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Best Place to Hear Local Music and Best Rock Club BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » After Dark » Critics Pick
The Earl
Listening to the earnest heartland rock of Bob Seger makes us want to drink PBR. So does THE EARL. We’re not saying Seger and the Earl have much in common — thanks to booking agent Patrick Hill, the mood is more jamming and idiosyncratic Neil Young — but we will say that Seger’smore...
Listening to the earnest heartland rock of Bob Seger makes us want to drink PBR. So does THE EARL. We’re not saying Seger and the Earl have much in common — thanks to booking agent Patrick Hill, the mood is more jamming and idiosyncratic Neil Young — but we will say that Seger’s “Rock and Roll Never Forgets” could be the Earl’s theme song. There’s nowhere else in Atlanta so dedicated to not letting people forget the rawk, showcasing the top tier of local bands alongside nationally acclaimed indie acts. With its junk-store chic, the Earl embodies the garage-band spirit and we raise our tall boys to it. less...

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Eddie's Attic

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2005 » After Dark » Critics Pick
The Earl
Listening to the earnest heartland rock of Bob Seger makes us want to drink PBR. So does THE EARL. We're not saying Seger and the Earl have much in common - thanks to booking agent Patrick Hill, the mood is more jamming and idiosyncratic Neil Young - but we will say that Seger's "Rock and Roll Nevermore...
Listening to the earnest heartland rock of Bob Seger makes us want to drink PBR. So does THE EARL. We're not saying Seger and the Earl have much in common - thanks to booking agent Patrick Hill, the mood is more jamming and idiosyncratic Neil Young - but we will say that Seger's "Rock and Roll Never Forgets" could be the Earl's theme song. There's nowhere else in Atlanta so dedicated to not letting people forget the rawk, showcasing the top tier of local bands alongside nationally acclaimed indie acts. With its junk-store chic, the Earl embodies the garage-band spirit and we raise our tall boys to it. less...

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Centennial Olympic Park

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

The Earl
Up front, it's the supreme East Atlanta hangout - good burger, great fries, plentiful beer and good company. But once you get by doorwoman and crossword fiend Jennifer Dames - be sure to say hi - you enter the premier room for indie bands from Atlanta and Athens. In the last year, THE EARL has featuredmore...
Up front, it's the supreme East Atlanta hangout - good burger, great fries, plentiful beer and good company. But once you get by doorwoman and crossword fiend Jennifer Dames - be sure to say hi - you enter the premier room for indie bands from Atlanta and Athens. In the last year, THE EARL has featured shows by such illustrious locals as Cat Power, Now It's Overhead, I Am the World Trade Center, the Whigs, the Close, Whild Peach and Hope for Agoldensummer. A comfortable room with a stage that puts you at one with the band, it is a stop for a number of touring bands, too. It's all what booking manager Pat Hill hath wrought. "488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com" less...

Best Place To Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Eddie's Attic

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Apache Cafe
Of all the fine local joints that support homegrown talent (as long as they're bringing in a crowd, of course), a trip to Midtown's APACHE CAFE offers your best bet you'll wind up hearing something better than unpolished dilettantes. Whether it's a crowd-pleaser like Whild Peach and Anthony David, themore...
Of all the fine local joints that support homegrown talent (as long as they're bringing in a crowd, of course), a trip to Midtown's APACHE CAFE offers your best bet you'll wind up hearing something better than unpolished dilettantes. Whether it's a crowd-pleaser like Whild Peach and Anthony David, the "Mic Club's" Tuesday-night cavalcade of rhymers or Wednesday's jam session, there's a good chance that - if you have any taste at all for urban styles from old soul to new beats - you'll like what you hear. And you won't find a more intimate and listener-friendly room. "64 3rd St., 404-876-5436. www.apachecafe.info/index.html" less...

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

The Earl
Every local music scene has its epicenter - and Atlanta's ever-shifting ground zero for the indie rock world is THE EARL. A gritty, funky, dimly lit, smoky and crowded room, the Earl features a diverse slate of talent: Local regulars include the Tom Collins and the Yum Yum Tree. The front room is themore...
Every local music scene has its epicenter - and Atlanta's ever-shifting ground zero for the indie rock world is THE EARL. A gritty, funky, dimly lit, smoky and crowded room, the Earl features a diverse slate of talent: Local regulars include the Tom Collins and the Yum Yum Tree. The front room is the place to see and be seen for local tastemakers and assorted freaks, and the back room's muddy, uneven sound has been rapidly improving thanks to an upgraded PA system. "488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com." less...

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » After Dark » Readers Pick
The Earl

Best Place to Hear Local Music BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » After Dark » Critics Pick
The Earl
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-BAD-EARL http://www.badearl.com If the Echo Lounge is East Atlanta's Agora Ballroom, then The Earl surely is the 688 Club of its time. The East Atlanta Restaurant and Lounge is a hip dive for showcasing a wealth of Atlanta's finest local hip-hop, country, noise and rock shows.more...
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-BAD-EARL http://www.badearl.com If the Echo Lounge is East Atlanta's Agora Ballroom, then The Earl surely is the 688 Club of its time. The East Atlanta Restaurant and Lounge is a hip dive for showcasing a wealth of Atlanta's finest local hip-hop, country, noise and rock shows. If you don't like what you hear, have a drink or a burger at the front bar. The service is moody, the patrons are loud and the air usually is thick with smoke. At times the sound sucks and occasionally the bands suck, but quite often great things can happen. less...

Best Club to Hear Local Bands BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Smith's Olde Bar
SOB is one of the few clubs anywhere that offers the choice of sitting and listening or standing and dancing. As the only circular stage — not to mention carpeted — venue in town, Smith's is home to a wide variety of music styles. Monthly Songwriters in the Round nights give locals a unique chancemore...
SOB is one of the few clubs anywhere that offers the choice of sitting and listening or standing and dancing. As the only circular stage — not to mention carpeted — venue in town, Smith's is home to a wide variety of music styles. Monthly Songwriters in the Round nights give locals a unique chance to interact with one another as well as the audience, and you can't beat hearing three new bands for a buck on Monday nights. The sound is terrific, the beer selection solid, the staff friendly and the retractable, white stage curtain lets even the most timid artists feel like stars. less...

Best Club to Hear Local Bands BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » After Dark » Critics Pick
The Star Community Bar
Not only is its sound system absolutely perfect, but this cozy, intimate room has its stage arranged so you can stand either in front of or beside the performers (perhaps sneaking a peek at the band's set list) if you're so inclined. Great local bands headline here every Wednesday, and if you don't likemore...
Not only is its sound system absolutely perfect, but this cozy, intimate room has its stage arranged so you can stand either in front of or beside the performers (perhaps sneaking a peek at the band's set list) if you're so inclined. Great local bands headline here every Wednesday, and if you don't like who's playing, well, its got no less than three bars to help you drown your sorrows! less...
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