Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Atlanta's most Wuthering Heights day EVER

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 3:49 PM

This Saturday, July 16, out on the wiley, windy moors of Candler Park, hundreds of Kate Bush admirers will gather to re-enact the music video for her classic single “Wuthering Heights.” Attendees are encouraged to dress “as Kate as they feel” (in a red dress, black belt, green eyeshadow, the works) and to arrive early to practice the steps to the video’s whimsical, free form dance routine. However, it is by no means necessary for participants to master the choreography. “It’s like a lot of goofy faces and spinning around, it doesn’t really matter if you know the dance,” says Kim Manning, one of the event’s coordinators. “We’ll call out the moves as we go, so people really shouldn’t be intimidated by needing to practice or really knowing it well, unless that’s what they’re into.”

The idea of gathering to blissfully dance to the chart-topping pop standard is something that Bush fans across the globe seem to be into. Shambush, a performance collective in the UK, hosted the original event in 2013. The video of their re-enactment went viral, inspiring fans around the globe to host similar events in their own cities. After sharing the video on her Facebook page, Manning decided to organize an Atlanta chapter of the movement with a couple of old friends. “I was a DJ at Album 88 in 1999, and I discovered her when I was there,” she says. “I did a goth radio show, and the two girls that I did it with are doing this with me, they really helped get it all together. We played a lot of Kate Bush, we’re really into her.”

According to the Facebook event page, cities in Germany, Sweden, The UK, Australia, and many more will join Atlanta in re-enacting the video on the sixteenth. “I had initially scheduled it on July 30th, because that was Kate Bush’s birthday and it was Emily Bronte’s birthday. We moved ours to the sixteenth to be part of this international movement,” Manning says. “There’s been a lot of coordination between the international cities, actually. There’s an organizer’s group over email where we talk about how to get it set up.”

Like the original, the Atlanta re-enactment will be filmed, but that shouldn’t deter camera-shy Bush fans from attending. “We’ll make sure nobody is filmed who doesn’t want to be, but it’s just for prosterity, so that we have it,” Manning says. At the end of the day, the goal of the event is to revel in the experience itself. “I think it looks so fun, it’s such a silly thing to do, but there’s still some integrity there when it’s Kate Bush and it’s not like ‘The Macarena,’ you know?” Manning says. “Spinning around in a park in a red dress just looks really silly and fun. I don’t know exactly what it’s tapped into, but I do know there’s a lot of people who are really excited about it. It just makes me smile to think about.”

Practice for the video will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the re-enactment will take place at 10 a.m. in Candler Park. Check out the Facebook event  for more details.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tracklist: Angel Haze, St. Vincent, TLC, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp, BØRNS, Taylor Swift, August Alsina, Blair Waldorf, Night Terrors of 1927, Bad Suns and more

Posted By on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Good track
  • Good track
>> Last Night on Late Night: J. Lo did talked NYE gigs, Vegas, mom and played Catchphrase with Jimmy on The Tonight Show, Night Terrors of 1927 did "Always Take You Back" on Meyers, and Bad Suns did "Salt" on Kimmel.

>> "Cultural appropriation should be a conversation. It should be something that people say: like, why the fuck are you doing this or why the fuck are you rapping about this when you’re not from here? It’s an opportunity for us to reassert the culture we come from: this is what you’re appropriating, this is what we are, as a culture, as a people." ~ Angel Haze

>> Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionna "T-Boz" Watkins are kickstarting a new, final TLC album. Speaking of TLC, they're going out on tour with New Kids on the Block and Nelly.

>> Never Mind The Picture of Wild Flag: How Sleater-Kinney Became The Last Great Rock Band

>> Full Stream Ahead: Amason, Sky City, Gaz Coombes, Matador, Periphery, Juggernaut: Alpha, and Chikiss, "Dusha"

>> Esquire talks to Renaissance goth Marilyn Manson about Sons of Anarchy, The Pale Emperor, Courtney Love and more

>> And so it was decreed, that in the year 2015, President of Panem Taylor Swift, would annoint Børns' "Electric Love" to be an instant classic. Let the Seventy Fourth Hunger Games Begin!

