AMG Weekend Picks: Collective Efforts, Silversun Pickups, The Features, Frankie Valli Tribute and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Collective Efforts, Silversun Pickups, The Features, Frankie Valli Tribute and More!

Friday, June 18 – Collective Efforts and Vonnegutt at Smith’s Olde Bar Old school ATL hip hop group Collective Efforts traded in the turntables for a full band and added just the right amount of funk and soul to their live performances. It’s possible the CE crew have finally found themselves after nearly a decade […]

Collective Efforts and Vonnegutt at Smith’s Olde Bar – June 18

Atlanta hip hop crew Collective Efforts aren’t about the bling or the thug life. But if you’ve lived in Atlanta in the past decade you’d know that. Influenced by golden-era hip-hop, funk, 70’s soul, rock and every day life – Collective Efforts have been releasing records independently and performing live all while staying true to their style and avoiding […]

AMG’s Weekend Picks: OK Go, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Batata Doce, A Fight to the Death CD Release and So Much More!

AMG’s Weekend Picks: OK Go, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Batata Doce, A Fight to the Death CD Release and So Much More!

Oh weekend, sweet weekend – we meet again. Tons of great shows this weekend, let us know what you think and where you’ll be! Thursday, May 13 OK GO @ The Loft – GET TICKETS HERE OK GO afterparty with Tim Nordwind of OK GO DJ SET @ Star Bar – FREE! Caribou, Toro y […]

WRFG Jams at Smith’s Olde Bar with the Yonrico Scott Band – June 10

WRFG Jams at Smith’s Olde Bar with the Yonrico Scott Band – June 10

Atlanta’s WRFG 89.3 FM hosts the Yonrico Scott Band, fronted by one of the most sought-after drummers in the jazz/R&B/funk and jam worlds today. For the past 25 years Yonrico Scott has had the honor of playing drums for Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Chuck Berry, M.C. Hammer, Anita […]

Luis’ Three Picks: A Weekend of Shows in Atlanta – Alex Chilton Tribute, Megafaun, 500 Songs for Kids

Luis’ Three Picks: A Weekend of Shows in Atlanta – Alex Chilton Tribute, Megafaun, 500 Songs for Kids

As a 9 to 5’er, every weekend is like a mini-Christmas. After five days of early mornings and painful traffic jams, I get two days to sleep in, stay out late, and drink ungodly amounts of cheap beer while watching bands! So what’s on the books this weekend? Alex Chilton Tribute – Friday, April 30 – Star Community Bar Sort […]

CD Review: Cinetrope — Once I Ruled the World; Playing 500 Songs For Kids at Smith’s Olde Bar, April 30

CD Review: Cinetrope — Once I Ruled the World; Playing 500 Songs For Kids at Smith’s Olde Bar, April 30

Cinetrope Once I Ruled the World Zombino By Al Kaufman Cinetrope think big. The Atlanta band, whose name means “film music,” have created a concept album about a man-made plague that ends the world (turning people into zombies, of course), the guilt the creator of the plague goes through, and the creator’s ultimate redemption by inventing […]

500 Songs For Kids at Smith’s Olde Bar, April 29 – May 8

500 Songs For Kids at Smith’s Olde Bar, April 29 – May 8

500 Songs For Kids (songsforkidsfoundation.org) has become more than just an annual event; it’s officially an Atlanta institution. The 10-night fundraiser brings together an enormous music community to raise funds for various children’s hospitals, treatment centers, special needs camps and all places where kids are in need. Hundreds of local, regional and national touring musicians […]

Live Review & Picture Book: Janelle Monáe and The 54 @ Smith’s Olde Bar, April 6

Review & photos by Micah McLain Janelle Monáe and the rest of the Wondaland Arts Society took over Smith’s Olde Bar this week in order to preview both halves of her soon-to-be-released album, The Archandroid. As soon as you stepped into the upstairs room at Smith’s for the second half preview on Tuesday night, you […]

Janelle Monae Debuts Video for “Tightrope”; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar April 5 & 6

Janelle Monae Debuts Video for “Tightrope”; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar April 5 & 6

We finally have the video for Janelle Monae‘s first single of her debut album. “Tightrope” is just giddily exciting, with smooth rapping from Big Boi and dizzyingly marvelous singing from Monae. It’s enough to make you wanna start shuffling those feet under your desk. We can’t wait for her two shows next week at Smith’s […]

The ASCAP Showcase Spring Edition: Featuring The Judies, How I Became The Bomb, Crowfield

The ASCAP Showcase Spring Edition: Featuring The Judies, How I Became The Bomb, Crowfield

It’s that time again! April 1 brings the Spring Edition of the ASCAP showcase at Smith’s Olde Bar. This time we’ll be hearing the fantastic sounds of The Judies, How I Became The Bomb and Crowfield. We reviewed The Judies’ last record (here), and Eileen Tilson said it “will send you straight into Ziggy’s Starriest […]

%d bloggers like this: