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Take a Couple Weeks Off, and Look What Part of the reason for the EDF’s abandonHappens: “Road closed” signs and chain-link ment of the river district concept was the fences went up across Hancock Avenue last lurking project at A&D. The rumors floating week, and those of us who used to use the around town are that this large mixed-use last eastern block of that thoroughfare to get development (comprised of office, residential to the heart of downtown from Foundry Street and retail, with substantial parking) will likely finally kissed our access goodbye. Now we be anchored by what’s sure to be a controver(and all future travelers from the east) will sial tenant: Wal-mart! have to make a left turn across busy trafThe Arkansas company has a big reputation fic before we even get a glimpse of Athens’ for killing Main Streets, and well-documented vibrant, historic commercial center. And what, issues regarding its treatment of employees. you ask, about those going in the other direcBut Athens’ downtown area is long-lacking tion? “To what?” rings the response. a grocery, and low-income folks in the area As if to mitigate the planning blunder could certainly benefit from a walkable, that will now allow the Classic Center to affordable supermarket. permanently wall off downtown at Thomas The anchor tenant is likely what makes Street, the board of the Athens Economic this developer’s A&D project financially viable, Development Foundation decided—after including the office and residential comreceiving, shall we say, a “privileged” briefing ponents. It’ll likely bring in much property from Mayor Nancy Denson—to put the kibosh and sales tax money, enough to jumpstart on a plan for the cooperative redevelopment downtown economic development if a tax of underused land between the eastern edge allocation district is enacted, ameliorating of downtown and the North Oconee River significant risk to proposed bonds. that just a month ago appeared to have real forward momentum. Commissioner Andy Herod, who along with Denson serves on the EDF board, says the decision made last week was simply not to hire a coordinator for the river district project, not to abandon the project itself. The Dope can’t wait to see what further ideas our local officials have in store to guide the positive, productive development of Athens’ most desirable available It was briefly hoped the Classic Center would offer helicopter ferry rides across real estate. its sprawling campus (now that the easternmost block of Hancock has finally For an additional been closed), but this whirlybird was only brought in last week as a demo for the perspective, we now Georgia Emergency Communications Conference. cede the floor to our own Kevan Williams: It’s easy to make this a referendum about Closed Meetings and Open Secrets: Giving the Wal-mart and its corporate practices, and community and its leaders a chance to more then move on. However, the more important diligently scrutinize the river district and ecoconversation we need to have is what we want nomic development in general were some of our central business district to look like. This the themes in the local discourse over the needs to happen before things like Wal-Mart summer, marked by events like commissionland on our doorstep. [Kevan Williams] ers fighting their way onto the EDF board and suggestions to appoint a project manager and Rolling into Town: The 2011 Georgia Bike steering committee to move the river district Summit, an annual event drawing bicycle forward, and to hire the Carl Vinson Institute transportation advocates and enthusiasts from of Government to double-check revenue proacross the state and beyond, will be held at jections made by a consulting firm. the Georgia Center for Continuing Education But that isn’t exactly the way things Saturday, Oct. 8, with satellite events taking worked out. Mayor Denson held several meetplace throughout the weekend. The schedule ings with small groups of commissioners to features seminars, break-out sessions, group skirt open meetings rules (per Blake Aued’s rides, screenings, a raffle—get the full lowreporting in the Athens Banner-Herald), in down at the Georgia Bikes! website, www. order to discuss a project in the works for georgiabikes.org (you can register online, the Armstrong & Dobbs property, one of as well). And when the city streets fill the river district’s key parcels. More recently, with cyclists that weekend, remember—as discussion at a closed-door meeting of the always—to share the road. EDF board on whether or not to hire a project manager candidate drifted, it seems, towards a A Final Note: The dutiful Dope is happily more philosophical discussion of that position obliged to thank all of those who wished him and the project in general. While the meeting well (and not to forget those who graciously was eventually opened to the public after an declined to wish him ill!) upon the birth of hour and a half, it does seem as though some his darlin’ daughter the first of this month. important conversations relating to things From all the Dopes, our humble and heartfelt other than the hiring of an individual position gratitude. may have taken place in private, which raises questions about transparency. Dave Marr & Kevan Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
city pages Panel’s Recommended Map Has Few Changes The redistricting plan that Athens-Clarke County commissioners will vote on Oct. 4 would maintain the commission’s two “superdistricts” for now, while asking a committee to consider how they affect African-American voting strength. But it would modify the existing superdistricts by changing which of the eight geographical districts are included within them. While ACC’s local elections are non-partisan—candidates are not identified on the ballot by party—the once-a-decade redistricting to adjust for population changes has produced a small tug-of-war over the fairness of the current districts. Most citizens who spoke at hearings before a redistricting committee appointed by Mayor Nancy Denson wanted changes to be kept to a minimum. “Most of them were ‘if it ain’t broke, why fix it?’” committee chair (also Commissioner) Harry Sims told Flagpole. But some on that bipartisan committee— including Commissioner Doug Lowry—pressed for a second map that, Lowry believes, would better represent “communities of interest” and not split them into different districts. “I’d like to see the gerrymandered maps that we’re operating under now done away with,” Lowry told Flagpole. The alternative map, which the committee members voted down by a 5-3 margin, “doesn’t allow Five Points to have four voices on the commission, which it does now,” he said. It was not “a Republican map,” he said. “We built a map that we thought was fair.” Lowry is skeptical, too, that the state Legislature will approve the map that the committee did recommend, assuming commissioners approve it next month. “There is not a hope in hell of that getting through” the Legislature, he said. State Representative Doug McKillip and local attorney Ken Dious submitted their own redistricting proposal to the committee late in the process; it too was rejected. “It added an additional majorityminority district, which is very important under the Voting Rights Act, and I think it results in better representative government by including a Republican district,” McKillip told Flagpole.
So, will McKillip support the map that ACC commissioners approve? “I’m waiting to see what is going on with the commission [vote],” he said. “At this point, the commission hasn’t engaged the local delegation on any of this.” The two groups are scheduled to meet together in November. The districts haven’t changed much since city-county unification in 1991, but certainly the 10 ACC commissioners tend to be more homogeneous in their views than in years past, when contentious meetings sometimes ran past midnight. The recommended map— besides tweaking district boundaries to equalize populations—would switch the makeup of the two superdistricts, to “slightly enhance” black voting strength in District 9 [along with District 10, one of the two superdistricts]. It would move District 5 into District 9, and District 4 into District 10. That would increase minority representation in District 9 from 31 percent to 35 percent, but would also create a glitch in the terms of the superdistrict commissioners. If the legislature accepts the change, those commissioners will probably serve two-year (rather than four-year) terms next time, ACC Attorney Bill Berryman said at last week’s work session. John Huie
Mayor Pitches Tax Freeze for Seniors As ACC’s tax commissioner for 26 years, Nancy Denson became well aware how the death of a spouse—and the loss of his or her Social Security check—can make it hard for some older homeowners to pay their property taxes. Over those years, Denson worked out over 1,200 payment plans to allow homeowners to catch up on overdue taxes, and most were successful. Now, as Mayor, Denson proposes to freeze homeowners’ property tax assessments at age 65, giving them more financial predictability. “This is something I’m very passionate about,” Denson told commissioners last week. But inevitably, lowering taxes for some will mean raising them for others—or else forfeiting tax revenues when the county is already in an unaccustomed crunch. Several commissioners appeared dubious of Denson’s proposal.
