CD Review: Venice is Sinking — Sand & Lines; Playing Drunken Unicorn on July 10 and The EARL on August 28

CD Review: Venice is Sinking — Sand & Lines; Playing Drunken Unicorn on July 10 and The EARL on August 28

Venice is Sinking Sand & Lines One Percent Press Records By Scott Roberts Underscoring the fact that Sand & Lines, the hypnotically-dreamy third release from Athens quintet Venice is Sinking, was recorded live in the now sadly decimated-by-fire Georgia Theatre, the opening track “Sidelights” begins with a few warm-up drum hits, followed by some incomprehensible […]

CD Review: The Cure — Disintegration (Deluxe Edition)

CD Review: The Cure — Disintegration (Deluxe Edition)

The Cure Disintegration (Deluxe Edition) Elektra/Rhino By Al Kaufman By the time The Cure released Disintegration in 1989, they were bonafide superstars. Their 1987 release, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, led by the singles “Just Like Heaven” and “Why Can’t I Be You,” propelled them from the favorite band of the lost and disenfranchised […]

CD Review: Pernice Brothers — Goodbye, Killer

Pernice Brothers Goodbye, Killer Ashmont Records By Scott Roberts If you’re already a fan of Joe Pernice and the Pernice Brothers and you’ve previously been enamored with the lush arrangements of their 1998 debut Overcome by Happiness or smitten with the immediate pop perfection of songs like “Weakest Shade of Blue” or “7:30,” you might […]

CD Review: The Constellations — Southern Gothic; Playing The EARL, October 2

The Constellations Southern Gothic Virgin Records By Sam Parvin These guys held out on releasing this album for a while, and boy I’m sure glad they did!  After their celebratory show at The EARL with Soulphonics and Ruby Velle just hours after inking their autographs on a contract with Virgin Records, the crowd knew the […]

CD Review: A Million Years — Mischief Makers

A Million Years Mischief Maker By Ellen Eldridge After the revolving door of band members stopped spinning, four unassuming men from Brooklyn, NY created a collection of songs which fit into punk, rock, pop and experimental catalogs; these are the type of guys one would expect to walk past without a second thought on college […]

CD Review: Devo — Something for Everybody; Playing Chastain Park Amphitheatre, July 28

Devo Something for Everybody Warner Brothers By Al Kaufman “What we do/Is what we do/It’s all the same/There’s nothing new” sings Devo on their first album of new material in 20 years. And they are correct. Something for Everybody sounds like it’s been only 20 months since Freedom of Choice, Devo’s high watermark. And while […]

CD Review: The Young Veins — Take a Vacation! Playing The Loft with Rooney on July 10

The Young Veins Take a Vacation! One Haven By Alexandra Edwards Plenty of musicians begin their careers making music in the indie world and later move on to major label deals and MTV exposure.  But is it possible to follow that path in reverse? That’s what Los Angeles band The Young Veins are trying to […]

CD Review: Various Artists — AthFest 2010

Various Artists AthFest 2010 Ghostmeat Records By Eric Chavez Athens and its music scene all have a flavor of their own. Hit acts from The B-52’s and R.E.M., to the Indigo Girls and Bubba Sparxxx have all sprung from Athens, making it one of the most recognized, and diverse, small towns in America. At times, […]

CD Review: Tokyo Police Club — Champ; Playing The Tabernacle with Passion Pit, June 9

Tokyo Police Club Champ Mom + Pop Records By Eileen Tilson With the ridiculous influx of Canadian ice cubes, like Celine Dion, Nickelback and Justin Bieber, it is easy to miss something actually hot coming out of our northern neighbor, especially if you have a name that sounds like a group of Asian law enforcers. […]

CD Review: The Moondoggies — You’ll Find No Answers Here EP; Playing with Blitzen Trapper at Variety Playhouse, June 9

The Moondoggies You’ll Find No Answers Here EP Hardly Art By Ellen Eldridge The title of The Moondoggies’ You’ll Find No Answers Here EP comes from the closing track, “Fly Mama Fly” which means the listener will travel through four songs loosely based on love and contemplation before arriving at the conclusion that there really […]

CD Review: Hot Hot Heat — Future Breeds

Hot Hot Heat Future Breeds Dangerbird Records By Al Kaufman After an ill-advised foray into pop on their 2007 release, Happiness Ltd., Canada’s Hot Hot Heat have returned to the hard-edged, dance-punk sound that they made them a sensation in 2003 with Make Up the Breakdown, and its single, “Bandages.” Future Breeds is full of […]

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