LISTEN: General Dollars “Bottle of Youth”

August 8, 2016 0 comments

GD_1170x780R.J. Dollars: He writes lyrics, picks up a guitar, and he sings.

There are musicians who perform because it is “fun,” it’s a hobby… Then there are those select few who have a desire, a passion, to write, sing and entertain… R.J. Dollars, has a passion.

Starting off as a way to amuse college kids through his comical songs, R.J. Dollars’ talent, passion and thirst for music has strengthened and matured over time.

Previously, fronting the band Eight Knives and other projects, Mr. Dollars has developed a stage presence bursting with intensity. His new act General Dollars has a sound and quality that is raw, expressive and stimulating. There is no veiling R.J. Dollars unique writing style. His play on words will have you analyzing every single verse.

Last fall General Dollars laid down a few tracks, which were recently pressed to marbleized vinyl. Fans have the choice of selecting from an array of colors: modern marble, Vince Gill Green, variant colored & Blood Visions Red (SOLD OUT).

“Bottle of Youth,” General Dollars’ debut 7-inch, includes two phenomenal tracks and features Matt Martin on drums (who has performed and recorded with such acts as Jessica Lea Mayfield & Bobby Bare Jr.). Jeremy Ferguson, of Battle Tapes Recording (Nashville, TN), recorded the tracks with a 1973 Studer A80 MKII 16-track 2? recorder.

We will be able to celebrate the release of General Dollars’ “Bottle of Youth” 7-Inch Friday, August 12th at JJ’s Bohemia. Friday’s celebration will feature General Dollars with openers, Rye Baby (Chattanooga, TN) and Slow Parade (Athens/Atlanta GA)… This is going to be one Hell of a show!

 Let’s find the Bottle of Youth together this Friday night… and pick up the new single HERE


Slow Parade: “Big Plans”

February 17, 2016 0 comments

_slowparade_1170x780Since we are on a roll with artists from Georgia, here’s one more for you… Atlanta’s Slow Parade have been our soundtrack this past month during these cold Winter evenings. Perfect tunes to end your day with while sitting back with friends and sipping on a neat glass of whiskey… which is exactly how we’ve been enjoying this debut full-length.

Self-released last April, “Big Plans” is a solid effort and unique extension of what seems to be the band’s major influence, A.A. Bondy… hence the name Slow Parade… Now don’t take that as we are comparing sounds… take it as a compliment, because A.A. Bondy’s “When the Devil’s Loose” is one hell of a record!

So pour yourself a glass of whiskey (or whatever you kick-back to) and dig into Slow Parade’s “Big Plans” LP below… and catch the 3-piece live around the Atlanta-area in March. See those and future dates HERE:


LISTEN: Sun Seeker “Georgia Dust”

February 2, 2016 0 comments

Photo: Angelina Castillo

UPDATE: Feb. 10, 2016 (see below)

About a week ago, Third Man Records released the A-side of the label’s most recent addition to their roster, Nashville’s Sun Seeker.

Not only is this a first-taste to one heck of single, but it’s the band’s debut physical release as well! Which is pretty dang impressive in our books – The band had a Bandcamp page which had some additional tracks from a digital EP, but those have since been removed.

Dig into the A-side “Georgia Dust” below and and pre-order “Georgia Dust” HERE

UPDATE: Feb. 10, 2016:

In addition to replacing the cover photo to a more recent shot of the band (shot by Angelina Castillo), here’s a little update on this Friday’s show here in Chattanooga:

Show starts at 9pm and features Sun Seeker, Ornament, and Free Pizza (the band, not free food)… Door/$5, BYOB… For details CLICK HERE:

The Môme –  1017 Oak St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Also, since this first post, Third Man Records released the official video for “Georgia Dust.” Check that out below along with Sun Seeker live at Grimey’s in Nashville on 2/6/2016 – See y’all Friday at The Môme!


Sun Seeker will be on tour this February. Catch them at the dates below (including a Chattanooga date) get a vibe of how Sun Seeker are live via a session that was recorded at Battle Tapes Recording last year.

2/6 – Nashville, TN – Grimey’s New & Preloved Music
2/12 – Chattanooga, TN – The M?me
2/13 – Atlanta, GA – The Cleaners
2/15 – Athens, GA – Go Bar
2/16 – Durham – Duke Coffee House
2/18 – Gainesville, FL -Boca Fiesta the backyard
2/19 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Bends
2/20 -Sarasota, FL – New College
2/22 – Asheville, NC – The Auditorium
2/23 – Knoxville, TN – The 1400

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TSR Exclusive: Kip Bradley LP Sampler

January 5, 2015 0 comments


There is no better way to kick off the new year than with new tunes… especially if those tunes are pretty damn good. For the past week we’ve been diggin’ into Kip Bradley’s debut solo full-length, ‘Hunky Diamond,’ which basically has been on repeat since we first dug in.

