Photo Credit: Justin La Priore
Legendary Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis brings his solo acoustic tour to the 40 Watt Club Wednesday, with support from Australian folk duo Luluc. We've got a pair of tickets to give away. To enter, tell us in the comments below why YOU deserve to go for free. We'll choose a winner Thursday at 4 p.m.
Photo Credit: James Minchin III
Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, became a household name in 2004 after The Grey Album, his inspired mash-up of Jay-Z's Black Album and the Beatles' self-titled "white album," went viral. Since then, he's become one of the most in-demand music producers of our time, teaming up with CeeLo Green in Gnarls Barkley and helming records by Beck, the Black Keys, Norah Jones and others. Most recently, Burton produced U2's the-call-is-coming-from-inside-your-MacBook opus Songs of Innocence.
Burton, a former Athens resident and UGA student, returns to play the Georgia Theatre Wednesday, Oct. 1 with his current project, a collaboration with Shins frontman James Mercer called Broken Bells. The group released its second LP, the sleek, funky After the Disco, in February. Flagpole got Burton on the phone for a quick chat.
Little-known Big Star cover band side project R.E.M. is releasing a six-DVD set of its televised live performances.
The set, dubbed REMTV, will include R.E.M.'s 1991 and 2001 "MTV Unplugged" sets, 1998 "VH1 Storytellers" appearance, 2007 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, a rare 1984 cover of "Smokin' in the Boys Room" (?), a 2001 concert in Cologne, France and a 2008 concert in the Athens of Greece, plus a documentary and lots more rarities and never-before-released stuff.
Last week, Spotify published a study ranking the top 40 "most musical universities in America," based on the number of students who signed up for the streaming service's half-off student deal last semester. The University of Georgia barely made the cut, coming in at No. 40.
Photo Credit: David Schick
Music Midtown has again come and gone, and while sitting in the grass enjoying the breeze, watching roadies ready the stage for Fitz and The Tantrums’ set, I reflected that late September in Atlanta is the perfect place and season for a music festival. Over the course of the weekend, close to 100,000 people flocked to the heart of the city to see a wide variety of acts in beautiful Piedmont Park. It was the fourth installment of Music Midtown since its return, after the festival took a hiatus from 2005–2010.
Photos by Randy Schafer
“Will it be worth it?” asked several of my friends in anticipation of Jeff Tweedy’s appearance at the Georgia Theatre Friday night. Given that the Wilco frontman and his son, Spencer, would be performing in support of their not yet released solo-record-that’s-not-quite-a-solo-record, Sukierae, I wasn’t sure I could give a straight answer to folks on the fence about paying $50 to attend the show.
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