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A conversation with Starbenders about music as activism

Starbenders, a glam rock four-piece band from Atlanta, has always believed in making music that’s for everyone. This attitude of inclusivity incited the plans for Friday Night Classic, a show they’re hosting alongside Lost-n-Found Youth, to raise money, promote awareness and collect donations for local homeless LGBTQ youth. The band has been rising in notoriety...

Preview: Hans-Joachim Roedelius, the human artist

Legendary and influential musician Hans-Joachim Roedelius performs at Mammal Gallery on Monday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Roedelius is best known for cofounding (with Dieter Moebius) Cluster, and for that duo’s three records with Brian Eno in the early 1970s, but his influence goes wider and deeper as part of the explosively creative German music scene of...

‘La La Land’ coming in concert with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Prepare for “A Lovely Night” when the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra tackles the score of “La La Land” this fall. While it won’t be as elaborate as the “La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration”...Show More Summary

Watch Migos perform ‘Bad and Boujee’ with Jimmy Fallon and office supplies

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Migos demonstrated a new outlook on “Bad and Boujee” Thursday night when the Atlanta rap trio visited “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Clad in classic desk-employee garb, the guys, along with...Show More Summary

Ed Sheeran adds second concert at Infinite Energy Arena

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Shortly after tickets went on sale Friday morning for Ed Sheeran’s Aug. 25 show at Infinite Energy Arena, demand warranted a second date. The ginger singer-songwriter-guitarist will now play an...

Baby Driver - Dunwoody sets the scene for an August bank robbery & Director Edgar Wright discusses tax credits in Georgia.

Movie Trailer The City of Dunwoody, Georgia actively markets to the film industry in order to highlight our diverse filming locations as we believe filming brings employment opportunities, tourism, hotel occupancy, and general economic development to the city. Show More Summary

The Legacy Series: Phil Tan

Phil Tan’s minimalist recording studio— located in a converted barn at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, where he serves as Director of the Music Recording Program at Callanwolde’s Rick Baker School of Music and Music Recording— is a welcome refuge as lightning flashes, the skies roil and sheets of rain are blowing sideways outside.

Atlanta Braves 2017 summer concert series includes MC Hammer, Jake Owen

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The Atlanta Braves announced a series of postgame concerts for the 2017 season and, well, you can’t touch this. Country singer Jake Owen (June 10), harem pants aficionado MC Hammer (Aug. 19)...

Review: Violinist Beilman debuts with ASO; Spano leads on Adams’ energetic “Harmonielehre”

On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of music by Theofanidis, Sibelius and Adams, led by music director Robert Spano with violinist Benjamin Beilman as featured soloist. The program will be repeated Saturday evening at Symphony Hall. Show More Summary

Xscape confirms reunion, planning new album and tour

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Fans clamoring for an Xscape reunion finally got their wish when the ladies confirmed to V-103’s Big Tigger that they are indeed back together and suggested they’re ready to work on a new album and...Show More Summary

Opinion: Trump needs a lesson from Jimmy Carter

President Trump delivered a fine, effective speech before Congress Tuesday night, and given the post-speech poll numbers, he won’t be ranting anytime soon how the pollsters…

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Enchants Jubilant, Diverse Audience at Emory

In the soft, amber light of the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Juan Felipe Herrera, now serving his second term as U.S. Poet Laureate, stands before a diverse cross-section of the Emory University and Atlanta communities like a sage composer, calmly and confidently repeating to the audience, “Let us gather in a flourishing way.” This...

Grace Slick donates money from Chick-fil-A ad to LGBTQ rights organization

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Most artists are accused of “selling out” if they license their music to a cause that is in opposition to their ideals. But Grace Slick is taking a different approach. The Jefferson Airplane...

Watch Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys honor their wives in new video

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Florida Georgia Line already announced that their summer “Smooth Tour” will feature early ‘00s hitmaker and Band Aid-sporter Nelly (also, newcomer Chris Lane). But the “Hot in Herre” rapper isn’t the only...

Watch Migos perform “Bad and Boujee” on “Ellen”

Atlanta rap group Migos continued to show that “Bad and Boujee” has broad appeal by performing the hit single on The Ellen Degeneres Show. While the trio is known for their dance moves, it was Degeneres’ audience members...

Free tickets and movie soundtrack to ‘La La Land’

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Maybe you’re a “La La Land” fanatic. Or maybe you’re one of those people who has had every intention of getting to the theater to see it, but then life got in...

Future teams with Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black and Young Thug for summer tour

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene It’s a busy week for Future. The Atlanta rapper plans to release his fourth studio album on Feb. 17 and he’s heading on tour this summer with Migos, Tory Lanez, Kodak Black...

OutKast’d and claimin’ true: two Georgia professors bringing ‘Two Dope Boyz’ to the academy

For Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, the a ha Moment came in middle school. The Atlanta native remembers being a student at Southwest Middle School (now Young Middle School) when the Brooklyn trio the Fat Boys beatboxed over the intercom during the morning announcements. Show More Summary

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