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Atlanta Sound Garden: Mix 2 – Unreleased Tracks From 3 Atlanta Bands

This week, Atlanta Sound Garden presents some new sounds from steadfast Atlanta artists.

Pink Pompeii will be releasing a new album in 2011 called De Rigeuer. The band includes members that were once in The Holland Dutch and an acoustic act called Da Dum. There are two major reasons I love Pink Pompeii; dance and cello. Listen to “Dark Cloud” to understand what I mean. The electronic dance groove is amplified by a cello gone mad! The band’s sound could easily be likened to Blondie, infused with Beethoven (both of which are cited as musical influences).

The second track comes from Damon Moon and The Whispering Drifters, who has released a new album this year called The Holy Noise, but the track featured here is actually from an EP set for release on January 28 called Snowed In Sessions. This will be an entire album of song renditions, of which I’ve been given Hank William’s “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” to share with you. The original version is barely recognizable, as Moon transforms the song with a dream-state intensity, chock-full of hazy reverb and disquietude. The band is currently set to go on tour (as usual), and will make Snowed In Sessions available for free download during the duration of their winter road trek. They start things off at The Drunken Unicorn on January 29.

Balkans will be releasing a full-length album in May of this year, but until then the band will be offering up a 7″ single featuring “Edita V” and a B-side, “Cave,” which will be available via Double Phantom Records on February 22. With garage/punk rock at their core, the track offers up the sound that made me once fall in love with Joy Division, while standing apart from comparison with their own crisp guitar hooks behind frantic and emotive vocals. The track is packed full of sound, with mesmerizing guitar interplay and a vicious snare drum pacing the manic nature of the melody. Just go ahead and set it on repeat.

Atlanta Sound Garden: Mix 2 by themoonandpluto

The Chosen Ones: January 14-19, 2011

Atlanta is serving up something you’ll be craving after being home-bound by this week’s ice fiasco. If you’re looking to dance, get out to The Drunken Unicorn on Friday night to party with Pink Pompeii. Otherwise, you might be happy at Wonderroot with the gypsy-folk nuances of Christ, Lord and the beautiful voice of Adron.

If you’re in the mood for some melodic rock in the vein of Death Cab For Cutie, hit up The Highland Inn Ballroom on Saturday for some New Terminus. Need a dose of dark atmosphere in your music, head to The Earl Sunday night to stare at A.Grimes.

Embrace the feminine fortitude of three exceptional artists, Ladycop (Brooklyn), Lille, and Qurious at The Drunken Unicorn on Monday night for your MLK holiday. The Chosen Ones:

Friday, January 14 -

Pink Pompeii, Shortwave Society, 1880′s Dance Party $5, 21+, 9pm @ The Drunken Unicorn

The Long Shadows, Sleeping in the Aviary, The Mad Flight @ 529

Triple D’s Presents: Sovus Radio, All the Saints, The N.E.C. 9pm, $8, 21+ @ The Earl

Pool Party Taco Night Productions Presents: Ruby Velle Trio
Noot d’ Noot, A Fight To The Death, With Guest DJs:, Skooter, Cristo Disco, Hell, 8pm, $7 @ The Masquerade

Adron, “Christ, Lord“, Beau Victoria $5, 8pm @ Wonderroot

Saturday, January 15 -

Untied States, Aku You, Skin Jobs @ 529

OK Productions Presents: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl), Julianna Barwick, Oryx and Crake (acoustic set), 9pm, $12 @ The Earl

Rock Science Records presents: A: The Color, New Terminus, Little Horn $7, 8:30pm, 21+ @ The Highland Inn Ballroom

Prisca, Frances Eagle, Ulrika, $8 Atlanta Room 8pm @ Smiths Olde Bar

The Head - Stockwood EP Pre-Release Party w/ Young Orchids, Adam Anzio 9pm, all ages, Vinyl at Center Stage

Odist and Graham Yoder @ North River Tavern

Sunday, January 16 -

A.Grimes, Hollow Stars, WIFE, 8pm, $5 @ The Earl

Monday, January 17 -

LadyCop, Lille, Qurious $8, 18+, 9pm @ The Drunken Unicorn

Weird Wives (members of Surfer Blood), Carnivores, Lyonnais, Shepards, 9pm, $5, 21+ @ 529

