B/W  Gringo Star

Have you ever had that euphoric feeling after a first date…the one where you giddily ponder if she or he might be the one? You imagine dropping the “l” bomb but hesitate because you know it’s just too soon. Well I’m not going to hesitate. I saw Gringo Star for the first time on Friday at the Earl and I LOVE them.

I have to admit it was kind of hard to write about them when my hands would break into spontaneous bouts of clapping but I will do my best. Re-reading my notes looks like I was writing on a rollercoaster, and in a sense I was.


As I watched these guys glide effortlessly around the stage, I could picture them performing with equal comfort and universal appeal on the Ed Sullivan Show, Saturday Night Live, The Tabernacle (my favorite Atlanta music venue) and Madison Square Garden. But for now the intimate setting at The Earl was ideal. In the blink of an eye, band members Peter Furgiuele, Nicholas Furgiuele, Pete DeLorenzo, and Chris Kaufmann shared the spotlight and shifted fluidly from lead vocals to keys to kit to bass, and to guitar. I couldn’t help myself from grinning ear to ear and feeling like I was five feet away from something very, very special.

The Friday night show at the Earl kicked off a tour promoting their new album, Count Yer Lucky Stars which will be released by the Gigantic Music label on October 25th. Described as “catchy and instantly classic pop music,” Gringo Star’s sound is irresistible. Their music has a contemporary American rock feel with a timelessly classic appeal. Yep – this is a band I’d like to grow old with.

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The Grid...

Here’s where you can enter a world and ride upon a plane of unnatural existence becoming the only existence, becoming the reality, becoming natural. Daft Punk puts us here with this most riveting chronological musical of the story of Flynn meeting his son on the grid.

This album is one of the cool ones. One of the ones that can fit anywhere. Sit you at peace, and be easy. Yeaaah EE zee. Political, spiritual, familial, and your girlfriend, not to mention. You can also find emanicipation and redemption in this album.

The Top 3 Reasons to Listen to Adele 21

On February 22, 2011, Adele released “21” the follow-up to “19,” her breakthrough debut.  Critics the world over have described “21” as “simply timeless”, “haunting”, “soaring”, “organic”, and “poignant”, and have compared her vocal stylings to artists such as Amy Winehouse and Dusty Springfield,

From the first piano chords into ("I see you drivin' around town with a girl I know.  I'm like F**k You!")  He had us hooked with a curious fascination of what is to come and refreshment in what could be found as vulgar.  Vulgarity being made endearing and with an artist givin' us the truth of the art he wants to do with some juicy goodness. 

On Friday, February 17th, I went to see the Atlanta-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist collective, Joy Scout, perform at Eddie’s Attic. Emily Kate Boyd and Nicki Thrailkill, the heart of Joy Scout, were missing third member Jesse Tyler, but were joined by long time collaborators Will Boos on ukulele, David Stephens on banjo, Paul Warner on lap steel, as well as Will Robertson on bass, who also produced their new album: Vampires at Sea.

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