Thursday, June 21, 2007

I'm off to see Dinosaur Jr............

My lack of preparedness has left me no time to do a real post tonight. I'm off to see Lou, J. & Murph and I promise there'll be some fun stuff posted tomorrow...if I don't get vertigo from a busted ear drum or anything. I heard their shows are quite loud. Hooray.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Man, what do I like more than putting copious amounts of mustard on my corndog? Listening to copious amounts of great bands while wiping said mustard off of my lips. That must mean it's time for CORNDOG-O-RAMA!!!! Most indie-music lovin' Atlanta/Athens residents are well versed in the ways of Corndog-o-rama, but things have changed slightly folks. Corndog-o-rama will be held at Lenny's Bar instead of The Earl this year. Why the change? Not sure. I AM sure that a copious amount (my word-o-the-day) of corndog-lovin' hipsters will be quite irritated. Hopefully this next bit of news will sooth those hipsters' dispositions. Fuckin' Mastodon will be playing the last night!!!! Yes, in addition to the...copious amount...of amazing local/national acts such as Snowden, The Selmanaires, The Winter Sounds, The Life and Times, The Hiss, The Coathangers, Silver Lakes, Fiend Without a Face & many, many more...fuckin' Mastodon will be rocking your face off!! I love summertime.

July 12-15 @ Lenny's Bar
3 stages (Main, Side and Outdoor)
$35 for 4 day pass

Checkout the official Corndog-o-rama website for the full schedule. Buy your tickets here. Get directions to Lenny's here.


Are you ready for three fun-filled, beer-swilling days of bands, kickball & and more...uh, beer? 'Cuz Team Clermont (an Athens, GA-based Music PR firm) is putting on it's 10th Annual Summer Festival & Blue Ribbon Ball this July 25-28 in Athens, GA. I don't think I could explain it better than they can, so......"The Summer Festival celebration is a music event that showcases artists on Team Clermont's client roster as well as other favorites, both national and local, over the course of three nights. The last night of the festival, The Blue Ribbon Ball, is affectionately known as "The Prom," and typically includes a featured artist doing cover songs and originals in the manner of the proverbial, slightly cheesy "prom band." This year's "prom band" will be none other than Chicago glam-rock raconteur Bobby Conn! Sprinkle into the mix a Kickball Tournament, copious amounts of Pabst Blue Ribbon, and a pre-Prom preparatory Happy Hour, and you have a recipe for good (and possibly blurry) festivities!"

Here's the line up:
Wed. 7/25 @ The 40 Watt
Starlight Mints, Ladybug Transistor, Tin Cup Prophette, Summer Hymns

Thu. 7/26 @ Caledonia Longe
Deerhunter, Bottom of the Hudson, Ham1, King of Prussia

Fri. 7/27 @ The 40 Watt
Castanets & Phosphorescent (playing together), A Northern Chorus, Arizona

Sat. 7/28 @ Bishop Park (Kickball Game)
Calvin Johnson

Sat. 7/28 @ Go! Bar
Benjy Ferree, Abra Moore

Sat. 7/28 @ The 40 Watt (The Blue Ribbon Ball)
Bobby Conn, DJ Twin Powers (Dan Geller from I Am The World Trade Center & Ruby Isle)

Team Clermont - website

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

FRIENDLY REMINDER: Dinosaur Jr. with The Black Keys this Thursday @ The Tabernacle

I'm ready to have a semi-permanent ringing in my ears after Thursday night's Dinosaur Jr. show at The Tabernacle (6/21). I've never seen them live, even though I had plenty of opportunities to when I was in high school. The new album kills, and I can't fuckin' wait to hear the old shit too. Plus, it will be the original lineup with Lou Barlow so maybe it's good I waited.

