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AthFest 2012 Master Schedule Wednesday, June 20

Friday, June 22

• 7:30 p.m. Film: Monterey Pop (Ciné) Tickets: $5 or FREE with AthFest wristband. See p. 25. • 7:30 p.m. Third Annual LaughFest Comedy Showcase (Georgia Theatre) featuring stand-up by Nikki Glaser, Chris Patton, Caleb Synan, Mike Kaiser, Tanner Inman, Paul Gallois and Gilbert Lawland. Tickets: $10 or $7 with AthFest wristband. See p. 14. • 9:30 p.m. Film: A Fighting Chance (Ciné) Tickets: $5 or FREE with AthFest wristband. See p. 24.

• 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Artists’ Market (Hull & Washington St. Stage Area) FREE. See p. 17. • 6:15 p.m. Film: Songs (Ciné) Tickets: $5 or FREE w/ AthFest wristband. See p. 25. • 7:30 p.m. Film: Athens Burning (Ciné) Tickets: $5 or FREE w/AthFest wristband. See p. 25. • 9:45 p.m. Film: Marley (Ciné) Tickets: $9 or $5 with AthFest wristband. See p. 24.

Thursday, June 21 • 7:30 p.m. Film: VHS Local Videographer’s Hella-Big Show (Ciné) Tickets: $5, or FREE with AthFest wristband. See p. 24. • 8:00 p.m. 2012 Flagpole Athens Music Awards Show (Morton Theatre) Doors at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 with AthFest wristband; $8 advance, $10 door without wristband. See p. 15. • 10:30 p.m. AthFest Kickoff Party Hosted by New West Records and Team Clermont (40 Watt) White Violet, Buxton, Ponderosa and a dance party with Immuzikation. Tickets: $3 or FREE with AthFest wristband or Flagpole Athens Music Awards ticket stub. (18 & up)

AthFest Pulaski St. Stage (All Ages) 5:00 p.m. The Darnell Boys 6:15 p.m. The Corduroy Road 7:30 p.m. Atlas Sound 9:00 p.m. Reptar AthFest Hull St. Stage (All Ages) 5:45 p.m. Efren 7:00 p.m. New Madrid 8:30 p.m. Yip Deceiver The Bad Manor (18 & up) 10:00 p.m. Funk You 11:00 p.m. The Suex Effect 12:00 a.m. Dank Sinatra 1:00 a.m. Stokeswood Caledonia Lounge (18 & up) 9:00 p.m. Guzik 10:00 p.m. Utah 11:00 p.m. Lazer/Wulf 12:00 a.m. Hot Breath 1:00 a.m. Savagist

Georgia Theatre (18 & up) 9:00 p.m. Tealvox (rooftop) 10:00 p.m. Blue Blood 11:00 p.m. Tumbleweed Stampede 12:00 a.m. The Interns 1:00 a.m. Woodfangs The Globe (21 & up) Cowboy Angel Music Night 9:00 p.m. Justin Evans & Friends 10:00 p.m. Little Country Giants 11:00 p.m. Adam Klein & The Wild Fires 12:00 a.m. Lassine Kouyate Go Bar (21 & up) 9:00 p.m. The Orkids 10:00 p.m. The Gold Party 11:00 p.m. (Nothing But) Covers 12:00 a.m. Thick Paint 1:00 a.m. DJ Twin Powers Little Kings Shuffle Club (21 & up) 10:00 p.m. Dave Marr & Friends 11:00 p.m. Paul McHugh 11:30 p.m. Holly Belle 12:00 a.m. Slaw and Order 1:00 a.m. Vespolina Melting Point (All Ages) 9:00 p.m. Kick The Robot 10:00 p.m. The Shut-Ups 11:00 p.m. The Producers

New Earth Music Hall (18 & up) 10:00 p.m. Young Benjamin 10:30 p.m. powerkompany 11:00 p.m. Dare Dukes 11:30 p.m. The Viking Progress 12:00 a.m. Electophoria 12:30 a.m. pacificUV

Saturday, June 23 • 12:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Artists’ Market (Hull & Washington St. Stage Area) FREE. See p. 17. • 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. KidsFest (Washington & Lumpkin St., under KidsFest tents) FREE. See p. 23. • 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Rock Star Photo Booth for kids with DJ Mahogany (Flicker Theatre) FREE. See p. 19. • 5:30 p.m. Film: VHS Local Videographer’s Hella-Big Show (Ciné) Tickets: $5 or FREE with AthFest wristband. See p. 24. • 9:45 p.m. Film: Marley (Ciné) Tickets: $9 or $5 with AthFest wristband. See p. 24. AthFest Pulaski St. Stage (All Ages) 12:00 p.m. Laughing Pizza 1:30 p.m. Emily Hearn 2:45 p.m. Lowdive & Showtime with special guest Darius Weems 4:00 p.m. Packway Handle Band 5:15 p.m. Radiolucent 6:30 p.m. Ruby Kendrick 7:45 p.m. Elf Power 9:00 p.m. The Glands 10:00 p.m. DJ Z-Dog (Beer Tent)

Ciné (All Ages) 10:00 p.m. Antlered Auntlord 10:45 p.m. Reptarz II 11:30 p.m. Tunabunny 12:15 a.m. Cars Can Be Blue 1:00 a.m. Eureka California

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Farm 255 (21 & up) 11:00 p.m. The Barlettas 11:45 p.m. Thayer Sarrano 12:30 a.m. Adron 1:15 a.m. The HEAP

AthFest is striving to “green” the gig by reducing its environmental footprint. This year the festival has partnered with Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division and will supply Waste Reduction Stations collecting all recyclables and compostables. Last year ACC Recycling diverted approximately 1,320 lbs. of bottles and cans and 700 lbs. of cardboard from the landfill. This year, we hope to capture ALL recyclables and compostables. All food scraps, biodegradable cups, plates and napkins will be collected along with cardboard, paper and plastics #1 and #2. To

Flicker Theatre (21 & up) 10:00 p.m. Yo Soybean 11:00 p.m. Sam Sniper 12:00 a.m. Vestibules 1:00 a.m. Timmy Tumble

AthFest’s Mission AthFest, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to educate and engage people via music and arts to enhance the success of local musicians and artists, as well as the success of Athens as a community.


40 Watt Club (18 & up) BMI Presents 10:00 p.m. Quiet Hounds 11:00 p.m. Twin Tigers 12:00 a.m. Lera Lynn 1:00 a.m. Modern Skirts

reduce the amount of landfillbound materials, we are working with vendors to provide only recyclable and compostable containers and utensils. The AthFest Beer Gardens will feature recyclable cups sponsored by Leon Farmer and Company. Be on the lookout for the Waste Reduction Stations located throughout downtown, making recycling and composting easy and accessible. This year AthFest also upgraded power sources near the festival in order to eliminate the need for diesel-powered generators. This will reduce both noise and air pollution on the festival site.

AthFest Hull St. Stage (All Ages) 1:00 p.m. The Greys 2:15 p.m. The Breaks 3:30 p.m. Free Tomorrow 4:45 p.m. Josh Perkins Experiment 6:00 p.m. Seven Handle Circus 7:15 p.m. The District Attorneys 8:30 p.m. Five Eight KidsFest Stage (All Ages) p. 23 1:15 p.m. AthFest Educates: Barrow Elementary School “Drum Corp” 1:45 p.m. Dancefx 2:00 p.m. Athfest Educates: Shannon Sausser with dance instructor Genie Wiggins 2:45 p.m. Dancefx 3:00 p.m. AthFest Educates: UGA string project 3:30 p.m. Dancefx and Open Mic 4:00 p.m. T. Rumble and the Kidz 4:50 p.m. Barnett Shoals Show Stoppers Step Team and the Barnett Shoals Hip-Hop Team 5:30 p.m. Heidi Hensley and the Googly Schmoogly Band 6:00 p.m. yogaSprouts Caledonia Lounge (18 & up) 9:00 p.m. Bambara 10:00 p.m. Life Coach 11:00 p.m. Tater Zandra 12:00 a.m. Manray 1:00 a.m. Bit Brigade Ciné (All Ages) 10:00 p.m. Crow’s Feet 10:45 p.m. Nutritional Peace 11:30 p.m. Montgomery White 12:15 a.m. Sea of Dogs 1:00 a.m. Grape Soda

Farm 255 (21 & up) 11:00 p.m. bubbly mommy gun 11:45 p.m. The Dream Scene 12:30 a.m. “The Modern Lovers” 1:15 a.m. “Prince” Flicker Theatre (21 & up) 10:00 p.m. Kill Kill Buffalo 11:00 p.m. Boycycle 12:00 a.m. Helen Scott 1:00 a.m. Cannery Row 40 Watt Club (18 & up) Athens Provisions Presents 10:00 p.m. Velocirapture 10:45 p.m. White Violet 11:30 p.m. Velveteen Pink 12:30 a.m. Grass Giraffes Georgia Theatre (18 & up) 10:00 p.m. New Sound of Numbers 11:00 p.m. Abandon The Earth Mission 12:00 a.m. The B-53s 1:00 a.m. Supercluster The Globe (21 & up) 9:00 p.m. Dodd Ferrelle 10:00 p.m. The Hobohemians 11:00 p.m. Kenney Blackmon String Band 12:00 a.m. The Welfare Liners Go Bar (21 & up) 9:00 p.m. Monahan 10:00 p.m. The Rodney Kings 11:00 p.m. Glupist 12:00 a.m. Los Meesfits 1:00 a.m. DJ Mahogany Little Kings Shuffle Club (21 & up) 10:00 p.m. Mad Axes 11:00 p.m. Incendiaries

