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Thursday June 21, 2012 04:00 am EDT
Haters are going to hate this music issue | more...

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Tuesday June 12, 2012 04:00 am EDT
Producer, MC, and Def Jux mastermind talks Killer Mike and Cancer4Cure | more...

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Tuesday May 29, 2012 03:30 pm EDT
The former Southern belle of Cabbagetown reveals the story behind her testimonial tramp stamp | more...

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Tuesday May 15, 2012 04:00 am EDT
Lee Ranaldo opens window to a moment in his life | more...

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Monday May 14, 2012 11:50 am EDT
The most buzzed-about hip-hop album of the year ain't just barber shop talk at Graffiti's | more...

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Thursday April 26, 2012 04:00 am EDT
By functioning like a real band, Brooklyn's critical darlings transcend the Pitchfork hype | more...

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Tuesday April 10, 2012 12:30 pm EDT
How a major-label co-opt could suck the life out of RSD's fifth anniversary | more...

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Monday April 2, 2012 04:00 am EDT
Hook-heavy new album balances nostalgic conceit with sonic growth | more...

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Monday March 19, 2012 11:00 am EDT
A mixtape manifesto for empowered hustlers of every persuasion | more...

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Monday March 12, 2012 12:30 pm EDT
Hip-hop's punk pied piper leads the new vanguard | more...

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Monday March 5, 2012 04:00 am EST
Power-pop songsmith rises above his hometown's dark side | more...

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Tuesday February 28, 2012 08:00 am EST
Once bitten, Phil Jones bites back with a new band | more...

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Tuesday February 21, 2012 08:00 am EST
Saul Williams sends pop-fueled compassion from the City of Love | more...

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Monday February 13, 2012 10:30 am EST
New music quartet still making inroads between highbrow, pseudo-pop, and the otherworldly | more...

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Monday February 6, 2012 08:00 am EST
Or, How V-Nasty learned to stop saying the n-word and (almost) cash in on the controversy | more...

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Thursday February 2, 2012 09:00 am EST
A new breed of Atlanta-based video directors mix creative vision with hustlers' ambition | more...

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Monday January 30, 2012 12:30 pm EST
On second listen, Demolished Thoughts reveals a secret benediction | more...

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Monday January 23, 2012 08:00 am EST
How Neutral Milk Hotel's enigmatic lead came back from the void, sort of | more...

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Monday January 16, 2012 08:00 am EST
Syd and Matt's grown-and-sexy R&B takes mysterious detour from OFWGKTA mania | more...

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Tuesday January 10, 2012 08:00 am EST
More rock stars, less crybabies, and an appeal to tune out dem-ASSES | more...

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Friday January 6, 2012 04:00 am EST
For the Atlanta electro-prodigy, laid-back is a state of mind | more...

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Thursday January 5, 2012 07:45 am EST
Dungeon Family descendant bridges the pop-rap streets | more...

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Thursday January 5, 2012 04:00 am EST
Atlanta musicians we're digging in 2012 | more...

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Tuesday December 27, 2011 06:30 pm EST
F@#$ Da City Up! No really, T.I. says it's OK. | more...

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Tuesday December 20, 2011 08:00 am EST
Electro's takeover, the threat of Apocalypse, and Killer Mike's humongous balls | more...

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Monday December 12, 2011 08:00 am EST
Israel's Asaf Borger is the rapscallion of the ball | more...

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Monday December 5, 2011 08:00 am EST
Two local producers put a timely spin on old-school Atlanta hip-hop | more...

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Tuesday November 29, 2011 08:00 am EST
Home is where the spark is for Archers of Loaf frontman | more...

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Monday November 21, 2011 08:01 am EST
Atlanta's favorite punk songwriter loves Kokomo" and black metal. Why should he apologize to you?" | more...

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Tuesday November 8, 2011 07:00 am EST
From ASAP Rocky to Donny Goines, rap's polemics of place are up for grabs | more...

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Monday October 31, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Bad economy might be best thing to happen to local music scene | more...

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Monday October 24, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Something the RZA, a CBS police drama and one bandmate's mom can all agree on | more...

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Monday October 17, 2011 06:00 am EDT
After traveling a country mile, singer-songwriter debuts on Southern Ground | more...

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Thursday October 13, 2011 12:50 pm EDT
Atlanta's Dust-to-Digital Records unearths the origins of blues legend John Fahey | more...

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Monday October 10, 2011 09:00 am EDT
Has the former Hüsker Dü frontman mellowed? Kinda sorta. | more...

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Thursday October 6, 2011 04:00 am EDT
Two MCs. Two religions. One mic. | more...

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Thursday October 6, 2011 04:00 am EDT
Collaborators turned competitors take similar paths to stardom | more...

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Thursday October 6, 2011 04:00 am EDT
Highlights and high times at Atlanta's seventh annual hip-hop smorgasbord | more...

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Thursday October 6, 2011 04:00 am EDT
How do you take in a three-day hip-hop festival with more than 200 undiscovered acts and major-label signees, emerging blog stars and industry vets, producers, DJs and break-dancers from all over the country? Try getting in where you fit in. Atlanta's holy grail of indie rap, A3C (for All Three Coasts) Hip Hop Festival, turns seven this year. And CL's commemorating it with a mashup of our own.... | more...

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Thursday October 6, 2011 04:00 am EDT
Two of rap's most divergent acts find common ground at A3C Fest | more...

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Monday September 26, 2011 04:30 pm EDT
Brooklyn dodgers deliver high context identity politricks | more...

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Thursday September 22, 2011 04:00 am EDT
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Tuesday September 13, 2011 07:00 am EDT
On the heels of last year's brilliant comeback, Michael Gira barrels headlong into the future | more...

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Tuesday September 6, 2011 05:00 am EDT
The vilified singer talks drugs in the '60s, SMiLE and the genius of Brian Wilson | more...

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Monday August 29, 2011 01:00 pm EDT
Rise & Shine finds Atlanta MC overcoming tragedy and hip-hop's tragic flaw | more...

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Tuesday August 23, 2011 07:00 am EDT
Two MTV VMA nods for 'Simple Math' bring Atlanta band that much closer to 'global domination' | more...

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Monday August 15, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Electro's mainstream takeover just an appetizer for more | more...

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Monday August 8, 2011 09:30 am EDT
The science behind Jay-Z and Kanye West's vainglorious collaboration | more...

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Monday August 1, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Former Cassavetes frontman finds new life in a Ghost | more...

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Wednesday July 27, 2011 06:00 am EDT
If rock's poet laureate is a plagiarist, he sure pulls it off with an artistic flourish | more...

