Bits and Bobs: Janelle Monae, Fred Schneider, Emma Thompson, Fun Fun Fest

Bits and Bobs: Janelle Monae, Fred Schneider, Emma Thompson, Fun Fun Fest

– We’d previously mentioned how Kele’s video for “Everything You Wanted” was our generation’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” but it seems that we were mistaken. Janelle Monae‘s one-take video from the neck up with a surprising outburst of genuine emotion obviously takes this honor. The video is below, and if you don’t get a little […]

Bits and Bobs: Massive Attack, The Hot Rods, LCD Soundsystem, Sleigh Bells, David Barbe

Bits and Bobs: Massive Attack, The Hot Rods, LCD Soundsystem, Sleigh Bells, David Barbe

– As you probably noticed via our exclusive tweet over the weekend, Massive Attack will be coming to The Fox on October 29 for a show with Thievery Corporation. The presale starts tomorrow, August 4 at 10 a.m. (password: RIVAL). – In other exciting show announcement news, the funnest party of the year will probably […]

Bits and Bobs: Wavves, Badly Drawn Boy, Terry Gilliam, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, BigChampagne

Bits and Bobs: Wavves, Badly Drawn Boy, Terry Gilliam, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, BigChampagne

– Nathan Williams is bringing his Wavves, which means madness, back to Atlanta following the release of his second Fat Possum Record, King of the Beach, out August 3. Wavves will be hitting Drunken Unicorn September 30, and tickets go on sale at noon today. You can check out the whole of the new record […]

Bits and Bobs: The Felice Brothers, The Love Language, The Drums, Downtown Restaurant Week

Bits and Bobs: The Felice Brothers, The Love Language, The Drums, Downtown Restaurant Week

– After the departure and consequential heart surgery of drummer/singer Simone Felice, The Felice Brothers are back and are off on tour. They’ll be coming to Atlanta for a show at The EARL on November 6. – In other coming-to-The-EARL news, the lovely Love Language are coming on September 3! – Perfect summer (evidenced in […]

Bits and Bobs: Deerhunter, Movie Music Geeks, Kele, Tron

Bits and Bobs: Deerhunter, Movie Music Geeks, Kele, Tron

– Deerhunter is gearing up to release their new album Halcyon Digest in September, and they’re already throwing some treats out to their fans. For the street-teamers who printed out the flyers and posted them everywhere, Pitchfork reports that Deerhunter has bestowed the tracklisting, cover art, and now a free download. Visit the album website […]

Bits and Bobs: Mercury Prize, Andy Hummel, Mark Ronson, Pitchfork Music Festival, Bryan Ferry

Bits and Bobs: Mercury Prize, Andy Hummel, Mark Ronson, Pitchfork Music Festival, Bryan Ferry

– This morning the Mercury Prize nominees were announced in London. Consequence of Sound has the full list, which includes our faves Dizzee Rascal and Paul Weller (and The XX, who I care a little less about). NME has all the records for you to listen to. The winner will be announced on September 7. […]

Bits and Bobs: Jim Stacey, Dandy Warhols, The Avett Brothers, Howl, Crop Mob

Bits and Bobs: Jim Stacey, Dandy Warhols, The Avett Brothers, Howl, Crop Mob

– Are we the only ones who didn’t know that Jim Stacy – Star Bar owner, Starlight Drive-In manager, corndog maker, all round Atlanta hero – had a TV show on PBA-30 highlighting our town’s fab hidden food spots? Well, after last night, now we do. “Get Delicious” airs again Thursday, July 22. – “Cool […]

Bits and Bobs: Judi Chicago, Avett Brothers, Facebook, Weapons of Audio, Cookie Cakes

Bits and Bobs: Judi Chicago, Avett Brothers, Facebook, Weapons of Audio, Cookie Cakes

– Travis Thatcher of Judi Chicago is having what looks like a pretty kick-ass yard sale on Saturday. Look, he has a fancy flyer and everything. – The model whose picture appears on the cover of Vampire Weekend‘s Contra is suing the band’s label XL Recordings and photographer Tod Brody (who sold the picture) for […]

Bits and Bobs: B.O.B., James, Ed Harcourt, Joaquin Phoenix, Live Aid, Guided By Voices, Arcade Fire

Bits and Bobs: B.O.B., James, Ed Harcourt, Joaquin Phoenix, Live Aid, Guided By Voices, Arcade Fire

– 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 […]

CD Review: Trances Arc — TA

CD Review: Trances Arc — TA

Trances Arc TA Self-Released By Eileen Tilson Twice in my Atlanta music life has my dear friend “The Pirate” sat me down at Six Feet Under to talk music. The first time he did this, he told me about The Constellations, which of course I instantly loved. The second time he told me about Trances […]

Bits and Bobs: Matisyahu, Death on Two Wheels, Helen Mirren, Last Chance Runaround, Dark Night of the Soul

Bits and Bobs: Matisyahu, Death on Two Wheels, Helen Mirren, Last Chance Runaround, Dark Night of the Soul

– Matisyahu will be joined by the new reincarnation of Sublime, Sublime with Rome, for a super-mellow night of reggae at The Masquerade on July 23. – Tickets are now on sale for Kenny Leon’s True Colors 2010-2011 season. And if you order your subscription by July 15, you’ll get two free tickets for the […]

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