If 2007 was the year for young experimenters and troublemakers such as Deerhunter and the Black Lips, perhaps 2008 could shape up as the resurgent year for older local favorites.
While the Carbonas and Gentleman Jesse and His Men prepare to release new full-lengths, Atlanta staple Rizzudo is throwing a comeback show after a yearlong hiatus.
Formed in 2000, Rizzudo made a name for itself by releasing material on Rob's House Records and Moodswing. After several full U.S. tours – including one in which the band's van was stolen in San Diego – brothers Gill, Donald and Seth Durant found themselves in need of a break. So Rizzudo took last year off. Though the name and lineup remain the same, fans of Rizzudo should expect an evolved sound. The band continues to move away from previous math-rock influences to a more refined, "punky, electro and dancey" hybrid, Gill Durant says.
Excited to be active again, the brothers hope to put out a second record before launching another U.S., and possibly European, tour. Rizzudo intends to reintroduce the band by giving fans a hint of the old sound with a taste of the new.
"We want to make up for our slack," Donald Durant says. "The three of us are all artists at heart, anyway. We want it to be more than just a hobby. The time that people have put into us, we're giving it back to them."
Rizzudo plays with Beat the Devil and the Liverhearts at the Earl. $8. 9:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2. www.badearl.com.
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…