The best part about the holidays is the lights. There is something magical about folks decorating their houses and having holiday parties, that you just can’t help to be in a better mood. Here is your Monday update of cool mood-altering musical events in the ATL.
-The French dance-pop group Yelle was founded in 2005 when longtime friends Julie Budet (who took the stage name Yelle) and Jean-François Perrier (known as GrandMariner) decided it was time to start a band. Their first single, “Short Dick Cuizi,” a rather obvious slam of French rapper Cuizinier, was posted on MySpace in 2005 and became a minor sensation. Check them out at The Loft.
-Ok, most ironic band ever: Dayton’s Christian metal hard-core band, The Devil Wears Prada is playing (again ironically) in Heaven at The Masquerade with WhiteChapel, Enter Shikari, and For Today.
-Georgia State University is doing something kind of rad at the Kopleff Recital Hall, outside of feeding the minds of hipsters; they are hosting what Creative Loafing called “Two edgy works by composer/performer Jennifer Walshe: “XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!!” (a Lysistrata-meets-Barbie tragic puppet opera) and the premiere of “Atlanta_2089,” a sci-fi piece where the city becomes a quirky techno-research center in a post-polar-shifted arctic.” Could be really weird, but will probably be packed with Atlanta’s artsy glitterati.
-Catch 23: Atlanta’s Friendliest Comedy Death Match is back at The Earl…this is hilarious, and definitely worth checking out!
-And of course, last but not least, Songwriter Open Mic Night is back to its usual Mondays tonight at Eddie’s Attic.