GENERAL INFO INFORMATION: Visit the Hull/Washington Street Information Tent or ask someone in an AthFest staff t-shirt for assistance. Go to, email or call 706-548-1973. There is an AthFest iPhone application as well. Download it for free for access to schedules, band bios and more! RESTROOMS: Portable public restroom facilities are available on both the 100 and 200 blocks of West Washington Street spread throughout the festival. MERCHANDISE: AthFest t-shirts, CDs and other items are available at the merchandise booth in the AthFest outdoor area. POLICE: An Athens-Clarke County Police Substation is located at 133 E. Washington St. (one block east of the AthFest Lumpkin Street Stage area). 706-613-3343. SMOKING: Smoking is prohibited inside of all enclosed public places in Athens-Clarke County 24/7, including bars, venues and restaurants. While smoking is permitted outdoors and under the AthFest beer tents, please dispose of your cigarette butts properly. ALCOHOL: Open alcoholic beverages are not allowed outside of the designated areas in the AthFest Beer Gardens located near the Outdoor Stages or outside of

12:00 a.m. Betsy Franck & The Bareknuckle Band 1:00 a.m. Big C & The Velvet Delta Melting Point (All Ages) 9:00 p.m. Ken Will Morton 10:00 p.m. Charlie Garrett Band 11:00 p.m. Randall Bramblett Band New Earth Music Hall (18 & up) 4:00 p.m.–2 a.m. Wired 2012 Dance Festival. See full schedule on p. 21.

Sunday, June 24 • 12:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Artists Market (Hull & Washington St. Stage Area) FREE. See p. 17. • 12:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. KidsFest (Washington & Lumpkin St., under KidsFest tents) FREE. See p. 23. • 4:15 p.m. Film: Monterey Pop (Ciné) Tickets: $5 or FREE with AthFest wristband. See p. 25. • 6:15 p.m. Film: Songs (Ciné) Tickets: $5 or FREE with AthFest wristband. See p. 25. • 7:30 p.m. Film: Athens Burning (Ciné) Tickets: $5 or FREE w/ AthFest wristband. See p. 24.

2:45 p.m. Betsy Kingston & The Crowns 4:00 p.m. Matt Joiner Band 5:15 p.m. Eddie & The Public Speakers 6:30 p.m. Kite to the Moon KidsFest Stage (All Ages) p. 23. 1:00 p.m. Like Totally! 2:00 p.m. Cedar Shoals Chicken Wing Theatre and Open Mic 2:20 p.m. Sean VanMeter with special guest Death of the Peanut King 3:15 p.m. Nuçi’s Space’s Camp Amped Band 4:00 p.m. Cedar Shoals Chicken Wing Theatre 4:30 p.m. Athens-Clarke County Library 5:00 p.m. Keith and Vern (Magician/Ventriloquist) 5:45 p.m. ZUMBATOMIC 6:00 p.m. yogaSprouts

AthFest Pulaski St. Stage (All Ages) 12:30 p.m. Jazzchronic 2:00 p.m. Saint Francis 3:15 p.m. Bloodkin 4:30 p.m. Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition 5:45 p.m. Ike Stubblefield 7:00 p.m. Yacht Rock Revue AthFest Hull St. Stage (All ages) 1:30 p.m. The Woodgrains

serving establishments, except in their roped-off “sidewalk café” areas. Please note that the ACC Police have set up DUI road blocks in the past, targeting AthFest attendees. FIRST AID: If you need first aid or emergency assistance, there will be first aid kits at all three stages (Pulaski, Hull and KidsFest). PETS: Pets are discouraged from attending AthFest due to the crowds, children, hot surfaces and lack of suitable areas for them. If you bring a pet, please dispose of its waste properly. All pets must be leashed. PARKING: Municipal Parking is available in four downtown parking decks (entrances on College Ave., Hancock Ave. Washington St., and beside the Classic Center on Thomas St.) and at street-side metered parking. Times for fee collections and fees vary. Meters are free on Sundays. Prestige Parking operates private lots close to the stages, artists and vendors. Daily parking: $5. Check the Prestige Parking website at www. RECYCLING/COMPOSTING: AthFest encourages you to recycle and compost as many items as possible. ACC Recycling Division has recycling/composting tents by both AthFest Beer Gardens and has placed recycling and compost containers throughout the AthFest Outdoor Stage Area.

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WRISTBAND INFO Wristbands provide free access to all venues participating in the Club Crawl on Friday and Saturday nights. (Subject to age and capacity restrictions.) Wristbands also include discounted admission to the Wired Dance Music Festival, LaughFest Comedy Showcase, the 2012 Flagpole Athens Music Awards Show, Sprockets Film Festival and Ciné AthFest films. Wristbands are not required for activities in the AthFest Outdoor Stages area. Wristbands are $20 in advance through Thursday, June 21 and $20 on Friday and Saturday and at club entrances. Wristbands are available online through the AthFest website ( or in person at the Athens Welcome Center (280 E. Dougherty St.), Ciné (234 W. Hancock Ave.), Low Yo Yo Stuff (261 W. Washington St.) and Wuxtry Records (197 E. Clayton St.). Wristbands are on sale during AthFest at the Flagpole Athens Music Awards on Thursday, June 21, at the AthFest merchandise booth near the Hull/Washington Street intersection and at participating Club Crawl venues. Please note that wristbands do not guarantee that you will be able to go into a show if the venue has already reached its legal capacity.


AthFest 2012 Performer Listings Thursday 21 Buxton Well crafted indie-folk from Houston featuring clever, perceptive lyrics and rich melodies. (11:30 p.m., 40 Watt Club) Flagpole Athens Music Awards Honoring the best and brightest musical talent in town, the Flagpole Awards offers a night of accolades and entertainment. This year’s show features live performances by Motown legend Ike Stubblefield, of Montreal violinist Kishi Bashi, singer-songwriter nominee The Viking Progress, hotly tipped up-and-comers Grass Giraffes, Appalachian jazz duo Cicada Rhythm, kid-friendly rock band Like Totally! and many surprise presenters and special guests! (8 p.m., Morton Theatre) Immuzikation Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro, Top 40 pop hits and rock. Playing sets throughout the evening, before, after and between bands. (10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., 40 Watt Club) Ponderosa Quartet fronted by Kalen Nash (ex-Gabriel Young) blasts through fiery classic rock, working some pedal steel into the mix and drawing heavily from blues-influenced Texas rock. (12:30 a.m., 40 Watt Club) White Violet Longtime singersongwriter Nate Nelson’s solid band features the same sweet, heartfelt indie-pop melodies for which he is known. (10:30 p.m., 40 Watt Club)

Friday 22 Adam Klein & the Wild Fires Local band playing a rustic blend of country, folk and Americana. (11 p.m., The Globe) Adron Adrienne McCann from Atlanta wraps her voice in warbles and sighs around late-’60s Brazilian Tropicalia and charming satire. (12:30 a.m., Farm 255)


Antlered Auntlord Fuzz-pop guitar/drums duo featuring local producer and songwriter Jesse Stinnard. (10 p.m., Ciné) Atlas Sound For more information on tonight’s outdoor headlining act, see p. 5 (7:30 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) The Barlettas Feel-good threepart harmonies with heavy guitar and a Beatles-esque pop sensibility. (11 p.m., Farm 255) Blue Blood The brand new recording project led by Hunter Morris (Gift Horse) makes its live debut! The live band also includes Bain Mattox on bass, Jeremy Wheatley on drums, Nick Robbins on guitar and John Watkins on keys. (10 p.m., Georgia Theatre) Cars Can Be Blue Sweetly sarcastic lo-fi pop trio of Becky Brooks, Nate Mitchell and bassist Jeremy Dyson. “Our songs are catchier than genital warts,” says the band. (12:15 a.m., Ciné) The Corduroy Road Although rooted in classic Americana, with lots of foot-stomping, banjo-plucking and pedal steel, The Corduroy Road also has a knack for endearing pop melodies. (6:15 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) DJ Twin Powers DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop. (1 a.m., Go Bar) Dank Sinatra Voted as best local jam band in the 2011 Flagpole Athens Music Awards, these dudes play improvisation-heavy electronica mixed with elements of jazz, rock and reggae. (12 a.m., The Bad Manor) Dare Dukes Acoustic folk singer-songwriter from Savannah whose passionate music flows over intricate melodies full of twists, turns and depth. (11 p.m., New Earth Music Hall) The Darnell Boys The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed

by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. (5 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Dave Marr and Friends The former Star Room Boys singer with a deep and resonant country twang fronts this Americana band. (10 p.m., Little Kings Shuffle Club) Efren Local indie-folk band with dark, brooding melodies and the husky, warm vocals of Scott Low. The new album, Write a New Song, showcases a rowdier Southern rock sound. (5:45 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Electrophoria Kai Reidl (Macha) recorded traditional music in Java, Indonesia, and now he is giving those sounds a fresh, modern twist. (12 a.m., New Earth Music Hall) Eureka California Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by bands like Guided by Voices. (1 a.m., Ciné) Funk You Progressive funk band from Augusta. (10 p.m., The Bad Manor) The Gold Party Local band plays original, ‘80s-inspired electro new wave jams. (10 p.m., Go Bar) Guzik Titanic sludge metal. (9 p.m., Caledonia Lounge) The HEAP Funky indiesoul band based here in Athens with a

killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl. (1:15 a.m., Farm 255) Holly Belle This local singer-songwriter sings smoky, acoustic ballads accompanied by cello. (11:30 p.m., Little Kings Shuffle Club) Hot Breath Intense thrash trio featuring members of Savagist and Rectanglers. (12 a.m., Caledonia Lounge) The Interns Reverb-drenched, melodic indie rock band featuring members of Futurebirds. (12 a.m., Georgia Theatre) Justin Evans & Friends Local musician with a rich, deep voice who sings about hard drinkin’, fast women and country roads. Evans incorporates elements of old-time fiddle, New Orleans jazz, blues and Americana. (9 p.m., The Globe) Kick the Robot Power-pop trio with infectious energy. (9 p.m., The Melting Point) Lassine Kouyate Local Americana singer/songwriter Adam Klein presents a new twist on traditional West African music he discovered and recorded in Mali. (12 a.m., The Globe) Lazer/Wulf This avant-metal instrumental trio mixes in prog, thrash as well as more eclectic influences for a high-energy, entertaining live show. (11 p.m., Caledonia Lounge) Lera Lynn This highly acclaimed local songwriter has a haunting, smoky voice that glides over tender, original Americana tunes. (12 a.m., 40 Watt Club) Little Country Giants Stellar old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA. (10 p.m., The Globe) Modern Skirts One of Athens’ favorite pop acts, this foursome went from piano-driven darlings to more experimental electronicinspired dance pop. (1 a.m., 40 Watt Club) New Madrid Echoing, Americana vocals and swift, proficient guitar plucks. (7 p.m., Hull Street Stage)

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Downtown • 706-354-6966 Eastside • 706-369-0085 Westside • 706-552-1237

PULASKI STREET STAGE Friday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. FREE

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Atlas Sound is the moniker of Deerhunter frontman/provocateur Bradford Cox, so named since 1994, when as a sixth-grader he made recordings on a karaoke cassette machine bearing the words “Atlas Sound.” Though Atlas Sound was Cox’s earliest musical incarnation, it wasn’t until 2008 that the first Atlas Sound album, Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel, emerged. The genesis of the record can be traced back to those sixth-grade musical experiments: a time when he discovered through reading a Beck interview that his family’s disused karaoke machine could be used as a rudimentary multi-tracking device. As Cox’s tirelessly updated blog attests, with its caverns of freely available covers, demos and mixtapes, such recording processes are central to his music, coloring the intimate feel of Atlas Sound in a manner more apparent than when writing under the guise of Deerhunter. Citing the “ideas that I can’t make work with a five-piece rock band” as the basis of his solo material, Cox’s work as Atlas Sound represents a feral and prolific musical voice. With its scorched beauty, stream-ofconsciousness flow and wonderfully cohesive pop narrative, Atlas Sound is another outlet for Cox’s relentless creativity.

(Nothing But) Covers Local band Sleeping Friends performs a set of all Talking Heads covers! (11 p.m., Go Bar) The Orkids One-time Athens band returns with their danceable, glossy electro-pop! (9 p.m., Go Bar) pacificUV Based once again in Athens after some time in Portland, pacificUV is back with a new album

of atmospheric dream pop. (12:30 a.m., New Earth Music Hall) Paul McHugh Frontman of local band Pilgrim plays a solo set featuring his a soulful, energetic voice and bluesy guitar style. (11 p.m., Little Kings Shuffle Club) powerkompany Local husband and wife duo playing sincere, bittersweet lullabies with gorgeous  continued on next page

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vocal harmonies over guitar and viola. (10:30 p.m., New Earth Music Hall) The Producers New wave powerpop band from Atlanta that began in the ‘80s. The group was at one time signed to CBS subsidiary Portrait Records by producer Tom Werman (Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, Mother’s Finest). (11 p.m., The Melting Point) Quiet Hounds Polished, warm pop rock from Atlanta with big hooks, melodic flourishes and soaring choruses. (10 p.m., 40 Watt Club) Reptar For more information on tonight’s outdoor headlining act, see p. 7. (9 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Reptarz II Experimental noise band that improvises using lyrics from Reptar songs. (10:45 p.m., Ciné) Sam Sniper Post-alternative, country-fried twang with big anthemic choruses, joyful harmonies and a strong pop sensibility. (11 p.m., Flicker Theatre & Bar) Savagist Impressive Athens metal band featuring the fine folks from punk/metal bands 300 Cobras, Hot Breath and The Dumps. (1 a.m., Caledonia Lounge) The Shut-Ups Local five-piece new wave power-pop band. (10 p.m., The Melting Point) Slaw and Order Local drum and keys duo performs tambourine-rich pop tracks. (12 a.m., Little Kings Shuffle Club) Stokeswood A mellow, modern alt-rock band from Atlanta that experiments a bit with atmospheric sounds. (1 a.m., The Bad Manor) Suex Effect Alternative/progressive rock featuring a fusion of funk, reggae, metal and blues with plenty of harmonies and improvisation. (11 p.m., The Bad Manor) Thayer Sarrano Local singersongwriter and multi-instrumentalist with lovely, airy vocals with dark, gentle melodies. (11:45 p.m., Farm 255) Thick Paint Graham Ulicny (Reptar) experiments with loops, lights and his voice in this dancey, ambient-psych solo project. (12 a.m., Go Bar)

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Timmy Tumble In addition to the Modern Lovers cover set, we also get a set of Tim Schreiber’s original, howling garage rock anthems. (1 a.m., Flicker Theatre & Bar) Tumbleweed Stampede Uplifting, melodic indie pop with influences ranging from AfroCaribbean pop to old-school Southern soul. (11 p.m., Georgia Theatre) Tunabunny Local act featuring hazy and warped experimental psychedelia. Dual female guitarist/ vocalists are backed by synthesized percussion and a wall of noise. (11:30 p.m., Ciné) Twin Tigers Loud and lush at the same time, this local rock band combines jarring guitar riffs with sweeping melodies and heavy percussion. (11 p.m., 40 Watt Club) Utah Explosively loud metal and hardcore duo. (10 p.m., Caledonia Lounge) Vespolina Twangy pop featuring lush arrangements and frontman Daniel Aaron’s signature wordplay. (1 a.m., Little Kings Shuffle Club) Vestibules Warm keys and guitar are punctuated by saxophone in this lyrically driven local Americana group. (12 a.m., Flicker Theatre & Bar) The Viking Progress Patrick Morales has a lovely, tender voice that sings gentle, indie/folk ballads about love, death and isolation inspired by his time at sea. (11:30 p.m., New Earth Music Hall) Woodfangs Grungy, lo-fi psychedelic pop from Athens. (1 a.m., Georgia Theatre) Yip Deceiver An infectiously fun blend of feel-good pop, R&B grooves and noise-bending electro from right here in Athens. Featuring of Montreal’s Davey Pierce. (8:30 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Yo Soybean Local “party-folk” trio featuring upbeat, sing-along numbers with guests on guitar, banjo, mandolin, violin and more. (10 p.m., Flicker Theatre & Bar) Young Benjamin Solo project of guitarist/banjoist Matt Whitaker (The Premonitions). Featuring



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THURSDAY, JUNE 21 at The Morton Theatre

PULASKI STREET STAGE Friday, June 22, 9 p.m. FREE

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“Over the past couple of years, the quartet has been delivering energetic and welcoming concert experiences that have been low on subtlety and high on percussive, pogo-ready power-pop.” —Consequence of Sound. With their newly released full-length, Body Faucet, Reptar has shown a tremendous amount of sonic growth. Their sound is deeper and more lush, yet the reckless abandon of their live sets remains intact. There are five boys who make up Reptar. They have offered twice as many (if not more) explanations for why they chose to name their band after a “Rugrats” character. But these days, the Athens, GA group is sticking to this one: “I first tried to name the band Invisible Boyfriend,” giggles singer-guitarist Graham Ulicny. “And everybody goes, ‘That is the stupidest name I have ever heard in my life.’” So, why Reptar? “It is the second stupidest band name we have ever heard.” Indeed, there is no pretense behind Reptar, which also includes Andrew McFarland (drums), Ryan Engelberger (bass), William Kennedy (analog keyboards) and Jace Bartet (guitar, dancing). Still, the ability to amuse and arouse their fans is just as important to them as indulging their musical curiosities. This sonic wanderlust extends from African music to post-punk to psych-pop and converges joyously in songs such as “Blastoff” and “Rainbounce.” It’s a winning mix that’s won the band accolades from NPR, New Musical Express and another international publications.

swirling, looping guitars and lush layers of moody melodies. (10 p.m., New Earth Music Hall)

Saturday 23 Abandon the Earth Mission Ambient and lush atmospherics, featuring the tender vocals of Josh McKay (ex-Macha) and eclectic instrumentation that includes vibraphone, hammered dulcimer and electronic beats. (11 p.m., Georgia Theatre) The B-53s The B-52s cover band featuring members of Abandon the Earth Mission, Casper and the Cookies, Future Ape Tapes, Kill Kill




