Monday, March 29, 2010

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - April

[Above: "Hey, give me my career back!" Oh, hush, we're only teasing.]

Intro blurbs? We don't need no stinkin' intro blurbs! Who has time to write intro blurbs, anyway? We already wrote an e-mail tonight, so lay off us, would you?!? Wait, what? What's that you say? We just wrote an intro blurb? Good point. It's been a long day. Check out all the cool shows below:

April 1: Third Eye Blind @ Variety Playhouse
April 2: Midlake @ Variety Playhouse
April 2: The Dexateens @ The EARL
April 2: Randall Bramblett @ Eddie's Attic
April 2-3: Judi Chicago @ Lenny's
April 3: Floor @ The EARL
April 3: Venice is Sinking, Mr. Gnome @ Drunken Unicorn
April 4: Floor @ The EARL
April 4: David Garza @ Smith's Olde Bar (We've got free tickets! First come, first served!)
April 4: Ted Leo, Gentleman Jesse @ Masquerade
April 5-6: Janelle Monae @ Smith's Olde Bar
April 6: The Coathangers, Past Lives @ 529
April 6: Yeasayer, Javelin @ Masquerade
April 7: The Wedding Present (playing Bizzaro) @ The EARL
April 8: White Rabbits, Howlies @ The EARL
April 8: Wale, K'NAAN @ Center Stage
April 9: Michelle Malone, Bill Mallonee @ Eddie's Attic
April 10: Hollyweerd, Gripplyaz @ 529
April 11: Sodajerk @ Eddie's Attic
April 13: Allen Touissant @ Variety Playhouse
April 14: High on Fire, Black Cobra @ Masquerade
April 14-15: Manchester Orchestra @ Variety Playhouse
April 15: Harlem @ The EARL
April 16: Todd Snider @ Variety Playhouse
April 17: Carolina Chocolate Drops @ Variety Playhouse
April 19: Titus Andronicus, Spider Bags, Gold Ghost @ 529
April 20: Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III @ Variety Playhouse
April 22: Swing Out Sister @ Variety Playhouse
April 23-24: Atlanta Mess Around (Reigning Sound, Paul Collins, Gentleman Jesse, Davila 666, GG King, Bad Sports, Predator, many more!) @ The EARL, 529, more
April 24: Railroad Earth @ Variety Playhouse
April 24: Charlie Louvin @ Star Bar
April 24: Frightened Rabbit @ Masquerade
April 27: Owen Pallett (formerly Final Fantasy) @ The EARL
April 27: Quasi, Let's Wrestle @ 529
April 28: The Tallest Man on Earth @ The EARL
April 29-30: 500 Songs for Kids @ Smith's Olde Bar
April 29: Carrie Newcomer @ Eddie's Attic
April 30: Martin Sexton @ Variety Playhouse


New. Release. Tuesday.

Right now, we're listening to the New Pornographers' Together. It's sounding pretty sweet, but it doesn't come out tomorrow. You know what does come out tomorrow? This stuff:

Erykah Badu
Nick Cave (reissues)
Dum Dum Girls
Luna Versus You
The Living Sisters
Black Francis
Art Pepper (reissue)
Barenaked Ladies
Robin Williams (comedy)
Alan Jackson
Thelonious Monk (reissue)
Joan Armatrading
Dave Brubeck (live)
Sonny Rollins (reissue)
Turin Brakes
Jawbreaker (reissue)
Wooden Shjips
Seasick Steve
Gretchen Wilson
...and more!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ticket Alternative's New and Notable Shows

Each week (or so), our pal Leila at Ticket Alternative sends us an e-mail listing all the brand-new, freshly-announced, hot-off-the-presses Ticket Alternative shows. And each week (or so), we post this e-mail on the blog for y'all's information. Think of it as a sister post of sorts to our semi-regular monthly show calendar postings. Don't forget: You can buy tickets for any of these shows at good old Decatur CD. Enjoy:

