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
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 SummerSilent 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).