One of the more popular and promising bands from Atlanta during the mid-80s through the mid-90s was Uncle Green. Formed in New Jersey as a quintet, the thoughtful, heart-on-sleeve power-pop group pared down to a quartet soon after relocating to Atlanta, and recorded six critically-acclaimed albums, including two for Atlanta indie DB Records, one for Atlantic Records and a final one, Vulture, for producer Brendan O’Brien’s short-lived Sony-distributed label 57 Records following their ill-advised name change to 3 lb. Thrill.
They have played a handful of reunion shows in Atlanta since splitting up in the late ‘90s, the most recent coming in 2011 at Smith’s Olde Bar celebrating the belated release of Vulture’s planned follow-up, Rycopa, along with a disc of outtakes titled Scrapple.
Now they’re assembling once more for a one-off show at The EARL on Saturday, April 2nd, to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of their fourth album (and fan favorite), What An Experiment His Head Was. They’ll be playing the album start to finish, along with many of their other songs. Atlanta bands The Preakness and Paul Melancon & the New Insecurities will open the non-smoking, 9 p.m. show.