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15 February 2017

Atlanta Native Unlike Pluto Drops Sultry Remix of TLC's "No Scrubs" Featuring Joanna Jones

(Atlanta native DJ/Producer/Songwriter Unlike Pluto remixed the hit song "No Scrubs" made famous by another group from the ATL, TLC. Image courtesy Unlike Pluto.)
90s kids will remember when the popular single "No Scrubs," by TLC, first graced the airwaves in 1999.

Girls held "No Scrubs" up as an anthem; a song that put into words how annoyed they were at no count men constantly trying to hook up. Quite a few men were just plain annoyed with the track (probably because the song was about them). Regardless, "No Scrubs" was one of Atlanta-based TLC's greatest hits, staying in the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten for 17 straight weeks.

Now, another Atlanta native is breathing new life into an old classic.

Unlike Pluto (AKA Armond Arabshahi), a Los Angeles-based DJ/Producer/Songwriter from Atlanta, recently released a remix of "No Scrubs" featuring vocals from Joanna Jones.



No Scrubs Remix by Unlike Pluto featuring Joanna Jones

Pluto's remix is reminiscent of smokey jazz clubs, where a powerful voice and strong backing from the house band combine for an incredible musical number.

That should be no surprise though, considering Pluto's musical background.

Pluto began teaching himself how to play the piano at the age of 5. His obsession with music lead him to learn the guitar, drums, and for the heck of it, clarinet. Throughout Pluto’s childhood, he began navigating through different genres of music, starting with rock, country, folk, screamo and most recently electronic/dance music.

His experiences in all of these genres can be heard in his most recent releases, utilizing real instruments & classic songwriting techniques.

Unlike Pluto, one of Billboard's Dance Artists to watch in 2016, is currently embarking on a multi-city tour across the United States and Canada. The tour includes stops in Chicago, Salt Lake City and San Francisco, with more cities to be added.

Check out Unlike Pluto on soundcloud.com/unlikepluto and like him at facebook.com/unlikepluto.

13 February 2017

For #MusicMonday, "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica



"Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica

Tickets Go On Sale, February 17th, for Metallica at SunTrust Park This Summer

Fresh off their performance at the 2017 Grammys, Metallica announced their WorldWired 2017 North American tour today.


(Metallica comes to Atlanta, July 9th, with special guests Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat. Photo by Herring Herring.)
The WorldWired 2017 tour, in support of the band's new album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, comes to Atlanta July 9th at SunTrust Park. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 17th at 10:00AM. Each ticket purchased will come with a copy of the Hardwired...To Self-Destruct album, available as a physical CD or a digital download. Visit www.metallica.com for complete ticket info.

Joining Metallica for their Atlanta show will be Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.

Hardwired...To Self-Destruct was released on November 18 on Metallica's own Blackened Recordings record label and debuted at No. 1 around the world, selling over 800,000 copies worldwide in its first week. The album was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.


07 February 2017

Muse Announces Supermassive Atlanta Tour Stop with Special Guest Thirty Seconds To Mars

Muse, the Grammy Award-winning band behind "Supermassive Black Hole" and "Time is Running Out," heads to Atlanta's Lakewood Amphitheatre later this year.

(Muse comes to Atlanta, June 6th, for a concert featuring Thirty Seconds to Mars and PVRIS. Photo by Danny Clinch)
The trio of Matt Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme aren't coming down south alone. They're bringing with them worldwide multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars and PVRIS, a new group that recently hit No. 1 on Billboard's "Emerging Artists" and "Trending 140" charts.

Tickets go on sale for the June 6th show, Friday, February 10th.




02 February 2017

Lowe's Looking to Fill Nearly 1,000 Seasonal Jobs Around the Atlanta Area

Lowe's expects an increase in home improvement projects as winter gives way to spring and better weather.

To meet customers' needs, Lowe's is now hiring nearly 1,000 seasonal employees to supplement stores around the metropolitan Atlanta area.

