What we all knew is now official - July 2016 was the hottest month ever recorded in the history of recording hottest months. So far, August hasn't been much cooler.
It's also been one of the driest, at least as far as shows go. I haven't heard live music since Swans' July 22 show at Terminal West (although part of the ringing still in my ears is continuing to hear them now).
As hard as it is to believe today, there's just a little over a month from the autumnal equinox. We're two weeks out from football season starting again. Ten weeks to Halloween, twelve to the end of this insufferable Presidential election season.
But my point is this - after a drought of biblical proportions, live music will soon be returning to the ATL. As you can see from the Upcoming Shows gadget over to the right, September will bring an insane amount of good music to town, starting with Car Seat Headrest at Terminal West on Thursday, September 8.
The next evening, Angel Olsen plays Terminal West and the night after that, Saturday, Quilt and Mutual Benefit will be at The Earl.
On Sunday, September 11, Joanna Newsom plays The Buckhead Theater and on Monday, September 12, The Album Leaf will be at Terminal West.
And that five-show/five-night run isn't even all of it for September. On Wednesday, September 21, Okkervil River and Landlady will take the Terminal West stage, and to close the month, Portland's Ages & Ages will be at Vinyl on September 30.
I'm not likely to make all of the shows (work, travel, old age, etc.), but there's not one show in that list that I want to miss.