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 […]

AMG Weekend Picks: Yacht Rock Revue, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Nas and More!

AMG Weekend Picks: Yacht Rock Revue, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Nas and More!

Thursday, June 10 – Creative Loafing Relaunch Party at The Sound Table If you haven’t already RSVP’d at clatlanta.com/relaunch you might have to get creative about how get in (see what we did there?). Creative Loafing has a new look and wants everyone to see it! What better way to show off the new duds then to throw […]

Live Review & Picture Book: Blitzen Trapper and The Moondoggies at Variety Playhouse, June 9

By Jhoni Jackson; photos by Jason Travis Compared to the abundant media coverage of garage rock, chillwave and other lo-fi of-the-moment indie niches, folk music appears a bit neglected. But the full crowd at The Moondoggies and Blitzen Trapper at Variety Playhouse proved that, despite temporarily existing in the shadow of catchy punk derivatives and […]

CD Review: The Moondoggies — You’ll Find No Answers Here EP; Playing with Blitzen Trapper at Variety Playhouse, June 9

The Moondoggies You’ll Find No Answers Here EP Hardly Art By Ellen Eldridge The title of The Moondoggies’ You’ll Find No Answers Here EP comes from the closing track, “Fly Mama Fly” which means the listener will travel through four songs loosely based on love and contemplation before arriving at the conclusion that there really […]

The Yacht Rock Revue Sails into the Variety Playhouse for Two Smooth Nights – June 11 & 12

Guess who’s back with the smoothest jams, the coolest vibes and the silkiest shirts? If you’ve been anywhere between the moon and New York City, you know we’re talking about the Yacht Rock Revue! Following up from their sold-out Yacht Rock Revue Holiday Special, the band is setting up shop at the Variety Playhouse once again. Join The Yacht […]

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 […]

CD Review: Minus the Bear — Omni; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 10

CD Review: Minus the Bear — Omni; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 10

Minus the Bear Omni Dangerbird By Al Kaufman Minus the Bear have grown up. Gone are the frat boy-like titles such as “Hey, Wanna Throw Up?” And while their fourth release, Omni, contains some of the frenetic melodies that encompassed earlier CDs, it mostly contains listener-friendly grooves and jams. They’re memorable jams, but just a bit […]

CD Review: Josh Rouse — El Turista; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 21

CD Review: Josh Rouse — El Turista; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 21

Josh Rouse El Turista Yep Rock By Scott Roberts Singer/songwriter Josh Rouse has always been a restless soul. From the tunefully mellow pop-rock of his 1998 debut Dressed Up Like Nebraska, to the conceptual retro vibe of 2003’s 1972, Rouse has never stayed in one musical place too long or allowed himself to be pigeonholed. […]

CD Review: Findlay Brown — Love Will Find You; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 15

CD Review: Findlay Brown — Love Will Find You; Playing Variety Playhouse, May 15

Findlay Brown Love Will Find You Verve By Jim Simpson Looking like the love child of K.D. Lang and Morrissey — like that’d ever happen; maybe he’s Jesus, miracle birth and all — the young Brit has been touted as this century’s Roy Orbison, Truth be told, Findlay Brown sounds more like Nick Lowe crooning […]

Join Jazz Greats Boney James, Mindi Abair and Earl Klugh to Raise Money for a Great Cause!

Join Jazz Greats Boney James, Mindi Abair and Earl Klugh to Raise Money for a Great Cause!

The Variety Playhouse is hosting a night of incredible jazz on Monday, April 26, benefiting ALS of Georgia, The Emory ALS Center and Deborah Lewow. The event is called The LeWow Evening of Jazz, named for Deborah Lewow, a former Warner Brothers employee who suffers from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s […]

CD Review: John Grant with Midlake – Queen of Denmark; Playing with Midlake @ Variety Playhouse, April 2

CD Review: John Grant with Midlake – Queen of Denmark; Playing with Midlake @ Variety Playhouse, April 2

John Grant Queen of Denmark By Eric Chavez John Grant’s debut disc, Queen of Denmark introduces a man with a delicate voice and one hell of an imagination. With lyrics that cover everything from religion to using people for sex, the LP’s ideas cover just about every area, but are steadily tied by the songwriter. […]

Q&A with John Linnell of They Might Be Giants; Playing Variety Playhouse March 5 & 6

By Jim Simpson Two-time Grammy winners and college-radio veterans They Might Be Giants bring their playfully surreal sound to Atlanta for two shows at the Variety Playhouse, March 5 and 6. The first is a “grown ups” (14+) show Friday, and a Saturday matinee for families (tickets for both shows are on sale here), where […]

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