The Burn to Shine full-length concert video series was started in 2004 by producer Brendan Canty (drummer of the Washington, DC band Fugazi) and director Christoph Green with the concept of filming a roving series of various bands playing specially arranged shows inside houses that were designated for demolition in their hometowns. Each DVD focused on a specific city, beginning with Washington, DC; further installments spotlighted the indie rock scenes of Chicago, Portland, Louisville and Seattle, with participating acts including Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Eddie Vedder and Minus the Bear.
An edition featuring a roundup of Atlanta bands was filmed at a now-bulldozed house on Moreland Ave. in 2007, but has gone unreleased – until now. Featuring performances by Mastodon, The Coathangers, The Black Lips, Shannon Wright, The Selmanaires, Deerhunter, Snowden, All Night Drug Prowling Wolves, The Liverhearts, The Carbonas, Delia Gartrell and the late R&B singer The Mighty Hannibal, Burn to Shine 6: Atlanta will premiere on April 9th at The EARL in Atlanta.
The screening will be accompanied by performances from Algiers (whose member Lee Tesche, a former Atlantan, curated the Atlanta Burn to Shine lineup) and Moon Diagrams (featuring Moses Archuleta of Deerhunter). The filmmakers and Algiers will then take the film (the final installment in the Burn to Shine series) up the East Coast for screenings in Washington, DC on April 12th and New York City on April 13th.