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Rock meets classical as Mike Mills, Chuck Leavell, and Robert McDuffie perform songs about Georgia, for Georgia
A Night of Georgia Music will feature fresh instrumental versions of classic Georgia-themed hits ranging from “Georgia on My Mind” and “Midnight Train to Georgia” to “Hey Ya!” and “One Way Out” and revisits the original six-movement Mike Mills Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra.
U2 in Atlanta: An oral history of the band and the city’s shared journey
U2’s intersections with Atlanta over the years have gone beyond the city as a requisite tour stop. For a band from Europe intent on deconstructing the myth of America, Atlanta—its imperfect icons, its musicians, its leaders—has been a specific, if rarely noticed, part of U2’s journey, not only for the city’s social justice movements of the past but for the present, too. In anticipation of U2’s first Atlanta concert in nine years, two generations of Georgians talk about the band.
Video of the Day: Watch the trailer for a new R.E.M. documentary
Comprised of archive footage from the MTV Vaults, this film follows Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe from playing in an abandoned Athens church to the breakthrough of their 1983 record Murmur to their breakup in 2011, with plenty of performances in between.
“Beginners” director Mike Mills on the real-life story behind his acclaimed new film and how you talk Captain Von Trapp into playing gay
As he welcomes an interviewer to his table at The Mansion on Peachtree, "Beginners" director-writer Mike Mills has a request: "May I film your handwriting? It's very nice. I'd like to do an entire documentary just on how people write."
Feeling Gravity’s Pull: R.E.M has become America’s answer to The Beatles
R.E.M.’s beginnings were modest but extremely weird. I first saw the band in the spring of 1981 while working on a story about the then-burgeoning music scene in Athens, Georgia, R.E.M.’s hometown.