I’m still planning my itinerary for Georgia. I know Athens is a can’t-miss and Atlanta is of course a music mecca. Please leave any comments or suggestions below.

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  1. Alan Thornton
    May 03, 2006 at 3:14pm
    three great indy record stores in atlanta: ella guru http://www.ellaguru.com/ love the name? owner don even named his daughter ella. http://homepage.mac.com/pgrueber/DecaturCD.htm hep but nice Wax N Facts 432 Moreland Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307-1423 View Map (404) 525-2275 in lovely little 5 points home of Danny Beard's DB Records original home of the B52's, Pylon, Love Tractor and Guadalcanal Diary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DB_Records
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  2. roxie
    May 03, 2006 at 4:39pm
    hi there, you've already got like a kazillion recommendations on the hotness in atl. however....it just wouldn't be right if you didn't check out some of the spots that breed artists like india.arie, van hunt, dionne farris, and all those vibes; spots that give you the whole neosoul (ugh, i hate that label), electronica, downtempo, hip hop, punk and all that other genre-defying audio. For that vibe, you wanna, at the very least, hit up the following: www.apachecafe.info (live music spot/club) www.earwaxrecords.com (THE mom & pop recastoh, quest from the roots makes it a point to come whenever they're in town. www.mjqatlanta.com (live music spot/club) www.thedrunkenunicorn.net(live music spot/club) www.eastsidelounge.net (live music spot/club) that's my 10 cents. whatever you do....dude, have a good time. one.
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  3. Chip
    May 03, 2006 at 8:01pm
    A good place for folk/country and indie country (?) is a restaurant called "Swallow in the Hollow". They've had some big name songwriters come in and perform their own songs and also are the venue for the Georgia Songwriter's Association. The restaurant is in downtown Roswell, about 20 miles north of Atlanta. Great "que" too.
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  4. Jordon “TheChosenOne”
    May 04, 2006 at 8:52am
    Wasup, I am feeling pandora and loving the idea of ya'll coming down to atlanta to get some new hot music. Without a doubt, like some other people said, check out moods music and definantly cop some DJ Jamad afromentals. But on the dirty south music side i haven't really heard any interest in that, but our hip-hop scene is HUGE! First, listen to the atlanta/metro radio stations like V103-103.3 and Hot107.9. Uhm, also, for the hottest ne hip-hop and R&B, listen to Dj Drama, and Dj Dramatic.
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  5. Chris
    May 04, 2006 at 1:14pm
    Tim, The gay boyz in Atlanta love you, too! We find some GREAT remixes on your site. Check out while you're in town: CLUBS - Jungle and WetBar, MUSIC - ED'S Gourmet Records and Brushstrokes. ;-)
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  6. Priya
    May 04, 2006 at 11:27pm
    Hi, I do not live in the US, I live in India where you seem to be getting pretty popular as well. Why dont you have a genre of Indian music - which could be 'film' or non-film such as classical, pop etc. Cheers PV
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  7. Seth
    May 07, 2006 at 3:35pm
    While Atlanta and Athens are all well and good don't forget the root towns (towns where it all started) like Macon the home of The Georgia Music Hall of Fame, which features both unknown artist as well as very popular in their Live @ Five shows (I saw Chick Willis there once. There is also The Big House where the Allman Brothers Band lived now a house/museum sort of the mecca for all jam/southern bands and H&H resturant this is where the cook for the Allman Brothers Band still works (as far as I know) that went with them on all tours and cooked for them. So come down further south to get that ABB soul food and of course you know there are only two types of music The Allman Brother Band...and then everything else! Seth
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  8. tim
    May 10, 2006 at 9:16am
    Hi, I'd suggest the following in Athens: 283 Bar at 283 Broad Street(my sister-in-law owns it). Ask for Lori or my brother Dan, they may be there. Tell them you wrote some amazing software that earned you a PBR on me (Tim). Dynamite Clothing for gifts and funky clothes after a coffee at the ERC (both next door to 283) Lunch at 5 Star Day on Broad up the block from 283 Walk through Cobbham Historic District and gawk at the amazing houses (10 minutes from downtown walk, south of Prince ave). Walk through Boulevard Historic District and stop at Rooster's BBQ on Boulevard for some lunch (10 minutes walk from downtown, north of Prince ave). Drive out to the Broad River with some friends and dogs and swim. Go to the Grit for some vegetarian food that is deliciouly laden with butter and bad-for-you stuff. It's hard to get a flavor for Athens without some time spent on a porch wasting time. Hopefully your hosts will be able to help you out. Go see some music at Caledonia (in the old 40 Watt location).