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Buffalo and Dark Meat. The band will perform the first two albums as the original five-piece lineup, featuring the guitar stylings of the late, great Ricky Wilson. (12 a.m., Georgia Theatre) Bambara Local power trio that draws from both the atmospherics of bands like Slowdive and the ferocity of bands like Fugazi with mind-melting volume. (9 p.m., Caledonia Lounge) Betsy Franck & The Bareknuckle Band Soulful, brassy Southern rock and country songs rooted in tradition, but with a modern sensibility. (12 a.m., Little Kings Shuffle Club)  continued on next page

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Performer Listings Big C & the Velvet Delta Local blues/R&B/rock band formerly known as Big C and the Ringers offers a more riff-oriented sound, with a set that’s heavier on originals. Featuring Clarence “Big C” Cameron, AJ Adams, Carlton Owens and Allen Owens. (1 a.m., Little Kings Shuffle Club) Bit Brigade Post-rockers take on the soundtrack to a Nintendo

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game live while it’s played on a big screen! Tonight’s challenge? Megaman II and Contra. (1 a.m., Caledonia Lounge) Boycycle Local band featuring Andre Ducote, Ashley Floyd, Austin Williams and Bryson Blumenstock playing dreamy, inventive tunes driven by various percussive instruments and synth. (11 p.m., Flicker Theatre & Bar)

The Glands PULASKI STREET STAGE Saturday, June 23, 9 p.m. FREE If there’s a dark heart to Athens, GA, then The Glands, with their sly, mysterious and sardonic tunes, have found it. Athens has long been known as a disproportionately hip college town, and its signature sounds have been obliquely jangly (as in R.E.M.) or radiantly goofy (as in The B-52s). The Glands are a late-night alternative to all that. Put together by guitarist/singer/songwriter Ross Shapiro and drummer Joe Rowe, the results are beyond geography, really. Shapiro and Rowe have been a part of the Athens scene since Pylon’s ‘80s pop to Olivia Tremor Control’s ‘90s lo-fi rock, but the pair and their loose collective of musical friends could have been toiling in London or on the Lower East Side. While college kids slept and the bars were shuttered, Shapiro and Rowe drew in ideas and influences like a radio receiver picking up distant stations during the quiet middle of the night. Call it the sound of being sleepless in Athens. Since 1998, they have released just two albums: Double Thriller and 2000’s eponymous LP. Shows are sporadic, but adoration for the reclusive Athens act has been undeniable. Their second album has been called “the best secret album of the 1990s” and “a criminally underrated masterpiece.” AthFest 2012 is your golden opportunity to see the band in all its glory. Leading up to The Glands will be fellow Athens veteran acts Elf Power and Five Eight. Saturday evening will celebrate the foundations that bands like Reptar and Futurebirds have been able to build upon in our fertile music scene.


The Breaks Feel-good local rock band with alternative and jam influences. (2:15 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Bubbly Mommy Gun Local experimental pop band that plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes. (11 p.m., Farm 255) Cannery Row Country rock with pop and R&B influences. (1 a.m., Flicker Theatre & Bar) Charlie Garrett Band Countrytinged Southern rock. (10 p.m., The Melting Point) Crow’s Feet Originally created as a project for the 2011 AUX Fest, this experimental noise group influenced by post-psychedelic and krautrock incorporates double drums and handmade synthesizers. Featuring members of Shaved Christ, Never, Sea of Dogs, and Grape Soda. (10 p.m., Ciné) DJ Mahogany Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves. (1 p.m., Flicker Theatre & Bar; 1 a.m., Go Bar) DJ Z-Dog Local DJ spins high energy rock, old school hip-hop, pop hits and other danceable favorites from across the decades. (10 p.m., Washington Street Beer Tent) The District Attorneys This Atlanta/Athens group plays breezy, beachy Americana. (7:15 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Dodd Ferrelle Former Tinfoil Stars frontman and longtime Athenian Dodd Ferrelle pours heart and soul into his sweeping, anthemic ballads and alt-country rockers. (9 p.m., The Globe)

The Dream Scene Javier Morales of Grass Giraffes offers his lo-fi avant-garde rock project. (11:45 p.m., Farm 255) Elf Power This local band never ceases to explore new sonic territories–always experimenting with unconventional instrumenation and arrangements behind its driving folk-rock. (7:45 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Emily Hearn Young singer-songwriter offers sweet, melodic acoustic ballads. (1:30 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Five Eight Near-legendary Athens rock trio that consistently pumps out boisterous rock and roll. They have opened for such bands as R.E.M., Cheap Trick, The Ramones and more. (8:30 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Free Tomorrow Live hip-hop band utilizing multiple genres to create a party vibe. The band is driven by keys, synths, bass and drums accented by a five-string electric violin. (3:30 p.m., Hull Street Stage) The Glands For more information about tonight’s outdoor headliner, see p. 8. (9 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Glupist Local band featuring Danny Gorbachev (ex-Nuclear Spring) playing “psychedelic future-folk.” (11 p.m., Go Bar) Grape Soda This local duo (sometimes trio) plays soulful, psychedelic synth pop driven by organ and drums. (1 a.m., Ciné) Grass Giraffes Driving, melodic pop painted with lush shoe gazeinspired washes of psychedelic

Yacht Rock Revue PULASKI STREET STAGE Sunday, June 24, 7 p.m. FREE The Yacht Rock Revue is the “Greatest Show on Surf” and the finest tribute to ‘70s light rock to ever be performed anywhere. Ever. Their spot-on renditions of Hall & Oates, Michael McDonald, Steely Dan and the rest of the Time-Life infomercial catalog have enthralled fans across the United States. It goes without saying that they have taken their act to the high seas, performing showcase sets on music cruises with Weezer, Kid Rock, Train, Zac Brown Band, Sister Hazel and fitness guru Jillian Michaels. By blurring the lines between a tribute, an original act and a comedic troupe, Yacht Rock Revue has forged a niche market and a special bond with their fans. The band attacks each song as if it were its own, and the energy exchanged between the band and the crowd has more in common with a stadium U2 show than that of a typical bar band. The band has won accolades ranging from “Best Place to Get Drunk with Your Dad” to “Best Overall Music Act in Atlanta.” Put on your sailor cap and prepare to to be rocked (gently).

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Performer Listings piano, various percussion, drums and bass to perform popular American and European roots music of the 1910s, ‘20s and ‘30s: a potent mix of proto-jazz, blues and folk. (10 p.m., The Globe) Incendiaries Ladies of pedigree enforcing angular sensibilities. Featuring local musicians Mandy Branch-Friar, Mary Joyce, Erika Rickson and Erica Strout. (11 p.m., Little Kings Shuffle Club) Josh Perkins Experiment Perkins’ brand of rock is inspired by bands like Tool and At the Drive-In. (4:45 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Ken Will Morton With his gritty, soulful rasp, Morton trudges through Americana’s roots with rock and roll swagger and a folksinger’s heart. (9 p.m., The Melting Point) Kenney Blackmon String Band Traditional folk and bluegrass at its finest featuring some of the region’s top old-time and folk players including fiddler David Blackmon, multi-instrumentalist Noel Blackmon, guitar/banjo/ mandolin picker Jason Kenney and bassist Chris Enghauser. (11 p.m., The Globe) Kill Kill Buffalo Grungy, hard-rock duo based in Athens featuring Kara Kildare’s powerful, seductive vocals. (10 p.m., Flicker Theatre & Bar) Laughing Pizza A family band performing original pop songs for all ages. (noon, Pulaski Street Stage)

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Life Coach Hard rock band featuring members of Pride Parade and Incendiaries. (10 p.m., Caledonia Lounge) Los Meesfits Misfits covers done Cuban salsa style! (12 a.m., Go Bar) Lowdive & Showtime Local ska/ reggae band Lowdive joins forces with rapper Elite tha Showstoppa’s funky, eclectic hip-hop project. Featuring special guest hip-hop artist Darius Weems from the award-winning documentary Darius Goes West! (2:45 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Mad Axes “Pro-Life Suicide Rap.” Influences include: MIA, KMD, BDP, WTC, NWA, CCR, EPMD, Run-DMC and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers. (10 p.m., Little Kings Shuffle Club) Manray One of Athens’ most exciting live acts waves a big middle finger to traditional song structure while playing what Flagpole’s Gordon Lamb has coined “complicated-core.” (12 a.m., Caledonia Lounge) “The Modern Lovers” Neil Golden leads this Modern Lovers cover band. (12:30 a.m., Farm 255) Monahan Ryan Monahan backed by Josh McMichael on bass and Lemuel Hayes on drums. Ryan has a gorgeous, expressive Jeff Buckley-esque voice that soars and sighs with equal grace. (9 p.m., Go Bar) Montgomery White Funk and soul from the multi-talented one-

AthFest Wristband Required for Entry subject to age and capacity restrictions Friday, June 22 • BMI Presents… 10:00 p.m. Quiet Hounds 11:00 p.m. Twin Tigers 12:00 a.m. Lera Lynn 1:00 a.m. Modern Skirts Lineups don’t get much more eclectic than this night presented by BMI! Friday night at the 40 Watt kicks off with the soaring melodic pop of Atlanta band Quiet Hounds followed by the moody rock of locals Twin Tigers (Old Flame Records). Then we shift gears entirely as Lera Lynn lights up the stage with her charismatic country that’s been turning heads across the nation. Finally, the increasingly experimental pop act Modern Skirts will close out the night. Saturday, June 23 • Athens Provisions Presents… 10:00 p.m. Velocirapture 10:45 p.m. White Violet 11:30 p.m. Velveteen Pink 12:30 a.m. Grass Giraffes After supporting such acts as Futurebirds and Washed Out, Grass Giraffes are riding a wave of well-deserved attention for their explosive live shows and all-for-one attitude. They work tirelessly as a team and have rightfully become Athens’ next big buzz band. Their angular hooks and intricately constructed pop tunes will get your body moving. But first, local upstarts Velocirapture warm the stage, followed by White Violet, the lovely full-band project of folky pop songwriter Nate Nelson. High-energy electro-pop act Velveteen Pink will perform before our headliners.

