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.