Black Lips, Deerhunter to Appear in New ATL Doc; Lohan to Collaborate with Fiddy?
Plus news on My Morning Jacket and Dean and Britta.
Black Lips’ silver screen career is on a roll; the southern garage rockers, along with local notables like Deerhunter, Mastodon, and King Khan & BBQ Show, will appear in We Fun: Atlanta, GA.: Inside/Out,a forthcoming film documenting the city’s blossoming music scene. Thenew documentary is directed by Bill Cody, who helmed predecessor Athens, GA.: Inside/Out,a film which chronicled the college town’s mid-1980s music scene.Historian/documentarian Chris Dortch II and producer Matt Robinson alsojoin the fresh effort, which is currently under production and willpush forward tomorrow (Nov. 30) by filming the Deerhunter/Black Lipsgig at ATL venue Variety Playhouse. [Via Pitchfork]
Though a tentative release date has yet been announced, the film’s MySpace page currently has numerous clips available to view.
Lohan to Collaborate with Fiddy?
Possibly to one-up fellow Hollywood starlet Ashlee Simpson’s speculated collaboration with the Cure’s Robert Smith, Lindsay Lohan is currently in talks and may join forces with none other than shot-nine-times rapper 50 Cent. According to an interview the actress-cum-singer’s father Michael Lohan gave to Life & Stylemagazine, Ms. Lohan may be hitting the studio alongside Fiddy torelaunch her musical career. “They’re talking about working together.Nothing’s firm yet, but they’re in talks,” he said. “They’ve actuallyknown each other for a while, just from being in the business togetherand crossing paths at events.” [Via NME.com]
MMJ Sell Live ‘Oregon Trail’ Pics for Charity
Andthe holiday spirit keeps on comin’; In an effort to aid Sweet Home NewOrleans, a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing the BigEasy’s music and cultural communities, Dylan-lovin’ outfit My Morning Jacketwill donate all proceeds from the sale of a collection of picturestaken during the “Oregon Trail”-themed concert at San Francisco’sFillmore last New Year’s Eve. The pictures, collected on a disc titled 2006-2007 New Year’s Skit Picture Disc Skit, offers color shots of Jim James and crew donning their western wear for your rock’n’roll and pioneering pleasure. [Via NME.com]
Dean and Britta Plot Co-Headlining Tour with Keren Ann
Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, known simply as Dean and Britta, have unveiled a co-headlining tour alongside New York-based songsmith Keren Ann. Supporting their 2007 Tony Visconti-produced set Back Numbers, Dean and Britta — who also contributed musically to Noah Baumbach’s new film Margot at the Wedding– will kick off the 16-date outing Feb. 7 in Boston. From there, thetwo acts will head west, stopping through Chicago and Minneapolisbefore rolling down the coast, hitting Seattle, Portland, SanFrancisco, and Los Angeles along the way. A stroll through America’ssouthern regions will follow, and Dean and Britta and Keren Ann willwrap the jaunt with a string of gigs across the Eastern Seaboard.
Dean and Britta/Keren Ann tour dates:
2/7, Boston, MA (Museum of Fine Arts)
2/10, Chicago, IL (Lakeshore Theatre)
2/11, Minneapolis, MN (Cedar Cultural Center)
2/15, Seattle, WA (Triple Door)
2/16, Portland, OR (Aladdin)
2/18, San Francisco, CA (Yoshi’s)
2/19, Los Angeles, CA (El Rey)
2/20, Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
2/22, Marfa, TX (Ballroom Marfa)
2/23, Austin, TX (Cactus Cafe)
2/25, Atlanta, GA (Eddie’s Attic)
2/26, Carrboro, NC (Cat’s Cradle)
2/27, Washington, DC (Black Cat)
2/28, Philadelphia, PA (Johnny Brenda’s)
2/29, Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
3/1, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)