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About Luci Turner

Luci Turner is a full-time musician, freelance writer, and lifestyle blogger, born on the Okefenokee Swamp and and raised on rock ‘n roll. Her passion for music led her to Atlanta, where she’s most often found packing a suitcase, digging through a pile of records, looking for a time machine to the '70s, or reviewing bands and looking for new music. Learn more at https://luciturner.com/.

PLAYING ATLANTA: Bird Dog Jubilee and the Resurrection of the Southern Jam Band

I think I was about 22 minutes into the Allman Brothers Band's infamous "Mountain Jam" one day when I realized something: I love jam bands. I love the seemingly effortless movement, the way the players anticipate every chord change, every shifting rhythm, every intricate melody and harmony, and make it seem like it just happens. I [...]

By |2019-04-21T22:48:05-04:00April 22nd, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Bridges “Learn to Dance” as a Trio After Solo Beginnings

It's officially spring in the South: the sun is up, the sky is blue, it's beautiful... and the pollen count is through the roof. That's not keeping the music lovers of Atlanta from getting out and enjoying themselves, though! Lucky for us, we've got plenty of rad bands to keep us dancing through the itchy [...]

By |2019-04-16T16:24:48-04:00April 15th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Lullwater Talks Voodoo and the Legendary Athens Music Scene

Before any kickoff at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, a video rolls across the big screen, with a deep, haunting voiceover that repeats the same monologue at every game. Just thinking about it brings chills to my body; there's something so nostalgic and powerful about it, highlighting the greatest victories UGA football has ever seen, [...]

By |2019-04-05T15:28:33-04:00April 5th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Greco Make Magic On Stage and In the Studio

Even for a newbie in the Atlanta music scene, the name Greco is as familiar as the infamous straight-up-the-stairs load-in at Smith's Olde Bar, one of the city's most iconic haunts (don't worry, out-of-towners; there's an elevator now). The rock quartet, made up of brothers Sebastian (lead vocalist), Josh (guitar), Zach (bass), and Gabriel (drums), [...]

By |2019-04-01T12:20:15-04:00March 28th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|


There’s a calm awareness woven through singer-songwriter Mogli’s music, an overarching grace that winds its way from the first wordless track of her new EP, Patience, through the very end. It is subtle, rising and falling, a pulsing heartbeat driving each track forward at its own pace as her emotive vocals capture every twist and [...]

By |2019-03-22T02:28:24-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Band of the Month, FEATURES|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Challenger Deep Unleash Frantic Energy on Self-Titled Debut

There's something about the quiet and stillness of winter that drives me to seek out new music to break through the silence. Lucky for me, I stumbled across a Spotify playlist with a long list of new releases from Atlanta bands a few weeks ago. I spent a happy afternoon shuffling through a wide variety of [...]

By |2019-03-20T17:33:51-04:00March 21st, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PREMIERE: Swimming Bell “For Brinsley”

Though singer-songwriter Katie Schottland is based in Brooklyn, the music she makes as Swimming Bell defies expectations one might have in light of that fact. The creative force behind the group, Schottland's career began in 2015, when she broke her foot in a fall and began teaching herself the chords to Neil Young's "Harvest Moon." [...]

By |2019-03-19T15:42:44-04:00March 19th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Sami Michelsen Dishes on Her Electronic-Pop Trio Reptile Room

Reptile Room - made up of Sami and Sean Michelsen and Bill Zimmerman - is one of Atlanta's signature bands. The electronic-pop trio is known for their thrilling, psychedelic visuals, intoxicating music, and powerful performances on the best stages throughout the city, so when I got the chance to sit down with Sami in the [...]

By |2019-03-14T17:09:41-04:00March 14th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Sister Moon Talks Songwriting, Star Trek, and Bacon Chips

Ashley Rivera, the frontwoman and creative force behind Atanta's Southern gothic-blues group, Sister Moon, weaves a dark mystique throughout her music, eerie melodies set against a heavy sonic landscape. It's Southern gothic at its finest: a crumbling mansion in the light of a full moon, Spanish moss swaying like ghosts from the limbs of a [...]

By |2019-03-06T13:28:22-04:00March 6th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: I The Victor Promotes Positivity with “Hypotheticals” Video

I discovered I The Victor by chance sometime in 2018. My band and I were asked to play an artist spotlight alongside Rebecca Ramos, the heart, brain, and creative force behind the act, that, unfortunately, coincided with a tour we were going on, but I started following her then and loved her bright, open, offbeat aesthetic. Almost [...]

By |2019-02-27T17:38:24-04:00February 27th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

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