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Tuesday July 19, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Say Anything guitarists broaden their emotional scope | more...

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Wednesday July 13, 2011 06:00 am EDT
A Q&A with the festival's co-founder | more...

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Thursday July 7, 2011 06:00 am EDT
What does Jason Orr's iconic soul event have to do with a conspiracy against black music? | more...

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Monday July 4, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Twelve years of indie rock history in the heart of East Atlanta Village | more...

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Monday June 27, 2011 05:00 am EDT
The Web's golden age of musical jokes has hatched | more...

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Thursday June 23, 2011 04:30 am EDT
Growing old gracefully with hip-hop, hipsters and a little nip/tuck | more...

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Thursday June 9, 2011 11:59 am EDT
In celebration of the comfortable squalor and cheap-ass booze of Atlanta's dive-iest bars | more...

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Tuesday June 7, 2011 05:30 am EDT
The ASO clarinetist praises el Sistema for giving him a life beyond Venezuela | more...

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Monday May 30, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Lead singer for Atlanta metal band Royal Thunder searches for her spot in the light | more...

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Monday May 23, 2011 08:00 am EDT
The Atlanta MC remains as unpredictable as ever with two opposing releases | more...

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Monday May 16, 2011 02:30 pm EDT
Mix nostalgia and wanderlust, chill and serve | more...

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Monday May 9, 2011 04:05 am EDT
Despite the heartache, Warm Human, Cold World makes vulnerability sound inviting | more...

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Thursday May 5, 2011 05:30 am EDT
Atlanta buzz band Balkans attempt the impossible on a 48-hour sprint to New York | more...

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Monday May 2, 2011 09:00 am EDT
When keeping it real goes right | more...

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Monday April 25, 2011 04:00 am EDT
An excerpt from Ben Westhoff's new book, Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop | more...

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Tuesday April 19, 2011 04:00 am EDT
Co-starring Antoine Dodson, Charlie Sheen, and that great democratizer, Auto-Tune | more...

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Tuesday April 12, 2011 04:10 am EDT
A short list of 2011's essential picks, from the Beach Boys to Bad Brains | more...

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Tuesday April 5, 2011 04:01 am EDT
The unintended irony behind the reunited post-punk band's Middle Eastern dirge | more...

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Thursday March 24, 2011 04:01 am EDT
Warren Ullom: A talented musician's recovery, incarceration and swan song | more...

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Tuesday March 22, 2011 04:00 am EDT
On As Above, So Below, the Atlantan sheds genre truisms to reveal his authentic voice | more...

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Thursday March 17, 2011 04:01 am EDT
A talented musician. A beautiful woman. A fatal cocktail of heroin and cocaine. | more...

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Tuesday March 15, 2011 04:00 am EDT
The Manchester, U.K.-based DJ is on the cusp of Atlanta's soul resurgence | more...

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Thursday March 10, 2011 04:01 am EST
On a Carnival cruise with an unlikely cast of indie rockers | more...

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Tuesday March 8, 2011 04:00 am EST
The scene's fairy godmother looks back on three decades | more...

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Tuesday March 1, 2011 04:00 am EST
The band's usual art antics take a backseat to Emily Kempf's songwriting | more...

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Thursday February 24, 2011 04:30 am EST
The godfather of Atlanta's longest-running dance party on his rumored death and resurrected groove | more...

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Wednesday February 23, 2011 04:01 am EST
Hip-hop is thriving on both coasts while the sound of the South stagnates | more...

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Tuesday February 15, 2011 04:00 am EST
But can Aaron Reid make it in music without his father's cosign? | more...

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Tuesday February 8, 2011 04:00 am EST
Battered and bruised, Atlanta's post-garage rock hope loses its sun-bleached stride | more...

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Tuesday February 1, 2011 04:00 am EST
Hear Bang's beats in the raw - and after pop's biggest stars recorded bangers over them | more...

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Tuesday February 1, 2011 04:00 am EST
Bangladesh has produced hits for Lil Wayne and Beyonce, but the Atlanta beat maker remains unbought and unbossed | more...

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Monday January 31, 2011 04:00 am EST
Concussion, and all that jazz, could be the best thing to happen to his career | more...

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Monday January 24, 2011 12:00 pm EST
The Boulevard-bred brothers rap the working-class struggle | more...

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Monday January 17, 2011 09:00 am EST
Black lipstick and vampire imagery might rule at home, but their true fanbase is Germanic to the core | more...

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Tuesday January 11, 2011 12:00 pm EST
Chad Rad's short list of Atlanta artists on the rise | more...

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Tuesday January 4, 2011 12:00 pm EST
He's signed acts from T.I. to John Legend to Yelawolf. What you know about that? | more...

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Wednesday December 29, 2010 02:00 pm EST
Six words on the best albums, mixtapes, 7-inches and singles of the year | more...

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Thursday December 23, 2010 11:10 am EST
An oral history of the crackheads, the Christmas lights, the PBR, the punks, the one-room shack, the strip mall, the graffiti, the noise, the corn dogs, the tornado, the losers, the legend and the end | more...

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Thursday December 23, 2010 11:10 am EST
An audio-slideshow featuring Jarred Swilley, Bean Summer, Randy Castello, D.R.E.S. ThaBeatnik, the Wheeler Boys, and Ricky Raw | more...

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Tuesday December 21, 2010 04:00 pm EST
The surprises, uprisings and star turns we couldn't stop watching | more...

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Monday December 13, 2010 04:00 am EST
In his darkest hour, T.I. delivers an LP that pales in comparison | more...

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Monday December 6, 2010 04:00 am EST
Dueling Atlanta R&B talents have new albums, negligible attire and mixed messages | more...

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Monday November 29, 2010 04:00 am EST
Emory grad ain't your average lawyer-turned-comic book avenger | more...

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Wednesday November 24, 2010 04:59 am EST
His swooshy hair, his viral videos, the indelible mark he's left on your daughter | more...

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Wednesday November 24, 2010 04:00 am EST
Watch his magical maturation from Canadian wannabe to global phenom via YouTube | more...

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Wednesday November 24, 2010 04:00 am EST
Justin Bieber fans use 3 percent of Twitter's servers at any time. So what are they saying? | more...

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Wednesday November 24, 2010 04:00 am EST
Print off and create your best Bieber paper doll, then twitpic it at @cl_atlanta | more...

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Monday November 22, 2010 04:00 am EST
Tropsicle's post-garage jangle is anything but | more...

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Tuesday November 16, 2010 04:00 am EST
Soul food and samurai sword aside, Atlanta's alt hip-hop heads return bearing gifts | more...

