Happening in the ATL this week and next!

Monday, Oct. 20
Sharon Van Etten, Tiny Ruins @ EARL
8:30 pm // 21+ // $17-20

Tuesday, Oct. 21
Beverly, Small Reactions (ALBUM RELEASE!), On Holiday @ EARL
8:30 pm // 21+ // $8-10

GHB (7″ Release!), Cottaging, Wymyns Prysyn @ 529
9 pm // 21+ // Donations

Wednesday, Oct. 22
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz, Twin Sister, Continue @ Masquerade
7 pm // All Ages // $27.50

Thursday, Oct. 23
Distal (ALBUM RELEASE!),  Richard Devine @ 529
9 pm // 21+ // $8-10

Friday, Oct. 24
Smithsonian (The Smiths cover band) @ 529
9 pm // 21+ // $10

Saturday, Oct. 25
Dasher (ALBUM RELEASE!), Predator, MTN ISL, Slugga @ 529
9 pm // 21+ // $5

Of Montreal, Pillar Point @ Terminal West
8 pm // All Ages // $20

Monday, Oct. 27
Dads @ Masquerade
7 pm // All Ages // $10

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Cute Boots, Factory, 100 Watt Horse @ EARL
8:30 pm // 21+ //  $8

Wednesday, Oct. 29
OBN IIIs, Dino Boys, Skin Jobs @ EARL
9 pm // 21+ // $8

Wampire, TOPS, Shampoo @ 529
9 pm // 21+ // $10

Thursday, Oct. 30
Temples, Spires @ Terminal West
8 pm // All Ages // $16-18

Friday, Oct. 31
Ted Kennedys (Dead Kennedys cover band) @ EARL
9 pm // 21+ // $8

Listen :: New tunes from Meg Webb, Kevin Morby

Listen :: Meg Webb – If You Ever (Come Back to Me)
Meg Webb’s new tune, “If You Ever (Come Back to Me),” is a super fun gem that you’re definitely going to fall in love with. This playful track is a taste of what’s to come, Meg will be releasing a new album called Beauteous Maximus on Christmas Day via Lolipop Records. And keep an eye out for big plans in November, more on that later.

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Listen :: Kevin Morby – Parade
I love, love Kevin Morby‘s voice. And here’s a new one to make me fall in love all over again. It’s called “Parade” and you can find it on his forthcoming LP, Still Lifeout today on Woodsist.

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Listen + See :: New tunes from Hundred Visions, Cool Ghouls and upcoming shows in ATL

Listen :: New tunes from Hundred Visions 
Hundred Visions is one of the best bands making music right now and I can not wait for this record. It’s called Spite, it comes out on October 14 (NEXT WEEK!) and here are a couple tracks for you to rock out to.

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Listen :: Cool Ghouls – And It Grows
Really digging this from Cool Ghouls off their forthcoming record, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rhye. Thank you, BK Vegan.

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ATL Shows :: Monday, Oct. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 12
Friday, Oct. 6
Polica @ Terminal West
9 pm // 18+ // $15-17

Tuesday, Oct. 7
SBTRKT @ Masquerade
8 pm // All Ages // $23

Wednesday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 12
A3C Hip Hop Festival @ Various Locations
For more info, tickets, locations visit http://www.a3cfestival.com/

Wednesday, Oct. 8
Snowmine @ EARL
9 pm // 21+ // $10

CHVRCHES @ Buckhead Theatre
8 pm // All Ages // SOLD OUT

Friday, Oct. 10
Drive-By Truckers, St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ Tabernacle
8 pm // All Ages // $45.50

Listen :: Fear of Men, Broncho and High Highs!

Listen :: Fear of Men cover Ty Segall’s “Sleeper”
This may or may not be old new to you, but this cover is amazing and gorgeous. Listen to it.

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Listen :: Broncho – Just Enough Hip To Be Woman
Really digging this record. Y’all should check it out.

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Listen :: New track from the High Highs
The High Highs make insanely gorgeous tunes and they have a new one for you to swoon over.

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Listen + Watch :: Seatraffic, Small Reactions and more…

Listen :: Seatraffic

seatraffic // photo by madison kotack

seatraffic // photo by madison kotack

SF-based duo Seatraffic are back with a new album that y’all need to hear. Beauty in the Night is out now and you can snag a copy on white vinyl on their bandcamp. Money well spent.

