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 coach. He creates and curates lifestyle, arts and entertainment content for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ajc.com.

Latest from Shane Harrison

Photos: Ed Sheeran at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran returned to Atlanta for the final night of his “Divide” tour, commanding the massive stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with just and his voice and a guitar. 

Posted: a day ago

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran returned to Atlanta for the final night of his “Divide” tour, commanding the massive stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with just and his voice and a guitar. 
Photos: Twenty One Pilots at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena
Twenty One Pilots brought a catalog of alt-rock anthems to a sold-out State Farm Arena on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. It was Twenty One Pilots’ first Atlanta appearance in two years, when the band played a headlining slot at Music Midtown. Awolnation and Max Frost opened the show.

Posted: 8 days ago

Twenty One Pilots brought a catalog of alt-rock anthems to a sold-out State Farm Arena on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. It was Twenty One Pilots’ first Atlanta appearance in two years, when the band played a headlining slot at Music Midtown. Awolnation and Max Frost opened the show.
Reviving neglected musical gems from Athens band the Glands
 The spotlight shone brightest on the Athens music scene in the 1980s, when REM, Pylon and the B-52s were on the rise. Since then, it’s been a fickle light, a bit stingy with its love for a still vibrant and creative community.  The Glands’ moment was brief and unsustainable in the long run. They were probably an odd fit for...

Posted: 15 days ago

The spotlight shone brightest on the Athens music scene in the 1980s, when REM, Pylon and the B-52s were on the rise. Since then, it’s been a fickle light, a bit stingy with its love for a still vibrant and creative community.  The Glands’ moment was brief and unsustainable in the long run. They were probably an odd fit for...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Thursday, Oct. 25 (and this weekend)
 It looks like fall is finally here to stay, with the morning chill sticking around a little longer as the days get shorter. The trees still have some catching up to do, but that’s no reason to stay home. Get out and enjoy the Atlanta autumn. Here are a couple of ways to spend the day, and one to plan on for the weekend. November marks...

Posted: 19 days ago

It looks like fall is finally here to stay, with the morning chill sticking around a little longer as the days get shorter. The trees still have some catching up to do, but that’s no reason to stay home. Get out and enjoy the Atlanta autumn. Here are a couple of ways to spend the day, and one to plan on for the weekend. November marks...
Photos: So So Def anniversary show opens State Farm Arena
Xscape and Anthony Hamilton were among the highlights as Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def record label marked its 25th anniversary at the new State Farm Arena. The arena, formerly known as Philips Arena, has undergone major renovations and boasts big upgrades.

Posted: 22 days ago

Xscape and Anthony Hamilton were among the highlights as Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def record label marked its 25th anniversary at the new State Farm Arena. The arena, formerly known as Philips Arena, has undergone major renovations and boasts big upgrades.
Flashback photos: Buford Highway’s evolution, 1951-2002
Today, it’s a bustling brew of shops and restaurants representing cultures from every part of the globe. But back before the days of I-285 and the Northeast Expressway, Buford Highway was simply a way to get from the big city to a string of much smaller towns. Let’s take a look back at how the highway has changed since the 1950s...

Posted: 27 days ago

Today, it’s a bustling brew of shops and restaurants representing cultures from every part of the globe. But back before the days of I-285 and the Northeast Expressway, Buford Highway was simply a way to get from the big city to a string of much smaller towns. Let’s take a look back at how the highway has changed since the 1950s...
Photos: David Byrne at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre
Former Talking Heads frontman and inventive solo artist David Byrne sold out the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, on his American Utopia Tour, with tune-Yards opening.

5:44 PM Wednesday, Oct. 03, 2018

Former Talking Heads frontman and inventive solo artist David Byrne sold out the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, on his American Utopia Tour, with tune-Yards opening.
Photos: Troye Sivan at Atlanta’s Coca-Cola Roxy
Troye Sivan brought his “Bloom” tour to the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre on Monday, October 1, 2018. The tour follows the August release of his album of the same name. It’s the second full-length release by the South Africa-born pop star who grew up in Western Australia.

5:16 PM Tuesday, Oct. 02, 2018

Troye Sivan brought his “Bloom” tour to the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre on Monday, October 1, 2018. The tour follows the August release of his album of the same name. It’s the second full-length release by the South Africa-born pop star who grew up in Western Australia.
Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts suffers brain injury
 It’s been a rough couple of years for former Allman Brothers Band members.  Both bandleader Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks died in 2017, and now, guitarist Dickey Betts is undergoing surgery following what has been called a “freak accident.”  The Florida-based Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who wrote some...

2:36 PM Thursday, Sep. 20, 2018

It’s been a rough couple of years for former Allman Brothers Band members.  Both bandleader Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks died in 2017, and now, guitarist Dickey Betts is undergoing surgery following what has been called a “freak accident.”  The Florida-based Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who wrote some...
Photos: Paul Simon’s farewell to Atlanta
Paul Simon brought his Homeward Bound tour to Atlanta’s Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on Wednesday night. It’s being billed as his final tour, so this may have been the last time Simon will perform his formidable catalog of American classics here in Atlanta. Check out our photos from the show.

1:28 PM Thursday, Sep. 13, 2018

Paul Simon brought his Homeward Bound tour to Atlanta’s Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on Wednesday night. It’s being billed as his final tour, so this may have been the last time Simon will perform his formidable catalog of American classics here in Atlanta. Check out our photos from the show.
Photos: Zedd at the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park
Anton Zaslavski, better known by his stage name Zedd, performed on Friday, August 31, 2018 at SunTrust Park, following the Braves-Pirates game. Zedd is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

6:05 PM Wednesday, Sep. 05, 2018

Anton Zaslavski, better known by his stage name Zedd, performed on Friday, August 31, 2018 at SunTrust Park, following the Braves-Pirates game. Zedd is a Russian-German record producer, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.