Thursday, September 30, 2010

Facelift: Faces of Death at HALO Lounge

This Friday, October 1st, Cobra Corps presents Facelift: Faces of Death, their weekly party at Halo Lounge. This edition comes to you packed with Sofa King, Jay Envy and Young Live on the tunes, and Oh Snap Kid on the photos. If you are looking for something different to do on your Friday night, this is it.

~Mark~

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

OMFG - Beer Review Series - Founders Backwoods Bastard

Founders Backwoods Bastard: a Scotch Ale in Bourbon barrels! I saved this bad boy for an entire year and popped it open with one of my boys. I remember it fondly and at the time I didn’t take notes but traditionally, Scotch Ales pour a deep copper. ‘Compared to Scottish Ales, they'll be sweeter and fuller-bodied, and of course higher in alcohol, with a much more pronounced malty caramel and roasted malt flavor.’

This bad boy falls into the “extreme” beer category.  Per www.beeradvocate.com
What are we talking about? 
- Beers made with no hops but plenty of heather and lavender. 
- Beers aged in Jack Daniels oak barrels with an alcohol by volume of 20 percent or more. 
- Traditional beer styles, but with double, triple or more hops or malt. 
- Beers brewed with chocolate, peanut butter or espresso beans. 
- Strong Porters brewed with Chinese candied ginger. 
- Ales brewed with oysters or seaweed. 
- Sharp tasting beers inoculated with various wild bacteria and yeast strains.

Much of what I drink falls into this category but bourbon aged is its own animal in my opinion. I will get right into the tasting. The beer pours a dirty dark black with red highlights when held to the light. You cannot see through this bad boy.  The head is thick but quickly retreats to a thin tan mist across the glass. 

Smell is wood/oak and bourbon!  Really, it’s one note; not much complexity in smell but not overpowering. Why wait and smell when you can gulp it down. At 10.5 ABV it’s smooth and thick with some bold carbonation. Fear not friends: Backwoods Bastard is still amazing after 10 months.  It has some wild bourbon flavor followed by silky vanilla. Then flavors of caramel/toffee become more pronounced. Lastly coconut, yes, this is what I taste! Coconut rounds out the profile and seems to mellow out the alcohol burn.

What can I say? Backwoods should be available in November and its outstanding! I beg you to go out and experience this beer. It is a one off amazing beer that needs to be taken in small doses.  It is a one off amazing beer that needs to be taken in large doses.

Cheers! 

Ryan

Saturday, September 25, 2010

OMFG - HEAVY TONIGHT!!!

Attn: Atlanta......
LETS DO THIS TONIGHT!
One of the ATL's hardest hitting parties is back at the Graveyard Tavern tonight. 
Megan Foxxx 
((Voted Best DJ in the 'Best of Atlanta 2010 Contest))
+
Mayhem
+
SORTED
Photos by: Ryan 'Ohsnapkid' Purcell
((Voted Best Photographer in the 'Best of Atlanta 2010 Contest))
Sound system provided by: Atlanta Dubstep

Congrats again to all our friends who won the Creative Loafing contest. 
OMFG wants to see ALLLLL of you out @ HEAVY tonight!
S (steph_gossipgrrrl)

Friday, September 24, 2010

OMFG - Beer Review Series - Sweetwater Crank Tank Rye'd Ale

Recently, many breweries are producing beers for a cause; Crank Tank is Sweetwaters’ newest brew to benefit Camp Twin Lakes.  “Camp Twin Lakes is a network of camps providing life-changing camp experiences to thousands of children with serious illnesses, disabilities and challenges.” This camp specializes in creating a positive atmosphere for children with disabilities to be surrounded by others young folks in similar situations.  The camp has expertise in ‘customized programs that teach campers to overcome obstacles and grow in their confidence and capabilities.’

To benefit Camp Twin Lakes Sweetwater created the Crank Tank. This brew is a variation of the Dank Tank series: rarely released randomness and each offering will most likely never be seen again. This incarnation, a Rye ale, has a low 45 IBU and a final gravity of 6.2%, very light for the imperial extreme brews. Reading the label, this Rye ale appears super drinkable and a perfect summer/fall/spring beer.  “We cranked up a fermentation tank for this knobby Rye'd Ale geared up with 25% rye malt and dry hopped to the spokes with Mt. Hood and Centennial Hops."

Rye beers were first brewed around the time Columbus discovered America.  After a couple of poor Rye harvest seasons a rule was proposed that limited Rye malts only for bread only. We know this as Reinheitsgebot – the beer purity law. This German and Bavarian law states that beer could only be made from water, barley and hops; the penalty for making impure beer was also set in the Reinheitsgebot: a brewer using other ingredients for his beer could have questionable barrels confiscated with no compensation. Thus, Rye beers disappeared for nearly 500 years only to resurface again in 1988. Many brewers outside of Germany abided by the law meant to prevent inferior methods of preserving beer that had been used before the introduction of hops. It’s a damn shame Marty McFly didn’t even get a change to try a Rye beer. Basically, many of us, including myself, are unfamiliar with Rye beers and should experience a good example of the suds sooner vs. later.

I chilled the duce duce to about 45 °F, and slowly poured 12 ounces into my Perfect Pint glass. The head was lathered up white; it stood tall in my bell shaped vessel for quite some time. The color is a beautiful pastel copper with a nice chill haze. The smell is fragrant with some spice, lemon, citrus notes. I also picked up some faint sourness from Rye malts. It almost resembles a full body wheat beer but the sourness leans me to think saison or farmhouse ale.

Taste is über smooth upon first sip I picked up some buttery dry mild flavors, similar to chardonnay. As it warmed the bitterness began to rear his beautiful head. I can only assume the sullenness is derived from Columbus hops. The beer is grassy like summertime on the baseball field after a morning rain. The Crank rounds out with nice spice zest.  I am going to take an uneducated stab at naming them: Bay and Coriander? The swallow is sour, sweet, tart and dry… very pleasant. 

