Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bon Jovi at Phillips Arena

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:23 PM

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New Jersey rock band Bon Jovi brought its Because We Can Tour to a sold-out Philips Arena on Wednesday night.

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Jungol unveils third installment of 'Go Softly, 'Hide and Seek'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Arriving on the heels of yesterday's Crib Notes post highlighting "Walk Through," the second installment of Jungol's Go Softly short-film project, yet another piece of the puzzle appeared this morning. "Hide and Seek" picks up the pieces with the same saturated autumnal hues of color and nature-afflicted abstract imagery that "Other Life" and "Walk Through" laid out. This latest video also picks up the pace with a bit of a marathon motif. Where it's all going from here remains to be seen, but it's been a cool and transcendent journey so far.

Jungol plays 529 on Fri., March 1 and again at AMICI in Milledgeville, Ga., on Sat., March 2.

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Tracklist: Questlove wrote the book

Posted By on Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Full stream ahead
  • Full stream ahead
>> Watch Queen Bey's oh-so-stylish lil' sis, Solange, do a stripped take on True EP tune "Don't Let Me Down" on "Letterman."

>> Cee-Lo & Lauriana Mae are feelin' all sad and aimless in post-apocalyptic New Fractal City in the EXCLUSIVE, OFFICIAL, new vid "Only You." Aw. Cheer up, you guys. It's only a crappy music video.

>> Listen to My Morning Jacket's sparse and soulful take on John Denver's 1966 classic (for Peter, Paul and Mary, that is), "Leaving on a Jet Plane."

>> Atlanta Dream$ explores the mutually beneficial relationship shared between local hip-hop artists and the strip club DJs who field-test their new jams for them. (via)

>> Book Club: Mo' Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove (!)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Jungol releases more scenes from 'Go Softly'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Atmospheric rock quartet Jungol just released a video for "Walk Through," the second part of the band's ambitious short-film project entitled Go Softly.

Judging by Jungol's website, each of the 15 parts will feature brief sketches of textured, atmospheric audio that normally make up the background noise of the band's main material. Be sure to check out the first installment, "Other Life," for more cryptically surreal visuals.

Jungol plays 529 on Fri., March 1 and again at AMICI in MIlledgeville, GA on Sat., March 2.

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Ex Booze guitarist featured in David Bowie video

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 1:11 PM

You could say that Randy Michael has caught a big break in Hollywood, as the former Booze guitarist can be spotted playing drums in the video for David Bowie's "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)." The nearly six-minute mini-movie dropped yesterday and casts Bowie and veteran actress Tilda Swinton as a typical married couple that, instead of obsessing over celebrities, is tormented by the young and beautiful. At times, it comes across as an artsy take on the 2008 Clint Eastwood film Gran Torino.

The video was directed by Floria Sigismondi, whose resume as a director includes two earlier Bowie videos ("Little Wonder" and "Dead Man Walking" in 1997) as well as the 2010 biopic The Runaways. She is also the wife of Lillian Berlin, one of Michaels' band mates in Living Things. According to Michael, he just appears in the video and did not play drums on this song or any of the cuts from Bowie's forthcoming album, The Next Day, which is slated for a March 12 release in the U.S.

Since the Booze split in late 2011, Michael has moved to Los Angeles and is focused on other projects. His new surroundings have opened him up to different opportunities as an actor and musician. In addition to the Bowie video, Michael will soon be seen in a commercial for Heineken's Desperados beer, slated to begin airing March 1, and an episode of the ABC series Revenge, in which he plays guitar for New Zealand-based songwriter Gin Wigmore during a party scene.

Working with Bowie was especially rewarding for Michael, since he was a British rock 'n' roll aficionado long before he took a stab at acting. "I'm having a hard time believing I worked with David Bowie," Michael says. "Just watching him get into his acting zone makes you realize you are watching the best."

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Forte Bowie, 'Vice Haus'

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

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The #NewAtlanta movement has a long list of artists on board, all of whom bring their own flare to what had become a redundant corner of hip-hop in recent years. One artist who's found his niche and is making a lot of headway this year is Forte Bowie. At first glance he may seem like just another trap rapper from Atlanta, but give a listen to his Vice Haus mixtape and that perception quickly fades.

