Atlanta Bands Gaining National Recognition

The other night, I was watching the MTV2 show Subterranean and Atlanta’s Mastodon were guests (with Stone Mountain in the background). Then I see this link on Confessions of a Music Addict, and thought it was so cool, I should share it here, too.

It’s a pretty cool clip about some of the Atlanta bands (Deerhunter, Snowden, and the Black Lips) gaining national recognition, including interviews with the bands, discussion of the local scene, and some show footage. I liked that the bands recognized the Hip-hop mecca that Atlanta is and that they made it clear that there’s room enough for different genres to coexist in our fair city.

Um, also, who knew that Cee Lo hangs out at Lenny’s? Not me, but I don’t get out much.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ryan (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 11:16 am

    don’t feel bad…i’ve seen the black lips, deerhunter, and snowden several times (i was actually at their shows that mtv filmed last month) and i’ve never seen cee-lo, big boi, or andre at any of their shows. i guess i just need to look harder.

  2. Annie (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    Cool, Ryan. When you do have a sighting, you’ll take pics or tell us about it, so we can post here, right?

    Was it fun to have MTV film the shows, or did it kind of bug you? I think it might bug me a little. I just hate being hounded by cameras. :-)

  3. Ryan (unregistered) on May 10th, 2007 @ 5:37 pm

    The cameramen weren’t too bad though knowing they were being filmed by MTV definitely caused the bands to take it up a notch. The Deerhunter show was a little over top but very entertaining…by the end of the show a dozen audience members were on stage dancing. The next night, the Black Lips put on one of the funnest shows I’ve ever been to…people were dancing like crazy and beer cans were flying everywhere! If you can ever make it to a Black Lips show, I highly recommend it…just don’t wear any clothes you really like. Here’s a great video from one of their shows in Tijuana:

  4. Annie (unregistered) on May 11th, 2007 @ 7:56 am

    Thanks, Ryan!

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