The body of the Crank Tank is nice and thick, and medium bold on the carbonation. I was really impressed at how balanced and drinkable this beer is. I would have it again and again; I hope they plan to make Crank Tank Rye'd reoccurring seasonal ale.  I would definitely session with this beer. It is in my top 20 of all time. It is widely available throughout the Atlanta area so keep an eye out.

Cheers! 
Ryan

****REVIEW****Kdence Live at The Masquerade! 9/23/10

The show was a hit! Richard Webb and Jason Brown have the talents to make it big!  Their 30 minute set included a cover song and 4 of their original hits!  Be sure to catch the next show if you missed this one. Visit http://kdencemusic.com/ for more info on the band!


Kdence Live at The Masquerade (Hell Stage 10pm) **All ages & Bar w/ID


$10.00 in Advance / $12.00 at Door

Buy tickets online at https://tickets.aftonshows.com/KDENCE2

Performances by KDENCE, ENUR REQUIEM, Mak Mifune, Eryn Woods, Eyes of Syrus & Guests

Kdence goes on at 10:00pm, doors open at 7pm.
 
The Masquerade

695 North Ave Northeast
Atlanta, GA

VH1's 100 Greatest Songs

The ``100 Greatest Songs of the Past 25 Years,'' as chosen by VH1.



1. Nirvana, ``Smells Like Teen Spirit''

2. Michael Jackson, ``Billie Jean''

3. Guns N' Roses, ``Sweet Child O' Mine''

4. Eminem, ``Lose Yourself''

5. U2, ``One''

6. Run-D.M.C., ``Walk This Way''

7. Prince, ``When Doves Cry''

8. Whitney Houston, ``I Will Always Love You''

9. The Police, ``Every Breath You Take''

10. Madonna, ``Like a Virgin''

11. Van Halen, ``Jump''

12. Alanis Morissette, ``You Oughta Know''

13. TLC, ``Waterfalls''

14. Sinead O'Connor, ``Nothing Compares 2 U''

15. Pink Floyd, ``Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)''

16. No Doubt, ``Don't Speak''

17. Def Leppard, ``Photograph''

18. R.E.M., ``Losing My Religion''

19. Public Enemy, ``Fight the Power''

20. AC/DC, ``You Shook Me All Night Long''

21. U2, ``With or Without You''

22. Cyndi Lauper, ``Time After Time''

23. Prince, ``Little Red Corvette''

24. Celine Dion, ``My Heart Will Go On''

25. Rick James, ``Super Freak''

26. Bon Jovi, ``Livin' on a Prayer''

27. Grandmaster Flash, ``The Message''

28. Britney Spears, ``... Baby One More Time''

29. Bruce Springsteen, ``Born in the U.S.A.''

30. Janet Jackson, ``Nasty''

31. Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg, ``Nuthin' but a `G' Thang''

32. Pearl Jam, ``Jeremy''

33. Tina Turner, ``What's Love Got to do With It''

34. Peter Gabriel, ``In Your Eyes''

35. The Sugarhill Gang, ``Rapper's Delight''

36. Joan Jett, ``I Love Rock 'n Roll''

37. Alicia Keys, ``Fallin'''

38. The Clash, ``London Calling''

39. Tom Petty, ``Free Fallin'''

40. Michael Jackson, ``Beat It''

41. Red Hot Chili Peppers, ``Under the Bridge''

42. Blondie, ``Heart of Glass''

43. The Go-Go's, ``Our Lips Are Sealed''

44. Gloria Gaynor, ``I Will Survive''

45. Aerosmith, ``I Don't Want to Miss a Thing''

46. Queen and David Bowie, ``Under Pressure''

47. Shania Twain, ``You're Still the One''

48. Naughty By Nature, ``O.P.P.''

49. Journey, ``Don't Stop Believin'''

50. Lenny Kravitz, ``Are You Gonna Go My Way?''

51. George Michael, ``Faith''

52. The Rolling Stones, ``Start Me Up''

53. Marvin Gaye, ``Sexual Healing''

54. Goo Goo Dolls, ``Iris''

55. Talking Heads, ``Once in a Lifetime''

56. Sheryl Crow, ``All I Wanna Do''

57. Eric Clapton, ``Tears in Heaven''

58. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy & Mase, ``Mo Money Mo Problems''

59. Meat Loaf ``Paradise By the Dashboard Light''

60. Santana feat. Rob Thomas, ``Smooth''

61. Backstreet Boys, ``I Want It That Way''

62. Pretenders, ``Brass in Pocket''

63. Beck, ``Loser''

64. The Knack, ``My Sharona''

65. Nelly, ``Hot in Herre''

66. Squeeze, ``Tempted''

67. John Cougar Mellencamp, ``Jack and Diane''

68. Chic, ``Good Times''

69. Mary J. Blige, ``Real Love''

70. Culture Club, ``Do You Really Want to Hurt Me''

71. Dave Matthews Band, ``Crash Into Me''

72. John Lennon, ``(Just Like) Starting Over''

73. LL Cool J, ``Mama Said Knock You Out''

74. Hall & Oates, ``I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)''

75. The Ramones, ``I Wanna Be Sedated''

76. Eurythmics, ``Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)''

77. Missy Elliott, ``Work It''

78. Green Day, ``Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)''

79. Destiny's Child, ``Say My Name''

80. Duran Duran, ``Hungry Like the Wolf''

81. OutKast, ``Ms. Jackson''

82. Soft Cell, ``Tainted Love''

83. Band Aid, ``Do They Know It's Christmas''

84. Radiohead, ``Creep''

85. Eminem, ``My Name Is''

86. Tracy Chapman, ``Fast Car''

87. The Who, ``Who Are You''

88. Metallica, ``Enter Sandman''

89. Pat Benatar, ``Hit Me With Your Best Shot''

90. The Police, ``Roxanne''

91. Melissa Etheridge, ``Come to My Window''

92. Salt-N-Pepa, ``Push It''

93. Nine Inch Nails, ``Closer''

94. Cheap Trick, ``Surrender''

95. Oasis, ``Wonderwall''

96. Beastie Boys, ``(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)''

97. Devo, ``Whip It''

98. Hanson, ``MMMBop''

99. Norah Jones, ``Don't Know Why''

100. Madonna, ``Ray of Light''
 
Do you agree? Are there any missing?
~Steph Geezy~

The Dreaded Marco at Lenny's - ATL - TONIGHT! (9-24-10)


