New On Sales for Friday, September 2

New On Sales for Friday, September 2

Happy Friday everyone! We’re kicking off the long Labor Day weekend with a slew of incredible on sales for all of you. Tickets are all available at Ticket Alternative. On sale today at 9:00 a.m. Juanita’s (Little Rock, AR) – Anthony David (Tuesday, September 6) – Hawthorne Heights (Tuesday, September 13) – Bleu Edmondson (Thursday, […]

New On Sales for Friday, August 12

New On Sales for Friday, August 12

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a little list of the stuff we have going on sale today in our neck of the woods: {EAV_BLOG_VER:0ee82912e1929400} On sale today at 10:00 a.m. Smith’s Olde Bar (Atlanta, GA) – The Shadowboxers (Saturday, September 10) – The Congress/Parker Smith & The Bandwith [in The Atlanta Room] (Sunday, September 11) – […]

New On Sales for Friday, July 15

New On Sales for Friday, July 15

There’s some great stuff going on sale today! Check out what we have below and buy tickets at www.ticketalternative.com! On sale today at 10:00 a.m. Abraham Lincoln Hotel (Reading, PA) – Vickie Shaw (Friday, September 16) The EARL (Atlanta, GA) – The Lemonheads [performing It’s A Shame About Ray] (Wednesday, October 5) Rock and Roll […]

New On Sales for Friday, July 1

New On Sales for Friday, July 1

We’ve got some great events going on sale to kick off your holiday weekend! On sale today at 10:00 a.m. Rock and Roll Hotel – The Cool Kids (Tuesday, August 9) – Baby Loves Disco Superhero Tour (Wednesday, August 17) Smith’s Olde Bar – Paul Warner CD Release/James Matthews (Thursday, September 1) – Jay Clifford […]

New On Sales for Friday, June 24

New On Sales for Friday, June 24

Check out all the great events going on sale today at Ticket Alternative! On sale today at 10:00 a.m. Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C. – Dom (Saturday, July 30) – Metronomy (Saturday, October 22) – CANT [Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor] (Friday, October 28) Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, Ga. – Smokey’s Farmland Band/Lindsay […]

New On Sales for Friday, June 10

New On Sales for Friday, June 10

We have a ton of great shows going on sale today. Check them out below and buy the tickets at Ticket Alternative! On sale today at 10:00 a.m. The Basement at Graveyard Tavern – DJ List Christee [a.k.a. Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal] (Thursday, July 16) The EARL – Secret Chiefs 3 (Thursday, September 22) […]

CD Review: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears — Scandalous; Playing The Loft, March 22 and Black Cat, March 24

CD Review: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears — Scandalous; Playing The Loft, March 22 and Black Cat, March 24

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Scandalous

Lost Highway Records

By Eileen Tilson

Picture it:  Georgia, early 1950s, backwater blues shack, where as soon as you walk in you start sweating. But then you find yourself swaying, and before you know it you are right in the mix dancing with all the rest of the grooviest people you have ever seen. This is a party that you never want to leave. Within the first minute of Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears’ perfectly-fitting second album Scandalous you can’t help but to feel like you just stole some of the best vinyl from your grandmother’s attic. Read more about CD Review: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears — Scandalous; Playing The Loft, March 22 and Black Cat, March 24

Q&A with Rooney: Playing Juanita’s, July 2 and The Loft, July 10

Q&A with Rooney: Playing Juanita’s, July 2 and The Loft, July 10

By Alec Wooden

On the surface, Los Angeles-based rock band Rooney has had it rough over the last 12 months. They’ve lost a label (Geffen) and a bass player (Matt Winter), all the while cutting a new record for the first time without benefits of mountains of label aid, engineers and producers. It takes little time talking to guitarist Taylor Locke, however, to figure out that the opposite is quite true. Instead of “losing” a label, they feel freed from one. Winter is gone, but has become no less a friend and avid supporter. And Eureka, the new and aforementioned uphill climb of a record, has left the band energized and excited about controlling their own direction more so than at any time in the past decade. One week into the band’s summer tour, Locke talks about all the reasons why, perhaps now more than ever, Rooney feels right at home within themselves.

What are we to expect sonically from Eureka?

Everyone these days uses the word “organic” in every album review … so I’ll try and shy away from that. The record has a polished sound to it, but slightly less so than our past records. Louie [Stephens, keyboardist] played lots of upright piano, which lends a cozy, barroom feel to the songs. I played more slide guitar than usual. Ned [Brower, drums] takes a lead vocal on one track. Matt [Winter, recently departed bassist] played much more active bass lines. However, you’ll still get plenty of synthesizer hooks, and of course, Robert [Schwartzman]’s voice, which are hallmarks of our groups’ sound. Read more about Q&A with Rooney: Playing Juanita’s, July 2 and The Loft, July 10

CD Review: The Young Veins — Take a Vacation! Playing Juanita’s with Rooney on July 2 and The Loft on July 10

CD Review: The Young Veins — Take a Vacation! Playing Juanita’s with Rooney on July 2 and The Loft on July 10

The Young Veins

Take a Vacation!

One Haven

By Alexandra Edwards

Plenty of musicians begin their careers making music in the indie world and later move on to major label deals and MTV exposure. But is it possible to follow that path in reverse?

That’s what Los Angeles band The Young Veins are trying to find out. The band consists of two former members of Panic! at the Disco, an MTV darling of a band if ever there was one. Three other, more anonymous, members round out the quintet, and they’ve just released their debut album, Take a Vacation! Read more about CD Review: The Young Veins — Take a Vacation! Playing Juanita’s with Rooney on July 2 and The Loft on July 10

Check Out: Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek)’s Video for “Midnight Hour,” Feat Estelle; Playing Black Cat in D.C., June 10 & The Loft, June 14

Check Out: Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek)’s Video for “Midnight Hour,” Feat Estelle; Playing Black Cat in D.C., June 10 & The Loft, June 14

The duo of Reflection Eternal sure put out some great vibes. Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek have teamed together again and they’ve brought in sassy British soulstress Estelle to lend some smooth vocals to their track “Midnight Hour.” And we love the result. It’s got that old school feel that the likes of Amy Winehouse have been making a must, with plenty of brass and ’60s dance moves. Not to mention the slick threads. Love it. Read more about Check Out: Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek)’s Video for “Midnight Hour,” Feat Estelle; Playing Black Cat in D.C., June 10 & The Loft, June 14

CD Review: The Temper Trap — Conditions; Playing The Loft in Atlanta, GA, April 9

CD Review: The Temper Trap — Conditions; Playing The Loft in Atlanta, GA, April 9

The Temper Trap

Conditions

By Eileen Tilson

Apparently there is more to Australia than Vegemite and AC/DC. Out of Melbourne comes The Temper Trap sailing high above the kangaroos and kuala bears, setting their sites on the U2-like dreams of grandeur. With their debut album, Conditions, music producer Jeff Abbiss, (Artic Monkeys’, Editors, Kasabian) cleverly creates the “wall of sound” that made U2’s Joshua Tree so distinct. The band openly admits that U2 as well as Radiohead and Prince had a particularly strong influence on the album, and they use this to their advantage by digging out their own sound while still remaining a mainstream crowd pleaser. Read more about CD Review: The Temper Trap — Conditions; Playing The Loft in Atlanta, GA, April 9