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.
Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks took to the Philips Arena stage together March 24.
More photos from the concert.
>> 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.
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 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.
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)
"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.
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.
Got boogie fever? Get it worked out tonight ... and all weekend.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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.
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.
Opera was packed with hundreds of people when DJ Tiesto performed on March 21, including this neo-techno hippie lovechild. Such a hot look right now.
See more pictures from the Tiesto performance in the photo gallery.
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