It’s hard to think of Atlanta without thinking of music. The two are so inseparably intertwined that music has simply become a foundation for the city which so many artists and music lovers alike call home. You may recall Andre 3000’s iconic and unforgettable quote from the 1995 Source Awards that has become one of the Atlanta […]
Nzinga “Zing” Shaw says that her new position is not just a job but a way of life. By Allison Joyner The organization that brings you the Grammys has hired Nzinga “Zing” Shaw as their new Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer. The Recording Academy, which recognizes achievements in the music industry worldwide, began […]
The timing is perfect for “Atlanta Record Stores: An Oral History,” a new book from longtime music journalist Chad Radford.
The print-only publication covers the live music scene in both cities — like heavy rock, punk, metal and hip hop shows.
The Music Midtown concert festival will return Sept. 17-18 with rock band My Chemical Romance headlining.
By Hannah E. Jones The Grady Health Foundation, in partnership with Georgia Music Accord and WSB-TV, is bringing its leaders and some of the state’s most recognized musicians right to your living room. Music Heals: A Celebration of Grady will feature presentations about Grady and its mission, along with performances from CeeLo Green, the Indigo […]
When walking into a packed stadium, you’re usually making your way through the throngs of people to find your seat. But for the choir students at the Atlanta Music Project (AMP), the folks in the crowd aren’t your fellow attendees but your audience. The young singers are prepped for the biggest concert of their blossoming […]
Note: continuing a series about great Atlanta events that were canceled or postponed in 2021, and will hopefully return in full force in 2022. Kelly
By King Williams When it opened in June 2017, the Pink Trap House became an instant phenomenon, not only in Atlanta, but in the United States and the global Hip Hop community. In a few short weeks, the Pink Trap House became the actual artistic, cultural and community gathering spot that so many gentrified real […]
By King Williams The following is a compilation of the 18 best, worst, and most important trends and developments emanating from within and throughout metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia for 2018. This list was compiled by me with input from people within SaportaReport and beyond. The list comes from a combination of hard […]
Heartfelt and, yes, heartwarming (aaarrgh, what a buzzkill word!!), “Hearts Beat Loud” reminds us there is life at the movies beyond dinosaurs and third-rate “Star Wars” one-offs.
It’s a small, smart picture about a father and daughter beautifully played by Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) and KIersey Clemons (“Flatliners,” “Transparent”).
Oh the memories.
Cumulus Radio and 99X decided to tease us last week by reuniting Barnes, Leslie and Jimmy for a one-time-only Morning X show on Oct. 26 to mark the 25th anniversary of when the show began.
Listening to Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram and Jimmy Baron for the better part of the commercial-free six hour show (extended two hours for the reunion) was like encountering friends you had not heard from in over a decade, and yet it felt as though no time had passed.
Oakhurst Porchfest is a grassroots community music festival where front porches become stages, yards become venues, and radical generosity and good will rule the day.
The passing this year of so many who gave music a creative spark comes at a particularly ominous time. Last year, for the first time ever, golden oldies — more precisely, music that was 18 months old or older, outsold new releases. However much you like Lefty Frizzell or the Stones or Basie, this is not a positive sign.
Living in uncertain times, we’re all looking for anchors. Nostalgia is a powerful one, as is music and lending a helping hand.
Friday night, more than 800 people showed up in Midtown to hear 13 bands who tried to recreate the time of peace, love and understanding known as the 1960s through the songs of two iconic bands: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
The music of these bands is now timeless, but in its day it was revolutionary, and the gray heads in the audience may have flashbacked like I did to a time when rock first moved us and when some of us sought to move others.
Beatles vs. Stones reminded me of my own altruistic early rocker roots in Staunton, Va. I played with a hastily assembled band called Ravenscroft in my first gig in a church basement.
By Chris Schroder
Chuck Leavell leads a musical life that most guys would trade everything to have – playing keyboards for the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton the Allman Brothers and later next month with John Mayer – but his Moment was one all the ladies will love.
Now at age 59, looking back on all that rock ‘n’ roll, Chuck really wants to talk about his true loves: his wife, family and his deep abiding care for the environment, support for which he is spending an increasing amount of his time and treasure.