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Georgia Music Awards Coming To The Buckhead Theatre June 8

Georgia Music Awards Coming To The Buckhead Theatre June 8

Apr 29, 2013

Written by Lindsey Jo Hand Featured photo by Ellen Eldridge This June marks the second annual Georgia Music Awards in which Georgia’s finest musicians come together to honor and recognize accomplishments of Georgia artists across several genres. Over 200 nominees in Rock, Hip Hop, Alternative, Latin, Country, and R&B will be recognized through the awards ceremony. The event has a very clear objective, which is to encourage the development of the music industry in Georgia while encouraging growth in music, both present and future. While the GA Music Awards will focus on the most prominent and hottest musicians and artists in Georgia, artists outside of Georgia will be honored as well. All awards through this event are chosen by you, the fans. First, nominations are taken on the GA Music Awards website. The top nominated artists are reviewed by a panel, and from those nominations the Awards Nominees are announced. From those nominees, the people and their fans get to vote. If your favorite artist does not get nominated, do no fret, you can still write in that person’s or band’s name!  The awards ceremony is truly by the people and for the people. If you would like to vote, click here. If you would like to volunteer, click here, and send a message. If you would like  to purchase tickets for the ceremony, click here. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS!!! 2013 GA Music Awards Nominees Hip Hop Male: Sevon, Fase, Dez Nado, Hummarabi Bone, Jalon Blac,  King Malachi, Titanium, Yung Thor Female: Chi Chi Diva, Contanek, Adonis, Summer Azul, Oso Krispie, Shana VonShe, Divinity Roxx, T Starr Group: Unbreakable Bloodline, Jubee and the Morning After, B.U.D.S (Brothers Under Different Skin), Clan Destined, Kid Sync & Brandy wine, Tizzle and Streetz R&B Male: JStavo, Xavier Lewis, Chris Cauley, Winston Warrior, Norwood, Chris Rich, Will Preston, Jebron  Female: Lexxi, Tia Michelle, D’Amber Renee, Marcierra Crockett, Miss Grenique aka Lady Bella, Repunza, Elle Jae, Tocarra Group: Final Draft, Kazual, Vincent Clark, Lissen, Dukes of Daville Latin Male: SEICH, Eduardo Villalona, Waldy El Creador, Nickie Jon, Fabio Legarda, Cano El Canoso, Platano “El Gerente” Female: Eva Fe, Christina Quinones, Rachel Villalona, Zara Sky Group:...

Hangout Music Lineup Complete With Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, And Kings Of Leon

Hangout Music Lineup Complete With Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty, And Kings Of Leon

Apr 25, 2013

Written by Lindsey Jo Hand Picture by Shea Jarman/Groovelive Photography   Hangout Music Fest, one of the Southeast’s largest music festivals held in Gulf Shores, AL, has a stellar line up for this year including headliners Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Kings of Leon. Aside from unbelievably amazing headliners, the lineup of this year’s festival includes three days of music bliss from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, The Shins, Trey Anastasio Band, Passion Pit, and so much more. If three days of amazing music isn’t enough, the Kick Off Party on Thursday, May 16 will give attendees one extra day of festival activities with acts including Umphrey’s McGee, Benny Benassi, and Lotus. To view the full lineup, click here. If you haven’t gotten your tickets already, time is almost up! If you are unable to attend, MTV, VH1 and CMT will livestream from the festival and will provide on-stage and backstage access and news coverage that will give viewers an unparalleled look into festival activities. Fans at home will have access to their favorite stars and up-to-minute updates on festival news. The festival’s music performances will take place across five stages — including two located just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. All fans will enjoy access to extraordinary amenities including: the comfortably shaded relaxation area, Hammock Beach; the Sky Bar tower, which offers 360-degree views of the festival; amusement rides and games; diverse dining options, including fresh Alabama Gulf seafood; and much more. VIP pass-holders will reap such prime upgrades as easy access to the site through special entrances; prime viewing areas, including swimming pools with views of the main stage; a shaded VIP Grove with complimentary beverages as well as private, air-conditioned restrooms; and more. Super VIPs will also receive 24/7 concierge services; access to a private, air-conditioned dining room and lounge featuring exclusive meals; admittance to the Pre-Fest Party; golf cart chauffeur service; priority on-site lodging reservations; and more. For the ultimate experience, “Big Kahuna” pass-holders enjoy all of the above, as well as on-stage access for many performances at the main stage. Festival attendees are strongly urged to avoid traffic by taking...

