What does it sound like to be in love?
Gold-Bears formed in 2010 when Jeremy Underwood recruited a few friends to play
songs he’d stockpiled since the demise of his former band, Plastic Mastery (555
Recordings/Magic Marker Records). The band quickly released a smashing 7″ on Magic
Marker Records, recalling the immediacy and urgency of Boyracer or The Wedding
Present melding with the pop sensibilities of Slumberland contemporaries like Summer
Cats and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. They expanded their sound a bit on
their next release (a 4-song 7″ on Miami-based indie pop imprint Cloudberry Records)
by stripping away some of the fuzz on one song and adding drone elements a la the
Microphones to another while still maintaining their indie punk roots.
After hibernating in their home studio for the winter, Gold-Bears emerge with Are
You Falling In Love?, an even further expansion of the band’s sound. This 11-song
collection of frenzied crash pop, strummy ballads, and syncopated pop dirges is
one of the most dynamic indie pop records of recent. In just over 33 minutes
Gold-Bears funnels jangly noise pop soundscapes through the energy of Titus Andronicus’
punk anthems, and even manage to give us a few reprieves for slower tunes that
showcase Underwood’s more sincere vocals.
The album kicks off with “Record Store,” a song so full of infectious spirit that
it seems like the rhythm section can hardly keep up. “Record Store” segues seamlessly
into “All Those Years,” one of the catchiest, poppiest songs in their repertoire.
From the initial “ba ba bas” to the sugary sweet harmonies provided by Kristine
Capua (Very Truly Yours) you instantly know that this song will never leave your
head. Smack dab in the middle of the album is the shoegazey “Are You Falling in
Love?,” which bowls you over with a thumping bass line, calculated drumming, guitars
that sound like airplanes and bees and lush violins. Toward the end of the album
we hear “Xmas Song,” a song about the insecurities of love set to the tune of a
crash pop classic, rife with feedback and fuzz that’ll fit nicely on your mixtape
following This Poison! or Neutral Milk Hotel, depending on who you are trying to
The 11 songs on this album are brimming with gentle majesty and fervent energy.
Whether you follow the stories in the lyrics of the songs or bop around your room
to the jangly guitars, this album will surely remain on your turntable for months.
Because after all, you have, indeed, fallen in love… with Gold-Bears.
John Corabi Performs Crüe’s `94 Album
This is the first time Corabi will be performing Motley Crue’s ’94 Album in its entirety w/ his full band.
Opening the show ATL Rockers O.D.D. and Asphalt Valentine!
The 120 Tavern & Music Hall with Scoley Entertainment presents John Corabi for the 20th anniversary tour of Mötley Crüe’s ’94 Album that featured John Corabi as lead singer. This is the first time John will be performing the ’94 Album in its entirety with his full band.
This is a must see event for all Crüe Fans and Rock’n Rollers!
John Corabi is one of the most talented singers and songwriters to ever come out of the hard rock world. Whether it was with the Scream, Mötley Crüe, Union, or any of the other amazing recordings that he has been a part of, John’s distinctive voice and emotive song writing can not be matched.
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Eddie Owen Presents an evening of Song from the Lyrical Genius of Levi Lowrey, Fester Hagood and Brother Shine White!
If there is any part of you that wants to do this workshop, do it.
Even if you’ve never written a song.
Even if you have a notebook full of half-finished songs that you would never want anyone to see.
Even if you think you’re already really awesome at songwriting and know everything there is to know about it.
The thing is, anyone can learn. Anyone can get better. You will be amazed and delighted at what you’re able to come up with when you’ve got guidance, encouragement, accountability, and very specific assignments.
Neil Cribbs @ Eddie’s Attic
A night of New MUSIC from Neil Cribbs and Jesse Tyler!
Sunday, Neil Cribbs returns to ATL to share some new tunes, plus, of course, those Classic Cribblet Tunes we LOVE! Also sharing in the night of original MUSIC is Jesse Tyler with the Debut of his new Trio DREAMBROTHER!
Ohhh it’s gonna be a good one!!!
Neil Cribbs is a blues and soul-soaked Americana musician recently transplanted from Atlanta to Raleigh, NC. Along with his band, The Rough Gentlemen, Neil boasts opening for Huey Lewis and the News, Billy Ocean, Pam Tillis and many others as well as performing at the Rombello Music Cruise, Red Stripe Festival, Atlanta Pride Festival, Dogwood Festival and many others. With over 200 shows in 2014 he is currently touring on his fourth album Built, Broken, and Mended.
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