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The Real Benefit for Criminal Records, this Saturday at The Cottage

It would be a shame to see Criminal Records disappear from the local music landscape.  In addition to having the best selection of new vinyl in town, they are really unmatched when it comes to putting on free in-store events.  Criminal is just a great place, one of my favorites in Atlanta, and I’m ecstatic to be co-presenting this Saturday’s benefit show at The Cottage.  Come and see some awesome bands in the name of alleviating Criminal’s financial woes.

The show is also being presented by Wholly Roller, Industrial Strength Promotions, WREK’s Goldsoundz, and Earthshaking Music.  You can RSVP for the event here.  Schedule below.

6:30 A Smart

7:15 Mediocre Machine

7:45 Nomen Novum

8:15 Places

8:45 New Animal

9:30 Small Reactions

10:15 Christ, Lord

11:00 Wowser Bowser (stepping in for Qurious, who’s listed on the flyer but unable to play)

11:45 Reptar

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Balkans, Future Islands, Lower Dens, #Phonepunk# @ 529, 5/8/10 (pics + FI setlist)

Future Islands

Review, pics, and Future Islands’ setlist after the jump.

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Record Store Day

So tomorrow is Record Store Day.  Black Friday for music nerds.  Here are some RSD releases I’m going to try to get, roughly in order of importance:

Nick Cave – The Mercy Seat white vinyl with unreleased live tracks

Tom Waits – Mule Variations 12”

Ted Leo – The Oldest House / North Coast 7”

Sonic Youth – EVOL 12” pink vinyl

Beach House – Zebra 12”

Deerhoof – Apple O’ and Green Cosmos vinyl reissues

Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Live at Hollywood High 12”

The Black Keys – Tighten Up/Howlin’ for You 12” (with link to a split with Devo)

Of Montreal – Back to School 7”

Mastodon – Blood Mountain 2xLP

Surfer Blood (with Marnie Stern) / Holiday Shores – split 7”

White Rabbits / Antlers – Daytrotter split 7”

list of all releases is here

I would also like Wilco’s 4xLP edition of Kicking Television and the Joy Division vinyl box set, but both are probably too expensive to justify.  I wish I could afford all the releases listed above, but it’s more likely I’ll only get a few.  It’s good to have options, though, since individual stores can’t guarantee what they get and copies are limited for everything.

Criminal Records has a bunch of stuff planned tomorrow (including live performances by Those Darlings and Social Studies among others).  Wax n’ Facts has stuff going on as well, and since they’re right around the corner from each other, you can hit them both up without moving your car.

A Place to Bury Strangers @ Criminal Records, Atlanta, GA, 4/3/2010

A Place to Bury Strangers played an in-store at Criminal Records earlier today. I was pretty lukewarm about their last album, but they’re always great live. Honestly, they’re better at making noise than they are at writing songs, and I think singer/guitarist Oliver Ackerman knows it. Their songs are just vehicles for the noises he can get out of his guitar and effects pedals, which makes sense since his day job is building pedals that produce awesomely mangled noises. The music they make is always going to sound better live and loud as hell.

They played 4 songs, lasting about 20 minutes. It was a condensed version of everything I like about an APTBS live set. They opened with Ocean (my favorite APTBS song), they closed with a few minutes of noise and feedback, and there was lots of volume throughout. There could have maybe been more volume, actually, but they were playing in a record store, so I guess that’s understandable. Now I don’t feel bad about missing them tonight at the Masquerade. I’ve got too much real world stuff I need to get done this weekend, and I don’t like headliners The Big Pink at all.

Tomorrow is Ted Leo, Screaming Females, and Gentleman Jesse. That should end a pretty solid weekend of music on a high note.