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Performer Listings New Sound of Numbers Experimental pop and post-punk project led by Hannah Jones, visual artist and percussionist for Supercluster. (10 p.m., Georgia Theatre) Nutritional Peace Jeff Tobias leads this group in weaving lovely, lush experimental instrumental numbers featuring a veritable who’s who of Athens musicians:

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Mat Lewis, Emily Armond, Becky Lovell, John Fernandes, Aaron Gentry, Jessica Smith, Al Daglis and other guests! The double sextet lineup will perform as a group and also break down into smaller ensembles for quieter pieces. (10:45 p.m., Ciné) Packway Handle Band Packway’s “gather around the mic” approach to bluegrass provides

AthFest Wristband Required for Entry subject to age and capacity restrictions Friday, June 22 10:00 p.m. Blue Blood 11:00 p.m. Tumbleweed Stampede 12:00 a.m. The Interns 1:00 a.m. Woodfangs Not many bands get to make their debut at AthFest, but Blue Blood’s lineup features a seasoned set of local musicians. Main man Hunter Morris (Gift Horses) says he did things differently with this band, since he started the project in the studio with Hank Sullivant (Kuroma). Now that the record is done, Morris is ready to present a live incarnation of the group which will include Thayer Sarrano, Jeremy Wheatley, Bain Mattox an Matt Stoessel. And that’s just the first band! Tumbleweed Stampede (featured on this year’s AthFest compilation CD) follows with its bright harmonies and pop melodies. The Interns (who share some members with Futurebirds) will bring their melodic rock with an extra dose of reverb. And finally, Woodfangs will cap off the evening with psychedelic garage-rock. Saturday, June 23 10:00 p.m. New Sound of Numbers 11:00 p.m. Abandon the Earth Mission 12:00 a.m. The B-53s 1:00 a.m. Supercluster (video by Whistling School for Boys) On Saturday, several local musicians will play double duty in an incestuous lineup of bands that shares many members. Supercluster is itself a super-group of sorts, a loose confederacy that has included members of New Sound of Numbers, Pylon, Casper and the Cookies, The Olivia Tremor Control and more. Fresh off a very successful set at Twilight Criterium 2012, Athens’ finest B-52s cover band is locked and loaded for a breakout performance at the gleaming Georgia Theatre. Josh McKay plays guitar in The B-53s and will lead Abandon the Earth Mission through a set of atmospheric experimentations featuring hammered dulcimer and electronics. Opening act The New Sound of Numbers is an experimental, post-punk band here in town that concocts an arresting blend of swirling harmonies and sharp rhythm work. This promises to be an evening of intoxicating melodies and avant-garde creativity.


sly, hearty original songs and renditions of classic tunes. The band’s close four-part harmonies are backed by high energy, and the contemporary lyrics are often delivered with an engaging sense of humor. (4 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) “Prince” Members of Quiet Hooves play a set of Prince covers. (1:15 a.m., Farm 255) Radiolucent Popular local band falling somewhere between bluesy Southern rock and the poppier side of alt-country. (5:15 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Randall Bramblett Band Either blowing the sax or delivering his gruff ‘n’ grumbly vocals, longtime Athenian Bramblett can toss out direct, Southern R&B kickers. (11 p.m., The Melting Point) The Rodney Kings Scuzzed out punk. (10 p.m., Go Bar) Ruby Kendrick Local singersongwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics. (6:30 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Sea of Dogs Songwriter and banjo-picker Emily Armond leads this endearing folk group with disarming honesty, candid lyrics and warm harmonies. (12:15 a.m., Ciné) Seven Handle Circus A rowdy and fun modern interpretation of traditional bluegrass and folk. (6 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Supercluster Athens supergroup featuring members of Pylon, Casper and the Cookies and The Olivia Tremor Control. The band’s sound is as diverse as its lineup, with elements of psychedelic experimentation and angular rock. (1 a.m., Georgia Theatre) TaterZandra Local band playing angular, often dissonant but catchy grunge that maintains a distinct sense of melody. (11 p.m., Caledonia Lounge) Velocirapture Loud and brash local rock duo that names Velvet Underground and Stooges among its influences. (10 p.m., 40 Watt Club) Velveteen Pink This quartet of funksters (including DJ Alfredo of Immuzikation) plays electrobased, groove-laden, upbeat stuff

in the Prince, Stevie Wonder and Jamiroquai style. (11:30 p.m., 40 Watt Club) The Welfare Liners Bluegrass band complete with upright bass, banjo, mandolin, guitar and fiddle, featuring the founder of Ghostmeat Records and members of 6 String Drag. (12 a.m., The Globe) White Violet Longtime singersongwriter Nate Nelson’s solid band features the same sweet, heartfelt indie-pop melodies for which he is known. (10:45 p.m., 40 Watt Club)

Sunday 24 Betsy Kingston & the Crowns Local band balancing “heavyhitting blues-rock and soulful country-folk.” (2:45 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Bloodkin The long-running Athens quartet plays a bluesy style of roots-rock music with big guitars and sharply written lyrics for darkly countrified bar-room rock. (3:15 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Eddie & the Public Speakers Local power trio delivers an energetic show with a hard-hitting rhythm section, funky riffs and soaring guitar solos filled with catchy hooks and harmonies. (5:15 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Ike Stubblefield Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. (5:45 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Jazzchronic Local five-piece explores freaky, funky, psychedelic fusion jazz while incorporating rock, R&B, heavy beats and more. (12:30 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Jimbo Mathus & the Tri State Coalition The Squirrel Nut Zippers founder reaches deep into his Mississippi roots on this Southern rock band filled with country-fried blues licks. (4:30 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage) Kite to the Moon Local band led by Timi Conley and featuring a stimulating live show with jubilant, rowdy pop music. (6:30 p.m., Hull Street Stage)

AthFest Wristband Required for Entry subject to age and capacity restrictions Friday, June 22 9:00 p.m. Kick the Robot 10:00 p.m. The Shut-Ups 11:00 p.m. The Producers The Melting Point’s Friday lineup sets the bar high with national sensation The Producers. Formed in the 1980s in Atlanta, this new wave, power-pop group signed to CBS subsidiary Portrait Records early in its career. Tom Werman, who had worked with Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon and Mother’s Finest, was instrumental in their discovery. They have charted on the Billboard magazine singles chart, and are ready to take Athens by storm. Supporting The Producers on Friday are Kick the Robot, an Athens/Atlanta-based young power-pop trio, driven by great songwriting and outstanding vocal harmonies. They bring an infectious new energy to alternative pop-rock. Also joining the lineup are The ShutUps, a five-piece new wave power-pop band also straddling the Athens/ Atlanta music scenes. Relentless in its work-ethic, this passionate band is not to be missed. Saturday, June 23 9:00 p.m. Ken Will Morton 10:00 p.m. Charlie Garrett Band 11:00 p.m. Randall Bramblett Band Athens local Randall Bramblett is an accomplished singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist whose credits include work with Steve Winwood, Gregg Allman and Robbie Robertson. Bramblett released his third solo album, See Through Me, in 1997, two decades after his solo release. During that 20-year period, Bramblett was a member of the Southern jazz-fusion group Sea Level and a touring member of the reunited Traffic, as well as a busy studio musician. He was born in Jesup, GA, and his sound is heavily influenced by R&B music, gospel, blues and folk. Also performing tonight is the Charlie Garrett Band, featuring Charlie Garrett on vocals/guitar, Jay Rodgers on vocals/bass, Scott Nicholson on piano/ guitar/vocals and Joe Ellison on drums. The Charlie Garrett Band plays straightforward rock and roll, blending elements of country, blues and singer/songwriter Americana. Opening the night is Ken Will Morton, an accomplished and critically acclaimed local singer/songwriter. His brand of rock and roll is infused with with elements of Americana, roots, folk and blues. The AJC has raved that “Morton’s rootsy pop-rock should find favor with fans of Paul Westerberg or the Old 97’s.”

Matt Joiner Band Local guitarist draws inspiration from blues and classic rock. (4 p.m., Hull Street Stage) Saint Francis Scott Baston reunites former Moonshine Still members in a fiery, spirit-filled musical hootenanny. (2 p.m., Pulaski Street Stage)

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Mike Kaiser: Atlanta-based comedian who was named “Comedic Talent on the Rise” by Atlanta Magazine in 2011. He specializes in intelligent, thought-provoking comedy.

