CD Review: American Bang – American Bang; Playing The Masquerade, October 10

CD Review: American Bang – American Bang; Playing The Masquerade, October 10

American Bang American Bang Reprise By Al Kaufman American Bang is a rock and roll band; of that there is no doubt. Their debut CD opens with what sounds like a wild sound check, then blasts into “Whiskey Walk,” which contains the type of spiraling guitars that were Living Color’s trademark back in the early […]

CD Review: Girl in a Coma — Adventures in Coverland; Playing The Masquerade, September 29

CD Review: Girl in a Coma — Adventures in Coverland; Playing The Masquerade, September 29

Girl in a Coma Adventures in Coverland Blackheart Records By Al Kaufman Girl in a Coma are cooler than you. Deal with it. The all-female San Antonio trio formed over their love of all things Smiths and Nirvana when Jenn Alva and Phanie Diaz were still in high school. They took in Phanie’s then 12-year-old […]

AMG Weekend Picks: Widespread Panic, Snowden, Aimee Mann, Pavement and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Widespread Panic, Snowden, Aimee Mann, Pavement and More!

Finally fall has arrived! Well, alright, only officially. It’s still baking hot. But this weekend should be more bearable, and what better way to celebrate the removal of the horrific heat than outdoor concerts, arts and food festivals, and a couple of indoor gigs too. And there are quite a few great on-sales coming up […]

AMG Weekend Picks: Those Darlins, The Avett Brothers, Pixies and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Those Darlins, The Avett Brothers, Pixies and More!

One of the best things about a long weekend is a short week will follow. Which means the weekend will arrive all the sooner. There’s some great stuff for you to choose from in our picks for the weekend – sensitive singer/songwriters, rocking country, Georgia’s best musicians celebrated, legendary indie rockers and more. And there […]

Crystal Castles Bring Some Chaos to The Masquerade, September 8

Crystal Castles Bring Some Chaos to The Masquerade, September 8

By Jhoni Jackson Most electro shows can mesmerize a crowd — repetitive beats, undulating synths and a well-choreographed supplement of strobes and lasers make it easy. But the glitch jams of the Canadian-bred duo Crystal Castles, however, can trigger more. Late last year, Ethan Kath (the beats-making half of the act) told the Independent that […]

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