Best lineup of the U.S. festival season further solidified.
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Best lineup of the U.S. festival season further solidified.
Agreed on all points, but the phrase "after a week and a half" is the most important thing to remember about all of it. The Nightly Show is still in early days, and it's got some very big shoes to...
Attendance last year was roughly 18,000 each day. My guess is it'll increase this year, but the venue's changing for the third time in three years. It'll be at a good-sized public park this year,...
I could be wrong – it's been known to happen – but I don't think either previous year sold out.
Yeah, I'll be there for sure. This lineup actually does more for me than Coachella or Bonnaroo, for less money and with a better crowd. Also, sleeping in my own bed at night.
I've been the last two years, and I'm cautiously optimistic. The development in the lineup from Year 1 to Year 2 was promising, and the organizers seem to have Coachella-like designs on building...
I'll actually be there during the fest, but on the other side of the country.
This is exactly the kind of stuff I need to know. Thanks!
A request for those in the know:
I read a lot of comics in the early/mid-1980s (roughly '83-'88) and again briefly in the mid-90s. My go-to titles were all the X-Men-related ones (Uncanny X-Men,...
It was totally dull, what with the all high-quality acts and general lack of assholes. Not nearly as good as it is now.
1) Doesn't feel like the South My perception of the Deep South was largely influenced by childhood exposure to Deliverance andThe Dukes of Hazzard, so I didn't really know what to...
My wife and I booked a July trip to Iceland a couple months ago. We used Orbitz and got what seems to be a decent fare, especially compared to other European destinations in the summer months. We...
As titles go, that's not wholly inaccurate.
Years ago. I don't know why or from whom. I don't even know what it means. I feel so unfulfilled.
I'm asthmatic, but I promise I won't be hurt if you tell me to OD on my inhaler because that just means I'll be breathing like a fucking champ.
I'm surprised at how much I dislike Sun Kil Moon when I consider how much I love Red House Painters.
Is anyone else watching The Affair? I really like it and wasn't at all expecting the Rashomon structure. They're doing a nice job of parceling out just enough info about the death at the center of...
Combo Discogs order and trip to Wuxtry in Athens, GA.
The Boo Radleys – Wake Up!
A House – I Am the Greatest
The House of Love – A Spy in the House of Love
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion...
I have no interest in actually listening to that Dawnbringer album, but its cover is one of the greatest things I've ever seen.
So, I supervise student teachers for a university in metro Atlanta. I just learned from one of them that Carl is in one of her high school classes. I'm scheduled to do an observation in that class...
I'm supposedly doing a half-marathon in three weeks. If you know anything about Atlanta in August, you also know this could be the height of folly.
Grand Budapest Hotel was tops for me until I saw Life Itself last weekend. It's a beautiful tribute to Ebert's life and work, but it's also incredibly harrowing when it focuses on his cancer battle.
It was actually billed as a Deerhunter set, so the full-band Atlas Sound drought continues.
In other 2014 news, shoegaze fans will probably want to check out Seven Seas by Lab Partners and...
Full band. If you're curious about the setup, there are a few photos in the Variety Playhouse's Flickr account:
Yup. It was a co-headlining gig back in March. I don't have the most extensive knowledge of Cox's stuff, but the stuff I think was new sounded really good.
Have you gotten those Bats reissues? They sound really nice.
Missed this when you first posted, but the Vortex and Limerick Junction recommendations are solid. The Vortex has a couple locations – the best is in Little Five Points and is right around the...
My wife and I bought a house in December. It was a pretty easy process, except for the part on our loan application where the bank wanted to know if either of us had ever had sex with Mexican child...
Drop Nineteens are so good. One of those kinda sorta quasi-shoegaze bands that proliferated in the early 90s. The Brits got all the press, but there was interesting American stuff in the genre, too.
Remember: the current system is not the future system. Duncan has been very honest that a huge part of Race to the Top and CCSS is teacher evaluation. The CCSS-aligned tests were originally...
I can write volumes on this. And I will. But I have to read and respond to some student work at the moment, which means I'll circle back around to it later today.
Until then, I think it's worth...
Yeah, Blood Meridian is a novel-length punch in the gut. It's my favorite McCarthy book.
From April 10:
There were no takers on this opening conversational gambit.
Courting Strong, the debut by Martha, is pretty swell. It reminds me a lot of the super-catchy, kinda ramshackle stuff that was coming out of the U.K. in the mid-90s. Think Ash, Urusei Yatsura, or...
Where were we talking about albums that have appreciated in value since we bought them? I was entering some stuff in Discogs yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see that my copy of Regina...
I'd contribute to this discussion but I'm still busy reminiscing about the halcyon days of punk. You know, the mid-90s.
This is all true. It's also predictable that White manages to ignore Jon Spencer's entire (and entirely superior) late 80's/early 90's discography.
I've never been a huge Jude Law fan (loved him in Gattaca and Closer, but not much else, and both of those are a long time ago), but he's a fucking force of nature in Dom Hemingway. The film starts...
Some crate digging yesterday.
Devo – Freedom of Choice
Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
Paul McCartney – Ram
Anyone waiting around to see if the Slowdive reunion results in new music should check out Hierarchy by Lightfoils. I'm not sure it adds anything new to the shoegaze genre, but when the tunes are...
Pretty sure Guardians of the Galaxy is going to break that streak.
Gold-Bears is my favorite Atlanta band. They're signed to Slumberland and they released their debut album, Are You Falling in Love?, in 2011. Their new one, Dalliance, is due out in June. Sporting...
Indeedy. I know Gira has distanced himself from it, but I love it – and not just because it was my introduction to the band.
Cheatahs – Extended Plays
Lanterns on the Lake – Until the Colours Run
Swans – The Burning World
We've got a pretty good local brewery about twenty minutes north of Atlanta. Today was their second birthday, and they were doing "tours" (to work around bullshit GA laws that prohibit breweries...
Yeah, my favorite episode of Married with Children is the one where the Bundys went to Mexico and Al fucked a bunch of underage prostitutes and then Peg was like, "Aaaaaaaaallll" and Al was like,...
Yo la Tengo as Bobby Knight Ranger was brilliant.
Ack! You don't know ESG? Their comp A South Bronx Story is a must-have.
From the A.V. Club:
"Why are the Game Of Thrones showrunners rewriting the books into misogyny?"
I'll keep an eye out here. Criminal in Atlanta had a bunch of copies, and I may be down there again toward the end of the week. Stupidly forgot to pick up that live Pogues/Strummer album.