Tuesday, May 16

Thursday night / Giant Drag

Here in Atlanta, this Thursday night is a good one. We have two big shows in town. Pretty Girls Makes Graves will be at The EARL with Giant Drag and The Joggers, and Mark Kozelek (of Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon) will be at Variety Playhouse. In addition, Giant Drag will be playing an in-store at Criminal Records on Thursday at 6pm.

I'll probably hit that Giant Drag in-store and then wander over to the Kozelek show. I will try to put some Kozelek material up before the show, but at the moment I'd like to encourage folks to check out Giant Drag either at Criminal or The EARL (or both!).

Giant Drag is a duo out of L.A. and they've been making quite a name for themselves over the past year. Their Hearts and Unicorns was one of my favorite albums of last year. It's just a damn good indie rock record (stunning analysis, to be sure). The band is made up of singer/guitarist Annie Hardy and drummer Micah Calabrese, with Annie handling vocals and swagger. If you're not yet familiar with 'em, the tracks below are a pretty good introduction. If you are, maybe you'll find a cover below to pique your interest.

Giant Drag - Kevin is Gay
Giant Drag - YFLMD
Giant Drag - This Isn't It

Giant Drag - Who's Crying Now [Journey cover]
Giant Drag - God Only Knows [Beach Boys cover]
Giant Drag - Wicked Game [Chris Isaak cover]

Remaining dates (all with Pretty Girls Make Graves):
May 17th - Exit In: Nashville, TN
May 18th - The Earl: East Atlanta, GA
May 19th - The Beta Bar: Tallahassee, FL
May 20th - Culture Room: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 21st - Orpheum: Tampa, FL
May 23rd - The Social: Orlando, FL
May 24th - House Of Blues New Orleans: New Orleans, LA
May 25th - Emo’s: Austin, TX
May 26th - The Gypsy Ballroom: Dallas, TX
May 27th - Emo’s: Austin, TX
May 29th - House of Rock and Roll: El Paso, TX
May 30th - The Clubhouse: Tempe, AZ
June 1st - The Casbah: San Diego, CA
June 2nd - Glass House: Pomona, CA
June 3rd - The El Rey Theatre: Los Angeles, CA
June 4th - Great American Music Hall: San Francisco, CA

There are also a bunch of photos from Giant Drag performances on Flickr.

Official site.

Time for The Daily Show, so I'll leave it at that.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Joggers are sooooooo good. Can't wait.

11:25 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey rich, if you end up going to the kozelek show maybe we could grab a drink before the show? i am going to hit the giant drag in store as well. that chick is ultra cute.

3:59 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Sounds good. I'll be the dude in black glasses and goatee with my taping stuff. I'll be with friends, but I assume we'll be going to drink and/or eat between Giant Drag and Kozelek. Especially since I don't think any of us are worried about MK's opener.

4:03 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

KISSatlanta interviewed Annie Hardy. You can find it here.

4:07 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Oh ya! I remember reading that when it was posted. Forgot all about it.

4:17 PM


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