Just Announced:
Mud Pie Cooking School Classes @ IKEA, April 7
BMI Unsigned Urban Showcase with Drake @ Havana Club, April 20
Old School Saturday (OSS) @ The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, April 24
Steeplechase with Yacht Rock @ East Andrews, April 24
Lies and Legends of Worldly Peeple , GA @ 7 Stages Backstage, May 5 -9
Shawn Mullins @ The Local, May 8
The Verve Pipe @ Smith’s Olde Bar, May 14
Everybody Was In The French Resistance ... Now! @ The EARL, May 17
Oh, What A Night! @ The Fred, June 19
Eddie From Ohio , Gwen Hughes & the Retro Jazz Kats @ Roswell Cultural Arts Center , June 19
World Classic Rockers @ The Fred, July 9
The Rat Pack Is Back @ The Fred, September 24

Coming Up:
The SaNa Band and "Stoop Down Man," Chick Willis @ Davage Auditorium, March 27
The 13th Annual National Black Herstory Awards Banquet @ Loudermilk Center, March 27
Rare Earth, The Association @ Gateway Event Center, March 27
The Hal Shedad @ The Drunken Unicorn, March 27 (A Benefit Show for Gavin Frederick)
Fanfarlo @ The Loft, March 27
King Khan and the Shrines, The Fresh & Onlys @ The EARL, March 28
Le Serpent Rouge, The Indigo Belly Dance @ The EARL
Sleepy Sun @ The EARL, March 29
Please PleaseRock Me @ Smith's Old Bar, March 31
Homegrown Comedy Binge @ Laughing Skull Lounge, March 31
Trances Arc, The Orkids @ Vinyl, April 1
Yacht Rock Revue @ Andrews Upstairs, April 2
Floor @ The EARL, April 3 & 4
Janelle Monae @ Smith's Olde Bar, April 5 & 6
Mud Pie Cooking School Classes @ IKEA, April 7
Mitchell David @ The Loft, April 7

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

April (and Late March) Pre-Orders

Save money! You know the drill:

March 30th: Erykah Badu, Nick Cave (reissues), Thelonious Monk/John Coletrane, Black Francis, Method Man/Ghostface/Raekwon, The Living Sisters, Sonny Rollins, Robin Williams (comedy), Dum Dum Girls, Art Pepper, Wooden Shjips, Barenaked Ladies, Stax (#1s), Dave Brubeck, Mulatu Astatke, Usher, Jon Spencer (retrospective), Alan Jackson, Joan Armatrading, Turin Brakes, Gretchen Wilson
April 6th: Sharon Jones, Jonsi (of Sigur Ros), David Byrne/Fatboy Slim, Delta Moon, Angelique Kidjo, Black Prairie (ft. Decemberists members), Solomon Burke, Jakob Dylan, Joss Stone, Elliott Smith (reissues), Robyn Hitchcock, Dr. Dog, Peter Wolf, Martin Sexton, BoDeans, Red Sparowes, Dead Meadow, Laura Marling, Javelin, Harlem, Slash
April 13th: Iggy and the Stooges (Raw Power reissue), Devo (new album!), MGMT, Freelance Whales, Mark Sultan (AKA: BBQ), The Tallest Man on Earth, Passion Pit (reissue), Kaki King, Otis Rush, Carrie Rodriguez, Matt Pond PA, Natalie Merchant (reissue), Coheed and Cambria, The Nels Cline Singers
April 20th: Roky Erickson and Okkervil River, Apples in Stereo, Caribou, Merle Haggard, Rufus Wainwright, AC/DC (Iron Man 2 soundtrack), Willie Nelson, Sweet Apple (ft. J. Mascis), Kate Nash, Duran Duran (reissues), Shelby Lynne, Ozomatli
April 27th: The Sadies, Melissa Etheridge, B.o.B., Hole, Brian Posehn (comedy), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Balkan Beat Box, The Juan Maclean (DJ Kicks), Jesse Malin, Peter Frampton, Avi Buffalo


Monday, March 22, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

So many new releases, so little time. Please pardon our lack of chit chat in this post. Instead, marvel at the awesome new stuff below and let us know what you need:

She & Him
The Who (live)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Bright Eyes/Neva Dinova (reissue)
13th Floor Elevators (singles)
High Places
Mercury Rev (Peel Sessions)
Joe Bonamassa
Weakerthans (live)
Radar Brothers
The Bird & The Bee (Hall & Oates covers)
Justin Bieber
Greenberg (soundtrack ft. LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy)
...and more!


