The members of The Whigs don't reside in Athens any longer, but that doesn't stop them from considering our town home at heart. Saturday, the band returns for a sure-to-be raucous show at the 40 Watt Club, and we've got a pair of tickets and a copy of the group's new album, Modern Creation, on CD to give away courtesy of New West Records.
To win both of these prizes, comment after the jump with why YOU deserve the tix and tunes. We'll choose a winner Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
From April 23–27, the latest installment of Moogfest will take place in Asheville, NC. Excitement has swirled for months over the fact that the legendary Kraftwerk will perform three separate instances of their "3D" show, Nile Rogers will perform with Chic, the Pet Shop Boys will appear and mega-producer and dance music pioneer Giorgio Moroder will play.
And indeed, those are four of the major reasons I want to be there. But through a deeper reading of the festival's schedule I've found multiple things to get psyched about, including Sasha, Flying Lotus, Egyptian Lover, Mix Master Mike and more.
More after the jump.
Last Friday, we reported that longtime local musician and scene fixture Brian Crane had died. Now, Crane's brother Bill, a Georgia-based political strategist, WSB radio broadcaster and syndicated columnist, writes with the news that the family has arranged an Irish wake-style memorial, per Brian's wishes, to be held at East/West Bistro on Sunday, Apr. 27 from 4–7 p.m.
Bill Crane also pays tribute to his brother in his column this week. After the jump, read Brian Crane's official obituary.
Scrappy Ohio-based indie rockers Cloud Nothings play the Georgia Theatre Friday on the strength of a stellar new record, Here and Nowhere Else. (Guitar virtuoso Ryley Walker opens.) We've got a pair of tickets to give away. To win, tell us in the comments after the jump why YOU deserve to go for free. We'll choose a winner Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Local power-punk outfit Shehehe has undergone a lineup shift since its debut, New American Jet Rock, was released in 2012. The additions of guitarist Adam Hebert and bassist Derek Wiggs have proven powerful ones: The band has only grown tighter and more furious in its rock and roll mission, and it plans to enter the studio soon to record the follow-up to the aforementioned album, which mixed low-budget arena-aping sensibilities with proto-punk passion.
Today, we've got an exclusive look at the new video for "Ghost Of," a New American Jet Rocktrack centered lyrically on ghouls and goblins and everything in between. Appropriately, the clip offers a B-movie-esque take on the song's sordid subject matter.
Watch the video after the jump.
Local psych-pop crew k i d s, the brainchild of songwriter K. Jared Collins, has been largely inactive for the past several months, but as it turns out, Collins and his rotating supporting cast have just been busy prepping a brand-new album—the looooong-awaited follow-up to last year's live LP are US—appropriately titled Take Forever. Peep the flowery cover art above. The record will be out digitally May 15, but the band is taking pre-orders now via Bandcamp.
The cassette version of Take Forever costs $7; the vinyl version will run ya $17. Collins aims to have the album pressed to white vinyl and ready to ship out in June.
Both pre-orders come with an immediate download of the song "were Next Door /III/," which you can stream after the jump. The tune hints at a scuzzy new direction for the once-R&B-inflected groove-pop crew.
Photo Credit: Yannick Grandmont
Punk-leaning Godspeed You! Black Emperor offshoot Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra plays the 40 Watt Club Tuesday, Apr. 15, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. To win, tell us in the comments after the jump why YOU deserve to go for free. We'll choose a winner at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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