Although Vice Haus is only seven tracks long, each number brings quality and diversity to the table, showing off the duality of Bowie's voice as he switches from rapping to singing - all the while keeping your attention with only one feature (Miloh Smith) throughout the whole thing. Subjects like money and strippers are looked at from a different perspective on tracks such as "M.O.B. Pt. 1 and 2," and he even moves into some pop terrain with "Little League Love." In the end, "Take Em to Church" offers a more spiritual approach, expressing his faults and concerns with a higher power - one of many surprises from yet another promising artist from the south side of Atlanta.

Download Vice Haus via DatPiff.

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Tracklist: Kanye surprises Paris

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Stickin with you
  • Stickin' with you
>> In case you missed it, the pride of Compton, Mister Duckworth, AKA Kendrick Lamar, did "Poetic Justice" on Letterman. A little later in the evening, oddest of the Future, Tyler the Creator, dropped by Fallon for a one-two of Wolf tracks "TreeHome > Domo 23."

>> Justin Timberlake and main Mumford, Marcus, made beautiful music together for the Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis. Speaking of music and movies, Metallica Through the Never is going to be "Unlike anything any band has done before. They're going to take concert footage and tie it in with a narrative."

>> According to Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift could recite like every single line from The Game's songs. In a related Taylor Swift story, Taylor Swift has great aim, you guys.

>> Tim Blanks on Kanye in Paris: Genius smooths the rough edges of ego.

>> Download: Glasgow band Apollo Gets the Girl's beautiful, dark, taffy-twisted "Kitten."

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Biters, Video Rahim shooting 'Hallucination Generation' video

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 4:30 PM

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The Biters may be between tours at the moment, but the band is not taking it easy. Instead, its members have been working locally with Video Rahim (Visualuxury and Echo Tree Media) on a music video for "Hallucination Generation," the first cut on 2012's Last of a Dying Breed EP.

Shooting began February 24, and the project is expected to continue through Wednesday, according to Video Rahim. Although guitarist and lead singer Tuk Smith is keeping most details under wraps, Video Rahim indicated that one inspiration for the video is a classic horror movie.

Video Rahim is no stranger to lifting themes from '80s horror films, as the video he shot and directed last year for Gun Party's "Nothing Like A Sheep to Make You Feel Like a Wolf" had a definite An American Werewolf in London vibe.

Tuk has stayed busy in between tours, producing an LP for like-minded Jersey City rockers Wyldlife alongside local engineer Dan Dixon. In addition to having a sound and look similar to that of the Biters, Wyldlife also has something in common with an established noise-pop group - vocalist Danny Feldman's older brother, Kurt, plays drums in the Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

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Soundgarden to play Tabernacle May 7 and 8

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Live Nation announced today that Soundgarden will be playing at the Tabernacle on Tuesday May 7 and Wed., May 8 - two shows!

Tickets go on sale March 1 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

$59.50. 8 p.m. Tabernacle. 152 Luckie St. 404-659-9022.

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Tracklist: NIN gets a band-lift

Posted By on Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM

I prefer her earlier work.
  • I prefer her earlier work.
>> Nine Inch Nails is back, again. And this time Trent has put together an Avengers-like lineup. The new band will comprise Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear, Garbage), Adrian Belew! (King Crimson, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Caifanes, Tom Tom Club, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, The Bears, Tori Amos, YOU GET THE POINT), Alessandro Cortini (Modwheelmood, SONOIO, Blindoldfreak, Muse, The Mayfield Four, Marilyn Manson), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv), Ilan Rubin (Angels & Airwaves, Lostprophets, Fenix*TX, The New Regime, Denver Harbor, Paramore), and Justin Bieber (Just kidding). Not a NIN fan? Also headed out on tour: The National and Dirty Projectors. (via)

>> Atoms for Peace's new album Amok is New Yorker music guy Sasha Frere-Jones' favorite Thom Yorke music in years. Here is why.

>> Dearly beloved, Prince will be performing not one but two songs on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" this Friday. Go Crazy.

>> The Guardian wants to have like a million babies with the new David Bowie album, The Next Day. Related: Tilda Swinton, because it just makes sense.

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