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Archive for August, 2010

Sara McLachlan brings mini Lilith to Chastain

Anyone coming to Chastain Park on Thursday night expecting a night of Sarah McLachlan, instead got a bigger dose of what McLachlan is all about – advancing women in music. 

And what better way to start the evening than with Alpharetta tween group Von Grey. The four sisters, ages 10 to 15, showed off their musical talents with rich, harmonious vocals and energetic performances on guitar, strings, and keyboard.

Petra, Fiona, Annika and Kathryn earned their way on stage after winning Lilith Fair’s local talent search this past spring. The girls were scheduled to perform at Lilith’s Atlanta show before it was canceled last month because of slow ticket sales. Lucky for them and Atlanta fans, McLachlan chose to bring them on as her opening act during her personal tour stop here Thursday.

The young, singer-songwriter quartet wowed the crowd with songs such as “Rise Up,” “Volcano” and “What’s Your Name.” In an innocent moment, it took a loud audience member to finally ask the girls …

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Live music picks, Aug. 6-12

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Derek Webb joins Relient K for a show at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday.

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Derek Webb joins Relient K for a show at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday.

TODAY
Cinderella

Vintage 1980s hair metal lives on with the still prodigiously tressed quartet from Pennsylvania that hit it big with “Nobody’s Fool” and “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone).”
9:30 p.m. Aug. 6. $15-$100. Wild Bill’s, 2075 Market St., Duluth. 678-473-1000.

SATURDAY
Relient K, Derek Webb

Some of the sweetest melodies that have ever flowed from the pop-punk fountain can be found on Relient K’s albums. The quintet’s new one, “Forget and Not Slow Down,” was released earlier this week and it might be among their best. And it’s one of the most optimistic break-up albums you’ll ever hear. As frontman Matt Theissen sings on the title track, “I’d rather forget and not slow down than gather regret for the things I can’t change now.” Nashville-based singer-songwriter Webb might be better known for his role as frontman for Christian rock outfit Caedmon’s …

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Hot Tickets: Aug. 3

James Murphy, aka LCD Soundsystem, comes to the Tabernacle on Oct. 4. Photo: Ruvan Wijesooriya

James Murphy, aka LCD Soundsystem, comes to the Tabernacle on Oct. 4. Photo: Ruvan Wijesooriya

ON SALE AUG. 6
Wale. 9 p.m. Aug. 25. The Loft. $25; $20 advance. TA.
Abbey Road Live. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 advance. TA.
Brian Culbertson. Rescheduled show. Reserved tickets on sale Aug. 6; tickets for previous date will be honored. 8 p.m. Sept. 16. Center Stage. $25-$34. TM.
Flyleaf, Story of the Year. 9 p.m. Sept. 18. Center Stage. $25; $22.50 advance. TM.
Jay Clifford. 7 p.m. Sept. 19. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $15; $12 advance. TA.
Dale Watson. 9 p.m. Sept. 22. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $18; $15 advance. TA.
PleaseRock Presents: The REMakes (REM Tribute). 8 p.m. Oct. 1. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10; $8 advance. TA.
Deerhunter. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 1. Variety Playhouse. $17.50; $15 advance. TM.
LCD Soundsystem with Sleigh Bells. Oct. 4. The Tabernacle. $32. LN.
Sara Bareilles with Greg Laswell and Holly Conlan. 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Variety …

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American Idols Live Tour Rolls Into Gwinnett Arena Sunday

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The American Idols Live Season Nine Tour stopped at Gwinnett Arena Sunday night.

And while the AJC’s Rodney Ho was there to review it, AJC photographer Robb Cohen was covering the show with his camera. Click here to see the 25-photo online gallery. What did you think of the show? Who was your favorite performer? How does this year’s top ten compare to previous years?

(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta Concert Photography Galleries.

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