The Olivia Tremor Control “Love Athena”
it’s a very sad day in Athens, GA with news that Olivia Tremor Control/Elephant Six founding member Bill Doss has died. Bill was a really nice guy. i was lucky to have met him when he recorded my band The Agenda’s first ever 7 inch in his basement studio back in 2002. he was a funny and charming dude who wrote really great pop songs and is one of the most important musicians in Athens proud musical history. RIP, Bill.
tonight is the record release for my favorite Athens band, Vincas. they play a psychobilly garage boogie blend of punk with obvious influences like Suicide, The Scientists, The Gun Club, Scratch Acid, The Damned, Monorchid….basically all the art damaged rock n roll that i love more than anything. if you like sleazy noisy dirty rock music then i recommend going to their bandcamp and listening to/ordering Blood Bleeds.
if you are in Athens, GA then you need to bring your ass down to the Caledonia tonight for Vincas and their power pop Atlanta brothers, Gentlemen Jesse & His Men. it’ll be a night of rock n roll goodness.
Athens Friends, I Wanna see you at the 40 Watt next Monday for HALLOWEEN 1977
The Ramones (members of Maserati, Savagist, American Cheeseburger, The Agenda!)
Modern Lovers (members of Twin Tigers)
Suicide (members of Entertainment)
The Misfits (Atlanta rockers Turf War)
5 bucks. dance party afterwards.
Elf Power “I Walked With a Zombie” (Roky Erickson cover)
hey Athens friends…or people who feel like coming to Athens, this Halloween at the 40 Watt is gonna be a 70s punk themed party.
scheduled lineup of cover bands:
Iggy & The Stooges
The Ramones (i will be your Joey Ramone for the evening)
should be a lot of fun.
Bambara “Running Up That Hill” (Kate Bush cover)
one of my favorite newer bands, Bambara, formerly of Athens and now calling NYC home. they come from the louder is always better school of rock. heavily shoegaze influenced with a healthy dose of the Pixies thrown in for good measure. download their cover of Kate Bush’s classic.
ATTENTION Tumblr friends. my buddies Grape Soda are doing a quick tour this summer. if they are coming to your town then check them out. organ and drum based psych pop. kinda like if Quasi was stoned all the time and listened to nothing but the Soul Jazz Studio One comps. plus Ryan runs Kindercore Records and he loves it when people come to shows and give him their demo tapes.
GRAPE SODA IS GOING ON TOUR STARTING THIS WEEKEND! TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO COME SEE US IF WE PLAY THEIR TOWN! WE LOVE YOU!
Friday August 19 - Athens GA
Farm 255 - 255 W. Washington St
Sunday August 21 - Greensboro NC
The Blind Tiger - 1819 Spring Garden St
Monday August 22 - Washington DC
The Black Cat - 1811 14th St NW
Wednesday August 24 - Baltimore MD
The Windup Space - 12 West North Avenue
Thursday August 25 - Brooklyn, NY
Youth Group Gallery - 407 Johnson Ave
Friday August 26 - Brooklyn, NY
The Shop - 290 Metropolitan Ave Between Roebling and Driggs
Saturday August 27 - Looking for a show in Virginia
Sunday August 28 - Charlotte, NC
R.I.P. American Cheeseburger
zombie invasion of the final American Cheeseburger show last night.