The Cosmic Psychos announced today that the group is set to make a rare Atlanta appearance on at the Earl on Thurs., Sept. 26. Since forming in 1982, the legendary Australian punk trio has mixed wah pedals with '70s punk, and in the process became one of the strongest trestles in the bridge between CBGB's and grunge. They became inflential by cranking out catchy and intense songs about what, to them, seemed like relatable topics, such as rural living and dead kangaroos.
News of this Atlanta show leaked over the weekend via Facebook, as the group was already planning to be in Memphis in late September to play Goner Fest. The announcement comes shortly after the trailer for a documentary about the band, titled Blokes You Can Trust, hit the web as well.
Atlanta's Centennial Park hosted the annual Party In The Park Saturday to a capacity crowd of all ages. This year's all day festival brought the happiest, most danceable acts that have ever graced Centennials lawn. Opening the festival was Atlanta's own quickly rising stars Electric Sons followed by the heavy rhythm clad Yeasayer, the party crowd favorite, L.A.'s Grouplove, British import of the day Ellie Goulding, and the evening finished with a set from Passion Pit. Despite threats of rain, not a single drop fell form the sky, giving festival goers a perfect day to enjoy the park.
DKA, humble purveyors of cold wave and organizers of Atlanta's recurring Goth Danse Party series, has broadened its horizons and will begin releasing material as DKA Records. First up is a split 7-inch between echoed synth enthusiast Dylan Ettinger (Not Not Fun/Night-People) and buzzy post-punk duo Goldendust (Night-People). To celebrate, Goldendust will perform at 529 along with fellow Iowa City-native Alex Body and DKA-affiliates Featureless Ghost and Anticipation. There will be copies of the 7-inch available at the show, or purchase a copy from the label's site. Check out the video for the Ettinger's "The Pale Mare," the A-side of DKA001:
More samples from all acts after the jump.
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From its hard-hitting '70s glam drumming to the modern indie rock sound of distorted vocals and wall of wailing guitars, Mamma Bear's debut video for "Red's Dead" offers a nice mix of influences from the mind of head bear Kyle Gordon (of Young Orchids). The band, which started out as Gordon's recording project, makes its live debut tonight (Sat., May 18) at the Star Bar.
Muuy Biien, Salts, JBros, and MIDIitis also perform. $7. 9 p.m. The Star Bar.
Nashville's Natural Child brings its very Southern garage jams back to Atlanta tonight (May 18) for a show at 529, its second East Atlanta Village appearance in less than a month. Natural Child's expanded Family Band lineup played the opening night of the Atlanta Mess-Around on April 26, and now the group returns as a three-piece.
Though the group mixes a laid-back stoner vibe with modern garage-punk, its members aren't afraid to wear their hearts, and Tennessee flags, on their sleeves.
Among the local support is El Fossil, bringing its gritty, instrumental surf rock from Hades back to the stage. The group has been a short break while bassist Mike Morgan was in Kenya filming a documentary with his Foresee Films partners.
Natural Child, El Fossil, and Pussy Pussy play 529 tonight (Sat., May 18). $7. 9 p.m.
Tonight, Tony Starks AKA Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang clan makes a stop at Terminal West in support of his latest album, Twelve Reasons To Die, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away.
All you've gotta do is be the first person to leave the correct answer to the following question in the comments section of this Crib Notes post and the tickets are yours.
What is the name of the woman who leads Tony Starks to his death on the Twelve Reasons to Die album?
Good luck ... Go!
Ghostface Killah, Adrian Younge's Venice Dawn, the Difference Machine, DJ Dug Boogie, and Fort Knox play Terminal West tonight (Sat., May 18). $25. 10 p.m.
McTell was born William McTier just south of Thomson, and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1990. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his adopted hometown's festival. Over the years, the featured music has gradually drifted a bit from the deep blues of the early days, but the vibe and the groove are still strong. Started and continuing as a fundraiser for the city's local arts community, the Festival has had its ups and downs with weather issues, money problems, and shifting leadership, but the music has always taken a front seat. From the beginning, it wasn't just blues, but rather a festival of roots oriented musical genres.
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fyi, jr - the video looks like it was posted 4 years ago.
in case i wasn't clear, i do sympathize with this guy getting shot and hope…
notice the name of the photographers brand .. "I Shoot My Friends"
Spot on Irony
Aren't those AK-47s aka "Choppers" on his tee-shirt in the photo?
When I hear that lyric it makes me think that he’s projecting…