DOUBLE DECADE DEDICATION: Nuçi’s House is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with a particular video presentation Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Produced by Athens Rising director James Preston, this primary video is a preview of coming points of interest, if you’ll. It’s a condensed model of what’s to be a bigger sequence of movies celebrating the Musicians Useful resource Middle. In a press launch, Nuçi’s House spokesperson Mariah Caldwell stated of the movies, “They’ll showcase our Counseling Program, Youth Applications, Amplify Recording Studio, Group Companions, Constructing Growth, Native Artists and our beloved volunteers. The displays will embody some historical past, program updates, particular performances, interviews and highlights of the numerous methods we join with the Athens music neighborhood.” The streaming presentation occurs on the Nuçi’s Space YouTube channel—simply seek for “Nuçi’s House”—however you’ll probably discover direct hyperlinks through both nuci.org or fb.com/nucisspace.
PIERCE THE SKY: The model new and pretty sudden new album, Brown Dwarf, from Creston Spiers (Harvey Milk), can be out this Friday, Dec. 4, and it’s additionally pressed in limited-edition vinyl—solely 150 copies—courtesy of Australian label WeEmptyRooms. It’s named Brown Dwarf. Spiers recorded the album and it was mastered by Kyle Spence. Upfront of its launch, you may preview two tracks: the additional groovy “Snake On Grass” and the anthemic “We Win.” I used to be this near attempting to extract an advance copy of this from the music machine system however determined to only watch for the entire launch like everybody else. So right here’s to each of us trying ahead to Friday. Earlier than then, pattern this over at crestonspiers.bandcamp.com after which return there on launch day.
GET MOVING: Athens dance group DanceFX is internet hosting a socially distanced Cha Cha Footwork workshop at Bishop Park Sunday, Dec. 6 from 2–3 p.m. Though designed for members which have some fundamental data of Cha Cha steps, anybody is welcome to attend and study. It takes place on the coated courts and masks are required. Value is $10, and advance funds are accepted at dancefx.org/athens-drop-in-form. For extra info, please see fb.com/dancefx and dancefx.org.
MOOD OPERATOR: Composer Andrew Steck has launched his full-length album Inside Loop / Outer Loop, which he’s been promising for some time. The 12-track album is a superb batch of items that circulation so nicely collectively, listeners could also be shocked when it concludes. Seemingly impressed—at the very least partly—by grand outdated Hollywood soundtracks and mid-century simple listening, the entire report is a splendidly built-in celebration of temper and environment, and Steck is sort of adept at creating compositions which can be welcomingly approachable. I’m very a fan of his string sections (as displayed on tracks reminiscent of “Cucumber Water”). I’ll be among the many first to comment that I’m lower than ideally certified to essentially drill down into these tracks, however I’m eminently certified to speak about how a lot I’ve loved them. Discover this at andrewsteck.bandcamp.com.
SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE: Joe Rowe (The Glands) slipped out a quiet launch underneath his Fourth Mansions moniker that pulls collectively two new ones with two that are actually 25 years outdated. Merely titled Singles, the 2 new songs are “Folks Gotta Hustle” and “Talkin’ ‘Bout It Blues.” The frailty and lyrical urgency of the previous is mirrored solidly within the instrumental latter and, whereas this impact could have been unintentional, it makes for compelling back-to-back listening. The final two tracks are from a 4-track recording achieved in 1995. They’re audibly of their time when it comes to manufacturing and construction. The primary is definitely two songs (“One Hundred Years / This Is My Life”), and the primary half of that’s fairly grunge-lite however with a very artistic and catchy refrain. The second half of this pairing may be very a lot a demo-style, wavy, kind of delicate psych observe that appears probably in a short time accomplished. Lastly, although, “I Am The Rebound” plows straight into the world constructed by Polvo, Guided By Voices and different ‘90s heroes. After all, at the moment, they had been contemporaries, so respect is due. Give it a spin through fourthmansions.bandcamp.com.
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