This Saturday, De La Soul's 3rd Plug, Maseo, provides the soundtrack to a free party on Dekalb Avenue. It seems the owner of Fallen Arrows, the party's host, is good buds with Mase, as this isn't the first time he's handled the tunes for one of their parties. This time, it's a launch event for the garment printing shop's newest shirt line, featuring tees created for Victory Sandwich Bar, Park Grounds, Tasty Sisters, Memorial Tattoo, Squash Blossom, Good Food Truck, Videodrome, Cake Hag, and PBR. Temperatures are rising and we get a free performance from a hip-hop legend? It's gonna be a good summer.
Here it is, the premiere for Gold-Bears' “Record Store” video (directed by Alexander Williams and Victoria Temple). It's the opening number from the ATL pop combo's Slumberland Records debut, Are You Falling In Love?, and you're seeing it here first.
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Brent Hinds, guitarist and singer for Mastodon, has teamed up with Newmerica to produce this truly beautiful parody ad for Little Five restaurant and bar Elmyr. Poking fun at pharmaceutical commercials, the TV spot features Hinds as a victim of hunger, and only Elmyr's burritos can get his life back on track. And of course, the ad includes Hinds partaking in a variety of "life-affirming" activities, showing the guitarist chilling at a little league game, golfing, and even doing yoga. Really, I don't know why you're still reading this instead of watching it for yourself.
Southern Folk dropped a new video over the weekend for “Buy This.” Check them out at Eastside Lounge on Thursday, June 23 with the Wheeler Boys, Mighty High Coup, Ployd, Av8r, Solow G, Obeah and Roxzy Rockheart, the latter of whom will be celebrating the release of her new album, Epic Goldmine.
As part of the 34th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, New Orleans trombone/trumpet master Trombone Shorty hits Center Stage tonight (Monday, May 30) with Orleans Ave.
Locals Soulphonics & Ruby Velle open the show.
$25. 7 p.m. Center Stage. 1374 West Peachtree St. 404-885-1365.
Hall plays keys and vocals along with Grant Green Jr.(guitar, vocals), Kevin Scott (bass), Nick Johnson (guitar), Duane Trucks (drums), Jonathan Lloyd (trombone, vocals), Anton Harris (tenor sax), Eric Fontaine (baritone sax).
$10. 8 p.m. and it's all ages. The Five Spot 1123 Euclid Ave. 404-223-1100.
Tonight at the Drunken Unicorn, Jeffrey Bützer plays a solo show, manning two toy pianos, an accordion, Melodica and glockenspiel, all set to the tune of an original score to Buster Keaton's 1923 silent short, The Balloonatic (30 min.).
Check out two cuts from the score.
$8. 9 p.m. The Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Place.
Guitarist Chad Shivers is kicking around the idea of starting a surf band, while guitarist Brett Kelly is preparing to dive into a new and quite grand-sounding Tealights album. “After graduating I’ve found that composing for other musicians is much more fulfilling, says Kelly. “That being said, Mikey Johnson and I are in the midst of a new Tealights record that is being written for full orchestra.”
The new album is based on a collection of African folklores that haven’t ever been properly translated into English. A writer is currently condensing the stories into lyrics. More info. on that coming soon. Tonight, bid farewell to a band that’s been an ATL progressive instrumental rock institution since 2004.
Sound and Shape and Gull open. $5. 9 p.m. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.
I always feel nervous at punk shows. It's not that I'm unfamiliar with the scene or anything. It's that I'm a scrawny, glasses-wearing writer, and I spend the night in perpetual fear that when the pit gets too rowdy, I'll be punched in the face by a large, well-muscled guy known only as "The Bear."
And yet, last night at the Archive Gallery, I didn't have to live with this fear. Mostly because few people seemed interested in moving at all. During the set by Atlanta's least Google-able band Bukkake Boys, the only people interested in singing, dancing, moshing, or otherwise signaling signs of life were two very drunk girls that went around pushing bystanders in what I suppose was some sort of joke. It's sad, because the band played an a awesomely intense set and deserved a better response.
As the night went on, things got a bit more lively, but never totally picked up. Fantastically heavy bands Nazi Dust and Crazy Spirit blew through their short sets too fast. That's the problem in seeing bands that only release small seven inches; bands run through material way too fast. Still, while they occasionally received the sing-alongs and pile-ons they deserved, even headliner Perdition had to work to engage fans, despite their absolutely crushing set.
The Archive Gallery is a great new venue with a rough but slightly polished aesthetic. Including the bar in the show space allows a nice amount of seating for patrons that don't want to stand the whole time. I just wish that at future shows more people come forward for the music. After all, you're seeing a thrash-punk band named Volcanic Slut, not Grizzly Bear.
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