Friday, February 16, 2007

Atlanta Local Spotlight: Spectralux

So I meant to post on this band a couple of weeks ago, but forgot to. Oh well, better late than never so they say. This band's been around since 1999, and just released it's fourth self-titled album in late 2006. A friend of mine turned me onto this band. Touting influences like The Pixies, Wire and David Bowie got me more interested, so I checked it out. Good thing too, because the band is better than the sum of it's influences. They've got a brit-pop, shoe gaze kind of sound with these hard-driving beats & some amazing keyboard melodies. Post-rock pop. Stand out tracks on this newest album: "Bunny", "Over and Out" & the psyche-ambient pop anthem "These Trees". A really stunning album overall. Check out their Myspace page to listen to some tunes.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

THE ARCADE FIRE - Atlanta show on sale date

So I went onto Ticketbastard's site this morning, and apparently tickets for the 5/01/07 Arcade Fire show @ The Civic Center go on sale next Friday, 2/23. Tickets are $32.00 before fees!! Man that's fuckin' pricey. I may have to rethink how much I want to go to this show. Arghhh.

Beats. Beats. Ass-shaking beats.

Remember how much ass-shaking went on inside my car when listening to the Justice track "Phantom Part I"? Well the bounce is back. I got ahold of a remix of Snowden's "Black Eyes" by ATL dancefloor destroyer, Le Castle Vania (DJ DJ Dylan). This amazing track, and I do mean AMAZING, prompted me to search for more. I came across his Myspace page where he has several tracks primed & ready to bring the mayhem. Some are available for download including remixes of 120 Days' "Come Out" (soon to be featured on an upcoming Vice Records remix compilation) and the aforementioned "Black Eyes (Le Castle Vania remix)". But is there more? The answer is fuck yes. I also found the track "Tigertron (feat. Factory Aire)" which is yet another hot-ass-dance-punk scorcher. Check out his Myspace page for those tunes, and become his friend while you're there. This guy is gonna get huge!!

His "Troubletron" EP is now available to purchase through iTunes.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Flaming Lips Announce Summer Tour (start blowing up your beach balls)

The Flaming Lips are coming back again to fill your lives with happiness and people dressed like bunnies, aliens & Santa Claus. The Lips put on one hell of a fun show, and you may want to join in on the dress-up fun & wear you're own costume to the show. My friends went to the Atlanta show awhile back as a lobster & Evel Knievel.

04-11 Athens, GA - Classic Center
04-12 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
04-13 Pompano Beach, FL - PB Amphitheater
04-14 St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
04-17 Myrtle Beach, FL - House of Blues
04-18 Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo
04-19 Norfolk, VA - The Norva

Monday, February 12, 2007

Arcade Fire Announce N. American Tour!!!!!!!

Ummmm...holy crap. This is only the best news since the Dems took back control over the House and Senate. The Arcade Fire have announced their North American Tour dates and here they are:

02-13 New York, NY - Judson Memorial Church
02-14 New York, NY - Judson Memorial Church
02-15 New York, NY - Judson Memorial Church
02-16 New York, NY - Judson Memorial Church
02-17 New York, NY - Judson Memorial Church
04-26 San Diego, CA - Spreckels Theatre
04-28 Indio, CA - Empire Polo Field (Coachella)
05-01 Atlanta, GA - Civic Center
05-02 Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
05-04 Washington, DC - DAR Constitution Hall
05-05 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
05-07 New York, NY - TBA
05-08 New York, NY - TBA
05-09 New York, NY - TBA
05-10 Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
05-12 Montreal, Quebec - Arena Maurice Richard
05-13 Montreal, Quebec - Arena Maurice Richard
05-15 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
05-16 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
05-18 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
05-19 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
05-20 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
05-27 Portland, OR - Schnitzer Concert Hall

Their show at the Variety Playhouse a couple of years ago, was like a religious experience. You are stupid if you miss this show. Really fucking stupid. For real.

Explosions in the Sky "The Rescue" - available for FREE download

So if you've contemplated spending obnoxious amounts of money on ebay for that out-of-print Explosions in the Sky album, "The Rescue"....don't bother. EITS have graciously put the entire album up for free download via their site. Just go the "albums" section and click on "The Rescue". Viola! Just right-click those suckas right onto your hard drive. Those guys in EITS are the best.

Or you can just click here: "The Rescue"