STRUM ALONG: Niño Brown launched a brand new single final week named “Dizzy.” Longtime listeners of the artist born Cortez Garza will instantly acknowledge this as the primary occasion of the reappearance of his acoustic guitar since adopting the Brown moniker. It serves as a powerful undercurrent for the properly melodic pop-R&B observe which, as soon as heard, isn’t almost as incongruous along with his different singles because it seems on paper. I’m simply gonna go forward and say it, although—it’s time for Brown to launch a full album. Singles are dandy, but it surely’s time for a group of songs organized in a particular order. So, think about my order positioned. Discover this on all main streaming companies, and discover its video premiere on flagpole.com.
GENRE JAM: We’re smack dab within the precise center of Aubrey Leisure’s RPM sequence at Southern Brewing. Internet hosting solely rock, punk and steel (RPM, get it?), these exhibits are conveniently hosted on Friday evenings. Upcoming dates are Feb. 3 with Swear Jar, Grawks and Commune; Feb. 10 with Bleach Backyard, Beat Up and Deaf Condors; Feb. 17 with Bastardane, Klept and Parathion; and Feb. 24 with Rosie & the Ratdogs, Wyld Staleyz and Sleezy Cheetah. Doorways open for every of those at 7 p.m., and music begins at 8 p.m. For all different questions, name forward or bug the grown-ups concerned in reserving this through social media. In your comfort, the mandatory data is sobrewco.com and fb.com/AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA.
SWEAT LOAF: I gotta say, I’m actually digging the gradual slide again into semi-anonymous music occurring in sure corners of the music scene. This week’s instance comes courtesy of the almost wonderful Rubber Udder, which itself comes courtesy of “SuL E. HoLmSs.” It’s been a few years since this sort of heavy, acid-crisped, freak-scene, heavy-metal-punk-slush was propagated in Athens, and I welcome it. The brand new album is called Mechanically Separated Rooster, and it’s truly the third assortment of songs from Rubber Udder since 2021. I’m not even going to enter particular person tracks right here, however suffice it to say in the event you dig Butthole Surfers, Bar-B-Q Killers and/or Melvins, you need to be capable to cuddle up subsequent to one thing right here, if not the entire thing. Discover it at rubberudder.bandcamp.com.
Mechanically Separated Rooster by Rubber Udder
SING IT TO ME, NOW: It’s been excessive time for some time for Patrick Brick to launch some new tunes below his Futo umbrella. And he’s simply completed that with the five-song EP Behind the Kohl’s. His final launch was 2021’s Excellent in His Subject. That is maybe the least clearly electronically oriented launch from Futo, which is comprehensible contemplating his ordinary collaboration with 4 Eyes. That mentioned, this doesn’t mimic the lilting acoustic heights of that venture, but it surely does method an identical stage of emotional depth. Considerably, listeners are in a position to take pleasure in Brick’s songwriting up entrance and never behind a sheen of manufacturing. Even so, this wasn’t recorded in a paper cup, and it’s a sharply produced launch. Highlights right here for me are the opening track “Little Life” and the surprisingly rocking title observe. Discover by yourself at futo.bandcamp.com.
Behind the Kohl’s by Futo
KAZOOS AND BEATING DRUMS: What do you get while you mix one sweater, an acoustic guitar and Dunkin’ Donuts? Impartial Milk Resort, what else? And simply in case your consideration has been diverted one way or the other from this notably singular Athens-via-Ruston, LA legend, the type of us over at Merge Data have gotten you coated for the interminably foreseeable future. On Friday, Feb. 24 the artists’ longtime label will launch the whopping 54-track vinyl launch The Collected Works of Impartial Milk Resort. This set incorporates each correct NMH albums (1996’s On Avery Island and 1998’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea), 2001’s Reside at Jittery Joe’s, the EPs All the pieces Is (1995) and Ferris Wheel on Hearth (2011), and choose different bibs and bobs. All instructed, this can be a stellar assortment of an amazing songwriter and formidable performers that deserves all of the care and a focus I’m sure Merge offered. Discover this at native report retailers. In the event that they don’t have it, simply hold bugging them till they do. In order for you, you’ll be able to nonetheless pre-order immediately from the label for $156.98. If that’s your method of coping with this sort of factor, head to mergerecords.com/product/the_collected_works_of_neutral_milk_hotel.
THEY COULD BE HEROES: Set your dials for Saturday, Feb. 4 on the Lab at Ciné, as a result of this can be a invoice straight from the valley of unattainable goals: three bands which have defied all typically accepted rock music odds and are available out on prime. On prime of the invoice we’ve bought the Pylon Reenactment Society, which has managed to show each pre-conceived notion of what a tribute band is on its ear. Then we’ve bought death-rockers Tears for The Dying, who’ve slogged it out throughout twenty years now, however nonetheless saved their heads up and sights polished, and at the moment are attaining breakthrough standing. Lastly, there’s the totally genuine post-punk Go Public, which is a refreshing thrill of a band courtesy of dudes who’ve been in plenty of bands. Mainly, these three acts have completed what nobody ever actually does: reinvent and reimagine work so foundational it could possibly be chiseled on Metropolis Corridor; keep a imaginative and prescient and goal for 20 years, all of the whereas battling reactions from shrugs to outright indifference; and forming the perfect band of the person member’s lives a long time after every started taking part in music. Which may effectively be an excessively romantic method to have a look at all this however, hell, that’s the place I’m coming from. Doorways open at 9 p.m. and the worth is 10 bucks.
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