“We’re in an environment where we’re looking at cutting all sorts of things out,” Andy Herod said. During boom times, according to current Tax Commissioner Mitch Schrader, ACC’s tax digest increased as much as 10 percent in a single year; in recent years it has leveled off or even decreased. Current growth is at about 1 percent. That means taxes aren’t going up much, and neither are the county’s tax revenues. “This is the kind of program I’ve had problems with—the fairness of it,” said Commissioner Alice Kinman. Not all senior citizens make less money than younger people, she said—”some of them do, some of them don’t.” But adding a wealth or income test could be complicated. “You almost have to have an auditing arm of the tax office to make sure that it is implemented properly,” Denson said. But the exemption could be applied to homes only under a certain value, she told Flagpole. Depending on how fast property values increase—and how many years out you look— revenues forfeited could reach the milliondollar range, Schrader told commissioners. About 30 percent of citizens who live in their
own homes are 65 or older, and that number will increase because the average age of ACC citizens is going up. “Athens-Clarke County is aging, there’s no question,” Schrader said. ACC already has one of Georgia’s more generous homestead exemptions—a tax credit for a person’s primary residence, which applies regardless of age—and by state law, veterans get an additional exemption. School taxes (accounting for slightly over half of ACC tax bills) are already frozen automatically at age 65. Commissioners also briefly discussed the new election dates that have been handed down by the state legislature: local elections will be held in July, instead of November. “July’s a terrible time in Athens,” Kinman said. It doesn’t give commission candidates time to campaign, added Commissioner Kathy Hoard: “Somebody’s going to have to use a lot of shoe leather, fast.” The date was changed to combine runoff dates and thereby save money; when they meet with local legislators in November, the commissioners may ask them to change it back. John Huie
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Hank Huckaby is soon going to find out who his real friends are. The new chancellor of the University System has decided to tackle one of the most sensitive political issues in Georgia: whether to get rid of some of the state’s 35 public colleges. Huckaby’s move was partly prompted by the need for more money. With the erosion in tax revenues caused by the economic downturn, the Legislature has cut the University System’s funding from more than $8,200 per full-time college student a decade ago to about $5,500 per student. Tuition increases can only close part of that gap, so the push is on to cut operating expenditures by closing campuses or merging the administrative staffs of current institutions. There are also management questions involved: could the University System more effectively accomplish its academic goals if some under-funded colleges were folded in with larger universities that have more resources available? “I know this will be somewhat controversial to many,” Huckaby told the Board of Regents last week. He was recognizing the reality that any attempts to close a college or convert it to an extension campus of a larger institution will trigger fierce political opposition from the legislators and civic leaders in the area where the college is located. Race can also be an issue, because some of the campuses that could become targets of consolidation include historically black colleges. Huckaby’s proposal has already drawn statements of support from several regents, including board Chairman Ben Tarbutton. The chancellor says no list has been drawn up with the names of any specific colleges that are targeted for merger; he wants to establish the criteria and standards for determining which ones might be considered. Consolidation proposals could include the historically black colleges, which tend to
have smaller enrollments. That would raise the possibility of merging Savannah State and Armstrong Atlantic State in Savannah, along with a merger of Albany State and Darton College. There could be a proposal for historically black Fort Valley State, one of Georgia’s two land-grant colleges, to become an extension of the other land-grant institution, the University of Georgia. With UGA’s prominence in the field of agricultural teaching and research, it may make sense to administratively attach Abraham Baldwin as well. Some of the smaller institutions near the state’s southern border, such as Waycross College and Bainbridge College, could find themselves in line to become extension campuses of Valdosta State University. “Everybody does triple duties at the smaller campuses,” said a consultant familiar with University System issues. These institutions, no matter how small or lacking in financial resources they may be, will have their supporters who would fight for retaining their independent identities. Bainbridge, for example, is the hometown of Alec Poitevint, a power broker in Republican Party circles and a former state chairman of the GOP. Poitevint’s wife, Doreen, is a member of the Board of Regents. One of the state’s longestserving black legislators, Rep. Calvin Smyre (D-Columbus), is a Fort Valley State alumnus. Navigating a path through this political minefield could be the biggest challenge ever taken on by Huckaby, whose 40-year career in government includes stints as a budget official for several governors and a brief term in the Georgia House of Representative. “No one is more politically attuned than Hank is,” said a longtime observer of the Legislature. “If anyone has the political and policy skills to do this sort of thing, it’s Hank.”
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If you believe manmade climate change is blocked by Canadian residents who are unwilltaking place, what responsibility do you have ing to allow a pipeline across their lands. to act? If you believe the increasing intensity So, if the U.S. rejects the tar sands, they will of droughts and storms is part of the disasbe developed much more slowly, keeping oil trous pattern predicted by climate scientists, prices high enough to stimulate investment in what should you do? clean energy technologies and buying time on From Aug. 20 to Sept. 3, more than 1,250 the climate change clock for these technolopeople chose to protest—and be arrested— gies to replace fossil fuels. outside the White House in Washington, D.C. But U.S. politicians—especially those The sit-in was the largest display of civil without term limits—now, more than ever, disobedience in the United States since the reflect the will of the electorate, rather than end of the Civil Rights era, and it marks a leading the search for long-term solutions. significant shift in strategy among environUnderstandably, the electorate wants jobs and mental advocates who believe the country and the planet are about to cross a point of no return. In three short years, we’ve gone from wholeheartedly supporting a president who promised to lead the world in addressing climate change to picketing his house so that he doesn’t open the U.S. market to Canadian tar sands, a source Symposium—Fri., Sept. 23: of unconventional oil that is UGA researchers discuss “Climate on par with coal: the dirtiest Change in the Southeast,” 5–8 p.m., of fossil fuels. President Obama auditorium, Odum School of Ecology has the executive authority to approve or deny the Keystone March and Rally—Sat., Sept. 24: XL pipeline, which would carry Part of Moving Planet—a worldwide up to 900,000 barrels of oil per rally for solutions to the climate criday from Alberta to the Texas sis. Meet at 11 a.m. in front of UGA Gulf Coast, where it would be Plant Sciences (Ag Drive at Carlton refined for sale to U.S. and forStreet)—March to City Hall. eign markets. This would seem a noMore info on the map at brainer for the man who www.moving-planet.org promised that during his presidency “the rise of the oceans will begin to slow,” but since conservatives won the battle over climate change legislation (see Flagpole, Aug. 11, 2010), Obama no longer talks about the issue in his stump speeches. Earlier this month, it became obvious that the environment had economic relief. But we need jobs in a susslid even further down the priority list when tainable economy built on clean energy, not Obama halted the development of stricter quick-and-dirty fossil fuel fixes. We need lowair-quality standards on smog in response to carbon jobs in emerging industries like wind, tough opposition from Republicans and indussolar, energy efficiency, biomass and local try lobbyists. agriculture. And more than ever, we need to Now it appears he may approve the tar let our local, state and national leaders know sands pipeline, which is what led to the that we will not accept “either-or” solutions protests. when it comes to the environment and the The U.S. State Department issued a favoreconomy. able environmental impact assessment for the The newly created Georgia Climate Change project, though they clearly did not consult Coalition is holding a march and rally at 11 NASA’s James Hansen, who is widely consida.m. on Saturday, coinciding with thousands ered the leading U.S. climate scientist. He of events taking place worldwide as part of has stated publicly that if Canada’s tar sands 350.org’s Moving Planet day of action. We will are exploited for fuel, it will be impossible call on our elected officials to increase their to return atmospheric carbon to the 350 ambitions to reduce carbon consumption, parts per million (ppm) level deemed a safe while searching for solutions and adaptations threshold by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel in a climate of increasingly extreme variabilon Climate Change. (The current level is 393 ity. We will present the leadership of Athensppm.) Clarke County with a list of appeals for action The State Department report also attempts as well as hundreds of individual pledges for to justify building the pipeline by stating specific actions we will take as individuals and that Canada intends to develop the tar sands, the resulting total reductions in water use and whether or not the U.S. is the main customer. carbon emissions. This line of reasoning recognizes that exploitIf you want to do something, please add ing the tar sands is less than ideal, and by your specific pledges to our commitment total moral equivalent it implies that robbing a at www.georgiaclimatecoalition.org, and come bank would be justified, if you knew someone to the rally; lend your voice to the call for a else already planned to do it. climate solution. The justification also ignores the fact that eastern and western routes to market are Bart King
