The long-awaited We No Fun compilation of post-punk, post-hardcore and post-whatever Atlanta bands is said to finally be materializing at the end of February. The vinyl LP featuring 15 bands, ranging from Hawks and Hollow Stars to Brass Castle, Chopper, Vera Fang, Judi Chicago and more was intended to be released the last weekend in Jan., of 2009, but after a slew of manufacturing speed bumps it's taken a little over a year for it to happen. Sadly, the majority of the bands featured on the comp. aren't still together, but hey, the idea was to document a bunch of bands and stamp them in time, right? Mission accomplished.
A release party is being set up for March, though an exact date remains to be determined.
In the meantime check out the "We paid $30 to be on the We No Fun Comp and didn't get sh*t" Facebook group which also started up in Feb.
The Dub Police CD Release Party featuring performances from Caspa, the Others, D1, Matty G, Rod Azlan and Whisperlink is being held tonight (Mon., Feb. 8) at The Graveyard Tavern. 10 p.m. 3 a.m. Admission is free if you RSVP. 1245 Glenwood Ave. 404-622-8686.
Noot d' Noot percussionist and long-time Atlanta music fixture Mathis Hunter will celebrate the release of his debut solo LP, Soft Opening, on Sat., March 5 at the Earl. The vinyl/digital release features 9 songs that blend '60s California psychedelic rock that evokes comparisons to the Byrds -- with more of an emphasis on the David Crosby side of things, rather than Gram Parsons -- and a '90s British rock sensibility. Hunter plays most of the instruments on the record himself, though a few other players do crop up from time to time, filling in the blanks.
For the show on March 5 Hunter will be fronting a five-piece lineup that features members of the Selmanaires, Noot d' Noot and Butch Walker's band. The Selmanaires and Noot d' Noot open. $8. 9 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950.
Cold Cave has canceled their Thurs., Feb. 11 show at 529 due to bad weather. Opening acts Nite Jewel and Roman Photos are still playing. $Call. 9 p.m. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.
Former Atlantan from way back, musician and visual artist Joseph Arthur has revived his show of live stage painting, and will be playing two nights (Feb. 10th and 11th) at Eddies Attic. All proceeds from the sales are being donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Paintings will be sold immediately after the performance at the merch. booth where potential buyers can make offers. The bidding starts at $500. $15 (adv), $18 (door). Tables of 4 reserved seats are $75. Eddie's Attic. 515-B North McDonough St. 404-377-4976
The second Atlanta Mess-Around is gearing up to take over the city April 23-24. Acts scheduled to perform include: Urinals, Reigning Sound, Davila 666, Gentleman Jesse, Ty Segall, King Louie's Missing Monuments, CoCoComa, Wizzard Sleeve, GG King, Predator, Woven Bones, Barreracudas, Bad Sports, the White Wires, Carnivores, Customers, Georgiana Starlington, Games, Bukkake Boys, Ralph and more TBA.
Currently on tour in support of his latest offering of deep-fried honky-tonk tunes, Laughin & Cryin (Yep Roc), the Reverend Horton Heat is making a two-night stand at the Earl on Sun., Feb. 28 (Grinder Nova opening) and Mon., March 1 (Caroline & the Ramblers opening). Tickets are $20 each night, but a limited number of two-day passes are available through Ticket Alternative. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950.
Atlanta-based, double-slide roots rock combo Delta Moon are celebrating a CD-leak party for their forthcoming release, Hell Bound Train (Red Parlor Records) on Sat., March 13 at The Five Spot. Hell Bound Train, is due for an April 6 release, but the band will have copies for sale at the show. LeRoy Powell and the Messengers open. $10. 9 p.m. The Five Spot. 1123 Euclid Ave., NE. 404-223-1100.
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