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This week’s shows (3/21/2011-3/27/2011)

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

Tuesday (3/22/2011): This is one hell of a Tuesday.  Nude Sunrise (noisy rock from Chicago) will be at The Cut in Reynoldstown, with Nerdkween, Hungry Hungry Humans, and local comedian Karen Hilton.  The ATL Collective is doing Bob Dylan’s Bringing It All Back Home at Eddie’s Attic with featured artist Molly Parden.  San Francisco’s Moon Duo plays with locals Lyonnais at 529.  Moon Duo plays droning, minimal psych-rock that lurks like Suicide and strides like Neu!, and this should be a great show.  On another night, it would be hard to beat hardcore supergroup OFF!, the new band fronted by Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, Black Flag) and featuring lifers that have done time in Burning Brides, Hot Snakes, and Redd Kross.  Trash Talk and Predator are also on the bill.  Luckily, OFF! also plays an in-store at Criminal Records at 6:00, which makes tonight’s decision a whole lot easier.  I can’t say I’ve really listened to The Joy Formidable, but I’ve heard good things – they’ll be at The Earl with Mona and Brahms.  Finally, the most sure thing on Tuesday is probably Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears and Those Darlins at The Earl.  Black Joe Lewis might shamelessly crib his some of his moves from James Brown, but he is undeniably a fantastic frontman in his own right.  His band’s revved up soul and blues is a hell of lot of fun.  And I think I’ve made it clear that I’m a fan of openers Those Darlins.

Wednesday (3/23/2011): The Cave Singers will be at The Earl with Lia Ices.  WonderRoot has A. Grimes, State Champion, Backwords, and Snake Shark and Broken HeartNigredo, Manray, The Bronzed Chorus, and All Dinosaurs will be at 529.  Drunken Unicorn has electro/dance from Starfucker, Casiokids, and Sonen.  The Music Room has New Terminus, Author’s Apology, and Supervisor of the Loveless Average.

Thursday (3/24/2011): Red Sea, The Shrapnelles, Topless Mongos, and Street Violence play The Music Room.  Royksopp plays the Masquerade with John Hopkins.  Vinyl has An Horse, Sealions, and A: the Color.  Weedeater cancelled, but Zoroaster, Stone Mountain Freeway, and Demonaut is still a solid metal lineup at The Earl.

Friday (3/25/2011): In case you haven’t heard, the Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group show at Variety Playhouse this weekend is probably a Mars Volta show.  There’s metal at 529 with The Body, Whitehorse, and Aku You.  Punk legend Mike Watt headlines The Earl, with LITE and Ricer.

Saturday (3/26/2011): Free Moral Agents (featuring Ikey Owens, another Mars Volta member) headlines the Drunken Unicorn, with Odist and JungolSugar and Gold, Yip Deceiver, and Grandchildren will be at 529.  Yip Deceiver is an of Montreal side project that sounds promising.  Jessica Lea Mayfield, Daniel Martin Moore, and Dead Confederate’s Thomas Hardy will provide alt-country at The Earl.


This week’s shows (2/21/2011-2/27/2011)


Monday (2/21/2011): Local blues-rock duo Dead Rabbits headline this week’s free 529 show.  Gun Party, Young Circles (from Miami), and She Came From Above open.

Wednesday (2/23/2011): Baby Baby, StoneRider, and Killing Floor play Eastside Lounge.

Thursday (2/24/2011): Local garage-punks Balkans have never been a personal favorite, but it’s been nice seeing their “Edita V” 7″ make some waves outside of Atlanta via positive blog notices and a strong showing on the Hype Machine.  It’s always cool seeing locals get national attention.  They celebrate the physical release of that 7″ with a free show at Star Bar, with excellent support from Hawks, The N.E.C., and Soft Opening.  Elsewhere, A Fight to the Death do their cinematic western-gypsy-rock thing at The Earl with Damion Suomi and the Minor Prophets and The Compartmentalizationalists.  Also, the Five Spot has a solid lineup of local metal, hosting Lazer/Wulf, From Exile, Aes Sedai, Shaitan, and Bury Me Breathing.

Friday (2/25/2011): Toronto’s Diamond Rings brings his glammy synth-pop to 529, with the like-minded PS I Love You in tow.  Local dream-poppers Mood Rings open.  Soulphonics & Ruby Velle are an incredibly tight and entertaining live act, and it has made them one of the biggest draws in town.  They headline the Highland Inn Ballroom on Friday with George Hughley.  Get there early, this one will probably hit capacity.  Finally, the Old 97s play the Buckhead Theatre.  That’s not a show that would typically be on my radar, but Those Darlins are opening, making it immediately worth consideration.  [EDIT] I failed to mention the Tweezer, Go-Devils, and Aku You show at The Earl.  Check the comments for more info.

Saturday (2/26/2011): Jungol are having a 7″ release party at The Earl.  Their forward-thinking prog-pop has earned them a huge local following, so it’s probably best to get there early for this one, too.  Sun Domingo and The Influence open.  New Terminus headline the Highland Inn Ballroom, right on the heels of their recently released EP (follow that link to check it out).  Liars & Lovers and Gray Young open.  Finally, Speakeasy Promotions is putting on another Free Acid show at 529.  It’s a triple bill of psychedelia with no cover.  HeRobust, Bambara, and Glue will be performing.

Sunday (2/27/2011): Secret Cities (lo-fi psych-pop from North Dakota) headline The Masquerade.  Atlanta singer-songwriter Richard Parsons and Athens’ Tin Cup Prophette open.

Those Darlins announce new album

I’m supposed to be on a brief blogging hiatus, but here’s my third post of the day.  Oh well, didn’t want to wait on this one.

