Q&A with The Lonely Forest; Playing The Drunken Unicorn with Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, October 9

Q&A with The Lonely Forest; Playing The Drunken Unicorn with Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, October 9

By Alec Wooden It’s one thing for a band to get picked up by a label.  It’s quite another, however, to be that label’s first band. The Lonely Forest, an indie-rock quartet from Anacortes, Wash., has that distinct honor when picked up by Trans, the new imprint label headed by Death Cab For Cutie guitarist […]

Live Review: Lauris Vidal and Andy Shauf at The Drunken Unicorn, September 8

By Giles Turnbull If you thought drunken unicorns were thin on the ground, they weren’t badly outnumbered by the crowd as Andy Shauf took the stage. This was a great shame, because Andy, recently voted one of USA Today’s Pop Candy “Pop Five Canadian Artists You Should Be Listening To,” is a fine songwriter. In […]

CD Review: Lauris Vidal — Better Part; Playing The Drunken Unicorn, September 8

CD Review: Lauris Vidal — Better Part; Playing The Drunken Unicorn, September 8

Lauris Vidal Better Part P Is For Panda By Giles Turnbull Lauris Vidal’s work is characterized by carefully sparse band arrangements, making his songs always sound fresh because of the space that seems to let them breathe.  His effective writing finds many different and interesting ways to do this from one track to the next. […]

AMG Weekend Picks: Athens PopFest, Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, Rosanne Cash, Kathy Griffin, Dragonette

AMG Weekend Picks: Athens PopFest, Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, Rosanne Cash, Kathy Griffin, Dragonette

We’ve got some great heavy hitters coming to Georgia this weekend. From country royalty to indie legends, local heroes to sassy comediennes, not to mention a band fresh from playing to a 2000-person Lollapalooza crowd; it’s going to be a full weekend for our fair state. Don’t forget to check out our on-sales below too!

CD Review: Wavves — King of the Beach; Playing The Drunken Unicorn, September 30

CD Review: Wavves — King of the Beach; Playing The Drunken Unicorn, September 30

Wavves King of the Beach Fat Possum By Noel Wurst “She won’t listen…I still feel stupid…I hate my writing…my head just hangs…I hate myself…I still hate my music, misery will you comfort me…I bet you laugh right behind my back…I’m an idiot, I’m a fool…I’m just not fast enough…I’m so lame…my own friends hate my […]

Q&A with Steel Train; Playing Drunken Unicorn with Young Giant and Rachel Goodrich, July 12

Q&A with Steel Train; Playing Drunken Unicorn with Young Giant and Rachel Goodrich, July 12

By Alec Wooden It’s often no coincidence when a band releases an eponymous record a few releases deep into its discography (save Weezer. There’s nothing deep there … just a total loss of creativity – wait, did I say that out loud?). It’s also not rocket science unlocking the underlying meaning — a rebirth, a […]

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 […]

MillionYoung Makes You Feel Like a Million Bucks at the Drunken Unicorn – June 12

MillionYoung Makes You Feel Like a Million Bucks at the Drunken Unicorn – June 12

MillionYoung (apparently not signed to Lil’ Wayne’s label Young Money) takes the ambient-electro sound we all love right now, covers it with refreshingly spacey vocals, and creates the soundtrack to a dream world you could dance in for days – or at least until last call. Somewhere inbetween Toro y Moi and Neon Indian, MillionYoung is a member of a growing […]

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