2015 has already been incredible for me and for local music of course. I thought I would fill you in since I’m starting this blog back up in March.
Torche – Masquerade – Jan. 2, 2015
I started off the year seeing Torche play at Center Stage. They are currently on tour promoting their new insanely good album Restarter which was just released late February. One of my favorite bands from Texas, Boyfrndz played at 529 and I loved every minute of it. I saw locals Hello Cobra play a couple of times and they are always great. I saw Blood on the Harp a couple of times as well. They are with out a doubt one of my favorite local bluegrass bands and I know they will be doing great things this year. Whores played an incredible show at the Earl earlier this month. I’ll be updating the Atlanta Music Calendar soon so you can keep track of who is playing around town and which shows I’ll be at!
The bands/musicians I have seen this year: Koskee, Torche, Lionize, Caleb Warren and the Perfect Gentlemen, Blood on the Harp, Rye Baby, Gunpowder Gray, Deku, Dark Room, Phossy Jaw, Michael Tolcher, Copious Jones, Kayo Dot, Hello Cobra, Universe Divide, Zruda, Ben Howard, Hiss Golden Messenger, Karma to Burn, Nones, Motherfucker, Yamin Semali, DT, Dropout, Get Damned, Waste Layer, Jonny Craig, Kyle Lucas, Maggie Schneider, Dams, Hank & Cupcakes, Little Tybee, Stonerider, Skybison, Boyfrndz, Caddywhompus, Whores, Lazer/Wulf, Mtn Isl, Retox, Cinemechanica, Big Jesus, The Powder Room. 23 shows – 43 bands – YUP!
Royal Thunder announced the release of their sophomore album Crooked Doors through Relapse Records. Dropout finally released their 2014 debut album Turn Away from the Light on vinyl which I’ll be featuring on my site this month. Book Club released their sophomore album One-Way Moon which I’ll also be featuring in my vinyl spotlight series. Strange Planet released a new album in February called Life in Parallel. Minor Miracles released their second EP called Völksen and I love it! Völksen didn’t get a vinyl release but the CD hand made packaging is nothing short of amazing. I know there was more released the past couple of months but I just can not think right now. I’m excited to hear what other albums are released this year!
Now that we are all caught up what other shows should I go to? What else should I be listening to? Let’s go to a show!
Boyfrndz – 529 – Feb. 12, 2015
Whores – The Earl – Feb. 17, 2015