Tuesday, January 18 –

Washed Out, ANR, Soft Powers $10, 9pm @ The Drunken Unicorn

Bridget and the Squares, x_ray visionaries, marko, loudermilk & moon @ Wonderroot

Wednesday, January 20 –

Triple D’s presents: Tyvek, GG King, The Clap, $8, 21+ @ The Earl

Red Sea, Vegan Coke, The Humboldt Trio 10pm @ Eastside Lounge

The Chosen Ones – November 24-28, 2010

Wednesday, November 24 – Pink Pompeii, La Chansons, Apollo Gold @ The Drunken Unicorn $5, 21+ 9pm

Pink Pompeii is a fun electronic dance/rock trio that bring beauty to the beats through lush female vocals and the frequent sounds of cello. Can’t think of a better way to spend Thanksgiving Eve! Joining them are the hubby/wife duo, La Chansons that bring on the synth-laden dance pop rock so that you can get your dance on!

Saturday, November 27 – Nerdkween CD Release w/ Parallel Poke and Richard Parsons @ The Highland Inn Ballroom $8, 21+ 9pm

The enigmatic and talented Nerdkween will be releasing her second album, Profitandloss, which features gorgeous vocals over ambient experimentation with electronics and instruments. Price of admission also gets you the brand, new, shiny album!

Richard Parsons will be opening up with his impressive, organically layered tunes that pack an emotional punch through solid, soulful songwriting.

Saturday, November 27 – Swine Song Presents: Wake of the Titan, The Humboldt Trio, The Common Axes @ The Drunken Unicorn $6, 21+ 9pm

Wake of the Titan is an incredibly impressive band. The trio is made up of trained musicians that live and breath through their instruments, even giving the illusion that body and instrument have become one on stage.

They sound a bit like Muse and a bit like Nine Inch Nails, but Wake of the Titan will wow you in their own way with their spacey rock and symbolic lyrical imagery. And don’t be shy about talking to them, they are some of the nicest guys on the planet.

Joining them are the spectacular instrumentalists, The Humboldt Trio and The Common Axes, that have dubbed their genre of music as “ghost rock.” I’m intrigued.

Honorable Mention:The Stuffing w/ Manchester Orchestra, Death on Two Wheels, O’Brother, Dead Confederate and more @ The Center Stage Complex

This show is sold out, but I guess you can see why. Put on by Atlanta label, Favorite Gentlemen, this showcase of rock will take place throughout the Center Stage Complex on Wednesday, November 24.


Wednesday, November 24 -

The Whynatte Two Year Anniversary Party w/ The Constellations and Vonnegutt @ Smiths Olde Bar

Hollow Stars, Lyonnais @ 529 $5

Faithless Town, Dirty Pollyanna, The Tips @ The Earl $7

Spindrift, Ocha La Rocha, Damon Moon & The Whispering Drifters @ The Star Bar

Thursday, November 25 TURKEY DAY -

Thanksgiving Death Disco @ 529 FREE, 21+, 9pm

The Gaye Blades, Predator, Barreracudas @ The Earl $7

Friday, November 25 -

Minus the Bear, Tristen @ The Masaqerade $20 Heaven 8pm

Laserbeam Kitty w/ The Falcon Lords, Cousin Dan, DJ Keith Evans @ The Highland Inn Ballroom $5 21+

FREE ACID: The Ruination, Dr.Conspiracy and Drumz of Def, DT, A.Grimes, DJs @ 529

Black Friday w/ TayO, R_Garcia, Reklein, Social Espionage @ Mint Gallery 9pm

ATL Dubsteb presents: Borgore w/ Judi Chicago, Ployd, Shortstack @ King Plow Arts Center 18+

Saturday, November 27 -

Vegan Coke, Qurious, Free Ticket, The Deem Team @ Java Lords FREE

Night Driving in Small Towns, What Happened to Your Fire Tiger, Mice in Cars, Starfighter @ 529 9pm, $5, 21+

The Booze, The Biters, Non Believers, Customers @ The Star Bar $5, 21+

Benefit for Billy Fields w/ The El Caminos, Tiger! Tiger!, AM Gold, The Seventh Ring of Saturn, Pink Pompeii, The Fingers @ The Earl $10