Tuesday, February 24, Trail Of Dead hits Criminal Records and The Earl.
My first couple of listens to the new Trail Of Dead record I think were spoiled by the fact that almost everything on the Festival Thyme EP has been recycled here. I really do not like a new album with songs I’ve already played to death. But after getting over that, the rest of the material here fits nicely around the Festival stuff, and I am starting to really enjoy it. I think I might go on a little TOD kick for a while and revisit some older stuff. They are playing for free at Criminal Records around 7pm, and then they are headlining The Earl later on tonight. There still seems to be a few tickets available.
The Black Lips release their latest album, 200 Million Thousand, and play Criminal Records tonight and Variety Playhouse Friday to support it.
Atlanta’s flower-punksters drop their latest album today, and it is pretty much everything one would expect from these guys. If you are a big fan, you will love it. For me, there are some songs I like, and a whole lot more that just don’t do anything for me. They are still clearly the best at doing the psych-garage-rock-punk/charming-mediocrity that is so in fashion these days both in Atlanta and around the world, but it is just not my cup of tea. As reckless and adventurous as they appear on stage, their music is safe and predictable, and just doesn’t hold my interest in the context of all the brilliant stuff I hear on a regular basis. But for you Black Lips believers, don’t let me rain on your party. They are playing a free in-store at Criminal Records at 5pm tonight before Trail Of Dead, and then playing Friday night at Variety Playhouse.
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- Posted by Davy Minor on February 24, 2009 at 4:07 am