I wrote about the debut of The Dreaded Marco's EP back in August, well it's time for their VERY FIRST SHOW! You need to be a part of this!  They're sharing the stage with Paul Johnson & The About Last Nights.  Doors at 8pm, Dreaded Marco will be on by 9pm so GET THERE EARLY!

Lenny's Bar - 486 Decatur Street Southeast - Atlanta, GA

~Mo.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

OMF(ood)G - SIMPLY DELICIOUS - BUGABOO CREEK

SIMPLY DELICIOUS - Bugaboo Creek
BUGABOO CREEK is the topic for this review. A party of 9 tried out the restaurant
on Saturday night and we were all well pleased and stuffed. From their Sharable Starters
we tried Canadian cheese spinach dip with chips (very good) and onion range dippers, a
large mound of thinly sliced fried onion rings with dip, and this is yummy. Wow, now
for the hard core stuff. I chose Parmesan & Garlic Crusted Prime Rib and oh boy this is
a big piece of meat and came with all the extras. It was outstanding. My better half ate
the Lodge Center Cut Filet and I do mean he ATE it. Another person in the group had
the Grilled Salmon and had nothing left for the doggie bag if that tells you anything. To
say the least everybody enjoyed their meal and I am sure we will return. The prices are
reasonable and the food simply delicious.
LBlizzard

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIS! aka LOVE Thursdays!



Today is my sister's birthday and she is so freakin awesome. Besides being the the koolest big sister any little brother could have, she is undoubtedly the one who gave me the most influence towards the music and artists I still listen to today. It's because of her that I discovered electronica in the first place. It's because of her that I discovered a culture of music lovers who wanted exactly what I wanted... to party all the time. She and I have both had a lot of trial and error in our lives and I'm proud to say that we've been there for each other when sorely needed, at least I hope she can agree. I love you sis and tonight I play music for you. 

Join me for some great music tonight 8:30p - 12:30p
(chill, electronica, disco, indie + more)

--p.a.t.t.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

***Review***SLASH at Center Stage in Atlanta!

"Guitar Legend Slash Sells Out Center Stage Monday Night

1:16 am September 21, 2010, by Robb Cohen
Rock ‘n roll guitar legend Slash brought his “We’re All Gonna Die Tour 2010″ to the sold out Center Stage Theatre Monday night, with Taddy Porter opening up the show. Born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, England, Slash was lead guitarist in Guns ‘N Roses, Velvet Revolver and Slash’s Snakepit. His debut solo album, Slash, was released in April, 2010. In August 2009, Time Magazine ranked Slash #2 on its list of the “10 Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time”. He was also ranked #21 on Gigwise’s list of the “50 Greatest Guitarists Ever”."
-Quoted from AJC.com







SETLIST:
1. Ghost


2. Mean Bone (Slash's Snakepit cover)

3. Nightrain (Guns N' Roses cover)

4. Sucker Train Blues (Velvet Revolver cover)

5. Back From Cali

6. Civil War (Guns N' Roses cover)

7. Rocket Queen (Guns N' Roses cover)

8. Beggars & Hangers-On (Slash's Snakepit cover)

9. Do It For The Kids (Velvet Revolver cover)

10. Doctor Alibi

11. Watch This

12. Starlight

13. Just Like Anything (Slash's Snakepit cover)

14. Guitar Solo / Godfather Theme

15. Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses cover)

16. Rise Today (Alter Bridge cover)

17. Slither (Velvet Revolver cover)

18. Encore:

18. By The Sword

19. My Michelle (Guns N' Roses cover)

20. Paradise City (Guns N' Roses cover)



Slash, Myles Kennedy, Taddy Porter

When: Mon., Sept. 20, 8:30 p.m.
Price: $30.50-$32.50

"The sleazy top-hatted hard rock guitarist finally ditches the band concept and tours behind his first solo disc, a generally successful effort peppered with guest vocalists ranging from Fergie to Ozzy. Expect to hear most of that with singer Myles Kennedy filling in, along with highlights from his stints with Guns N' Roses, Snakepit and Velvet Revolver."— Hal Horowitz

Center Stage
o Midtown 1374 W. Peachtree St.
o phone 404-875-9364

o http://www.centerstage-atlanta.com/
See you there!  Review to come after the show! - Steph Geezy

Friday, September 17, 2010

OMFG - Beer Review Series - Oxymoron


“Sometime around midnight in a city nobody can agree on, the idea for Left Hand and Terrapin to brew a collaboration beer was born.” Oxymoron is the third installment of this collaboration; living in Atlanta, we get to be among the first to try this small giant. It is available now, almost exclusively, at your favorite craft beer store.

Three German Malts, 6 German hops and lager yeast… I don’t know what to think. It’s a wild ride into crazy town with Iron Sheik at the wheel. It’s an India Pale Lager!?!?! This beer is a cardinal sin; on paper it reads like an Oktoberfest but injects an oxymoron of hops. This element of pine and bitterness is not characteristic of the lager style.

