Week In Review: April 22-27, 2014
Angel Olsen – The Earl – April 24
It’s about time that the Week in Review posts emerged again. 2014 has been a great year in music and it can only get better. Last week started out with a free show at 529 and the Great American Noise Jihad. They brought an impressive crowd and got everyone super hyped. I had never heard of them until that day and I was very impressed with their live show. They reminded me a lot of another great Atlanta band Winston Audio that parted ways several years ago. I sure do miss them.
Tuesday I went to the Earl for the always great Weedeater and local openers Dropout. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Dropout gets better every time I see them and I am so excited that they have finished recording their new album which should be released later on this year.
As if I don’t go the Earl enough I went back on Thursday for Angel Olsen. Angel Olsen and her band were incredible. She had everyone in the room mesmerized by her soft vocals and relaxed presence.
Today The Moon, Tomorrow The Sun – Terminal West – April 25
By Friday it was back to supporting local music by being at Terminal West for a Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun Quads album release show. Other local favorites Fox Grin and Small Reactions opened up the show. The room was packed and it was so nice to see everyone there supporting and enjoying the music. Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun gave the crowd an exceptional performance that was really their best and most cohesive to date. I am so happy for TTMTTS and I know 2014 will be a great year for them. I dropped by 529 after to catch another great Atlanta band Radio Birds playing to a packed room.
Saturday was a more chill day but I did manage to see a few bands on the ATL punk fest known as the Mess-Around roster at 529. The Coathangers were headlining but I was there for Dinos Boys, Shantih Shantih, and Brain F≠.
Last but not least I was at Smith’s Olde Bar on Sunday for the third installment of Promising Chord presents and it was SO much fun. I am so thankful for anyone who supports local music and it was so great to see so many people there for the show. All four of the acts were incredible from Sydney Eloise serenading the crowd to Dark Room’s mellow electronic sounds. Tikka put everyone in a psychedelic trance and the night ended with a fun, high energy set from Lightnin’ Ray & the Mystics. I loved everything about it and I hope that I get the opportunity to present more great local lineups!
Me being super happy about the turn out at Smith’s yesterday.
Complete List of who I saw last week:
Great American Noise Jihad, Exwhy, Weedeater, Dropout, Wolves and Jackals, Angel Olsen, Promised Land Sound, Ruination, Bird City Revolutionaries, Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun, Small Reactions, Fox Grin, Radio Birds, Dinos Boys, Brain F≠, Shantih Shantih, Lightnin Ray & the Mystics, Tikka, Dark Room, Sydney Eloise