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Monday November 8, 2010 04:00 am EST
Earball could be the last jam at Atlanta's avant-garde nucleus | more...

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Monday November 1, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Of meth labs and rebel flags. You know, real hip-hop | more...

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Monday October 25, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta's indie rock stepsons hop in bed with another new label. Could this be the one? | more...

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Thursday October 21, 2010 04:00 am EDT
The big payback, why crack is wack, and the future of the Funk | more...

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Monday October 11, 2010 01:00 pm EDT
If I'm Ancient flexes the band's growing appetite | more...

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Monday October 4, 2010 08:00 am EDT
Even Waka Flocka Flame seems stunned at his sudden arrival | more...

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Monday September 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
But there's a newfound maturity grounding the group's sound | more...

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Tuesday September 14, 2010 04:01 am EDT
Co-signs from Big Boi and Manchester Orchestra still don't legitimize the Marietta act | more...

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Tuesday September 7, 2010 04:00 am EDT
With False Priest, the Athen's, Ga. band goes back to the basics | more...

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Monday August 30, 2010 04:00 am EDT
A Southern rap pioneer's resident status is now in the hands of an immigration judge in Atlanta | more...

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Monday August 23, 2010 11:00 am EDT
Can Kevin Max resurrect his own identity after being a 'Jesus Freak?' | more...

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Wednesday August 18, 2010 04:00 am EDT
With 'musical soulmate' Idan Raichel, the soul maven opens a new door | more...

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Wednesday August 11, 2010 04:00 am EDT
An Atlanta legend's final album gets released 25 years after his death | more...

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Wednesday August 4, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Can Atlanta's funk matriarch turn a career of big breaks and bad timing into her Hot Heavy & Bad comeuppance? | more...

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Tuesday August 3, 2010 04:00 am EDT
And makes good on promise to old muse | more...

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Tuesday July 27, 2010 10:00 am EDT
Despite the tanking of his new LP, he pledges not to abandon crunk | more...

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Tuesday July 20, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Pop-rap's most famous talent scout on rebound with downsized So So Def | more...

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Thursday July 15, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta metal band makes Matador concise without compromise | more...

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Thursday July 15, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Fred Cash of the Impressions remembers Curtis Mayfield's genius | more...

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Thursday July 8, 2010 04:00 am EDT
ChesnuTT and Chuck Lightning bump their heads against the clouds with The Believer | more...

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Wednesday June 30, 2010 01:00 pm EDT
Part 2 of 2: Heaven on a Popsicle Stick | more...

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Wednesday June 16, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Why does everyone seem to have a problem with the magazine empresario? | more...

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Monday June 7, 2010 04:00 am EDT
He helped put Atlanta on the map, but the love is lacking for his upcoming solo release | more...

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Wednesday June 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT
But behind the hustler lies a heart of platinum | more...

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Monday May 24, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Blunt Georgia boy Butch Walker gets uplifting on latest release | more...

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Tuesday May 18, 2010 04:00 am EDT
No Great Lost: Songs 1979-1985 documents Atlanta's ironic blend of electronic and art rock | more...

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Tuesday May 11, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Can Atlanta's critical darling break on through to the commercial side? | more...

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Tuesday May 4, 2010 04:00 am EDT
When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Astral Weeks | more...

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Tuesday April 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
His expression is pure on The Voidist, but his intentions are harder to articulate | more...

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Wednesday April 21, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Debut from Atlanta genius Bobby Ray makes him sound like a doofus | more...

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Monday April 12, 2010 04:00 am EDT
We're digging in the crates for Record Store Day | more...

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Tuesday April 6, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Tapes blast a sound that's just as warm as the crackle and pop of vinyl | more...

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Tuesday March 30, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Miami's sludge punk band is back from obscurity | more...

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Tuesday March 23, 2010 04:00 am EDT
From the peach trees of Perry, Ga., Ernest Greene reaches blog star status | more...

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Monday March 15, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Has the 'abominable ho man' fallen out of fashion? | more...

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Wednesday March 10, 2010 04:00 am EST
Take a headlong trip into the rabbit hole of Atlanta after dark and get an earful of what makes our fair city so dang dirty | more...

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Wednesday March 3, 2010 04:00 am EST
The Brooklyn band experiences a homecoming of sorts in Atlanta | more...

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Tuesday February 23, 2010 04:00 am EST
The former Neon Christ frontman makes an epic leap toward commercial success | more...

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Tuesday February 16, 2010 04:00 am EST
Stale rap beef was cutting in on the mixtape king's cheese-making potential | more...

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Friday February 12, 2010 09:22 pm EST
Devendra Banhart swims with Dylan | more...

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Tuesday February 9, 2010 04:00 am EST
Athens cult-like ensemble calls it quits after reaching critical mass | more...

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Monday February 1, 2010 04:00 am EST
The vocalist for L.A. punk stalwarts X returns with Somewhere Gone | more...

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Wednesday January 27, 2010 04:00 am EST
Native son spills through the cracks in the city's facade | more...

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Monday January 18, 2010 04:00 am EST
Two Atlanta acts hone their sound from the outside looking in | more...

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Monday January 11, 2010 04:00 am EST
Heavy metal's delirious duo rides the wave of celebrated doc | more...

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Monday January 4, 2010 04:00 am EST
The Filthy South Sessions is driven by femme fatale's noirish confidence | more...

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Wednesday December 23, 2009 03:00 pm EST
Atlanta's unsung rap heroes end with one to grow on | more...

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Monday December 14, 2009 04:00 am EST
Thirty-one years after his last LP, Dust-to-Digital releases compilation, Jesus Christ from A to Z | more...

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Wednesday December 9, 2009 04:00 am EST
Three outsiders breathe new life into Atlanta's DIY music scene | more...

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Tuesday December 1, 2009 04:00 am EST
These producers aren't household names, but they're richer and more successful than many of the artists for whom they make tracks | more...

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Thursday November 19, 2009 01:30 pm EST
The Atlanta rapper returns to jail leaving mo' money and mo' problems in his wake | more...

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Tuesday November 17, 2009 04:00 am EST
And other noteworthy novelty items in time for the holidaze | more...

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Tuesday November 10, 2009 04:00 am EST
In all reality, the Atlanta native has endured her share of drama, and trauma, in recent months | more...

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Tuesday November 3, 2009 04:00 am EST
Touch & Go reissues catalog timed with reunion tour | more...

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Tuesday October 27, 2009 04:00 am EDT
The Atlanta rapper swallows his own voice on Diary of an ATL Brave | more...