Kip, who is also the frontman for Chattanooga’s SharkWeek, has taken a break from heavier riffs and howls, showing us a chiller, softer side, switching to an Americana vibed sound with slight nods to his Rock n ‘Roll roots. The first single from ‘Hunky Diamond’ is called Split Wide’ and is about as uptempo and heavy as the album gets.

Stream that track below as well as a video sampler of the LP that features solo live takes as well as recorded tracks from the album with narratives scripted by Clark Williams of Big Kitty. No word yet on when the LP will drop, but till then, these few things below will hold you over. All we know is we hope this record gets pressed on wax, it’s definitely vinyl worthy:

Also, catch Kip live thought-out Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia during his Winter Southeast tour:

1/10 – Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta, GA
1/17 – JJ’s Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
1/21 – The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
1/24 – The Nick – Birmingham, AL
1/29 – Normaltown Hall – Athens, GA


The Coathangers: ‘Sex Beat’ (Gun Club cover)

November 10, 2014 0 comments


As if their latest record ‘Suck My Shirt’ wasn’t enough, Atlanta’s The Coathangers just released a limited 7-inch via their label Suicide Squeeze Records featuring the Gun Club cover ‘Sex Beat,’ as well as a Lost Sounds cover of ‘Energy Drink & The Long Walk Home’ by These Arms Are Snakes.

You’re probably wondering: “That’s an odd pairing since These Arms Are Snakes broke-up back in 2009” – But not only are the 2 bands from the same label, around the time TAAS de-banded, they were touring the East Coast with The Coathangers, making this 7-inch split an extra fine pairing (that makes a little more sense).

We haven’t heard the Lost Sounds cover yet, which was salvaged from some unfinished recordings, but we can vouch for smokin’ ‘Sex Beat’ cover… what do you expect… its the damn Coathangers! Stream ‘Sex Beat’ below, as well at The Coathangers latest LP ‘Suck My Shirt.’ The full LP is available to stream for a limited time, so dig it!

Pick up the ‘Sex Beat’ 7-inch HERE (Only 1,000 pressed on clear w/ red and black splatter) – And while you’re at it pick up the latest repress of ‘Suck My Shirt’ as well, pressed on a limited pink/clear haze:


VIDEO: Deer Tick ‘Big House’

February 1, 2014 0 comments

‘Big House’ is the third and latest video from Deer Tick’s newest full-length, 2013’s ‘Negativity,’ which dropped via Partisan Records in September. Pick up your own copy HERE if you haven’t already (there are still a few left pressed in limited edition sky blue)… Deer Tick are currently overseas touring for ‘Negativity,’ but will be back in the Southeast in May for Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival. See full tour listing HERE:

While on the topic of the LP ‘Negativity,’ there is a killer track from that record called ‘In Our Time’ which features duet vocals from Vanessa Carlton, the singer/songwriter who is now going by Mrs. John McCauley… The now husband & wife were married in December by the one-and-only Stevie Nicks! How cool is that? Congratulations to the happy couple! And check out a live version of ‘In Our Time’ featuring Vanessa Carlton below:


A N N E B O N N Y: ‘Riverside’

May 30, 2013 0 comments

We recently stumbled across this killer track from the Atlanta 2-piece A N N E B O N N Y (Anne Bonny) and were compelled to post based simply on one song (something we typically don’t do). Fronted by the loops and harmonies from Amy Godwin & Elizabeth Finlon, the track ‘Riverside’ will leave you jaw dropped and full of goose bumps.

For fans of Mountain Man, stream/download the ‘Riverside’ below and keep up with A N N E B O N N Y via Facebook HERE. We are definitely eager to hear more from these ATL ladies very soon.


Iron Jayne: ‘Ship’

January 23, 2013 0 comments

We recently stumbled across the track ‘Ship’ from Iron Jayne, a new band who are from a city in the South we have been craving new music from… Atlanta. And at the very start of that single, the attraction was instant! Add captivating music video and call us sold.

With just this one track out there, Iron Jayne has high potential for more great tunes ahead. Especially when the band is fronted by Emily Kempf from The Back Pockets, another band from the peach state capital we have become quite fond of the past year… Check out the video for ‘Ship’ below and if you dig what you hear, download the track FREE courtesy of PureHoney… Also catch the band in Atlanta next month and in Birmingham in March with South Rail favs The Dirty Lungs! Full dates and details below:

February 7 @ 529 Bar / ATL
w/ U.S. Girls, Slim Twig, Del Venicci
9pm / $7 / 21+

February 23 @ The Earl / ATL
w/ Takenobu, Sealions
9pm / $7 / 21+

March 1 @ Bottletree Cafe / Birmingham, AL
w/ The Dirty Lungs

And just for the heck of it, here’s a little taste of The Back Pockets if you didn’t catch them at Collective Clothing last year in Chattanooga: