Friday, February 9, 2007

Sorely underrated: Kind of Like Spitting "Bridges Worth Burning"

I was flippin' thru my iPod yesterday, lookin' for something to listen to when I kinda re-discovered an album I hadn't listened to in quite awhile. Not that it was a bad album, quite the contrary, it had just gotten lost in the pile of new stuff that I flood my iPod with on a daily basis. Kind of Like Spitting released "Bridges Worth Burning" in 2002 on Barsuk Records, with guests Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Bob Nanna (Braid). KOLS is basically one guy, Ben Barnett, and he fills his band out with a rotating ensemble of musicians (not unlike Bright Eyes). He had a couple of albums under his belt by the time he released "Bridges Worth Burning", all of which were amazing..but this one stopped me in my tracks. This album was my #1 in 2002, I wore the damn CD out and had to purchase another. It is, in my opinion, one of the top albums ever. Musically and lyrically, it is perfection. I still can't believe he isn't talked about more, or that this album isn't garnering more attention. It is what I want all albums to be, solid all the way through & able to be listened to forever. Great albums stand the test of time, and after a year and a half without it, it continues to blow my mind.

Order it from Insound..

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Bright Eyes "Four Winds"

So if you're a friend of mine, then it's no secret that I'm a big Bright Eyes fan. So when a new release of his comes creepin' around the corner, it's also no secret that I'm gonna get excited to hear it. Well my excitement got the best of me and I got ahold of the "Four Winds" EP (a mini-album to tide us over until the full-length "Cassadaga") a little early. Now I have to admit I was a little disappointed in "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn", it wasn't bad...just not as good as others (especially it's companion album "I'm Wide Awake.."). So I was a little worried that this too would disappoint. Ah, but my fear quickly dissipated after the first song "Cartoon Blues". You can definitely hear the M. Ward influence in this, and that ain't a bad thing! His music has always been a growing experience for me, slowly it matured until now it truly is pop/folk perfection. His lyrics are what drew me in at first, and those continue to blow me away. If this mini-album is any indication of what we're in store for with "Cassadaga", then I'm fuckin' ecstatic!! He really is deserving of all his Dylan-esque accolades.

Pre-order the album from Saddle Creek.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

I love me some Deerhunter

So local good ol' boys, Deerhunter bagged a couple-a 10pt bucks yester....err, I mean local pysch-ambient bad-asses, Deerhunter came out with their new album "Cryptograms" last week. And All around kind of goodness, too. They're playing with Grizzly Bear & The Papercuts when those bands play the Drunken Unicorn on March 2nd. "Grazzly Burr and Darehunner, hot damn! Shit-fire!" They should of booked this show in a state park!

Tour dates:
03-02 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
03-03 Charleston, SC - Music Farm +
03-04 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse +
03-14 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon (Gas Food Lodging Music Festival)
03-15 Austin, TX - Soho Lounge (SXSW)
03-16 Austin, TX - Emo's Jr. (SXSW; Pitchfork party) #%
03-18 Houston, TX - Mink ^%
03-31 Jackson, MS - George Street Grocery
04-04 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle $
04-06 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar %
04-07 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge %
04-10 Seattle, WA - Neumos %
04-11 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richard's on Richards %
04-12 Portland, OR - Dante's %
04-13 San Francisco, CA - 12 Galaxies %
04-14 Los Angeles, CA - Echo %
04-23 Toronto, Ontario - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
04-25 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
04-26 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
04-28 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
04-29 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

* with Grizzly Bear, The Papercuts
+ with Sparklehorse, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter
# with Girl Talk, Menomena, RJD2, the Pipettes, Do Make Say Think, Simian Mobile Disco, Fujiya & Miyagi, Beach House, Marnie Stern, Crystal Castles
^ with The Black Lips
% with The Ponys
$ with Nudge

Check out their Myspace for some dang tunes.

Monday, February 5, 2007


This page is the new permanent home of all Atlanta/Athens shows.
As such, a permanent link to this page will live in the sidebar:

APRIL 2008

Wed. 4/23/08 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Duke Spirit @ The 40 Watt Club
Wed. 4/23/08 - The Darlings, Brock Scott Quartet, The Shylights @ The Earl
Thu. 4/24/08 - Cinemechanica, HO-AG @ The Drunken Unicorn
Fri. 4/25/08 - Cinemechanica, HO-AG, Bad Dudes, Mouser @ Caledonia Lounge
Fri. 4/25/08 - Tapes n' Tapes, White Denim @ The Earl
Fri. 4/25/08 - Ministry (Final Tour), Meshuggah, Hemlock @ The Masquerade
Sat. 4/26/08 - The Winter Sounds, Morning State, Sealions @ The Star Bar
Sat. 4/26/08 - Thrice, Circa Survive, Pelican @ The Masquerade
Sat. 4/26/08 - French Kicks @ The Earl
Sat. 4/26/08 - All The Saints, The N.E.C., Beluga, The Chops @ The Drunken Unicorn
Mon. 4/28/08 - Destroyer, Andre Ethier @ The Earl (rec'd!)
Mon. 4/28/08 - Jay Reatard, Thee Crucials, Cheap Time, Derek Lyn Plastic @ Lenny's
Tue. 4/29/08 - Converge, Genghis Tron, August Burns Red @ The Masquerade
Wed. 4/30/08 - The Acorn, Half-Handed Cloud, Lake @ The Drunken Unicorn
Wed. 4/30/08 - Earth, Madeline, Fur Elise @ The Earl

MAY 2008
Thu. 5/01/08 - Earth, Madeline, Fur Elise @ Caledonia Lounge
Thu. 5/01/08 - American Music Club @ The Earl
Fri. 5/02/08 - Iron Hero, Push!, Coral Castles @ Caledonia Lounge
Sat. 5/03/08 - A. Armada, Make The Fur Fly, Gift Horse @ The Drunken Unicorn
Sat. 5/03/08 - Man Man, Yeasayer @ Lenny's Bar
Sat. 5/03/08 - Elf Power, Night Moves, Space Cookie @ Caledonia Lounge
Mon. 5/05/08 - Morning State (CD release), Jukebox The Ghost, The XYZ Affair @ The Earl
Tue. 5/06/08 - M.I.A., Holy Fuck @ The Tabernacle
Tue. 5/06/08 - Morning State, The XYZ Affair, Jukebox the Ghost @ Caledonia Lounge
Wed. 5/07/08 - Sic Alps @ The Drunken Unicorn
Thu. 5/08/08 - RADIOHEAD, Liars @ Lakewood Amphitheatre SOLD OUT!!
Fri. 5/09/08 - Bonde Do Role, The Death Set, Judi Chicago @ The Drunken Unicorn
Fri. 5/09/08 - Pride Parade, All the Saints, A. Armada @ Caledonia Lounge
Sun. 5/11/08 - The Cave Singers, Dylan Kight & the Nightbirds, Tova Rinah & the Way Home @ The Earl
Tue. 5/13/08 - Blood on the Wall @ The Earl
Tue. 5/13/08 - DeVotchKa, Basia Bulat @ The Variety Playhouse
Tue. 5/13/08 - The Swell Season @ Cobb Energy Performance Centre
Tue. 5/13/08 - Thrones @ Caledonia Lounge
Wed. 5/14/08 - Ladyhawk, Neva Dinova, Vivian Girls @ The Drunken Unicorn
Thu. 5/15/08 - The Coathangers, Knife & the 4th Ward Dagger, Mammals @ The Drunken Unicorn
Fri. 5/16/08 - The Carbonas, Test Patterns, Pincho Gringo @ The Drunken Unicorn
Sat. 5/17/08 - Withered, Javelina, Spewtilator @ The Drunken Unicorn
Sat. 5/17/08 - Queens of the Stone Age, Ghostland Observatory, Supersuckers, Ryan Shaw **FREE SHOW** @ Centennial Park
Sun. 5/18/08 - Laura Veirs, Liam Finn @ The Drunken Unicorn
Tue. 5/20/08 - Filter, Ours @ The Masquerade
Wed. 5/21/08 - Northern State, American Princes @ The Earl
Wed. 5/21/08 - Obituary, Dying Fetus, Origin, Thy Will Be Done @ The Masquerade
Thu. 5/22/08 - Efterklang, Slaraffenland, Sleep Therapy @ The Drunken Unicorn
Fri. 5/23/08 - She Wants Revenge, Be Your Own Pet @ The Variety Playhouse
Fri. 5/23/08 - Proton, The Coathangers, Groove Stain @ The Drunken Unicorn
Sun. 5/25/08 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Vic Chesnutt @ The Drunken Unicorn
Sun. 5/25/08 - Clinic @ The Earl
Mon. 5/26/08 - Subtle, Supreeme @ The Drunken Unicorn
Mon. 5/26/08 - The Sword, Torche, Stinking Lizaveta @ Lenny's Bar
Wed. 5/28/08 - The Kills, Child Ballads @ The Earl
Thu. 5/29/08 - X, The Detroit Cobras @ The Variety Playhouse

JUNE 2008
Thu. 6/05/08 - Swervedriver @ The Masquerade
Sat. 6/07/08 - Dead Confederate, All the Saints, The N.E.C. @ The Earl
Sat. 6/07/08 - Jeremy Enigk, Damien Jurado @ The Variety Playhouse
Sat. 6/07/08 - The Coathangers, Plexi 3, Feeling of Love @ The Drunken Unicorn
Wed. 6/11/08 - Colour Revolt @ The 40 Watt Club
Wed. 6/11/08 - Mudhoney, Birds of Avalon @ The Earl
Wed. 6/11/08 - Vampire Weekend @ The Variety Playhouse
Fri. 6/13/08 - Shearwater @ The Earl
Fri. 6/13/08 - The Breeders @ The Loft
Fri. 6/13/08 - Ladytron, Datarock @ The Variety Playhouse
Sat. 6/14/08 - Firewater @ The Earl
Thu. 6/19/08 - Casper & the Cookies, The Preakness, Make the Fur Fly @ The Drunken Unicorn
Sat. 6/21/08 - R.E.M., Modest Mouse, The National @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Thu. 6/26/08 - Zoroaster, Black Tusk, Dead Bird @ The Drunken Unicorn
Fri. 6/27/08 - Islands @ The Masquerade
Fri. 6/27/08 - Harvey Milk @ The 40 Watt Club
Sat. 6/28/08 - Maserati, The Buddy System, Summerbirds in the Cellar @ The 40 Watt Club

JULY 2008
Thu. 7/03/08 - No Age, Abe Vigoda, Infinite Body @ The Drunken Unicorn
Sat. 7/05/08 - Boris, Torche, Wolves in the Throne Room @ The Earl
Mon. 7/07/08 - 13ghosts, John P. Strohm, Through the Sparks @ The 40 Watt Club
Wed. 7/09/08 - Tom Petty, Steve Winwood @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park

Buy albums from shows. That money actually goes in their pockets and feeds them.

Mad props to Yeti Don't Dance for this masterpiece of a music video

So I was reading the Yeti Don't Dance blog and came across this gem. Enjoy!
These guys deserve their own Douchie Award!