Friday, December 30, 2011

OMF(amous)G - Russell Brand Files for Divorce

Whelp, just in time for the new year, Russell Brand files for divorce from Katy Perry as TMZ just reported.
Apparently this split is coming as a "shock" to Katy Perry, although I don't see how since it's been in the news for weeks now that they have been having problems. The couple had been married for a little over a year. They seemed like such a good pair, but I guess they just didn't "mesh well".

Click here to see the TMZ post, they will update it as they gather more info on this breaking story:
Posted by: S (steph, your gossip grrrl)

OM(usic)FG - Wishing You A Happy New Years Eve!


OMFG, Zooey Deschanel, & Joseph Gordon-Levitt wish you a Happy New Years Eve tomorrow!
Enjoy the video, it's a great & cute tune to sing a long with this weekend. We hope you all have had a great 2011 and thank you for following & reading http://www.omfgatlanta.com/. We are looking forward to bringing you new posts in 2012 & would love to hear feedback from you guys on our content! Party hard this Sat night!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cheap Trick Atlanta Concert!

 
"Hello there ladies and gentlemen, Hello there ladies and gents! Are you ready to rock? Are you ready or not?"

Those were the opening words from Robin Zander. The show was at Buckhead Theatre 12/28/11 from 8-11pm. Cheap Trick played
from 9-10:30pm with all of the original members except for Daxx Nielsen who was filling in for Bun E. Carlos on drums.
 



 
The SetList:
Hello There 

California Man 

(The Move cover) 

Oh, Candy 

I Want You to Want Me 

She's Tight 

He's a Whore 

Downed 

On Top of the World 

Borderline 

Don't Be Cruel 

(Elvis Presley cover) 

The House is Rockin' 

Taxman, Mr. Thief 

Baby Loves To Rock 

Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End 

(The Beatles cover) 

Sick Man of Europe 

Surrender 
 
Encore: 

Gonna Raise Hell 

Dream Police 

Clock Strikes Ten 

Goodnight
 
Steph Geezy 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Death Kiss :: A New Years Eve Celebration @ Graveyard Tavern 12/31/11

So, you've gotten about a hundred event invites about the BEST MOST AMAZING END OF ALL PARTIES for New Years Eve. We know this, but we are here to tell you about the one you need to pay attention to. Graveyard Tavern is bringing you one of the worlds best DJ's: DJ KLEVER (no, really, he is a DMC Champ) alongside The Best DJ in Atlanta: Martina Mcfly (Creative Loafing Best of ATL) and staple party master: Prince Presto. The Basement is gonna be open, for your Rocking Pleasure with Gentleman Jessie & His Men.
So get ready, put your game face on, and come out to do some major damage, 2012 is on it's way!

STRIP DOWN COUNTDOWN + BALLOON DROP + FREE SHOT OF JACK HONEY COMPLEMENTS OF VALOR COALITION + 2 FLOORS FOR THE PRICE OF 1!

Get your presale, and avoid time at the door: http://www.ticketalternative.com/Events/17049.aspx

~MarK~

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Black Keys - El Camino

The Black Keys new album El Camino is good GREAT. Indie/Blues/Folk/Rock at its finest. This record took a few listens before I took to it, which is usually a good sign. It takes a little time to wrap your head around the overall feeling and theme to this record. From front to back, it's another fabulous addition to their library. The album really begins to shine halfway through, literally halfway through. Run Right Back packs a heavy punch, Sister is hauntingly smooth, and Stop Stop is full blown pop genius. My only issue with this release, is that I feel as if Lonely Boy is misplaced in the tracking, it is such a gem, and would fit amazingly as an album ender. (just my opinion). Go check it.



(physical copy pics after the jump!)

~MarK~

Sunday, December 18, 2011

She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas

It's Christmas, and we all know you wanna listen to some Christmas tunes, but you don't wanna seem cheesy or lame, so what do you do? Well, if you wanna get into the mood, but wanna keep your indie cred, look no further, put on the She & Him Christmas album. Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward keep the reverb on, and slow it down with 12 classic Christmas songs. Absolutely perfect for your Christmas party, or late night next to the fire with your sweetie. Either way, you can put it on, and watch your friends eyes light up when you tell them that it's Zooey. Album highlights include Silver Bells and Little Saint Nick.



iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-very-she-him-christmas/id467461972
Album Bundles: http://shop.sheandhim.com/products/a-very-she-him-christmas-cd-lp

~MarK~

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Toyota's Awesome Fun-Vii concept car


Have you ever wished your car could change to fit your mood? Wanted to tell that person who cut you off or is riding your tail EXACTLY how you feel? Well, Toyota's new concept car, the Fun-Vii, will allow you to do just that! You would be able to create custom graphics on the exterior AND the interior display and change them with a simple tap of an app.

Toyota envisions the car as a fully interactive car that is connected to the Internet and a mobile network of other vehicles. Besides just being an awesome and fun car, the the Fun-Vii will alert the driver to potential road hazards such as a car in the blind spot or cars ahead making emergency stops.

The car features would be controlled by a smartphone or tablet app, so changes could be made inside or outside of the car. Pretty neat, huh? Until you accidentally tweet naked pictures to your car's exterior....oh my.



~Mo.

Friday, December 16, 2011

OM(EEEAT)FG - Meat vending machines!

Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

If you're ever in Odenville, AL and craving some meat... from convenience store, Lil Mart has got you covered.  This meat vending machine is a pilot product from a new company called Smart Butcher.  They hope to start expanding to campground and state parks.  The machine accepts $1 bills, $5 bills, and credit/debit cards.  It offers a wide variety such as pork steaks, sirloin, ribeye, sausages, etc.

