Wednesday, October 31, 2012

More Atlanta artists and writers weigh in on their Halloween favorites

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 1:15 PM

In case you missed it, check out "Atlanta artists, DJs, and music scribes conjure up 19 of their favorite Halloween jams." After the list went up yesterday, more folks started weighing in their spooky favorites — enough to warrant a sequel.

While not necessarily "Halloween" themed, for my money, this is one of the most frightening records ever made. Basically an exorcism into a microphone. I interviewed Henry Rollins for a fanzine in November of 1984. He told me that he recorded his vocals in the studio's lounge area (complete with couch and Coke machine) holding a Shure 58 mic in his hand, just like he would onstage. This allowed him more freedom of movement. The creaking sound you hear at the end of this song is Henry crumpled into the fetal position on the floor with his head banging against the leg of the couch. You then hear the Coke machine come on just before the tape cuts. — William DuVall (Alice In Chains)

Stereolab — “Come And Play In The Milky Night”: This one is more personal to me and literally transports me to October 31, 1999 every time I hear the opening atmospheric filtered synths. This is the closer of the ultimate Halloween album in my opinion (the cover is even orange and brown.) Laetitia urges all the children to come and play on the blasted heath of weird fog. Easy to picture cauldrons and bats and things. Orange and brown. — Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound)

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Rahbi, unveils his latest creative visual, 'Club Kid’

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Just in time for Halloween, the far-out and super-funky Atlanta-based vocalist known as Rahbi has decided to premiere his brand new, costume-clad video for “Club Kid” right here on Crib Notes.

The clip, which Rahbi refers to as a “creative visual,” is an homage to the legendary New York nightspot Studio 54 and features the singer and a pack of over-the-top performers stomping around the stage sporting wings, glitter, wigs, and more.

“Club Kid,” which sounds like a Frankenstein-esque composite of tunes by Prince, Rick James, and the Sugar Hill Gang, is the latest single off Rahbi’s latest album, GoldenChild: Trimester 1... "Fun".

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Tracklist: Cat Power facing health, money issues

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Curren$y treat
  • Curren$y treat

>> Dan Auerbach, T Bone Burnett, Lucinda Williams, Connie Britton, YEEEEEEESSSSS.

>> Ke%ha is neither dead nor pregnant.

>> Say it ain't so, Cee-Lo.

>> Taylor Swift is selling albums, y'all.

>> Watch Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings kill "He Said I Can" on Kimmel.

>> Is Lil Wayne an adorable punk or a big douche?

>> Tegan and Sara are not your hero.

>> Ellie Goulding and Skrillex were dating.

>> Not a moment too soon, your Dazed Digital October Playlist.

>> Get the new Cody ChesnuTT Landing On a Hundred track "Don’t Wanna Go the Other Way.”

>> Oh Na Na!

>> Watch the Trey Anastastio Band cover The Five Stairsteps' "O-o-h Child" on Fallon.

>> When Oprah was mean to Toni Braxton.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Atlanta artists, DJs, and music scribes conjure up 19 of their favorite Halloween jams

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Let's get something straight. I don't like scary things. Never have. I watch It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and Beetlejuice every Halloween and typically need a night light to sleep. The same goes for music. Anton LaVey's “Satan Takes a Holiday” is a whirlwind of zany, Satanic organ jigs and ditties. Leave it to the Black Pope to make the happiest sounding record this side of the lake of fire. — Jeffrey Bützer

Apparently, this Northwest ’60's garage band tried to hire Vincent Price to do the opening monolog of this track, but he was too expensive and they couldn't afford it. Ironically, decades later Michael Jackson would do exactly the same sort of intro with fantastic commercial results. Nevertheless, “Werewolf” by the Frantic embodies the classic American tradition of Halloween: Spooky, otherworldly, and fun. — Cole Alexander. (Black Lips)

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10 shows to hit up this week (Oct. 30-Nov. 4)

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Tuesday, October 30

Tender Prey (Jeffrey Bützer, TT Mahony, Michael Bradley, and Molly Harvey of the Residents performing the music of Nick Cave), Cave Woman (the music of Cave w/ interpretations by Women's Work), Ben Trickey (performing Tom Waits songs), Andy DeLoach (performing Leonard Cohen songs). Free. 9 p.m. @ 529

A Place To Bury Strangers, Bleeding Rainbow, Entertainment. $10-$12. 8:30 p.m. @ the Drunken Unicorn

Diamond Rugs, Gringo Star, Turf War. $20. 8:30 p.m. @ the Earl

Wed., Oct. 31

Titus Andronicus, Ceremony. $15. 9 p.m. @ 529

Jerry Only Has One Ball (all-girl Misfits), F.V.K. (Bad Brains), Nameless, Nameless (Nirvana), BabeAbility. $5. 9 p.m. the Basement

Thurs., Nov. 1
Mark Sultan, Get High Boys, the Rodney Kings. Free. 9 p.m. @ Star Bar

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Tracklist: Jack White spits bars

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:06 AM

or it gets the hose.
  • or it gets the hose.
>> Watch Interpol frontman, AKA Julian Plenti, AKA Paul Banks do "Young Again" to an empty Ed Sullivan Theater on Letterman, last night.

