>> Resistance is futile: New Willow Smith single, "21st Century Girl."
>> Vivians attempt to beat the leak with a pre-order download of Share The Joy.
>> Sounds like a challenge, Keith Richards.
>> Free MP3 of the zilo-second (not a word): The Thermals, "Not Like Any Other Feeling."
>> Live, from New York, it's Sir Elton John!
>> The guy from NIN that wanted to fuck you like an animal in 1994 won an Oscar. What a world!
>> Jagger, Bieber, The End.
529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.
Mon., Feb. 28 — Curio Museum, Tasty Beverage, Phantom Dog and Carp. Free. 9 p.m.
Tues., March 1 — Coathangers, Customers, Predator. (Sharon Barile's going away party). Free. 9 p.m.
Wed., March 2 — Senor Kaos, The Most Interesting MC in the World party with Binkis Recs, Clan Destined, Boog Brown, Dillon, 4-Ize and DJ Deliver and DJ Dug Boogie. $5. 9 p.m.
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950.
Wed., March 2 — Small Reactions, the North Trolls, A. Grimes. $5. 8:30 p.m.
Thurs., March 3 — Jacuzzi Boys, Predator, Wymyns Prysyn. $8. 8:30 p.m.
The Drunken Unicorn
736 Ponce de Leon Place.
Mon., Feb. 28 — Marnie Stern, Tera Melos, Cinemechanica. $10. 8 p.m.
Thurs., March 3 — BollyHOOD feat. Daxclamation, ShaMona Jackson and DJ's Swivel and Sharaab
Free. 10 p.m.
There's a free, all ages show going on over at Cameli's pizza tonight with Abby Gogo and Lucy Dreams, two of the finer drone rock groups in town. Music starts around 10 p.m.-ish.
Cameli's Pizza is located at 699 Ponce de Leon Ave. (in the Kroger plaza). 404-249-9020.
Well, now the whole world knows.
Childish Gambino released a video for "Freaks and Geeks," and it is blowing up right now. Hell, Childish Gambino is even trending on Twitter. It's a (very) dope track is off his upcoming EP, due March 8. Can he dethrone Drake as rap's premiere actor turned rapper? One can only hope.
You can catch Childish Gambino and his alter-ego Donald Glover May 6 at his just announced show at the Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354.
Former Soulja Boy mentor Mr. ColliPark's newest protégé, Translee, may be onto something here. The Huntsville, Ala. native and current Atlanta resident has a fairly mild-mannered southern flow, laced with little hints of wit and charming boyish humor. In a recent interview with HipHopDX, Collpark likened him to a southern version of A Tribe Called Quest. The intro to the video above is obviously inspired by Spike Lee's Mars Blackmon/Michael Jordan commercials from back in the day.
Translee performs with BiAs and Glenn Saddler. $5. 8 p.m. Sun., March 27. Smith's Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Ave. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com.
You can check out more music from Translee on his website. For now, here's a preview of Sunday night's show, featuring Translee, BiAs and Glenn Saddler in the video for "How to Make It." Pay particular attention to Translee's first verse, where he paints himself as the outcast among Atlanta's Black Hollywood set:
Listen to it or grab it below courtesy of Always Never.
Le Castle Vania's Bulletproof Tiger Mixtape Volume 2 by Le Castle Vania
There’s an inherent danger as a writer when you’re talking to (and writing about) a band that’s been around for nearly two decades. Simply put, you’ve got to fight the urge to eulogize. But if Old 97’s stopped playing music tomorrow, there’d be plenty to eulogize: 18 years. 14 records. Countless tours. And a career that began in an industry that's on its way to the history books. Rhett Miller loves his band’s past — but dammit, it’s not like they’re slowing down. So what keeps the creative drive going? A new recording focus (and new product, The Grand Theatre, Volume One, released in October) helps. Witnessing a regeneration of fandom across multiple generations doesn’t hurt. Oh, and whiskey is always an option. Yep, a touch of whiskey. As a storyteller, Rhett Miller’s always been as good as the words he writes — and it’s a safe bet to keep taking his word on just about everything these days.
With the new record, the main focus shifted towards trying to capture the band’s live energy, right?
Rhett Miller: One result of our having so many songs was that we felt compelled to work quickly. So, a lot of what is on the record was recorded live in the studio. Almost all the vocals were live, one-take recordings, which is rare in music these days.
Did that specificity of focus make you enjoy the actual recording process more?
RM: Yes. Agonizing and second-guessing can suck the soul out of recordings. To work quickly makes you trust your instincts more. Which, this deep into our careers, should be pretty finely tuned.
Last Saturday at Star Bar, Cousin Dan gave a performance worthy of 20 dollars for the unbeatable price of $5. It was a small price to pay to dance along to poppy Auto-Tuned cheesiness that ingeniously tied together skilled musicianship and satirical performance. Could it be that Dan has put out the record Kanye should have thought of when he released his Auto-Tuned miss 808s & Heartbreaks?
Cousin Dan came to the stage and enveloped the room in a cloud of fog and lights. His dance moves were amazingly smooth and the fancy footwork on "Internet Girlfriend" was surprisingly nimble for someone who tends to operate as many as three pieces of electronic equipment per song as he makes a farce of mainstream music's corny themes. It's like making fun of cheesy ’80s hair metal mixed with how we will eventually reminisce on the cheesy Auto-Tuned pop of the 2000s. Somehow, Cousin Dan manages to make his music completely guilt-free.
>> NELLY & KELLY!!!
>> Kanye's big dumb mouth gets him in trouble with Saint Lily Allen.
>> Target is totally gay for Gaga, so, like... resume shopping.
>> Songs to fall to your death to? Sure why not.
>> LOL. The New York Times is stil watching American Idol.
>> John Legend: "People fought to give me — a millionaire — a tax cut this year. I didn't need it. And all the other millionaires didn't need it either." #encore! #humblebrag
>> New song from Magneta Lane comes with new video from Magneta Lane.
>> Free download of the nano-second: "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside."
>> The lottery for Phish tickets is underway, you damn dirty hippie.
699 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-249-9020.
Sat., Feb. 26 — Abby GoGo, Lucy Dreams. Free. 9 p.m.
The Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Rd. 404-the-BUCK
Fri., Feb. 25 — Old 97's, Those Darlins. $20. 8 p.m.
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