Bits and Bobs: The Kicks, The Bridges, NARIP, John Lennon, T.I.

– Nashville natives and Atlanta faves The Kicks will be playing with another band the city loves, The Bridges, at Smith’s Olde Bar on December 9. If you need a good dose of rock ‘n’ roll that night, you know where to get it.

– If you need some tips on parties, events, shows and basically what is going down in Atlanta, then you should download Caren West PR‘s new iPhone app. The CWPR Event Navigator app has hand-picked goodies as well as a list of the PR company’s own great events.

– Cappriccieo M. Scates, Associate Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC, has joined the Atlanta Board of Directors for The National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP). Musicians and industry folk alike will have the chance to meet him at the NARIP’s latest event tonight. The Modern A&R & Artist Development session takes place at at SAE Institute of Technology at 7 p.m.

– On the anniversary of John Lennon’s death, Rolling Stone has released an extensive “lost” interview with the great Beatle, one that was conducted just days before his death. You can listen to and read the interview on the magazine’s website.

– Hometown rapper/jailbird T.I. dropped his album No Mercy yesterday, without much fanfare. But whether or not his current address will help or hurt his sales is yet to be determined.


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