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New Releases from Hooker Imaginative and prescient, And Extra Music Information and Gossip

Completely happy Thanksgiving, y’all. With out getting too far into it, and earlier than this slides into sentimentality and sappiness, let me simply say that I stay grateful for everybody who reads these phrases every week and each artist whose information populates it. I imply, certain, there’s at all times going to be room for particular criticisms, however with regard to the massive, total universe of Athens music, I stay very grateful. I hope all of you’ve gotten a beautiful vacation. Now let’s get into it…

TWO NIGHT FLIGHT: This Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 26, Flicker Theater & Bar will host the 2022 occasion of the Cloud Recordings Competition. Tickets are an exceedingly affordable $10 per evening. This 12 months’s lineup options Telemarket, the duo Shane Parish & John Kiran Fernandes, The Rishis and Kiran Fernandes on Friday, then Marcel Sletten, In A Kythe, Shane Parish (solo) and Organically Programmed on Saturday. For extra data, please see fb.com/cloudrecordings and cloudrecordings.com.

DRIVING BY, INDEED: Tickets are on sale now for the person solo excursions by Drive By Truckers’ Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. Factor is, although, not one of the exhibits are in Athens, however a number of are pretty shut. Hood performs Atlanta’s Metropolis Vineyard Dec. 13–14. The closest Cooley will come to Athens is Alabama, however he is received 4 exhibits in our neighbor state. He’ll play Birmingham (Dec. 15), then he’ll do a double-header in Waverly (early present and late present on Dec. 17) earlier than enjoying Selma on Dec. 23. Discover tickets and extra data at drivebytruckers.com .

HI-DEE HI-DEE HI-DEE HI: The Artie Ball Swing Band will carry out a particular present at VFW Publish 2872 (835 Sundown Drive) this Friday, Nov. 25. The group, composed of fairly gifted Athens people, typically performs in numerous configurations. For this present, although, they guarantee us that, “The complete band will likely be available to play for you and enable you to get a bit enjoyable out of life!” which appears good and useful of them. Doorways open at 7 pm and music begins at 8 pm For extra data, please see fb.com/vfwpost2872.

BYRON COLEY ON SPEED-DIAL: The cascade of latest releases from Athens experimental label Hooker Imaginative and prescient is not going to let up and, as such, I’ve fallen behind on my protection of what I consider to be one of the vital aesthetically—in each sense—pleasing endeavors to ever come out of Athens. A couple of weeks in the past, the label launched new work from Quiet Evenings, Movement Illness of Time Journey and MM Turner. The Quiet Evenings’ launch, a 30-minute, two-track ambient drone named Glass Bridge is each unwittingly aggressive in its first motion whereas incongruously comforting in its second. Movement Illness of Time Journey’s outerboros is a mix of current music and tracks from a decade in the past. Self-described as probably being “subliminal pop,” I would must agree, as that is very true with tracks like “Inexperienced Carpet.” That is Rachel Evans’ (one half of the Hooker Imaginative and prescient C-suite) longtime solo challenge which has frequently come extra into focus. Lastly, there’s Tree in Solar and Rain from composer and Professor of Music MM Turner (aka Mitch Turner). There are 4 themes explored right here: mild, rain, grass and leaves. Turner’s compositions include stable underpinnings however have a sheen of brittleness throughout them such that it is virtually as if we weren’t supposed to listen to them. This report is guitar-oriented and every observe was recorded in a single take. However, because the liner notes say, “…this isn’t mere jamming, these items have been masterfully crafted and composed.” Properly, I am definitely no grasp, however even by my restricted understanding I am inclined to agree. For extra data, please see hookervision.bandcamp.com and mmturnermusic.com.

BEYOND AND BEFORE: prog rockers Nix The Scientist lean in arduous to that descriptor on the group’s newest launch, Chosen I. This five-song launch definitely pays sincere tribute to the band’s chosen musical predecessors. To wit, if you will get by the opening tune “Prophecy” with out considering of each Emerson, Lake & Palmer in addition to Pink Floyd, you then get a gold star. The band takes an enormous left flip by the point it will get to “The Curse Of Being Bored” which is a reasonably by-the-numbers fourth-wave emo pop tune. Equally, the theatrical screamo of “Eyes Up” leaves me fairly nonplussed. The operatic return to type, if you’ll, of nearer “The Finish” is a becoming bookend which wraps this up properly however, when matched with the report’s opener, you’ve got received a e-book whose cowl is not consultant in any respect of what is really inside. I dunno. Let’s simply say Nix The Scientist shines brightest after they’re reaching for the celebrities as a substitute of trying on the bottom. Discover this on Spotify and different companies, and for extra data, please see fb.com/nixthescientist.

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