Royal Thunder album release. With Stone Rider, Spirits and the Melchizedek Children. $8. 9p.m. Sat., May 26th. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals. (404) 522-3950. http://badearl.com/
CL chatted with Royal Thunder, a metal rock band that calls Atlanta home, on the eve of their first album, CVI (106 in numerology) dropping. Josh Weaver, lead guitar, shared a morbid story with us about experiences he's had while working in an old folks home.
Where do you work?
Josh Weaver: I've been working at a retirement home for close to nine years doing maintenance work. I've driven the bus, called bingo before.
[Rest of band laughs]
There's like 300 condos total.
Does it make you think about death?
It does. It's so crazy.
Mlny Parsonz: You should tell a story. Let's turn the lights off.
Lee Smith: Does anyone have a flashlight?
JW: It's weird. The craziest thing I've ever experienced is probably when I went into work one morning. It was like four or five years ago. A resident found out that he got terminal cancer again. He'd been fighting it and then he thought he beat it, but then he found out that he was not going to live from this one. I went into work and there were all these cops, and part of the road was blocked off and I go inside and they said that this guy had committed suicide. This was the craziest part. The dude wanted to make sure it was done. He lived on the seventh floor, so he climbed down from his balcony, he had a noose around his neck, he was on the edge, so he climbed down the edge, shot himself, and he fell seven floors. The noose was so long that it decapitated him. Dude made sure it was done.
Fri., May 25
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>> Stream the new Ladyhawke LP Anxiety.
>> Found*: The bridge under which Anthony Kiedis gave his life away. (* maybe)
>> Kanye, Jay-Z and Kim in Cannes.
>> Girl Talk tour dates, y'all.
>> No duh Lou Reed is a velvet spider.
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It'll mark the
first third* Atlanta performance for Santigold, whose future-pop sophomore album Master of My Make-Believe dropped in April.
"Santigold embodies the essence of ONE Musicfest - music without borders," says J. Carter, producer of ONE Musicfest. "ONE Musicfest embraces all genres of music and walks of life and Santi's music speaks to this. We are honored to be the home of her first ever Atlanta performance."
No word yet on the rest of the festival's 2012 lineup. But if organizers stay true to form, it'll be a genre-bending mix of progressive hip-hop, soul, and electro acts, such as past performers like Common, De La Soul, Chrisette Michele, the Pharcyde, and the Foreign Exhange.
Purchase tickets at onemusicfest.com.
*Ed. note: An earlier version of this post failed to account for Santigold's past Atlanta performances. Thanks, Good Witch, for the correction. One would think I'd remember her '07 performance since I was at that Bjork show. Duhhh
The video was shot and directed by Video Rahim (Visualuxury and Echo Tree Media), and it has a real An American Werewolf in
London Paris kind of vibe, too. Highlander and Gun Party perform afterward, and if you miss it tonight, Crib Notes will host the video's online premiere tomorrow morning, so stay tuned.
Free. 10 p.m. The Local, 758 Ponce De Leon Ave. 404-873-5002.
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>> Review and pix of Jack White's show at Roseland Ballroom.
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>> Justin Timberlake's acting career is over.
>> Community's Childish Gambino joins forces with Das Racist's Heems for "Tell Me."
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>> Maxwell covers Kate Bush's "This Woman's Work."
>> Lil' Wayne and Pusha T are flirting with each other, y'all.
>> Lenny Kravitz teams with Tom... of the shoes.
>> Share/embed Deep Space's "Take Me To Your Room" with/inside someone you love.
>> Earl Sweatshirt gets serious.
Fronted by Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos, 12 member band Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros played to a packed Tabernacle on Monday night.
Yesterday, Whitney Houston’s last recording was released (“Celebrate” feat. Jordin Sparks). And today, RCA Records released another single from the movie soundtrack. It's Houston's rendition of the classic gospel staple, "His Eye is On the Sparrow," which she also performs in the movie. It's one of those emotional church testimonials that's hard for young singers to deliver without making a vocal mess of things. But Houston keeps it old-school, backed by screeching organs and a full-blown choir at the climax.
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…
Yes, 14 is the correct answer. I'll pass your info along to the group's manager,…
That was January of 2007, and they are 21 now, so I'm guessing 14?