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  9. Tom
    May 10, 2006 at 9:17am
    You've gotten a lot of suggestions for the trendy stuff in Athens (and a lot of it is good), but for something different check out Mark Maxwell's music. You can probably get his CD's at Wuxtry or the other local shops, and he has a website at FIRSTTUNE.COM. He's a classical/jazz guitarist whose range spans "From Be-bop to Bach" to quote a headline on a local news story about his music.
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  10. Edmond “The Lurch” Kida
    May 10, 2006 at 11:09am
    Okay, we've given out a lot of recommendations for Georgia here. Now, let's see some of us offer room and board for the fine folks from PANDORA
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  11. Cardy
    May 10, 2006 at 11:38am
    If you have time, I recommend for anyone to check out Nuci's Space in Athens. It's a sweet place if you're away from your musical comforts of home. They have cheap jam spaces with more equipment than you'd think. The downtown scene in Athens is great in the summer... No Students! Well... there's some, but it's not as big a drunken-orgy as usual. Stick to the outskirts of downtown. Every bar in the middle of downtown is exactly the same as the next. It get boring and repetative VERY FAST. 40 Watt, Georgia Theatre, Caledonia, and even DT's Downunder is good on occasion. Hope this helps. Cheers
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  12. Tori
    May 10, 2006 at 6:24pm
    So many music places and not many food places mentioned for Athens. You can't go to Athens with out eating some FANTASTIC southern food. Get the cheese fries when you're at the Blind Pig. Five Star Day Cafe is a must for lunch or Sunday Brunch. The Last Resort has the best Salmon and Grits ever! The Varsity for a Chili Cheese-dog with slaw and fried peach pie. Ride by and check out the 'tree that owns itself" http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/tour/tour10.htmIt's a great weekend to be in Athens. Finals are just now over the students will be partying like it's 1999. ENJOY!!
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  13. brazilian contemporary classic music
    May 11, 2006 at 6:58am
    The new contemporary classic music made in the world by brazilian composer. please, listen to my music named: "picture of death?." it is like a movie (film) soundtrack. 08. Pictures of Death?! ......a. Dead?! ......b. Gravitating ......c. Valley of the Souls ......d. Encounter with the Creator ......e. Return http://www.robsound.mus.br/en/discography04.htm lullaby and other music cd by robson dos santos, brazilian contemporary classic music composer. robson dos santos brazilian contemporary classic music composer. http://www.robsound.mus.br
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  14. Wendy
    May 13, 2006 at 1:30pm
    Nuci's Space http://www.nuci.org/
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  15. Lee
    May 15, 2006 at 1:46pm
    also look at the schedule at chipsbarandgrill.com he frequently gets in national blues talent and keeps a schedule online...about 35 minutes ne of atlanta
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  16. john
    May 19, 2006 at 9:32am
    oye pandora - como estas? just curious - did we blow off atlanta for nashville and points north (chicago)?? see ya in the funny papers.....
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  17. James
    May 19, 2006 at 5:44pm
    If you are looking for the luxery life and NE thing nice, drive round buckhead, and if u dont find any rock, go 2 lil 5 points
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  18. Nick
    May 21, 2006 at 9:36pm
    Frankly, I'm blown away that no one has mentioned PGroove yet. PGroove = Perpetual Groove. These guys have some amazing originals and do righteous covers every now and again. They just moved from Savannah to Athens, but play in Atlanta regularly as well. Check them out at pgroove.com. For a good taste, check out their song "Three Weeks".
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  19. phil
    May 22, 2006 at 6:46pm
    http://stickfiguredistro.com/ It's a mailorder place, but he keeps hours out of the warehouse, which is just barely on the wrong side of I-20. (You'll probably have to email him for directions.) I picked up a CD in the place at random (you don't listen to anything there, you either know what you're getting or you take your chances) and as I was checking out, Gavin (the proprietor) looked at me knowingly and said, "oh, Uruguayan death metal." Which is exactly what it was, turns out. Also tons of zines and videos. The website gives you a feel for the inventory. Actually shopping there is quite the experience, however. Also, visit the record store by the 40-Watt in Athens, which is called Low Yo Yo Stuff. (Yup, like the Captain Beefheart song.) It's nice to find a record store that's open at 2 in the morning.
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  20. Laird
    May 23, 2006 at 6:18pm
    Check out Luigi - they are the hottest band in Atlanta. Home is the Earl. Website is http://www.luigitheband.com/
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  21. Sarah
    May 25, 2006 at 8:27am
    I've got to second and third the suggestions for Augusta. Soul Bar, Sector -- all of those places are pretty cool, and First Friday is a good idea for a stop. (The town's pretty nice in early summer, too.) Happy trails.