athens rising What’s Up in New Development Sometimes I think about what life would have been like for my grandpa, growing up in the Depression. How’d he get from Whitehall down to Gaines School? He used to tell me about that being a dirt road, and also catching the train into Athens to see a movie. In that particular way, it must have been fairly magical. What was the land like then? The boll weevil would have recently struck. Then there’s the chestnut blight wiping out the champions of the forest, not to mention Dutch elm disease and the Dust Bowl out west. The land must have seemed like it was dying. Flickr User: anoldent
individuals to around 130 today. However, a species here and there does not an ecosystem make. In order to keep an ecosystem in balance, predators have to be factored in. While bears, bobcats and coyotes are still present in the area, cougar and wolves are for the most part gone from the South. Efforts to restore the endangered red wolf are also underway, although that effort is mostly concentrated on barrier islands, where interaction with humans can be minimized. The restoration of native species hasn’t been just about megafauna, though. Those animals have returned to a landscape much changed from when they departed (or rather, we removed them). The American chestnut, almost wiped out by the chestnut blight in the early 1900s, was once described as the “Redwood of the East,” historically reaching 150 feet tall and 10 feet in diameter. The trees were incredibly important in the Appalachians, representing roughly one out of four trees in the forest and producing prolific forage for animals like elk and deer. The American Elk have returned to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. How might Chestnut Foundation and restoration and reintroduction of other iconic native species reshape the local other organizations have landscape? been working to breed blight-resistant American Combined with the economic harshness of chestnut trees, crossbreeding the American the times, it must have been hard not to take species with resistant Chinese trees. These an eschatological point of view. Had God fortrees could be ready in the next few years for saken the world, with forests and crops dying a broad reintroduction beyond the research and great masses of people’s lives in ruin for a farms where they are currently grown. generation? The longleaf pine is another species native In my grandpa’s era, the deer population to the area which was nearly lost, in this case for the state was estimated to be only a few not due to any introduced disease, but purely thousand, mostly in the southern portion of by logging. This tree and the unique ecosysthe state. With most of the land barren from tem that accompanies it once dominated the having recently been in cotton, I wonder if coastal plain, creating a park-like savanna, he ever saw a deer growing up. Today, they kept open by frequent fires. frequently graze on Mom’s hostas out in Beyond their ecological value and former Winterville. dominance in the Southern landscape, both A few hundred years back, in the time of of these trees were once hugely important pioneers and explorers like Bartram, the world economically, and the success of their respecwas quite different, with bison frequently tive restorations could hinge on the ability to sighted through mighty forests well-cleared by craft a forestry model that incorporates both fire, with great canebrakes along the rivers. ecologically and financially sustainable manIt’s hard to imagine a forest or riverbank not agement strategies. choked by the jungle of privet, bamboo and With the exception of top predators, other invasives that make the woods along the removed for their danger to humans and liveOconee practically impenetrable now. stock, and disease in the case of the chestnut, The reintroduction of white-tail deer in it was often the most economically useful the ‘40s could probably be considered our aspects of these iconic plants and animals first foray into restoring megafauna regionthat in the end doomed them. These key speally, but there have been other more recent cies, with their tremendous presence, convert developments. Ted Turner’s popularization of the products of their ecosystems into forms bison meat can certainly be given some credit that are easily accessible to us. Consider the for the handful of farms in the region that grazing bison, taking the grasses we find inedhave recently started raising the American ible and converting them into easily harvested buffalo instead of cows. While wild buffalo meat, or the longleaf pine, taking water, once roamed much of pre-settlement Georgia, soil and air and creating an incredibly useful cattle dominate today, kept in large pastures building material. They also provide ecosystem that don’t much resemble the diverse woodservices like cleaner water and air that are land mosaic of the past. Could the return of hard to quantify but extremely important. bison as livestock result in a more ecologically If we can tie these economic and ecorobust approach to the management of grazing logical values together into one system, the land? woods our children and grandchildren inhabit Elk were reintroduced to Great Smoky will be every bit as magnificent as those found Mountain National Park in 2001, after a by explorers like Bartram. two-century absence from the region, and the population has grown from an initial 52 Kevan Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
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movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review ABDUCTION (PG-13) John Singleton is back and he’s bringing Taylor Lautner with him. Can the Twilight sensation open a movie on his own? He will try as Nathan, a young man who feels distant from his parents. When he discovers he was kidnapped as a child, he must go on the lam to survive and uncover the truth. With Lily Collins (The Blind Side), Alfred Molina, Jason Isaacs, Maria Bello, Michael Nyqvist (the Swedish Mikael Blomkvist) and Sigourney Weaver. AIRPLANE! (PG) 1980. “Chump don’ want no help; chump don’t get da help!” jived Barbara “June Cleaver” Billingsley in this eminently quotable first film from the ZAZ collective (Naked Gun, Hot Shots). BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR Nick Swardsongets his star on as the titular bucktoothed Midwesterner with dreams of achieving pornographic stardom like his parents (a disgraced Edward Herrman and Miriam Flynn). Adam Sandler should be ashamed to have cowritten such a mean-spirited comedy. COLOMBIANA (PG-13) Gallic actioneer Luc Besson misses completely with Colombiana. A revenge potboiler about a hottie assassin should be exploitation cake. Instead, stale dialogue and terrible music cues far too often breaks up the often exhilaratingly stealthy action. Zoe Saldana makes for one badass, gun toting chica, who is seeking the drug lord that killed her parents. CONTAGION (PG-13) In Steven Soderbergh’s new chiller a deadly new, highly communicable virus enteres the population. How quickly and effectively can the world’s governments and health agencies (represented by Laurence Fishburne, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston and Marion Cotillard) respond? What sort of wildfire will spread via the blogosphere (thanks, Jude Law)? How will the rest of us (Matt Damon stars as the people’s proxy) respond as loved ones (like Gwyneth Paltrow) quickly and mysteriously fall ill? COWBOYS & ALIENS (PG-13) A man with no memory (Daniel Craig) assists a wealthy Civil War vet (Harrison Ford) and the other townsfolk tracking the extraterrestrials who ran off with half of their dwindling
mining town. Craig makes a dutiful, if uncharismatic gunslinger, but Ford, wonderfully aged and crotchety, still retains roguish charm to spare for his co-stars. Not that Sam Rockwell and Walton Goggins need any help providing their comic relief services. CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. (PG-13) Steve Carell stars as Cal Weaver, whose wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), suddenly bombs him with a divorce pronouncement that leads him to a local bar where he meets inveterate womanizer Jacob (Ryan Gosling). While Cal the nice guy is learning to objectify women, Jacob the man-whore is falling for law student Hannah (Emma Stone). Who would ever think those actions would develop into the summer’s most charming wide release? THE DEBT (PG-13) The Debt boasts an Academy Award nominated director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), a script by X-Men: First Class’s Matthew Vaughn, music by Thomas Newman AND a cast of Helen Mirren, “It Girl” Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, Ciaran Hinds and Tom Wilkinson. A two-man, one-woman Mossad team attempts to kidnap Dieter Vogel, the feared Surgeon of Birkenau while time jumps back and forth. DOLPHIN TALE (PG) This fall family film is based on the true story of a boy who befriends a dolphin that has lost its tail in a crab trap. Soon, the boy and everyone he knows are working to construct a prosthetic appendage for the inspirational mammal. The movie’s got some big names in Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Harry Connick, Jr. DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (PG-13) In this Guillermo del Toro written and produced update of the 1973 TV movie, a depressed little girl, Sally (Bailee Madison), goes to live with daddy (Guy Pearce) and his new girlfriend, Kim (Katie Holmes), in the old, dark house they’re restoring. Sally’s depression does not improve when ancient little creatures that can’t stand the light escape from the basement. • DRIVE (R) Drive slides through the alleys and sidestreets of its criminal Los Angeles with the precision, skill and style of its nameless Driver (Ryan Gosling), called the Kid by his boss/ handler, Shannon (Bryan Cranston).
