– One of England’s best bands, James, will be joining one of England’s best troubadours, Ed Harcourt, for a fall jaunt around the U.S. They will be stopping in Atlanta on September 22 for a show at Variety Playhouse. Tickets go on sale July 16 HERE. Check out the video of a recent performance of James’ classic “Laid,” which shows the band definitely still rocks.
– The BBC is making a film about the relationship between Boomtown Rats’ Bob Geldof and promoter Harvey Goldsmith, the duo who created the legendary benefit concert event Live Aid. According to Spinner, “When Bob Met Harvey stars Ian Hart, who played John Lennon in Backbeat, as Goldsmith, while Domhnall Gleeson, son of Irish actor Brendan, takes the role of Geldof.”
–Billboard reports that the train-wreck that is I’m Still Here, the Casey Affleck-directed Joaquin Phoenix documentary, will at last be opening in September, thanks to distributions for Magnolia Pictures.
– Atlanta’s own B.o.B will be playing a special FREE MySpace show at Center Stage on July 31. But to get tickets, you’ll have to be in line at the Center Stage Box Office at noon on July 26 – and it’s only one ticket per user, first come first served. Since our offices are pretty near there, we’ll probably be taking pictures of the sure-to-be ridiculously long line of hopeful fans. If you’re not lucky enough to get a ticket or can’t get in to the show because it’s full (ticket does not guarantee admission), the show will be streaming on MySpace.
– Arcade Fire are good people. They’ve already done a fair bit for Haiti, according to Paste, and now singer Win Butler has told audience members of a recent show that “They could donate $5 to the relief by sending a text to 30333 and that Arcade Fire would match every dollar, up to $1 million (Canadian).”
– Hold on to your hats, music nerds: Guided By Voices have reunited and will be playing a show at Buckhead Theatre on October 23. Tickets go on sale July 24 at 10 a.m.