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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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