"Our goal is to meet customers wherever they are – whether in stores, online or at home – with the support, inspiration and solutions they need to tackle their home projects," said Jennifer Weber, chief human resources officer. "Seasonal employees play an important role in helping customers during this peak period, and we're excited to welcome them to the Lowe's team."

In-store seasonal positions include cashiers, lawn and garden associates, stockers and assemblers of outdoor products. The company is also hiring loaders to assist the increasing number of customers who order products online at Lowes.com and pick them up at their local store – a trend that accounts for approximately 60 percent of Lowe's online orders.

Hiring is underway and will continue on a market-by-market basis, with seasonal positions typically supporting stores between the months of March and September.

To learn more about available positions in your area and apply online, visit jobs.lowes.com. You can also apply at your local Lowe's store.

Entercom Acquires CBS Radio, Adding WAOK, V-103 and 92.9 the Game to Atlanta Portfolio

Three Atlanta radio stations will soon have new ownership.

Entercom Communications, the Pennsylvania-based company that includes Star 94.1 FM in its holdings, announced a merger today that would bring WAOK, V-103 and 92.9 the Game into the Entercom corporate family.

The transaction combines CBS Radio and Entercom Communications into one entity with a nationwide footprint of 244 stations, including 23 of the top 25 U.S. markets, as well as robust digital capabilities and a growing events platform.

David J. Field, President and CEO of Entercom, who will lead the combined company, said, “These two great companies, with their impressive histories, complementary assets, and premier content and brands, are a perfect strategic and cultural fit, enabling us to deliver local connection on a national scale and drive accelerated growth.

"We look forward to welcoming our talented new colleagues at CBS Radio, and we have the utmost respect for their significant contributions to the industry.”

Field also cautioned that legendary local stations with rich heritage and well-known call letters, like V-103, will remain after the transaction.

Atlanta is the eighth largest radio market in the United States, according to Neilsen Audio. Star 94, V-103 and 92.9 the Game frequently receive the highest ratings among Atlanta area radio stations, often landing in the top fifteen.

WAOK, however, dwells in the basement; finishing just above four other stations in the ratings race.

30 January 2017

Financial Stability Among Top Traits Americans Search for When Looking for Love, Poll Says

Atlanta-based SunTrust Bank commissioned a poll to see what Americans search for when looking for love.

Not surprisingly, financial stability is among the top traits people prefer.

41 percent of Americans consider financial stability to be among the traits they find most important in a partner, ranking only behind personal values (78 percent) and personality (73 percent). Further, more people value financial stability than looks (21 percent) or physical fitness (21 percent), according to an online survey conducted in January 2017 by Harris Poll on behalf of SunTrust among over 2,000 U.S. adults.

"People identify financial stability as an important trait because they know money – and how one manages it – impacts a relationship," said Brian Ford, financial well-being executive at SunTrust Bank. "People often enter relationships with different monetary goals and views. For example, one may want to save more for retirement and can't understand why a partner is more focused on short-term experiences. The keys to overcoming financial discord in a relationship are communication and compromise."

The SunTrust survey also found that a third of Americans in a relationship believe they are the saver and their spouse/partner is the spender. In contrast, only 21 percent claimed they are the spender and their spouse/partner is the saver.

Tchami Preparing for Pioneering Prophecy Tour in Atlanta

Tchami, the trailblazing House music producer from Paris, is preparing for a return to Atlanta next month.

The French DJ brings his Prophecy Tour to Terminal West, 7 February, as part of a collossal 32-date North American tour featuring support from fellow Frenchman Mercer.

Widely considered the pioneer of Future House music, Tchami's credits include remixing tracks from Janet Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest and Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock. He also co-wrote one of the biggest singles from 2013, "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon.

Tchami wowed music fans at Coachella last year, starting his set with a full choir in front of an illuminating church stage. The Parisian is bringing that stage with him to Atlanta along with a new single, "Prophecy," featuring Malaa.



"Prophecy" (featuring Malaa) by Tchami

Tickets are still available here, starting at $22.