Atlanta is a huge city with a diverse amount of talented artists and a great pool of independent record labels representing these artists, and our city. Juliett Rowe of Blood Drunk Records organized the very first Atlanta Record Label Fest at Aisle 5 in Little 5 last Sunday. The festival brought together 10+ record labels with booths set up full of t-shirts, vinyl, cassette tapes, and other merchandise in addition to a great list of Atlanta musicians there to perform for the crowd. We previewed the festival here and gave some recommendations.
The festival itself was well attended with friends old and new stopping in throughout the night to show their support, chat with the labels, learn about them, buy some stuff, and of course see some live music. We took in a few of the sites of a rather beautiful day seeing a slightly disconnected city come together. The acts were diverse, there were labels on opposite sides of the spectrums, yet the list of familiar faces ran long, and everyone was there for a good time, to support each other, and support Atlanta music. It was a wonderful occasion.
The Cottage Recording Co. at Atlanta Record Label Fest
Tedo Stone is about to release a new album on This Is American Music.
Tedo Stone of This Is American Music at Atlanta Record Label Fest
Mara, from Deer Bear Wolf, took the crowd by storm.
Mara of Deer Bear Wolf at Atlanta Record Label Fest
Mara brought the loud rock ‘n’ roll with their mix of garage rock/shoegaze that had the crowd screaming for more
Mara shined at the 1st Atlanta Record Label Fest
Coma Girls self titled debut on Bear Kids Recordings, a summer 2015 highlight.
Coma Girls at Atlanta Record Label Fest
Chris Spino of the Coma Girls at Aisle 5 during Atlanta Record Label Fest
Sunday? Coma Girls brought the “Saturday Night” vibes
Chandler Galloway pulling double duty, first up Coma Girls.
Coma Girls of Bear Kids Recordings at Atlanta Record Label Fest
That time when the Coma Girls played the Georgia Dome….
Coma Girls brought the party vibes with some old fashioned 50’s-60’s pop rock n roll
Luci getting some shots for Immersive Atlanta
Sydney Eloise & the Palms have been playing all around town leading up to the release of their debut album on The Cottage Recording Co. and their first big tour this fall, thrilling crowds all around Atlanta.
Sydney Eloise & the Palms owned the Aisle 5 stage at Atlanta Record Label Fest
Sydney Eloise & the Palms are releasing their debut album on The Cottage Recording Co.
Damon Moon on guitar for Sydney Eloise & the Palms
Sydney Eloise & the Palms has some serious chops
Chandler Galloway on his 2nd set, 2nd band for the evening. Community.
The melodies are strong in Sydney Eloise and the Palms
Sydney Eloise & the Palms are “Always Sailing”
Luciano Giarrano from The Cottage Recording Co showing extra support for Bear Kids Recordings
Sydney promptly asked to turn the disco ball on and went into a killer disco cover of “Gimme Little Sign”
So Blue…Sydney Eloise & the Palms
Sydney Eloise & the Palms got “Reckless”
Check out Coma Girls performing “Saturday Night” and wait for it….
Watch it and love it, Sydney Eloise & the Palms
Watch Sydney Eloise & the Palms get everyone dancing with “Gimme Little Sign”: