Take two parts Abby Go Go, add a pinch of Tikka and whaddya get? A batch of hot smoke ‘n’ sassafras named A Drug Called Tradition, that’s what. The Atlanta psych/shoegaze trio marks the release of its debut long-player, Medicine Music, with a headlining show at The EARL on Friday, July 28th.
Another one of those weeks with too many quality shows to see! Can’t they be spaced out better? We’re looking at Washed Out (Variety Playhouse, Monday), The Coathangers (The EARL, Tuesday), John Moreland (Terminal West, Friday), The Black Lips and Subsonics (Variety Playhouse, Friday), Five Eight’s album release shows (The World Famous on Friday, Motor City South on Saturday), Kasey Chambers (City Winery, Saturday) and the Irrelevant Music Fest (Thursday-Saturday at The EARL and 529). But let’s face it: the spectacle we’re most curious about is Corey Feldman & the Angels, whose show at Masquerade on Sunday could be a hideously painful train wreck or the most mindfucking thing ever. Or, pulling an avant garde coup d’etat, both at once.