to Bon Iver’s most recent self-titled album last Summer, it was quickly apparent that Justin Vernon had aspirations for being known for more than the lonely solitude of For Emma, Forever Ago. In the early days when Vernon began performing mostly solo, he passed lyric sheets to fans to […]

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AMG Weekend Picks! Mike Willis, Michael Kiwanuka, Mama’s Love, Bon Iver, & More!

Many of you are hanging out at Bonnaroo with 80,000 of your closest friends this weekend, but if camping out is not your scene then check out what’s happenin’ locally. Atlanta is jam packed with great shows and festivals throughout the month of June and we’re diving in this weekend! Friday, June 8th- Mike Willis […]

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5GB With Kelly McFarling; Playing Eddie’s Attic Tomorrow, April 12th

Homegrown and haunting,Kelly McFarling‘s voice spirals powerfully, and progressively over a bed of oldtimey instrumentation. She is from Atlanta, GA, where she learned to sing in church choirs and baseball stadiums, and learned to write through the stories of Flannery O’ Connor and Toni Morrison. She has since wandered out West, where she can be […]

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CD Review: Birdy — Birdy

Birdy Birdy Warner Brothers/14th Floor By Al Kaufman America is not the only country that makes huge stars out of televised music competitions. Birdy (whose real name, Jasmine van dem Bogaerde is a little more difficult to articulate) is a 15-year-old phenom from the UK who took the grand prize on Open Mike UK at […]

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CD Review: Bon Iver — Bon Iver; Play Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, July 28

  Bon Iver Bon Iver Jagjaguar By Al Kaufman Most fans know the story by now. Justin Vernon, a sensitive (bearded, naturally) guy from Wisconsin holed himself up in a cabin in the woods with his guitar and wrote a painstakingly beautiful and intimate album about a break-up. He gave himself the moniker Bon Iver, […]

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AMG Weekend Picks: Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven, Biz Markie, Fleet Foxes and More!

The heat is officially here people! You’ll either want to be basking in the full sun and getting used to the balmy atmosphere as soon as possible, or you’ll be avoiding the warmth in a cool air-conditioned club. Either way, we have some great suggestions for your weekend. And there’s even a few on sales […]

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