On Sept. 13, Picaflor Studio is closing its doors for good, not because of financial woes or sundry small-business drama, but because the gallery's owner Kathryn Humphrey is moving on to start a new life in San Francisco. "I've just never lived anywhere aside from Georgia, so I figured it was time to give it a try," Humphrey says.
But before she goes, the host of the off-beat art and (occasional) music space is throwing one last hurrah. On Thurs., Sept. 1, Back Pockets, Carnivores and Cousin Dan will set the stage for the Dragon*Con Disco costume party. Of course, it's not officially linked to Dragon*Con, but rest assured, these people will be in full-on Dragon*Con mode as they make their way to and from the convention downtown, so expect a dazzling array of outfits.
The future of the space is undetermined. Although there has been talk of a new owner taking over the gallery under a new name, but nothing is confirmed.
After 18 months in limbo, long-standing indie rock outfit Snowden has signed with a label. Throughout October and November, the brooding indie rock outfit from a bygone era will record a new full-length to be released by the Kings of Leon-owned Serpents & Snakes imprint. This will mark the first new music from Snowden since the group self-released its Slow Soft Syrup digital EP in March '09. This will also be the first major move forward for the group since guitarist/principle songwriter Jordan Jeffares broke away from Snowden's former label, Wilmington, Del.-based Jade Tree Records, in '08.
Jeffares currently lives in New York, but he's still working with the same Atlanta-based lineup — Chandler Rentz (drums), Corinne Lee (bass/keyboard/vocals) and David Payne (guitar) — and is aiming for a spring 2012 release date. The album's title has not been announced, but stay tuned for more information as it develops.
Before any of that happens, however, Snowden will play its first Atlanta show in several months at the Highland Inn Ballroom on Fri., Sept. 9. The show doubles as the return of Jeffares brother Preston Craig to celebrate the eight-year anniversary of the former Atlanta nightlife scene blog KissAtlanta.com.
In new-release news, "cultural artifact" label Dust-to-Digital recently released ...i listen to the wind that obliterates my traces, a haunting hardcover book/2xCD that collects mysterious, music-related photographs, 78 rpm recordings and writings from various forgotten eras, compiled by acclaimed artist Steve Roden. Also in August, DJ/producer Capeeton Mudfish dropped the 22nd release in his monthly Breaking Bad mixtape series. This one is a bit of a wild card as it mashes up a large spectrum of hip-hop, pairing artists such as Yelawolf with Lil Jon, Memphis Bleak with Dynasty, Redman and more on tracks that step outside of each artist's normal suit.
Atlanta MC Rock Most gets the royal treatment with two songs — "Pass 'Em By (feat. Janah)" and "Rock with Me (feat. Tru. Ski the Transmitter)" — from his sophomore album, Rise & Shine. Last but not least, Lucy Dreams is playing a Criminal Records in-store on Sat., Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. The show is also the release party for the group's debut CD, Vivian (Pretty Ambitious Records).
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