For this week's music issue, we've incorporated stories on national, regional and local bands and musicians. While Gwen Stefani graces the cover, other songstresses like Sarah Jarosz and Shirley Manson of Garbage are just a click away. That's not to forget, Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Donnie, who is making a comeback with his The Colored Section album and tour. We've also added a story on James Malik and Brio, two local rappers/producers that you should be on the lookout for around town.
Of course, what good would this issue be if there weren't music venues in the city? Though we've lost a couple and may lose more, we can currently rest-assured that there's no short supply of places to hit up for live music. While the historic Milestone is facing an uncertain future, it continues to showcase bands and musicians. The music venue is the focus of A Milestone in History: You Should Have Seen What I've Heard, an exhibit with photography (shot by Daniel Coston and the late Chris Radok) showcasing at Levine Museum of the New South through Oct. 16. Go check it out and head to a show (maybe one of those we've written about, though you'll have choose between Team Gwen or Team Shirley, who are both playing July 23).