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Bataille unleashes 'How Innocent' and 'Grave of Vampires'

Noise/anti-punk act Bataille has finally made videos for two tracks from last year's cassette, The Wolves Amongst The Flower. "How Innocent,"...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-23-2016  |  Crib Notes

Brother Hawk previews 'Big Medicine'

Brother Hawk has shared a stream for their new album, Big Medicine, a heartfelt slab of emotionally charged blues rock...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-23-2016  |  Crib Notes

The A List: New music from Cave Bat, the Coathangers on 'Paste,' and more music news

The new release from Cave Bat, Treasures Returned From the Ecliptic Plane, is a multimedia collaboration featuring photographer Jen Lee...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-23-2016  |  Crib Notes

Voters will decide whether to renew APS tax on Tuesday

Voters on May 24 will be asked several heady questions: Who should operate the jail and oversee court security? Which...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-23-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Comics duel X-Men in comedy melee

Physically, no, a comedian wouldn’t stand a chance against any superheroes. But on stage, a good joke can slice through...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-23-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Atlanta food events: May 23-29

Wine dinner? Beer tasting?…...

First Slice 5/23/16: Cobb must be so tired of talking about that damn bridge to SunTrust Park

Cobb County officials are once again discussing how to pay for the $10 million pedestrian bridge over I-285 linking SunTrust...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-23-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

5 things to do: Sexpelliarmus: A Whimsical Wizarding Burlesque Revue, Part Three

Monday, May 23, 2016 Hired Guns: Brian Baxter at Gunshow…...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-23-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

First Slice 5/22/16: Can Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton win another term in DeKalb?

DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton, who's facing an ethics complaint alleging that she used county funds to purchase personal...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-22-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

5 things to do: Mad Hatter Bridal Box

Sunday, May 22, 2016 Picnic in the Park at Historic Fourth Ward Park…...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-22-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Mayor fires airport GM, watershed commissioner — how's YOUR weekend going?

We interrupt your rainy and sunny weekend to pass along news of two high-level job openings at City Hall. Two city...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-21-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

5 things to do: Rootin’ Tuten Alleycat

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Rootin’ Tuten Alleycat at The Spindle…...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-21-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Withered returns with the genre-melding 'Grief Relic'

Grief Relic (out May 27 via Season of Mist), the first album in six years from death-doom metal veterans Withered,...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Crib Notes

The A List: New music from Shantih Shantih, Kakune, and more

Immersive Atlanta has premiered a new song from Kakune (of Phracture). "Jaknyfe" will appear on Succumb 2, out July 8. A...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Crib Notes

Cobb lawmakers are shocked — SHOCKED — by AIDS art exhibit at KSU

“Typically, communities send their garbage to the dump and dispose of their body waste at the local sewage treatment plant.....
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

The A List: 10 shows to hit up this weekend (May 20-22)

Friday, May 20 — Shantih Shantih, Tiger! Tiger!, Thayer Sarrano @ the Earl.…...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Crib Notes

RIP local DIY fixture Kevin Scheidt

Photographer and Tenth Row vocalist Kevin Scheidt passed away Tues., May 17. He was 21-years-old.…...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Crib Notes

Some Kind of Hate: Maudlin's debut cassette, Levelhead's lost album, and more

Maudlin: self-titled cassette Post-punk, goth, and darkwave’s back pages inform Maudlin’s self-titled debut cassette. Singer Jessica Knight’s macabre lyrics and...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Crib Notes

The 'woke-ness' of 'Neighbors 2'

Two years after Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) moved next door to Teddy (Zac Efron) and his jolly...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

SCAD students display their printmaking skills

Featuring printing techniques such as etchings, lithographs, monotypes and more, the group exhibition Hard Pressed brings together 13 printmaking students from Savannah...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

The Highwaymen live on as 'American Outlaws'

In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s the Highwaymen consisted of superstars Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Crib Notes

Why cultural appropriation could be the best (and worst) thing for soul food's survival

Most people don’t ruminate about soul food half as much as they salivate over it. Adrian Miller is the rare...

Atlanta weekend food events: May 20-22

Wine dinner? Beer tasting?…...

Quick Bites: Revolution Gelato moves into East Atlanta, One Rooster replaces The Real Chow Baby, and more

Mediterranean concept Kipos Hellenic Kitchen will take over the vacant space left after the January closure of American Food and...

