Q&A with Shayde Sartin of The Fresh & Onlys; Playing The EARL, March 27

By Jhoni Jackson The Fresh & Onlys are riding on high in the wake of their latest release, but that’s nothing new. The San Francisco natives have been churning out EPs and LPs at a rate that rivals Heidi Montag’s plastic surgeries. Since forming in 2008, the melody-friendly, fuzz-heavy band has amassed seven official albums, […]

Q&A with Trish Thompson, friend and collaborator of Wally Gates

By Eileen Tilson Musicians and friends that knew, worked, played, drank, sobered, loved, hated, sinned and prayed with Wally Gates will pay tribute to him in the best way they know how – a night of Wally Gates’ favorite music performed live by his friends. Wally Gates, a respected and dedicated musician and producer, had made […]

CD Review: Bess Rogers — Travel Back; Playing The EARL, March 4 with Allison Weiss and Jenny Owen Youngs

Bess Rogers Travel Back By Eileen Tilson If I was a betting woman, I would place a stake that Bess Rogers could probably get away with the most heinous of crimes. With her sweet songbird voice flying over her colorful array of tunes, it only takes one listen to understand that Rogers can get a […]

CD Review: Mathis Hunter — Soft Opening; Playing The EARL with Noot D’Noot and The Selmanaires March 5

Mathis Hunter Soft Opening Shakedown Records By Julia Reidy Mathis Hunter, longtime mainstay of the Atlanta music community, former member of The Selmanaires and one of the founders of psych-funk collective Noot d’Noot, puts forth his first solo effort with Soft Opening. The LP spans 10 tracks and makes good on all of Hunter’s already […]

Get Ready for The Atlanta Mess-Around @ The EARL and 529, April 23-24, with Gentleman Jesse, Carnivores and More!

Get Ready for The Atlanta Mess-Around @ The EARL and 529, April 23-24, with Gentleman Jesse, Carnivores and More!

Douchmaster, Rob’s House and Triple D’s are bringing back The Atlanta Mess-Around to East Atlanta for an incredible lineup of local artists and beyond. There are a few two-day passes available, which include both EARL shows and a Saturday matinee at 529. Here’s the crazy-cool lineup: Here’s the crazy-cool lineup: Urinals Reigning Sound Davila 666 […]



I know it’s been Whigs fever here in Atlanta with their massively successful CD release at The EARL last week plus an appearance on Letterman tonight….but, did you ever wonder what happened to their old bassist, Hank? Well, here he is! Hank has joined the ranks of Brooklyn band MGMT. Just like his Whigs brethren, […]

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