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Tuesday October 20, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta musician goes to Kurdistan to make music amid chaos | more...

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Tuesday October 13, 2009 04:00 am EDT
With a new drummer, they set out to plumb the depths of sound and soul | more...

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Monday October 5, 2009 04:00 am EDT
The Atlanta blues legend, and a bygone era, come alive in Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes | more...

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Monday September 28, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Leader of the true school seeks return to relevance with The Seventh Seal | more...

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Tuesday September 22, 2009 04:00 am EDT
The man bloggers love to hate brings his sloppy Cali pop to Atlanta | more...

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Monday September 21, 2009 04:00 am EDT
The drone band with members scattered across continents convenes for a tour through the South | more...

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Tuesday September 15, 2009 04:00 am EDT
With Cee-Lo back in the fold, Atlanta's Goodie Mob returns to salvage the real Dirty South | more...

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Monday September 7, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Raekwon's newfound peace of mind lends itself to the long-awaited completion of Cuban Linx II | more...

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Tuesday September 1, 2009 04:00 am EDT

The Georgia Music Hall of Fame — the Macon landmark that has amassed relics of the state’s rich musical history, if not the crowds those relics warrant — is in dire straits. According to the authority board that oversees it, if the museum isn’t on its way to raising $225,000 by October, it will close its doors for good Dec. 31.

This seems an unlikely crisis for a music museum in a state that...

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Monday August 24, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Without marketing support from his label, the Atlanta superproducer makes a 'record you can watch' | more...

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Monday August 17, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Chyanne Lynne has only bitten one of the band's fans | more...

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Wednesday August 12, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta's independent hip-hop scene gets behind a sound revolution | more...

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Monday August 3, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta honors the mother of deceased Detroit producer J Dilla | more...

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Monday July 27, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Como se dice the Black Lips en Espanol? | more...

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Tuesday July 21, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Former Grandaddy frontman emerges from cloud of depression and downer indie rock | more...

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Tuesday July 14, 2009 04:00 am EDT
After a historic career, DMC rolls with life's impromptu flow | more...

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Tuesday July 7, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Khujo Goodie and Jneiro Jarel break out with off-the-map collabo | more...

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Tuesday June 30, 2009 04:00 am EDT
How Atlanta's garage-rock mascot saved himself before dying | more...

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Monday June 22, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Can Atlanta's annual music fest return to past prominence? | more...

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Monday June 15, 2009 04:00 am EDT
The spoils (and spoilers) of success were expected. But who knew he'd earn credibility, too? | more...

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Tuesday June 9, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Could her new memoir signal a smooth transition? | more...

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Tuesday June 2, 2009 04:00 am EDT
The Atlanta music photographer who never lost his cool | more...

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Tuesday May 26, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Can the combustible rapper take advantage? | more...

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Monday May 18, 2009 04:00 am EDT
When it comes to gender identity, Katz defies easy categorization | more...

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Monday May 11, 2009 04:00 am EDT
The artist formerly known as B.o.B. struggles for his identity | more...

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Monday May 4, 2009 04:00 am EDT
The former members of the Hiss return with new bite as the Barreracudas | more...

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Tuesday April 14, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Indie record stores band together to save themselves with Record Store Day | more...

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Monday April 13, 2009 04:00 am EDT
How interesting that the two pop stars both play Atlanta on April 15 — considering they seem to hate each other's guts | more...

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Tuesday April 7, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Straight out the frat house, the future of hip-hop | more...

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Friday April 3, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Hip-hop's villain reveals what's under the mask — sort of | more...

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Monday March 23, 2009 04:00 am EDT
T.I.'s label won't grind to a halt while the breadwinner serves his bid | more...

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Tuesday March 17, 2009 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta's metal behemoth gets ghostly on fourth full-length | more...

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Tuesday March 10, 2009 04:00 am EDT
2096 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-329-0020 | more...

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Tuesday March 10, 2009 04:00 am EDT
2096 N. Decatur Road, Decatur, 404-329-0020 | more...

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Monday March 9, 2009 06:00 am EDT
Years of Refusal features Moz in all his post-pubescent glory | more...

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Monday March 9, 2009 06:00 am EDT
Alleged police drama comes with the territory for Subsonics' lead | more...

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Wednesday February 25, 2009 04:00 am EST
Too often, bands from Atlanta have to find success elsewhere before getting the recognition they deserve in their own back yard. | more...

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Wednesday February 18, 2009 12:04 am EST
Why would anyone in his right mind open a record store in 2009? | more...

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Wednesday February 11, 2009 12:04 am EST
Last week, Atlanta found out it's losing yet another mom-and-pop record store when Ella Guru owner Don Radcliffe announced he's closing up shop at the end of February. | more...

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Wednesday February 11, 2009 12:04 am EST
Could multiple delayed releases and an ongoing CD-sales slump kill the project? | more...

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Wednesday February 4, 2009 12:04 am EST
For many, music is as disposable as a pop can — a short sugary burst to soundtrack activities, provide momentary distraction, and possibly remind us we're not alone in life's tumult and ache. | more...

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Wednesday January 28, 2009 12:04 am EST
Two and a half weeks ago, Fadia Kader returned from a two-month trip to the Middle East with a renewed spirit and a suitcase full of swag | more...

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Wednesday January 21, 2009 12:04 am EST
It seems that the only way to find something new these days is to dust off something old. As a result, every few years an unheralded roots sound is rediscovered. It happened in 2000 when O Brother, Where Art Thou? ushered in the sound of mountain bluegrass. Similarly, interest in the sacred steel gospel-blues style has bloomed over the last decade, thanks to such artists as the Campbell... | more...

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Wednesday January 14, 2009 12:04 am EST
Shortly before James Shaw, better known as the Mighty Hannibal, performed at the Earl on a Saturday night in January 2007, an entourage of Civil Rights activists gathered around him. | more...

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Wednesday January 14, 2009 12:04 am EST
Songs that made her love her day job in '08 | more...

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Wednesday January 7, 2009 12:04 am EST
Rarely has a band been blessed by one musical trend and cursed by another in such a brief period of time as the Long Ryders. | more...

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Wednesday January 7, 2009 12:04 am EST
Bobby Brown: The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But... is a frustrating read. | more...

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Wednesday December 31, 2008 12:04 am EST
From B.O.B to Wale, and from Coldplay to TV on the Radio | more...

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Wednesday December 24, 2008 12:04 am EST
Sometimes Atlanta's new wave of underground hip-hop seems like a motherless child. Or an alien that lost contact with the mothership. | more...

