Things have come along quickly for junior shoegazers Lucy Dreams, one of the youngest active bands in the city's music scene. On May 2, Pretty Ambitious Records announced its recent signing of the group and will release the band's debut album, Vivian, on September 20. Pretty Ambitious is now taking preorders for the album, which will ship straight from the pressing plant at the end of June — months before it hits the streets.
Later this fall, post-punk band Lyonnais will release a new mini-album via Hoss Records. It'll be Lyonnais' first proper release, but it's the group's second album following the droning majesty of Want for Wish for Nowhere, which Lyonnais self-released as a limited edition cassette and CDR back in January. The new album was recorded in Brooklyn by Falun Gong, aka Hoss Records owner Brad Hurst, and Ryan Rasheed of Prefuse 73. Though the album remains untitled for the time being, it's reported to be a much more jarring listen than the atmospheric whir the group delivered with Want for Wish for Nowhere.
Every semester brings changes to the staff at Georgia State's venerable 88.5 (WRAS-FM). Because it's a college radio station, and a darn good one, DJs come and go as they graduate. At the close of this semester, 13 DJs will be moving on. With their departure the station will lose three long-standing programs, including post-punk show Dot Dash, the lounge-friendly Martinis Con Queso, and Japanese pop show Nippon Music Champ.
Since there is some crossover between shows, Cosmic Inferno will pick up some leftovers from Dot Dash, but what the changing lineups may mean for next semester's rotation remains to be seen.
If you're looking for something fun to do with this year for Mother's Day, the fourth annual Art-B-Que returns May 7-8 to Avondale Estates for two days of outdoor food, music and art. The festival takes place in the Railroad Arts District (RAD) on Franklin Street, one block behind the building that formerly housed Alcove Gallery at 2852 E. College Ave. Acts performing this year include Noot d' Noot, Adron, Jackwagon, Muleskinner MacQueen, AM Gold and more.
Tenor sax man Kebbi Williams, composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and the City of Atlanta's Bureau of Cultural Affairs host Music in the Park, an all-day music festival, on May 15 at Howell Park (1003 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. near the corner of Peeples Street) in the West End. Performers include Kinah Boto's Ayah Drummers, Cloudeater, Flannel Church (featuring Duane Trucks), members of Atlanta Public Schools' All City Orchestra and more. Music starts at 3 p.m.
NEW RELEASES: Street Violence has a six-song mini-album posted on Bandcamp called Straight Chillin'. Electropop songstress NNXT is nothing but trouble with an unlimited text message plan, and she's got a new joint called Shut Your Trapper Keeper available on Bandcamp. Last but not least, From Exile will release its long-awaited EP of Nine Inch Nails' covers at the Earl on Sat., May 14.
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