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Stuntman by day, getaway man for hire by night, the driver slides his leather driving gloves on and gets his bumpers bloody when a cute neighbor (Carey Mulligan) with a little tyke runs afoul of some local toughs. THE GUARD (R) Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle star in Ned Kelly writer John Michael McDonagh’s feature debut, an ‘80s-sounding buddy cop-com. He’s an unorthodox Irish policeman (Gleeson); he’s an uptight FBI agent (Cheadle). With Liam Cunningham, Fionnula Flanagan and Mark Strong. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (PG-13 It’s over. The final battle rages over and through the hallowed halls of Hogwarts as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) attempt to end Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) evil reign. The last few Horcruxes must be found and destroyed if Harry is ever to truly defeat You-Know-Who. THE HELP (PG-13) Every black servant is a saint, every white employer a demon. College-educated Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan (the extremely likable Emma Stonet) comes home to Jackson to save its minority population through bestselling pop fiction. She collects the stories of long-serving maids Aibileen (Viola Davis), Minny (Octavia Spencer) and more into an illegal (in 1960s Mississippi) tome that scandalizes the gentry. HORRIBLE BOSSES (R) Horrible Bosses is the summer’s funniest movie (since the last time). Nick (Jason Bateman) works for an evil corporate shark played perfectly by Kevin Spacey (with a wink and a nod to the darkly fun Swimming with Sharks). Dale (Charlie Day) is getting seriously sexually harassed by his seriously hot dentist boss (Jennifer Aniston). Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) answers to a cokehead douchebag that resembles a balding Colin Farrell (Farrell).The solution to their employment problems is to murder each other’s boss. • I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT (PG-13) Sarah Jessica Parker is Kate Reddy, a working mom who’s sad because she’s missing out on her two kids’ big moments but unwilling to stop doing what it takes to survive in a “man’s world.”Husband (Greg Kinnear) loses his patience as mother breaks another promise to a disappointed child that makes the mother feel even worse. Optional infidelity plotline via Pierce “I was James Bond, you know” Brosnan. KILLER ELITE (R) A retired member of Britain’s Elite Special Air Service, Danny Bryce (Jason Statham), thinks he’s out of the game until his beloved mentor (Robert De Niro) is kidnapped, forcing Danny to go after three hired guns and their leader, Spike (Clive Owen). KUNG FU PANDA 2 (PG) The second adventure of Dragon Warrior Po (v. Jack Black, who is better heard than seen) and the Furious Five has more visual inventiveness than it does comic or narrative combined. Peacock Shen (v. Gary Oldman) plots to rule China with a gunpowder-based weapon that nullifies the powers of Kung Fu. MACHINE GUN PREACHER (R) This biopic is about Sam Childers, a reformed drug-dealing biker who finds God and becomes the crusader
for hundreds of Sudanese child soldiers. Gerard Butler is Childers. With Michelle Monaghan and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road). MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (NR) Ciné brings the largest short film festival in the world to Athens with the 10 best short films selected from 598 entries representing 48 countries. MONEYBALL (PG-13) Capote filmmaker Bennett Miller follows up his Oscar winning first film with this adaptation of Michael Lewis’ baseball book. Brad Pitt stars as Oakland A’s general manager, Billy Bean, who used computer analysis to build a successful team on a budget. Pitt is joined by Jonah Hill, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman and the hilarious Chris Pratt. NORTEADO (NR) 2009. In Norteado, or Northless, Andres (Silver Ariel nominee Harold Torres, who won the Best Actor award from the Bratislava Film Festival) reaches Mexico’s northern border on the way to the United States but is confounded by each attempted border crossing. Forced to wait in troubled Tijuana, Andres must confront what he left behind and what lies ahead. PUNCTURE (R) Based on a real-life case, Puncture stars Chris Evans as one half of small time legal team fighting the big boys in the case of an ER nurse pricked by a contaminated needle. Naturally, they uncover an
ever-deepening conspiracy. Oh, one of the legal eagles is a functioning drug addict, too. THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN (NR) 2005. Maverick Midwestern farmer, John Peterson, turns his farm around in the midst of a failing economy. See how he does it in Taggart Siegel’s award winning doc. Sponsored by the Department of Horticulture. Followed by a discussion panel. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG-13) While Tim Burton’s damned dirty apes disappointed heavily, this new Apes prequel has my inner Dr. Zaius all a flutter. A super smart chimp named Caesar (Andy Serkis in yet another motion capture performance) leads a primate revolution. James Franco stars as the human scientist who created and raised him. With Brian Cox, Freida Pinto and John Lithgow. SARAH’S KEY (PG-13) A Parisian journalist (Kristin Scott Thomas) investigating the notorious 1942 Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup becomes embroiled in the mystery of a young girl whose family ties were severed by the Holocaust. With Mélusine Mayance as 10-year-old Sarah Starzynski and Niels Arestrup. SHARK NIGHT (PG-13) Some Tulane students head to a pretty blonde’s (Sara Paxton) isolated lake house. Too bad the saltwater lake is filled with a variety of sharks! THE SMURFS (PG) The live action/ CGI hybrid version of The Smurfs is
not as bad as its atrocious trailers would imply, thanks largely to the smurfish talents of Neil Patrick Harris and television performers like “Project Runway”’s Tim Gunn, “Glee”’s Jayma Mays and “Modern Family”’s Sofia Vergara. • STRAW DOGS (R) This remake of the violent 1971 Sam Peckinpah classic will play a lot differently in the Deep South than filmmaker Rod Lurie might expect. Hollywood screenwriter David Sumner (James Marsden, and his actress wife, Amy (Kate Bosworth), return to her backwoods Mississippi hometown. There, David meets all the local wildlife: Amy’s ex BF/former QB hero, Charlie Venner (Alexander Skarsgard); legendary head coach/town drunk, imaginatively named Coach (James Woods); a low functioning/ implied sexual predator (Dominic Purcell) who provides the spark needed to light the bloody, fiery last act. WARRIOR (PG-13) Two brothers, Brendan and Tommy (Joel Edgerton and Inception’s Tom Hardy, whose shoulders are scarily massive), battle each other, the inner demons born from growing up with an alcoholic father (Nick Nolte) and tough opponents like Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle. Surprisingly, Warrior never feels invasively manipulative until revelations about Tommy’s service record whip out the patriotism. ZOOKEEPER (PG) Kevin James is Griffin, a nice guy who nicely takes care of nice animals for a nice living. A pretty girl, Stephanie (Leslie Bibb), broke his nice heart because he’s a nice zookeeper. The animals, who can talk thanks to Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, Maya Rudolph, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love and Nick Nolte, break their code of silence to help the lovable Griffin win his dream girl, who isn’t really as dreamy as zoo vet Kate (Rosario Dawson). Drew Wheeler
threats & promises Music News And Gossip A Small Circle of Friends: Adam Klein has a new group of players with him, and the package is named Adam Klein & the Wild Fires. You can catch them this Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Melting Point. Little Country Giants round out the bill. The Wild Fires, who couldn’t have picked a timelier name, is comprised of Steve Abercrombie (Blueground Undergrass, The Nice Machine), Bronson Tew (the engineer with Record-O-Van) and Chris Cason (Kaitlin Jones & the County Fair). For this show at least, A.J. Adams will join the group on pedal steel. In other news, Klein and Justin Evans will travel out to San Francisco to play the Super Bluegrass Weekend, which is the “official unofficial” after party for that city’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. For more information, please see www.adam-klein.com. Exile on Broad Street: Speaking of the aforementioned Record-O-Van, have you checked out what this guy does? He’s got a fully functional, professional mobile unit installed inside a 1994 Ford van and can record pretty much anywhere he can run an electrical snake. It sounds gimmicky, but it’s really not. This Jon Kownacki
Moira Nelligan & the Dixie Jigs setup allows for bands to play their music in their chosen space (practice room, living room, shoebox, etc.) while engineer Bronson Tew is in a separate structure outside the building getting it all with zero bleed and minimal ear fatigue. You’d do good to learn more over at www.facebook.com/recordovan and www.record-o-van.tumblr.com. The Green, Green Grass of Home: The 27th annual North Georgia Folk Festival will happen Saturday, Sept. 24 at Sandy Creek Park. The gates open at 10:30 a.m., and the morning activities will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a set by Noogeez, which is basically Squalls playing kids music. The day-long event lasts until 9 p.m. and will feature sets by musical performers Moira Nelligan & the Dixie Jigs, Klezmer Local 42, The Darnell Boys, Bill Ashley & the Kitchen Pickers, Ed Teague & Friends and acoustic sets by Cosmic Charlie, The Georgia Mudcats and the Tony Bryant Blues Band. There’s more than music at the festival, though, and it’s dedicated to preserving the unique folk culture of Northeast Georgia. To that end, the presenters, The Athens Folk Music & Dance Society, will host several craft demonstrations on arts such as broom-making, blacksmithing, quilting, basket-making and more. This is one of my favorite annual events in Athens. There’s a $2 charge per person (ages 4–64) to enter the park, and the festival will cost $10 for adults, $5 for students, and kids under 12 are free.