Austin's Top Five SXSW Performances

[Above: Chicago band Mickey's frontman, Mac Blackout]

Our bearded buddy and DCD orginal gangsta (reppin' these streets since 2005) Austin just returned from Texas and its annual music conference, SXSW. He had a great time. Below are some of the best things he saw. Take it away, Austin...

Mickey - I was tipped off to this glammy Chicago quintet by DCD's very own Young Eliot. Mickey makes excellent, kinda-sleazy rock 'n' roll that fans of New York Dolls and T. Rex will adore. I blogged some more pictures and words about the band's set here.

Lissie - When this young lady with a gigantic voice finally gets around to putting out her full-length debut, you can expect for her to blow up something fierce. For now, she's got an excellent EP (CD and 10" vinyl versions for sale at DCD!) on Fat Possum. Oh, and she covered Metallica when I saw her. \m/

Hannibal Buress - Going to see a couple hours of comedy might be the best decision I've made in four years of attending this music conference, but the most refreshing set of the five comedians I saw came from this relative newcomer. His online material doesn't do his hilariousness justice, but seek him out and look forward to him coming to town one of these days.

Suckers - This Brooklyn quartet makes the kind of slightly off kilter indie rock that fans of TV on the Radio, Yeasayer and Talking Heads will appreciate. Right now, they only have an EP available, but a full-length is on the way later this year from Frenchkiss. I blogged additional words and photos here.

Bad Sports - Denton, TX is home to a lot of fantastic rock music, and Bad Sports are one of the most recent exports. This melodic punk trio, which creates fast, catchy, Reatarded music, put out its debut LP last year on Atlanta's own Douchemaster Records, and will play the Mess Around in April. Don't miss them. I blogged additional words here, with photos via the increasingly-famous Aaron Richter.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

Below is the list of artists who are putting out new music this week. Pretty good list, no? One of the artists released one of Austin's favorite songs of the year. Not too shabby, huh? A couple of the artists are from Georgia. Fun, right? All right, enough babbling. Have a look and let us know what you need, old or new:

White Stripes (live DVD/CD)
Drive-By Truckers
The Whigs
Runaways (anthology)
Happy Birthday
Ella Fitzgerald (best of Hollywood live)
Brad Mehldau
Graham Parker
Dropkick Murphys (live)
Disco Biscuits
Al Jarreau (live)
...and more!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Roman Candle Photos

Roman Candle just finished up an extremely pleasant Saturday-afternoon set. Something about the band's lighthearted Americana just feels right for kicking back on the weekend. Check out a few photos from the performance below. Click to enlarge, of course. Also, don't forget, the 10% everything sale continues until we close tonight!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Roman Candle in-store performance on Saturday!

Chapel Hill pop rockers Roman Candle will play an in-store performance at Decatur CD this very Saturday at 1 p.m. We're having a special one-day 10% off everything sale in honor of this event because we think you should come check the band out. But hey, don't take our word for it!

"Whiskeytown is the North Carolina band Roman Candle most resembles... In some circles, Roman Candle have been one of the great unsubstantiated rumors of modern pop-rock." -Pitchfork

"...a sometimes exhilarating, often winning slice-of-life affair in the best tradition of catchy alt-country." -All Music Guide

"part the kind of ragged, sprawling travelogue you'd imagine Paul Westerberg would pen if he was a roadie for Oasis at the height of Britpop, and part barrage of hallucinatory Dylanesque visions vomited up after a boozy, blurry night spent careening down dark, moonlit North Carolina backroads." -Paste

"..plan your lunch around it because you don’t want to miss it." -Atlanta's A-List, who also posted video here.

So, see you Saturday?

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Monday, March 08, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

Another fantastic week for new releases. Best of 2010 so far? You be the judge:

Jimi Hendrix (new & reissues)
Broken Bells
Pavement (best)
Ted Leo
Ry Cooder/Chieftains
Titus Andronicus
Frightened Rabbit
Patty Larkin (retrospective)
The Knife
Miles Kurosky (of Beulah)
The Besnard Lakes
Josh Rouse
Anais Mitchell
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Alberta Cross
Jason Collett
Morning Benders
...and more!


