>> Why would you ever want to spend the massive amounts of time, money, and effort it takes to get up out of the pile of your own filth, put on pants, shave your teeth, and actually attend a music festival when you could just stay seated in the pile of your own filth in the privacy of your parents' basement streaming it online.
>> Here is Courtney Love on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson talking about speedballs and promoting her book and just being glorious Courtney Love.
Savannah sludge standard-bearers Black Tusk, on the heels of the new Tend No Wounds E.P., is the marquee act for No Way Entertainment's first ever Atlanta Bloodbath, a three night celebration of regional metal and hardcore held Aug. 8-10 at the Star Bar. Opening the festival is a free punk show, featuring three local hardcore acts joined by the dark sound of Miami grindcore outfit Terrorist and, surprisingly, San Antonio surf rockers Eets Feets. The following two nights include some hardcore, including Cheap Art's release show for its Desocialized 7-inch on Friday and an appearance Saturday by North Carolina punk veterans No Power, but will mainly celebrate metal's many off-shoots, including sludge (Order of the Owl), death (Mangled), thrash (Sadistic Ritual), and mixes of styles (Wolves and Jackals' "blackened thrash" sound).
Further details, including when tickets go on sale, will be posted soon on the event's Facebook page.
Thurs., Aug. 8, 9 p.m., Free
Fri., Aug. 9, 8 p.m., $12, $20 for a two-night pass
Sat., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., $12, $20 for a two-night pass
>> Fiona Apple is going on tour, but she has about only 26% of an idea of what the fuck she will be playing for you. That is plenty percent of an idea. Right, Courtney?
>> Justin Bieber rapping "Lose Yourself" is like Ivanka Trump singing "Started From The Bottom." Miss you, already, Gabe. Speaking of Justin Bieber, let's all watch the [OFFICIAL VIDEO] for Icona Pop's "Girlfriend." It's almost too much girl-fun to Beliebe.
>> We'll look back and say, "Hey, remember the time Tom Hanks' rapper son Chet Haze went to see Jay Z in concert and made a little Vine?" These memories can't wait!
>> Todd Terje's Essential Mix 2013 is essential.
Weird Al Yankovic performed in front of a nearly sold-out crowd on Sunday at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Hall in the Woodruff Arts Center. Armed with an accordion, keyboard, and jittery dance moves, Yankovic sang his parody renditions of songs made popular by Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and others. During his performance he commented on the crowd's appearance. "I have never seen this many tropical shirts in a single venue," he said.
The Vans Warped Tour made its annual summer stop in Atlanta on Thursday at Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood. The largest, traveling, single-day festival brought every range of music that could possibly get your pulse up to heart attack levels. That's 93 bands over nine stages in a little under 10 hours. Donned as the "Best Day Ever" festival ... After people-watching all day, the title easily hold true. With so much to see, hear, and do, everyone was guaranteed a different experience and a great time. The gallery that follows only begins to show what one could expect from the festival.
>> The New York Times talks to Trent Reznor about the new and improved NIN, the upcoming tour, album, personnel, purpose, etc.
>> Portlandia co-creator Fred Armisen will direct a Kings of Leon concert at 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire for American Expresess's Unstaged live-streaming series on Friday, August 9th, 2013, at 9:00PM Greenwich Mean Time.. In a related art/music/film/performance/who even knows anymore thing, Jay "My presence is charity" Z's Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film will premiere on HBO this Friday, August 2nd, at 11PM.
The return of G.G. King doubles as the debut of its first lineup in which King will be the only former Carbonas member on stage. King and returning bass player Ryan Bell will be joined by two new guitarists, Andrew Wiggins (Wymyns Prysyn, Hawks) and Mike Beavers (Predator, Dino's Boys) , and drummer Bobby Michaud (Wymyns Prysyn, Double Negative). While Beavers is beginning his third stint with the band after two runs behind the drum kit, Wiggins and Michaud are first-time members. "I knew they were capable based on their other bands, and I knew they'd be able to pick up what we're doing pretty quickly," King says of his new bandmates. The impressive "members of" list above means everyone in King's band has an already packed show calendar. In spite of this, King says future shows are a definite possibility.
The new guitarists replace King's longtime band mates and high school friends, Clay Kilbourne and Will Greene. Both played with King in Quadiliacha from 1993-1999 and, at different times, in the Carbonas. "I needed a little bit of a change," King says. "I've been playing with those guys off and on for over 20 years, so they're like brothers." Kilbourne and Greene will play with King at the Earl later on, though, at a Sept. 14 Quadiliacha reunion show.
Adding yet another leg to Atlanta's sprawling experimental music scene, Currency is a fledgling free jazz and improv troupe featuring Daniel Bailey, Chris Childs, John Gregg, Ben Shirley, Jared Pepper, Ryan Gregory, and Eric Fontaine. Similar to Faun and a Pan Flute, in which Bailey, Childs, Gregg, and Shirley all share duties, Currency is an expansive group of players that curiously picks through any angle or idea that comes to shape over the course of random improvisations. The group's hypnotic runs of instrumental experimentation ebb and flow in a heaving mass of intricate sound and color, shifting from moment to moment with Fela Kuti's precise flair and Albert Ayler's vaporous bombast. Bailey explains the group's mindset by offering, "I don't know exactly what we are going for. I don't think we are really going for anything in particular. I had some ideas. I asked these people to contribute to the ideas. And magic blossomed. I am super grateful to be making music with such a solid group of comfortable improvisors. We have only had a few rehearsals, only one with the full group, and things are already flying. I directed the group enough by writing the building blocks for the music and by choosing the instrumentation ... The rest is at the will of the players. It can be taken in any direction at any moment. All textures and emotions are open for exploration."
Following an impromptu set without Shirley and Gregory at the Merman Manor on July 18, Currency plans to make its live debut as the full band at Eyedrum alongside New Orleans jazz enthusiast Steve Marquette and Atlanta's-own noise primitivists Suffer Bomb Damage.
$3. 9 p.m. Mon. July 29 at Eyedrum, 115 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Suite 225, Atlanta.
Friday, July 26
Nashville has more dive bars than ATL now that sucks. tbh i think that new…
*Christ, Lord sorry
"Punk" style like this seems like it is the polar opposite of punk. Bradford Cox…
They're kind of starting to look like a joke of themselves. Song's good though.