There is a pre-festival contra dance and acoustic jam the night before (Friday, Sept. 23) at Memorial Park from 7:30–11 p.m. Information concerning that and the full schedule of music, workshops and other festival happenings can be found at www.athensfolk.org. Komplete Kontrol: I want to give a hearty Athens welcome to the new-to-town hardcore lords Vinyl Rites. The label and record store recently relocated from Gainesville, FL and set up shop inside the Southern Vision Thrift Market at 766 W. Broad Street (across from Vision Video). The shop sells new and used vinyl and cassettes, and the label has distinguished itself with small-run vinyl and cassette pressings of records by notable bands American Cheeseburger, Bukkake Boys, Diet Cokeheads, Hellkontrol, Witches and Religious as Fuck. In the physical world, the store plans to maintain the ambitious hours of noon–8 p.m., seven days a week. Visit them online, too, at www.vinylrites.net. Buy One, Buy All: Nuçi’s Space will host its “Rewired” used gear sale Saturday, Sept. 24 at OK Coffee. The blinkand-you’ll-miss-it location is on the corner of Clayton and College downtown. The event runs from noon until 4 p.m., and, if past events are any indication, there are going to be lots of great deals on used musical equipment. Coordinator Matt Hudgins has specifically mentioned “a dozen electric guitars and basses, lots of amps, keys, effects processors, drums and drum accessories,” so that should whet your whistle. For more information, please see www.nuci.org. Like Caine in Kung Fu: Mux Blank has decided to walk the Earth. OK, drive the Earth. He’s undertaken what he describes as a “neverending tour” (which, for him, is also sort of a spiritual journey) dubbed Mr. Blank’s Weird & Wandering Sideshow which is an abbreviated version of his long-running Carnivale of Black Hearts. Currently, he has dates booked through the end of October. So far, the sideshow is just Mux and troupe member “Needless the Clown,” but it could conceivably be Mux and any member of the Carnivale who can travel. Significantly, Mux and Mr. Needless are arriving in each city at least a day in advance, playing on the street and generating interest in their show before the actual thing happens. It’s easier to do this as a pair and not a whole troupe. They’re traveling in a converted bus (dubbed “The Lyme Basturd”) that will serve as home on the road, and Blank is documenting everything via his blog with plans to start filming life on the road soon. If this is the type of thing you can get behind, Mux and crew would really love it if you threw a bit of cash their way via the PayPal donation button over at www.mrblankisdead.com, where you’ll also find a promo video and full tour schedule. You can keep up with his adventures over at www.muxproductions.com. Gordon Lamb firstname.lastname@example.org
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elf-identified as post/melodic hardcore, Athens band Come What May claims influence from Alternative Press darlings such as The Devil Wears Prada and Every Time I Die. A bigger inspiration, perhaps in word rather than deed, is the outspoken band Underoath, which has consistently claimed to be a band of Christians but not a Christian band. Member Timothy Watts takes an identical stance. “There’s definitely a Christian influence in writing the lyrics, but we are not a Christian group. I’d like to think that we’re more a band with a positive message. We use themes, personification and messages from our faiths, or lack thereof, but the overall message that we’d like to convey is that we should love each other. We’ve been asked before whether or not we are a Christian band. I think it’s interesting that just because we don’t cuss onstage and have a positive message that people associate us with that movement.” Well, that and maybe the fact that the band regularly plays venues located in or set up by churches. The secular Vans Warped Tour, however, is regularly packed with bands of an identical bent, a fact that backs up Watts’ claim that “there’s a great deal of crossover between the two cultures because most of those groups tour together, which we think is great. There’s no hope for growth in any industry that only seeks to appeal to one specific audience. There has to be some level of accessibility.” Watts isn’t misspeaking when he drops the word “industry.” Come What May is careerist in a town where that is often a dirty word. They’re likely just more up-front about it than a lot of local bands. “Our main long-term goal is longevity. We hope to get to a point where… the band can fund itself so that we can keep creating music,“ Watts says. If there were any internal struggles regarding art-versus-commerce, the band has easily cast them aside. “It’s weird that music, and art in general, has become this kind of commodity,” remarks Watts, “but we’ve accepted that and are trying to move forward.” The band has released two EPs (Solace, 2009; Stimulus Versus Sense, 2011) and recently inked a representation deal with Salt Lake City’s Monolith Management. The band rarely plays locally but they say it’s not for lack of trying. Watts says, “We’d honestly love to play Athens more, but the atmosphere is a bit more daunting than welcoming… We’ve tried to play with groups and venues in Athens, and it’s been extremely frustrating because [even] though we’re willing to do the leg work, we honestly get the cold shoulder more than anything… We would love the chance to play shows with some of the groups that put on shows around town… It would be an honor to play a show or festival with any number of them.” Ultimately, Watts says, “We’re just a group of guys who put a lot into our craft, and we hope people dig on what we play.” Gordon Lamb
WHO: Come What May, Avian, Cloak & Dagger Dating Service, The Giving Tree, Cory Goldsmith WHERE: Caledonia Lounge WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. HOW MUCH: $5 (21+), $7 (under 21). All ages welcome!
Thursday, September 22
Meat Puppets Cleanup and Confrontation
urt Kirkwood pauses at the question: What makes the new album by his band, the Meat Puppets, unique? “I don’t know. That’s a hard one,” he finally says. “I don’t think it’s that unique.” Refreshing honesty has always been a linchpin of what makes the Meat Puppets so compelling. Singer, guitarist and songwriter Curt formed the group in Phoenix, AZ in 1980 with brother and bassist Cris, and while they’ve gone from underground punk agitators to country-punk pioneers, from alternative rock big-timers to indie-rock royalty, they’ve always followed their own weirdo desert muse, ignoring—if not flat-out chafing at—trends and scenes alike. In the early ‘80s, Meat Puppets released albums for Black Flag’s SST Records, debuting with a psychotic tangle of shredding, borderline incomprehensible quasi-punk that ushered psychedelic freneticism into the realm of American hardcore. By their second album, Meat Puppets II, they were writing far more for-real sung-songs, albeit songs performed with a slack nonchalance. Or, as Kirkwood offers today with typical bluntness: “We were just pretty high at the time.” He adds, “We were doing a lot of messing around with stuff, and that record came out the way that it did because of that, largely. It was sort of preplanned: let’s get a bunch of X and go do this. It was way back before people really did that, and we thought it was a great idea. And we thought it came out great at the time, and the last thing we were concerned about was whether it was sloppy or not or anything like that. And in the long run, I definitely think it’s hilarious. I don’t have regrets. I didn’t have a huge amount of respect for the songs or anything—I don’t know that I still do—but I think I address things differently now.” By beginning to push the ramshackle country side of their musical interests to the forefront, Meat Puppets were both acting strictly according to their eclectic taste and intentionally jabbing the small-minded punk scene in the ribs. Kirkwood explains: “It’s confrontational, in a way, towards anything, towards anybody that’s listening. There’s always a challenge with any art. Artists aren’t trying to be pleasing generally right off the bat; they’re trying to please themselves… We did different kinds of stuff, and it was to our benefit once we realized that there were a lot of closedminded people in the hardcore scene. We liked punk rock, so we played some of that, and we played a lot of other stuff—we always did. Our first album was complete mayhem in the studio, as much as we could push ourselves. So, I think it was mistaken that we’re gonna do that every time, and that we’re some kind of punk rock band.” Meat Puppets’ proclivity for Grateful Dead-style jamming and genuine singing-not-
screaming was mellow to the point of being provocative to the slam-dancing crowd, and the band found that by doing whatever they wanted, they could happily drive away the undesirables. “We’re glad that we could play other stuff. It wasn’t to piss them off, it was more like, ‘Hey, if we play stuff they don’t like, they’ll leave and they won’t come back next time.’ We liked what we played; we weren’t doing it just for that. I still like too much stuff.” From there, the brothers Kirkwood kept apace for years, releasing a number of albums, plugging away, doing exactly what they wanted. By 1993, they’d gained a serious fan in Kurt Cobain, who invited Curt and Cris to join Nirvana in what would eventually be that band’s first posthumous release, the MTV Unplugged in New York album. From there, the group springboarded into major label success, a hit single (“Backwater”), and Cris’ exceedingly tragic journey into drug addiction. Curt Kirkwood busied himself with solo projects and other bands—including Nirvana/Sublime/ Meat Puppets supergroup Eyes Adrift—until Cris got cleaned up and returned to the fold in 2006. Since then, the band has returned to form: plugging away, doing exactly what they want. They’re three albums into their reunion as a band and as brothers. While from his perspective, Kirkwood’s answer to the question posed earlier is frank, from an outsider’s vantage point, there’s plenty to recommend the album and its place in the band’s overall arc. The production is tidy and the performances are unhurried, even while the drums hit with arena rock bigness; for longtime fans of the band, it’s a stunningly clean leap away from the messy insanity of their 1982 self-titled debut. Unsurprisingly, though, there are threads holding the eras together through 30 years’ worth of music. “I think it’s kind of an amalgam that was recorded to sound sort of like it was from the same time,” says Kirkwood. “The songs are all from different times. Stuff that I’d never recorded, like the first track, I think it was from ‘83. Just had it around, never recorded it, never made a demo of it, even.” That oldmade-new song, “Incomplete,” has an almost Elvis Costello-esque charm to it, further proving that Meat Puppets always had unlikely cards in their deck; they just may have been holding their hands close to their chests. Jeff Tobias
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Tiësto The Man, The Myth, The Music
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is an enigma. A mystery wrapped in wires and circuits, cloaked in a shroud of palpable bass, adrift in his own ambient soundcloud. He is the biggest DJ in the world, and yet remains a shadow, spinning digital magic amid a thousands-strong throng of beautiful, sunkissed people, like an electronic Dionysus culling together the young and the bold for a modern-day bacchanalia. He is both known and unknown, and thanks to his crosscountry College Invasion Tour, Tiësto (né Tijs Michiel Verwest) is coming here. As preface to his Sept. 25 date at the Classic Center, this Dutch dancefloor juggernaut, this giant of modern music, was kind enough to answer a few questions for Flagpole, and leave just as many unanswered. Flagpole: What drew you to include Athens on the College Invasion tour? Have you played here before, or is this the first time? Tijs Michiel Verwest: I have never played in Athens before, but I know enough about the town to know it has a great passion for music and that the college students give the town a great energy. FP: Your career has taken you all over the globe, playing for millions of fans on every continent except Antarctica. Without playing favorites, could you talk about a few of the more unusual or memorable venues/shows you’ve played? TMV: Every show has its own unique qualities to it that make it special. I’ve played at brilliant shows in both intimate, smaller clubs and shows as large as Ipanema Beach with 250,000 people. What makes a show memorable for me is the crowd, and each city has a different crowd for me to remember.