Those Darlins have finally announced the release date and title of their new album.  It’s called Screws Get Loose, and it’s out March 29, 2011.  When I interviewed Jessi Darlin back in September, she said they went into the studio intending to record a straight up rock and roll album, something more in line with their raucous live shows.  She also said they generally feel their songwriting is stronger and more mature this time around, something she attributed to the endless touring they’ve done over the last few years.  They’ve been playing a lot of new material out on the road lately, so if you’ve seen them recently, you should know what to expect.  This is easily one of my most anticipated albums of 2011.

I recorded a rough video of most of the title track when they played The Earl back in September.  Check out the video after the jump.

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This week’s shows (11/22/2010-11/28/2010)

Tim Kasher


So it’s Thanksgiving already.  I will be out of town beginning Tuesday, and probably won’t post for the rest of the week.  If you’re staying in town, here’s what you should go to….

Monday (11/22/2010): Cute Boots and Hello Ocho play a free show at 529.  I can’t find any information about the former online, but the latter is pretty solid.

Tuesday (11/23/2010): I see nothing.  Any suggestions?

Wednesday (11/24/2010): Hollow Stars and Lyonnais play 529.

Thursday (11/25/2010): Thanksgiving.  If you want to celebrate it at a show, your best bet is The Gaye Blades, Predator, and Barreracudas at The Earl.

Friday (11/26/2010): The Coathangers play a show at The Earl to celebrate the release of their Live at The Earl 7″, the second entry in this particular 7″ series.  The $5 cover includes a copy.  All Night Drug Prowling Wolves and Wolves & Jackals open.  There’s also Minus the Bear at the Masquerade with support from Twin Tigers and Tristen.  Finally, Nerdkween celebrates the release of her excellent new album Profitandloss at Highland Inn Ballroom with Parallel Poke and Richard Parsons.  You get a CD with the $8 cover charge.  Look for a review of the album tomorrow.

Saturday (11/27/2010): The Black Lips, Those Darlins, and Holly Golightly at Variety Playhouse will probably be one of the more fun shows you’ll see all year.

Sunday (11/28/2010): Cursive frontman Tim Kasher put out a solo album this year that is very much of a piece with the rest of his discography.  As a longtime Cursive fan, that’s more than okay with me.  See him at The Earl on Sunday with Darren Hanlon and The Wild.

[Pics/Video] Those Darlins at The Earl, 9/9/2010

More pictures and a video after the jump.

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INTERVIEW: Jessi Darlin of Those Darlins

Little Advances is happy to bring you our first ever interview.  I spoke with Jessi Darlin of Those Darlins earlier this afternoon about their upcoming new album, Bill Clinton, their live versus recorded sound, and Funstix, Jessi’s side project with Darlins drummer Linwood.  If you’re in Atlanta, you can catch them tonight and tomorrow night at The Earl.  Their new 7″ (a split with Funstix) comes out Tuesday, September 14th.

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This week’s shows (9/7/2010-9/12/2010)

Those Darlins

I ended up taking it fairly easy last week and only managed to catch Sons of Tonatiuh and Dead Rabbits. That’s less likely to be the case this week. There’s a lot going on.

Tuesday (9/9/2010) – Tonight’s the slowest of the week.  There’s free funk and soul at 529 with “members of Georgia Soul Council, Entropy, Cadillac Jones, Collective Efforts, and many more.”

Wednesday (9/8/2010) – Harvey Milk and Hawks will be at 529. That one’s bound to sell out, if it hasn’t already. Eyedrum’s got The Runaway Five, which is a new side project from Deerhunter’s Lockett Pundt and Abby Go Go’s Dan Wakefield, not to be confused with the Canadian band of the same name that does jazz covers of video game soundtracks. Warning Light and Seth Bolton will also be there (at least I think they will be, Eyedrum’s site appears conflicted). There’s also big time indie stars Crystal Castles at The Masquerade, with support from the excellent Bear in Heaven.

Thursday (9/9/2010) – This is night one of Those Darlins’ two night stand at The Earl. The Strange Boys and local favorites Gentleman Jesse and His Men open both nights. If you haven’t seen Those Darlins live, you really ought to correct that, especially if you have a weakness for the punkier side of No Depression alt-country. Their debut album is pretty good, but it doesn’t really reflect what an amazing live band they are. They sold out The Earl last time they came through Atlanta, so advance tickets might be a good idea.

Friday (9/10/2010) – You could either catch Those Darlins again, or you could head to 529 for Lyonnais, Sin Ropas, and Father Murphy. The latter bill has some intriguing out-of towners: Sin Ropas are ex-Red Red Meat (a band that also spawned Califone), and Father Murphy are from Italy. There’s also divisive buzz-band Best Coast at The Drunken Unicorn with Cults and Carnivores, a show that sold out well in advance. If you didn’t get tickets, you can still get blazed and catch her at Criminal Records earlier in the day for free. Or you could listen to Marnie.

Saturday (9/11/2010) – Atlanta music blog darlings Oryx and Crake play a free in-store at Decatur CD at 4PM. If you missed their album release two weeks earlier, here’s your chance to play catch up. Later that evening, the best bet is probably hardcore crossovers Fucked Up with The Coathangers at the Drunken Unicorn. Tealights, Jeffery Butzer and the Bicycle Eaters, and Night Driving in Small Towns at The Earl is a much less aggressive local alternative.

Sunday (9/12/2010) – Sleepy Sun with Balmorhea will be a great way to close out the weekend. I like the latest Sleepy Sun album a lot, and I’m anxious to hear what it sounds like live.