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Atlantis Music Conference & Festival

November 19, 2008

I attended the Atlantis Music Conference & Festival, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Leerone and I took a red eye to get there from LA and when we landed we were so tired everything felt like a dream sequence. The trees were deep green and everyone was so sweet like their tea, ha! We stayed at the cheapest motel we could find in downtown, which ended up catching on fire during our last stay, unbenounced to us. Somehow everyone but us was evacuated?! During our time at the festival I was able to attend some really informative panels and hear some fresh perspectives on the changing nature of the music industry. I met some amazing musicians and music industry people! Lou Plaia (Owner of Reverbnation!), Jonathon Alexander (Owner of Tapit), Michael Corcoran (Owner of MusicSubmit) and Chris Rockwood (Video game producer) were among my favorites. During the night, the festival put on a bunch of different bands that played at different venues. Before Leerone’s show I met up with some of my Atlanta friends and enjoyed a nice meal at Park Tavern. It reminded me a lot of Central Park in New York, big grassy area with the sky line in the background. Everyone was well dressed and reminded me of the Great Gatspy. Leerone ( www.Leerone.com ) played on a Saturday night at Smith’s Olde Bar. This place was very original and homey feeling! It’s two levels and offers a perfect atmosphere for an indie band setting. The small stage downstairs has big puffy chairs and couches for people to sit down on and the upstairs is a big stage standing room only. Among my favorite bands that played, besides Leerone, was a band called Afterglow Radio. Their manager, Adam Purdy, was sweet enough to buy me a drink after drooling over his band. Whom, I ran into again in New York during CMJ! All the band members where super nice and very talented. After our 4 day’s in Atlanta, GA, we then had to say goodbye to our new found friends, burning motel and return to our beloved smog-filled LA. Home sweet home.

After the show at Smith's Olde Bar

Leerone at Smith's Olde Bar