Ballers Eve is back for the February edition of their new monthly series at El Bar. Friday DJ Dirrty will once again split sets with Speakerfoxxx and Cristo Disco, but not before Motion Family premiere's the video for Grip Plyaz's "Fuck That Hipster Shit."
The popular single, arguably Grip's biggest before "Ray Lewis" took the Internet by storm, has been around a while and even made it's way onto the MC's Purp, Wind & Fire album. Thanks to the fellas over at MoFam, "FTHS" will finally get the visual treatment it deserves. (Maybe Grip could get some more respect too. Just sayin'.)
There will be free PBR from 10-11:30 p.m., or until Grip finishes it all. You've been warned.
Motion Family and Grip Plyaz presents "Fuck That Hipster Shit" video premiere at El Bar. With DJ Dirrty, Speakerfoxxx, and Cristo Disco. Fri., Feb. 28. $10. El Bar, 939 Ponce De Leon Ave. 404-881-6040.
>> Ease up, Beyonce. You are a flawless queen, and this photog ban only serves to highlight a mortal - of which we know you most certainly are not - insecurity.
>> Ciara would like to extend to you an invitation to the "Body Party." The... party. With the... with the body. Party with body?
>> Kim Gordon in ELLE: "Thurston was carrying on this whole double life with her. He was really like a lost soul." Damn you, Thurston.
>> Diarrhea Was Born To Run. Get it? OR: Born To Run Covered By Diarrhea. Either way, I am very mature. Just like Diarrhea Planet.
In other words the group is done, which is disappointing to say the least. All of those shows and all of those songs are now just things of the past.
Frankie Broyles is doing his solo thing now, and is currently out playing West Coast dates with Atlas Sound, Carnivores, and White Rainbow. Woody Shortridge is now playing bass for the Dog Bite band. Catch them at the Drunken Unicorn on Mon., March 5 with Grimes and Born Gold.
Long live the new flesh.
Back Pockets have a new video making the rounds for a song called “Beauty.” It's both extravagant and grotesque as it's dreamlike narrative unfolds amid the group's weird, surrealist theater thing that they've got going on. It's totally their M.O., and they're showing off some interesting camera tricks here.
... And in case you haven’t noticed already, they've got a Kickstarter campaign going to fund both an "epic circle America tour" in March/April, along with a documentary film about the experience.
There’s also a new Back Pockets album due out March 1, tentatively titled Magic. Stay tuned for more on that.
If you're like most people, you've been patiently (or impatiently) waiting for new material from metal giants Mastodon. The band has just released a video for their new song "Black Tongue" off their upcoming record, The Hunter. "Black Tongue" is a more straightforward and stripped-down song than the band's prog-rock inspired Crack the Skye. It's unclear if the rest of the album will be heading in this direction. The accompanying video centers on woodworking artist AJ Fosik as he creates the truly terrifying sculpture seen on The Hunter's cover art.
On top of the video, Mastodon also announced some more details about the upcoming album. The Hunter drops September 27, and "Curl of the Burl," the record's first official single, will be pulverizing your eardrums soon. The band is also offering a pre-order package that offers an "alternate reality experience" in addition to the standard CD/poster/digital download combo. No details have emerged on what this experience entails.
Check out the video for "Black Tongue" below.
Seven years ago, Savannah natives Circle Takes the Square released As the Roots Undo..., a dense, apocalyptic, and crushingly heavy album, and unquestionably one of the finest post-hardcore releases of the decade. And when it seemed like the band was about to receive some of the mainstream success they deserved, they just sort of...stopped. There was no formal breakup announcement, but there were no announcements or tour dates since 2007. Mostly, fans had given up on anything new from the band, especially after three of the four members settled down and got married.
But earlier this year, the band launched a Kickstarter campaign intended to fund a new album, and within a month or two, the band had raised 10 grand more than the $2,500 they were hoping for. Now it looks like that money has been put to good use, as the band released a short Youtube video spotlighting clips from their upcoming record Decompositions Part I.
The band has disabled embedding on the video, but you should check out the sneak preview on Youtube. It's short, but seriously good. The band hasn't announced a release date for the record yet, but whenever it is, it can't come soon enough.
A little while ago, I sat and chatted with one of my favorite local drummers, Sarah Wilson, about her instrumental band Odist, which has been buzzing about for the past year or so in Atlanta's progressive scene. At the time she was excited about the prospect of the band recording its next project with a big name, but she was hesitant to reveal more details until it was set in stone.
"Definitely within this past year things have been picking up speed," Wilson said two months ago. "We have a lot of exciting things going on next year. We're doing pre-production right now on our new album, and we will possibly be recording with a Grammy Award-winning artist. As soon as we know for sure it's going to happen, we will let everyone know."
David Berman is one of the most lauded characters in the canon of indie-rock songwriters. He is also one of the hardest to understand.
Unlike his friend and sometimes bandmate Stephen Malkmus, Berman doesn't fit the mold of an ironic hipster. Nor does he carry the weighty, country-boy mystique of Will Oldham. Berman is more like Charles Bukowski. He has the ability to write lyrics rife with symbolism and that resonate with a universal sense of truth, but are grotesque in their painful honesty.
He relegates interviews to e-mail, both in the interest of clarity and to maintain the cryptic shield that surrounds Silver Jews records, it seems. His responses simultaneously feel conversational and elusive, and getting inside his head is virtually impossible.
Like his interviews, Berman's lyrics have their own internal sense of logic that reveals all sorts of hidden meaning. Just listen to his double-edged lyricism in "Candy Jail" from his latest release, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City). "Living in a candy jail/where the guards are gracious and the grounds are grand/and the warden really listens and he understands," Berman sings.
On the surface, allusions to a cornucopia of peppermint-flavored jail bars, peanut-brittle bunk beds and marshmallow walls seem like nonsense. But upon closer examination, he's not just singing about sweets.
Read the rest of this article here.
(Photo by Brent Stewart)
The Rent Boys are going along to give an encore performance of their recent reunion show at The Fringe Binge a few weeks back. So if you didn't get the chance to see them then, here's one more go-around, which is will worth the drive to Savannah; and after all there was an almost 8 year gap between Rent Boys' shows. And despite much prodding these recent reunions aren't going to lead to a proper reformation of the group, so catch them if you can.
In other Young Antiques news, the group is now taking pre-orders for their forthcoming self-released CD, titled Soundtrack to Tear Us Apart.
(Photo courtesy of the Young Antiques)
Deaton explains that the group is an excuse for him and Lambert to get together and jam on some punk songs and do some improvisational stuff as well. It is a project that will be ongoing, and will fire up whenever Lambert is back in town from NYC where he currently resides, or Deaton is up there.
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