Local fitness pro finds her niche as trainer to the stars

Fitness instructor Eve Overland doesn’t need access to a gym to get in a workout — she just needs a...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

First Slice 5/20/16: Hartsfield-Jackson TSA agents don't want you to win

The world's busiest airport is trippin'. As Hartsfield-Jackson's security checkpoint lines get longer and longer, TSA officials are discouraging passengers...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

5 things to do: Crom Comedy Fest

Friday, May 20, 2016 Tied Up At Home Opening Reception at Blue Mark Studios…...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-20-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Atlanta transit tax projects must connect with existing network to succeed

Simon J. Berrebi, a Ph.D. candidate at Georgia Tech and executive director of the MARTA Army, says the Atlanta City...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-19-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Moogfest President Adam Katz talks inclusivity and preserving Bob Moog's legacy

Over the last 12 years Moogfest has moved across three cities, expanded from one day to four, and redefined its programming,...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-19-2016  |  Crib Notes

New multi-disciplinary art show has heart

Multi-disciplinary art show Heart Space dedicates an explorative evening to the physical and emotional space around the heart. Choreographers Leah...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-19-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Downtown’s Central Library could be renovated or replaced with smaller facility

Downtown’s massive Central Library could be vacated and sold by Fulton County to raise cash for a much smaller replacement...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-19-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Shantih Shantih talks sisterhood, 'Winter in September'

Shantih Shantih broke a period of relative silence this year when the group announced the May 20 arrival of its...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-19-2016  |  Crib Notes

Weekend Arts Agenda: MAYhem: Kissed dances through the Cobb Energy Centre

This weekend only, Atlanta Ballet brings out a dynamic triple feature, premiering Gustavo Ramírez Sansano’s "El Beso," and the return...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-19-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

First Slice 5/19/16: Amanda Davis faces stigma of alcoholism with acceptance

Longtime Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis continues to speak candidly about public shame and personal acceptance after getting two DUIs...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-19-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Chef Ali Mesghali of Rumi's Kitchen talks Persian cuisine

Rumi's Kitchen in Sandy Springs has been a beacon of Persian cuisine on the Atlanta dining scene for the past...

5 things to do: Brews. Brims. Beats.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 Before We Blast Off: The Journey of Divine Forces at Atlanta Contemporary…...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-19-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Shane Mauss trips to Relapse

Los Angeles-based comedian Shane Mauss (“Conan,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live”) comes to Atlanta to spread the word on one thing: drugs...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-18-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Higher (and tastier) education at Atlanta Food & Wine

The first thing most folks think of when they hear “food festival” is TASTING TENTS! Sure, the tasting tents may...

Fulton solicitor-general candidates say black lives matter

Down at the bottom of Fulton County voters' ballots on Tuesday is an office that’s not getting a lot of...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-18-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Sisters Bookshop seeks bibliophile buyer

Tucked into a corner of Sweet Auburn Curb Market, past the pigs’ feet and cappuccinos, Sisters Bookshop emanates a welcoming...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-18-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Pamela_ and her sons head for the beach for "3AM"

All along the West Coast, it's easy to fall asleep on the beach to a multitude of surprisingly harmonious sounds...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-18-2016  |  Crib Notes

First Slice 5/18/16: Underground sale getting so so close

The sale of Underground Atlanta appears imminent. The city is working on a land swap with the state, essentially trading...
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  05-18-2016  |  Fresh Loaf

Inside Jokes

Amy Schumer talks The Little Mermaid, locker room balls and fry sauce.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Enrique Limon  |  04-19-2016  |  Comedy

'Hawaii's Wounded Knee': Remembering the Olowalu Massacre

In late January 1790, an American sea captain slaughtered more than a hundred Hawaiians there in a massacre that though largely forgotten today, was every bit as horrific as Wounded Knee.
Maui Time  |  Anthony Pignataro  |  01-22-2016  |  History

The Kentucky Derby is STILL Decadent and Depraved, and So is Humanity

This week marks 46 years since Scanlan’s Monthly published Hunter S. Thompson’s legendary piece, “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved,” a subjective and hilarious report of the 1970 Kentucky Derby.
LEO Weekly  |  Frank Messina  |  04-28-2016  |  Features