This Week in Metal: Akimbo On That Nirvana Tribute, And Other Local Heavies

Mastodon gets into the soundtrack business.

Some dumbo druggie steals Russian Circles' guitarist Mike Sullivan's rare Gibson Les Paul.

Fun Fun Fun Fest kicks off this weekend in Austin; I weep silently to myself that I'm not there.

Lastly, local hardcore/metal stalwarts Akimbo have signed on for a Nirvana tribute CD project via New York label Hardcore Is Dead. I chatted with drummer Nat Damm mere moments ago, and this is what he had to say: "They're doing 3 split EPs with two Nirvana songs from each band. We're planning on going into the studio after the new year. We havent decided on what songs we're gonna do." I vote for "Breed". Or perhaps "Dive"....

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