The fast basic on lagers are as follows: Before refrigeration, it was basically impossible to brew this style in the summer because of bacterial infections; therefore, brewing began in fall and ended in spring. March was prime time to create this style. “These brews were kept in cold storage over the spring and summer months, or brewed at a higher gravity, so they’d keep. Märzenbier is full-bodied, rich, toasty, typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content.” Lagers must maintain a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and they are then chilled to lower temperatures to produce a smoother beer than warmer temperatures styles. The IPA style, a derivative of the pale ale with lighter colored malts created in the late 1700’s, English brewers added hops to create a more stable beer to withstand the journey to India in the early 1800’s. Hops acted as a natural preservative, and brewers also reduced the amount of fermentable sugars which yielded lower gravity beer. The end result was very drinkable ale that contained a lesser amount of micro-organisms that might spoil the beer on the long journey. Thus, we can see the yin and yang of the Oxymoron.

Finally back to the brew, it pours golden orange with some reddish hue. A tranquil fiesta of white foam laces the glass. The look of this India Pale Lager is amazing, and the pour on this batch is super thick. I was terribly pleased with what I saw, and couldn’t wait to have my first sip.

The smell produced some uncommonly common fragrance. I know it’s a lager but it has pine, citrus, hops, earthy and grass notes.

First sip is creamy…Holy hell it was creamy. The front flavors consist of light bready malt, crackers and light herbs. I was ready to put on my lederhosen and open a jar of sauerkraut. A barrage of friendly fire from the hops broke through this troubled paradise to uncover pine, citrus, apple and honey. The swallow is that of an IPA, very dry and bitter.

My tentative conclusion is a very drinkable beer despite some of the powerful hops. I was totally partial to the hop additions that are uncharacteristic of the style, but in Georgia, we see 80 degree days through October so the hop additions were a perfect fit. This beer seems like a perfectly normal fusion of styles. I highly recommend it for anyone enjoying some of our “mild temperature” days, but don’t want to give up your bitter IPA.

Cheers!

Ryan

OMF(ashion)G - Spirit Hoods!

FIERCE FOR FALL
Spirit Hoods leads the pack for FW2010
 
Atlanta’s has already seen “boots with the fur”, but this fall a wilder accessory is on the prowl….
As a natural progression from the Native American inspired appliqué seen this past spring and summer;
Fringe turns to fur and headbands into hoods.
Welcome SPIRIT HOODS.
Luxurious, high-quality, faux fur animal hoods fashioned after some of the most sacred spirit guides in the animal kingdom. Brown Bear, Grey Wolf, and Jaguar are amongst the many hoods available for purchase on the Spirit Hoods website (www.spirithoods.com)

For me, it was love at first nuzzle when I spotted a pair of foxes (no, literally a red fox and silver fox) at the Hudson Jeans and Creative Recreation party at club XS in Las Vegas during the August 2010 Project trade show.
As destiny would have it, I ran into the same couple in the entrance of The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on my way to see a Wolf Mother concert at the pool.
The $130 dollars I shelled out in cash was a small price to pay for a Faux Fur hood that not only looks and feels real, but is a worth-while investment for a statement piece that will last a lifetime.
Grey Wolf was the obvious choice for me and as I slipped my hands into the paw pockets, I felt my inner She-wolf taking over.
In nothing but my bikini and hood (there’s a hidden pocket in the hood for I.D, cash, lip gloss, etc.), my wolf-brother and  I took off to the concert – leaping from ledge to ledge, running through crowded restaurants and surrounding unsuspecting prey at the bar.
The wolves had taken over.
“Spirit Hoods are more than just a wild accessory, they are a symbol of this bond and connection we have to our primal and wild natures” stated on the company website www.spirithoods.com.
Every Spirit Hood is made locally by hand in the Los Angeles based offices and with so much detail put into each one- no two hoods are exactly the same.
A detailed description of the traits the animal spirit possesses also accompanies each hood, which helps to assist in choosing the perfect Spirit Hood connected to the wearer’s personality.
If being on the cutting edge of one of the most dominant trends for FW2010 wasn’t enough;
Spirit Hoods is a socially conscious company that also donates part of their proceeds from internet sales to non-profit organizations around the world to help the spirit animals marked by their Product Blue logo.
(Go to www.spirithoods.com/product-blue for more details)
Join the Tribe and set your Spirit free….
Posted by guest contributor: Ash Foster
*Spirithoods can already be seen making appearances out in the ATL.
Check out this pic of Miss Ash with Silk Wolf from last night's Chill Pill event @ Pcheen.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

OMFG - YOUR VAMPIRE DIARIES GUIDE

So...betcha didn't know that I knew a Vampire Diaries expert? Well I do (you know your OMFG gossip grrrl won't let you down) & now you can feast on her knowledge too. Delve a little bit deeper into your understanding of the show: 
The Vampire Diares: The Books vs The Show

“The book was better.”
How many times have we heard that? And how many times have you been left
wondering if the makers of a movie had even bothered to pick up the book before they
converted it to the big screen? Adaptations from book to film or TV are always tricky,
and some things are changed for dramatic effect, while others are changed for…well,
we’re not sure why, exactly.
The following is a quick list (and it’s by no means complete) of the major
differences between the Vampire Diaries the show, and The Vampire Diaries the books
(“The books” being the original four, not the new ones L.J. Smith has been pounding out
in the wake of the show).

Ten Things The Show Got Wrong
Ok, well, maybe not wrong, but…different.

