Monday, October 29, 2012

Atlanta's Night Sun rises again with 'No Pressure'

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

After premiering at the Plaza Theatre's screening of Rebel Scum on October 18, Video Rahim's latest short film about the emerging group Night Sun appeared on YouTube last week.

A soulful collaboration between Cole Alexander of Black Lips and former Cee Lo Green backup singer Curtis Harding, Night Sun's formation was an organic one, with the paths of its respective members having crossed on a few different occasions. So far the results have been a catchy, funky couple of tracks, including "No Pressure," which straddle a sound that's equal parts Southern garage rock and gospel soul. Judging by the other potential collaborators revealed towards the end of this clip, Night Sun could rise rather quickly, as long as it doesn’t get eclipsed by each of its members’ steady gigs.

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Gun Party plays Halloween at the Earl / recording new EP with Dan Dixon

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 10:27 AM

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  • Chad Effin
When Gun Party brought it’s BeAtlanta Halloween Fest set to a close on October 26, vocalist Mable T. Glitter announced that the group’s final song was about “God, flowers, oatmeal, and your mom.” It actually had nothing to do with any of those things, but the sentiment stands. She was also going it solo that night because Hawthorn, her brother and co-vocalist, was at home, sick with strep. Poor baby. Chandler Millwood, bassist and guitarist, was especially on spot that night, bringing a methodical and pleasantly loud live energy to the performance.

I once got stuck standing in line with Mable in the Clermont Lounge’s bathroom, before I knew who she was. I don’t know how the men’s room works, but in the women’s room there is but one stall within quite a spacious room. We had been standing there listening to drunk girls change inside for what seemed like forever when she looked at me, shook her head and shouted, “Y’all need to hurry up! There are people out here!” Then she took what must have been quite a refreshing swig of her drink. She brings that same spunk to her performances too. I’ve been a fan ever since.

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Tracklist: Taylor Swift is coming to your town

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 9:55 AM

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  • excerpt of Gobby
>> ERMAHGERD TERLER SWERF TERDERS!!!

>> New Jaden Smith jawn (feat. Bieb), y'all.

>> "I'm Mark Foster." ~ Mark Foster

>> In case you missed it, Diamond Rings did "I'm Just Me" on Letterman.

>> Full Stream Ahead: Andy Stott, Luxury Problems

>> Family support and tracklist for Solange's True EP.

>> Kylie Minogue talks process for The Abbey Road Sessions.

>> Christina Aguilera does not care for God-knows-who in Buttfuck's opinion.

>> Best Coast loves Windows 8.

>> Deryck was Avril. (sadface emoticon)

>> Watch The Shins/ Dr. Dog play Austin City Limits.

>> LCD Soundsystem in pictures.

>> Download: Wiz Khalifa's "Deep Sleep (chopped not slopped by Slim K remix)"

>> RIP Terry Callier

>> RIP Natina Reed

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Diamond Rugs' songs about life and drinking are now streaming

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 4:53 PM

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  • Amie Ledford
  • Diamond Rugs

UPDATE: The Diamond Rugs show has been moved to the Earl.

In honor of Diamond Rugs' current round of touring, which brings the group to Terminal West for a show on Tuesday, October 30, Partisan Records has offered up a stream of the group's self-titled debut album via SoundCloud.

For those who are unfamiliar, Diamond Rugs is a nine-piece Southern rockin’ thing featuring such unlikely collaborators as John McCauley and Robbie Crowell (of Deertick), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Hardy Morris (of Athens’ Dead Confederate), Bryan Dufresne (Six Finger Satellite), and Ian Saint Pé (Black Lips) whittling away on drunk-punk/country songs about life and drinking, with titles such as “Gimme A Beer,” “Call Girl Blues,” and “Country Mile.”

Give the album a listen below.

With Gringo Star and Turf War. $20-$25. 9 p.m. Terminal West. 404-876-5566. The Earl. 404-522-3950.

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Tracklist: Solange album imminent

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:13 AM

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  • Download this
>> Watch Carly Rae Jepsen do the very infectious "The Kiss" on Letterman.

>> Of course Cee Lo is doing a Christmas special with the Muppets.

>> Watch Gary Clark, Jr. make his tv debut with two tunes on Fallon.

>> "Fans can get a large one-topping pizza and Red CD for $22."

>> Strokes-man Julian Casablancas is helping with the music for a Kickstarter movie called She's Lost Control. (visual lookbook, wha?)

>> Fictional child cyborg Justin Biebot talks to Queen Oprah The Winfrey IN REAL LIFE.

>> Excellent* new Solange LP drops this November. (Come on. It's going to be excellent.)

>> "He shit on me on my own record," ~ T.I.

>> New Arcade Fire should appear by the end of next year.

>> Get better, soon, Lil Wayne.

>> Ciara's new video for "Got Me Good" is a full-on desert CrossFit workout. (water break!) Ok, we're back. Let's wind down with a performance of "Sorry" on Kimmel.

>> Get your free mp3 download of Edwin van Cleef's "All I Think About Is You."

>> When Nardwuar met all around good dude Flying Lotus.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Plugging Julie Dexter and Khari Simmons Unplugged

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Local music insiders may know of 800 East as one of the city’s most heavily trafficked recording studios, but come this Saturday, October 27 — thanks to vocalist Julie Dexter and bassist/bandleader Khari Simmons — the space will transform into a concert venue for a night.

The concert — dubbed “Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons Unplugged” — is set to be a rare, intimate evening of live music performed by two of Atlanta’s most prolific soul citizens.

And along with the music (and refreshments), Simmons (who recently garnered a Best Soul Album award from Creative Loafing) and Dexter will conduct a post-show Q&A session, fielding questions from the audience.

“This show is going to be ... myself and Khari Simmons performing some of our favorite songs, and we will be talking about the inspiration behind the music,” Dexter adds.

Seating for the show is extremely limited, so you may want to get on it now.

$25. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. 800 East Recording Studio, 800 East Ave., NE. 800eastunplugged-efbevent.eventbrite.com.

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Tracklist: Axl Rose opened for The Whigs

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM

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  • Diplo got high
>> Axl Rose was surprisingly(?) laid back and affable on Kimmel last night. Hey! The Whigs were there, too!

>> "I love to have fun." ~ Rihanna

>> The Village Voice talks to The xx about gaining confidence.

>> The Go-Gos headed are to Broadway.

>> Queens of the Stone Age tweeted.

>> Watch The Tallest Man On Earth play Morning Becomes Eclectic on NPR.

>> If you haven't already: "The Haunted Man is another near masterpiece."

>> Mandopop singer/dancer/actor/sensation Jolin Tsai has released a video for "Fantasy."

>> Taylor Swift is all grows up, says The New York Times.

>> Musicians are fucking idiots, says musician.

>> Happy birthday, Katy Perry!

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