The 2013 Take Action Tour Sponsored by Hopeless Records/Sub City Raises $95K for Charity

The 2013 Take Action Tour Sponsored by Hopeless Records/Sub City Raises $95K for Charity

Mar 14, 2013

 by Lindsey Jo Riley/ Photos by Shea Jarman (Groovelive) Celebrating its 11th anniversary of raising funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations, The Take Action Tour sponsored by Hopeless Records‘ nonprofit Sub City rose over $95,000 for the It Gets Better Project this year. Also impressive was this year’s lineup including  headliner The Used, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, and Mindflow. Sub City has raised over $2 million for charity over the past 11 years, and this year was one of the biggest years in Take Action Tour history. The It Gets Better Project is a national organization created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. In addition, the official drum set used on the tour was auctioned off, and 100 percent of the proceeds benefited the charity and The Living The Dream Foundation equally. Kicking off at in Las Vegas at the House of Blues on January 11, the annual nationwide charity tour circled the U.S. through February, showcasing some of the best bands in music today while raising funds and awareness for It Gets Better Project while also emphasizing the concept that we can all help play a part in making a positive impact. Ten percent of the cost of each ticket purchased was donated to It Gets Better and Sub City. Lead singer of The Used, Bert McCracken, tells us, “The Take Action Tour has been an incredible experience that will be impossible to forget. Thirty-three shows from the east coast to the west coast of the US; and the positive energy has been contagious. We want to thank Hopeless Records and the It Gets Better Project for inspiring not only us, but thousands of others as well. We are blown away by the insane amount of love and support that still exists for The Used after nearly twelve years on the road. After all these years, The Used still have the best fans in the world, by far! Thanks again, see you soon Used fans!” In addition, Hopeless Records/Sub City have presented the Take Action Compilation Volume 11, a compilation album...

Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories to Headline at 4th Annual Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories to Headline at 4th Annual Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

Mar 5, 2013

by Lindsey Jo Riley On March 14-16, the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival (AJMF) returns for its fourth year to create opportunities for musicians and audiences to deepen their connection to Jewish music, culture, and each other. For the first time ever, these events will include a Grammy-Nominated headliner, Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories. “Featuring Lisa at our 4th Annual AJMF is an incredible opportunity,” explained Russell Gottschalk, Founder and Director of AJMF. “She’ll not only bring a broader audience to our Main Event, but her involvement will generate increased visibility for our entire 3-day festival. It’s an exciting year for AJMF and we look forward to celebrating fresh Jewish Music with music lovers throughout Atlanta.” “I’m looking forward to performing at the AJMF… My Jewish heritage is very important to me, and I’m excited to share my new music with the Atlanta community,” said Lisa Loeb. Loeb’s new album NO FAIRY TALE hits stores Tuesday, January 29th. Media appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and NPR’s “Weekend Edition“. This year’s festival will feature a Jazz Night at Steve’s Live Music, Shabbat Service collaborative experience between Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Congregation Bet Haverim, Family Program featuring Lisa Loeb at Temple Sinai and a huge Main Event with headlining acts at Variety Playhouse.   Festival Schedule: Thursday, March 14, 2013–Jazz Night The 4th Annual AJMF begins with a Jazz Night at Steve’s Live Music featuring the Michael Feinberg Quintet and Jordan Dayan & Friends. Featuring: Michael Feinberg Quintet and Jordan Dayan & Friends When:  Thursday March 14 (doors 6:30, music 7:30) Where: Steve’s Live Music 234 Hilderbrand Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30328 Tickets: $15 online and at door; click here for tickets. Friday, March 15, 2013–Shabbat Service For the first time ever, AJMF will unite two communities for the Shabbat Service, which celebrates Jewish music through a unique, contemporary worship experience. Featuring: musicians from Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Congregation Bet Haverim When:  Friday, March 15 (service 7:30) Where:  Ahavath Achim Synagogue 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW Atlanta, GA 30327 Saturday, March 16, 2013–Family Program Lisa Loeb begins her AJMF celebration with a performance of songs from her 2 children’s CDs at Temple Sinai...