10.Where the heck is Meredith?
Those of you who haven’t read the books are asking, “Who?” Exactly.
In the books, Elena has two best friends: Bonnie, and the quiet and
reserved Meredith. Meredith apparently got sacrificed to the television
gods along the way.
9. Elena has a teenage brother, Jeremy.
In the books, she doesn’t have a brother at all. In fact, she has a 5 year old
sister. Damon threatens her at one point to get Elena to do what he wants,
which in this case is drink Elena’s blood.
8. Matt and Vickie are siblings
Matt and Vickie don’t even like each other, and they definitely aren’t
related.
7. Caroline is friends with Elena
She used to be, but at the beginning of the books she’s been thoroughly
converted to enemy. She spends the entire time spiteful and angry, trying
to backstab Elena and steal Stefan at every turn.
6. Bonnie’s a Witch
As she states repeatedly in the books, she’s not descended from
Salem witches, she’s descended from Celtic Druids. She’s also a
short, shy, sweet redhead, and her magic tends more towards psychic
visions rather than floating feathers and starting fires with her mind.
5. Elena’s parents died in a car crash on Wickery Bridge
Though they did die in a car crash, it doesn’t give specifics. Elena,
however, has her car run off Wickery Bridge much later in the books.
4. The Salvatore Brothers are from Civil-War Era Virginia
They were born during the Italian Renaissance, in Italy. For those of
you who haven’t had History in a while, that was from the end of the 13th
century until about 1600. Think Machiavelli andLeonardo Da Vinci.
3. Stefan and Damon died trying to save Katherine from the church fire
Not even close. In fact, they killed each other, furious at one another over
Katherine’s suicide, which she staged in order to get the brothers to stop
hating each other.

2. Katherine is an evil, conniving bitch
In the books, she is blonde, sweet, and innocent. She falls in love with
both Stefan and Damon, and harbors a naïve dream that the three of them
can be happy together, forever. As if.
1. The Plot
At this point, the entire plot itself only bears a passing resemblance to
the books. There were no Tomb Vampires, no secret society of vampire
hunting townsfolk,

Ten Things The Show Got Right

10. Elena likes to mope in the cemetery by her parents’ grave
At least, she did in the first episode.
9. Elena keeps a diary
And in the show it came back to bite her, with Jeremy finding it and
discovering she’d been lying to him. In the books, it’s stolen by Caroline
who plans on using it to reveal Stefan’s secret to the town, but it’s
recovered at the last second by Damon.
8. Stefan only feeds from animals, and is weaker because of it
Damon often likes to gloat over his brother’s weakness of drinking
only animal blood, often tossing Stefan around to rub in his physical
superiority.
7. If you die with vamp blood in your system, you become a vampire
Though it happens with much less frequency in the books.
6. Vervain protects you from vampire influence
Matt and Stefan even go on a special road trip south to find
the plant, which Stefan does NOT cultivate in his basement.
5. Stefan’s Bedroom
An attic room in the local boarding house, the room has all the spirit of the
one in the books. Except, in the books, Stefan kept only a few things to
remind him of his past, not stacks upon stacks of journals.
4. Tyler’s a werewolf
Though he’s not the mayor’s son, simply a jerk. The werewolfism (shut
up, it’s totally a word) has been dormant in his family for generations,
and he has to kill an innocent to reawaken it and “reclaim” his family’s
birthright.
3. The Salvatore Brothers have special rings to protect them from the sun
Katherine had one too, but when she staged her death she left near a
pile of ashes in the garden, making it look like she’d done into the sun
without it. Stefan ends up with it, and later gives it to Elena. Classy.
2. Elena and Katherine look exactly alike
Though in the books, Stefan never knows why. He speculates that the two
women probably have a shared ancestor, but tells himself he doesn’t want
to know.
1. The Salvatore Brothers
Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder have done a spot-on job of nailing
Stefan and Damon’s personalities, from Stefan’s brooding, tortured
expressions to Damon’s arrogant attitude. They couldn’t be more perfect.
By Guest Contributor/Vampire Diaries Expert - Sarah Madsen

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Andre Obin - Front Runner



A very interesting little album here from Moodgadget. Andre Obin offers up the first track for free, but I highly recommend you check out the rest of this release. Industrial at times and progressive at others, it's an evolving soundscape. "According to Obin, the title comes from the idea that a front runner performs best when he or she pulls away from the pack. Elaborating, Obin explains the album as, "a nod to individuality and autonomy."" - Moodgadget

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The PeteBox - Lithium (Nirvana Cover)



                       

A very interesting interpretation of a classic for those of my generation. 

Here's some more of The PeteBox's tracks straight from his site, check it out!


                           

--p.a.t.t.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Plump DJ's - Grand Hotel - Dirty Super Car

Damn! What a great Monday! We got a treat for all you OMFG readers. How about some fresh new Plump DJs?

Plump DJs have just recently launched their newest label/brand for releasing tunes, called Grand Hotel and they were nice enough to hook us up with a remix of one of their latest releases!
Dirty Super Car - Get A Grip (Maximilian Remix) Right Click to download.
This track is Heavy/Smooth/Wobble/House/Whatevs, its good.
Also, be sure to check out Boomer that was recently released on Beatport.
I will be playing both of these tunes this Saturday at East Side Lounge for our OMFG Party Vol. 4 featuring Organic Variance as well as P.A.T.T. Thanks again PLUMP!
~Mark~

Thief nabs Drivin' N Cryin's gear -- HELP CATCH THIS GUY!

After their show Friday night in Macon, GA, the band Drivin' N Cryin' left their hotel to get a late night meal. When they returned, they found that their trailer full of $50,000 in musical gear had been stolen.  The low-life scumbag, Reginald Donta Ellis, has been pawning their equipment at Atlanta area pawn shops. KEEP A LOOK OUT! I know a lot of bands, and this is one of the worst things that could happen.

The trailer is a black 5' x 10' Quicksilver trailer and has band stickers on the back of it.  OH and guess what, we've got ID now. Anyone up for a man hunt?  Here's the piece of junk that is pawning the gear. You best bet I have his face burned in my memory.  The arrest warrants are out.

picture from Drivin' N Cryin's website



Their website states that any information as to his whereabouts or activities should be forwarded to the Atlanta Police Department (404) 614-6544, Chamblee Police Department (770) 986-5005 (case #10-02795) or the Bibb County Sheriff’s office in Macon (case #B10-35127)- (478)-746-9441.

