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AJ Ghent Band introduces sacred steel guitar to the masses

As openers for Zac Brown Band, the group showed off the African American gospel style pioneered by Ghent's family

When the bearded white dude introduced himself, AJ Ghent was nonplussed. “I didn’t have a clue who Zac Brown was,” recalls Ghent, whose band was rolling into a midnight set when Grammy winner Brown entered the almost empty Dixie Tavern one evening last summer. Read more...

Caught Up: 40 years later, Millie Jackson recalls creating a classic

"The people in the projects understood me. I told you like it was."

The album cover consisted of a sticky spider web entangling two dazed women and their confused man. The salacious image told listeners everything they needed to know about Caught Up, R&B singer Millie Jackson’s epic 1974 “soul opera.” The only thing more shocking than dropping the needle on Side One to hear a collection of songs from the perspective of the "other woman": Flipping the 12-inch piece of vinyl to discover Side Two and songs from "the wife." Read more...

Will Jay Z and Beyonce cause worse gridlock than Snowpocalypse?

50,000 tickets have been sold for tonight’s Georgia Dome show.

Jay Z and Beyoncé's On the Run tour stops in Atlanta tonight. The power couple’s gig at the Dome is sold out, and officials are projecting hordes of fans to make their way Downtown, where folks are still a bit jittery what with this weekend's car show stampede. The already problematic traffic conditions at the Dome will be worse because of construction underway for the new Falcons stadium. Read more...

3 local albums you should listen to this summer

These Atlanta artists will complete your playlist

Pool music. Midnight music. Road trip music. Summer’s sultry activities need a soundtrack, and these Atlanta acts are ready for courting. Read more...

Video of the Day: Andre 3000 as Jimi Hendrix

Watch the biopic trailer and marvel at Andre Benjamin's coolness.

Plot details are hazy, to put it mildly, in the trailer for Jimi: All Is by My Side, the Hendrix biopic starring Andre Benjamin of Outkast, aka Andre 3000. But here's what you can glean: Set in groovilicious 1966 London, the movie focuses on the early days of Hendrix's career, which evidently included a romantic entanglement with a young British woman, played by Imogen Poots. (That is the most British name ever; it sounds like a tertiary Harry Potter character, one of the Hufflepuff quidditch players, maybe.) Read more...