Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta’

cornerstone preview: ocean is theory “a city of water”

In music, music video on June 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm

ATL’s Ocean is Theory is playing Cornerstone at the New Band Showcase on Sat. I never saw them in Atlanta, as the surburban screamo bands never really hung with the urban indie/garage rockers, for whatever reason. But there’s a lot of energy and sincerity here, and they accomplish the new breed of screamo quite well.
Here’s “a city of water” at the Masquerade last fall.

…the race of a hipster?

In interview, magazines, music on April 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm

Creative Loafing in Atlanta published their music guide for 2008, centering on the punk rock and hip-hop scenes of Atlanta, along with any crossovers. This article specifically focused on the idea of “black hipsters,” an idea in which one promoter should be reversed.

“If anything, we should make a subtitle for ‘white hipsters’ because black people are the original ‘cool kids,'”–From Ian Ford, an Atlanta promoter.

And of course, he’s right. I guess in the 80s, black artists lost the “hip” label as “hip” turned into “gangsta.” But, like this book and this past review says, it all started with white copying black. Is it the other way around now, at least with “indie rock?” Seems to be up for debate.