Monday, October 30

White Whale and Silent Kids coming to The EARL, Nov. 8

One upcoming show I'm going to try to see will be on November 8 at The EARL. That evening White Whale will grace the stage at my favorite little East Atlanta hangout with Atlanta-based psych-popsters Silent Kids opening up.

White Whale got quite a bit of attention this summer, and their debut WWI has been well-received. The band is made up of singer/guitarist Matt Suggs (ex-Butterglory), bassist Rob Pope (ex-Get Up Kids), and former members of Thee Higher Burning Fire (John Anderson, Zach Holland, and Dustin Kinsey). They're based out of Lawrence, Kansas, and they play a brand of indie rock reminiscent of some of their more daring Merge labelmates (is that a great label or what?). Here is "The Admiral" from their current release:

White Whale - The Admiral

For more on White Whale, check out their MySpace.

In addition, here are a couple of tracks from Silent Kids:

Silent Kids - Drift Into the Summer
Silent Kids - Engine of a Lifetime

For more on Silent Kids, check out their MySpace.

You can also stream the entire White Whale album courtesy of Merge Records.

Also playing with White Whale and Silent Kids that night are The Never, whom I don't know much about.

Tix to the November 8 show are available online. Here are the remaining tour dates for White Whale:

Oct. 31 Toronto @ Sneaky Dee's
Nov. 1 Montreal @ La Sala Rossa
Nov. 2 Boston @ TT the Bear's
Nov. 5 Philly @ The Khyber
Nov. 6 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov. 7 Chapel Hill @ Local 506
Nov. 8 Atlanta @ The EARL
Nov. 9 Nashville @ The End
Nov. 10 Columbia, MO @ Blue Fugue
Nov. 11 Lincoln, NE @ Chatterbox


Aquarium Drunkard features the new Jeff Tweedy DVD.

Live performances from last summer's Lollapalooza are now (officially) for sale online. Any word on whether Bonnaroo is doing this too?

The featured band on Daytrotter this week is good ol' Of Montreal. Per usual, they have an exclusive live set available.

Bob Dylan is great. Apparently, the new Broadway musical featuring his songs is not.

Former members of Black Sabbath (excluding Ozzy) have started a new band with an awful name -- Heaven and Hell. I realize it was the name of one of their popular songs and all, but that's pretty lame. At least Ronnie James Dio is working again (quiet, Dio fans).


Blogger wharman said...

Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to try to catch the Rock n Roll Hotel date here in DC.

1:26 PM

Anonymous jshort said...

Speaking of Silent Kids, someone told me at the Mew/Black Lips show that there is a new band playing at the Earl next Thurs made up of members of Silent Kids,Luigi,Magnapop, and the Preakness. Can't recall the name but sounds interesting...

8:47 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Like, on the bill with Jupiter Watts next Thursday? Members of those bands do play together so it wouldn't surprise me, but I haven't heard that yet. Anybody?

8:53 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Brandon from The Preakness confirms. Bad Magic Number is indeed made up of such folks. Cool.

11:07 AM


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