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

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.

Posted: 6 days ago

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.

Posted: 13 days ago

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.
Flashback photos: Chamblee and Brookhaven, 1918-1992
Two of DeKalb’s 12 cities, Chamblee and Brookhaven sit side by side just northeast of Atlanta. They became cities more than a decade apart, Chamblee in 1908 and Brookhaven in 2012. Let’s take a journey through the years in these adjacent parts of metro Atlanta.

Posted: 27 days ago

Two of DeKalb’s 12 cities, Chamblee and Brookhaven sit side by side just northeast of Atlanta. They became cities more than a decade apart, Chamblee in 1908 and Brookhaven in 2012. Let’s take a journey through the years in these adjacent parts of metro Atlanta.
Photos: 90 years of the Varsity
The Varsity is the fast-food phenomenon that shows no sign of slowing down, even as it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary with a birthday party on Aug. 18. In honor of this milestone, let’s take a look back at this iconic Atlanta institution through the years. 

8:12 PM Tuesday, Aug. 07, 2018

The Varsity is the fast-food phenomenon that shows no sign of slowing down, even as it prepares to celebrate its 90th anniversary with a birthday party on Aug. 18. In honor of this milestone, let’s take a look back at this iconic Atlanta institution through the years. 
Photos: Janelle Monae performs at the Tabernacle
Atlanta transplant Janelle Monae packed the Tabernacle for two nights this weekend. She’s out supporting her current album, "Dirty Computer," which was in the works for five years while she detoured from music to concentrate on a successful stint in film ("Hidden Figures" and "Moonlight").

2:05 PM Monday, Aug. 06, 2018

Atlanta transplant Janelle Monae packed the Tabernacle for two nights this weekend. She’s out supporting her current album, "Dirty Computer," which was in the works for five years while she detoured from music to concentrate on a successful stint in film ("Hidden Figures" and "Moonlight").
Flashback photos: 25 years ago, Georgia and Atlanta in 1993 
The Georgia Dome was brand new, and so was Georgia 400. What you now know as Ponce City Market was City Hall East (having previously been a vacant Sears building). The Big Chicken was damaged and had to be repaired. It snowed and snowed and snowed one day in early March, paralyzing the city. Lucky for Atlanta, it hit here on a Saturday. Let&rsquo...

4:35 PM Thursday, Jul. 26, 2018

The Georgia Dome was brand new, and so was Georgia 400. What you now know as Ponce City Market was City Hall East (having previously been a vacant Sears building). The Big Chicken was damaged and had to be repaired. It snowed and snowed and snowed one day in early March, paralyzing the city. Lucky for Atlanta, it hit here on a Saturday. Let&rsquo...
Photos: Tony Bennett at Atlanta Symphony Hall
Tony Bennett, a living legend who is still touring at the age of 91, took the stage at Symphony Hall in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The singer brought along his daughter, Antonia Bennett, to open the show.

1:33 PM Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2018

Tony Bennett, a living legend who is still touring at the age of 91, took the stage at Symphony Hall in Atlanta on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The singer brought along his daughter, Antonia Bennett, to open the show.
Photos: Jason Aldean at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park
Georgia-born country superstar Jason Aldean brought his High Noon Neon Tour to a sold-out SunTrust Park on Saturday, July 21, 2018. A reunited Hootie & the Blowfish were Aldean’s special guests. It was one of only three dates currently on the band’s schedule, the other two coming up in August in Charleston, S.C. Luke Combs...

3:41 PM Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

Georgia-born country superstar Jason Aldean brought his High Noon Neon Tour to a sold-out SunTrust Park on Saturday, July 21, 2018. A reunited Hootie & the Blowfish were Aldean’s special guests. It was one of only three dates currently on the band’s schedule, the other two coming up in August in Charleston, S.C. Luke Combs...
Photos: Smashing Pumpkins at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Arena
Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan reunited with original band members Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha for a tour that brought the band to Duluth’s Infinite Energy Arena on July 22, 2018. Metric opened the show.

2:37 PM Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan reunited with original band members Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha for a tour that brought the band to Duluth’s Infinite Energy Arena on July 22, 2018. Metric opened the show.
Listen: AJC podcast explores 2019 Super Bowl entertainment, preparation and possibilities
 Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: See that bright, shining light in the distance? That’s the Super Bowl of 2019, heading straight for Atlanta. It will take a while to get here — on Feb. 3, to be exact — but the excitement is already building. And there’s so much preparation and anticipation...

2:56 PM Wednesday, Jul. 18, 2018

Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: See that bright, shining light in the distance? That’s the Super Bowl of 2019, heading straight for Atlanta. It will take a while to get here — on Feb. 3, to be exact — but the excitement is already building. And there’s so much preparation and anticipation...
Photos: Sam Smith at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Arena
Sam Smith entertained a nearly sold out Infinite Energy Arena on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, on his the Thrill Of It All tour. Smith first gained attention when he was featured on the Disclosure track “Latch” in 2012. The Grammy-winning vocalist released his solo debut in 2014. California-born country singer Cam opened the show.

5:41 PM Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018

Sam Smith entertained a nearly sold out Infinite Energy Arena on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, on his the Thrill Of It All tour. Smith first gained attention when he was featured on the Disclosure track “Latch” in 2012. The Grammy-winning vocalist released his solo debut in 2014. California-born country singer Cam opened the show.