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Wednesday December 17, 2008 12:04 am EST
At the memorial gathering for Johnny "Ether" Laubach, held at the Albert in Inman Park on Monday, Dec. 8, his father Garrett Laubach hovered near a table with a book of photos and newspaper clippings covering his adopted son's life. He chuckled while thumbing over a high school prom photo in which Johnny's date had been meticulously cut out of the picture. On another photo he paused. "That was... | more...

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Wednesday December 10, 2008 12:04 am EST

British artists have a long history of bringing an outsider's appreciation and interpretation to American music. Holly Golightly's made an entire career of it, in fact, and after years of soaking up and reworking garage rock, electric blues and Southern soul, she's making a bigger commitment to American music by picking up and moving to its birthplace.

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Wednesday December 3, 2008 12:04 am EST

Cognito of Massinfluence – another mainstay in Atlanta's late-'90s indie-rap scene – managed Jax during their days working at the now closed Atlanta record store Fat Beats on Mitchell Street. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

When Fat Beats opened up, cats would always be falling through. Just hanging out, listening to music, coming through, just checking to see what was new. Jax was one of...

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Wednesday December 3, 2008 12:04 am EST
In all of its potential for presenting flawed and misleading information, Wikipedia pretty much hits the mark when it comes to math rock. The oft-vilified source for universal information calls the genre "a rhythmically complex, guitar-based style of experimental rock music ... characterized by complex, atypical rhythmic structures (including irregular stopping and starting), angular melodies,... | more...

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Wednesday November 26, 2008 12:04 am EST
Merely a mention of the Mighty Hannibal evokes both reactions of fear and excitement from anyone who has crossed paths with the 1960s Atlanta soul man, and with good reason. He's a handful, to say the least. Over the phone from his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., he barks with a cool and gravelly voice, "I may be blind, and I may be turning the big 7-0 come August, but I'm still the baddest mutha I... | more...

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Wednesday November 26, 2008 12:04 am EST
The Hit Charade: Lou Pearlman, Boy Bands, and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. History | more...

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Wednesday November 19, 2008 12:04 am EST

Nothing warms the holiday heart like a little mood music from that lovelorn crooner Roy Orbison, somber shoe-gazers the Jesus and Mary Chain, and Ms. "Mississippi Goddam" herself, Nina Simone. Besides the best bailout plan box sets of the season, CL's thrown in a few online sites to case for free music. Keep it on the download.

Nina Simone

To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story

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Wednesday November 12, 2008 12:04 am EST
Atlanta's Mess-Around Fest | more...

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Wednesday November 12, 2008 12:04 am EST

Like many driven, self-conscious artists, Manchester Orchestra lead Andy Hull has developed a bit of an obsession. As the last few years have whirred by, music has become his refuge. And he's dived off the deep end.

Last week, he celebrated his 22nd birthday and song No. 1,000, written during a recent 24-hour whirlwind that produced two full-length albums. Unlike the sophomore release from his...

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Wednesday November 5, 2008 12:04 am EST

Three years later, Of Montreal still can't shake the shadow of that Outback Steakhouse commercial.

The long-standing Athens band, an outgrowth of the Classic City's now legendary Elephant 6 indie-rock collective, made a mint and a muddle by selling the song "Wraith Pinned to the Mist (and Other Games)," from its 2005 album, The Sunlandic Twins, to Outback for a television ad.

But selling a...

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Wednesday October 29, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Just a few hours before the annual Halloween parade descended upon Little Five Points on Saturday, Oct. 18, independent record store owner Eric Levin stood on the sidewalk at 1154-A Euclid Ave., swaying from side-to-side, giddy with excitement. Overhead, local artist R. Land stood atop a tall ladder, drilling screws into a temporary sign with a primitive green and yellow lizard-monster spitting... | more...

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Wednesday October 22, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Dear Science, the title of Brooklyn avant-rock band TV on the Radio's latest album, is somewhat mysterious and cryptic, but it makes a hell of a lot more sense than some of the other potential monikers they considered, including Donkey Cum Junior and Bacon vs. French Fries and the Battle for the Delicious Universe.

"I think it's obvious why those weren't used," says one of the band's two lead...

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Wednesday October 15, 2008 12:04 am EDT

We're knee-deep in the age of re-appropriation.

Call it a passion for post-modern pastiche, or a rebellious DIY culture-jamming reaction to a diet so heavy in processed media junk that we need a multimedia form of Lipitor.

But from the hilarious YouTube "Shreds" videos – in which rock legends are expertly overdubbed to sound like hacks – to breathless hit-popping mash-up artists like Girl...

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Wednesday October 8, 2008 12:04 am EDT
An interview with man behind the sound board | more...

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT

In the early 1980s, the music world was beating a path to Athens, where bands such as the B-52's, REM and Pylon were helping redefine underground pop. Although Atlanta produced no break-through acts like those during this same period, it was home to a rich assortment of local sounds and a tightly knit community of local bands and music fans.

Nowhere was that sense of community stronger than in...

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Anti-Heroes

Forming in '84, the Anti-Heroes was Atlanta's original Oi! band and may be the last of the punks still playing regularly.

www.myspace.com/theantiheroesoi

DDT

DDT ruled ATL from '81-'85. Their timeless classic, "Take The Last Train to Athens" rallied punks from around the perimeter to extend a middle finger toward the Southern Mecca of alternative rock....

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Images of the music's heyday | more...

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Promo images for various shows at the Metroplex and the 688 club | more...

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Sex Pistols at the Great Southeast Music Hall — Jan. 5, 1978

Delayed by visa troubles, the Pistols missed their New York tour dates, so they wound up playing their first U.S. show in Atlanta. They opened with "God Save the Queen," after which Johnny Rotten told the crowd: "You can all stop staring at us now. We're ugly and we know it." Nine days later, the band was history.

Iggy Pop at 688 —...

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Things have been on the upswing for the quirky pair. | more...

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Punk was the big bang that gave rise to a look, a sound and an ethos that in-turn gave birth to a social atmosphere in which every iconoclastic idea from grunge to "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" could work its way into pop culture.

But pinpointing an exact definition more than three decades after the explosion started is no easy task.

Many of the old timers who bore witness to punk's...

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Wednesday October 1, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Neil Hamburger wears the self-appointed crown of "America's Funnyman," but he's not very funny by most people's standards.

His greasy comb-over, sour face and clumsy timing eludes the typical humor of the late-night talk-show circuit, although he appears awkwardly at ease on boob tubage ranging from "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to Fox News. Hamburger's stage persona resembles an exacerbated lounge act...

