How newsworthy is it that OutKast's Andre 3000 got arrested in Henry County around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning for driving his Porsche Carrera 109 mph on I-75?
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With all the hoopla, you'd think the rapper got arrested trying to buy a cache of machine guns from a federal informant in front of Walgreen's hours before he was scheduled to perform at the BET Awards or something. Sheesh.
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For today's Roll Call we call out Robyn Hitchcock.
Who are you?
I am me.
Describe yourself in three words.
I am him.
Who dead or alive would you most like to meet?
Who would you most like to slap in the face?
What song do you wish you had written?
"The Main Thing" by Bryan Ferry.
Elvis Costello or Elvis Presley?
Presley as a singer, Costello as a songwriter.
LP, CD or MP3?
They are all different stages of the same thing. But only an LP will survive the digital age. And sheet music, of course.
If you could start one trend, what would it be?
Turning off the lights when you aren't in the room.
If you could end one trend, what would it be?
With whom would you most like to playa game of spin the bottle?
Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 play the Variety Playhouse on Tues. April 7. $17.50 (adv). $20 (door). 8 p.m. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354.
(Photo courtesy Yep Roc.)
It's official, both the Black Lips and Deerhunter are playing at 529 Thurs., April 2. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover is $20. The show is a benefit for Bobby Ubangi, a.k.a. B Jay Womack, who was diagnosed last year with stage IV small cell lung cancer.
There will be no pre-sale tickets for this show. Admission will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. Barreracudas open the show.
Black Lips "Short Fuse"
Black Lips "Starting over"
Black Lips "I'll Be With You"
(Photo courtesy Vice)
By Niccole Culver
Performing for his last night in Atlanta, Raphael Saadiq made the most of the intimate setting at the Variety Playhouse on Sat., March 28. Saadiq was humble, charming and witty during his performance, which would be expected from an artist who has written, sung and produced compelling music for over 20 years.
Despite being around for the past two decades, Saadiq has only released three solo albums since his days as the lead vocalist and bass player with late '80s/early '90s group Tony! Toni! Toné!.
Whoever thought Monday was an off night missed last night's show at the Earl. The British lads from Late of the Pier, the Whip (see photo above), and the New York-based Hearts of Darknesses blazed through three-plus hours of razor-sharp synth lines and punk-infused electro, giving those packed tight in front of the stage a perfect excuse to thrash and dance on a school night.
See complete PHOTO GALLERY of the show.
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Atlantas the Balkans are raising the bar on DIY cred. They make their own records practically from scratch.
Balkans bassist/guitarist Woody Shortridge makes the mold by pouring liquid silicone over a record placed at the bottom of the box. Then, the record is made by pouring a liquid resin into the mold. The kind he uses dries in 15 minutes. He adds urethane dyes to create colorful swirling patterns. The whole process takes less than an hour to complete.
Balkans bassist/guitarist Woody Shortridge learned about copying records this way from Adam Bruneau who originally posted about it on his blog. Together they perfected their technique and Cave Paint Records was born.
The first two quarters don't normally mark the release of many exciting hip-hop and R&B releases, but this year's schedule is chock-full of new albums from big-name and buzzed-about Atlanta artists.
Somehow, Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World... saw release last Tuesday. I'll admit that I never actually expected the thing to drop, as I speculated. It was joined that week by another album few thought would see the light of day any time soon, MF Doom's Born Like This, about which I had mostly positive things to say.
Notable upcoming local releases include Bow Wow's latest, New Jack City, Pt II, which drops next week. After the flop of his 2007 collaboration with Omarion, Face Off, he really needs a hit or he'll probably fall off the map. His ex-GF Ciara, on the other hand, probably has a little bit more wiggle room; her much-delayed third album Fantasy Ride is now scheduled to come out May 5. Shawty Lo's second solo CD Carlos is also slated for the same day; let me know if you come across anyone who's excited for that.
On March 24, two very different Atlanta bands celebrated their record releases at Criminal Records with in-store performances just hours apart. Grammy Award-winning folk duo the Indigo Girls celebrated the release of their new record Poseidon and the Bitter Bug playing a six-song set at 4:30 p.m. followed by a 40-minute 8:30 p.m. set by Grammy-nominated metal band Mastodon. The latter was celebrating the release of its record Crack the Skye. The appearance of the two bands was Criminals second busiest day in its 18 years in Little 5 Points (the first was last year's Record Store Day). This kind of pairing is extraordinarily out of the ordinary, but at Criminal it made perfect sense, said Criminal Records owner Eric Levine.
See more photos of the Indigo Girls and Mastodon at Criminal here.
(Mastodon photo by Perry Julien)
(Indigo Girls photo by Joeff Davis)
Stax legend, Booker T. Jones (of Booker T and the MGs fame) will be at Criminal Records for a meet and greet/signing from 6:45pm-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 prior to his show at the Variety Playhouse, where he will be appearing with the Drive-by Truckers.
Booker T fans will be able to pre-order his new CD, Potato Hole, which features the Drive-by Truckers as his back-up band (as well as Neil Young on several tracks). Those who pre-order on Wednesday will receive a signed copy of the CD which is slated for release on May 19.
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