Archive for September, 2011

Let’s Talk Business for 9/24

Join Mitch Schlimer this Saturday, September 24th from 12noon-1PM (EST), and every Saturday on WREK Atlanta, 91.1 FM for “Let’s Talk Business.” Mitch’s two featured guests are Dr. Laurie Bassi, author of Good Company: Business Success In The Worthiness Era, and then Jill Konrath, author of Snap Selling: Speed Up Sales And Win More Business With Today’s Frazzled Customers.

Clarkston Surf Fest

WREK is proud to announce that we are one of the sponsors for the Fifth Annual Clarkston Surf Fest! Started in 2006 by three friends with various contacts in the business, the Clarkston Surf Fest has become one of Atlanta’s more popular events. Not only do attendees get to enjoy a free outdoor instro-surf concert, but the proceeds from beverage sales go straight to the Clarkston Community Center. Read more about the event here and check out the lineup. The hosts of Longboards and Longhorns will be there as well as other staff members, so join us on Saturday for some great surf music!

Psych-Out! Playlist for September 21, 2011

  1. Kinski – The Misprint in the Gutenberg Print Shop (Don’t Climb On and Take Me Holy Water)
  2. Faust – No Harm (So Far)
  3. Bill Plummer – Journey to the East (Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood)
  4. Surface of Eceyon – By a Curious Vessyl (Dragyyn)

Electric Boogaloo Playlist for 09.15.11

Here is the playlist for last week’s show. Treacherous held it down and made the airwaves say ‘funkle’ with these tracks:

Playlist for 9/15/11:
Artist – Title

  • Johnny Guitar Watson – Booty Ooty
  • Maceo Parker – Advanced Funk
  • Roy Ayers Ubiquity – A Tear To A Smile
  • Ohio Players – Fopp
  • Lenny White – Pooh Bear
  • Average White Band – Love Your Life
  • Stevie Wonder – Do Yourself A Favor
  • Billy Cobham – The Lonely Bull
  • Boogaloo Joe – Confusion
  • George Duke – Funny Funk

— playlist posted live on Twitter.

Tune in this week as The Price is Right gets you back in the groove Thursday night from 11pm to midnight. There’ll maybe even an El-Dogg sighting.

Not much else to discuss, here, but we’ll update the What’s Up? concert listing as its warranted. The Atlanta Funk Society will be playing this Thursday 9/22 at The Five Spot along with the 16 Bars Hip-Hop Orchestra. Classic hip-hop played by a live band? It’s like a reverse sampling of classic funk. Yes, please, and thank you. For the other listings, check out our latest What’s Up With What’s Going Down post from last week. Until next time, Love Your Life…

Easter Island 9/20

Athens, GA band Easter Island will be joining us tonight!

Easter Island‘s progressive sound is one of the leading revivalists re-forging the yuppie angst pop that defined the mid 90s and early 00s. This impressive group, of classically trained guys hail from Athens, GA and have been playing together in a carousel of revolving bands since 2005, when vocalist Ethan Payne met lead guitarist Nathan Thompson. Payne (formerly of The Cubs, Union & Corduroy Road) has worked in the film industry for the past three years as a freelance shooter/editor/boom operator. Recently, he produced the Soundie: a series of lo-fi music videos featuring mostly local musicians and bands inspired by Vincent Moon’s takeaway shows.

Their love for creating music evolved from college bands to mature sounds and when Payne’s brother Asher Payne (vocalist and pianist) moved to Athens to pursue a Master’s in vocal performance, Easter Island was born. As drummer John Cable (The Corduroy Road and Moses Gunn) and bassist Andrew Terrell joined the band, the puzzle for the perfect mix was complete. Their balance of calculated chaos, inspired by their birth into their mid-20’s, yuppie adulthood and love gone awry, forms an addictive sound that is just reminiscent enough of 90s pop to create a sentimental familiarity that is surprisingly easy to listen to.

They have quickly gained a following in the South, just as their EP Better Things, is being released this March. Better Things was produced by Five-Eight drummer Patrick Ferguson, at the newly renovated and reopened 1093 Boulevard Studio, in Athens. They have already began work on their next release, full of even more delicious sounds, galvanizing lyrics and of course, their wholly unique vocals.