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Wednesday September 24, 2008 12:04 am EDT

Like the lives of so many other stoners, Cheech & Chong's recent history has featured much laughter and tragedy.

Though they just reunited for their first comedy tour in 25 years (featuring their classic bits and songs), it comes on the heels of Tommy Chong's incarceration. In early 2003 his home was raided by federal agents. He later pleaded guilty to distributing drug paraphernalia and...

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Wednesday September 17, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Athens singer/songwriter expands her musical family on Outside Our Gates | more...

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Wednesday September 17, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Annual showcase includes R&B events at Apache Cafe | more...

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Wednesday September 10, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Silver Jews' songs are riddled with questions even he can't answer | more...

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Wednesday September 3, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta trap rapper set to cash in on ironic campaign promises with The Recession | more...

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Wednesday August 27, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Power pop's re-emergence puts the daddy of the scene in the driver's seat | more...

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Wednesday August 20, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Evil Urges enhances the band's creative resumé | more...

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Wednesday August 13, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Janelle puts Wondaland on the map | more...

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Wednesday August 6, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Cee-Lo Green offers silver lining behind 'The Odd Couple's' moody blues | more...

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Wednesday July 30, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta's Western trio sings happy trails to you | more...

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Wednesday July 30, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Television's other guitarist revels in his Hendrix experience | more...

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Wednesday July 23, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Indie darlings' new album celebrates its uncool influences | more...

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Wednesday July 23, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Little lady with the big guitar returns to her 'Room Again' | more...

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Wednesday July 16, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Debunking the fuzz | more...

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Wednesday July 16, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Southern rapper/producer walks a tightrope between politics and profit | more...

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Wednesday July 9, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Dungeon Family affiliate cruises down memory lane with his new CD | more...

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Wednesday July 9, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Post-hardcore Atlanta band's new mystery album defies explanation | more...

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Wednesday July 2, 2008 12:04 am EDT
The Black Lips' favorite Canadian brings his German band and glad tidings | more...

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Wednesday July 2, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Hip-hop's godfather returns to the scene of the rhyme | more...

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Wednesday June 25, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Surviving members of Sun City Girls cover themselves | more...

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Wednesday June 25, 2008 12:04 am EDT
David Railey celebrates the past and present of Atlanta music | more...

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Wednesday June 18, 2008 12:04 am EDT
1 van, 8 people, 2000 miles, 4 venues, 140 minutes of music and 1 night of mayhem | more...

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Wednesday June 18, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Former Atlanta vocalist returns to her roots on The Orchard | more...

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Wednesday June 18, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Gringo Star's like a lot of bands that haven't signed with a label — although probably more dedicated than most. They've worked bullshit jobs at local restaurants for years, while maintaining the freedom to head off on physically brutal tours. In 2007, they played 200 shows in 44 states and four foreign countries. In April, they pinballed through the Southeast and the Midwest, then over to New... | more...

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Wednesday June 18, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Freak-rock collective embodies the spirit of Athens | more...

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Wednesday June 11, 2008 12:04 am EDT
... or, how I learned to stop sulking and love Firewater | more...

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Wednesday June 4, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Whether hugging trees or Rolling Stones, the piano man rocks | more...

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Wednesday June 4, 2008 12:04 am EDT
The tragic death of an Atlanta bluesman | more...

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Wednesday May 28, 2008 12:04 am EDT
L.A.'s original punk band still packs a punch | more...

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Wednesday May 28, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Blues legend still hides new tricks up his sleeve | more...

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Wednesday May 21, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Rapper/author Tim'm West kills preconceptions at MondoHomo | more...

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Wednesday May 14, 2008 12:04 am EDT
But don't worry, it's all part of the act | more...

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Wednesday May 7, 2008 12:04 am EDT
An alien among ATLiens, wayward MC finds his own lane | more...

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Wednesday May 7, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Lo-fi pop band wears its influences on its sleeve | more...

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Wednesday April 30, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Band reconnects after Livewire's burnout | more...

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Wednesday April 30, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Where golden era hip-hop stars spend their golden years | more...

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Wednesday April 23, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Punk rocker says as much as he can with as little as possible | more...

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Wednesday April 23, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Local students and musicians band together for Darfur | more...

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Wednesday April 16, 2008 12:04 am EDT
John Legend's first signee got her home schooling abroad | more...

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Wednesday April 16, 2008 12:04 am EDT
The songwriter closes in on 60, but keeps it cool | more...

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Wednesday April 9, 2008 12:04 am EDT
A band that can do no wrong signs with Radiohead's label | more...

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Wednesday April 9, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Siblings strike coincidental chords | more...

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Wednesday April 2, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta soul singer makes her debut for the last time | more...

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Wednesday April 2, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Former Jayhawks lead balances his dark side with celebrity-assisted harmonies | more...

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Wednesday April 2, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Ethan Miller trumps the avant-garde to craft classic and iconic rock | more...

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Wednesday March 26, 2008 12:04 am EDT
North Mississippi Allstars serve up a side of hill country blues | more...

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Wednesday March 26, 2008 12:04 am EDT
It takes more than a tornado to silence Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday March 19, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Even as Carbonas climb, the group finds comfort in brutal self-critiques | more...

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Wednesday March 19, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Industry woes catch Van Hunt's 'Popular' off guard | more...

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Wednesday March 19, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta's A3C set to be the nation's premier hip-hop festival | more...

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Wednesday March 12, 2008 12:04 am EDT
Three Atlanta labels do SXSW the only way they know how | more...

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Wednesday March 5, 2008 12:04 am EST
Not even Lil Jon can save Ivy League pop-rockers from critics' chagrin | more...

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Wednesday March 5, 2008 12:04 am EST
Musical journeyman dodges death to continue his quest | more...

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Wednesday February 27, 2008 12:04 am EST
Atlanta's mixtape game still moves the crowd - and the industry | more...

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Wednesday February 27, 2008 12:04 am EST
Event puts a new spin on the old classics | more...

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Wednesday February 20, 2008 12:04 am EST
Burgeoning soul star gets neo-sexual with second major release | more...

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Wednesday February 20, 2008 12:04 am EST
Transgendered artist finds her way home | more...

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Wednesday February 20, 2008 12:04 am EST
Broken-beat pioneer Daz-I-Kue brings glue to Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday February 13, 2008 12:04 am EST
Deerhunter lead grows inward with solo Atlas Sound release | more...

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Wednesday February 13, 2008 12:04 am EST
Southern avant-gardists turn their past into something new | more...

