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Have Gun, Will Travel – “Fiction, Fact, or Folktale?”

[Have Gun, Will Travel’s] “Silver and the Age of Opulence” is one of the best songs I have heard in this genre (and truthfully, of any genre this year). – Cameron Barham

Lowly The Tree Ghost – “Tall Tales”

“Quirkily solid and hopeful, Tall Tales leaves you wondering a bit and interested enough to keep listening.” -HE

SXSW Day Four – March 15th

We spent all afternoon of day four coordinating Acoustic Alley sessions. The logistical nightmare of getting 16 very busy musicians’ schedules to align appropriately during the busiest music week of the year wore us out come five o’clock. We went to happy hour at Chapala Taqueria in East Austin, pounded 2 dollar margs, and reveled […]

Austin City Limits 2012 – 10 Years of ACL

In preparation for the 10 year anniversary of Austin City Limits, TBI highlights 10 events that have set the festival apart from any other in the country. See you in Austin, Oct 12th – 14th

Counting Down to Counterpoint 2012

Rhett Shirley offers one final rundown before the inaugural Counterpoint Music Festival in Atlanta this weekend. Tickets are still available at

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John Mark McMillan’s “The Song Inside the Sound of Breaking Down (Re-Release)”

“Packed with intensity, emotion and a heart laid bare, it seemed that McMillan could hold his peace no longer in these tracks that burst forth from a ready pen and a fiery soul.” -HE

“Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee Pt. 1” – A Preview of the Counter.Point Music Festival (9/27 – 9/29)

TBI’s newest writer, Rhett Shirley, opens up about his expectations for the inaugural Counter.Point Music Festival in Atlanta. (Sept 27th – 29th)

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Neon Indian Announced New Album + Tour (Atlanta, GA 9/19)

New Album! New Tour! Neon Indian! Read More!


Generationals Announce Summer Tour Dates

Check out this young indie-pop outfit! They’ll be on tour with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. this Summer, too!

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Smith Westerns to Tour With Yeasayer

Check out some of Smith Western’s dates! They’re hitting Atlanta on April 30th!

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Toro y Moi 2011 Spring Tour

Columbia, South Carolina’s Chaz Bundick (aka Toro Y Moi) rose to the fore of the music blogosphere in summer 2009 when he and a few peers made their hazy bedroom recordings the most talked-about sound of the season. Critics across the board took notice of the range of his compositions, and his debut album, Causers […]

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“Blackout” by Chandler Reid

You have read a story by Chandler before called, “Night Carry Me.” An intelligently eerie tale that was. . . good, but strange. “Blackout” is clear as a whistle. It’s about a fight, the fighter, and what he’s fighting for. Unlike a great majority of the artists that are featured on Blue Indian, I know […]