June 15 - AGGIE THEATRE, Fort Collins, CO
June 17 - WAREHOUSE LIVE, Houston, TX
June 18 - Lonestar Pavilion @ Sunset Station San Antonio, TX
June 19 - The RIDGLEA THEATRE Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
June 21 - THE TABERNACLE, Atlanta, GA
June 22 - CITY HALL, Nashville, TN
June 26 - SCALA, London, England
June 27 - PARADISO , Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 28 - FRI-SON, Fribourg, Switzerland
June 29 - OLYMPIC STADIUM, Munich, Germany
June 30 - POSTBAHNHOF, Berlin, Germany
July 1 - AOL ARENA, Hamburg, Germany
July 5 - HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, Byron Bay, Australia
July 6 - THE TIVOLI, Brisbane, Australia
July 7/8 - METRO, Sydney, Australia
July 9 - THE STUDIO, Auckland, New Zealand
July 11 - UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA UNION, Canberra, Australia
July 12 - THE FORUM, Melbourne, Australia
July 13 - THE GOV, Adelaide, Australia
July 14 - THE CAPITOL, Perth, Australia
July 20 - BENICASSIM FESTIVAL, Valencia, Spain
July 27 - STORASFESTIVALEN, Storas, Norway
July 28 - EMMABODA FESTIVAL, Emmaboda, Sweden
Aug 11 - SUMMERSONIC FESTIVAL, Tokyo & Osaka, Japan
Aug 17 - PUKKELPOP FESTIVAL, Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 24 - ROCK EN SEINE, Paris, France
Aug 25 - READING FESTIVAL, Reading, UK
Aug 26 - LEEDS FESTIVAL, Leeds, UK

Midlake Announce Tour Plans!!

The band that brought us one of the finest albums I've heard in years is touring again. Midlake's planning a fall tour that will hopefully include your city (if you're lucky!) that starts on Sept. 4 at The Earl in Atlanta, GA. I missed 'em last time they came around, I won't make that mistake again. Pre-sale tickets at a slightly discounted price will be available to you Midlake fans on Friday 6/22, here.

Dates with bandits & young brides:

Sep 4 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 5 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Sep 6 Black Cat Washington DC
Sep 7 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 8 Webster Hall New York, New York
Sep 9 Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 11 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 12 Metro Chicago, Illinois
Sep 16 ACL Fest Austin, Texas
Sep 20 Numbers Houston, Texas
Sep 24 Rhythm Room Phoenix, Arizona
Sep 25 Henry Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, California
Sep 26 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, California
Sep 27 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
Sep 29 Doug Fir Porland, Oregon
Sep 30 Crocodile Cafe Seattle, Washington
Oct 2 Blue Bird Theater Denver, Colorado
Oct 3 Jackpot Lawrence, Kansas

Midlake - website | Myspace

Monday, June 18, 2007

Deerhunter will open two dates for Smashing Pumpkins. Wait? What?

Yes, it's true. Beloved local mind-blowers, Deerhunter are scheduled to open two of the nine Smashing Pumpkins residency shows at N. Carolina's The Orange Peel. The NC residency Pumpkins' shows start this Saturday 6/23 & end Thursday 7/05...Deerhunter will be the openers for the 6/29 & 6/30 dates. I'm not sure if this was initiated by Deerhunter or the Pumpkins but either way there will no doubt be some very confused SP fans. Or maybe some very happy ones. Ah, who knows. I'm still really confused myself.

Animal Collective TOUR DATES

Animal Collective are coming for you. You can try to hide but it won't work. Just give up and show up to your respective city's tour date. Bring your mom.

07-11 London, England - The Coronet
07-13 Brussels, Belgium - Recyclart
07-15 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera
07-16 Nijmegen, Netherlands - Valkhof
07-17 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
07-18 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
07-19 Dunkirk, France - Festival
07-21 Angoulême, France - Garden NEF Party
07-22 Valencia, Spain - Benicàssim Festival
07-25 Venice, Italy - Marcon Festival
07-26 Milan, Italy - Magnolia Festival
07-27 Marseille, France - Midi Festival
07-28 Laval, France - Festival des Trois Éléphants
07-29 Vienna, Austria - Arena
09-05 Boston, MA - The Roxy
09-06 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
09-07 Ottawa, Ontario - Bronson Centre Theater
09-08 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix
09-10 Chicago, IL - Vic
09-11 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
09-14 Seattle, WA - Neumos
09-15 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
09-16 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
09-17 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
09-18 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theater
09-20 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
09-22 Austin, TX - Emo's
09-24 St. Louis, MO - Gargoyle Club
09-25 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
09-26 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
09-27 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
09-28 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09-29 Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
09-30 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10-01 New York, NY - Webster Hall