"Snitches get stitches" - words to live by. If Kool G Rap didn't coin the phrase, he's certainly owned it ever since he delivered that hardcore OG line, "Snitches get stitches, bitches that act snotty inside the parties, even the hotties, get turned to bodies," with his 1992 single, "Two To the Head."
He's an underrated underground lyricist, and alongside his cohort DJ Polo, they're one of the most hard-hitting one MC/one DJ duos around, and they're coming to the World Famous Mic Club on Thurs., May 28. Komplex, Methuzulah, 4-Ize, DJ's Razah, Sky, and Knumbskull also perform, alongside hosts D.R.E.S. Tha BEATnik and Dionysus.
$15. 10 p.m. Xcess Ultra Lounge, 708 Spring St.
"Cruising" is not quite "Raw Meat," the gold standard for the band's post Good Bad Not Evil output, but in the spirit of the compilation, it's a solid lo-fi gargage tune, and a definite improvement over the group's previous Adult Swim offering.
The Numerators play a no-frills form of garage-psych similar to West Coast acts like the Intelligence or Thee Oh Sees, but distilled down to gloriously monotonous two- or three-chord riffs and a steady beat. Having just released a 7-inch with Suicide Squeeze, longtime label for Atlanta's own the Coathangers, the Brooklyn trio now comes to Star Bar alongside a maxed-out bill featuring Vegan Coke, Faun and a Pan Flute, A. Grimes, Gibberish Fuckattack, Emily Kempf, Hurricanes of Love, and Arvid Noe.
There was plenty to cover, but here are some cherry-picked highlights.
>> Hear the new Beady Eye single "Second Bite Of The Apple," here, now. Liam sounds a little flat, no? And speaking of Liam, wait... those aren't the same guy? HUH. Anyway, let's move on with a little help from Jay Cole's "Cole Summer." Aaaaaaand we have our first Debbie Downer cover of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."
>> Sleepy-head Thom Yorke tweets from under his covers: new song floating about is called Magic Beanz. the Z is v important. I'd find u a link but I'm still in bedzzz.
>> Happy 80th birthday,
Stoned Gandalf Willie Nelson!
On Tues., Oct. 22, Elf Power and a screening of a movie by Major Organ & the Adding Machine are slated to set the night in motion. Half Japanese shares the stage on Wed., Oct. 23. Tickets for both shows are $30 and they go on sale Fri., May 3, at 10 a.m.
The group has announced a few more dates as well, so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Daniel Bailey doesn't seem to be interested in taking any downtime. Between his duties with scruffy, math-focused outsiders Faun and a Pan Flute and Babar, Bailey moonlights as Carey, a solo project that intersects modern classical, krautrock, prog, and psych rock. Aside from full-lengths due out later this year from both Faun and Babar, Carey's new album, entitled simply VI, is finished and ready for listening. With help from Chris Childs (marimba and percussion), Mikhail Ally (bass clarinet), Ben Shirley (cello), and Julian Hinshaw (tuba), Bailey played every other sound on VI, including piano, electric organ, electric bass, acoustic guitar, violin, Bb clarinet, alto clarinet, drums, and vocals.
They pull this off not only because they're great musicians individually, but also because they learned the craft together. All alums of Chicago Joe's Rock n' Blues Camp, the members of the Solar Bears have been playing under various band names and roster switch-ups since they were in grade school - more than 15 years ago.
Thursday night that became apparent as singer and guitarist Jordan Gonzalez seamlessly hit a riff while drummer Zack Falls took a few extra swigs off his beer, and bassist Hart did the obligatory funky chicken head-bob as he swooped underneath with a bass line.
Later in the set, the Bears invited Dan Miller of Mission South to the stage for a rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" that would have made Jimi Hendrix proud, not only for the styling, but also for the flawless incorporation of Miller's vibe into the group's sound.
Before starting the song Jordan leaned in to the mic and said in a silky smooth voice, "Guys, if you want to grab a special lady to dance with, now would be a good time..."
The room paired off in a matter of seconds, almost like it was choreographed. Despite being one of the only people not pressed close, grinding to the music, by the end of the song even I felt a little pregnant.
Back in September 2012, Adron put out a call for anyone interested in donating junk items or cash funds to aid in the construction of a 10'x16' pyramid along the Atlanta Beltine. It was to be the centerpiece of a Barry Alexander Brown-directed video for the song "Pyramids" from her latest album, Organismo.
The structure itself was dismantled back in January as it wasn't holding up against the elements. But now, nearly eight months after it all began, the monument has been immortalized in film. Bear witness as Adron makes a trek through Cabbagetown with her little red wagon, en route to the temple that is the physical manifestation of her plaintive and pastoral songwriting.
To put it in the simplest of terms, the "Pyramids" video is all about finding beauty in the mundane clutter of daily life, and piece by piece, turning it into something magnificent.
Adron plays Eddie's Attic on Wed., May 29. $8. 8 p.m. 515-B North McDonough St. 404-377-4976.
Any intel about this Project Pabst festival that I scheduled for 10/1?
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