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Best of Atlanta 2014 Index

 

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2014 Index of Winners

Best place to see a movie BOA Award Winner

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema AND The Plaza Theatre

Best stage director BOA Award Winner

Marium Khalid AND Phillip Jusman

Best touring play BOA Award Winner

The Book of Mormon

Best band that can't find enough hours in the day BOA Award Winner

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 BOA Award Winner

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 BOA Award Winner

Crystal Nickles at Sweetwater Bar and Grill

Best cocktail bar BOA Award Winner

The Sound Table

Best college bar BOA Award Winner

DiveBar Buckhead

Best album BOA Award Winner

Faun and a Pan Flute
No album better embodies young Atlanta’s passion for drawing out the undeniable beauty tucked away in the city’s forgotten corners than FAUN AND A PAN FLUTE’s self-titled LP (Mission Trips). The album is a masterpiece of experimental composition, an impenetrable enigma that takes serious risksmore...
No album better embodies young Atlanta’s passion for drawing out the undeniable beauty tucked away in the city’s forgotten corners than FAUN AND A PAN FLUTE’s self-titled LP (Mission Trips). The album is a masterpiece of experimental composition, an impenetrable enigma that takes serious risks in the name of furthering a regional musical accent. Elements of jazz, modern classical composition, rock, and improvisation meld into a singular sound that challenges listeners to reconsider the possibilities of each genre. As a metaphor, Faun and a Pan Flute mirrors the city’s tangled structural maze of logic while chipping away at Atlanta’s perpetual identity crisis. When it comes to shared chemistry, song composition, pure musical ability, and personality Faun and a Pan Flute tops anything else Atlanta has seen in 2014. It’s an absolute pleasure on the ears. www.faunandapanflute.bandcamp.com. less...

Best Atlanta legacy act BOA Award Winner

Black Lips
Few groups can claim to have not only left a profound mark on the local music scene that spawned them, but also to have altered the DNA of indie culture at large. BLACK LIPS is one of those rare bands. On the heels of 2005’s Let It Bloom (In the Red), and later signing with Vice Records to releasemore...
Few groups can claim to have not only left a profound mark on the local music scene that spawned them, but also to have altered the DNA of indie culture at large. BLACK LIPS is one of those rare bands. On the heels of 2005’s Let It Bloom (In the Red), and later signing with Vice Records to release 2007’s Good Bad Not Evil, the group provided a soundtrack to Vice’s late-aughts stranglehold on hipster culture. The group never seems to stop touring, spreading Southern garage rock riffage like rock ’n’ roll missionaries. Black Lips is one of the few bands that has toured through Iraq and been chased out of India, all while turning out albums that push the group’s sound forward. With the arrival of 2014’s critically acclaimed album Underneath the Rainbow and concurrent world tour, the group continues to further its garage rock legacy. As the scene at Atlanta’s ground level has continued evolving, Let It Bloom has become an American underground classic. And whenever a Black Lips show happens on the band’s home turf, it’s still a night to remember. www.black-lips.com. less...

Best band name BOA Award Winner

Stokeswood

Best burlesque troupe BOA Award Winner

Blast-Off Burlesque

Best dive bar BOA Award Winner

Best DIY electronic act BOA Award Winner

10th Letter

Best karaoke BOA Award Winner

Mr. Smokey's Karaoke

Best local electronic act BOA Award Winner

RalphandLouie
soundcloud.com/ralphandlouie

Best local mixtape BOA Award Winner

Atlanta Forever 3 by MCBEEZY
soundcloud.com/mcbeezy/atlanta-forever-3

Best local overall music act BOA Award Winner

Heroes x Villains
soundcloud.com/heroesxvillains

Best local producer BOA Award Winner

RalphandLouie
soundcloud.com/ralphandlouie

Best local songwriter BOA Award Winner

Levi Lowrey
levilowrey.com

Best metal band BOA Award Winner

Hellgoat

Best music festival BOA Award Winner

TommorowWorld

Best of the fests: Day trip to see OutKast BOA Award Winner

CounterPoint Music Festival

Best of the fests: Rock BOA Award Winner

Mess-Around

Best pop/soul/acousticξmusic innovator BOA Award Winner

Marian Mereba

Best bizarro local news story BOA Award Winner

Justin Ross Harris murder case

Best local journalist BOA Award Winner

Doug Richards

Best person you love to hate BOA Award Winner

Mark Becker, President of GSU
president.gsu.edu

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