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  22. ABC
    May 25, 2006 at 4:18pm
    Too bad your not in town this weekend one of the great musical events of the year is happening this weekend: Bubbapalooza at The Star Bar in Little five points. Three days of low rent rock at its best! Regardless check out the Star Bar when your in town, its a great venue. Also dont miss The Earl,in East Atlanta. They dont play much but there is a great local band called Luigi that is always a lot of fun.
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  23. Paul Evreux
    May 27, 2006 at 2:47pm
    Please do not omit the music of the 40's, 50's, and 60's.
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  24. Kristy
    June 09, 2006 at 10:42am
    No music comments, but a website comment: streaming lyrics for the current song playing (if possible) would be really cool!
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  25. Maddy
    June 10, 2006 at 9:32pm
    The Vinyl and the Loft (they're next door) are two great venues. Then, of course, there's the 40 Watt in Athens and Eddie's Attic and the Earl in Atlanta. Decatur is a great place for music (that's where Eddie's Attic is) and you can stop by Java Monkey for poetry slams. If they're playing, don't miss YOU.
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  26. Nick
    June 15, 2006 at 6:24pm
    If you wanna see some up-and-coming city sites, you gotta check out Atlantic Station. Yeah, everybody talks about it but it really is a cool place. During the summer, a local radio station is sponsoring weekly, free, acoustic concerts in the park. I forget which one at the moment, but I doubt I'm the only one that knows about it. The concerts are every sunday, but throughout the week the parks are where all the action goes down during the day.
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  27. molly
    June 17, 2006 at 7:54am
    A really great Athens band worth seeing is Venice is Sinking. Also, the Whigs. And in Atlanta, best clubs for indie rock are the Earl, Drunken Unicorn, 10 High and Smith's Olde Bar, except Smith's tends to do jam bands and southern rock - the songwriter nights sometimes have some intersesting artists who jump on stage on non-weekend nights.
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  28. Beverly
    June 20, 2006 at 6:47am
    Why there isn't any music by "Dancing Fantasy" on Pandora? "Dancing Fantasy" have awesome music! Can they be added? They are very well known with over 15 CD's to claim. By the way, please do not add R&B to this wonderful web-site of beautiful "Jazz" there is a time and place for everything. I love R&B and I am a beautiful black vixen, but I love the Jazz that Pandora plays. Thanks
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  29. Acjudge
    June 20, 2006 at 8:38pm
    There are too many blogs to check if this suggestion has already been made, but Earthlink Live venue (now renamed Center Stage) in midtown Atlanta caters to many different genres of artists, small and large. I recently saw Second Shift, aparently an Athens based band and they were fierce. Great energy and the singer has a curiously quirky stage presence. Defintiely look into both.
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  30. keith
    June 23, 2006 at 12:55pm
    Check out the Rogue Independent Music Festival in downtown Atlanta, Friday and Saturday July 7-8, 2006 for something really different!
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  31. Laura
    June 27, 2006 at 11:22am
    I'd like to reiterate the suggestion of Hope for Agoldensummer. They are a fabulously talented group. Also, check out The Ginger Envelope (soooo good!) and the Modern Skirts in Athens, GA.
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  32. Laura
    June 27, 2006 at 11:31am
    Oh! And I almost forgot - I second the remark that you should check out Venice is Sinking... beautiful.
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  33. andra
    August 07, 2006 at 1:03pm
    not sure if you've been through georgia...but a few bands that we love dearly...zac brown band (!!!), sonia leigh (!!!), tim brantley, sam thacker are all fantastic bands! hope you like~~ modern skirts are good too~ ps. thanks for this site...its about freakin time!
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  34. sarah jean
    August 17, 2006 at 5:40pm
    Don't wait to come to Athens to pick up a Flagpole, read it online. http://flagpole.com/
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  35. Dave-a-go-go
    September 05, 2006 at 6:16pm
    Yes Hopeforagoldensummer. Also, the Goodies are crazy stellar, as well as the Hellblinki Sextet.
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  36. DZ
    September 12, 2006 at 3:52pm
    2 Atlanta groups that are no longer playing but were popular are- The Reasons Rich Millett (www.richmillett.com) If you need recordings I can hook you up (I was the bassist in both bands and can probably get you legal use - pending your request).
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  37. Max Martin
    September 19, 2006 at 4:41pm
    Hey Tim - just wondering if your Athens visit is ever going to be blogified. WUOG could use some of that reflected Pandora glory! I actually do a music-related talk show now (Liner Notes), and if you'd ever have a chance to do another interview over the phone since we couldn't record the last one, that'd be great. -Max
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  38. randy
    October 18, 2006 at 5:20pm
    God speed my friend.Just thought you might want to know about new state troopers on I-75.Thick as flies!Happy motoring!