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FP: What is your process like? How much composition do you do on your own, and how much of your shows are pure improvisation? Where do you feel you draw inspiration from? TMV: I like to do a little of both with my shows; I have a basic plan for each show, but I see how the crowd reacts to what I’m playing and then I take it from there. I draw inspiration from everything and anything around me because I am always open to new things. The different cultures of each city I play in are great sources of inspiration, but it can also come from seeing a piece of art or even having a simple conversation with someone. FP: With the meteoric rise of dubstep and the ever-growing dance and jamtronica scenes,
electronic music seems very much to be the wave of both the moment and the future. How do you see the genre evolving and growing in the coming years, and who are some of your favorite young talents on the scene today? TMV: This genre is booming right now, and I think it’s here to stay for a very long time; most music genres are cyclical and can go out of style, but I really think electronic music won’t be going anywhere and will only continue to get better and better. I’ve got to give props to my boys Dada Life; they have been doing some amazing things, and they are the guys that people need to look out for now and in the future. FP: You recently sponsored a contest for DJ/ producers to remix one of your tracks online, a truly remarkable opportunity. How did you come up with the idea, and what do Athens DJs need to know? TMV: The remix contest came about from seeing how much producing has progressed in the past few years and how many talented people could be found so easily by just searching through places like Soundcloud or YouTube. I wanted to give aspiring producers a chance to put together a great remix of the “Work Hard Play Hard” track and have the chance to have that song be released through my label, Musical Freedom, to be heard on an enormous scale by music fans everywhere. Unfortunately, the Remix contest has ended, so we won’t be taking any more mixes. But the fans and I have picked an amazing winner, and look our for the release of the remix soon! FP: You’ll be ending this tour at Home Depot Stadium in Los Angeles, before a crowd of 25,000: the largest single headline DJ show in U.S. history. It’s both a historic personal accomplishment and a milestone for electronic music in America. What’s next for you? How will you top it? TMV: I plan on taking some time to work in the studio on a new album for 2012, and I’ll also start planning the new tour that will blow my past tours out of the water! David Fitzgerald
WHO: Tiësto WHERE: The Classic Center WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m. HOW MUCH: $45
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Wednesday 21 EVENTS: Canine Cocktail Hour (Hotel Indigo, Madison Bar & Bistro Courtyard) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! This week: salty dogs and greyhounds. Every Wednesday. 5-7 p.m. www.indigoathens.com EVENTS: Conscious Food & Conscious Movement (The Melting Point) Enjoy a yoga session with Meghan Burke, followed by a three course vegan or vegetarian meal prepared by Foundry Park Inn & Spa’s Executive Chef, Martin Smetana. 6 p.m. 706-549-7020 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Meet docents in the lobby for a tour of highlights from the permanent collection. 2 p.m. FREE! www. georgiamuseum.org KIDSTUFF: Anime Club (Oconee County Library) Discuss anime and eat ramen noodles. 7–8 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: DIY Craft (Treehouse Kid and Craft) Detailed projects for ages 6–10, like sewing, printing, bookbinding, jewelry-making and more. Wednesdays, 4 p.m. $10. 706-8508226, www.treehousekidandcraft. tumblr.com KIDSTUFF: Shadow Visits (Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School) Potential students are invited to scope out the school. 706433-0223, www.mdchs.org KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Wildcard Wednesday for Teens (ACC Library) Up next: Game Day! Play one of the library’s games or bring your favorite from home to share. Ages 11–18. Space is limited. 4 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650. LECTURES & LIT.: Genetics Seminar (UGA Paul D. Coverdell Center, Room S175) Laura Kubatko presents “Modeling Hybrid Speciation in a Phylogenetic Context.” 4 p.m. FREE! 706-5421127 LECTURES & LIT.: Online Computer Class (ACC Library) Learn how to download free audiobooks and ebooks. 706-613-3650, ext. 354. www.clarke.public.lib. ga.us/services/classes.html#ath LECTURES & LIT.: Talking about Books (ACC Library, Small Conference Room) This month’s title is Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. Newcomers welcome. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: “Teaching as Social Justice Work” (UGA Aderhold, Room G23) Ron Butchart speaks on social justice in early Southern black schools from 18611876. 12 p.m. FREE! 706-548-8282
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Thursday 22 EVENTS: Film Screening: Norteado (Georgia Museum of Art) Through Norteado, director Rigoberto Perezcano narrates the conflict implied in migrating from Mexico to the US. A Q&A will follow the screening. 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706254-3042 EVENTS: UGA GLOBES Fall Reception (UGA Founders Memorial Garden) A silent auction to benefit GLOBES, which will also be debuting the new edition of Friends & Family. 5:30–8 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/ugaglobes ART: “Don’t Tell Mommy Art” Show (Walk the Line Tattoo Co.) 3rd annual erotic art show featuring works by two dozen artists including Keith P. Rein, John Collins, Joshua Espenshade and Nash Hogan. 8–11:30 p.m. FREE! www.walkthelinetattoo.blogspot.com ART: Artist’s Talk & Discussion: Alison Crocetta with Nell Andrew (Lamar Dodd School of Art, Room 150) In conjunction with the exhibition, “Framed Events: The Work of Alison Crocetta.” 5–6 p.m. FREE! firstname.lastname@example.org ART: Evening for Educators (Georgia Museum of Art) Educators for grades K-12 are invited to join colleagues for a wine and cheese reception and performance by the Monsignor Donovan High School jazz band. 4:15–6 p.m. FREE! 706542-4662, email@example.com ART: Pastel Workshop (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Thea Grindeland instructs on how to use pastels. Supplies included. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $15–18. www.wholemindbodyart. com PERFORMANCE: Bawling Comedy Showcase (Toro’s Run) Live standup comedy showcase that will make
you bawl tears of joy. 9–10:30 p.m. $3. www.bawlingcomedy.com PERFORMANCE: Jorge Terrell (Caledonia Lounge) Local comedian. 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (under). All ages welcome! www.caledonialounge.com THEATRE: The 39 Steps (Cellar Theatre) Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, four actors portray 39 characters in a shot-for-shot remake of the classic mystery thriller. 8 p.m. $12 (students), $15. 706-5424400, www.drama.uga.edu/events/ boxoffice OUTDOORS: Circle of Hikers (State Botanical Garden) Nature hikes and readings from nature-inspired stories and poems every Thursday. at 8:30 a.m. FREE! 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden KIDSTUFF: Big Kids Only! Storytime (ACC Library) Children in 1st-4th grades are invited for stories. 4:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Parent/Child Workshops (ACC Library) For children ages 1–3 and their caregivers. In-person pre-registration required for first-time participants only. Thursdays through Oct. 6, 10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: Computer Tutorials (ACC Library) Choose from a list of topics for personalized instruction. Call to register. 9 a.m. 706-613-3650, ext. 354 GAMES: Beer Pong (Alibi) The classic tournament-style game. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010
Friday 23 EVENTS: 8th Annual Dixie Film Festival (Morton Theatre) An international competition featuring three days of cinematic creativity in areas of animation, comedy, documentary, features and shorts. Info at www. dixiefilmfest.com. Sept. 23–25. $10/ showing, $45 or $75/festival pass. www.dixiefilmfest.com EVENTS: Contra Dance (Memorial Park) The Athens Folk Music & Dance Society presents live music by The End Timers and local Athens callers. Free lesson beginning at 7:30 p.m. 8–11 p.m. FREE! (18 & under), $7. www.athensfolk.org ART: Art Reception (Healing Arts Centre) For works by Ainhoa Bilbao Canup. Refreshments and live music provided. 7 p.m. FREE! ART: Final Show (Blue Tin Studio) Collective members Jenn Manzella, Erin McIntosh, Sarah Seabolt, Krista Coleman-Silvers, Andy Cherewick, Hollis McFadden, Ian McFarlane and Maria Dondero present works. 6–10 p.m. FREE! www.bluetinstudio.com ART: Opening Reception (Lamar Dodd School of Art) For “Framed Events,” works by Alsion Crocetta. PERFORMANCE: Beta Burlesque (Go Bar) Hosted by Miss Effie. 10 p.m. 706-546-5609
Bill Ashley and the Kitchen Pickers play the North Georgia Folk Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. THEATRE: The 39 Steps (Cellar Theatre) Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, four actors portray 39 characters in a shot-for-shot remake of the classic mystery thriller. 8 p.m. $12 (students), $15. 706-5424400, www.drama.uga.edu/events/ boxoffice KIDSTUFF: Japanese Storytime (ACC Library, Storyroom) Learn about Japanese culture through literacy-based fun. Led by volunteers from UGA’s Japan Outreach Program. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 LECTURES & LIT.: “Climate Change in the Southeast” (UGA Ecology Building) The Georgia Climate Change Coalition hosts a symposium with UGA researchers discussing projected climate impacts. 5–8:30 p.m. FREE! www. georgiaclimatecoalition.org LECTURES & LIT.: IWS Friday Speaker Series Lecture (UGA Miller Learning Center, Room 214) “Lovers of the City: the Erotics of Political Discourse in Plato’s Athens,” presented by Nicholas Rynearson. 12:20–1:10 p.m. FREE! 706-542-2846 LECTURES & LIT.: When Your Income Drops (Athens Community Council on Aging) Learn ways you and your family can minimize the hardship of a reduction in income. 9:30–11 a.m. 706-549-4850, www. accaging.org
