Saint Motel Sets the Scene

Courtesy of Gaby Blade As fans arrived at Saint Motel’s concert at Buckhead Theatre on Feb. 6, lead singer AJ Jackson welcomed the crowd to “The Motion Picture Show.” This title proved to be a fitting description of the show that was to come. Weaving together theatrics, film and music, Saint Motel cultivated a fully [...]

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A&E Staff Picks Favorite Albums of the 2010s

Mumble rap, increased representation of underrepresented artists, viral country collabs and streaming services punctuated the world of music in the 2010s. In honor of the impactful, beloved art of the past decade, some Arts & Entertainment writers share their favorite albums of the 2010s.    Courtesy of Universal Aidan Vick: “To Pimp a Butterfly” by [...]

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Matt and Kim Engage With Energy and Enthusiasm

Courtesy of Matt & Kim On Nov. 16, indie-pop duo Matt and Kim played to a sold-out crowd at Little Five Points’ Variety Playhouse. Defying all expectations set by the genre, Matt and Kim, featuring Matt Johnson on vocals and Kim Schifino on drums, produced an unforgettably explosive, high-energy show. As the venue fell into [...]

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Matt and Kim Talk Global Climate and ‘Grand’

Courtesy of Matt & Kim Indie-punk duo Matt and Kim, featuring Matt Johnson on vocals and Kim Schifino on drums, have been celebrated for their high-energy, rule-breaking live performances. The band hit the McDonough Field stage last year as the 2019 Dooley’s Ball opener. In the fall of this year, the duo embarked on “Grand,” [...]

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Clairo Combines Charm and Clear Sincerity

Gaby Blade/Contributing     Donning a green crayon costume, Clairo brought her brand of bedroom pop to Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points on Halloween night. Combining intimate lyrics with authenticity, Clairo showcased her youth and charm by exuding self-awareness throughout the show.  Claire Cottrill, known by her stage name Clairo, grew up in Carlisle, [...]

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