Or contact the band's manager at kennethjgreen@gmail.com

I'll keep this updated. Hopefully they catch this scumbag.

******UPDATE 9/14/10*******

The perp has been seen at Cash America Pawn in Chamblee AND at Dirt Cheap Music in Smyrna trying to sell silver bass, telecaster and Marshall JCM900.

DNC bass player Tim Nielsen posted on the band's facebook page yesterday:

"Hey folks! Thanks for all the support. With all of the media attention, I doubt this perp is gonna try to sell anything else in the Atlanta area. We are going to start looking in other towns. Check craigslist , music stores that buy used gear and pawn shops in other cities; Charlotte, Chattanooga , Nashville , Charleston Birmingham ,Orlando, and so on. Thanks y'all. We love you!"


Here is a link to their facebook page where they've got pictures of all the stolen gear:


This thief WILL probably be going other places to pawn now, so even if you're not in Atlanta, you can help out.

~Mo.

Linkin Park - The Catalyst (King Fantastic Remix)



Probably one of my least favorite acts, made quite listenable by of my current favorite remix duos. 
Thx once again, to Hollyrock.

--p.a.t.t.

Is Taylor Swift Kanye's therapist?


Good article on NPR.org about Taylor's performance.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/09/13/129825153/taylor-swift-is-sure-kanye-west-can-get-to-heaven-despite-interrupting-her


"Ultimately, Swift and West demonstrated that while they may have come off as adversaries last year, they have a great deal in common. Primarily, they both suffer from a bizarre disorder where what is supposedly intended as a gesture of generosity toward someone else inevitably spins out into a celebration of self. For him, this meant complaining about the pain of being a guy who can't stop acting like a jerk, and for her, it meant blowing up a moment of probably intoxicated rudeness into a major moral failing, just so that she could dramatically offer absolution."

What'd you think?
~Steph Geezy~
Quoted source: NPR.org

Kanye West performs Runaway at 2010 VMAs

To be honest, ever since Kanye performed his song "Hey Mama" at the MTV Video Music Awards a couple of years ago, I have always looked forward to him performing on the show. I was especially excited for his 2010 VMA performance due to all the drama preceeding him. He took the stage after an amazing introduction by Aziz Ansari. Aziz explained to the audience that he had no idea what Kanye did last year to Taylor Swift, and when someone explained it to him, he proceeded to laugh hysterically and said "I don't understand why everyone is so mad, that sounds hilarious!" Here is the performance that followed, with Kanye manning an Akai, he played all the beats, samples, and melodies. "Let's have a toast for the douchebags."
Regardless of how you feel about him, the song and performance is great.
~Mark~

Sunday, September 12, 2010

OMFG - Miss Miley ButterFace?

So I finally checked out the new Miley Cyrus Video - 'Can't be Tamed' to see what all the hype was about. Now, maybe my opinion is a little biased since I am by no means a fan of hers...but come on lil girl, step it uP! Maybe it's the flapping of the wings the whole time....but I was really thinking Miley could pull off the sexy look a little better. I'm use to the break-out-sexy videos from Britney, Lindsey or Christina, but poor butterface...just doesn't have it. 
Bring me something a little more like this next time Miley:
OR even some good old fashioned Lohan:
Opinions totally welcome on this one. Leave some comments below.
S (steph_gossip grrrl)

The Sight Below - Burn Me Out From The Inside



"It's been a big year for Seattle's The Sight Below: a full-length record released in April (the critically acclaimed It All Falls Apart), a much-blogged-about cover tune (of Joy Division's "New Dawn Fades" with Tiny Vipers ' Jesy Fortino on guest vocals), a remix for School of Seven Bells, another album released in 2010 this week on Room 40 under his birth name, Rafael Anton Irisarri, titled The North Bend and now a handful of tour dates. This time, handpicked by Rough Trade's Pantha Du Prince." - Ghostly

09.17 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
09.18 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
09.20 Portland, OR @ Holocene*
09.21 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret*
09.23 Seattle, WA @ Decibel Festival (as Rafael Anton Irisarri) ^
* w/ Pantha Du Prince
^ Room 40 Label Showcase
--p.a.t.t.

OMFG - Mel Gibson Haters Club

Yes, it was only a matter of time before anti-Mel Gibson t-shirts were to appear. But, who knew other celebs would be the ones sportin' them! Kelly & Jack Osbourne were recently seen with the shirts on, which read: "You should just smile & blow me." 
BAUER-GRIFFIN.COM; Hellmuth Dominguez/PacificCoastNews.com
Be sure to check out Kelly as she joins the cast of Fashion Police on E!, which will begin airing weekly on Friday. With her new look & sassy attitude, she seems to be turning her life around pretty nicely.
Nevader/FilmMagic
S (steph_gossip grrrl)

OMF(ilm)G - Scream 4 Update

We brought it to you first in August 2009, that Wes Craven's Scream 4 was announced to be in the works.  Now, time for an update on the cast situation for you all. The list is as follows: 

David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts (Julia Robert's niece), Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Anna Paquin & Kristen Bell & a rumored appearance by Coco Arquette (Courteney Cox & David Arquette's daughter.) 
For more information, visit IMDB.com
S (steph_gossip grrrl)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

OMF(ood)G - SIMPLY DELICIOUS - Murphy's

SIMPLY DELICIOUS - Murphy's
Wow what a good lunch today!!! Four co-workers went to Murphy’s in the Virginia
Highland area and it was just scrumptious! First we had the calamari appetizer (yummy)
and I chose the crab cake entrée for my meal and OMG it was soooo good. Maybe
the best crab cakes I have ever had.
Stephanie had Caesar salad with chicken and the
chicken was 2 chicken breast that would melt in your mouth (I tasted some of it, couldn’t
resist). This was a large salad too. Chris and Stanka had the Mango Chicken Salad and
they loved every mouth full. Together we sounded like a commercial for Herbal Essence
with all the sound effects. If that were not enough we tried the banana crème pie that was
at least 4 inches high and their strawberry shortcake that was also a huge portion. We
were all stuffed when we left but very happy. Murphy’s has a huge wine selection and
hopefully I will be able to try some of them in the future. The staff was great! The only
problem I have is parking but just work around it because the food is worth it.

