Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Dark, Foggy and Scary: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Premieres in Atlanta For the past 12 years, legend of a Southern Gothic piece of musical theater written by horror novelist Stephen King and roots rocker John Mellencamp has haunted the theater world like a ghost from small town folklore. Stories steeped in rumor and speculation… Continue reading Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Twin Shadow

Golden Light, Twin Shadow: George Lewis Jr. Fesses Up When Twin Shadow’s debut album Forget was released two years ago, it didn’t take long for the band’s soulful shadow to gradually cast itself over an ever-growing fanbase that encompasses demographics as diverse as the band’s sound. Forget’s dark and soulful synths were complemented by heartfelt… Continue reading Twin Shadow

The Cult – Choice of Weapon

The Cult are one of those bands that’s just never done it for me. Sure, I enjoy songs like “She Sells Sanctuary” and “Fire Woman” whenever I hear them, and I recognize that the band has done some solid songwriting and created some of hard rock’s most enduring numbers. But I guess there are two… Continue reading The Cult – Choice of Weapon

David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time

David Lynch, 'Crazy Clown Time'

David Lynch is best known for such head-trip film and television productions as Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and Lost Highway. But despite his strangeness, he is no stranger to music as a medium for setting surrealistic moods. He has collaborated several times with Angelo Badalamenti on scores for projects like Blue Velvet and Twin… Continue reading David Lynch – Crazy Clown Time

The Unsatisfied – Songs the Belt Taught Us

You don’t toil in Chattanooga’s rock underground for more than two decades without learning a thing or two about preaching the rock ‘n’ roll gospel. And on their fourth album, Songs The Belt Taught Us, the Unsatisfied raise some Southern-tinged glam rock hell like never before. Regulars at such Atlanta dives as the Star Bar… Continue reading The Unsatisfied – Songs the Belt Taught Us

David Bowie – Station to Station

Recorded in between his otherworldly performance in the 1976 science fiction film The Man Who Fell to Earth and his drug-fueled move to Germany with Iggy Pop, David Bowie released Station to Station in 1976, essentially bridging the gap between the glam rock of his Ziggy Stardust phase and the Brian Eno-produced Berlin Trilogy (Low,… Continue reading David Bowie – Station to Station

Various Artists – We Were So Turned On: A Tribute to David Bowie

We Were So Turned On: A Tribute to David Bowie features reinterpretations of Bowie’s hits and obscurities by some of today’s top indie, electro and underground acts. With proceeds going to War Child, a charity that helps children adversely affected by war around the world, We Were So Turned On includes everything from club-like electronica… Continue reading Various Artists – We Were So Turned On: A Tribute to David Bowie

Duran Duran – All You Need is Now

Not many bands (especially from the ’80s) have been able to remain relevant for more than a decade, let alone more than three decades. But even after multiple lineup changes, reunions and subsequent re-departures, Duran Duran is still creating and performing innovative new wave as fresh today as it was when the band originally formed.… Continue reading Duran Duran – All You Need is Now

Amanda Palmer – Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under

As the singer/pianist for the cabaret-inspired Boston duo the Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer is known for her odd mix of theatrics, musical abilities and lyricism that ranges from whimsical to ominously serious, depending on the song. During her Dresden Dolls hiatus, Palmer released a collection of piano ballads called Who Killed Amanda Palmer in 2008,… Continue reading Amanda Palmer – Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under

Gary Numan

Back To The Future: The Pleasure is Gary Numan’s Almost three decades before Janelle Monae and Lady Gaga were creating dance pop hits behind the visages of androids and avant-garde performance artists, a socially awkward Englishman was experimenting with synthesizers and creating a somewhat bleak and harsh new form of synthpop. His alien/android-like persona was… Continue reading Gary Numan