Ben Trickey Blesses Us with a New Album

Ben Trickey doesn’t wanna dance if he can’t dance slow, and that goes for his music too. The Atlanta-based songman’s material invariably finds him weary, lonesome, lost and/or depressed. Darkness abounds. Darkness is the situation for nearly all of his songs, and when it’s not, the sun, as a general rule, is blinding. Hey, it’s… Continue reading Ben Trickey Blesses Us with a New Album

Chris Chandler & the Mercenaries Emerge From the Underground

Think about how 2020 began – your life, your plans, your activities, the world around you – and then consider how it ended up, and all that transpired. Did things happen like you imagined they would? Like, if you’d told me last January that a year later I’d be writing about a Decatur real estate agent… Continue reading Chris Chandler & the Mercenaries Emerge From the Underground

New Blues Comp Includes Rare Old Georgia Tracks

Wienerworld sounds like the name of a dystopian theme park devoted to the meat products of the Oscar Mayer company, but it’s actually a U.K.-based independent music company founded in 1981. Their catalog consists mainly of music DVD releases (along with, curiously, a lot of conspiracy theory/alien visitation documentaries), but they’ve released a bunch of… Continue reading New Blues Comp Includes Rare Old Georgia Tracks

K Michelle DuBois Returns with a Fever to Tell

K Michelle DuBois has been a cherished treasure of the Atlanta music scene since her early 1990s Babyfat days. After her subsequent band Luigi dissolved in the spring of 2008, she seemed for a while to focus more on supporting roles in the projects of friends rather than an impulsive leap into her own new… Continue reading K Michelle DuBois Returns with a Fever to Tell

Azure Ray’s Debut Vinylized for 20th Anniversary

January will make it 20 years since the then Athens-based duo of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink made their recorded debut as Azure Ray. To mark the anniversary, Taylor’s Flower Moon Records will release their first album on vinyl for the very first time on Jan. 16th, 20 years to the day since Brian Causey’s… Continue reading Azure Ray’s Debut Vinylized for 20th Anniversary

Easter Island Takes the Time to Get It Right

Athens/Atlanta group Easter Island washed upon our shores ten years ago with a clustered gust of activity, releasing a debut EP, Better Things, in 2011, a full LP, Frightened, the following year, and a 7-inch single the year after that. Since then, the band teetered on the verge of breaking up, acquired a new rhythm… Continue reading Easter Island Takes the Time to Get It Right

Mojo Vinyl Pays Tribute to Eat More Records

Customers patronizing Roswell’s Mojo Vinyl this holiday shopping season will be greeted by a giant green Oogie Boogie (from The Nightmare Before Christmas) staked out in front of the shop, adorned in Christmas ornaments, having just taken a big chomp out of an LP. Across the boogeyman’s prominent torso, it reads in large black letters:… Continue reading Mojo Vinyl Pays Tribute to Eat More Records

Live Band Karaoke Makes Atlanta Comeback

I seem to remember liking the Atlanta band Del Venicci, who were briefly active around town six or seven years ago. Subsequent to their split, singer Grace Bellury recruited a new dude crew hand-picked from other bands – Tymb Gratz (Mood Rings) on guitar, Chris Yonker (Omni, Hello Ocho) on bass, Adrian Switon (Shepherds, Jock… Continue reading Live Band Karaoke Makes Atlanta Comeback

Larkin Poe Convene with Kindred Spirits

Larkin Poe have sprinkled a few renditions of old blues songs into their tracklistings from time to time, but their forthcoming album Kindred Spirits finds them filling an entire album with cover versions, largely selected from the classic rock display case in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The project stems from the Georgia… Continue reading Larkin Poe Convene with Kindred Spirits