Monday, March 28, 2011

Win tix to see Kendrick Lamar at the Masquerade Thursday night

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 11:19 AM

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Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar will make his Atlanta debut at the Masquerade this Thursday, March 31 with Aleon Craft, Jay West, DJ Dibiase, Nesby Phips and Ethereal.

Tickets are $15 (adv.) and $20 (day of show) but we have 2 tickets to give away to the first person to answer the following question correctly:

Under what name did Kendrick Lamar release his 2003 debut mixtape, Youngest Head Nigga In Charge.

Be the first person to leave the correct response in the comments section of this post and the tickets are yours.

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Tracklist: Road Gay

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Sleepy lil Radioheads all nestled in their creepy.
  • Sleepy lil' Radioheads all nestled in their creepy.
>> Duff McKagan's bandmates want to bang their little sisters or something.

>> Oh Na Na on the cover of Rolling Stone.

>> Matt Pinfield talks to Richard Ashcroft for 120 Seconds.

>> Why do I get the feeling this isn't Neil Young's first Juno Award?

>> Free Those Dancing Days mp3, courtesy of the internet.

>> Pink Nasty got all over your Daytrotter.

>> Go ahead. Jeff Tweedy in your pants. Go on.

>>New Orchestre Poly-Rythmo album is happening, finally.

>> DJ Megatron shot and killed on Staten Island.

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Chad Rad's concert picks March 28-31

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 9:25 AM

The Earl
488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950.

Mon., March 28 — Sebadoh (feat. Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein and Bob Fay), Richard Buckner. $16. 8:30 p.m.
Tues., March 29 — The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Grinder Nova, Christ, Lord. $10. 8:30 p.m.
Wed., March 30 — Surf City, Bare Wires, the Clap. $8. 8:30 p.m.
Thurs., March 31 — Maserati, Hollow Stars, Skin Jobs. $10. 8:30 p.m.

529
529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.
Mon., March 28 — DT (of Clan Destined) performing songs from The Yes Project, A: the Color, Roommate, DJ Wolf Free Moral Agents (DJ set). Free. 9 p.m.
Tues. March 29 — Hawks, GG King, Turf War, the Fucking Hotlights. $5. 9 p.m.
Wed., March 30 — Jabari Kuga Liun, Belon, Boog Brown, Saroc, Shanti Om, Dillon, Adams Morgan. $5 (before 11 p.m.). $10 (after). 9 p.m.
Thurs., March 31 — From Exile, Lazer/Wulf, Universe Divide. $5. 9 p.m.

Masquerade
695 North Ave. 404-577-8178.
Mon., March 28 — Cut Copy, Holy Ghost! $22 (adv). 7 p.m. (Heaven)
Tues., March 29 — Cold War Kids, Baths. $18 (adv). 8 p.m. (Heaven)
Thurs., March 31 — Kendrick Lamar. $13 (adv). 8 p.m. (Hell)

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Back Pockets are gone, but not forever

Posted By on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 9:27 AM

When Back Pockets leading lady Emily Kempf announced that the group was breaking up via Facebook on Friday night, March 25, it seems that her words were typed in haste. After giving the matter some thought over the weekend she has reconsidered the decision to dissolve the group entirely. But she is taking some time off.

"Back pockets are on hiatus, but not gone forever,” Kempf says. “We've always had a revolving cast of players, just never a break. Performing, being creative, bringing people together is my life. I can't imagine life without stage. I’m hoping to have a new band or a reincarnation of Back Pockets together by early spring or summer."

So that’s what’s up.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

It's "happy up here" when Röyksopp plays Masquerade's Heaven

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 4:48 PM

It's really too bad audiences associate Röyksopp with a Geico commercial or elevator music, because as witnessed last night at the Masquerade, the Norwegian electronic group can rock out. Or is that royk out? With an oeuvre ranging from snoozey ambient tunes to raucous dance bangers, the group stuck to their upbeat songs to keep the audience on its feet in Heaven all night.