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Wednesday February 6, 2008 12:04 am EST
With the support of a local retailer, Atlanta soulster gets major radio play | more...

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Wednesday February 6, 2008 12:04 am EST
Label's demise leaves local acts in the cold | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2008 12:04 am EST
Athens group hits the passing lane for its best album yet | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2008 12:04 am EST
Anna Kramer and the Selmanaires could put Atlanta label in pole position | more...

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Wednesday January 23, 2008 12:04 am EST
'80s baby helps Timbaland give R&B a space lift | more...

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Wednesday January 23, 2008 12:04 am EST
A former hit songwriter develops a new program at UGA that teaches students how to succeed in the music industry ... without being musicians | more...

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Wednesday January 23, 2008 12:04 am EST
Duo scurries along with roachlike transcendence | more...

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Wednesday January 16, 2008 12:04 am EST
Revivalists don't skimp on the soul | more...

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Wednesday January 16, 2008 12:04 am EST
Athens band plays it straight despite quirky hometown influence | more...

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Wednesday January 9, 2008 12:04 am EST
Masked MC's latest victim? Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday January 9, 2008 12:04 am EST
Why music geeks love doing the Tengo | more...

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Wednesday January 2, 2008 12:04 am EST
DJ transposes his Ultimate Reality | more...

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Wednesday December 26, 2007 12:04 am EST
What we missed while plugged into Atlanta's hullabaloo | more...

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Wednesday December 26, 2007 12:04 am EST
Underground scene sprawls all over the map | more...

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Wednesday December 19, 2007 12:04 am EST
Athens trio lives up to its name | more...

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Wednesday December 19, 2007 12:04 am EST
Music and nightlife New Year's Eve events | more...

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Wednesday December 19, 2007 12:04 am EST
Rambling man stopped fighting himself and learned to make a joyful noise | more...

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Wednesday December 19, 2007 12:04 am EST
How DJ Toomp stacks up with the best | more...

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Wednesday December 19, 2007 12:04 am EST
DJ Toomp graduates from the old school and learns hard lessons about the business of music along the way | more...

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Wednesday December 12, 2007 12:04 am EST
He put the 'hick' in hickey, but country vampire's bark is worse than his bite | more...

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Wednesday December 12, 2007 12:04 am EST
Athens-bred model's ample figure generates fame and flack in rap | more...

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Wednesday December 5, 2007 12:04 am EST
Detroit's girl rockers play no games | more...

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Wednesday December 5, 2007 12:04 am EST
Niggy Tardust frees his mind so his ass can follow | more...

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Wednesday December 5, 2007 12:04 am EST
Label leaves the South for the greener pastures of Baltimore | more...

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Wednesday November 28, 2007 12:04 am EST
Doom, funk and (mistle) toe jam sound the holiday tune | more...

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Wednesday November 28, 2007 12:04 am EST
Singer/songwriter | more...

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Wednesday November 28, 2007 12:04 am EST
Vincent Gallo finds purpose in directionless music | more...

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Wednesday November 21, 2007 12:04 am EST
The world's most infamous DJ is back in the mix | more...

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Wednesday November 21, 2007 12:04 am EST
Midsize hole lingers in the heart of the scene | more...

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Wednesday November 14, 2007 12:04 am EST
New Jack king schools CL on his contributions to Atlanta's music scene | more...

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Wednesday November 14, 2007 12:04 am EST
Settling down has been good to newlywed MC | more...

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Wednesday November 7, 2007 12:04 am EST
Jazz studies supplements the long-suffering scene and its players | more...

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Wednesday October 31, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Hip-hop is on trial and everybody's snitching | more...

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Wednesday October 31, 2007 12:04 am EDT
New Orleans' funksters refuse to be backed into a corner | more...

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Wednesday October 31, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Francine Reed gave Lyle Lovett the blues and took him to church | more...

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Wednesday October 24, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Cult actors who take their music seriously | more...

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Wednesday October 24, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Local artists dig the heat in Vinx's Soul Kitchen | more...

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Wednesday October 24, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Overlooked producer and underappreciated rapper make a perfect match | more...

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Wednesday October 17, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Queen of drag returns to roots and meets Atlanta at the crossroads | more...

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Wednesday October 17, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Neptunes-affiliated artist keeps listeners, and Malcolm Gladwell, guessing | more...

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Wednesday October 10, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Organizer brings biodegradable fest to Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday October 10, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta rockers put the dirty South on blast | more...

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Wednesday October 10, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Lead Andy Hull and bandmates soak up recent buzz | more...

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Wednesday October 3, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Young rap upstart marches to his own beat | more...

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Wednesday October 3, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Armed with guit-steel, traditionalist seeks vengeance | more...

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Wednesday September 26, 2007 12:04 am EDT
House calls give live music scene life support | more...

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Wednesday September 26, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Emerging rap scene defies old-school stereotypes | more...

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Wednesday September 26, 2007 12:04 am EDT
No Age makes the most of minimalism | more...

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Wednesday September 19, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Elvis Costello lives up to Dylan comparisons | more...

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Wednesday September 19, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Accidental success brings his seductive mishmash back to Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday September 12, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Pop enigma expands her color palette with Volta | more...

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Wednesday September 12, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Contemporary soul has a long way to grow to catch the legend | more...

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Wednesday September 5, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Summer wouldn't be the same without plenty of hip-pop novelty | more...

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Wednesday September 5, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Looking at Australia's national band from the inside out | more...

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Wednesday September 5, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Relocated New Orleans soul group | more...

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Wednesday September 5, 2007 12:04 am EDT
10 cool fall concerts to heat up Atlanta | more...

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Wednesday September 5, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Besha Rodell interviews Crowded House leader | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Festival makes most of misnomer | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Local post-punks divide listeners with giddy girl power | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Scrappy East Atlanta venue shuts its doors for now | more...

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Wednesday August 22, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta rapper dangles in limbo while awaiting release | more...

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Wednesday August 22, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Third annual festival documents the history, drama and scope of the genre | more...

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Wednesday August 15, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta band looks to the future with American Prehistoric | more...

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Wednesday August 15, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Three legends and an upstart carry the torch | more...

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Wednesday August 15, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Original Brand New Heavies singer finds her way back home | more...

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Wednesday August 8, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Brass band breathes life back into New Orleans sound | more...

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Wednesday August 8, 2007 12:04 am EDT
The fairy tale of a modern-day heroine | more...

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Wednesday August 1, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Old-school player passes on his pedigree | more...

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Wednesday August 1, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Three Stacks' return to rap ensures OutKast won't be cast out | more...

