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Harvey Milk debuted their new lineup (Kyle Spence returning on drums, Joe Preston added on guitar and vocal) in Athens before heading to SXSW. A new album, another vinyl reissue, and summer touring are to come.
Harvey Milk played a couple more shows in Georgia last fall (a third was thwarted by a minor car crash). This set featured their entire Special Wishesalbum, which gets my vote for Most Tragically Overlooked Album of 2006.
The legendary Henry Owings and his staff at Chunklet have just released “Anthem”, a 3.5 hour Harvey Milk live documentary (check out the trailer above), covering the band’s lifespan with tracks from several Athens/Atlanta venues. I’m proud to have a few tracks I recorded from the 2005 reunion shows included, and also grateful to have a chance to see more of what these guys are about, as I missed out on them in their heyday.
Screenings are scheduled for this week if you’re in Georgia, tomorrow (8/22) at the 40 Watt in Athens, and Wednesday (8/23) at The EARL in Atlanta. Go check it out with a full-on PA system, and pick up a copy (it has fantastic packaging and a bonus 3″ CD with 4 live tracks never recorded in a studio). If you can’t make it, head over to Chunklet and BUY IT NOW (there’s also a collector’s edition). This is the hard sell folks, ’cause I’m excited about this release.
Today we have a recording from those reunion shows last year, to prime you for the DVD as well as a handful of upcoming shows in October.