Friday, May 31
Best Coast is playing a show at Variety Playhouse tonight (Fri., May 31), and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. All you have to do is be the first person to answer the following question:
Best Coast's singer and guitarist Bethany Cosentino got her start as a child actress. She once danced in a conga line in a pizza commercial. What was the name of the pizza company?
Be the first person to leave the correct answer in the comments section of this post and the tickets are yours.
The four-song EP's opening track, "All I Need Is," is a little different than what you might expect, as the song's tempo and a chorus of female backup vocals captures Knight taking on the role of an introspective songwriter, as opposed to the gruff-voiced, street-wise punk veteran he's earned the right to be called. Other songs, such as "(If You're a Rebel) Rebel" and "Scorched Earth Policy," are both newly recorded versions of latter-day A.P.A. demos, so they're more in line with what longtime fans should expect. Rounding out the record is a cover of "I Surrender," by U.K. punk legends the Adverts, devoted to the memory of Knight's son who passed away in 2011.
No word yet whether the No Disciples will book any release shows this summer around the Biters' schedule, though A.P.A. is playing a reunion show - the group's first appearance in three years - scheduled for July as part of Tulsa, Ok's Fuck You, We Rule, OK punk and oi fest.
>> PLEASE watch the confusing, embarrassing, and LULZ new music video for Snoop Lion's "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" (bleech!) featuring the reflection (the new hologram?) of reggae legend, Miley Cyrus. Yeesh. Now my buzz is gone! Oh, and death to Vevo.
>> Get well, soon, Big Boi! #shoesforrunning
Basically, while Irreversible is on hiatus, the urge to put out music has been increasing for me. Recording feels as mandatory as breathing or sleeping. Josh Hunter and I have been friends for five-six years and since he moved to Oxford, Miss. to finish school, we have stayed in touch as pen pals and made this particular song via email exchange. I would track an instrument and send it to him, then he would reply with an accompanying track and some mixing notes. Our nervousness about singing generated a kind of mutual encouragement, not to mention I could relate to his isolation out there in Mississippi. I have periods of isolation living in Atlanta, despite having friends here, so producing with Josh felt especially meaningful. This felt like the ideal way to kick off Crucifiction - with a friend's help. The misspelled name is an atheist pun, obviously.
>> Athens/Atlanta trio Migos to star in a new HGTV series from the creators Extreme Makeover: Home Edition called Trapped Out The Bando. Or, you know, they totally should. Because that would be awesome. Free idea. #FreeOffset
>> The new -excuse the language- Fuck Buttons song, "The Red Wing," sounds like the soundtrack to an electric razor commercial from a grimy dystopian future where bands with names like Fuck Buttons score electric razor commercials.
>> Elvis Costello/The Greatest Band in Late Night (The Roots) collaboration really happened, album on the way.
Traveling between Maryland Death Fest and Chaos in Tejas, hordes of metal heads descended upon East Atlanta on May 28, taking over stages at 529 and the Basement for the inaugural ATL Death Fest. It was a night of whiplash, speed, and fury in the pit that lasted well into the witching hour. The following images of Krömoson, Sadistic Ritual, and Abigail were shot during three intense sets throughout the night.
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Sat., June 1. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Druid Hills Baptist Church. 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. Atlanta. 404-874-5721.
>> Funk/jazz/rock/blues mixologists Steely Dan are mentioned three times in the first paragraph of Vulture's excellent, semi-longread profile on super producer, very good friend of Daft Punk, and Neptune member Pharrell Williams.
>> Watch a video of Angel Haze doing her enormous, enormously confident, and enormously bueno new tune, "No Bueno," live In London.
Friday night brought Atlanta's own Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics to Terminal West. Ruby and the men played to a packed house supporting their debut album, Its About Time. This would be the last show in Atlanta for the band for some time as they embarked on a heavy U.S. touring schedule this summer. Don't miss this amazing new soul group when they return to Atlanta later this fall.
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