The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Come to the Black Cat, June 16

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Come to the Black Cat, June 16

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart is set to embark on a two-week US tour this summer with indie buzz band Surfer Blood and Hooray for Earth to support the release of its new single, “Say No To Love” (Slumberland Records). Due for digital and in store release on June 8, fans can pre-order the single today at insound.com. Check out the video below of the band playing the song live at SXSW for a sneak peek. Read more about The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Come to the Black Cat, June 16

Big Star frontman Alex Chilton Dies at 59

Big Star frontman Alex Chilton Dies at 59

Alex Chilton, pop-icon member of the Box Tops and Big Star, passed away Wednesday at a hospital in New Orleans. A musical influence on bands such as The Replacements and REM, Chilton and Big Star were scheduled for a rare performance at SXSW this weekend. Everyone from The Bangles to Wilco covered Chilton’s songs. His […]

The TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A with Malissa Sole of 4th Ward Heroes

The TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A with Malissa Sole of 4th Ward Heroes

For our final edition of the TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A we spoke with the one and only, Malissa Sole. Lady-in-charge at 4th Ward Heroes, manager for the Mermaids, supporter of all things local.

You’re soon to be on the road to SXSW; according to Google maps the trip from ATL to Austin = approx. 16 hours driving. What are your three essential road trip albums?

I’m flying out with friends. We’d never get out there in peace (or in one piece) if we drove out there. We’d end up picking up hitch hikers, wayward souls, guitar playing vagabonds, etc. That being said, I never fly without my shuffle, but I am so not telling you what’s on it. Read more about The TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A with Malissa Sole of 4th Ward Heroes

The TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A with Brian Knott, founder of The A3C Hip Hop Festival

The TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A with Brian Knott, founder of The A3C Hip Hop Festival

Brian Knott, founder of the A3C Hip Hop Festival , officially announced today that the three-day festival would be held October 7-10, 2010 at multiple venues in the East Atlanta Village. With over 100 A3C performers heading to Austin for SXSW, we decided to ask Brian a couple questions.

You’re soon to be on the road to SXSW! According to google maps, the trip from ATL to Austin = approx. 16 hours driving. What are your three essential road trip albums?

For the first time ever I am flying to Austin (yes, flying, aren’t I so very big time finally). I am lucky enough this year while I am out there pushing the A3C hip Hop Festival to also be doing some work blogging about the hip-hop showcases for a company called LP33.tv who is the official blog partner of SXSW. So I am actually getting to fly, have a badge, and sleep some place other than the floor while I am out there. Life is good. As far as a music mix goes, I set up this killer mix of hip-hop stars gone movie/TVactors for the flight, it has Ice T, Ice Cube, Method Man, Redman, Will Smith, Tone Loc, Mos Def, LL Cool J, Ludacris, and Queen Latifa. I know there are more but I only picked artists who’s movies/TV shows didn’t suck. Read more about The TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A with Brian Knott, founder of The A3C Hip Hop Festival

The TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A with Favorite Gentlemen’s Jeremiah Edmond

The TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A with Favorite Gentlemen’s Jeremiah Edmond

Ticket Alternative is partnering with indie record label Favorite Gentlemen for a SXSW showcase at the Belmont in Austin, TX on Thursday, March 18. AMG sent Favorite Gentlemen president Jeremiah Edmond the SXSW ’10 Q & A. This is what he said.

You’re soon to be on the road to SXSW! According to Google maps, the trip from ATL to Austin = approx. 16 hours driving. What are your three essential road trip albums?

This year is different in that this is the first year I am attending only from the label side of things (Favorite Gentlemen) and not as an artist. That means I am not making my way out to Austin while already on tour OR making the long drive straight there and back. That changes the choice of travel music for sure.

Past van ride staples –
  • Kings of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
  • Jay-Z – Black Album
  • My Morning Jacket – Z
As I am flying this year the music selection isn’t as major a part of the experience because its ability to keep you away and alert/alive or to inspire interaction and entertainment for the whole band isn’t the main priority. My playlist for the plan ride will probably just consist of new music that I need to check out.

On the list-
The TA Live SXSW Q & A with Trae Vedder of Death On Two Wheels

The TA Live SXSW Q & A with Trae Vedder of Death On Two Wheels

We’re always happy when bands we love start making the transition from local band to touring band to signed band. Atlanta’s Death On Two Wheels has made those transitions. Recently signed to Favorite Gentlemen (Manchester Orchestra, All Get Out, Kevin Devin), Death On Two Wheels has had a rather enjoyable ride. As the lads prep for an exciting week of music in Austin, we sent our SXSW Q & A to DO2W front man, Trae Vedder.

You’re soon to be on the road to SXSW! According to Google maps, the trip from ATL to Austin = approx. 16 hours driving. What are your three essential road trip albums?

The WhigsMission Control
Wilco – Sky Blue Sky
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Soundtrack

Fast food, gas station snacks, local diners – where are you most likely to stop for grub on this trip?

Pilot & Loves.
Preferably the ones with Subways and McDonalds. We never refill our sweet tea at different locations. Read more about The TA Live SXSW Q & A with Trae Vedder of Death On Two Wheels

Ticket Alternative Pairs Up with Indie Record Label Favorite Gentlemen for Party at SXSW!

Ticket Alternative Pairs Up with Indie Record Label Favorite Gentlemen for Party at SXSW!

We have paired up with one of the coolest indie labels around, Favorite Gentlemen, for an incredible party during the crazy festivities surrounding SXSW. This isn’t an official SXSW party though, so don’t worry if you don’t have a pass – just RSVP so we know how many people to expect, and so we can send you updates on all the goodies we will have in store.

The party will be taking place Thursday, March 18 at The Belmont in Austin, Texas (of course), and you can check out the bands playing by entering your email address with the folks at NoiseTrade. We’ll also be treating everyone to drink specials and giveaways Read more about Ticket Alternative Pairs Up with Indie Record Label Favorite Gentlemen for Party at SXSW!

Hook up with Ticket Alternative at SXSW

Hook up with Ticket Alternative at SXSW

Jamie and I will be at SXSW this year. You can follow our adventures via the Twitter account we set up @TixAlt_SXSW – This should be fun! We’re working on a Ticket Alternative Happy Hour for some of our current clients that will be there, as well as some new clients interested in meeting the […]

Gringo Star to Preview New Documentary “Hurry Up And Wait” at SXSW; Playing Black Cat with Exit Clov April 8

Gringo Star to Preview New Documentary “Hurry Up And Wait” at SXSW; Playing Black Cat with Exit Clov April 8

Hurry Up and Wait Trailer from Hurry Up and Wait on Vimeo.

One of our favorite bands in Atlanta, Gringo Star, has been working on a great film documenting the ups and downs of their 2009 European tour. There will be a sneak peak of the film at SXSW – if you’re going, be sure to check out. Here’s some more info on the film:

A film by Malone Pictures, on Gringo Star’s journey through their 2009 European and UK tour.

In 2009, film maker Justin Malone and producer Lior Spirer followed Nick and Peter Furgiuele, Peter DeLorenzo and Matt McCalvin on a six week journey through fourteen countries. Playing at large and lavish European venues each night (opening for And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead), the shows attract hundreds of eager new fans, and the positivity is everywhere. Energized by this newfound exposure, sleeping on park benches and showering with cologne each day doesn’t seem to phase the ‘Gringos’ one bit and the headliners boast of Gringo Star’s determination and talent. Read more about Gringo Star to Preview New Documentary “Hurry Up And Wait” at SXSW; Playing Black Cat with Exit Clov April 8