LBLIZZARD

Friday, September 10, 2010

OMFG - Beer Review Series - Founders Nemesis 2010



Once again, the Founders Nemesis came to Atlanta and is gone. If you are not on the up and up with your beer nerdness you may have missed the boat with this beer. Founders crafts a special, once a year, brew called the Nemesis, and it’s a one-off super limited if you don’t get it its gone kind of thing.

Last year was the first Nemesis, and it was an amazing Bourbon aged wheatwine that clocked in at throat burning 12% ABV. Everyone, with whom I shared this beer, loved it. It was sweet, smooth, maple, sticky, boozy, woody, sipping brew amazingness. I loved it so much one was cellared for a future tasting or just a perfect fall day with my family and friends. 

This year is another story. This year, Founders produced what seemed to be an even more limited brew of a completely different style as promised. It is a “Black” Barleywine, i.e. one of the booziest beers available. The “Black” is an American twist on the English Barleywine that highlights fruity, sweet and sometimes bittersweet, but always alcoholic characteristics. With the American version brewers add hops to balance and mask some of the overwhelming attributes of the style. 

The 2010 Nemesis is a superhero’s worst nightmare. This brew inflicts retribution or vengeance on the palette. At first glance the Nemesis is black and dense; when I held it to the light I noticed a dark reddish hue on the edge of my glass revealing the Nemesis’s true color. The head is a thick foam; russet in color that retreats quickly to the outer edges of the glass and dissipates, lacing the goblet with a round ring. 

I took a big whiff of this Juggernaut. Then, plotted my next move like Dr. Doom. Another mighty sniff revealed a perfume of hops, chocolate, floral, pineapple and booze. The nose was so amazing I knew this brew would surely offer frenzy of flavors in the first sip. 

Grabbing the goblet, with nearly Magneto like powers, I thrust the glass high into the air. The first sip was smooth; very similar to the nose but with subtle pine and citrus to compliment the malt and chocolate notes. Then the enormous hop bitterness was like venom to my mouth. It delightfully burned and spiked my tongue with a tingle of orange, citrus and pine followed closely by the onslaught of burn from the alcohol. 

Mouth feel is medium with a sticky back end, woody and acidic on the swallow. This 100 IBU 12% ABV brew does not disappoint but in large doses, like any super villain, could decimate all. I did finish all 12 ounces but realize afterwards that an 8 ounce pour would be plenty for this slow sipper. After finishing one glass I couldn’t help but think: this beer will age beautifully. 

The Nemesis is going to be hard to find in the city if at all. Your best bet to catch up with this elusive foe is to check out the Ratebeer app for iphone or android and make some calls to ensure you are not going out of your way to find empty shelves. Currently, I find the following stores did have this beer: Greens, HopCity, Bullocks, Jax and Tower. Additional work will be needed to verify that they still have it in stock. Next review is a reader’s choice. I want to do a bourbon barrel aged beer and I will let you decide. Submit your choice in the comments below and I will review the one with the largest votes in the upcoming week. These are the choices from my cellar: Founders - Backwoods Bastard 09, Founders - Kentucky Breakfast Stout 09, Founders - Nemesis 09, Allagash - Curieux, and Rogue - John John Dead guy ale in whiskey barrels.

Guest Contributor: Ryan

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Weezer - Memories

Weezer has released their latest single off the upcoming album HURLEY. It is due to come out September 14th on Epitaph Records. Yeah, Epitaph. The new video is like a 70's skate vid. Hope you dig. I kinda did, well, enough to post it anyway~!



~Mark~

Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You (MiM0SA Remix)


ATL, meet west coast dubstep


An incredibly sick, heavy dubstep re-imagining of a soul classic

<a href="http://mimosa.bandcamp.com/track/i-put-a-spell-on-you-mim0sa-remix">&quot;I Put A Spell On You&quot; (MiM0SA Remix) by MiMOSA</a>

Plus an extra freebie from MiM0SA

<a href="http://mimosa.bandcamp.com/track/breatheot-l-popmusik-mimosa-remix">Breathe&#8226;Télépopmusik (Mimosa Remix) by MiMOSA</a>

--p.a.t.t.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

HavocNdeeD - Vaguely Familiar Mix



1) Major Lazer ft. Mr. Lexx & Santigold - Hold The Line (HavocNdeeD RemiX ExclusivE DuB)
2) Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg - California Gurls (George Lenton Remix)
3) Rusko - Da Cali Anthem
4) Dr. Dre ft. Eminem - Remember Dre (DJ Defkline & Red Polo Dubstep Mix)
5) N.W.A. - DopemaN (HavocNdeeD RemiX)
6) Blackstreet ft. Dr. Dre - No Diggity (Aphrodite Remix)
7) Aphrodite - Rincing Quince (Slider Mix) / The Pharcyde - Passing Me By (acapella)
8) Tinie Tempah - Pass Out
9) Rihanna ft. Demarco - Rude Boy (Dancehall rmx)
10) Rihanna - Rude Boy (TC Remix)
11) DJ Die & Interface - Bright Lights (Rockers Mix)
12) Sub Focus - Rock It
13) Akira Kiteshi - Boom 'N' Pow
14) Drake - Forever (SPL Remix)
15) Redlight ft. Ms. Dynamite - What You Talking About!?
16) Benga - Stop Watching (HavocNdeeD Body Rock Edit)
17) Diplo & Lil' Jon - U Dont Like Me (South Rakkas Remix)
18) Trick Daddy - Let's Go / Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train (Hulk Remix ft. Twista)
19) Metallica - Seek & Destroy (Bassnectar Remix)
20) Benny Benassi - Satisfaction Remix (J.Rabbit Remix)
21) Swedish House Mafia - One (VIrus Syndicate-Bust The One Remix)
22) Magnetic Man ft. Angela Hunte - I Need Air
23) Flux Pavillion - Got 2 Know
24) Ludacris - How Low Can You Go (Sticky K Remix)
25) Geeneus ft. Ms. Dynamite - Get Low
26) Donaeo - I'm Fly
27) Redlight ft. Roses Gabor - Stupid
28) Benga - No Bras No Panties (HavocNdeeD Juke Edit)
29) Geoffrey Paris - Money & What (HavocNdeeD RemiX)
30) Xzibit - Hurt Locker (King Remix)
31) Drake - Over (Spinstyles Faster Remix)
32) Lloyd Banks - Beamer, Benz or Bently (Skeet Skeet Edit)
33) Keyshia Cole - Shoulda Let You Go (Rustle's Keesha Resmak)
34) Rusko - Hold On (Sub Focus Remix)
35) Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip - Sick Tonight (Doctor P Remix)
36) Cassie - Me & U (Kastle Remix)
37) Katy B ft. Benga - Katy On a Mission
38) Skream - I Love the Way