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  39. arthur
    November 11, 2006 at 11:29am
    i recently join the network. the problem that i am having is (full force(the artist)and the song is all in my mind) They played the hold song once and i tried to repeat it to listen again.NOT, is was just samples.My question is how do you continue to play that one song for old memory sakes.Please help in detail,so i can learn the correct way to enter in the computer for my listen pleasures. thanks, Arthur(ATL)
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  40. chelsea
    November 26, 2006 at 6:18pm
    1. your hot 2. your a realy good singer 3. my favorite song of yours is All I want for Christmas is a real good tan 4. could you play it on the radio once in a while
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  41. Bill Nathan
    December 20, 2006 at 11:02am
    Comments here are terrific. I grew up in Atlanta and was a Georgia State DJ. An eatery NOT to be missed EVER is Taco Mac. Est. around late 1970's in Little Five Points. There are two now (I believe), but the one in Little Five Points is the original. They serve buffalo wings with the original recipe (THE original - before anyone knew what buffalo wings were outside of Buffalo, NY) and more kinds of beer (about 250 last time I visited) than any eatery in the Southeast. Didn't read all the posts, or know whether you're done with Atlanta, but don't forget this place. Mellow Mushroom is an old time fav, btw. I lived right around the corner in Buckhead. O the memories! ;-)
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  42. Nicholas Hollins
    December 27, 2006 at 10:32pm
    You guys I love you radio station. I actually work at the radio station for the University of Georgia. Our philospohy at the radio station is to play music that is not mainstream to get the population interested in local artist or ones not mainstream. I actually get alot of my material from this radiostation to play on air. If you ever need to know about local artist in athens, Wuog athens at the University of Georgia is the place to go. Our number is 706-542-4567. I am sort of new to the scene because im just a sophmore from metro atlanta, but some of my favorite places in athens are transmed, 40 watt, and tasty world. Oh and check out some of the hip hop artist in athens like cat.
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  43. doug
    January 08, 2007 at 7:43pm
    HELLO, YOU FINE DJ'S FROM PANDORA. GLAD YOU STOPPED BY THE BEST PIZZA HOUSE, CLOSE TO ME IN BUCKHEAD ON PEACHTREE RD. REALLY WOULD LIKE TO BEEN THERE WITH THE GANG. KEEP ON PLAYING THAT FUNKY MUSIC WHITE BOY+THE BROTHER'S+GAL'S. I THINK, MAGGIE OUT OF CALIFORNIA USA WAS THE FIRST DJ@PANDORA TO LET ME KNOW THAT THIS WEBSITE IS FOR REAL AND ALL EAR'S. THANK'S SO MUCH TO THE BEST LIVE FEED MUSIC FROM MY OLD DAY'S.
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  44. Courtney
    January 24, 2007 at 1:45pm
    Ok....so here's my take on things....Eddie's Attic is a MUST visit venue in Decatur....Ask for Eddie....no joke. Also, check out Nathan Beaver a great local guy with great acoustic talent and AMAZING voice!!....DO IT!
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  45. Michael RedTurtle
    February 08, 2007 at 5:51pm
    I just got the message that Pandora is coming to Atlanta. I would love to find someone coming from or through the Historic Roswell area that I can carpool with that night. Thanks in advance.
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  46. Tim Bryant
    June 08, 2007 at 8:39am
    Check out Leah DeVon. You can find her music at Itunes,Amazon,cdbaby, target. Shes all over the internet. She has a sound that is all her own. I heard her live at Cafe 290 a few weeks ago.She did her thing! I discovered her on myspace.
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  47. Britney O
    July 16, 2007 at 5:02pm
    I saw Leah DeVon perform at the Jubilee CityFest. She was really fantastic! I went to see Franky Beverly & Maze. She was one of the opening acts. She was really beautiful and CLASSY:)
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  48. bruce burch
    September 19, 2007 at 7:27pm
    tim, you should definitely check us out at the University of Georgia Music Business Program in Athens, GA. Hope you will come speak to our class about your company. Also don't leave out the Melting Point in Athens, GA. One of the best live sounds ever and a great "listening" room! Bruce Burch Administrative Director UGA Music Business Program
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  49. Cj-Cynthia
    November 21, 2007 at 3:31pm
    I love using my own favorite gospel songs, however there is a new group from Atlanta, GA - Destiny this is the name of their group as well as their current cd - my favorite song is clay - please add this cd to the gospel options as well, you will enjoy it.
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  50. Phil
    April 20, 2008 at 7:27am
    Leah DeVon is a fantastic singer. I purchased her album off of iTunes.I found her on myspace. I am a music producer. She is definitely a breath of fresh air.
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