Saturday, March 06, 2010

Decatur CD's Upcoming Show Guide - March

Live music shows. Live music shows you should go to. Live music shows you should go to in the Atlanta area. Live music shows you should go to in the Atlanta area in the month of March:

TONIGHT: They Might Be Giants (family show) @ Variety Playhouse
TONIGHT: Lee Fields @ The EARL
TONIGHT: Caroline Aiken @ Eddie's Attic
TONIGHT: Xiu Xiu @ Drunken Unicorn
March 7th: Ani DiFranco @ Variety Playhouse
March 8th: Over the Rhine @ Eddie's Attic
March 8th: Rogue Wave @ The Loft
March 9th: Black Lips DJ set @ 529
March 10th: Fruit Bats, Blue Giants (ex-Viva Voce) @ The EARL
March 10th: Howlies @ Star Bar
March 11th: Cymbals Eat Guitars, Bear in Heaven, Freelance Whales @ The EARL
March 11th: Bobby Ray (formerly B.O.B.) @ Smith's Olde Bar
March 12th: Roman Candle @ The EARL
March 12th: 8-Bit Alliance Tour @ 529
March 12th-13th: moe. @ Tabernacle
March 12th-14th: Shawn Mullins @ Eddie's Attic
March 12th-13th: Drive-By Truckers @ Variety Playhouse
March 13th: The Morning Benders @ Drunken Unicorn
March 13th: Delta Moon @ The Five Spot
March 13th: Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Center Stage
March 13th: Roman Candle @ Decatur CD (1 p.m.)
March 14th: The Low Anthem @ Smith's Olde Bar
March 14th: Ben Folds @ Tabernacle
March 14th: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson @ Masquerade
March 15th: Here We Go Magic @ The EARL
March 15th: Air @ Center Stage
March 16th: Snowden @ The EARL
March 16th: Yacht, Bobby Birdman @ Drunken Unicorn
March 19th: Josh Joplin @ Eddie's Attic
March 19th: Alkaline Trio, Cursive @ Masquerade
March 19th: All the Saints, Balkans, Lyonnais @ 529
March 19th: Tombs @ Drunken Unicorn
March 20th: Spoon, Deerhunter, The Strange Boys @ Tabernacle
March 20th: Michelle Malone, Ken Will Morton @ Eddie's Attic
March 20th: Madeline @ Drunken Unicorn
March 21st: Torche, Wizard Smoke @ The EARL
March 22nd: The Ruby Suns, Toro Y Moi, Oryx & Crake @ Drunken Unicorn
March 24th: Shearwater @ The EARL
March 24th: The xx, jj @ Variety Playhouse
March 24th: Dillinger Escape Plan @ Masquerade
March 25th: The Soft Pack @ The EARL
March 25th: Arlington Priest, David Berkeley @ Eddie's Attic
March 25th: Vivian Girls, Wet Dog, Happy Birthday @ 529
March 25th: Rebirth Brass Band @ The Loft
March 26th: Joanna Newsom @ Variety Playhouse
March 26th: Julian Casablancas @ Center Stage
March 26th: Wilco @ Fox Theatre
March 26th: Caroline Herring @ Eddie's Attic
March 27th: King Khan & The Shrines @ The EARL
March 27th: Fanfarlo @ The Loft
March 27th: Gavin C. Frederick Benefit Show! (The Hal Al Shedad [ft. members of Judi Chicago/Noot D'Noot], Some Soviet Station [ft. Gentleman Jesse], Rizzudo) @ Drunken Unicorn
March 28th: Jaguar Love @ Drunken Unicorn
March 28th: Major Lazer, Sleigh Bells @ Masquerade
March 29th: GZA @ Masquerade


Monday, March 01, 2010

New. Release. Tuesday.

New releases! We gots 'em, you wants 'em. Look:

Peter Gabriel (covers)
Rogue Wave
John Hiatt
These New Puritans
Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert (ft. Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jerry Douglas and more!)
Jamie Cullum
Shooter Jennings (ft. Stephen King?!?)
Citizen Cope
Ruby Suns
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Flogging Molly (live)
Raheem Devaughn
Benny Andersson
...and more!