LaughFest, the official AthFest comedy showcase, takes on 2012 ready to flex its muscles. With a new venue and a stellar lineup, this year’s showcase Nikki Glaser looks to be the best yet. Headlining the evening is national touring comedian Nikki Glaser. Glaser started performing stand-up comedy when she was only 18 and still attending college at the University of Kansas. Two years later, she auditioned for the fourth season of “Last Comic Standing” and was advanced to the semi-finals in Los Angeles. She has been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” performed at the world-renowned Just for Laughs Montreal Festival and even had a cameo in the film I Am Comic. Tanner Inman: Named Creative also named Glaser one of its “Top 10 Loafing’s Best Comedian in Atlanta Emerging Comics.” in 2011, he has also received the 2009 Atlanta Stands Up Andy KaufThe showcase also features: man Award. A fearless and unique performer. Caleb Synan: Atlanta/Athens-based comic and the host of the OpenTOAD Paul Gallois: After 27 jobs over 15 open mic show at Flicker Theatre years, Paul has found his calling in & Bar. He has performed in comedy stand-up comedy. Working the Atlanta clubs and colleges across the councomedy scene, he has developed his try, and has opened for Brian Posehn, self-depreciating/sarcastic style of Jackie Kashian and Tom Simmons. humor. He is your host for LaughFest 2012. Chris Patton: Creator and host of Shameless: A Comedy Show, he has opened for Patton Oswalt, Rory Scovel and Brian Posehn. He has also performed at such events as Laugh-


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Gilbert Lawland: Atlanta-based comedian and producer of a weekly show called “Comedy Gold.” He began performing in 2006 and has toured across the country.

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from floorboards to flies with his extensive resume. The Hammond B3 virtuoso has previously shared the stage with such acts at The Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Al Green and Rod Stewart… just to name a few! Athens is lucky to have him has a new resident!

AthFest is all about celebrating the wealth of talent we have in this little music town, and the 14th Annual Flagpole Athens Kishi Bashi Music Awards is all about honoring the best of the bunch. Enjoy a rare chance to hear live music in the beautiful, historic Morton Theatre as bands and fans alike gather for an evening of accolades and entertainment. Flagpole Magazine, Athens’ alternative newsweekly and the place to learn about live music in Athens, puts together a panel of judges to nominate bands in 20+ categories including best rock band, hip-hop act, live band, upstart act and more. The judges include music journalists, talent buyers, fellow musicians and other folks who are active in the scene. Once the nominees are printed, Flagpole opens voting up to its readers. After a month of campaigning and social networking, the ballots are all in and the winners will be announced live at the the Morton on Thursday. But that’s only part of the fun! Like any proper awards shows, audience Also on the bill is pop wunderkind Kishi Bashi. members can expect to be dazzled by a wide The of Montreal violinist has been getting rave variety of live entertainment. The tastemakers of reviews for his solo project, and the way he weaves Flagpole have a gift for putting together a lineup lush layers of vocals and violin live is truly mesmerthat’s as surprising as it is eclectic—unearthing izing. hidden gems and putting a spotlight on long-time So those are the stalwarts, now on to the upfavorites as well. starts! Nominees for “Upstart of the Year” Grass This year’s featured acts include Motown legend Giraffes and Cicada Rhythm will both perform this Ike Stubblefield. You could wallpaper the Morton

year. Grass Giraffes were recently dubbed “band to watch” by Flagpole Magazine, and the act’s raucous, angular rock got a big push after the band opened at Reptar’s sold out album release show at the 40 Watt Club. On the other side of the musical spectrum, the organic, jazzy sounds of new duo Cicada Rhythm will sound absolutely serene given the Morton’s superb acoustics. One of the stand-out folk nominees will also grace the stage the stage this year: The Viking Progress. Although inspired lyrically by the apocalypse, as well as his travels at sea, Patrick Morales’ tunes are delicate and lovely, accentuated by strings and harmonies. Another new act, Like Totally!, will show us why they scored the nomination for “Best Live Act” with their wacky, costumed set of familyfriendly “kindie” rock. And of course, no Flagpole Awards would be complete without perennial jazz nominees Kenosha Kid keeping the party going as the pit band. The surprise hosts and presenters this year include local musicians, tastemakers and comedians—the talents that ensure that each awards show is unique and delightfully unpredictable! Keep an eye out for the brand new awards this year as well— the neon flags were designed by local artist Dana Jo Cooley, whose recent projects include a B-52s-inspired bus stop! This highly anticipated event is known to sell out in advance, so make sure to grab your tickets early—an AthFest wristband will get you half-off the admission cost. Start AthFest off right by cheering on your favorite bands, and you’re sure to leave with a few new favorites and a fresh list of “mustsee” acts to add to your concert schedule.



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Over 40 artists from Georgia and all over the Southeast will exhibit in the booths of this year’s Artists’ Market. We have a great lineup of talented artists showing their work at AthFest this year, including local favorites and several new artists. The variety and quality of work is outstanding, and it encompasses many types of media, including jewelry, wood crafts, photography, drawing, ceramics, painting, fabric, sculpture, clothing, glass and printmaking. The artwork is for sale, as well as for your pleasure and enjoyment. A local panel judges the booths, and more than $1,000 in awards is presented to selected artists. Additional artists may be announced at the festival.

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Gretsch Guitar Auction For the fifth year, Fred Gretsch, CEO of Gretsch Guitars, is supporting his belief in “enriching lives through participation in music” through his donation of a guitar to support AthFest Educates! Each year, the donated guitar is signed by prominent

By Truckers, as well as David Barbe, Lera Lynn and Claire Campbell. The Downtown 13 also contributed a track entitled “After It’s Gone” to the 2012 AthFest compilation CD. Without the autographs, this Gretsch 6012 acoustic model with

The Athens, GA Half Marathon On Oct. 20 & 21, 2012, AthFest Inc. will host its third annual Athens, GA Half Marathon, now simply known as the AthHalf. Since 2010, AthFest Inc. has held these half marathons as fundraisers for the organization’s educational programs. This year’s AthHalf boasts a revamped, flatter, faster course with fewer hills and a race finish unlike any other. For UGA Bulldog fans, running around the hedges of Sanford Stadium may seem like a dream, but AthHalf 2012 makes this dream a reality with an exciting victory lap around the famous hedges and a fun-filled finish complete with local music in the Tate Center parking lot of the University of Georgia. Race weekend will begin with AthHalf’s Health and Fitness Expo at the

Classic Center on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon until 6 p.m. The Expo is FREE and open to the public, and it will feature exhibits and demonstrations from AthHalf sponsors and vendors. This event will also be the location for runner registration and packet pick-up for participants. The race itself begins Sunday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 a.m., and the 13.1-mile course will take runners through downtown Athens to historic Cobbham, through Sorority Row to Memorial Park Zoo, with a memorable finish around the hedges. Registration for AthHalf is $60 before June 30 and $70 starting July 1st. For more information or to sign up, visit Come run your ATH off with us!

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AthFest Educates! In 2008, AthFest Inc. formed the AthFest Education Committee, now known as AthFest Educates!, with the goal of sharing Athens’ rich musical talent, knowledge and expertise with students in the Athens area. AthFest Educates! was created to not only educate but to inspire students at the elementary and middle school levels. AthFest Educates! also provides instruments for children in need and has musicians perform for students who attend afterschool programs in community centers around Athens. These outreach efforts began in the spring and summer of 2009 with a partnership between AthFest and Athens-Clarke County Leisure Services.

Over the years, AthFest Educates! has expanded and refined its programming. There are currently two open application periods each year, during which teachers have the opportunity to apply for school-wide lunchtime performances, mini-grants, artist-in-residence programs and grade-level performances. This year AthFest Educates! was able to support many exciting projects in the Clarke County School District. Mini-grants were provided to various schools to support the purchase of instruments, sets for plays, drumming programs and a mural art project. Area musicians have performed for students during lunch, shared their drumming

expertise during after-school programs and taught music history to fifth graders. At David C. Barrow Elementary School, Shannon Sausser has partnered with teacher Leigh Rogers to support their DRUMCorp. Because of DRUMCorp, students have not only improved their drumming skills but have also experienced an increased sense of belonging at school and improved selfconfidence, which has led to marked behavioral and academic improvements. Look for them to perform Saturday on the KidsFest stage! AthFest Educates! continues to be a proud supporter of the UGA String Project and has purchased almost 30 violins, violas and cellos, which are being maintained as a lending library by the program. Participants in the UGA String Project include 2nd to 5th graders as well as college students who are earning credits toward their Orchestra Education degrees. Come by the KidsFest stage on Saturday to cheer them on! This year, AthFest Educates! is sponsoring the second annual Rock Star Photo Booth during AthFest. This will take place in the theatre room at Flicker Theatre & Bar. All children are invited to participate in hair styling and costuming. Parents will then have the opportunity to photograph their children on a rock stage set. DJ Mahogany will be playing a kids’ dance music set in Flicker during Rock Star Photo Booth on Saturday from 1–3 p.m. as well. AthFest Educates! volunteers will be available to provide additional information about our programs and donations will be accepted happily. AthFest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which raises funds for its educational programs via the AthFest festival in June, the AthHalf marathon, AthFeast and grants from organizations like the Athens Area Community Foundation. In recent years, funds have also been generated through the auctioning of guitars donated by the Gretsch Foundation, which have been signed by R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Sugarland, Drive-By Truckers, The B-52s and, this year, The Downtown 13. The AthFest educational programs are free to the schools and camps that participate. To request additional information about AthFest Educates!, apply for programming, become involved, or make a donation, please visit our website: www.AthFest. com/education.

