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Andrea Marlowe

Andrea Marlowe

  Dwayne Boswell (keys), and brothers John Crowell (bass) and Chris Crowell (guitar) make up Magnolia Moon. I spoke with Zack about Mississippi, how he began playing guitar, and the magic of songwriting. How did the band start? We got together playing music for a church band. My brother Jesse

Singer and guitarist, Shawn Williamson, had initially sought a band with a strong post-punk vibe. Rounding out the band with Gravey Jones (vocals/bass) and Travis Reeves (drums), Maryex became a band dipping its toes in different genres.  Their sound ranges from poppy bass riffs to the distorted fuzz of a

Maní’s newest album, icanthearwhattheyresayingbutithinkigetit, may best be described as a harmonious blend of experimental and folk music sometimes extremely tranquil in its blend of instrumentation. Yet undertones of rumination are at the album’s core driving the listener to keep hitting replay. Maní consists of Zach Farr (guitar/vocals), Steven Ledbetter (percussion),

DJ B3 might be one of the most eclectic DJs in Macon right now, exploring different music genres from Afro Funk, Lebanese music, and of course classic club boogies. He has a true fervor for sharing new tunes with his audience and challenging the norms in the DJ scene.  B3

HOWL, one of the newest bands in Macon, is a raw, sometimes brazenly sexual rock and roll band that gets your feet moving and your palms a little sweaty. Denny Hanson and Chris Nylund have not only created music to easily sink your fangs into, but have done so with

  Cult of Riggonia may have you questioning whether you dropped the brown acid or feeling as though you are deciphering the code of the universe through some strange psychedelic sound portal.  But their chaotic mosaic of sounds and samples are what make Cult of Riggonia so appealing and interesting.

While The Bearcats offer a mixture of original and cover songs during their live performances, they also boast a fun and energetic presence to boot. The Bearcats, Will Davis (bass/lead vocals). T.J. Wayt (guitar/backup vocals), Cliff Cranford (guitar/backup vocals) and Dustin McDearmid (drums), will be performing July 15th at Wellston

Walk Thru Walls is propelling the Macon music scene in a new direction with garage rock tunes, dark and magnetic like indulging in a guilty pleasure. Their current recordings display lyrical craftsmanship sometimes sounding as smooth as an ocean wave or catchy, whimsical, and gritty like songs such as “Neon

One Horse Parade is a band with a knack for layering a profusion of sounds from shoegaze to catchy, sometimes 80s like, electronic beats chill and upbeat enough to channel the soundtrack of Drive. It’s a soiree of sound good enough for dancing or spacing out over a Kubrick film.

There’s a saying in Macon that if you’ve ever lived here, you’re destined to return.  In part, this may come from a legend involving the Creek Nation’s curse on Macon that if you settle on the banks of the Ocmulgee River you will never leave. DJ Roger Riddle, a former