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The Rock*A*Teens, Cabbagetown's Vibrantly Weird Rock Band, Is Back

Emblematic of Atlanta's eccentric '90s scene, hear the first single from The Rock*A*Teens first album in 18 years, Sixth House.
The Rock*A*Teens' Sixth House comes out June 29. Source: Brett Falcon

We weren't allowed to leave the church grounds without an adult. Sex workers on one corner, drugs on another, and a whole lot of freaks and outcasts somewhere between. A good 40-minute drive away from the comfort of the suburbs,, discarded needles on the nearby playground and punks in shredded leather jackets. In the '90s, unbeknownst to this sheltered, Sunday school-going boy, an from the dilapidated, dangerous, but cheap Cabbagetown neighborhood. 's Chan Marshall, , the Opal Foxx Quartet, The Jody Grind — artists with raw voices and stranger stories. It was like started several different bands.

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