Finals week has finally arrived, and we have just the shows to fuel your procrastination in this week’s Athens Music Preview.
Tuesday, December 3
Consume Media Party at Silver Dollar featuring Wieuca
We’re putting on a party, and you’re all invited! Local Athens band Wieuca is headlining at our Reading Day Party at Silver dollar and tunes will start around 11. Wieuca’s new album just came out, so definitely check it out. Make your way over so […]
Happy thanksgiving to all of our consumers, friends, family, clients, homies, ninjas and kids #HappyTurkeyDay— Consume Media (@ConsumeMediaATH) November 28, 2013
We hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving! Here are some Thanksgiving tunes brought to you by our very own Adam Perlow.
by Stephen Burns
Those who watched MGMT play at the Tabernacle last Sunday night witnessed a band that has finally come into its own. They are at home with their sound. At home with their place in the musical world, each piece of the band finely, precisely settling around singer, guitarist Andrew VanWyngarden and synth czar, Ben Goldwasser. After just releasing their third, self-titled album, MGMT has become a band aware of their limitations, their […]
Want to get away from your crazy family over the holidays? Check out our list of awesome shows happening this week in our Atlanta music preview.
Monday, November 25
Northside Tavern, 1058 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
More commonly known simply as, “Miss Lola,” this Atlanta-based R&B/blues artist has a voice that will blow you away. Lola has more to offer than just soulful vocals, though. She’s skilled on the keyboard and was […]
On Wednesday, November 20th, the Georgia Theatre played host to three unique jam bands: Universal Sigh, Sumilan, and Consider The Source. We were lucky enough to be in attendance for the show and were able to capture this video of Universal Sigh performing their original “If Time Allows” live in front of the historic Theatre’s crowd.
Video by Michael Rosenberg and Leo Falkenstein
Words by Eric Gossett
We talked to local Athens band Wieuca about starting their band, the meaning behind the name Wieuca, and recording their new record. Check out a video interview with the band above and read the rest of the interview below.
Wieuca consists of Robert Smith (drums), Jack O’Reilly (guitar), Will Ingram (guitar + vocals), Sam Kempe (bass)
CM: How did you guys start playing together?
Will: Well Robert and […]
By Will Groover
Keller Williams is renowned for his versatility in the music world. In his opening solo set that incorporated drum machines, bass loops, and multiple guitar tracks, the Keller Williams that everyone knows and loves was on full display Friday night at the Georgia Theatre.
The set featured all the classic elements of a Keller Williams concert: phenomenal guitar lick after […]
We’ve got a week PACKED with music headed our way. There was a ridiculous amount of notables to choose from but here are some of the shows we’re most excited about!
Monday, November 18
Moon Hooch @ Green Room
This strictly instrumental, three-man saxophone and drummer combination are playing Green Room Monday, November 18. They began as a busking act in the New York City subway playing jazz, but have worked their way into funky dance music. […]
Trampled By Turtles moves bluegrass in the right direction
In this era of computer-generated bass tones and over-produced pop, the sounds of Trampled By Turtles are all the sweeter. It’s not quite that their music is “back to basics,” or anything like that. There seems to be this assumption that bluegrass bands are inherently old-fashioned. On the contrary, Trampled is advancing the genre.
They exist somewhere within bluegrass – a progressive form often referred to […]
As the genres of Americana and folk continue to gain popularity in the U.S. following the massive success of bands like the Lumineers and the Avett Brothers, more and more fans are being drawn to a sound and culture that many thought were things of the past.
South Rail, a three-piece Americana, roots-rock band based out of D.C., are among the list of many up and coming bands helping to offer a new take […]
Here are some notable shows happening around Athens this week!
Tuesday, November 12
Trampled by Turtles @ Georgia Theatre
Trampled by Turtles bring their folk-roots, bluegrass power to the Georgia Theatre Wednesday, November 12. Hailing from Duluth, Minn. and boasting a decade-long career that includes six albums, Trampled by Turtles continue to tour off their spectacular 2012 album Stars and Satellites, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Palomino. Watch the band’s performance for Seattle’s KEXP last month.
Local artist Wieuca released their first studio album, There Is No Balance, on Monday, streaming the full album for free on Youtube and on their website.
To learn more about Wieuca, visit their website. To stay connected with Wieuca, like their page on Facebook.