It was 1991 when Atlanta’s Uncle Green released their final album before signing with Atlantic Records. What An Experiment His Head Was (DB Records) marked a maturation for the band and dropped them headfirst into more of a sixties sound. Singer/guitarist/songwriters Matt Brown and Jeff Jensen, along with Bill Decker on bass and piano and Pete McDade on drums have reunited before – last time was back in 2012 when they resurrected the long lost album Rycopa.
As with most Uncle Green releases, Experiment – produced by an up-and-coming Brendan O’Brien – made the critics swoon, but didn’t break any sales records. On this, it’s 25th anniversary, the band has decided to reconnect with its fans for a good old 90s rock show. To celebrate their ’91 release, the band will play Experiment in its entirety along with many other fan favorites, beginning with the excellent “I Always Knew You’d Come To Me” and ending with the…interesting “Jack-A-Drum” (don’t ask). Fans are going to party like the Soviet Union is still a thing.
Supporting acts The Preakness and Paul Melançon and the New Insecurities will easily justify your price of admission. The Preakness recently submitted the song “Write It Down” for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert contest. Melançon has released the new original single “Super Rocket X-1” and is considered by many to be Atlanta’s indie-pop master.
Mark your calendars and buy those tickets now at www.badearl.com.
The EARL / 488 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta / 8:30 / $15 advance / $18 day of show / non-smoking show