Atlanta music, concerts and entertainment

Craig Mack, early “Bad Boy” rap star, dies in South Carolina at 46

10:01 am Mar. 13, 2018

Craig Mack, who was one of the earliest breakout stars on Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records in the mid-1990s and then faded from the music scene at least partly by choice,  died on Monday.

The 46-year-old New York native passed away from heart failure at a hospital in South Carolina, where he’d moved in recent years, the Daily News confirmed with his producer.

“God bless my friend. He was

Music Midtown 2017: Day 2 Videos

7:09 pm Sep. 17, 2017

You can catch performances here from several artists including COIN, Zara Larsson and Hiss Golden Messenger.

Hiss Golden Messenger

Hiss Golden Messenger, a country-rock band, based in Durham, N.C., got music lovers clapping, snapping their fingers and dancing Saturday with music featuring a wide range of elements –  folk, bluegrass, country.

Chris McDaniel was on the job selling beer early Sunday afternoon but he couldn’t help but stop and take a break to

Music Midtown 2017: Day 1 Videos

5:09 pm Sep. 16, 2017

Catch performances by Daye Jack, Bibi Bourelly and PVRIS.

We’ll have add more videos throughout the day.

Daye Jack

A Nigerian-born musician who grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, this hip hop artist is best known for his single, “Hands Up” featuring Killer Mike.

Bibi Bourelly

Bibi Bourelly, a 23-year-old German singer songwriter (attended high school in Maryland), made her name writing hits for Rihanna, Kanye West and Usher – but she’s

Col. Bruce Hampton YouTube video shows the moment he collapsed onstage at the Fox

8:57 am May. 2, 2017

Col. Bruce Hampton, known as Atlanta’s “Granddaddy of the Jam Scene” turned 70 on April 30 and performed at the “Hampton 70” gathering in his honor.

During the four-hour show’s encore of “Turn on Your Lovelight,” Hampton collapsed onstage and was later pronounced deceased.

A fan’s video showing the moment of Hampton’s collapse emerged briefly on YouTube. It’s since been taken down. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution viewed but did not post the clip.