Want an 8 ounce cut of sirloin? That will only cost you $3.99! You are able to inspect the meat before paying.  Each neat meat is individually sealed and refrigerated so it's safe for dinner.  Who would have thought you could get some gas AND dinner at the gas station??

Cue video evidence:



~Mo.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

OM(usic)FG - The Killers Sing Christmas!


Las Vegas natives, The Killers, haven't had a studio album since 2008, they release a new single every year to support RED, the AIDS fighting charity. In 2008 they had a collaboration with Elton John & Neil Tennant (Pet Shop Boys) and in 2009 they made a Spanish influenced ditty with Wild Light & Mariachi El Bronx. This year's "The Cowboys' Christmas Ball" is an upbeat song (now avaialable on iTunes) that creates a vivid picture of cowboys and ranch hands partying at Christmas time. You can listen to an unofficial stream of the song here.

The past 6 years of benefit songs are available for download on iTunes. You'll get 6 songs for $5.99, and be supporting a great cause all at the same time. Also, look forward to a new album from these guys. They have been in the studio this year working on their fourth album.

~Mo.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

OM(usic)FG – Madonna set to play Super Bowl Halftime show

Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage


It’s not too hard to follow up the horrendous Black Eyed Peas' 2011 halftime show, but let’s hope Madonna’s still got the panache to carry out the performance. With a new tour and album on the horizon for 2012, Madonna will give us a sneak peek of some new material during the upcoming halftime show. It is speculated that she will perform the first new single “Give Me All Your Love” which features Nicki Minaj and MIA (who may perform with the pop diva!)

The Super Bowl will take place on February 5th in Indianapolis.

~Mo.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dwight Yoakam and Tyler Reeve at Wild Bill’s – 12/3/11

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT!  Legendary country musician Dwight Yoakam will be hitting the stage at Wild Bill’s in Duluth.  He has recorded over 21 albums, racked up over 30 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and has sold an impressive 25 million records.  His 1986 debut LP Guitars,  Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. launched his career, and he has been enjoying a incredible ride since then.
Country greats such as Johnny Cash and Chris Isaak have acknowledged Yoakam’s talent and creativity.  His song Honky Tonk Man was the first country song ever played on MTV.  Yoakam hasn’t always stuck solely to the “country music” genre and has covered many different songs from rock & roll, punk, and the blues.  In 2011, he recorded a duet with pop starlet Michelle Branch.  The song called Long Goodby” was available as a free download on Branch’s website.




Also appearing is Atlanta’s own Tyler Reeve.  He draws influence from the “good ‘ol country” such as Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr, and Waylon Jennings.   Reeve and his band always put on a full of energy, great show and will be a perfect combination with Yoakam.  Reeve’s toured with many national country acts like Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Jack Ingram, and Eli Young Band.    Go find him on Facebook and “LIKE” him!




Tyler Reeve plays from 9 - 10pm, and Dwight Yoakam goes on at 10:30.  Tickets are $30 general admission / $40 at door general admission or $60 per seat at a table of 4.  Wild Bill’s is a great venue, and you get your money’s worth in great performances.

~Mo.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Motley Crue to Perform 12 Las Vegas Shows In February 2012!


Looks like it's Sin City for the Sin'n boys of Rock and Roll!

"Mötley Crüe will become the first hard rock band to do a Las Vegas residency when they take over the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in February. Dubbed "Mötley Crüe in Sin City," the residency will include 12 shows between February 3rd and February 19th."

~Steph Geezy~

Thursday, December 1, 2011

OM(ovie)FG - Young Adult Sneak Peak

My friend was lucky enough to get a ticket to the screening of Charlize Theron's new movie.
Young Adult will be hitting theaters, Dec. 16th. Here's a peak:
Following her divorce, 37 year old Mavis Gary (Charlize) realized her life is not how she expected it to be. This hot-mess decides to go back to her small hometown in Minnesota to get her high school/college ex-boyfriend (Patrick Wilson) back even though he is now happily married with a kid.The awkwardness that comes from this sticky situation is almost painfully uncomfortable at times. That being said, the idea of returning to a time in your life when things seemed easier and perfect is definitely relatable. The movie tackles the drama that follows her decision to get back her ex in a very realistic way rather than a "there's-no-way-that-would-ever-happen-in-real-life" way which was a refreshing change of pace for me. So if you want a realistic drama with a couple of laughs thrown in, and don't mind awkward uncomfortableness then I would definitely suggest you see this movie...but wouldn't spend crazy movie theater prices for it.
The perfect setting to enjoy this movie is at home on the couch in your comfiest pjs.

Posted by: Allyce

Talib Kweli, Ahmed Soultan and others - "People Power"

                         Warner Records    &      http://www.yannicklecontestudio.com/


A great new project out of Africa has created a song to support the climate movement there. In the past 16 years, there has been no action from the United Nations climate talks, and the people are getting frustrated. Enter a group of musicians from throughout Africa and around the world created a “theme song.” The song was written to tell the truth about how the climate change is affecting Africa and also in the hope of inspiring more people to join in the cause and make the future better for everyone.

The song is called “People Power” feat Talib Kweli, Zap Mama, Angelique Kidjo, Ahmed Soultan, Zolani Mahola (From the group who did the world cup song Waka Waka with Shakira: Freshlyground ) and Jabulani Tsambo. You may recognize a few of these names: Talib Kweli has collaborated with many American rap/hip hop/R & B artists such as Kanye West, Common, Mary J. Blige, and Faith Evans. We also featured Ahmed Soultan in a Sept. 2009 (Ahmed Soultan - Taste of Music in Morocco) after I heard him on the radio while visiting Morocco.

While the song isn’t available in the US on iTunes, you can listen to a soundcloud version of it. **CLICK HERE**

Some of it IS in English, so don’t worry. It’s a great jam & hopefully draws a lot of attention to this cause.

~Mo.