Live Review: Bon Iver – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park – June 8th

By Justin Lyons After one listen to Bon Iver’s most recent self-titled album last Summer, it was quickly apparent that Justin Vernon had aspirations for being known for more than the lonely solitude of For Emma, Forever Ago. In the early days when Vernon began performing mostly solo, he passed lyric sheets to fans to […]

AMG Weekend Picks: Journey, Incubus, Kaiser Chiefs, Ray LaMontagne, & More!

Wow! As the end of September rolls around there are a ton of cool concerts and events going on throughout this city. Bieber sitings, Usher, Ray LaMontagne, and so, so, so much more! Honestly this might be one of those weekends you wish you could teleport yourself to several events at once! Enjoy your weekend […]

What’s Up Thursday?

As many children who grow up to be music-heads, there was some concert or event, that totally made you who you are. For me, that was The Who. My dad worshiped that band, and thus The Who was my first concert. I was blown away. Fortunately, we live in a city where all of these […]

AMG Weekend Picks: Soulphonics, Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Fest, Ken Ford and More!

Feel that folks? It’s the lack of unbearable heat in our fair city. Yup, that’s right – the bearable heat has returned to Atlanta. Which means that fall can’t be far behind right? If you stand still long enough in the early morning or late at night (which is more likely, right?), you’ll even feel […]

Picture Book: Death Cab for Cutie at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, August 11

By Catrina Maxwell Indie crossovers Death Cab for Cutie played to a sweaty but energetic crowd of giddy fans on Thursday night. The band played a packed set that saw them try out some new tracks from their latest release, Codes and Keys, including the “VH1 Storytellers”-featured song “You Are A Tourist,” which was warmly […]

What’s Up Thursday?

Oh thank the Heavens, it’s Thursday! Thursday is definitely the new black. Here are a couple of cool events to get your weekend started right! –Death Cab for Cutie will be taking their coolness out to Alpharetta at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, playing with Frightened Rabbit. -Have you had a chance to check out The […]

Five Ways Dolly Parton Can “Better” Your Day

By Cory Albertson I imagine optimism incarnate to look somewhat like Dolly Parton. This past Wednesday, Parton burst onto the Verizon Amphitheatre stage, glittering fiddle in hand and decked out in a blinding white satin dress smattered in silver sequins. Seeing her gleefully flounce around to a mashup of Katrina and the Waves’ infectious “Walking […]

What’s Up Wednesday?

A couple of oldies but goodies are descending upon our little city tonight, so make sure you spend your hump day doing something fun! -There might be a lot of blonds in Tinseltown, but no one can command the stage like Ms. Dolly Parton. Check out the Queen of Twang herself at the Verizon Wireless […]

Picture Book & Live Review: Furthur at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, July 31

Review and photos by Ellen Eldridge. Full gallery after the jump. The scene out in front of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre held a magical nostalgia with too-young-to-be-hippies camped out with babies and dogs waving fingers in the air to signal the need for a free ticket in. To a casual observer, it would appear a […]

What’s Up Thursday?

-The residents of Alpharetta are gonna be bouncing in their khaki shorts as Cleveland’s favorite hip-hop son, Kid Cudi, blows out the speakers with his musical wizardry at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Joining him on stage is Chip Tha Ripper. – The Mayor of Little Five Points, AKA Team Luis, presents his FREE show at […]

CD Review: Death Cab for Cutie — Codes and Keys; Playing Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, August 11

Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys Atlantic By Al Kaufman Thanks to iTunes and other sites, the concept of the album is all but gone. Bands still release CDs, but they are just afterthoughts. They put their “reach out and grab you” song first, usually something a bit different as the third or fourth […]

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