--p.a.t.t.

LC returning to TV!

"The only way I'd return to reality TV would be if it allowed me to decide when the cameras stop," she tells Us Weekly. An insider says in the new Us Weekly, out now, that Conrad is getting her very own reality show -- and that the networks have been fighting over it."

"In an exclusive interview with Us, Conrad (who wouldn't confirm the new series) says her third go-round would be miles away from the drama and back-stabbing of Laguna Beach and The Hills."

Quoted Source: US Weekly.
~Steph Geezy~

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Slow Roast Showcase

This one's gonna be a doozie, hold on tight.......
First off, WATCH THIS:

WOW.
That's DJ Craze and DJ Klever, both DMC CHAMPS, and Graveyard Tavern is bringing them alongside some SERIOUS heavy hitters as apart of The Slow Roast Showcase on Friday, Sept 17th.

The Atlanta date will have all the headliners plus 12th Planet and Rob Wonder!
Did you see 12th Planet last time he was here? No? Well then, you owe it to yourself to come out and see him rip it up again.... SERIOUSLY.
Excited yet????????? If you need more to convince you that this event will be gonzo, check out the special In-Store they have planned at WISH. (In-Store Info)
Graveyard Tavern: www.graveyardtavern.com

~MarK~

Mux Mool - Wax Rose Saturday EP + Fan Made Video



"There’s something in [Mux Mool's] scrappy, kitchen-sink construction and schizophrenic, grab-anything-that’s-around spirit that begs reinterpretation, recombining, remixing." - ghostly

ARTIST: Mux Mool
ALBUM TITLE: Wax Rose Saturday EP
LABEL: Ghostly International / Moodgadget Records
RELEASE DATE: August 31, 2010
1. Wax Rose Saturday (Remux Edit)
2. Valley Girls
3. Skulltaste (Free The Robots Remix)
4. Enceladus (Daso Remix)
5. Morning Strut (Shigeto Remix)
6. Wolf Tone Symphony (Paul White Remix)
7. Lady Linda (Devonwho Edit)
8. Hog Knuckles (Alex B Remix)
Also, a very special treat from fellow Mux Mool fan, Martin Thoburn:
"I recently made this Music Video as a template for Mux Mool’s live tour visuals.  This video and lots of other footage was projected during Mux Mool‘s live set first seen at the Ghostly AV Showcase in San Francisco last July.  To get a taste of how the live set looked check out this video at the San Fran Show." - Martin Thoburn
--p.a.t.t.

p.s. Mux Mool is also touring North America starting on the 18th (The same day as our next OMFG Dance party! Shhh!!), but I was reluctant to post the dates since he's NOT coming to ATLANTA!! But I figure there are plenty of Mux fans out there that just might want to know....

09.18 Detroit, MI @ We Like Music Festival
09.22 Seattle, WA @ Decibel Festival (Ghostly International Showcase)
10.14 Syracuse , NY @ Wescott Theater
10.15 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
10.16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theater
10.17 Columbus , OH @ Newport Music Hall
10.19 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
10.20 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10.21 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room
10.22 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
10.24 Flagstaff , AZ @ The Orpheum
10.27 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
10.28 Crystal Bay, NV @ The Crown Room
10.29 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10.30 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10.31 Seattle , WA @ Showbox at The Market
11.02 Missoula , MT @ The Top Hat
11.03 Bozeman, MT @ Filling Station
11.04 Salt lake City, UT @ The State Room
11.05 Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater
11.09 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
11.10 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11.11 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
11.12 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11.13 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
11.14 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
11.18 Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
11.19 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11.20 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11.21 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street

Monday, September 6, 2010

Pitch Twit - Fine Time feat. Emma Sargison


The latest offering from our buddy Pitch Twit. He's taken the next logical step and brought in a quality vocalist on this one.

A note from the desk of Pitch Twit: 
"All Sic Outfit releases so far are released under Creative Commons licenses and as such are free! Visit the Sic Outfit Sound Cloud 'free tracks' player to get the first six releases - there's no registration needed - just click on the small download arrows. If DJs want WAVs you can get those here."

--p.a.t.t.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rad Omen - Search Party & Destroy



I never tire of this video
RAD OMEN - "Rad Anthem" from Nicholaus Goossen on Vimeo.

And now the wait is finally over.... Rad Omen's full length album, for free download! You can listen to the entire album on the player below and then enter your email in the widget to get your free copy of the album. Or if ,like myself, you'd rather get your hands on something you can rock...
You can get yourself a full quality digital copy for $5 here, or order the CD from Amazon for $15 here.

                           


                       

--p.a.t.t.