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:

Here It Comes (The Road, Let’s Go)
Lord Let It Rain on Me
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

Download 100+ LTJ Bukem Sets

A collection of over 100 LTJ Bukem and MC Conrad live mixes curated by 175bpm.pl and available for download or streaming via archive.org

LTJ Bukem and MC ConradThanks to Antares for giving me the heads up to this alert from the guys over at FACT, referencing this cache of over 100 live recordings of drum and bass legend LTJ Bukem collected by 175bpm.pl

I have been a long-time fan of Bukem for obvious reasons, his mixing is near unmatched by his peers, and have often cited this proficiency as a key influence in bringing me into the world of djing.

Atlanta friends should be doubly excited and use this as a nice warm-up to get ready for LTJ Bukem’s appearance at Terminal West in July.

Browse the LTJ Bukem Mixtapes Collection
Purchase Tickets for LTJ Bukem at Terminal West (July 5)

Meme Night at Terminal West

One of the more interesting evenings of music Atlanta has witnessed in a while. I know it was for me, and given the lineup of Eli Porter, Riff Raff, and The Black Lips, I can only imagine the same holds true for anybody else in attendance.

For a complete recap of the show as well as additional photos and video, check beneath the fold.

Riff Riff at Terminal WestOne of the more interesting evenings of music Atlanta has witnessed in a while. I know it was for me, and given the lineup of Eli Porter, Riff Raff, and The Black Lips, I can only imagine the same holds true for anybody else in attendance at Terminal West at King Plow.

The evening starting with two rap artists, despite their television appearances, owe most of their success to the virality of their YouTube presence.

For a complete recap of the show as well as more photos and video, check beneath the fold.

Also be sure to check out Creative Loafing’s review of the evening as well
(but don’t tell them it wasn’t a dubstep show!)

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ABV Agency Profiles Terminal West

Insights by designer Greg Mike offering a contrast to the misinformation regarding Terminal West at King Plow’s brand identity originally offered by Christina Lee in her Creative Loafing coverage of the venue’s launch.

Terminal West

ABV Atlanta, the home base of Atlanta artist Greg Mike recently posted to their agency blog about their collaborative effort in developing the brand identity of Terminal West.

The insights by Greg Mike offer a valuable contrast to the misinformation offered by Christina Lee in her Creative Loafing coverage of the venue’s launch.

Browse over to ABV Atlanta’s site and enjoy an insightful introduction to Terminal West at King Plow, enjoy the photo gallery and a video showcasing a centerpiece of the venue’s art exhibit in a clear nod to the venue’s original conceptualization in King Plow’s main art gallery.

Agency: Terminal West at King Plow [via ABV Atlanta]

Eli Porter Documentary – Iron Mic Champ

Watch the full Eli Porter documentary, highlighting the people’s Iron Mic champion, and get ready for his performance at Terminal West at King Plow

Eli PorterHe’s the best, he told you that.

I assume by now many readers are familiar with Atlanta hip-hop phenom Eli Porter, from the class of 2005 – undisputed king of the Iron Mic Freestyle Battle as proven by his decimation of Envy. What you may not be aware of, however, is the half-hour documentary on the people’s champion that was produced last year and premiered at Atlanta’s Apache Cafe before what I’m sure was an illustrious performance from Porter.


The documentary does feature noticeably better production than the original Iron Mic video and is a valuable and informative follow-up to one of the greatest YouTube videos in existence, with insight from acclaimed rapper Andy Milonakis as well as appearances from original judges Marv-O, J-Dub, and Stephen Jackson Action Jackson. Teachers, students, and faculty from Chamblee Charter School, host to the genre-defining battle, meticulously crafted over this wicked Dipset beat, provide valuable insight on Iron Mic’s legacy and recognizable production aesthetic.

Sadly, I missed the premiere and show at Apache but all is not lost; Eli’s return is confirmed for Terminal West at King Plow alongside headliners The Black Lips on May 12. Much thanks to Terminal West, Tight Brothers, and Speakeasy Promotions for pulling this off.

Check beneath the fold to watch the Eli Porter documentary in full, more information about the show as it becomes available.

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Terminal West Is Not A Rave Cave

A short response to Creative Loafing’s recap of the Terminal West at King Plow launch event in Atlanta

Atlanta’s premier music destination in a converted iron and steel foundry, built primarily from reclaimed metals, wood and brick — and the coup de grâce, the original boiler as the centerpiece of the room and rooftop bar.

These are the only descriptions of Terminal West, King Plow’s new music venue, worth reading in Creative Loafing’s recent recap of the Terminal West launch, titled Terminal West at King Plow: The house that dubstep built.

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An Open Letter to Creative Loafing / The Mayor of Ponce

Dear J. ‘Mayor of Ponce’ Winter, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Editor-In-Chief Mara Shalhoup, Music Editor Rodney Carmichael, and anybody else involved or who has a vested interest:

It seems the topic of ‘dubstep’ has been a popular topic of conversation in our city lately. As somebody involved in the positive promotion of this in Atlanta from the beginning, I would appreciate the opportunity to lend a constructive retort to the article ‘Last Night Dubstep Molly Saved My Life‘ that appeared in your publication starting 2-March 2011. Please allow me to tell a different story about dubstep in Atlanta to contrast your example.

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Thanksgiving Weekend Done Right

Recap of Borgore in Atlanta at King Plow Arts Center as well as Joe Nice at Atlanta’s Masquerade. Complete with video and reviews of both events

Too much excitement this weekend for me to not post about it here. Having some time off work was enjoyable, having to get a wonderful Thanksgiving meal in with the family and enjoy some time off from the day job. As most everybody knows by now I also had the fortunate pleasure of opening up for Atlanta Dubstep’s Borgore event at King Plow Arts Center this past Friday evening. The crowd, as you can see from the photo to the left, was absolutely amazing. Shortly after doors open the place was rammed tight, with the final count being 900+ by the time doors were eventually closed and the venue reached capacity.

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