The Morehouse College House of Funk Marching Band is one of the top college bands in the Atlanta area. And Spelman College senior Erica Finley is the only female saxophonist in the majority-male band.
Navigating Atlanta's tangled streets in search of new record stores is a daunting task. The traffic's bad, but nothing's more stressful than finding a new record store, only to discover its stock is limited to Journey, Ace of Base and the soundtrack to Rent on cassette tape. It's enough to drive a person to downloading.
Housed near Georgia Tech in a small building on Third Street, Apache Cafe's exposed brick walls and wooden stage regularly house spoken-word, jazz, soul and hip-hop performances. The venue's best feature, however, is the frequency of open-mic shows that manage not to fall into the "whiney guy with an acoustic guitar" category.