Post Tagged with: "Georgia"

Streams: Collective Soul’s Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project, “Love Won’t Bring Us Down” (2013)

Ed Roland has left his post with Collective Soul before, working with the supergroup Kings of Chaos. But the Sweet Tea Project is more personal, closer to his roots in the Atlanta, Georgia, area.

Almost Hits: R.E.M., “It’s the End of the World as We Know It [and I Feel Fine]” (1987)

Almost Hits: R.E.M., “It’s the End of the World as We Know It [and I Feel Fine]” (1987)

“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)” is one of the longer song titles in rock ‘n roll and one of the more oddball releases from R.E.M. (probably only superseded by “Leave” from New Adventures In Hi-Fi).

Joey Stuckey – Mixture (2013)

By creating his Southern-infused jazz sounds, guitarist Joey Stuckey plumbs the depths of genre-splicing on Mixture. His first full-length jazz record, this is an opportunity to dig in to another side

Dean and Ewbank – Blues Say Goodbye (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk10No6YZcA&w=500&h=305] The source material here speaks to the essential versatility of these two Georgia-based music industry vets. Blues Say Goodbye includes two blues tracks, a quartet of jazz standards, three smartly reworked rock songs and two originals.

Nick DeRiso’s Top Albums for 2012: Indie Bands

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6TEcqDkTS0&w=500&h=305] This list is necessarily all over the map. Heck, in a lot of respects, there’s no map at all. You’ll find it in tatters down on the passenger-side floorboard. Delving into unsigned bands is like that.

Kylesa – From the Vaults, Vol. 1 (2012)

Sludge metal titans Kylesa have presented their own gift for the holidays with From the Vaults, Vol. 1, a tantalizing record. The rarities and B-sides take hold immediately

Jackyl – Best in Show (2012)

Jackyl – Best in Show (2012)

if you’re looking to get a party started, you could do much worse than cranking up Jackyl’s ‘Best in Show.’

Fred's Country Fried Rock: Blackberry Smoke, “Son of the Bourbon” (2008)

Since being signed to Zac Brown’s record label and touring with Brown last year, Atlanta-based Blackberry Smoke is probably a lot better known

One Track Mind: Ryan Shaw, "Karina" (2012)

Is there a place for, you know, an American in a world of soul shouters dominated by a certain big-voiced Brit superstar? Cut to two-time Grammy-nominated R&B singer Ryan Shaw, who returns on May 15, 2012, with Real Love

Guilty pleasures: The B-52’s – With The Wild Crowd – Live In Athens, GA DVD/Blu-ray (2012)

Depending on your point of view, Athens, Georgia’s B-52s are either the greatest party band of all time, or quite possibly the gayest — and I mean that in the most non-homophobic, politically correct sort of way.

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