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    Atlanta Band “Wolves” at The Masquerade: Live Show Review

    Atlanta Band “Wolves” at The Masquerade: Live Show Review

    As an Atlanta native, there is nothing I like so much as to see my hometown contribute something legitimately good to the cultural landscape.  With so many of my favorite bands coming from Brooklyn or L.A. or remote mid-western locations, I sometimes feel guilty that I don’t know more of the emerging musicians in myContinue Reading

    Kids These Days: The Up and Coming Talent of Leigh Ann’s Incisions

    I trekked up to Marietta last Saturday to check out a metal-core band made up of high school kids called Leigh Ann’s Incisions at a little Marietta venue called Swayze’s. Admittedly, I was out of my comfort zone in a few ways. For one, I don’t often journey out of Atlanta to hear music, notContinue Reading

    Interview: Fitz and the Tantrums talk to the Backstage Beat

    Interview: Fitz and the Tantrums talk to the Backstage Beat

    For the first time in my life, I got to sit face to face with two awesome musicians and pick their brains about everything from the music they are listening to currently, to life on the road, to the formation of Fitz and the Tantrums.  Keyboard player Jeremy Rezumna and bassist Joseph Karnes were incrediblyContinue Reading

    Live Shows: The Joy Formidable @The E.A.R.L.

    Live Shows: The Joy Formidable @The E.A.R.L.

    Live shows are always great, but some are definitely better than others.  I had the great pleasure of finding out just how good a live show can be when I went to see The Joy Formidable at the E.A.R.L. last week. I went into The Earl in Atlanta on Tuesday night with fairly low expectations.Continue Reading

    Live Shows: Say Hi @ The EARL

    Live Shows: Say Hi @ The EARL

    I’ll admit I’ve only known about Say Hi, the one man effort of Eric Elbogen, for a few months now.  I was blown away by his recent album Um, Uh Oh (you can read my review on DeadJournalist.com here) and I was thrilled to find out he was coming to Atlanta. After a great openingContinue Reading

    Live Shows: Blair @ the E.A.R.L.

    Live Shows: Blair @ the E.A.R.L.

    There is nothing quite so rewarding as going to a concert and discovering that the opening act might just be your new favorite band.  This happened to me tonight when I went over to the East Atlanta Restaurant and Lounge (the EARL) to hear the Say Hi open for Tennis. I’m a huge fan ofContinue Reading

    Live Shows: The National at the Fox Theater, 10-5-2010

    Last night’s show by The National was not necessarily the best I’ve ever seen, but it was thoroughly enjoyable.  Unlike some shows where bands simply play the same versions from their albums, The National mixed it up a good bit and gave the audience a truly unique experience. The biggest complaint was the absence ofContinue Reading

    Live Shows: Pixies at the Fox Theater

    Last night, I had the definite privilege of accompanying my always-fun brother-in-law, Terrell, to see the Pixies at the Fox Theater, here in Atlanta.  The tickets were provided for us by my amazing and thoughtful fiance. Both Terrell and I agreed that this was an overall excellent show.  As much as I enjoy supporting smallContinue Reading

    Live Shows: Band of Horses @ The Tabernacle

    Last night was my second year in a row seeing Band of Horses on the day before New Year’s Eve playing their first of a two-night set here in Atlanta.  Last year, the band played the humble and homey Variety Playhouse.  After those two sold-out performances, the band has moved up to the much largerContinue Reading

    Live Shows: Blind Pilot @ the E.A.R.L.

    Last Wednesday, A.L. and I made another trip to the East Atlanta Village and returned to the scene of our last crime, the East Atlanta Restaurant and Lounge (E.A.R.L.). While my pulled pork sandwich was not quite up to par, the reason we were there, to see Blind Pilot perform, did not disappoint in theContinue Reading