>> The scene is dead, long live the scene. RIP Hipster Runoff. Unrelated: Blair Waldorf is going on tour! And Weird Al, too!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Tracklist: Ella Henderson, Sia, Marilyn Manson, Florrie, Yung Jake, Courtney Love, Sharon Van Etten, Future Islands, Sam Smith, The Grateful Dead, Pond, Jessica Pratt, Matana Roberts, Curtis Harding, and more

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 10:20 AM

Itchy triggers
  • Itchy triggers
>> Last Week and Over The Weekend on Late Night: Former X Factor finalist Ella Hnderson did "Ghost" on Letterman, Meghan Trainor did "Lips are Movin'" on Fallon, 97th richest Australian person under the age of 40 Sia did "Elastic Heart" and "Chandelier" with a little help from tiny dancer Maddie Ziegler on SNL, Kate McKinnon killed as Justin Bieber in a trio of Calvin Klein parodies, Sharon Van Etten did "her new hit" lol "I Don't Want to Let You Down" on Ellen, and boring guy Sam Smith and exciting guy Future Islands played Austin City Limits. #ACLMcDLT

>> "Try to drink and do drugs when you’re in a good mood, not in a bad mood. Also, don’t make songs that confuse strippers and don’t make movies without nudity." ~ Marilyn Manson

>> LadyGunn talks to T-Swiffer collab-pal Jack Antonoff about Anthony Michael Hall, New Jersey, angry suburbanites, hopes, dreams, and not getting stuck in the past.

>> Russh talks to Perth, Australia foursome Pond about their notorious live shows, The Melvins, awesome cover art, BBQ in the park and more.

>> Still-kicking members of The Grateful Dead, Mickey, Bobby, Phil and Bill Kreutzmann will be joined by Trey Anastatio, Jeff Chimenti, and Bruce Hornsby for a trio of 50th anniversary/reunion/farewell shows at Soldier Field this July 4th weekend. In a related story: Hitler reacts.

>> Full Stream Ahead: Jessica Pratt, On Your Own Love Again, Matana Roberts, Coin Coin Chapter Three, Curtis Harding, Soul Power, Ryan Bingham, Fear and Saturday Night,

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tracklist: FKA twigs, Panda Bear, Ryn Weaver, Fall Out Boy, Meghan Trainor, Maroon 5, Curren$y, John Mayer, Samantha Savage Smith, JD McPherson, 2 Chainz and more

Posted By on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Real World
  • Real World
>> Last Night on Late Night: Next big thing Ryn Weaver made her big network television debut with "OctaHate" (#fairypop) on Letterman, Jimmy & Gwynnie did Broadway versions of hip-hop grooooooooaaaaannnn, Panda Bear did "Boys Latin," and Black Simon & Garfunkel did "Uptown Funk" on Fallon, LA glam jokesters Steel Panther did "If You Really, Really Love Me" and "Party Like Tomorrow is the End of the World" on Kimmel, and Grammy nominated Mali Music did "I Believe" on Meyers. Bonuses: Basshead blonde Meghan Trainor did "Lips Are Movin'" on Ellen and 2 Chainz did Nancy Grace on HLN.

>> "A famous artist said something to me about dancing. When you look at people dancing, it looks like some of them have no rhythm. But how can that be? When people dance around the beat, they might have a higher understanding of rhythm, the way dogs hear sounds that we can’t. " ~ FKA twigs

>> Watch Victoria's Secret Fashion Show house band Maroon 5 ruin a bunch of fake weddings in their new video for "Sugar."

>> Full Stream Ahead: The Decemberists, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (iTunes link), Fall Out Boy, American Beauty/American Psycho, Until The Ribbon Breaks, A Lesson Unlearnt, Amen Dunes, Cowboy Worship EP

>> Rookie talks to Samantha Savage Smith about style, talking pictures, Calgary, ruts, focussing on music and more.

>> Garden & Gun talks to Oklahoma-billy JD McPherson about his new album Let the Good Times Roll.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tracklist: Shovels and Rope, Joey Bada$$, Childish Gambino, Mariachi El Bronx, Miley Cyrus, Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Bjork, Bowie, Heems, Dave Matthews Band, Ed Sheeran and more

Posted By on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM

9/11 and Heartbreak
  • 9/11 and Heartbreak
>> Last Night on Late Night: Charleston, South Carolina twosome Shovels and Rope did "Coping Mechanism" on Letterman, 19-year-old Bed Stuy guy Joey Bada$$ did "Like Me" on Fallon, Los Angeles punkers Mariachi El Bronx did "Wildfires" on Coco, and Renaissance man Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino did "3005" and "Sober" on Kimmel.

>> Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket and Spoon are all playing Bonnaroo 2015.

>> "I don’t think I can live in a world where that’s even possible. When you hear that kind of polished pop and then there’s a ginger guy with a fucking guitar it seems subversive, but it’s fucking not." ~ Noel Gallagher

>> Watch Moscow-born Londoner Shura's new, day-into-night-in-the-life music video for "Indecision."