Saturday 24 EVENTS: 2nd Annual Hop Harvest Festival (Terrapin Beer Co.) This year’s festival features 12 casks of ale, each dry-hopped with a different variety of hops, educational guest speakers, food and the harvesting of Terrapin’s very own hop garden. 4:30–8:30 p.m. $10. www.terrapinbeer.com EVENTS: 350.org March (UGA Campus) The Georgia Climate Change Coalition hosts a march from UGA’s south campus to City Hall as part of 350.org’s worldwide rally calling for reduced carbon emissions. Meet at D.W. Brooks Mall on Carlton Street. 11 a.m. FREE! www.georgiaclimatecoalition.org EVENTS: 3rd Annual Sprint to Save a Life 5k (North Oconee River Park) A 5k run to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 9–11 a.m. $20. stjuderun.yokasite.com EVENTS: 8th Annual Dixie Film Festival (Morton Theatre) An international competition featuring three
days of cinematic creativity. Info at www.dixiefilmfest.com. Sept. 23–25. $10/showing, $45 or $75/festival pass. www.dixiefilmfest.com EVENTS: Adoption Day (Tractor Supply) Athens Canine Rescue brings its pups out for a chance at finding a new home. A vet will be on site to administer vaccinations and micro-chipping. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athenscaninerescue.com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Buy fresh, locally grown organic produce, locally crafted goods and freshly baked breads. Every Saturday. 8 a.m.–noon. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Blues ‘n BBQ (The Office Lounge) The fifth annual benefit for Georgia Black Dog and Madison Oglethorpe animal shelter. Featuring BBQ pork and chicken, live music from Short Bus Allstars, adoption-ready pets and dog wash station. 4–9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 EVENTS: Climate Coalition Ride (Athens City Hall) 5.5 mile bike ride in support of Moving Planet Day of Action. Ends at a rally back at City Hall. 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.bikeathens.com EVENTS: Community Yard Sale (Front Porch Bookstore) Bring your own table and set up for $10, or borrow one of the bookstore’s for $15 and sell some stuff of your own right here. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. 706-372-1236 EVENTS: Fall Brawl (Athens Arena) The Classic City Rollergirls’ All Star Team takes on the Atlanta Rollergirls’ Jukes of Hazzard. 6 p.m. $5 (ages 6–10), $12. www.classiccityrollergirls.com EVENTS: GSSC Beer Bust (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Enjoy all the beer you can drink. Proceeds benefit Georgia Safe Schools Coalition. Part of the 1st annual Athens Pride Weekend. 1–5 p.m. $10. www.facebook.com/athensgapride EVENTS: The Mystique of the Automobile: A Festival of Cars, Art and Fashion (Lyndon House Arts Center) A broad array of vintage motor cars and a fashion show (2 p.m.) where the styles match the automobiles. Kids’ activities, live music and an artist exhibition. 12–5 p.m. FREE! www.boomersinathens. org EVENTS: North Georgia Folk Festival (Sandy Creek Park) A day of folk music, arts, craft demonstrations, kids’ activities and workshops. Bill Ashley and the Kitchen Pickers, Cosmic Charlie, The Darnell Boys, Klezmer Local 42, Georgia Mudcats and more
will perform. Bring out your own instrument and you can, too! 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m. $10 (adults), $5 (students), FREE! (under 12). www. athensfolk.org EVENTS: Owl Flight 5K Run/ Walk (Clarke Middle School) The Clarke Middle School PTO hosts a 5K fun-run to raise money for the school. 8:30 a.m. Contact: Al Clarke, 706-631-5028 EVENTS: Rewired (O.K. Coffee) A music thrift sale featuring electric guitars and basses, amps, drums, keys, effect pedals and accessories. Proceeds benefit Nuci’s Space. 12–4 p.m. FREE! www.nuci.org EVENTS: Screening: General Orders No. 9 (Ciné Barcafé) EcoFocus Film Fest presents a film contemplating the signs of loss and change in the American South. A reception, film screening accompanied by live music by Chris Hoke, and a discussion with filmmaker Bob Persons. 6–9 p.m. $12. www. athenscine.com EVENTS: Walk with Me Athens (The Classic Center) Meet behind the Classic Center at The Foundry brick patio beside the parking deck. Proceeds provide services to disabled and special needs children and their families. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! $25 (t-shirt). 404-943-1070, www.walkwithme.org/athens EVENTS: WMI Farms Produce Market (Doctor’s Car Care) Natural and locally grown organic produce fresh from the Winterville farm. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. EVENTS: Yard Sale Extravaganza (Town and Gown Players) Stop by the theatre parking lot for clothes, toys, furniture, knick knacks and more. 9 a.m.–3 p.m. www. townandgownplayers.org ART: Artist Reception (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Matty Goldstein presents vivid lightbox works and wood pieces focusing on iconic images. DJ Justin Legend will provide the sonic complements. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-410-0283 ART: Final Show (Blue Tin Studio) Jenn Manzella, Erin McIntosh, Sarah Seabolt, Krista Coleman-Silvers, Andy Cherewick, Hollis McFadden, Ian McFarlane and Maria Dondero show works. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. FREE! www.bluetinstudio.com PERFORMANCE: Larkin Poe (Madison-Morgan Cultural Center) Soul singing and songwriting sisters. Part of the MMCC Mainstage performances. 7:30 p.m. $20. www. mmcc-arts.org
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EVENTS: 8th Annual Dixie Film Festival (Morton Theatre) An international competition featuring three days of cinematic creativity. Schedule and ticket info at www. dixiefilmfest.com. Sept. 23–25. $10/ showing, $45 or $75/festival pass. www.dixiefilmfest.com EVENTS: Cookout & Celebration of Commitment (Lake Herrick) Part of the 1st annual Athens Pride Weekend. Mass ceremony officiated by Rev. Dr. Renee Dubose of Our Hope MCC. 2–6 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/athensgapride EVENTS: Drag in the Rink (SkateA-Round USA) Skate around and watch some drag. Proceeds benefit the Athens Showgirl Cabaret. Part of the 1st annual Athens Pride Weekend. 8–11 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/athensgapride EVENTS: WMI Farms Produce Market (Doctor’s Car Care) Natural and locally grown organic produce fresh from the Winterville farm. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. ART: Basic Alterations: Fitting (Community) Learn the basics of fitting and bring a shirt, dress or skirt to take in. Basic knowledge and sewing machine required. 2:30–4:30 p.m. $20. 706-316-2067, firstname.lastname@example.org ART: Basic Alterations: Hemming (Community) Learn different hemming techniques to custom fit or redesign clothing. Sewing machine required. 12–2 p.m. $20. 706613-2067, www.facebook.com/ CommunityAthens
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ART: Sewing Machine Basics (Community) Learn the basics of working with your machine and make a stitch sampler. Bring your own machine. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. $20. 706-316-2067, communityathens@ gmail.com KIDSTUFF: 3rd Annual Fairy Tale Princess Breakfast (Chili’s Grill & Bar) Dress in your princess costume and meet Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine and other princesses. Benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 8–10 a.m. $10 (kids), $12. 770-940-6741 KIDSTUFF: Yoga & Craft (Treehouse Kid and Craft) For ages 3–8. Sundays, 2:30 p.m. $10. 706850-8226, www.treehousekidandcraft.tumblr.com KIDSTUFF: Zoo Open Classroom (Memorial Park) Explore the Exhibit Hall and visit with salamanders, pond turtles, snakes and more. Every Sunday. 1–4 p.m. FREE! 706613-3616 MEETINGS: Meditation (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) A workshop in meditation. 1 p.m. FREE! (donations accepted). www.wholemindbodyart. com GAMES: Live Trivia (Buffalo’s Southwest Café) Every Sunday! Teams of all sizes welcome. 6:30 p.m. (sign-in), 7 p.m. (first question). 706-354-6655
Monday 26 KIDSTUFF: Bedtime Stories (ACC Library) Listen to bedtime stories. Every Monday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Infant Storytime (ACC Library) Nurture language skills. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Play & Lunch Bunch (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) A mixture of puppets, playtime and bring-yourown lunches for babies and toddlers. Mondays, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. LECTURES & LIT.: Last Monday Book Group (ACC Library, Small Conference Room) This month’s title is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Newcomers welcome. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: “Mountain Singer: Byron Herbert Reece” (Oconee County Library) Storyteller and librarian Jackie Elsner sings Reece’s literary ballads to traditional Scots-Irish tunes. The program concludes with a viewing of The Bitter Berry with Friends, an oral history project of interviews. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 GAMES: Adult Trivia (Jack’s Bar) Test your (carnal) knowledge. 9–11 p.m. 706-548-8510 GAMES: Pool Tournament (Alibi) Win prizes every Monday! 8 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern, Baldwin St.) Think you know it all? Mondays, 8 p.m. 706-548-3442
