Spiritualized @ Terminal West

Photo and Video recap of Spiritualized’s late-night performance at Terminal West on May 9, 2015 as a part of Shaky Knees Festivl

I was fortunate enough to catch Spiritualized, one of my favorite bands for about as long as I can remember, play a late-night set at Atlanta’s Terminal West on May 9, 2015 as a part of their two appearances in town for the Shaky Knees Festival. A much more intimate, and better sounding venue than my two previous experiences at The Variety Playhouse, or conversely the festival grounds.

Included are a handful of photos and a short stitching together of some video clips I grabbed during the course of the evening; being as close as I was I was more focused on enjoying the show than holding up a camera for 5-to-6 minute stretches. It’s rare I get to see Spiritualized was definitely wanted to savor the moment. Thanks to YouTube user ChromeDream for supplying a few full-length songs.

Below find the setlist with links to videos where available:

Setlist:
Here It Comes (The Road, Let’s Go)
Lord Let It Rain on Me
Electricity
Shine a Light
Electric Mainline
She Kissed Me (It Felt Like a Hit)
Soul on Fire
Oh Baby
Rated X
Walkin’ with Jesus
Come Together
Take Your Time

Kai Alce – Day/Light

Kai Alce performing on a rooftop in downtown Atlanta as a part of Wiggle Factor’s Day/Light event on May 2, 2015

Another fun rooftop event from Atlanta’s Wiggle Factor, this time bringing the local sounds of Kai Alce, a handful of photos and a short video I captured using the new hand-held camera. Hopefully more posts like this in the future now that I have it available.

Dining Out: Lusca

Lusca, a brief look at Angus Brown’s new Brookwood Hills restaurant, expounding on the style and successes from Octopus Bar

Saturday evening I finally made it to Luscathe new restaurant by Angus Brown of Miller Union and Octopus Bar fame.

Full disclosure, I have known Angus since pre-school so I will be the first to admit this is not going to be an in depth or exceptionally objective think-piece about a new Atlanta destination. Instead, below you can enjoy photos and descriptions of the dishes we tried (which speak for themselves honestly)

Washburn Oysters (MA) [Lusca | Atlanta]
Washburn Oysters (MA)
Fried Anchovies / Fennel / Lemon [Lusca | Atlanta]
Fried Anchovies / Fennel / Lemon
Trout Roe, Espelette Pepper, Raw Honey, Creme Fraiche [Lusca | Atlanta]
Trout Roe, Espelette Pepper, Raw Honey, Creme Fraiche
Charcuterie Board  [Lusca | Atlanta]
Charcuterie Board
Hand Cut Pappardelle, Fava, Green Garlic, Tomato, Oyster Mushroom [Lusca | Atlanta]
Hand Cut Pappardelle, Fava, Green Garlic, Tomato, Oyster Mushroom
Monterey Squid, Torn Potato, Calabrian Chili, Garlic [Lusca | Atlanta]
Monterey Squid, Torn Potato, Calabrian Chili, Garlic
Nigiri [Lusca | Atlanta]
Nigiri
Rock Crab, Avocado, Pain Au Levain, Key Lime, Scallion [Lusca | Atlanta]
Rock Crab, Avocado, Pain Au Levain, Key Lime, Scallion
Peach Baklava [Lusca | Atlanta]
Peach Baklava
 

Atlanta Eases Food Truck Restrictions

Atlanta City Council votes to allow food trucks to operate on certain public streets in Atlanta’s Government District

Although the new legislation limits itself to the area surrounding Downtown Atlanta, the state capitol building, and Atlanta City Hall, the city began easing restrictions that formerly only allowed food trucks to operate on private property and not on public city streets.

Read the full write up on Atlanta Magazine

The Absurdity of “EDM Promotion”

Our good friends over at Infernal Techno proverbially “went in” in this well written post about Atlanta’s self-inflicted inability to take it’s electronic music scene seriously.

Our good friends over at Infernal Techno proverbially “went in” in this well written post about Atlanta’s self-inflicted inability to take it’s electronic music scene seriously.

Atlanta is undeniably a music town, and will likely always have a legacy as such but everybody here halfway affiliated with the electronic music scene will attest to a widespread inability to take anything seriously. That being said, I am certain the sentiments raised below are specific to my city alone.

I shouldn’t be paraphrasing here so read for yourself:

Atlanta Dance Music Promoters Are More Irrelevant Than The Crowds They Draw

Without even realizing it, Atlanta promoters single out their crowds, shame their ignorance on musicians and tell them there’s no better place in the city than their parties. This sort of backhanded welcome is embraced by more than just a few promoters; it seems to be an adopted form of advertisement. I don’t know about you, but when I’m told I’ve been sleeping under a rock because I don’t know who Johnny Digital is from Nowhere, USA, I have a lesser interest in finding out.

Dry Rib – The Greater Good

Dry ribs at The Greater Good BBQ in Atlanta, GA

Ended up here for lunch, realizing after the fact that this is the same BBQ restaurant that catered my office’s Christmas party last week. Having already sampled their pork and chicken,  I decided to give the dry rib a try (w/ Texas Toast + Fries).

The Greater Good BBQ
441 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA
404-303-8525

Atlanta Pho War (2013 Edition)

Get ready for the cooler weather as Chow Down Atlanta guides you through some favorite pho destinations in Atlanta

The weather is changing and soup weather is upon us. Granted I tend to go to Umaido even when the temperature is in the 90s, now that it is beginning to feel like fall with only two months left in the year, everybody is going to be pho this and pho that until mid-Spring. Thankfully Chow Down Atlanta has done the dirty work and given a rundown of around a dozen or so options in the metro-Atlanta area.

TL;DR – Pho Da Loi, with locations in Forest Park, BuHi, and L’ville, took the #1 spot