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Xscape reunites for performance on BET Awards

1:57 am Jun. 26, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Consider the Xscape reunion launched.

Performing for the first time in 18 years, the original quartet of Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Harris hit the stage at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Wearing various forms of sequins and sparkles, the ladies thrilled the crowd with a throwback medley of their ‘90s-era hits “Understanding,” “Who Can I Run To” and “Just

The B-52s add second show at Atlanta Symphony Hall

4:43 pm May. 17, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The B-52s are celebrating their 40th anniversary with not one, but two shows at Atlanta Symphony Hall this fall.

The band, which burst out of Athens in the late-‘70s with the eternally weird “Rock Lobster,” has nearly sold out its Sept. 15 concert at the venue, so a second date has been added for 8 p.m. Sept. 14.

Those tickets are $49.50-$125.50 and will go on sale at

Atlanta’s Xscape announces reunion performance for Essence Festival

12:46 pm May. 17, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The lineup for this year’s Essence Festival just got a bit buzzier.

Atlanta R&B quartet Xscape will launch its comeback tour at the New Orleans event this summer – marking their first full live show in more than 15 years.

In March, Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and LaTocha Scott confirmed to V-103’s Big Tigger that they had reunited and were discussing plans for a

Zac Brown Band Verizon Amphitheatre concerts to air live on SiriusXM

4:57 pm May. 12, 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

The Zac Brown Band is literally coming home to commemorate the release of their new album, “Welcome Home,” out today.

The Atlanta band plays the first of two sold-out shows tonight at Verizon Amphitheatre in Alpharetta (the second is Saturday).

If you weren’t able to nab a ticket and you’re a SiriusXM subscriber, good news – the band has taken over the Y2Kountry (Channel