Live Review: Aimee Mann, Elizabeth & The Catapult at The Variety Playhouse, September 25

By Giles Turnbull Two great things about the Variety Playhouse are that it’s in Little Five Points, Atlanta’s bohemian heart, and that means it’s a short stroll from the best frozen margaritas in Atlanta at the Tijuana Garage. One less great thing is that the venue can be all-seated, which raised a minor complaint from […]

Live Review: CocoRosie at Variety Playhouse, September 21

Live Review: CocoRosie at Variety Playhouse, September 21

By David Courtright CocoRosie has always been an entity steeped in mystery. Their history borders on mythology: a pair of sisters with a transient childhood, vision quests through the desert with their father, separation and estrangement. Only in early adulthood did the sisters reconcile and find their love for making music together. Their visual presentation […]

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 […]

CD Review: of Montreal — False Priest; Playing Variety Playhouse with Janelle Monae, November 6 & 7

CD Review: of Montreal — False Priest; Playing Variety Playhouse with Janelle Monae, November 6 & 7

of Montreal False Priest Polyvinyl Records By Scott Roberts On their 10th full-length release False Priest, goofy, but often brilliant, Athens-based band of Montreal and their musical guru Kevin Barnes have temporarily set aside a generous portion of their obvious love of ’60s psychedelia to make way for their inner Prince and Bowie. So, how […]

CD Review: Elizabeth & The Catapult — The Other Side of Zero; Playing Variety Playhouse, September 25

CD Review: Elizabeth & The Catapult — The Other Side of Zero; Playing Variety Playhouse, September 25

Elizabeth & The Catapult The Other Side Of Zero Verve Forecast By Giles Turnbull Elizabeth & The Catapult’s debut album, Taller Children, received much praise, and deservedly so; it’s part-folk, part-indie, slightly jazzy nature was lively, and at times mischievous, which made it stand out from other female-fronted indie pop offerings.

AMG Weekend Picks: EARL 11th Anniversary, Ringo Starr, Sleigh Bells, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

AMG Weekend Picks: EARL 11th Anniversary, Ringo Starr, Sleigh Bells, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

It’s a weekend of celebrations that we have coming up for you. The EARL will be lighting 11 candles on the proverbial rock ‘n’ roll cake, Ringo Starr is probably still celebrating turning 70, Vinyl are heralding the arrival of the Next Big Thing with Sleigh Bells, and Rooney are on their first tour as […]

Live Review: The New Pornographers, The Dodos, The Dutchess & the Duke at The Variety Playhouse, June 26

By Micah McLain The New Pornographers make the kind of blissful, energetic indie pop that is impossible to resist. The Canadian supergroup features Carl Newman, Neko Case and Destroyer’s Daniel Bejar and has only gotten stronger with each of five LPs released over the last 10 years. For this leg of their Together tour, the […]

Runaway and Start a Band: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Play Variety Playhouse – July 10

Runaway and Start a Band: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Play Variety Playhouse – July 10

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Home” from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, a  California-based 10-member tribe of musicians, released their debut full-length Up From Below last summer. Full of LSD-infused spaghetti-western anthems, the album and the band began to receive great attention from bloggers, indie radio stations – and while performing at Coachella this […]

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