//Playing Atlanta

Every other Thursday, we explore the music scene in Atlanta, Georgia.

PLAYING ATLANTA: Pip the Pansy and the Art of Reinvention

The first time I ever had the chance to see Pip the Pansy perform, she was known by another name and draped in flowers: her body, her microphone stand, her keyboard. She was a character from a Greek myth that had traveled through the ages to grace us with her song, and she captivated the [...]

By |2019-07-02T02:48:47-04:00July 1st, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: password:password Discuss New Singles and Dream Pop Vibes

We've really got it all here in Atlanta: rock 'n roll, pop, R&B, soul, and - with the resurgence of the indie scene - some of the best shoegaze-y dream pop a music lover could want. Atlanta-based, Georgia Tech-born quintet password:password is at the helm of the movement. Fronted by lead singer Claire Lacombe and [...]

By |2019-06-18T18:52:51-04:00June 17th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Seersha Returns With New Single, “Lecture Me”

It's been almost two years since Atlanta's chill electropop artist Seersha - aka Kara Revnes - shared any music with the world, but at long last, she's back with her latest single, "Lecture Me." The singer, songwriter, and producer's seemingly effort ability to create ambient soundscapes that are equally driving and oh-so-chill is unrivaled, but [...]

By |2019-06-18T18:55:36-04:00June 10th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Victoria Blade Talks Lo-Fi Love Songs and the Long Road Home

For singer-songwriter, actress, and filmmaker Victoria Blade, home is less of a place than a state of mind. Michigan-born, Blade has since called Detroit, Chicago, Brooklyn, and - finally - Atlanta home. Before you start calculating how much time and energy it would take to simply move from city to city, let me add another [...]

By |2019-06-03T09:45:14-04:00June 3rd, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Grace Conley Lives and Learns on Debut EP Indigo Sky

For singer-songwriter and high school senior Grace Conley, change has almost become second nature. As she approaches the next chapter of her life, however, she felt compelled to look back and chronicle her growth through some difficult goodbyes, painful moments, and take a big leap of faith into a world that's full of the unknown, [...]

By |2019-05-26T17:42:21-04:00May 27th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Sarah Zúñiga Opens Up with “Heart of Mine”

Athens-based, New-York-born, Ecuadorian-and-Nicaraguan singer-songwriter Sarah Zúñiga brings an intimate sensibility to her unique brand of alternative-folk, blending sharp observation with the textured poeticism of traditional Spanish folk music. An alum of the University of Georgia who spent her senior year studying in England before graduating with a bachelor's degree in International Affairs, Zúñiga's emotive vocals [...]

By |2019-05-24T17:19:57-04:00May 20th, 2019|Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: Andi Kezh Banishes Self-Doubt with Bold Single “New Me”

Since the launch of PLAYING ATLANTA, I've had the opportunity to talk to some incredible bands, most of whom I've known for a while. Every now and then, though, a new local act comes onto my radar, and it's always a pleasant surprise. Andi Kezh, however, is something else entirely. A pleasant surprise, yes. But [...]

By |2019-05-06T15:47:48-04:00May 6th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

PLAYING ATLANTA: The Hipps Don’t Lie With Latest Single “Take It Off My Hands”

Only a few years ago, it was no surprise to hear an Atlanta musician say, "I'm moving to Nashville to play music." It makes sense, right? It is the music capital of the South - or, at least it was. But for Nate Cain, lead vocalist and guitarist of the tart-pop quartet The Hipps, the [...]

By |2019-04-27T15:17:55-04:00April 29th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Atlanta|

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|

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