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well as brand new additions. We’re excited to be able to continue to support and experience the incredible amount of talent our scene has to offer.

Wired Dance Music Festival makes a return to AthFest 2012, proudly celebrating its 10th anniversary! Founded by Dash Productions in 2002, Wired was conceived as a showcase of local and regional talent active in the electronic music scene. Ten years and many amazing musical moments later, we’re happy to unveil the Wired X 2012 lineup. We’d like to thank all the artists who’ve taken the time and energy to make Wired into the event it is today, welcoming back many lineup regulars as

Dr. Weird (4 p.m., indoor stage) Envader (4 p.m., outdoor stage) Mar Oso (5 p.m., indoor stage) DJ RX (5 p.m., outdoor stage) Lance Blackford (6 p.m., indoor stage) T8r(tot) (6 p.m., outdoor stage) Triz (7 p.m., indoor stage) XB (7 p.m., outdoor stage) Feral Youth (8 p.m., indoor stage) Trogdor (8 p.m., outdoor stage) Decepticron (9 p.m., indoor stage) Logam (9 p.m., outdoor stage) Rel 1 (10 p.m., indoor stage) Ployd (10 p.m., outdoor stage) Charlie P (11 p.m., indoor stage) Drc (11 p.m., outdoor stage) Up Until Now (12 a.m., indoor stage) Organic Variance (12 a.m., outdoor stage) Mantis (1 a.m., indoor stage) Sorted (1 a.m., outdoor stage)



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AthFest 2012 ¡Phone App Compilation CD Every year since 1998, AthFest has worked with local company Ghostmeat Records to produce a compilation showcasing the amazing musicians who call Athens, GA home. The AthFest 2012 compilation features a wide range of local talent, from the supergroup Patterson Hood & The Downtown 13, to young buzz band Reptar. Other highlights include beloved local staples like folk group Hope for Agoldensummer, electronic-pop band pacificUV and Southern rockers Futurebirds. The album also offers a survey of fresh, young talent such as Tumbleweed Stampede, Ruby

Kendrick, Sam Sniper, Clay Leverett and more. CDs are available from select stores,, Ghostmeat. com and at the AthFest merchandise booth. The compilation is also available worldwide via iTunes. Special thanks go to the AthFest 2012 CD sponsors: Flagpole magazine, Power 100.1 FM, Chase Park Transduction and Oasis Disc Manufacturing. Proceeds from sales of the AthFest 2012 CD and digital distribution of the songs benefit AthFest, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to music and arts education.

With the help of the UGA New Media Institute (NMI), we are proud to offer an iPhone app that helps optimize your time at AthFest by connecting you with your favorite bands, your friends and local venues. The AthFest App allows AthFest attendees to view the schedule, venues and bands that will be present at AthFest. Once users have located which events they would like to attend, they can check the map to see their current location and find various venues. Photos can be uploaded via the “Share” section of the app and viewed by other AthFest attendees. The Share feature can also be used to automatically upload AthFest photos to the user’s Facebook page. Check out the News section to stay up to date with what is going on at AthFest through the AthFest Twitter feed. Download it at

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Under the KidsFest Tent • Home Depot wood crafts • Crafts with UGA Speech & Hearing Clinic/ We’re Hear for You • ACC Water Conservation water crafts • Sandy Creek Nature Center (Saturday Only) • Carnival Games • Water Gun Fun • Inflatable • Bungee Jump • Painting with Art Renewal • Crafts with Macaroni Kids (Sunday Only) • Homemade musical crafts Come hoop with us! We’ll dance, play, exercise and learn some new tricks in a free hula hoop workshop on Sunday from 2–4 p.m. near the KidsFest stage. Adults and parents are encouraged to come and participate.

On the KidsFest Stage

See who will be keeping Athens in the musical spotlight for years to come.

What to Expect: AthFest Educates! Showcase: This spectacular showcase will feature students from the Barrow Elementary School “Drum Corp,” Shannon Sausser with dance instructor Genie Wiggins and the UGA String Project using instruments donated by AthFest. Shannon Sausser (founder/owner of Music Therapy Services of Athens) is a practicing music therapist (board certified) and music educator (certified K-12) with over 15 years of experience. 706-372-3758, Genie Wiggins (founder of AAC/ owner of Zen Motion Dance Studio) is a dance and theatre professional with over 20 years of performance and teaching experience. She is the founder and artistic director of Athens Rock Theatre, The Athens Art Farm and a founding member of the Athens Music Collective. (706) 338-7969,

Saturday, June 23 KidsFest activities open from 12–6 p.m. 1:15 p.m. AthFest Educates: Barrow Elementary School “Drum Corp” 1:45 p.m. Dancefx 2:00 p.m. AthFest Educates: Shannon Sausser with dance instructor Genie Wiggins 2:45 p.m. Dancefx 3:00 p.m. AthFest Educates: UGA string project 3:30 p.m. Dancefx and Open Mic 4:00 p.m. T. Rumble and the Kidz 4:50 p.m. Barnett Shoals Show Stoppers Step Team and the Barnett Shoals Hip-Hop Team 5:30 p.m. Heidi Hensley and the Googly Schmoogly Band 6:00 p.m. yogaSprouts

Dancefx: Established in 2000 by Danielle Mason Hosker, Dancefx is a non-profit dance organization dedicated to bringing professional quality, cuttingedge dance to the Athens community. Dancefx will present its five youth companies (Kinders: age 5-6, Juniors: age 7-10, FX3: age 11-14, FX2: age 14-18 and Soundfx).

Sunday, June 24 KidsFest activities open from 12:30–6 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Like Totally! 2:00 p.m. Cedar Shoals Chicken Wing Theatre and Open Mic 2:20 p.m. Sean VanMeter with special guest Death of the Peanut King 3:15 p.m. Nuçi’s Space’s Camp Amped Band 4:00 p.m. Cedar Shoals Chicken Wing Theatre 4:30 p.m. Athens-Clarke County Library 5:00 p.m. Keith & Vern (Magician/Ventriloquist) 5:45 p.m. ZUMBATOMIC 6:00 p.m. yogaSprouts

Barnett Shoals Show Stoppers Step Team and the Barnett Shoals Hip-Hop Team: The Barnett Shoals Elementary School Step Team and Hip-Hop Team promote self esteem in students and build school community.

KidsFest is proud to present and provide a stage for some of the newest and freshest talent in our area.

T. Rumble and the Kidz: consists of Ty Rumble and his two sons, Levi, 8, and Henry, 5, with special appearances by daughter Natalee, 3. This family makes a great team and is always ready to share and sing about some of the things they love the most. “Mama’s Pancake Breakfast” and “Lego® Maniac” are just a couple of the songs that give you an up-close and personal glimpse into their fun family life. www.

Heidi Hensley and the Googly Schmoogly Band: Come have fun with Heidi and the gang as they perform fun-loving songs from her children’s album and popular songs with the lyrics changed for tots. yogaSprouts: Rachel Greb, owner and founder, completed her undergraduate studies at Tulane University and was awarded a Master of Arts from Piedmont College, specializing in educating children with

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emotional and behavioral disorders such as autism. During her studies, she came upon the excellent therapeutic benefits of yoga and, consequently, became certified in children’s yoga. yogaSprouts’ mission is to help all children and young adults achieve their highest potential and experience enduring health and happiness., yogasprouts@ Like Totally!: Jenny Woodward (the lady scientist), Danny Gorbachov (the ornery pirate) and others perform songs for children of all ages—including adults! Come hear songs about cookies, unicorns and more! Cedar Shoals Chicken Wing Theatre: Participate with the students of the Cedar Shoals Chicken Wing Theatre group. Comedic? Fairy tale? Socially conscious? You’ll have to come out to find out as they improv and include the kiddies. Sean VanMeter: Sean is a classically trained pianist from Jefferson, GA. He is 13 years old and has been studying piano under the guidance of recording artist Lee Davis for seven years. Sean has performed on many stages around the world, making his debut tour of Italy at age 11. Sean attends Georgia Connections Academy, a virtual school, which allows him to juggle school work and his many performances. When he is not tickling the ivories on a classical piece, Sean enjoys taking the stage with his award winning rock band, Death of the Peanut King. Check him out at Bands from Nuçi’s Space’s Camp Amped: Camp Amped is a summer music day camp at Nuçi’s Space for young musicians in middle and high school. The program allows participants to foster their passion for music while teaching them valuable skills that they can use in their bands and beyond. For more information, please visit or email Laura Ford at Athens-Clarke County Library: The main branch public library in Athens and the headquarters for the Athens Regional Library System, serving Clarke, Franklin, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties. Rebecca Ballard works in the children’s department and conducts story times and music programs for children and their families at the library. She will lead the audience in a singalong accompanied by her ukulele. Keith and Vern: Keith Karnok has been a finalist or semi-finalist in three international magic/ventriloquism competitions. In addition to performing for hundreds of elementary schools, libraries and preschools throughout Georgia, he has taught at UGA for more than 30 years. Using magic and ventriloquism, he specializes in blending a meaningful message with fun and laughter. ZUMBATOMIC: Zumba specially designed for kids age 4–12. Provided by Whole: Mind.Body.Art


AthFest FilmFest 2012 Athens Picture Show Ciné · 234 W. Hancock Ave. Wednesday, June 20–Saturday, June 23 $5, or FREE with AthFest Wristband

ROONEY’S WORLD [21 min., Dir: Jordan Noel] SECRET SHOPPER [1:53, Dir: Jamie D. Jenkins] SURVIVOR TYPE [30 min., Dir: Chris Ethridge] TOOTH FAIRY ASSASSIN [24 min, Dir: Andy Morris & Summer McCarty]

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WCF? [8:26, Dir: Katie Gregg] Showtimes: Thursday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. & Saturday, June 23, 5:30 p.m. Admission: $5, or FREE with AthFest Wristband Filmmakers’ Lounge: Meet and greet, network and hang out with the VHS filmmakers in the CinéLab before and after the shorts program on Thursday, June 21 starting at 6 p.m.