While you’re putting in your credit card info, check out “Man on the Coast.” It’s the first track off the album and it will give you chills.

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Watch :: Small Reactions – “Saint in Robes”
Small Reactions is a band from Atlanta. They’re the best dudes and they make the best music. Check out this video for “Saints in Robes,” a track off their forthcoming record, Similar Phantoms. You can preorder it via their bandcamp.

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Listen :: Mr. Twin Sister – “In The House of Yes”
Mr. Twin Sister, formally Twin Sister, are releasing a new album soon and this is a track off that album. It’s sexy.

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ATL SHOWS :: Friday, Sept. 19 – Sunday, Sept. 28
Friday, Sept. 19

Delta Spirit @ Terminal West
10 pm // 18+ // $18-20

Lydia Loveless @ EARL
9 pm // 21+ // $12

Saturday, Sept. 20
Tennis w/ Pure Bathing Culture @ Terminal West
9:30 pm // 18+ // $15-18

ATL Collective Performs CCR’s Cosmo’s Factory @ EARL
7 pm & 10:30 pm // 21+ // $10-13

Monday, Sept. 22
Tantrum Record Release show w/ Highlander, Nomen Novum, Love Inks @ 529
9 pm // 21+ // FREE

Wednesday, Sept. 24
Rubblebucket w/ Body Language @ Terminal West
9 pm // 18+ // $12-15

Friday, Sept. 26
OUTKAST @ Centennial Olympic Park
5 pm // All Ages // SOLD OUT

The Dream Syndicate w/ Savage Republic & Small Reactions @ EARL
8 pm // 21+ // $22-25

TV Dinner w/ Landline, Dinosaur Feathers, Idiot Glee @ 529
9 pm // 21+ // Donations

Saturday, Sept. 27
OUTKAST @ Centennial Olympic Park
5 pm // All Ages // SOLD OUT

The Dream Syndicate w/ Savage Republic & Small Reactions @ EARL
8 pm // 21+ // $22-25

Sunday, Sept. 28
OUTKAST @ Centennial Olympic Park
5 pm // All Ages // SOLD OUT

King of Pops Endless Summer Party @ Masquerade
6:30 pm // All Ages // $10

And we’re back…

Well, I’m back. Hey!

I’ve been on a hiatus and yes, I realize it’s probably my tenth in the past two years, but that doesn’t matter. I used the past few months to really think about wholly roller and the direction I want to take it. I can’t imagine not writing this blog, which is why I’m going to keep fighting the good fight. However, I’m going to starting taking things in a slightly new direction.

Right before we welcomed 2014, I read this post on Frontier Psychiatrist about reading 52 books in 52 weeks. I really wanted to read more and this was the motivation I needed. I don’t think I’ll get to 52 this year, but I’ve definitely read more this year than I did in 2013. Like most people, I look at a computer screen pretty much all day long. Computers are cool and so is the internet, but books are cool, too. And I think reading is super important. So, starting in October wholly roller will start featuring a couple of books a month. First up is John Darnielle’s first novel, Wolf in White Van.

So, where’s the music? wholly roller is first and foremost a music blog, that won’t change. I used to think I could post a couple of times a day, but that’s just not going to happen. I can’t keep up with that type of schedule, so instead of that pipe dream I’m going to try posting two or three times a week. The new and improved posts will feature a variety of tracks, videos, albums, shows and more. It really all depends what I’m feeling that day or week. I created this thing because I wanted to share music with you and I don’t want to change that.

Listening to music, reading and writing are things that I love. So, why not keep sharing those things with you? I can’t wait to start this new phase for wholly roller and I hope you’ll join me.

Listen :: La Guerre – Rare and Collectible Spirits

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La Guerre is the solo project of Katlyn Conroy from Cowboy Indian Bear. SHOUT OUT to my pal Nate for sending this gem to me because it’s fantastic. It’s beautiful. It’s dark. And I’m just going to say it: It’s the album you wanted from St. Vincent, but didn’t get it. And don’t get me wrong here, I love Ms. Annie Clark as much as the next person. Conroy just takes that brand of glittery folk to a whole new level of amazing. Anyway, you’ve got to listen to this album and I promise you will not be disappointed.

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