Shane Harrison

Shane Harrison grew up in Pendleton, S.C., surrounded by dogs. When he wasn’t romping with them, he was forever parked in front of a cheap plastic record player, feeding it disc after disc of seven-inch vinyl. He spent several years working in record stores before landing at the AJC in 1990. After more than a decade writing about music, he’s now a digital audience specialist. He creates and curates lifestyle, arts and entertainment content for MyAJC.com.

Latest from Shane Harrison

Mary J. Blige packs the house at the Fox Theatre
 R& B powerhouse Mary J. Blige enraptured a sold-out audience at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Feb. 13, 2018. It was the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day gift for many lucky couples. Check out our photos from the show. Winner of multiple Grammy Awards, Blige brought her "Strength of Woman" tour to Atlanta on Tuesday, February 13...

Posted: 5 days ago

R& B powerhouse Mary J. Blige enraptured a sold-out audience at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Feb. 13, 2018. It was the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day gift for many lucky couples. Check out our photos from the show. Winner of multiple Grammy Awards, Blige brought her "Strength of Woman" tour to Atlanta on Tuesday, February 13...
Photos: Mary J. Blige at the Fox Theatre
R&B powerhouse Mary J. Blige enraptured a sold-out audience at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Feb. 13, 2018. It was the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day gift for many lucky couples.

Posted: 5 days ago

R&B powerhouse Mary J. Blige enraptured a sold-out audience at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Feb. 13, 2018. It was the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day gift for many lucky couples.
Tyler the Creator at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Arena
 Tyler the Creator was a co-founder of the influential hip-hop collective Odd Future. He brought his latest tour to the Infinite Energy Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. His latest album, “Flower Boy,” was nominated for  Grammy and landed on quite a few year-end best-of lists for 2017. Born Tyler Gregory Okonma,...

Posted: 7 days ago

Tyler the Creator was a co-founder of the influential hip-hop collective Odd Future. He brought his latest tour to the Infinite Energy Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. His latest album, “Flower Boy,” was nominated for  Grammy and landed on quite a few year-end best-of lists for 2017. Born Tyler Gregory Okonma,...
Kid Rock packs the house at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Arena
 Kid Rock’s influential blend of hip-hop, rock and country can still pack an arena 28 years after releasing his debut album, “Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast.” He performed for a sell-out crowd at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center on February 9, 2018, with A Thousand Horses opening. Kid Rock basks in the reception...

Posted: 7 days ago

Kid Rock’s influential blend of hip-hop, rock and country can still pack an arena 28 years after releasing his debut album, “Grits Sandwiches for Breakfast.” He performed for a sell-out crowd at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center on February 9, 2018, with A Thousand Horses opening. Kid Rock basks in the reception...
Georgia-born country hitmaker Daryle Singletary dies at 46
 Country musician Daryle Singletary, who hit the Top 5 on the country charts three times in the mid-1990s, has died at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, at age 46. The cause of death has not been officially announced. In 2015, he released his most recent solo album “There’s Still a Little Country Left,” a title that sums up...

Posted: 7 days ago

Country musician Daryle Singletary, who hit the Top 5 on the country charts three times in the mid-1990s, has died at his home in Lebanon, Tennessee, at age 46. The cause of death has not been officially announced. In 2015, he released his most recent solo album “There’s Still a Little Country Left,” a title that sums up...
Photos: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at the Fox
Four-time Grammy winner and former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit played the first of two sold-out Fox Theatre shows on Thursday, February 8, 2018. James McMurtry opened the show.

Posted: 10 days ago

Four-time Grammy winner and former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit played the first of two sold-out Fox Theatre shows on Thursday, February 8, 2018. James McMurtry opened the show.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre
 Former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell, fresh off a couple of Grammy wins, brought his band and an impressive catalog of powerful songs to the Fox Theatre on Feb. 8, 2018. It was the first of two nights at the venue for the Alabama-born troubadour. Check out a few of our shots from the show and click the link at the bottom for a gallery of...

Posted: 10 days ago

Former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell, fresh off a couple of Grammy wins, brought his band and an impressive catalog of powerful songs to the Fox Theatre on Feb. 8, 2018. It was the first of two nights at the venue for the Alabama-born troubadour. Check out a few of our shots from the show and click the link at the bottom for a gallery of...
Lana Del Rey in concert at Atlanta’s Philips Arena
 The softly sultry sounds of Lana del Rey filled Philips Arena on Monday night. She’s touring behind her recent album, “Lust for Life,” released in July 2017. It was nominated for a Grammy and topped the Billboard chart. Here are a few photos from her Feb. 5, 2018, show at Philips Arena. You’ll find a link to many...

Posted: 13 days ago

The softly sultry sounds of Lana del Rey filled Philips Arena on Monday night. She’s touring behind her recent album, “Lust for Life,” released in July 2017. It was nominated for a Grammy and topped the Billboard chart. Here are a few photos from her Feb. 5, 2018, show at Philips Arena. You’ll find a link to many...
Photos: Lana Del Rey at Atlanta’s Philips Arena
The softly sultry sounds of Lana del Rey filled Philips Arena on Monday night. She’s touring behind her recent album, “Lust for Life,” released in July 2017. It was nominated for a Grammy and topped the Billboard chart.

Posted: 13 days ago

The softly sultry sounds of Lana del Rey filled Philips Arena on Monday night. She’s touring behind her recent album, “Lust for Life,” released in July 2017. It was nominated for a Grammy and topped the Billboard chart.
Flashback photos: 30 years ago, Georgia in 1988
Tom Glavine started his second season for the Braves (still playing in the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium), the Democratic National Convention and Michael Jackson came to town and Robert Shaw led the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the last time. Take a look back at our city and state in the final years of the 1980s.

Posted: 24 days ago

Tom Glavine started his second season for the Braves (still playing in the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium), the Democratic National Convention and Michael Jackson came to town and Robert Shaw led the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the last time. Take a look back at our city and state in the final years of the 1980s.