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2014 Index of Winners

Best band that can’t find enough hours in the day

Small Reactions’
SMALL REACTIONS’ normal routine would be enough to give most dedicated musicians their fill of local scene participation. The group plays around town enough and reached a creative high with this summer’s Hung From Wire EP. Songs such as “Shark Week” and the title track roll with spontaneity,more...
SMALL REACTIONS’ normal routine would be enough to give most dedicated musicians their fill of local scene participation. The group plays around town enough and reached a creative high with this summer’s Hung From Wire EP. Songs such as “Shark Week” and the title track roll with spontaneity, heart-pounding grooves, and lyrics that ruminate on everything from sleepless nights to silverfish creeping around the bedroom. While prepping for the October release of Small Reactions’ proper debut, Similar Phantoms, the group’s members have pulled double-duty backing indie pop singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jeremy Underwood, aka Gold-Bears. Holding down Dalliances, Gold-Bears’ greatest album so far, while strengthening its own foundation, solidifies Small Reactions’ place as the most active band to emerge from Atlanta’s post-punk scene of 2014. www.smallreactions.bandcamp.com. less...

Best band to blow the roof off of the joint

The Wolfpack
When determining how badass a band truly is, its live show can’t just be good. The sheer physicality of its performance must force patrons to shut up and listen. No Atlanta band pulls off this feat with as much originality and force as THE WOLFPACK. Helmed by Grammy-winning saxophonist Kebbi Williams,more...
When determining how badass a band truly is, its live show can’t just be good. The sheer physicality of its performance must force patrons to shut up and listen. No Atlanta band pulls off this feat with as much originality and force as THE WOLFPACK. Helmed by Grammy-winning saxophonist Kebbi Williams, the Wolfpack is a backing band composed of sousaphone players that fuse musical prowess with a seamless ability to switch genres. The group has performed Star Wars’ “Emperor’s Theme” and rearranged Flying Lotus tunes. The portability of sousaphones, also known as marching tubas, allows the pack to roam around the crowd and blare its bass-heavy lines from every corner. www.facebook.com/wolfpackatl14. less...

Best bartender

Crystal Nickles at Sweetwater Bar and Grill

Best cocktail bar

The Sound Table

Best college bar

DiveBar Buckhead

Best gay bar

Mary’s Mary's

Best hip-hop event host

David “Fort Knox” Freeman

Best local folk act

Lily and the Tigers AND Little Tybee AND Levi Lowrey AND Neil Cribbs

Lily and the Tigers


www.lilyandthetigers.org


AND


Little Tybee


www.littletybee.com


AND


Levi Lowrey


www.levilowrey.com


AND


Neil Cribbs


www.neilcribbs.com

Best local MC

Arion Lee MC
soundcloud.com/arionlee-mc

Best local punk act

Dasher
dasher2.bandcamp.com

Best nightlife district

Edgewood Avenue

Best charity

Bert’s Big Adventure

Best gatherings of the masses: Free event

Atlanta Streets Alive
Banning cars from the streets and allowing pedestrians and bicyclists to roam free? Blasphemy, right?! Not so thanks to ATLANTA STREETS ALIVE, a daylong celebration of human-powered movement and enjoying the city streets with friends and strangers. Since first being held on Edgewood Avenue in 2010, themore...
Banning cars from the streets and allowing pedestrians and bicyclists to roam free? Blasphemy, right?! Not so thanks to ATLANTA STREETS ALIVE, a daylong celebration of human-powered movement and enjoying the city streets with friends and strangers. Since first being held on Edgewood Avenue in 2010, the blacktop party has touched Midtown, Downtown, Virginia-Highland, Inman Park, and, most recently, spread to West End in Southwest Atlanta. If only car-free boulevards were available every day of the year. www.atlantastreetsalive.com. less...

Best gatherings of the masses: Race for a cause

Atlanta Mission’s Race to End Homelessness

Best local celebrity

Baton Bob
batonbob.weebly.com

Best new thing about Atlanta

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Best public skate park

Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park

Best street

Edgewood Avenue

Best antique store

Kudzu Antique Market

Best barbershop

American Haircuts AND Mary Todd Hairdressing Co.

Best CDs

Criminal Records Criminal Records

Best cooking classes

Cook’s Warehouse
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best CSA

Moore Farms and Friends

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