Ever since the men of MOAM unexpectedly re-emerged from their decade+ of cryogenic cold-storage last spring, the tenacious band of surf and sci-fi invaders from space have been on a tear across the country, showing up sporadically to reclaim the land. Now it’s time to extend their reach across the pond. But before the European assault begins, the group is putting on a display of brutal supremacy right here in Atlanta. Beware, Man or Astro-man?’s spectacle of lightning, smoke and extra terrestrial kerrang is not for the faint of heart. Revived math rock masters the Purkinje Shift warm up the stage for them.
On the other hand, a genuine Wu-banger is gonna unfild on-stage at the Five Spot tonight. First impressions count; and when Killah Priest penned "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (B.I.B.L.E)" for GZA's Liquid Swords in ’95 he left his mark as the Wu-Tang swordsman that wields a heavy sense of cosmic spirituality. Over the last year glimpses of his forthcoming double-disc opus, The Psychic World of Walter Reed, have hit the Internet, showing off the tip of what appears to be a glacial album up his sleeve. Be prepared for an evening of brooding allegories, visceral rhymes and Wu swords galore.
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While promoter and OMF creator Jay Carter kept the promises of good music, food and games, the execution left something to be desired. Patrons standing to the left of the single stage practically rubbed elbows with those standing in the impossibly long lines for food from the Crab and Shrimp Fest.
Last year, individual vendors made for much better access to food and drinks while still allowing full view of the main stage. No such luck Saturday. Fortunately, the logistical mess did not take away entirely from the fun. The acts still rocked, the food was still tasty (for those lucky enough to get some before it sold out), and the crowd was exceptionally polite.
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“Past Here” is a sequel of sorts to "How To Make It," which the same crew (along with producer Todd Marshall) released back in March. This new track is all about getting that first taste of success in life, and feeling the need for more. Some obvious growth has transpired since releasing “How To Make It.” And when Saddler barks “Look up in my bank account, there ain't no cash there, so I'm a keep on pushing ‘til I make it past here,” there’s no question about just how hell-bent all three rappers are on pushing themselves to the next level.
The song is available for download, but keep an eye out for it to appear on Saddler’s forthcoming project, Vol. 2 A day in the Strife of Glenn Saddler.
Glenn Sadler and Chris Mac with BiAS singing backup perform. play 529 with Baby Baby, the Wheeler Boys, W.I.C. and Reggie Bishop on Wed., Aug. 31. $7. 9 p.m. 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769.
12 p.m. Doors open
12p.m.—3 p.m. DJ Kemit on the main stage
12 p.m.—1:30 p.m. DJ Sugarcut in the Rane Room
1 p.m.—1:15 p.m. Kyron Leslie on the main stage
1:30 p.m.—3 p.m. DJ Jackmaster Solomon in the Rane Room
2 p.m.—3 p.m. Tortured Soul on the main stage
3:30 p.m.—3:45 p.m. Anoop Desai on the main stage
3 p.m.—6 p.m. DJ Mike B on the main stage
3 p.m.—4:30 p.m. DJ Rob Wonder in the Rane Room
4 p.m.—4:45 p.m. Anthony David w/ his band + DJ Rasta Root on the main Stage
4:30 p.m.—6 p.m. DJ Speakerfoxxx in the Rane Room
5 p.m.—6 p.m. the Foreign Exchange on the main stage
6 p.m.—8 p.m. DJ Deliver in the Rane Room
6 p.m.—9 p.m. DJ Jay-Cee on the main stage
6:15 p.m.—7 p.m. the Cool Kids on the main stage
7:30 p.m.—8:15 p.m. the Pharcyde (performing Bizarre Ride...) and more on the main stage
9 p.m.—10 p.m. Chrisette Michelle on the main stage
Tonight's show is a release party for their self-titled debut CD. Underhill Rose features Asheville-based ATL transplant Molly Rose and Eleanor Underhill blending the base elements of Americana, blue grass, R&B and roots music in a show of impressive harmonies.
You can get a taste of album at their Reverb Nation page. The music gets started around 8 p.m. tonight and it’s $7 to get in the door.
Kai Alce is turning over his monthly Distinctive to support the annual outdoor dance party House in the Park.
HITP is happening Sunday, Sept. 4, at Perkerson Park, but tonight, catch DJs/organizers Ramon Rawsoul, Alce, and Kemit and Salah Ananse at Sound Table to raise some cash for it.
Park permits and police are pricey, y'all. So come house it up for a worthwhile reason. $7. 11 p.m.
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