>> Full Stream Ahead: Viet Cong, Viet Cong, Cloakeroom, Further Out, Alana Yorke, Dream Magic, Zara Larsson, Uncover EP, Bonus: Laura Groves, "Dream Story"

>> Dave Matthews Band 2015 tour dates, y'all.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tracklist: Meghan Trainor, Elliphant, Brandy Clark, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, The Blank Tapes, Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, Aloe Blacc, Belle And Sebastian, Darius Rucker, Jay Z, Talking Heads and more

Posted By on Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 10:46 AM

Trainor get personal
  • Trainor get personal
>> Last Night on Late Night: Darius "Hootie" Rucker did "Homegrown Honey" on Fallon, country singer/songwriter Brandy Clark did "Crazy Women" and web exclusive "Stripes" on Meyers, Dave's favorite band out of Birmingham, Alabama St. Paul and The Broken Bones did "Call Me" on The Late Show, Aloe Blacc did "Can You Do This" on Coco, and Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars did "Uptown Funk" on Ellen. Bonus Coco: Fred Armisen has offered not really to roadie for Sleater-Kinney.

>> "It was just a three-minute song, and the goal was to help me get more confident with my body. It was just my personal experiences.” ~ Meghan Trainor

>> BlackBook talks to next-big-Swedish-rapper Elliphant about her upbringing, Los Angeles, genres, experimenting, the future and more.

>> Full Stream Ahead: Belle And Sebastian, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, Alex Calder, Strange Dreams, The Blank Tapes, Geodesic Dome Piece, Bonus: Talking Heads, New Jersey's Capitol Theatre, 4.11.80

>> Van Halen were great until they weren't and all those other wannabes sucked the end.

>> Delicate UGA flower Todd Gurley will play for Team Jay Z.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Tracklist: Nicole Atkins, Liam Hayes, Sleater-Kinney, Menace Beach, Mark Ronson, Noel Gallagher, John Legend, Common, Stuart Murdoch, Panda Bear, Rich The Kid, Tyler The Creator, Erykah Badu and more

Posted By on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Want to be a richer man
  • Want to be a richer man
>> Last Friday on Night on Late Night: Neptune, New Jersey native Nicole Atkins did "War Torn" on Letterman, Christian rapper Lecrae did "Welcome To America" and Jimmy & Don Cheadle did "Pleather & Jerry" on Fallon, and country boy Frankie Ballard "Young & Crazy" on Kimmel.

>> "I can't seem to get rid of characters. Say, for instance, I want to write about a very political subject, or a 24-hour news cycle, or something more worldly — it's not until I think of a character and how a character feels about that that it becomes interesting enough to me to write a song about it." ~ Suart Murdoch

>> Congratulations to John Legend and Common who took home the Golden Globe last night for Best Original Song for their Selma collaboration, "Glory."

>> Noel Gallagher goes on a mysterious slo-mo solo walkabout adventure and ends up where he begins (literally and figuratively dyaknowhatimean) in his new video for Chasing Yesterday tune "Ballad Of The Mighty I."

>> Full Stream Ahead: Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love, Menace Beach, Ratworld, Mark Ronson, Uptown Special, Liam Hayes, Slurrup, Bonuses: Panda Bear, Live at MoMA PS1's geodesic VW Dome and Nick Cave, "Avalanche" (Leonard Cohen cover)

>> Tyler The Creator and Erykah Badu star in Adult Swim's The Black Dynamite Police Brutality Musical.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Tracklist: Ghostface Killah, Foxygen, JAGAARA, Fall Out Boy, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Sinéad O'Connor, Carrie Brownstein, Lunachicks, St. Vincent, Moon Houch, James Blake, Keita Juma, Charlie XCX, Rita Ora and more

Posted By on Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 11:06 AM

All the credit.
  • All the credit.
>> Last Night on Late Night: David Letterman's new favorite bands Foxygen & Starpower did "How Can You Really" on The Late Show, and very dissapointing Over/Under participant Ghostface Killah did "Love Don't Live Here No More" with a little help from The Revelations on Fallon.

>> "We're the last rock band that doesn't feel like pop is a four letter word. We like rock and pop, and we're not ashamed of that. We're on an island, and I feel like nobody wants to join us ... A few bands have this gold-executive-platinum status, and they can do whatever they want ... Everyone else needs to interact with the pop culture, which means being able to react to things quickly." ~ Pete Wentz

>> The female-fronted bands playing Coachella 2015.

>> All Hail: Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Sinéad O'Connor, PJ Harvey, Kim & Kelly Deal, D'arcy Wretzky, Liz Phair, Courtney Love, Veruca Salt, L7, Bjork, Kat Bjelland, Gwen Stefani, Bilinda Butcher, Carrie Brownstein, and Lunachicks.

