July is my favorite month in Macon because that means its almost time for Bragg Jam. Bragg Jam means the best in music that you will hear in Macon. This year, Im excited about hearing DJ Muggs from Cypress Hills DJ set. I am also looking forward to Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. A couple of other bands I am excited about seeing are Eye Candy (featuring Shonna Tucker and John Neff of the Drive By Truckers) and Noot D Noot.
Of course, Im excited about seeing the Macon bands. Playing Bragg Jam always brings out the best performances from our local bands.
However, Bragg Jam isnt until July 28. How do you get over the musical hump until Bragg Jam day?
Here are two ways to get your fix.
One of our favorite local bands, Back City Woods, is working on a new album but they need some help. If you are like me and have been waiting patiently (read that as, annoying every member of BCW every time I see them), nows your chance to show how big of a BCW fan you are by pitching in on their Kickstarter program to help pay for the recording cost of the new album.
Depending on how much you give, you could end up with your name in the liner notes when the album is released. Go to Kickstarter.com and search for Back City Woods to find out more.
The Cox Capitol Theatre blew me away when they announced that they were going to be one of the theaters across the country showing Shut Up And Play The Hits on Wednesday.
Shut Up And Play The Hits made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival and it is part concert film and part documentary covering the final concert of the band LCD Soundsystem. The concert is spliced with interviews from front man James Murphy as well as others in and around the band.
What makes this so interesting is that LCD Soundsystem quit making music right as it seemed they were about to explode into national and worldwide acclaim. This movie will only show in theaters for one night, so this is your only chance to see it on a big screen.
Those two things should make July a bit more interesting until Bragg Jam gets here. If you still need more, get out and support our local artists!
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