Monday, July 13, 2009

News and notes

• The Slinters, who until Aug. 1 when their single comes out will be the best band in our little world without a proper record release, played their third show with The Coathangers recently in San Francisco, and there's some footage of it at SPIN Earth. If you like what you hear, go over to Myspace and ask The Splinters if they can figure out a way to make it to Atlanta or Athens or Birmingham.

• This will be a stacked week when it comes to good shows. Abby Go-Go and The Balkans are playing tonight at 529. The before-mentioned Coathangers will play Wednesday at The Earl with Can Can and Judi Chicago to celebrate their return from a lengthy tour that took them to Canada and back. That same night, G.G. King will have their 7" release party at 529. Thursday's free Star Bar show will feature Derek Lyn Plastic and Dropsonic. The main event, though, will be the third annual Fringe Binge festival this Friday and Saturday, featuring Paul Collins' Beat on the closing night.

• The next few 7 Inch Atlanta updates will be in honor of the Sony WalkMan, which turned 30 earlier this month.

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