Upcoming Shows in ATL + ATHENS :: Late Summer/Fall is going to rock!

All of these upcoming shows are Wholly Roller approved and I’ll do my best to keep you posted if they sell out. And I’ll add to this list and update it as more events are announced!

All of the shows listed are going to be amazing (obviously or they wouldn’t be on this list!), but there are some that if you miss them you should be smacked upside the head. If you see a * you should be slapped for missing it and if you see **, then you deserve a swift kick in the rear for missing it. If you see ***, don’t even bother talking to me or suffer the consequences for missing out. Seriously, DO NOT miss these amazing shows!

HAPPENING SOON!
June 17 - Thao & Mirah with The Most of All, These United States @ The EARL*
June 19 – Modern Skirts with The Features @ The EARL**
June 26
– The New Pornographers with The Dodos and The Dutchess & The Duke @ Variety Playhouse
June 26
- The Howlies, The Coathangers, Balkans, and Mermaids @ Star Bar

July
1 – FREE SHOW! Carnivores, Abby Go Go, and Grenadines @ Star Bar
6 – Peter Wolf Crier is opening for Heartless Bastards, The Builders & The Butcher @ Masquerade
8 - EARL’s 11th Anniversary Weekend Featuring Gentleman Jesse & His Men, The Coathangers, and Grumpy
9 – EARL’s 11th Anniversary Weekend Featuring Man or Astro Man? and Twin Tigers
9 – Delta Spirit @ Masquerade*
10 - (There is literally something for everyone on this night. I wish I could be in 5 places at once!) EARL’s 11th Anniversary Weekend Featuring Man or Astro Man? and HAWKS; Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Variety Playhouse**; Rooney @ Center Stage; Sleigh Bells @ Vinyl** SOLD OUT!; Venice is Sinking @ Drunken Unicorn**
12 - Free Energy is on the Summer Crushes Tour with Mates of State @ The 40 Watt** (Go for Free Energy, I’m serious, you won’t be disappointed!)
17 - The Selmanaires @ Star Bar*
21 - Little Tybee, Mermaids, and Night Driving in Small Towns @ The EARL
23 - Noot d’ Noot (album release) with Judi Chicago, DJ Gnosis @ The EARL*
24 - Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics with Young Orchids @ The EARL*
26 – Drink Up Buttercup @ The EARL*
30 – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti with Magic Kids and Pearl Harbor @ The EARL***

August
1
– PurgeATL.com Launch Party Featuring The Selmanaires and Sealions @ The EARL
6 - Here We Go Magic with Beach Fossils @ The EARL**
9 - Ty Segall with The Baths and The Girls At Dawn @ The EARL*
11 – Arcade Fire with Spoon @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater***
17 – Twin Sister with Memoryhouse @ The EARL (Twin Sister will also play a free, all-ages in-store at Criminal Records at 5 pm!)**
20 – Miniature Tigers with Spinto Band and Guests @ Star Bar***
27 - Chromeo @ Masquerade
28 - Orynx & Crake (CD RELEASE PARTY!), Venice Is Sinking, Book of Colors @ The EARL***

September
8
- Bear In Heaven with Crystal Castles @ Masquerade**
9 - Those Darlins, Strange Boys and Gentleman Jesse & His Men @ The EARL***
10 - Best Coast with Cults @ Drunken Unicorn***
13 – Pixies @ The Fox*
19 - Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames with The Watson Twins and Led To Sea @ The EARL
20 - Titus Andronicus with Free Energy @ The EARL***
22 - Jamie Lidell @ The EARL
26 - PAVEMENT (!!!!!!!!!) @ The Tabernacle***

October
2 - Yeasayer @  Masquerade**
5 - The National @ The Fox***
6 - The XX with Warpaint @ The Tabernacle
8 - Born Ruffians @ The EARL***
15 - Local Natives @ Masquerade***
16 - Matt & Kim @ Masquerade***
18 - School of Seven Bells with Active Child @ The EARL**

Venues. Ticket info and more shows are listed here:
40 Watt
The EARL
Masquerade
Star Bar
The Tabernacle
Fox Theatre
Drunken Unicorn
Variety Playhouse
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Something Dreamy for the Road :: Summer 2010 Play List

This year already proved itself as a fantastic year for releases and shows. Something Dreamy for the Road is a list of music released in 2010 and it’s music that I am absolutely in love with. This is an on going list of awesome, so look for a part two in the fall or maybe sooner. Who knows? I may need to do a part 3. You can listen to most of the songs below, but I suggest you get out there and buy the records because those are just tastes of how awesome those albums actually are.

Camera Talk – Local Natives

Dream City  [Live in Austin] РFree Energy
Their whole album, Stuck On Nothing, is a soundtrack to summer. This song is my favorite song on the album and it’s a live track because these guys sound incredible live.

Take Care – Beach House

Truth Sets In – Avi Buffalo

More or Less – The Soft Pack

Our Deal – Best Coast

Holiday – Vampire Weekend

Crown on the Ground – Sleigh Bells

The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Odessa – Caribou

Stay Close – Delorean

Tugboat – Venice Is Sinking
Seriously, Venice Is Sinking is one of the greatest bands to come out of Athens in quite sometime. They are definitely Wholly Roller approved. Sand & Lines will be available on June 15 and proceeds go to rebuilding the Georgia Theatre that burned in 2009.

Life Coach – Fang Island

Let Go – jj

Dance Yrslf Clean – LCD Soundsystem

It Gets Your Body Moving – Suckers
The one I chose is from the Daytrotter Session they did, its probably the best I’ve heard (besides live, of course). Wild Smile will be available on June 8 and I can tell you this, it will be awesome.

Take It Easy – Surfer Blood

Crown on the Ground – Sleigh Bells

Friday in Paris – Strange Boys

Thieves – She & Him

Cold War (Nice Clean Fight) – The Morning Benders

Deadbeat Summer – Neon Indian

BONUS song because I love you guys and this is a mix of two things I love: Suckers and Local Natives.