Glam rock acolytes rejoice! After a two-year separation, the El Caminos are reuniting. "Every time we go out, everyone asks us when we are going to play again," says JJ Garrison, the band's lead singer, who also fronts a band called JJ and the Hustlers.
Formed in 1994, the El Caminos cut a swath through Atlanta's local rock scene, releasing three albums and picking up a Best of Atlanta award from Creative Loafing in 1997, among other honors. But the quintet broke up in 2003 amid considerable turmoil. "Enough time has gone by so everyone's friends again," he says. "Now we can get out there and knock out some shows without drama."
The El Caminos' reunion concert takes place Fri., Feb. 17, 9:30 p.m., at the Earl. The Infernals and the Unsatisfied open the show.
A book on Neutral Milk Hotel's 1998 classic In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by music journalist Kim Cooper sold out its print run of 3,200 copies in just six weeks, triggering a second run of 2,000 copies, according to its publisher, Continuum Group. Released in November, the book (also titled In the Aeroplane Over the Sea) was the 29th installment in Continuum's 33 1/3 series, which focuses on influential rock albums. It has already become one of the imprint's most popular titles.
One of Atlanta's best-known marketers, Tara Murphy, is celebrating her company's 10th anniversary. Since founding 360 Media in 1996, she has represented artists as varied as Babyface, Hayseed Dixie and Sugarland, and events like last year's Vibe MusicFest and, in its early days, Music Midtown. "With any event, everything has that moment when you realize, this is why I do it," says Murphy. "I can't imagine doing anything else."
Who has CD release parties this week? Coulier celebrates the release of Vibin' during the Stickfigure Distribution showcase at Drunken Unicorn Fri., Jan. 27. ... Mudcat welcomes The Mess Is On with two nights of shows at Northside Tavern Fri.-Sat., Jan. 27-28.
And Creative Loafing moved. Send press materials to 384 Northyards Blvd., Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30318.
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