This week is jam-packed beyond belief, including but certainly not limited to: 1) our April cover stars The Black Angels at Variety Playhouse on Friday, along with A Place to Bury Strangers, 2) Kinks guitarist Dave Davies (also interviewed in our April issue) at City Winery on Saturday, 3) the gosh-dang Mess-Around at the EARL and 529 on Friday and Saturday, with Redd Kross, The Gories and much more, um, 4) Neil Diamond at Philips Arena, uh, 5) Doug E. Fresh & Kool Moe Dee at Center Stage, and, let’s see… 6) Billy Joel at Suntrust Park, and… ahh… 7) Hank Williams Jr. playing an NRA convention at the GWCC…the list goes on… So, y’know, CHOOSE WISELY!
Big Eyes are a super-fun New York band whose biggest influences are Cheap Trick and The Ramones, so it’s highly appropriate that they are opening for C.J. Ramone at the EARL this particular Monday night. There’s an interview with Kait Eldridge in our April issue, so study that thoroughly before you come out to the show, because there may be a quiz!
So, yeah, this new album from Nashville’s All Them Witches, Sleeping Through the War, KICKS ASS. They’re at the 40 Watt in Athens on Thursday, April 13th, and if you know what’s good for you you’ll be there, bucko. No idea who those freaks are in the background, however. Be on your toes!