Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Ever-Loving Astral Etheric Weekend For Dennis Palmer

Friday, July 27, 2012

"Five More Minutes" b​/​w "Sally" by Hubcap City (From Belgium)

I created a Bandcamp page for Ponce de Leon Records, the label I started back in 2006. The page is still a work in progress, but I've loaded the first 7" I released — Hubcap City (From Belgium)'s "Five More Minutes" b/w "Sally." HC (FB) was Bile Aft, Kat H., Matthew Proctor, Will Fratesi. Recorded by 1 Mic Records. Knob twisting by Neil Fried at RRE. Mastering by Chris Griffin at Griffin Mastering. Photo by Miss L.P. Clarke. “Five More Minutes” recorded live at Push Push Theatre. "Sally" was recorded live in Sylvester Cemetery in East Atlanta.

Released May 1, 2006.

More posts coming soon.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Kilo Ali: An Atlanta wild card with no regrets

For much of the early to mid-’90s, Atlanta bass and booty music legend Kilo Ali was the most notable rapper to represent Atlanta. He released his debut album, America Has a Problem Cocaine in 1990, when he was just 17 years old, instantly becoming known as the first wild card of the Atlanta hip-hop scene. He was also one of the first rappers to come from Bankhead, long before “the Bankhead Bounce” ruled the radio. Following the highs of such songs as “Baby Baby,” “Love In Ya Mouth,” and “Lost Y’all Mind” — and his most acclaimed album, 1997’s Organized Bass — tapered off, Kilo was convicted of burning down his own house. In October 2005 he was given a stiff 15-year prison term, but in Jan. 2011 he was released after serving six years. Still, it was an awfully long time to be away, especially in the fast-paced music world. Continue reading on Crib Notes...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dela feat. Reach - "Go On" (Video Mix)

On a recent trip to Kansas City, MO I made the acquaintance of a rapper named Reach. He's got a new mixtape that came out at the top of the year called The Pen Pusha, and it's been getting a lot of spins around the apt. lately.

I'll definitely write something more substantial on Reach soon, but in the meantime check out the fancy footwork in this video that landed in my inbox over the weekend.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Laura has had a tumor and it has had to go...

After a recent trip to the doctor to have a pain in her midsection checked out, Laura Hunt, my girlfriend of the last 15 years was told that she has had an ovarian tumor. Needless to say the news came as a shock and, as it turns out, the tumor is about the same size as the ovary itself. It’s what’s called a Dermoid tumor and although only about 10% of these kinds of tumors are cancerous it is growing and will ultimately cause what’s called an Ovarian torsion to occur. It has to be removed.

The bottom line is that even with insurance through GSU we have to raise 20% of the total cost of the surgery. That 20% is somewhere in the neighborhood of $5,000-$8,000 and Atlanta Medical Center wants it up front before they operate.

In the meantime we’re trying to raise money by any means possible. There are a couple of benefit concerts being organized around Atlanta, and I will update this post with information about the shows as it becomes available.

The first show is at Blind Willes on Sun., Sept. 19. Chickens & Pigs, The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, Rocksploitation (formerly the A-Sides), the Bob Page trio, the Rod Hamdallah Band, and Western Union Messenger are playing, and maybe more (details coming soon). The cover will be a $10 donation. Music starts at 4 p.m.

A second show is happening at 529 on Sun., Sept. 26. Howlies, Mermaids, the Clap and Knaves Grave are playing. The cover will be a $10 donation. Music will start at 8 p.m.

For the time being we have set up the following Paypal link for anyone who would like to make a donation.

UPDATE: Laura had surgery on Wed., Sept. 8. Her tumor was removed successfully, along with a second tumor that we did not know about. Not really sure what the case is with the second tumor, but should know more about it soon. She's at home recovering now.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ty Segall Melted

Here it is. Ty Segall has officially raised the bar on Frisco noise-pop with Melted, an album that balances concise hooks with blown-speaker fidelity, achieving lo-fi perfection. The album maintains the primitive, psychedelic dirge qualities that keep him tied to his peers Thee Oh Sees, Nobunny, the Fresh & Onlys, etc. But as the first falsetto coo and broken, acoustic jangle of “Finger” explodes with a squelch and a distorted smash, it’s clear that he means business like never before. “Girlfriend” carries the first signs of carefree, melodic brilliance made all the more compelling by layers of jagged white noise. The upward trajectory continues into the melancholy of “Sad Fuzz,” before diving headlong into the doom-pop riffs of the title track. “Bees” degenerates into an annoying warble about drugs, but in the context of so many great songs, it’s forgivable. With its cycle of swelling, heart-pounding melodies and discordance, “Imaginary Person” seals the deal, making Melted the album that this whole scene has strived to create. (Goner Records) 5 out of 5 stars.

"Girlfriend" mp3
"Sad Fuzz" mp3

This review originally appeared on Creative Loafing's Crib Notes music blog.

Monday, May 24, 2010

David Cross' Bigger and Blackerer is out today!

MP3 of I Can’t Get Beer in Me

Attention freedom haters! David Cross' latest CD, Bigger and Blackerer is out today (5/25) via Sub Pop.

So, you watched the video pasted above, and even listened to the mp3 about the ridiculousness of beer cans that change color when they're cold, and now you're thinking "Meh... I used to watch Mr. Show... I even stayed up late one night watching that Alvin and the Chipmunks movie just because he was in it. But do I really need another comedy CD adding more clutter to my mundane life?"

Yes you do. You need this CD because David Cross has an unmatched ability to express everything that you hate about living alongside other Americans, and he does so in a far more eloquent way than you could ever hope to pull off. ...and he's offensive too! He makes fun of pretty much everything you have ever been told to keep quiet about, and he goes there without apology, and without restraint. Amen.