Loading...
 

ATLANTA MUSIC NEWS: The Rock*A*Teens are tuning up

The group is rolling out new songs and recording a new album

RockATeens
Photo credit: Courtesy Merge Records
GO TELL EVERYBODY: The Rock*A*Teens have a new album in the works.

If you didn’t catch the Rock*A*Teens’ heroic doubleheader last Saturday night at Buteco Coffee & Bar, there’s no need to fret. The group returns for another two sets on Saturday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m. Last week, the group tore through two rounds of short greatest hits, with five new songs sprinkled throughout the evening. No new song titles are available yet, but there is much activity in the works. “The new songs have placeholder titles, which is what we do until Chris [Lopez] finishes the lyrics,” says the group’s bass player Will Joiner.

The Rock*A*Teens have, however, begun recording a new album with producers/engineers Rafael Pereira and Tim Delaney, and are using these Buteco shows to tune up and work out the kinks on a batch of new songs before their set at the Merge Records 30th-anniversary summer festival. MRG30 takes place July 24–27 at various venues in Durham, Carbarro, and Chapel Hill.

On Wed., July 24, the Rock*A*Teens share the stage with Escape-ism for the MRG30 opening night after party at the Motorco Music Hall.

Closer to home, the Rock*A*Teens play the Earl on Sat., Aug. 6, with All the Saints.



More By This Writer

Article

Monday July 22, 2019 03:22 pm EDT
Dillon and the clawed one tell all in a CL exclusive interview | more...

Article

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:10 am EDT
Sister Sai gives her regards to Broad Street, Mammal Gallery makes moves at the Met, and more local music happenings  | more...

Article

Friday July 19, 2019 09:48 am EDT
Irrelevant Music Fest, Walken Tall, Peachfest, and more | more...

Article

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:13 am EDT
Mother Kitchen+Bar honors the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing | more...

Article

Tuesday July 16, 2019 03:51 pm EDT
Atlanta’s premier Latinx music and arts festival brings a day-long block party and an evening of live performances to the Masquerade | more...
Search for more by Chad Radford