CD Review: The Baseball Project — Volume Two: High and Inside; Playing Star Bar, March 11

CD Review: The Baseball Project — Volume Two: High and Inside; Playing Star Bar, March 11

The Baseball Project Volume Two: High and Inside Yep Roc Records By Scott Roberts Every spring, many of us look forward to the possibility of new love in bloom, enjoy basking in the slowly warming temperatures, or dread the re-emergence of all those pesky seasonal allergies. Some of us also look forward to the annual […]

CD Review: Yuck — Yuck

CD Review: Yuck — Yuck

Yuck Yuck Fat Possum By Ellen E. Eldridge Seasonal summer colds, the sticky stuff left on your skin after a drive through rush hour traffic in Atlanta, and the band that released its self-titled album, Yuck brings a gross, hanging-over-the-toilet sensation to mind. Yuck won’t send fans rushing to puke, though, and will find satisfied […]

CD Review: Greymarket — Some Orbits Will Never Decay; Playing Under the Couch, March 11

CD Review: Greymarket — Some Orbits Will Never Decay; Playing Under the Couch, March 11

Greymarket Some Orbits Will Never Decay By Al Kaufman L. Cave McCoy has had his share of moonage daydreams concerning David Bowie. McCoy, the songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and programmer behind Greymarket (which also includes drummer Michael Gargiulo) is fascinated with space, as the bird-winged space shuttle on the front cover will attest to. McCoy also […]

CD Review: David Dondero — A Pre-Existing Condition; Playing The EARL, March 5

CD Review: David Dondero — A Pre-Existing Condition; Playing The EARL, March 5

David Dondero A Pre-Existing Condition Ghostmeat Records By Eileen Tilson If you could hear a an adult-version of a kids album, what kind of artists would be on there? Bob Dylan? Neil Young? Woody Guthrie? Jawbreaker? OK, cue record scratch, Jawbreaker? On A Pre-existing Condition, the ninth full-length solo effort from highly-acclaimed singer/songwriter David Dondero […]

CD Review: Bright Eyes — The People’s Key; Playing the Tabernacle, March 4

CD Review: Bright Eyes — The People’s Key; Playing the Tabernacle, March 4

Bright Eyes The People’s Key Saddle Creek By Al Kaufman “How sad it is to know I’m in control,” sings Conor Oberst on “Triple Spiral,” a melancholy song of loss with an upbeat melody. Indeed, Oberst and his accomplices, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, have never sounded more in control than they do on this, […]

CD Review: Seth Glier — The Next Right Thing; Playing Eddie’s Attic, February 22

CD Review: Seth Glier — The Next Right Thing; Playing Eddie’s Attic, February 22

Seth Glier The Next Right Thing MPress By Al Kaufman The late Chet Baker and Jeff Buckley had them. Rufus Wainright and KD Lang have them. We’re speaking of voices that transcend gender in their beauty. They are gorgeously androgynous voices that make you want to sleep with their owners regardless of your gender or […]

CD Review: Wild Nothing — Gemini

CD Review: Wild Nothing — Gemini

Wild Nothing Gemini Captured Tracks By Al Kaufman Jack Tatum, the man behind Wild Nothing, loves his anguished ’80s synth-pop. After disbanding his punk band, Facepaint, he made a bit of a splash as Wild Nothing covering Kate Bush’s “Cloudbursting.” On Gemini, he digs a little deeper and unearths the likes of New Order and […]

CD Review: The Mermaids — Tropsicle; Playing The EARL with Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, March 4

CD Review: The Mermaids — Tropsicle; Playing The EARL with Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, March 4

The Mermaids Tropsicle Pretty Ambitious Records By Eileen Tilson It only takes about 30 seconds listening to The Mermaids’ debut LP, Tropsicle, to instantly transport you to a Frankie Valentine/Annette Funicello movie, albeit the hipster version. Atlanta’s own Mermaids opens the album with the sunny “Holiday,” pouring with that same ’60s “doo-wop-ness” that made everyone […]

CD Review: Campfire OK — Strange Like We Are

CD Review: Campfire OK — Strange Like We Are

Campfire OK Strange Like We Are Ana-Them By Ellen Eldridge A warm feeling, like that of sitting at a campfire surrounded by chilling winds (and, possibly, wolves) comes across when the syncopated drums and vocals close in on the peaceful piano intro for Campfire OK’s debut Strange Like We Are. The imagery in the titles […]

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