ATL this weekend - Anna Kramer, Of Montreal, Andrew Bird, Nada Surf/Rogue Wave
For music fans in Atlanta, this weekend marks the start of a strong stretch into the spring. Lots of great bands are coming through, and you can expect a lot of coverage here on C&T. This Friday night Anna Kramer (honored as Atlanta's best local singer/songwriter in 2005) headlines at The EARL, bringing her brand of kickass country-rock to the East Atlanta Village. On Saturday, options abound. Of Montreal at the VP, Andrew Bird at Eyedrum, and Nada Surf/Rogue Wave at The Loft. All should be worth seeing. However, if you're on the fence or unsure about which to see, this post should provide a little guidance.
Below you'll find samples of each of the aforementioned bands. Give 'em a listen and make some weekend plans. I'm planning on Anna Kramer on Friday and Of Montreal on Saturday. Gonna be a great weekend!
Fri., 2/10 Anna Kramer @ The EARL $7
Anna Kramer - I Can't Take It
Anna Kramer - Beautiful Sleep
Sat., 2/11 Of Montreal @ Variety Playhouse $12
Of Montreal - Disconnect the Dots
Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned to the Mist (and other games)
Sat., 2/11 Andrew Bird @ Eyedrum $12
Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
Andrew Bird - Lull
Sat., 2/11 Nada Surf/Rogue Wave/King of France @ The Loft $14
Nada Surf - Blonde on Blonde (low bitrate)
Nada Surf - Do It Again (low bitrate)
Rogue Wave - Publish My Love
Rogue Wave - Every Moment
An Aquarium Drunkard has posted a live set from KCRW by M. Ward in 2004. Nice.
According to Creative Loafing, Maserati, a casualty of Kindercore's collapse, is headed into the studio in May and is looking for an indie label to issue their release.
Happy Hump Day, y'all.
Oh -- just found out that Fruit Bats will be in Atlanta on 4/24. Outstanding. Full tour dates have been posted at donewaiting.com.
Hear 'em: Fruit Bats - Lives of Crime