Friday, August 29, 2008

More excuses...

So Paste:Local Atlanta's looking pretty sweet, y'all. I don't seem to have much creative juice left for anything else though, and every time I approach this here FOA to write something, I seem to be without words.

This week P:L A has a live review of that Gnarls Barkley/Janelle Monae show at the Variety a little while back, a preview of the Decatur Book Festival this weekend, a review of the reMIXT opening at Mint Gallery from last weekend, a review of Y O U and the Modern Skirts at Star Bar from last Thursday, the weekly Informer:Atlanta of course (full Atlanta event listings every Tuesday - send tips and calendars to !) and finally, a writeup of the local shorts program at last weekends Atlanta Underground Film Festival.

And that was just this week! Seriously, I can't believe how good it's all looking (regardless of how stressed-out I get), so please please go read every day and tell all your friends!

Coming up:
Catching Up With... Noot d' Noot
Live Review: The Features, The Redcoats @ The Earl 8/30/08
Reviews of the Decatur Book Festival, The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival and Dragon*Con

...stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Yo, check out the new weekly music and events calendar at Paste:Local Atlanta! Look for it every Tuesday!

Informer:Atlanta 8/19/08

Think of it as a replacement for our old FOA show docket feature...

Lackthereof - "Fake Empire" (The National cover)

My head just a-splode.

I bought this record today (Your Anchor by Lackthereof), and I really like it. I didn't look at the track listing before I popped it in, though, so when this song (the album's final track) came on, I nearly wet myself.

Fake Empire [National cover] - Lackthereof (Menomenas Danny Seim)

The original, for anyone who's forgotten:

Fake Empire - The National

You'll remember
my adoration for both the original album and the song itself.

Lackthereof is Danny Seim from excellent NW band Menomena. This is suddenly a lovely afternoon.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Paste:Local Atlanta!!

Apologies for the long silence, y'all. I've been...well..."busy" is an understatement.

Here's why:

Paste:Local Atlanta.

If I haven't gushed at you already about this, Paste:Local is's new blog initiative, applying the mag's eye for "signs of life in music, film and culture" to the ATL's local scene. I've got the privilege of editing our city's pilot edition of P:L, and as of Monday, it's launched! It's got a LOT of kinks that need workin' out, so don't hike up your expectations too high, but it's already looking meaty and awesome, if not yet gorgeous. (Picture above is from intro post. It's Ben from Judi Chicago. Taken by the ever-talented Jason Reed.)

Have a look!!!!!:

And then let me know what you think. Bloggers, spread the word! I'm looking for contributors...and some of you have already received some sidebar lovin' (this department will also look better soon).

If FOA gets kind of sad and lonely in the future, it's because P:L's growing and thriving! No tears!