I have a love of Scandinavian acts that write English songs, and Röyksopp confirmed my love with a theatrical show. The members had sacks on their heads and Daft Punk-like space helmets and robot visors, constantly changing their head ware. The group opened with dancey instrumentals of a few of their songs before breaking out with the vocals and at times went into the full-on dance equivalent of "Stairway to Heaven." During the middle of the concert, the two guitarists jammed back-to-back with green lights behind them in a Mötley Crüe-like spectacle. But the Norwegians remained polite throughout the whole show, incessantly thanking the audience and declaring "Ah-tlan-tah" as a great crowd. "Is that medicinal," the singer asked cutely when he smelled marijuana. No, it's just the stank of the Masquerade.

Röyksopp uses female vocals in many of their songs, including Robyn in the instant classic "Girl and the Robot," but pixie singer Amelie took their place. Amelie sounded great the whole night, pitch-perfect yet still uniquely human, a perfect complement to the group's computerized sound. She changed outfits throughout the show, from a glow-in-the-dark half inflatable tube number to a Gaga-esque crown, all while wearing a black body suit. Unlike Daft Punk, though, the group wasn't afraid to reveal their faces, adding a level of intimacy along with the sweaty dancing. When the floor starts shaking in Heaven and you're positive you're going to fall through, you know it's a good night.

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House music happenings this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Got boogie fever? Get it worked out tonight ... and all weekend.

TONIGHT

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SPREAD LOVE — DJ Kemit is in fact spreading the love with Atlanta's own WCLK-FM (91.9) host and Soul and Jazz partner Jamal Ahmad joining him on the decks. It's the Soul Power edition, and with both Kemit and Ahmad's deep knowledge of soul, house, hip-hop, funk, and all things in between, you will be moved to dance. Ask for your free Spread Love T-shirt when you get there. $10-$15. 10 p.m. 595 North Ave.

SOUND TABLE FOR JAPAN — That almost says it all. DJ and Sound Table partner Karl Injex, Kai Alce and Funmi Onanaiye "play soul-warming beats for your dancing pleasure," with proceeds from the door and a specialty cocktail to benefit Doctors Without Borders' efforts in Japan. Check out the link above, which takes you to the FB event page, complete with lots of videos to get you through the workday. $10. 11 p.m. 483 Edgewood Ave.

SATURDAY

STAN ZEFF — As if the Drinkshop isn't a compelling enough venue, Zeff holds it down with the appropriate aural complement. The Tambor resident is sure to warm up the evening with loungey house that's just hot enough to get you ready for the next spot ... or not. This is part of a rotating DJ series, with the likes of Atlanta's notable DJs, including Chris Grass, Chris Nicholson, Mike Katz, Terry Holloway and Osmose. Free. 9 p.m. 45 Ivan Allen Blvd. 404-582-5789.

SUNDAY

SUNDAY SCHOOL
— Afrique Electrique's latest edition of Sunday School is to welcome spring, and to celebrate the opening of Rare's patio. It's an all-day cookout with food from the grill and $3 cocktails. Salah Ananse is the resident DJ putting it down with special guests Apple Jac and Swift, and with Kevin Latham, DJ Lox, DJ 1derful, Tabone, Ausar, Cozy Shawn, Taurus the Bull, DJ Lowe-Key and others in the place to provide more move-music inspiration. Free. Noon-until. 554-A Piedmont Ave.

AND ON ANOTHER NOTE ...
Sights and Sounds, the visual art and house music monthly late-night curated by Hiecue Art and the Divas of House, is welcoming artists for the Friday, April 1 spring edition. Click the link above or email info@sightsandsoundsatl.com for more info.

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The Ruination: Wham Blam! mixtape

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 2:14 PM

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The Ruination have a deep and dubbed-out new mixtape posted on their Band Camp page, called Wham Blam!, that features appearances from DT of Clan Destined and Ty-vicious of the Nice Guise. They hold it down like a metronome.

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B.o.B to Odd Future: 'No Future'

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 2:04 PM

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So, apparently B.o.B has a new diss track out in response to Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator's single "Yonkers," on which he goes in on B.O.B and his indie pop "Airplanes" swag.

B.o.B.'s track leaves some wondering if it's really a diss, because it seems to be a bit mild and doesn't directly drop Tyler's name. But with the track bearing the title "No Future" and with B.o.B referencing lost Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt's song "Pigeons," chances are highly likely that it is indeed a response. Weak? Maybe. But Tyler seems to have been taken by surprise.

B.o.B - No Future by Hypetrak

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