Saturday, July 7, 2007

FREE St. Vincent performance @ Wordsmiths Books, Tuesday 7/10

St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) will be performing a FREE show at Wordsmiths Books in Decatur, GA on Tuesday, 7/10 to celebrate the the release of her new album "Marry Me" which hits stores that day. The performance is at 8pm, and you can buy a copy of the new CD at the show. She will also be performing with Scout Niblett at The Earl the following night, Wed. 7/11. Tickets for that show will be $10.

Wordsmiths Books
141 E. Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 378-7166
Wordsmiths Books - website

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Day After Independence Day Mix

So I decided to post this mix today instead of yesterday, because it's easy to get motivated and wrapped up in wanting to take care of this country on a holiday. It's the day after, when you have to motivate yourself, that's when you see if your feelings are still strong enough to actually do something. Hence the "The Day After Independence Day Mix". I love this country, not in a "my country is better than another" way, but rather in a "I grew up & live here, and I want to make sure all the good parts of it don't get abused and destroyed" kind of way. Just because I am out-spoken about the problems in this country doesn't mean I hate it, just the opposite, it means I actually give a shit and want to see those problems fixed. So yesterday, I celebrated the good things about this country and rekindled the flame of dissidence over the things that still need to be fixed. The freedom that was fought for (I used "fought", because I don't believe that we are currently fighting for OUR FREEDOM) in this country allows us a platform to speak out from as well as to affect change. This is one of the many reasons I love it here, and so I plan on using that freedom as much as I can...starting today. Enjoy the mix. Peace to all.

[MP3] Tom Waits - Road To Peace from "Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards" (via
[MP3] John Lennon - Imagine from "Imagine" (via
[MP3] Neil Young - Keep on Rocking in the Free World from "Freedom" (via
[MP3] Pulp - The Day After The Revolution from "This Is Hardcore" (via
[MP3] Violent Femmes - America Is from "Add It Up (1981-1993)" (via
[MP3] Trey Parker & Matt Stone - America, Fuck Yeah! from "Team America - Soundtrack" (via

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Man Man @ The 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA 6/29/07: SHOW REVIEW

I haven't seen a show this spectacular since Gogol Bordello (one of my top four shows EVER, btw) a couple of years ago. This was musicianship & showmanship at it's finest, folks. A show so great, that the albums themselves pale in comparison to what Man Man is capable of delivering in their live performance. Like a hipster Peter Pan and his Lost Boys, Man Man performed in a wild, manic, fun-addicted frenzy decked out in all white (tennis short-shorts, t-shirts, polos & headbands) with streaks of white face paint, hell-bent on sucking us into their "happy place". Their stage setup was like a bed-sheet/pillow fort, with the lead singer and the drummer facing each other up front jumping around like 8 year olds hopped up on pixie sticks, while the other members surrounded them from behind frequently switching up instruments. Yet, it was all choreographed perfectly. The songs were spot on, and like I mentioned before, actually BETTER than the CD they came from. If there was ever a candidate for a live album, it would be Man Man. In fact, every album they record from now on should be live. From now on, whenever I'm stressed out & need to center myself, I'm gonna go back to that Man Man show. I'm gonna remember dancing my ass off, I'm gonna remember singing loudly & trying not to spill my PBR on the dude in front of me, I'm gonna remember the blur of lights and music, and I'm gonna chill out for my new "happy place". Whatever you do, NEVER MISS a Man Man show. It WILL be the biggest mistake you will ever make (unless you're The President, then..well, you might be able to think of a bigger one).

MORE Interpol Tour dates!!

Interpol has just added more dates to their current tour in support of their album "Our Love To Admire" which comes out on 7/10, including an Atlanta date on 9/21.

7/05 - POR - Lisbon Superbock Superrock
7/07 - Eire - Oxegen
7/08 - UK - T in the Park
7/19 - Rochester, NY - Harro East Ballroom
7/20 - Atlantic City, NJ - Music Box @ Borgata
7/21 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
7/23 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
7/24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Byham
7/25 - Columbus, OH - The LC Ampitheatre
7/27 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
7/28 - Detroit, MI - State
7/30 - Milwaukee, WI - Rave
7/31 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian
8/01 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
8/03 - Covington, KY - Madison Theatre
8/04 - Lollapalooza Chicago, IL - Grant Park
8/05 - V Festival Baltimore, MD - Pimlico Race Course
8/11 - JAP - Summersonic Festival
8/12 - JAP - Summersonic Festival
8/16 - Austria - Frequency Festival
8/17 - Germany - Highfield Festival
8/18 - Netherlands - Lowland Festival
8/20 - UK- Birmingham Academy
8/21 - UK - Newcastle Academy
8/22 - UK - Edinburgh Corn Exchange
8/24 - UK - Reading Festival
8/25 - UK - Leeds Festival
9/08 - Toronto, ON CAN V Festival
9/09 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
9/10 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
9/12 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena
9/14 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
9/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theatre
9/16 - Raleigh, NC - Disco Rodeo
9/18 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
9/19 - Miami, FL - Bank United
9/21 - Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
9/22 - Nashville, TN – Ryman
9/23 - New Orleans, LA - Sugar Mill
9/25 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
9/26 - Austin, TX – Stubbs
9/27 - Dallas, TX – Palladium
10/10 - Kansas City, KS – Uptown
10/11 - Chicago, IL – Aragon
10/12 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
10/14 - Denver, CO – Fillmore
10/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - McKay Center
10/16 - Boise, ID - Big Easy
10/18 - Seattle, WA – Wamu
10/19 - Portland, OR - Memorial Coliseum
10/20 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/23 - The Forum - Los Angeles, CA
11/12 - ITA - Florence - Sachhall
11/13 - ITA - Milan – Alcatraz
11/15 - SWITZ - Zurich - Volkshaus
11/16 - GER - Munich - Tonhalle
11/17 - GER - Berlin - Columbiahalle
11/19 - GER - Cologne - Palladium
11/20 - HOL - Tilburg - O13
11/23 - BEL Brussels - Forest National
11/24 - GER - Hamburg - Docks
11/25 - GER - Hamburg – Docks
11/28 - UK/ Blackpool Empress Ballroom
11/29 - UK/ London Alexandra Palace
11/30 - UK/ London Alexandra Palace

Kindercore Records is back!!

Thanks to Cable and Tweed for the heads up. Glad to see a great local independent label triumph over the those assholes that tried to take 'em down. Hopefully we can expect to see some cool releases from them soon! Glad to have you back guys!!!

Kindercore Records - website