>> All Things Considered host Bob Boilen saw 662 show in 2014 (555 bands, 144 venues, 16 cities!!!) and his favorite show was... St. Vincent at 9:30 Club. Brooklyn band Moon Houch came in second and London guy James Blake third.

>> Full Stream Ahead: Keita Juma, Chaos Theory EP, Dena, "Another Love," Belle & Sebastian, "Nobody's Empire," Charlie XCX, "Doing It" feat. Rita Ora, Bonus: JAGAARA, "Winter" (Tori Amos cover)

>> The force resisting the relative motion of solid surfaces, fluid layers, and material elements sliding against each other to blame for Jonas Brothers break up.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tracklist: Catfish & The Bottlemen, Neneh Cherry, Wu-Tang Clan, Carrie Brownstein, Sir Sly, Aurora Orchestra, Mike Pace And The Child Actors, Angel Olsen, Sam Smith, Chaka Khan, Sia, Action Bronson and more

Posted By on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 11:47 AM

Space ballin
  • Space ballin'
>> Last Night on Late Night: Brand new Brit leather-masters Catfish & The Bottlemen (actual name) did "Kathleen" on Letterman, Brooklyn indies Haerts did "Wings" on Meyers, Fred told Jimmy about the totes cute time he first met Portlandia partner and Sleater-Kinney guitar god Carrie Brownstein, Sir Sly did "You Haunt Me" on Coco, and Lone Bellow did "Cold As It Is" and "Heaven Don't Call Me" on Kimmel.

>> "It’s kind of really absurd. There isn’t really a logic or an explanation. It’s been down to weird timings and strange mishaps.” ~ Neneh Cherry

>> Sia releases creepy video for "Elastic Heart" starring Transformers guy Shia LaBeouf and “Chandelier" kid Maddie Ziegler, Sia apologizes for creepy video for "Elastic Heart" starring Transformers guy Shia LaBeouf and “Chandelier" kid Maddie Ziegler.

>> Full Stream Ahead: Swanky Tigers, Empires, Aurora Orchestra, Road Trip, Mike Pace And The Child Actors, Best Boy, All Songs Considered, A New Mix For The New Year, Bonus: Angel Olsen, "Stars," live at 2014 Pickathon Music Festival

>> Black Book thinks you should definitely be aware of hot new items Ella Henderson, Dej Loaf, Roary, James Bay, Ryn Weaver, Francesco Yates in 2015.

>> Some clever cleverton redesigned a bunch of classic metal album covers as classic jazz album covers.

>> Like Bob Dylan? And documentaries? What about obsessives? Perfect! Now carve out some time and watch Tangled Up in Dylan: The Ballad of AJ Weberman.

>> The Wu-Tang Clan's very very very limited edition album The Wu — Once Upon A Time In Shaolin is going up for auction on Paddle8.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tracklist: Migos, Parquet Courts, BØRNS, The War on Drugs, AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, Steely Dan, Blake Shelton, Little Brutes, Aesop Rock, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Pono and more

Posted By on Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 10:13 AM

  • Shhh
>> Last Night on Late Night: Brooklyn bros Parquet Courts rattled through Sunbathing Animal song "Bodies Made Of" on Letterman, Best of 2014 Overall Winner (except with Mark Kozelek, lol obvs) The War on Drugs did "An Ocean In-between the Waves" on Fallon, and Los Angeles dude-band BØRNS (aka Garrett Borns) did reverb-super-saturated Candy EP tune "10,000 Emerald Pools" on Coco.

>> "We are creating the new Atlanta, along with Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug. We bring the spaghetti, put it in the bowl, mix it together, and we make the new Atlanta. [Quan and Thug] came from a whole 'nother side of the city. They got cities and buildings, they got blocks, but on Northside, where we’re from, you got to get in a car and ride together." ~ Quavo, of Migos

>> AC/DC, Jack White, and Drake are your official headliners for Coachella 2015, along with smaller font bands such as Tame Impala, Interpol, STEELY DAN, The Weekend, alt-J, Belle & Sebastian, Florence + the Machine, Ryan Adams, St. Vincent, Lil B, Run the Jewels, Action Bronson, Cloud Nothings and much much much molly.

>> Full Stream Ahead: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Club Meds, Little Brutes, Desire EP, Neu Balance, Rubber Sole, Vallis Alps, Vallis Alps, Aesop Rock, Cat Food EP

>> Watch the Chris Robinson Brotherhood (Black Crowe Chris Robinson and Cardinal Neal Casal) perform an acoustic Back Porch Session at the offices of Garden & Gun magazine. #birdmen

>> Consequence of Sound profiles the Grateful Dead's archivist for the past decade, David Lemieux.

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