Tuesday, February 21

Weekend gig preview - Luigi @ The EARL

So the most attractive show this weekend here in ATL (imho) looks like it'll be Friday night at The EARL. Luigi is headlining and Untied States will be celebrating the release of their new album, Retail Detail. Should be a good one. For now I'll just post about Luigi, and I'll try to get to Untied States tonight or tomorrow. Gotta get off my duff and do some work.

Luigi is a bit of an Atlanta supergroup, comprised of former/current members of several acts based in the local area. The band has developed an ample local following over the past couple years, and their recent album Found on the Forest Floor has been favorably reviewed (e.g., by Evil Sponge). Chromewaves described their sound as "punchy, hook-laden, guitar-driven power-pop" and I'd rather quote Frank than try to come up with another way to say the exact same thing. He pretty much hit the nail on the head. The principal vocalist is Michelle DuBois, whom some readers may know of from her stint with Ultrababyfat. Comparisons that come to mind are maybe Belly or a female-fronted Superdrag.

Luigi - Mariposa
Luigi - Squeeze

Luigi's albums can be purchased online (via CD Baby) on their site. More tracks and gig info (including Athens on Weds. night w/ An Epic at Best) can be found on their MySpace page.


Indie Interviews has posted new interviews with both Tapes 'n Tapes and Catfish Haven.

If you haven't, you should go check out Lizzy's site, Come Pick Me Up. She's been doing a great job over there. A lot of alt-country stuff with other goodies mixed in as well.

My Ex-Best Friend features damn good Portland, Oregon, band Viva Voce, who have apparently signed on with Barsuk. Good for them.


Blogger Fat Asian Baby said...

a completely pointless anecdote that i find amusing at various points in the day: the drummer for tiger tiger has a side project called vito. apparently he ran into the luigi people and said "hi my name is mario and i have a band called vito. i love luigi. let's book a gig together."
now that i'm trying to recount this i can see how it isn't really that funny. but oh how it was if you were there.

3:16 PM

Blogger Rich said...

No, it's still pretty funny. And now I can't decide whether to make a lame Super Mario Bros. joke or a lame Godfather/mob joke, so I'm just gonna let it go.

3:33 PM

Blogger Lizzy said...

rich, you're too cool. thanks for the link. I've been really digging Cable and Tweed since I came across it!

6:21 PM

Blogger MyExBestFriend said...

Rich - I'll know everything I need to know about the ATL by the time it's all over - thanks to you. Thanks for the nod.

6:39 PM


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