Welcome to Take Five, a weekly feature where we ask five Very Important Questions of a local band set to perform that week. Today it's the sprawling, nine-member Oryx and Crake, who play WonderRoot tonight. Frontman Ryan Peoples answered some extra-hard-hitting queries.
1. So. Books, huh?
Yes. Books are good for you.
2. Encapsulate Oryx and Crake's mission statement in five words or less.
Realize Wyld Stallyns’ utopian society.
3. What's your favorite Gucci Mane song?
I had never heard of Gucci Mane before reading your question. But after reading his story on the most trusted source of information in the world, Wikipedia, it tickles me just how similar our backgrounds are. I haven’t shot as many people as him and haven’t ever been arrested for cocaine possession, but I do live in Decatur.
Last year, Miss Info had an exclusive interview series with the then-incarcerated Gucci Mane to talk about his 2009 album, The State vs. Radric Davis. With the release of the second installment of his prison-themed trilogy, The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted almost upon us, Miss Info sits down again with Gucci to discuss his success, beef and personal growth since being released.
In other Gucci news:
Since SeptemBRRR 28 is almost upon us, a slew of leaks from The Appeal have hit the interwebs. An initial blog post and personal favorite is “Haterade”. In it Gucci says to his haters, “I’m not listening. I’m not interested. My attention only focused on what I get.” Pharrell’s spaceman footprint is all over this record and Nicki Minaj is surprising effective, displaying a serious, more toned down persona.
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For your guilt-free perv pleasure, check out this fan-made video. Compiled of porn footage, the added animation censors it into something that's almost artsy-fartsy enough to deem it
NSFW — depending on how cultured your boss is. (via Discobelle)
Cassavetes is playing a CD release party for their fine new album, Faja Blues, this Sat., Sept. 25 at The Drunken Unicorn with Bears of Blue River and Ghost Party (featuring former members of Spectralux).
Listen to the album below....
Huh. Apparently, the not-quite-irrelevant-yet Soulja Boy has graduated from roaming the mall with Justin Bieber to thuggin' with 50 Cent, albeit unconvincingly. But before you throw your hands up in despair at the unpredictable, ever-shifting nature of our modern world, take solace in the fact that one thing hasn't changed: he's still a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad rapper.
All you have to do is answer the following three questions:
1.) Name two drummers that have played with LCD Soundsystem.
2.) Name the song featured on LCD Soundsystem's first 12-inch.
3.) Name the Athens, GA band that saw their 1980 debut LP get reissued by James Murphy's DFA Records in 2007.
Be the first person to leave the correct answers in the comments section and the tickets are yours.
Atlanta, via Gadsden, Alabama, Interscope signee Yelawolf is the latest known rapper to spit a freestyle over Rick Ross’ "BMF."
Sure, it’s a relatively late entry especially after the Jeezy faux beef scenario. Refreshingly, though, he doesn’t think he’s Big Meech, Larry Hoover or any other criminal types. He likens himself to other artists only, including Elvis and Eminem — the latter whom he’s sometimes, albeit lazily, compared.
The clip comes courtesy of Thathiphopblog.com. Take a listen.
OK, this is getting ridiculous. Seriously, Gooch? What is this, like the eighteenth mixtape you've put out in the last three months? This one's only eight tracks long. Eight. And one of them is called "Twitter Freestyle." Three others don't even have real names. Who do you think you are, Sigur Ros? And, really. Buy My Album? Subtle. (Although, to be fair, Gucci's never really been one for subtlety.)
Anyway, download Buy My Album here, but only if you're a serious Gucci Mane completist. Which - sigh - I am. Gah. Touché, Mr. Mane. You've got your hooks in me again.
(The real deal - The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted, the album Gooch implores you to please Buy - comes out next Tuesday, September 28. Please buy it so dude doesn't feel the need to release twelve more tapes before Christmas. I'm running out of room on my hard drive.)
Weezer with Hurley and one million recording devices.
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