Live Tunes for Tuesday 6/17

Bas @ Vinyl  Not the typical motivational charge or coming-of-age story. Then again, there’s very little typical about Parisian export turned Queens expert Bas, the first artist signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville imprint, a label partnership with Interscope Records. The multilingual Bas, who’s been ably accompanying Cole on tour, fires his first official shot across […]

Live Music for Monday 6/16

  David Dondero w/ Coyote Bones featuring Madeline @ The EARL “This is the sound of a man on fire. Smart, funny and honestly out of his mind; but he comes back long enough to sing about it. One of the best singer/songwriters I’ve ever heard.” – Bob Boilen, NPR Tickets are $8 in advance, […]

Tour Talk with the Blank Tapes; Playing the Earl Tuesday, June 25

By Jhoni Jackson Matt Adams’ musical yield is exceptional, like a less eccentric, younger R. Stevie Moore, who he actually shared bills with in Europe a few years ago. Still, the output is freakish. Since first releasing tunes as The Blank Tapes in 2005, he’s amassed hundreds of recordings. (Many collections are available via Bandcamp.) […]

5GB Interview: Shannon and the Clams – playing The Earl June 23

What started as an open mic project for a shy, young Shannon Shaw (vocals, bass), to try out some tunes ended with the Clams’ meeting and forming a band, Shannon and the Clams, comprised of Shaw, Cody Blanchard (vocals, guitar) and Ian Amberson (drums, vocals). Haunting yet beautiful growls emanate from the band’s two lead […]

CD Review: Misery Loves Chachi – Long Live the Lazy Choir

By Ellen Eldridge Nathan Sadler, the musical voice behind Misery Loves Chachi, spent more than three years experimenting and commiserating among his keyboards to compose 25 songs, of which four tracks representing the lighter and more hopeful side of displacement and unemployment emerged. These four songs are being released today (June 11) as the debut […]

5GB Interview: Jacuzzi Boys; Playing the EARL Saturday, June 8th!

By Jhoni Jackson As far as bands on Instagram go, Jacuzzi Boys (@jacuzziboys) are among the best. Well, maybe enviable is more accurate. Their feed is full of goofiness, rockin’ and rollin’ and, you know, the occasional hang sesh with Iggy Pop. Onstage, however, they’re not so silly. The trio rips through their psych-laced garage […]

5GB Interview: O’Brother; Playing @ the EARL Friday, May 31

By Jhoni Jackson O’Brother has been on a heck-of-a-ride these past few years. The notches in the Atlanta band’s touring belt are enviable: The Features, Thrice, Moving Mountains, Junius and, most recently, Alice in Chains. (Let’s not forget their frequent pairing with their pals in Manchester Orchestra, either.) The ethereal, epic-leaning rock act’s stint with AIC […]

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