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Beloved Cabbagetown Musician & Activitist Joyce Brookshire Dies

Beloved Cabbagetown Musician & Activitist Joyce Brookshire Dies

Singer, songwriter and community activist Joyce Annette Brookshire, known as the “Duchess of Cabbagetown,” passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Brookshire was born in the Appalachian mountains of northeast Georgia, but her family was among the many who left the region in ...

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Musicians, Fans Fill Macon as Gregg Allman Laid to Rest

Musicians, Fans Fill Macon as Gregg Allman Laid to Rest

Gregg Allman was laid to rest in Macon on June 3rd, buried in Rose Hill Cemetery (where his brother Duane and founding Allman Brothers Band bassist Berry Oakley are also buried) following a private ceremony at Snow’s Memorial Chapel. Allman’s ...

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Puddles Pity Party Blows Away Audience, Judges on AGT Debut

Puddles Pity Party Blows Away Audience, Judges on AGT Debut

Puddles Pity Party, the “sad clown” persona of Atlanta’s Mike Geier, brought down the house with his national television debut on the season premiere of NBC’s America’s Got Talent on May 30th, belting out a tremendous interpretation of Sia’s “Chandelier.” ...

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Faye Webster Releases Second Album of Introspective Folk-Pop

Faye Webster Releases Second Album of Introspective Folk-Pop

Nineteen-year-old Atlanta native and rising talent Faye Webster’s self-titled sophomore album is now out to wide acclaim on local powerhouse Awful Records. Available through digital retailers iTunes and Google Play, the gently affecting 10-track affair sees her deceptively simple, unabashedly ...

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Gucci Mane Teams with Metro Boomin for New Mixtape

Gucci Mane Teams with Metro Boomin for New Mixtape

On May 26th, marking the one-year anniversary of his release from prison, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane a released new mixtape, Drop Top Wop, a joint effort with Atlanta beat whiz Metro Boomin. The special 10-track project, recorded in a mere ...

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Trisha Yearwood, Bill Anderson Pay Tribute to Don Williams

Trisha Yearwood, Bill Anderson Pay Tribute to Don Williams

Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams, who turned 78 on May 27th, is the honored subject of a brand new all-star tribute album, which features Monticello, Georgia’s Trisha Yearwood contributing her recording of Williams’ song “Maggie’s Dream.” Others on ...

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Red Bull Radio Premieres Monthly Awful Records Podcast

Red Bull Radio Premieres Monthly Awful Records Podcast

Red Bull Radio has premiered a new global radio show presented by Atlanta’s Awful Records and hosted by comedian Zack Fox. Bruh with Awful Records premiered on Friday, May 26th. Critically acclaimed LA-based music producer Flying Lotus (pictured here with ...

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Gregory Lenoir Allman, 1947 – 2017

Gregory Lenoir Allman, 1947 – 2017

A towering pillar of Southern music, Gregg Allman passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah on May 27th from complications due to liver cancer. He was 69 years old. Across the span of a storied music career that encompassed ...

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