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Wednesday August 1, 2007 12:04 am EDT
The Saddam Hussein of crunk soldiers onward | more...

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Wednesday July 25, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Legendary soul man tells the gospel truth | more...

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Wednesday July 25, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Athens queen bee(hive) returns to keep the party going | more...

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Wednesday July 25, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Chang Weisberg's tour could be the final hip-hop hooray | more...

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Wednesday July 18, 2007 12:04 am EDT
The scene thrives while singing the same refrain | more...

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Wednesday July 18, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Beyonce's bassist has her own backstory | more...

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Wednesday July 11, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Corndogorama won't go limp in a year of change, says founder | more...

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Wednesday July 11, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta folk guitarist quits her day job to pursue dream | more...

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Wednesday July 4, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Liza Minnelli gives Atlantans a (helping?) hand | more...

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Wednesday July 4, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta soulster rules the musical universe as Lord Acey Ducey | more...

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Wednesday June 27, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Blues guitarist goes back to the basics | more...

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Wednesday June 27, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Celebrating the cool in queer arts | more...

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Wednesday June 20, 2007 12:04 am EDT
New News is good news | more...

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Wednesday June 20, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta alt-country band travels the lost highway | more...

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Wednesday June 20, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Legendary label looks back to the future | more...

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Wednesday June 13, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Patterson Hood's Drive-By guide to Athens | more...

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Wednesday June 13, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Big Sandy joins the 'Jackets on vocals | more...

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Wednesday June 6, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Local punk band flips the script | more...

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Wednesday June 6, 2007 12:04 am EDT
No-frills beatmakers changing the rap game | more...

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Wednesday June 6, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Police guitarist releases two arresting books | more...

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Wednesday May 30, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Daath's death metal guitarist proves the apple doesn't fall far from the tree | more...

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Wednesday May 30, 2007 12:04 am EDT
DJ DJ Dylan puts himself on the map | more...

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Wednesday May 23, 2007 12:04 am EDT
The Hollywood Recordings represent new black movement | more...

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Wednesday May 23, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Jazz legend lets his fingers do the talking | more...

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Wednesday May 16, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta rock and rap scenes are more akin than they seem | more...

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Wednesday May 16, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Magnum opus stands test of time | more...

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Wednesday May 16, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Eclectic composer grows a cosmic garden | more...

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Wednesday May 9, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Metal percussionist revels in the harmonic power of sound | more...

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Wednesday May 9, 2007 12:04 am EDT
U.K. soul singer missing from Brit invasion | more...

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Wednesday May 9, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Christian rock on a high tide | more...

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Wednesday May 2, 2007 12:04 am EDT
500 songs in 10 nights? | more...

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Wednesday April 25, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Reigning queens of the hit-factory age | more...

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Wednesday April 25, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Country-branded artist returns to R&B roots | more...

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Wednesday April 18, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Are country legends too old to cut the mustard? | more...

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Wednesday April 18, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Documentary magnifies deceased star's mystique | more...

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Wednesday April 11, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Festival reps the real underground ATL | more...

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Wednesday April 11, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Raiders raid the music industry | more...

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Wednesday April 4, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Caleb and crew start the party, split the clique | more...

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Wednesday April 4, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Prog rockers jump the broom and get Pete Buck's blessing | more...

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Wednesday April 4, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Singer/songwriter rises above self-doubt, one step at a time | more...

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Wednesday March 28, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Pied pipers of Morehouse are on a mission to make jazz hip again | more...

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Wednesday March 28, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Soul artists embraced outside the States | more...

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Wednesday March 21, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Class is in session for the Scottish band | more...

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Wednesday March 21, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Atlanta bands romp through music orgy | more...

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Wednesday March 14, 2007 12:04 am EDT
L.A. rapper fast-forwards, leaving hip-hop in the dust | more...

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Wednesday March 14, 2007 12:04 am EDT
The podcast and three acoustic songs | more...

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Wednesday March 14, 2007 12:04 am EDT
Experimental sound showcase celebrates music without limitations | more...

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Wednesday March 7, 2007 12:04 am EST
Bitter pill makes alt-metal band better | more...

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Wednesday March 7, 2007 12:04 am EST
Could Atlanta produce the next R.E.M.? | more...

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Wednesday February 28, 2007 12:04 am EST
Godfather nurtured Atlanta's neo-soul seeds | more...

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Wednesday February 28, 2007 12:04 am EST
The podcast | more...

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Wednesday February 28, 2007 12:04 am EST
Despite irreplaceable lyricism, he's still overlooked | more...

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Wednesday February 28, 2007 12:04 am EST
Combating madness with music | more...

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Wednesday February 21, 2007 12:04 am EST
Atlantans weigh in on the mixtape game's bad rap | more...

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Wednesday February 21, 2007 12:04 am EST
Festival showcases Georgia's underground pop acts | more...

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Wednesday February 14, 2007 12:04 am EST
Studio whiz leaves lasting legacy | more...

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Wednesday February 14, 2007 12:04 am EST
Legendary recluse remains a perfect mystery in plain view | more...

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Wednesday February 14, 2007 12:04 am EST
Former Vidalias' singer/songwriter returns to alt-country scene | more...

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Wednesday February 7, 2007 12:04 am EST
Witchdoctor brews indie-rap stew | more...

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Wednesday February 7, 2007 12:04 am EST
Squirrels put dizzying days to rest | more...

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Wednesday February 7, 2007 12:04 am EST
Grammy nod won't tarnish Mastodon's integrity | more...

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Wednesday January 31, 2007 12:04 am EST
Belinda Carlisle go-goes Gallic | more...

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Wednesday January 31, 2007 12:04 am EST
Akon shifts from personal mayhem to profitable music | more...

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Wednesday January 31, 2007 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday January 10, 2007 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday December 20, 2006 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday November 29, 2006 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday November 29, 2006 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday November 22, 2006 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday November 22, 2006 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday November 8, 2006 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday November 8, 2006 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday November 8, 2006 12:04 am EST
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Wednesday October 18, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday October 18, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday October 11, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday October 11, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday October 4, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday September 27, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday September 20, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday September 20, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday September 13, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday September 13, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday September 13, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday September 6, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday September 6, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday September 6, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 30, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 30, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 23, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 23, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 23, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 23, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 16, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 16, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 9, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 9, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 2, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday August 2, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday July 26, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday July 26, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday July 19, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday July 19, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday July 12, 2006 12:04 am EDT

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Wednesday July 5, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday July 5, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday July 5, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday June 28, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday June 21, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday June 21, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday June 21, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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Wednesday June 14, 2006 12:04 am EDT
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