BRINGIN’ IT ALL BACK HOME: A long time-long Georgia artist Randall Bramblett, who was a notable a part of the rise of the music scene right here in Athens, will play his closing live performance of the 12 months prematurely of his latest launch. The brand new album is called Pine Needle Fireplace and can see official launch Nov. 13, courtesy of New West Data. It’s a hefty and strong 12 tracks lengthy and is full of Bramblett’s signature Southern rock-n-soul, in addition to some actual knockout moments of magnificence. In celebration, Bramblett will play a drive-in present introduced by the Roswell Arts Fund on Sunday, Nov. 8, on the Earth Brewing Firm in Roswell. For tickets and all particulars regarding this socially distanced efficiency, please see freshtix.com/occasions/raf-randall-bramblett, and sustain with Bramblett himself over at randallbramblett.com.
START A FIRE: The artist previously generally known as Kauzmoz first appeared on the Athens hip hop radar a few years in the past as a collaborator with Herb and Abilities and STS9—and because the government producer of podcast Hip Hop Inzone. Now she goes by Kozmos Arson and simply launched a shocking new album named Digital Apocalypse. This can’t be pigeonholed simply as a “hip hop” report, despite the fact that it does characteristic rap vocals all through. That is rather more of an artwork pop report alongside the traces of Grace Jones’ work. The low and regular determinism of “By no means Give Up” is well worth the worth of admission by itself and is simply ripe for a membership remix. Different highlights listed here are “Digital World” (which is definitely the most effective use of samples on the entire report), the futuristic “Digital World” and the anthemic don’t-you-dare declaration “Kink.” I swear, y’all, it’s already November, and that is critically within the operating for essentially the most spectacular Athens report of the 12 months. Test it out now at kozmosarson.bandcamp.com.
BRAND NEW DAY: Y’all keep in mind our good good friend Matt Hudgins, who was as soon as Athens’ favourite nation music famous person in ready? Properly, as an artist by no means content material to be hemmed in, he’s received a brand new solo undertaking named Tetchy Seisakujo and a brand-new EP named Lexapromposal. It was recorded by Hudgins and mastered by Kyle Spence (Fiddlehead, The Martians, Harvey Milk). I’m not gonna misinform you, this EP is tremendous unsettling and fairly nerve-wracking. I suppose it may very well be categorized, for the sake of comfort, as laborious new wave, however there are another definitive influences right here, too. As an illustration, there’s an observable Doorways affect (each lyrically and musically) on “Surfs Up” and a few noticeable King Kong steerage on the vocal for “Largo Ricardo.” You could find this entire factor immediately over at matthudgins.bandcamp.com, however I’d encourage you to search out it by the portal of lucrativepursuits.com, which has a ton extra details about Hudgins’ different music and stuff.
CRUISE CONTROL: A number of months in the past, a four-song EP by native band Kadillak titled After I Get There slipped out. All the pieces right here is constructed upon the guitar, which is definitely the strongest side of the entire enterprise. Don’t ask me who’s enjoying it, as a result of there’s completely zero details about this group wherever, however the entire thing has much less of a sense of this group being a band than it does a guitarist surrounded by simply another gamers. Whereas there’s one thing of a Southern blues affect taking place right here, there’s a wider sense of basic American rock at play. The vocals just about occupy Geddy Lee (Rush) territory, so hopefully y’all like that kind of factor. This was produced by Kwazymoto’s tireless Ian Hemerlein, and you will discover it on Spotify and different main streaming platforms.
NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY: After a couple of weeks of whispers circulating underground, the devastating affirmation lastly broke by social media final week that Caledonia Lounge and Atomic have each closed their places downtown on West Clayton Avenue. The reside music venue and classic clothes store—owned by Bryant Williamson and Stephanie Williamson, respectively—had been tenants of Joey Tatum, who has handed the property to Jon McRae, proprietor of Church bar subsequent door. When emailed about Church’s timeline for growth and supposed use of the brand new house, McRae declined to remark. Extra particulars forthcoming, however for now, pour just a little out for the lack of two irreplaceable neighborhood areas. [Jessica Smith]
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