Tuesday, June 21, 2011

7 Inch Atlanta's summer return featuring John Breedlove from Hip to Death!

Our late May return to live radio featured an exclusive interview with John Breedlove from Hip to Death. This was the first episode I was not able to tape because of changes in the studio, though someone claiming to be Dean Cain recorded it for me.

Here's the playlist:
Capital Radio One- The Clash
Proud Soldiers- Chin Chin
Slouching Towards Bethlehem- Arctic Flowers
Persecuted Pharisees- Persecuted Pharisees
Bad Influence- Neon Christ
Idi Amin- Black Randy & The Metrosquad
Knuckles #2- Personal and the Pizzas
Hey I'm Okay- Okmoniks
Personality- Wet Nurse
Fool For You- The Lids
Number- The Adicts
Born to Cry- The Biters
Go Out and Get It- Black Lips
She'll Be Saying- T.S.O.L.
Realities of War- Discharge
Interior- Sad Shields
Anna Joy- Raooul
No Wave- Hip to Death
Run With Me- Derek Lyn Plastic
Holy Hell- Noun
Sick of You- Users
Time Stop!- Daily Void
We Are All Prostitutes- The Pop Group
I'm a Photomodel- Cheap 'N Nasty
GCF- The Descendents
My Boyfriend's Back- M&M's
Two Faces Have I- Garbo's Daughter
Glass Farewell- Hip to Death
So Dim- Brain Flannel
Can't Decide- Black Flag
Cry All Night- City Sweethearts
SS- Glueams
Horror en el Hipermercado- Alaska y Pegamoides
Felipe Es Un Punk- Vuless
Sniper- Cola Freaks
Laziness is Next to Evilness- Ghost Mice
Quicksand- Joliettes
Depress- Transvestite

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bunezuela

The show returns this week to its regular Wednesday night time slot, and the likely guest will be a good one. This picture isn't a hint, though the dude I have in mind has long hair. And I want to be confused for Bun E. Carlos. No more Drew Carey comparisons. Fuck Drew Carey.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Black Lips talk Braves baseball


Most anyone from Georgia in their twenties is going to have memories of the Braves, so you'll probably be able to relate to this video. My main memory was getting chewed out at 10-years-old by a real Native American at a Pow-Wow for wearing a 1992 NL champions shirt in his presence.

P.S. go Phillies.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

7 Inch Atlanta Radio returns tomorrow night (10 p.m. to midnight at www.westga.edu/thewolf)

And I'm going to play some bands that haven't appeared on the show yet.

Also tune in to hear an exclusive interview with John Breedlove (Trial By Fire, Hip to Death, Die Indy Records). We're going to talk about local access television, the label that gave the Balkans their start, and more!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Check out Lucy Dreams for free


I finally got around to listening to Lucy Dreams, a new and very young local act that recently signed to Pretty Ambitious Records.

I had nothing to lose when giving their music a shot, as at the moment you can download quite a few Lucy Dreams and related solo project tracks at their Bandcamp page. I'm digging what I have heard so far, "Realize" in particular.

Here's the skinny on the group via the Pretty Ambitious website:
“Before catching anyone’s attention with a few rough demos posted on their Myspace page, Lucy Dreams turned heads when they played their first show opening for Abby Go Go at 529 back in December. The unassuming four-piece made-up of Decatur High students Lloyd Wingard (guitar, vocals), Jacob Armando (drums), Graham Tavel (bass) and Dani Lyman (keyboard/vocals) took the stage and unleashed a wall of slurred pop hooks, warped melodies and distortion. They left such an impression that they were later asked to play the opening slot for Deerhunter and Black Lips’ show the night that Eyedrum closed down its 290 MLK location.” –Chad Radford, Creative Loafing

Soon after the Eyedrum show, Nick Lynds (guitar) joined the group and they all started recording their first album, Vivian, to be released in September 2011.

Lucy Dreams have evolved musically thanks to influences ranging from The Wake, Sonic Youth, NEU! and Joy Division. Their sound can be related to the likes of Future Islands, Indian Jewelry, The Black Angels and Wooden Shjips.

You can pre-order their debut long-player, Vivian, through Pretty Ambitious.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Happy Birthday, Joey!

Today would have been Joey Ramone's 60th bithday. Since he's one of the fathers of most of the things we all enjoy and this year is also the tenth anniversary of his passing, drink one for Joey tonight.

Also, have you ever thought about how he knew his days were numbered when he recorded his incredible version of "What a Wonderful World"? Most of us need to learn how to remain that positive when faced by less serious hurdles.