>> Watch this new [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] from Das Racist for "Girl."

>> Hey, look, everybody! It's beloved R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck at City Winery in NYC!

>> Green Day cancel all upcoming shows.

>> Find yourself watching Lianne La Havas doing "Is Your Love Big Enough?" at WFUV's studios in New York City. on the internet.

>> A letter from Aerosmith.

>> Hear an odd new Jack White song called "Blues On Two Trees."

>> Apparently Kendrick Lamar is not saying “BIATCH!!! COLDPLAY!!!” (More like Buzzkill.) #amirite

>> Lulu, son of Serge, talks From Gainsbourg to Lulu.

>> Get to know amazing Jackson, Tennessee blueslady Valerie June.

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Mighty Mighty moments from nearly 30 years with the Bosstones

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 7:51 AM

  • Joelle Andres
  • Joe Gittleman (left) and Ben Carr bring the rest of the legendary Mighty Mighty Bosstones back to Atlanta this weekend

EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this post misidentified Ben Carr in the photo featured above.

Since its humble beginnings as a Boston bar band in the early 1980's, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' signature fusion of ska, punk, and hardcore has taken the band around the world and back again. Spanning a nearly three-decade career, the Bosstones have been credited with helping define the ska punk genre and driving the crest of third wave ska through the 1990's, culminating financially with the platinum-selling 1997 release "Let's Face It."

"But the Bosstones and similar bands had been touring for a longtime before that moment came, and continued touring for a longtime after that moment had sort of gone," founding Bosstoner and bassist Joe Gittleman said. "I think it's much more about the hardcore, kind of committed fans of ska music, as opposed to those who just came in contact with the Bosstones in the summer of '97."

Today, members of the eight-piece — still active after coming off a more than three-year hiatus in 2007 — are spread out around the country and the globe. Singer Dicky Barrett is an announcer on the Jimmy Kimmel show, saxophonist Tim Burton moved to Florida to pursue a passion of boating, and other saxist Kevin Lenear transplanted to Helsinki, Finland.

"We obviously don't tour like we used to, at least not in terms of dates on the road," Gittleman said, now a music professor at Lyndon State College in Vermont. "So when we get together it tends to be around a fun show, like playing the Masquerade."

Before the band brings their legendary antics back to Atlanta this weekend, we caught up with Gittleman to talk about Metallica's Enter Sandman, Dicky pissing off his parents, and other career highlights from over the years.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, with Soul Radics and Groove Stain. Sat., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. $22-$26. The Masquerade.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Mood Rings, 'Pathos Y Lagrimas'

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM

"Pathos y Lagrimas" is a newer number that’s set to appear on Mood Rings’ forthcoming LP, VPI Harmony, due out via Mexican Summer in 2013. The video was recorded with Converse in a dilapidated building at Rockaway Beach near Queens when the group was in New York for CMJ earlier this month. This is also the first time the group has shown off its latest addition to the lineup, Seth Bolton of Living Rooms playing synth.

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Jesse Boykins III brought 'schwaza’ to the Five Spot

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Jesse Boykins III
He stepped onto the stage, the room was silent. But when he opened the show with a rendition of Andre 3000’s “Prototype,” he sent the room into a frenzy. “Schwaza!” shouted an impassioned Jesse Boykins III, following a soothing wind of words and melodies. In the Boykins lexicon “schwaza” is an amazing occurrence that leaves you with a lack of words to express the gravity of the moment.”

On October 24 the super soulful singer played live at the Five Spot, two years after his last visit, and he set the room on fire while performing such enchanting songs such as “Amorous” from The Beauty Created LP, and “Before the Night is Through” from his Love Apparatus. He turned up the mood by performing such crowd favorites as “Back Home (Mermaids & Dragons)” from his previous album Way of a Wayfarer and "the Perfect Blues” from his upcoming full-length collabo with producer/MC Melo X (due out Tuesday, October 30.)

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2 Chainz was a crowd-pleaser for AUC homecoming

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 5:45 PM

  • Courtesy 2 Chainz
On October 21, Spelhouse — Spelman and Morehouse College — "turnt up" for their homecoming with a week full of events, kicking things off with a bang on Sunday, literally with a fire works display. The following day was the Infinity fashion show and concert that the entire Atlanta University Center (AUC) has been looking forward to for a week. After coming from backstage I was confronted by an enormous wave of students lined up around the stage/runway, stretched all the way to half-court of Forbes Arena; all there to see 2 Chainz perform.

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