Friday, June 15, 2012

We have a print publication now! Check out the above link. 7" Atlanta is now Good News/Bad News!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

How out-of-left-field would it be...

if I posted on this blog? I don't even live in Atlanta nowadays.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Under the Radar

Friends and old blog followers: please check out my new distro's website. It's the only place to get the limited edition Tacocat pin!

Friday, February 4, 2011

I'm moving

The new home of all things 7 Inch Atlanta is at the radio show's blog. Bookmark it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Balkans to release "Edita V" 7" as preview of debut full-length

Here's an announcement about this forthcoming 7" posted on the Balkans' blog on January 5:
Our third Double Phantom release is coming out on February 22nd in the US and April 4th in the UK. It will feature a-side “Edita V” and b-side “Cave.” Be sure to be on the look out for it on vinyl 7” and on iTunes. We will stream the new songs here soooon! and play a FREE release show at the Star Bar in Atlanta February 24th with our friends HAWKS, N.E.C., and Soft Opening. Debut LP coming sooonn...
"Edita V" can be downloaded here and will appear both on the next 7", which will have a press run of 300, and the band's debut LP. I'm assuming the cleaner yet still "lo-fi" sound of this track is the product of the band's recent work with ace producer Kris Sampson, who is probably best known to my listeners and readers for his work with Derek Lyn Plastic and The Coathangers.

Thanks to Banter Media & Management for the free MP3.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

7" Atlanta Radio Presents a Year-End Extravaganza

My final episode of 2010 airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. on The WOLF ( and will feature an incomplete list of songs from the year's best albums and singles, an interview with Gentleman Jesse Smith, and special songs by bands that just scream "Merry Christmas" (Anti-Heros, Run-DMC, etc.).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New York stole my heart

I made my way to New York during Fall Break (Oct. 13-17), requiring me to fly on an airplane and leave the Southeast for the first time in my life. While there, I got to see one of my all-time favorites yet again and for the first time caught a Vivian Girls side project live and in person.

On Friday, I got to see 7 Inch Atlanta Radio pal Joe Jack Talcum once again. I had already seen him in Chattanooga and Athens back in the summer. This time, Joe was playing Bruar Falls backed by members of Samuel Locke Ward's band. He didn't bust out multiple harmonicas this time, and the set seemed shorter than the ones I saw in the South back in August, but it was still a singalong good time. What else? It was Joe's birthday! Also, I snagged a copy of his Butterfly Joe CD he did with Dean Clean and a couple of other musicians back in 2000. This one had been out of print for a while, and apparently a distro or store somewhere found a case or two of unopened copies.

Also on the bill was home recording legend R. Stevie Moore. I don't think it'd be too absurdly childish to point out that he looks like Santa Claus:
The next night was equally amazing, as The Babies shared the Cake Shop stage with The K-Holes and Hunx and His Punx.

K-Holes, a band I've been championing for quite some time, feature former Atlantans Jack and Julie Hines and scoarched through a nice warm-up set for a show they had the next day in Boston. The coolest part about seeing them was getting a copy of a limited run cassette with Black Lips demos from Jack's time with the band (Flower Spirit sessions, I'm assuming) on one side and some K-Holes tracks on the other.

The Babies were next, a Woods/Bossy/Vivian Girls supergroup of sorts with two awesome 7"s under their belts and a slew of catchy songs. Here's what they sounded like. Here's what they looked like:

Hunx closed out the night and was the last band I got to catch during my short vacation. Their songs were all sugary-sweet, danceable garage-pop. Seth is quite the showman and he LOVES the band name Magnums. True story.

By the time Sunday rolled around and I boarded a plane for the second time in my life, I had lots of memories from back-to-back nights of seeing bands featuring the guitarist from one of my favorites.