2013 Wanee Music Festival Boasts Impressive Line Up

2013 Wanee Music Festival Boasts Impressive Line Up

Mar 1, 2013

The Allman Brothers Band along with Widespread Panic headline a great line-up of outstanding performers for what is fast becoming one of the most popular Festivals in the country, the 2013 Wanee Music Festival, Thursday April 18th through Saturday April 20th at the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. Tickets for the Festival are on sale now through Music Today at: http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx In addition to the The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic playing both Friday and Saturday nights, the rest of the line-up includes: Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Leon Russell, Tower of Power, Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Electric Hot Tuna , Maceo Parker, Steel Pulse, North Mississippi Allstars, Blackberry Smoke, Galactic & Friends, The Greyboy Allstars, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars  Featuring: Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Jumpin Johnny Sansone, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Vidacovich, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, The Lee Boys, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Revivalists and Monophonics. Wanee is also excited to welcome back the traveling version of Jorma Kaukonen’s “Fur Peace Ranch.”  Sign up to experience musician/songwriter workshops and lessons all under the tutelage of world class musicians.  Immerse yourself in an intense and uplifting musical event. THREE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION FESTIVAL TICKETS: $195 + Applicable Fees (From January 26th 10am EST – February 25th 10PM EST – Price will increase after this) Includes: 3 nights of Primitive Camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.).  Music from 12:30PM on Thursday (April 18). Full days of Music on Friday & Saturday (April 19 & 20) VIP TICKETS: $495+Applicable Fees: Includes: (1) VIP 3-Day pass to the festival with music starting at 12:30PM on Thursday, Special concert viewing area at Peach and Mushroom stages, 3 nights of primitive camping (Thurs., Fri. & Sat.), Wanee 2013 VIP T Shirt, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Laminate, Private Restrooms, Commemorative Wanee 2013 Poster, Catered Lunch and dinner on Friday & Saturday, Complimentary snacks and soft drinks, Discounted beer, Access to Wanee 2013 VIP only Pre Party Tickets for the 2013 Wanee Music Festival are on sale now at : http://www.waneefestival.tickets.musictoday.com/WaneeFestival/calendar.aspx.  The...

Royal Southern Brotherhood Rocks Atlanta, GA

Royal Southern Brotherhood Rocks Atlanta, GA

Mar 1, 2013

Fresh off the Rock Legends Cruise and an extensive 22 country tour, The Royal Southern Brotherhood played Vinyl in Atlanta, Georgia on January 16, 2012 and rocked a packed house. Devon Allman, Cyril Neville, Atlanta’s very own Grammy award winning Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and the legendary blues guitarist Mike Zito is why this band is so very royal. Their show consisted of songs off their self-titled debut album that has been nominated for best new rock blues album of the year as well as some hot covers by the Rolling Stones and The Allman Brothers Band. Funk, Southern, Blues however you decide to describe The Royal Southern Brotherhood; this band is definitely a new horizon for rock and roll music for a new generation! Cyrill Neville-Percussion,Vocals Devon Allman-Guitar,Vocals Mike Zito-Guitar-Vocals Yonrico Scott-Drums Charlie Wooten-Bass Photos by Shea Jarman/Groovelive...