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One Night In New Orleans

Running a little behind on getting these mini-vacation posts up on to the website but fortunately there is no time limit on these. Two weekends ago I took my first trip back to New Orleans in a decade, marking my first time back since Hurricane Katrina. Similar to every New Orleans trip I have made previously this one was centered around food and music, so… let’s get to the good stuff. Continue reading

Download: Butterz Summer Zip

Butterz Summer 2012 Zip File

The crew at Butterz label have dropped their Summer 2012 ZIP File of freely downloadable grime tunes. This one weighs in hefty at over 700 megs worth of free tunes from the UK label helmed by Elijah and Skilliam, who’s zip files routinely feature artists such as Royal-T, Terror Danjah, and others.

As always, make sure you sign up for Butterz’ mailing list to ensuring you get these ZIPs on-time and direct!

Finally – be sure to check out the mix of classic R&B tracks on the recent Butterz RinseFM Broadcast hosed by Elijah & Skilliam.

Download the Elijah & Skilliam R&B RinseFM Show (Original Air Date May 7, 2012)
View The Tracklist

Spiritualized

Spiritualized in Atlanta

Not too much of a secret that I am a huge fan of Spiritualized, having written about their most recent album, and featuring their first release as a part of Wayback Wednesday.

I was fortunate enough to get an opportunity to see them live for the second time in the fifteen or so years I’ve enjoyed their music, which for me is a real treat as Jason Pierce has been a long-time personal favorite of mine and his touring is growing less frequent with age and his increased medical issues.

Trying my best to not watch the show through the 3.5″ screen of my iPhone I did have to take a few moments during the show to get some photographs, as I had secured myself a great viewing spot one person back from he lip of the stage.

View the photo gallery from Spiritualized at the Variety Playhouse

One of the most intense shows I have seen in a while, even this morning waking up much of it remained with me. Very grateful for the opportunity to see them and not have to travel far to do so.

Spiritualized Setlist (to the best of my memory)
May 13, 2012 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA

Hey Jane
Lord Let It Rain On Me
Headin’ for the Top Now
Walkin’ With Jesus
Oh Baby
Rated X
Born Never Asked
Electric Mainline
Soul On Fire
I Am What I Am
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Mary
Stay With Me
She Kissed Me (It Felt Like a Hit)
Come Together

Encore:
So Long You Pretty Thing
Cop Shoot Cop…

Shortstack [credit: IonPhoto]

Appreciation From The Editor

First things first, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to readers of this site old and new. It has been an interesting year for me both on and off this site.

During the beginning of the year I was unable to focus full attention to the site, however I cannot thank people enough for allowing to essentially ‘pick up where we left off‘ and continuing to support the site as things has smoothed out a bit recently.

Continue beneath the fold for more gratitude, looking forward for the site, and an exclusive  live dj mix of mine for you to download or stream.

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EVEREMAN Documentary

Evereman LogoA well-timed post from Catlanta today; a 5 minute documentary on Atlanta street-artist EVEREMAN whose iconic wood stencils have been a part of Atlanta street art for as long as I can remember.

In the video EVEREMAN shares thoughts emphasizing the value of collaboration, and the role underground street-art plays into the city’s cultural identification.

A wonderful companion article to the ABV Gallery / Terminal West article shared last week, putting the spotlight on Atlanta’s growing street-art community.

Learn more about Atlanta street art by visiting some of the artists below:

EVEREMAN [ Blog | Facebook | Twitter ]
Catlanta [ Facebook | Twitter ]
ABV Gallery

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