Giving amateur, aspiring and professional filmmakers a local stage to showcase their original work on the big screen, The Society of Greater Things presents this eclectic showcase of short movies made by Athens area filmmakers. See full lineup of films and descriptions at athfestfilmfest.

VHS Feature: A Fighting Chance [2010, 90 min., Dir: Takashi Doscher, NR] A vivid, character-driven documentary following the inspiring story of Kyle Maynard, born with only three major joints: a neck and two shoulders. Not only has he learned to live life independently and without prosthetics, Kyle has plans to fight in an official mixed martial arts match: a highly controversial and dangerous goal. With filmmaker in attendance. Showtime: Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 p.m. Admission: $5 General, or FREE with AthFest Wristband

215 LUMPKIN STREET [19:25, Dir: Matt Beaty] ABCINEMA [58 min., Dir: Evan Seitz] A SMALL TURN [5:40, Dir: Erina Francesconi & Adam Multer] BREAK THE SILENCE [9:24, Dir: Sarah Gutierrez] DOBRA OJCA [11 min., Dir: Chris White] DUGU WOLO [6:35, Dir: Adam Klein] FRIDAY NIGHT [2:29, Dir: Brian Garrett] FRIED TOFU [10:34, Dir: Anthony Ennis & Hannah Kasulka] GRACIE HAS A GLASS EYE [14:31, Dir: Raines Plambeck] IT’S USUALLY SUNNY IN ATHENS [4:45, Dir: Marty Cronk & Jud Stacer] LIGHTS, CAMERA, ATHENS! [9:44, Dir: Connor Pannell] MY MINUTE WITH MARILYN [1:26, Dir: Andrew Shearer] REDUCING THE DISTANCE [30 min., Dir: Leni Clark]

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Featuring interviews and performance footage from notable artists and musicians who performed at the venue over the decades, the film also documents the catastrophic fire, the fundraising efforts from

AthFest Rock Docs Ciné · 234 W. Hancock Ave. Wednesday, June 20–Sunday, June 24 Marley [2012, 144min, Dir: Kevin Macdonald, PG13] Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. Marley is the life story of the revolutionary and legendary musician, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people who knew him best. From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald comes the story of a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive. Showtimes: Friday, June 22 & Saturday, June 23, 9:45 p.m. Admission: $9 General, or $5 with AthFest Wristband

the local community and the reconstruction of the theater. Showtimes: Friday, June 22 & Sunday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5 General, or FREE with AthFest Wristband

Songs [2011, 42 min., Dir: Jennifer Formwalt, NR] Through interview footage and live performances with local artists and musicians such as Dave Dowless, Hope for Agoldensummer, Creepy, Incendiaries, Puddin’ Tang, Lysa Sullivan, The Jumpin’ Jesus Christers, Kaitlin Jones, Tunabunny, The Buddy System, Athens Boys Choir, poet Jeff Fallis, Mandy Jane and Hola Halo, this documentary film explores creative life through a focus on the collaborative, traditional and performative aspects of music, art and culture in Athens. Showtimes: Friday, June 22 & Sunday, June 24, 6:15 p.m. Admission: $5, or FREE with AthFest Wristband




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Athens Burning [2011, 108 min., Dir: Andrew Haynes, NR ] A new, locally produced documentary centered around the history of the Georgia Theater in downtown Athens. The film opens with the burning of the historic theater in summer 2009, and chronologically covers the history of the Athens music scene from the 1970s through the present.

Rock Doc Classic: Monterey Pop [1968, 79 min., Dir: D.A. Pennebaker, NR] Kick-off your AthFestivities with a special showing of one of the greatest rock documentaries ever, Monterey Pop, presented by “6X6” Media Arts Events. Come early for a beverage and stay afterwards for a panel discussion with esteemed and knowledgeable guests. This classic concert film effectively sets the scene for the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967, which took place during the fabled “Summer of Love,” when the hippie ethos was in its fullest flower, especially on the West Coast. Featured performers include Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Hugh Masekela, Otis Redding, Ravi Shankar, The Mamas & the Papas, The Who and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Showtimes: Wednesday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, June 24, 4:15 p.m. Admission: $5 or FREE with AthFest Wristband

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AthFest 2012 Board of Directors President: Alicia Nickles Vice President: Russ Hallauer Secretary: Julie Roth Treasurer: Paul Thomas Artists’ Market Chair: Sean Cook AthFest Educates! Chair: Janine Sheedy AthHalf Chair: Michael Williams AthHalf Marketing Coordinator: Christy Jenkins Booking Chair: Troy Aubrey Festival Marketing Coordinator: Andy Whitehead Film Chair: Kamala Lyons Fundraising Chair: Julie Roth KidsFest Chair: Debbie Watson Marketing Chair: Russ Hallauer Merchandise Chair: Jeff Scarbrough Sponsorship Chair: Alicia Nickles Volunteer Chair: Sarah Ashton

AthFest, Inc. Staff: Director: Jared Bailey Ad Agency: The AdSmith Interns: Amanda Bulley, Jackie Citero, Kristen Goss, Kayla Schmandt Publicist: Mary Wickwire Public Relations Stage Manager: Chris Thompson Webmaster: David Fairbairn Program Coordination: Andy Whitehead Program Cover design: David Fairbairn featuring artwork by Mike Groves Program Back Cover Map: David Fairbairn Volunteers fill the committee chair and board positions. If you would like to become more involved with the production of AthFest, or intern for the festival, call 706-548-1973 or visit

Thank You!

AthFest Booking Listening Committee: Andy Whitehead and William Craver; Pat McCaffrey; ACC Recycling; UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic; Eric Johnson at Trappeze Pub; Al Davison; Oasis Disc Manufacturing; David Ratz at Cox Radio; Jeff Montgomery; David Barbe at Chase Park Transduction; Charlie Barron and Barron’s Rentals; J.R. Beckwith and the Putnam County High School Entertainment Technology Program; Hannah Smith of the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau; Anita Aubrey, Christina Cotter, Melinda Edwards, Michelle Davis, Pete McCommons, Amanda Dickey, Jessica Pritchard, Kelly Ruberto, Jessica Smith and Larry Tenner at Flagpole magazine; Bill Fay and Partner Software; Ghostmeat Records; the staff of the Morton Theatre; Angel Helmly; Kathryn Lookofsky and Megan Henning at the Athens Downtown Development Authority; Kamala Lyons and Film::Athens; Cine’; Harris Diversified; Jimmy Marbut and Sunshine Cycles; Jim and Ellen at Paine Insurance; Mariah Pierce of Prestige Parking; Susan Staley and the Athens Folk Music and Dance Society; Dreamlab Studios; the Gretsch Foundation; Velena Vego and Barrie Buck at the 40 Watt Club; Ric Wallace; UGA Music Business Program; Scott Norris and the Athens Holiday Inn; Beth Elzea at GameDay Condos; Mike Newell at Cycle World; Dr. Scott Shamp and the UGA New Media Institute; Sharon Bower and Chrys Henderson; Solid Rock Productions; Don Cargile of National EMS; Paige Bailey and Jalen Marchand; Classic City Rotary Club; Artists’ Market Jury: Frank Registrato and Kristin (KT) Mills; Artists’ Market Judges: Mike Shetterley and Mike Groves; Artists’ Market Volunteers: Price Ogilvie, Bridgette Duffield, Andy Payne; AthFest Education Committee: Jennifer Kumnick, Jaye Thiel and Katie Malcom; UGA String Project; Dr. Philip Lanoue, Dr. Noris Price, Jay Wucher and Mark Tavernier from Clarke County School District; A Is for Arts Program at Chase Street Elementary School; DRUMCorp program at Barrow Elementary School: Ellen Sabatini, Leigh Rogers and Shannon Sausser; Mike Groves, Matt Tuttle, AdSmith and David Fairbairn; Lauren Baggett, Incoming Volunteer Chair; AthHalf Committee: Christy Jenkins, Adam Cain, Al Jeffers, Julie Thompson, Stacey Baker; Dawn Aiello of HandsOn Northeast Georgia for volunteer management support. And very special thanks to all of the bands and participating music venues as well as the hundreds of local community members who graciously volunteer their time. Without them, the festival would not be possible.

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