Archive for July, 2012

Psych-Out! Playlist for July 25, 2012

  1. Rhyton – Pontian Grave (s/t)
  2. Comets on Fire – Ghost of the Cosmos (s/t)
  3. Gong – What Do You Want (Continental Circus)
  4. Sam Shalabi – Rebetikaud (V/A, On A Steady Diet of Hash, Bread & Salt)
  5. Aguaturbia – Crimson & Clover (Psychedelic Drugstore)
  6. Psychic Ills – Dream Repetition (Hazed Dream)
  7. Enumclaw – Blue Star Kachina (Opening of the Dawn)

Reason to Bragg

Hello again, folks. It’s your local purveyors of funk back here to give you an update. I checked out The Temptations and The Four Tops at Chastain Amphiteater last weekend, and boy was it a delight. I only wished I’d seen them sooner, as there are really only one remaining Top as well as one remaining (original) Temptation which still perform with their respective acts. More on that later, though, as I plan on a more detailed show review in the coming days or so.

Right now, it’s time to remind you, if you’re asking yourself, “Why in the hell did I not know about some Motown legends playing in Atlanta?” Well, look no further than our latest What’s Up with What’s Going Down, which runs down these funky events for your convenience. It’s about time for a new one of those, but first I’d like to highlight one of the events on that list, which is coming up this weekend…

Named for late brothers, musicians and locals to Macon, GA, Tate and Brax Bragg, The Bragg Jam is in its 13th year. Initially begun as a healing memorial event of sorts to remember the tragic loss of these brothers, it has really evolved into a musical event of great cultural significance, which says a lot considering the musical impact which Macon has had through the years.

Bragg Jam consists of several events, but is highlighted by Saturday’s Concert Crawl which features 46 bands on 12 stages this year. Sounds like it will be more of a sprint to me, but there is trolley service between the venues and all are relatively close together in downtown Macon. Proceeds have always and will once again go to benefit the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, as they’ve donated over $150,000 to this cause to date.

The Crawl is headlined by DJ Muggs, Right Away Great Captain, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. And of note to you Electric Boogaloo fans, Noot d’ NootCol. Bruce HamptonFunk You, Flannel Church, and many more sure to excite the senses. The Atlanta Funk Society will even be playing the Patron Party (think customer, not a brand of tequila) this Friday night. Take a look see at the full schedule of performers and venues and we hope to see you down there.

Sub Saharan Vibes July 23, 2012

  1. Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate                           Sina Mory
  2. Hossam Ramzy                                                         Amiret el Sahara
  3. Tinariwen                                                                    Ténéré Daféo Nikchan
  4. Prince Nico Mbarga & Rocafil Jazz                           Wayo In-Law
  5. Sidi Touré                                                                   A chacum sa chance
  6. Kilimambogo Brothers                                               Mwendwa Jane
  7. Fela Kuti                                                                     Wayo
  8. Les Freres Coulibaly                                                  Haira
  9. Fatoumata Diawara                                                   Boloko
  10. Konono N°1                                                                Nakobala Lisusu Te
  11. Salif Keita                                                                   Ekolo d’Amour
  12. Sam Fan Thomas                                                      Noa

Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta 2012: Cityscape poll now open!

Voting for Best of Atlanta 2012: Cityscape has begun and includes several radio station categories. Show WREK some love! The poll is only open through Sunday, July 29th, so vote soon!

Shillelagh Law Live July 24th, 2012

  •  With My Shillelagh Under My Arm – O’Brien Wallace
  • The Raggle Taggle Gypsy – The Chieftans feat. Nickel Creek
  • By The Rising of the Moon – Limelighters
  • The Gay Old Hag – Robbie O’Connell
  • Sliabh na mBan – Finbar and Eddie Furey
  • For Ireland I’d Not Tell Her Name – The Wolfe Tones
  • Paddy Lie Back – The Wolfe Tones
  • Those Brown Eyes – Johnny McEvoy
  • Sick Note – The Dubliners
  • Rafferty’s Motor Car – Sean Dunphy
  • Scottland the Brave – John McDermott
  • Finnegan’s Wake – Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
  • The Maid Behind the Barrel – Cathal McConnell
  • Line Mary – Joe Burke
  • Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
  • Star of the County Down – Orthodox Celts
  • Rosbeg – Flook