Folk Indie

Hare and the Hounds – Sparrows

Winter months across the country lend themselves to cooler temperatures and more reflective moments indoors. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing and with a January soundtrack from Hare and the Hounds, it shouldn’t be. The ATL products have a charming way with somber themes, precisely tailored harmonies and rolling percussion on new song […]


Neil Garrard – Date of Birth LP

The gentlemen of Vonnegutt are on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean the talented members aren’t staying busy. Lead emcee Kyle Lucas has been in the lab working on a new EP and lead singer Neil Garrard has been churning out solo tracks as well. Garrard recently dropped his entire debut effort on Soundcloud and the […]


Festivalist ’13: Music Midtown – 9/20-9/21 – Atlanta, GA

What: Music Midtown When: September 20-21 Where: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA Who: Friday, 9/20 – Journey, Jane’s Addiction, 2 Chainz, Phoenix, Cake, North Mississippi Allstars, The Mowgli’s, Drivin N Cryin. Saturday, 9/21 – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tegan and Sara, […]

Dance Electronic Mash-ups remix

Remix Friday: Flume, Archnemesis, Breakbot, Sebwax & more

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand via TRAVELSTACHE Mid-June is here already and there are plenty of remixes to soundtrack your weekend festivities. Flume shows off an excellent Disclosure remix, Breakbot spices up Birdy Nam Nam’s “Defiant Order” and Mr. Hemphill proves I’ll listen to nearly any mash-up that includes Kavinsky’s “Nightcall”. Elsewhere, Sebwax brings together the […]

albums Indie Pop Review

Album of the Week – Little Tybee – For Distant Viewing

For only being a 5 piece, Savannah, GA’s Little Tybee sure sound like a near fully formed orchestra on their third release, For Distant Viewing. Orchestral pop is really the only adequate way to classify the new album as the band floats from alt country (“Boxcar Fair”) to indie pop (“Left Right”) to retro sounds. […]


Interview: Tim Sweetwood – Talent Buyer at Masquerade and Sweetwood Presents

Before I knew I was moving back to Michigan, I was able to interview talent buyer Tim Sweetwood. You know all of those awesome indie, rock, dance and metal acts you’ve seen in Old Fourth Ward? It’s likely Tim brought those acts to the Masquerade. Aside from shows and festivals, Tim is the catalyst behind […]

Hip-Hop Rap

Spree Wilson: Right One | Wrong Time

The year was 1996 and MTV Jams was a daily ritual, especially during Summer of ’96. Bill Bellamy and Ananda Lewis did more than focus on rap music (that was Yo!MTV Raps previous job). They catered to hip-hop and R&B acts that weren’t part of MTV’s typical video rotation. That show is where I first […]