Tuesday 27 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Check out the afternoon market in its convenient downtown location! Now accepting EBT cards. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Bad Movie Night (Ciné Barcafé) Indonesians shamelessly rip-off The Terminator in Lady Terminator. 8–10 p.m. FREE! www. facebook.com/badmovienight ART: Introduction to Knitting (Community) Make a pair of fingerless gloves. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $10. 706-316-2067, www.facebook.com/ CommunityAthens
THEATRE: The 39 Steps (Cellar Theatre) Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, four actors portray 39 characters in a shot-for-shot remake of the classic mystery thriller. 8 p.m. $12 (students), $15. 706-5424400, www.drama.uga.edu/events/ boxoffice OUTDOORS: Golden Sneakers (Lay Park) Fitness program for senior adults to walk and talk their way around the park. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. $3. 706-613-3596, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lay KIDSTUFF: Exploring Craft (Treehouse Kid and Craft) For children 2–5. Material exploration and a craft. Tuesdays, 4–5 p.m. $10 706-850-8226, www.treehousekidandcraft.com KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: Brown Bag Lunch (ACC Library) Learn about Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful programs. Feel free to bring a lunch to this 45-minute program. 12:15 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT.: “Let’s Talk About It!: Big Love” (UGA Miller Learning Center, Room 213) Discuss monogamy, polygamy and polyamory. 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! email@example.com GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) All three Athens locations of Locos Grill and Pub (Westside, Eastside and Harris St.) feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Trivia (Shane’s Rib Shack) Every Tuesday! 7 p.m. 706-5430050. College Station location. * Advance Tickets Available
Live Music Tuesday 20 Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com ADAM ARCURAGI & THE LCS Folk rock group with a bohemian street performer quality, like they might just sing those four-part harmonies while walking around Brooklyn. BRASS BED A charming marriage of late-era Beatles and pedal-steel country: big, effervescent pop melodies, wooing backing vocals and lighter-than-air choruses. KATE MORRISSEY BAND Best known throughout this corridor for her dark velvet voice that stands on its own, Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor. Upright bass and a jazz drummer fill out the sound. CARL LINDBERG Jazz bassist Carl Lindberg (Grogus, Squat, Kenosha Kid, etc.) performs standards, originals and some surprising tunes from divergent styles. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com MADELINE Bell-voiced local songwriter Madeline Adams plays endearing songs of smalltown loves, hopes and other assorted torments and joys. YOUR HEART BREAKS Indie rock, folk, queercore and punk collaborative music project that includes regular members Clyde Petersen, Karl Blau and Steve Moore, as well as around 50 other participating musicians scattered across the country.
Flight Tapas and Bar 8 p.m. 706-549-0200 HUNTER MORRIS Frontman for Gift Horse plays a stripped down set of moody, melodic originals. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 CONFUSED LITTLE GIRL Loud, angry Southern rock from Orlando. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $3. www.hendershotscoffeebar. com RUSTY BELLE “Junk-folk” duo out of Amherst, MA. Siblings Matt and Kate Lorenz offer strong harmonies and raw, original tunes that can either “hand you your a** or make you miss your Mom.” Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features Robby Handley (bass) and Marlon Patton (drums). Every Tuesday. Little Kings Shuffle Club “Athens Farmers Market.” 4:30-6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net CAROLINE AIKEN Funky rock originals and covers! GUITARS NOT GUNS GRADUATION The nonprofit Guitars Not Guns, which gives guitar lessons to at-risk kids, “graduates” its latest class. The students will leave with a diploma and a surprise… they get to keep the guitar they’ve been practicing with for the past eight weeks! Come cheer them on. Caroline Aiken will also perform. The Loft Dance Lounge 9 p.m. 706-613-7771 ATHENS 2 IBIZA DJ BangRadio presides over a special Girls’ Night Out, for which he remixes current pop radio hits with fistpumping beach party beats. Every Tuesday. The Melting Point “Terrapin Bluegrass Series.” 7 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND This local act offers three-part harmonies and ramblin’, upbeat bluegrass on acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin. Expect a blazing, high-energy set! No Where Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-4742 MAC LEAPHART & THE GUILD RIDDEN TROUBADOURS Rowdy Southern rock and country blues. Make sure to shout out a request for “White Shoes and Silver Britches,” a song that pays tribute to gamedays in Athens.
Wednesday 21 Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 KARAOKE With the Singing Cowboy! Ashford Manor 7 p.m. $15, $12 (w/student or military ID), $5 (kids under 12), FREE! (kids under 6). www.amconcerts.com RANDALL BRAMBLETT BAND Longtime Athenian Randall Bramblett presents a simplified slab of Southern music. Either blowing the sax or delivering his gruff ‘n’ grumbly vocals, Bramblett can toss out direct, Southern R&B kickers. Blue Sky 5–10 p.m. www.blueskyathens.com VINYL WEDNESDAY Bring your own vinyl and be a DJ for the night.
Wednesday, September 21
The Antlers, Yellow Ostrich
Amici Italian Café 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 NEW SNEAKERS Southern jam-rock fusion.
Georgia Theatre It wasn’t until what started out as a solo experimental project for Peter Silberman evolved that The Antlers gained much attention, but when it came, it came fast. He put out a pair The Antlers of solo recordings about five years ago, then recruited some buddies to flesh out the sound and, with the aid of drummer Michael Lerner and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci, released 2009’s overwhelmingly terrific album, Hospice. A surprise success, the album was a muted and understated collection of tunes that are more low-key than immediately headline-grabbing. Maybe the attention it drew, though, isn’t as surprising in a context where acts like Bon Iver can bring subtlety to the forefront. The album’s frosty sounds matched its elegiac lyrics; Silberman wrote the songs to memorialize relationships by diagramming the fictionalized connection between a terminally ill patient and a hospice worker. Hospice is packed with ambient and rousing sounds (and is less of a downer than its description might suggest). The Antlers have augmented their lineup for this current tour, upping the group to a quartet. That’s a promising move for this week’s show, as the band’s live performances offer a different kind of potency—less meditative, more immediate—than its albums. There’s a new one of those out, by the way, and it’s called Burst Apart, recorded with the same lineup and self-engineered and self-produced. It’s as epic as its predecessor, a little more electronic, and the songs maintain impressive tension, even without the high concept. It’s not Hospice Part II, and we’re luckier for it, as that suggests the value of The Antlers may reside more in creative growth than in dramatic context. [Chris Hassiotis]
Boar’s Head Lounge 9 p.m. 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Welcoming singer-songwriters every Wednesday. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com JURASSIC HEAT Columbia, SC three-piece refers to “filthy blues” in its origin story, to which they’ve added strong female post-punk vocals, grungy riffage and primal pounding to get a mix of Joan Jett, Blondie and Pixies. THE NICE MACHINE Local, instrumental rock with surf undertones. THIEVES MARKET Local alternative rock band. Farm 255 Jazz Night. 8 p.m. FREE! www.farm255. com DIAL INDICATORS Background sounds for dinner and cocktails. This quiet jazz duo features Jeremy Roberts on guitar and George Davidson on tenor sax playing odd covers and improvising on familiar themes. 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com BIRD NAMES A somewhat maniacally twisted menagerie of psychedelic, often distorted sounds and childlike melodies. The former duo recently expanded into a six-piece. BUBBLY MOMMY GUN Local experimental pop band that plays idiosyncratic, psychedelic tunes. LE BLORR Fuzzed-out bluesy soul two-piece. SUNBEARS Synthy pop rock influenced by The Flaming Lips circa Yoshimi. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com JUNIOR ASTRONOMERS Dancey rock band that describes its sound as “akin to hearing Ted Leo being played by lads years younger than The Black Lips.” SPACE GHOST Expect keyboard-driven pop from this local four-piece. THE WARM FUZZIES Weezerinspired quirky local pop-rock outfit with adorably nerdy tunes.
THE WINTER SOUNDS New wave, punk and synth-pop melded into well crafted songs. Flight Tapas and Bar 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0200 MARY SIGALAS Visiting standards and not-so-standards from the ‘20s through the ‘50s. Every Wednesday. 40 Watt Club 8 p.m. $13 (adv.). www.40watt.com EASTER ISLAND Lush, post rockinfluenced shoegaze with sweet, pop melodies, tender harmonies and shimmering guitars. THE LOW ANTHEM Theis sweeping Americana act offers goosebumpraising harmonies, lonesome lap steel and lush arrangents. SLEEPY SUN Blissed out psych-folk, not dissimilar to Wooden Shjips, with dreamy vocals and fuzzy basslines. George’s Lowcountry Table 6 p.m. FREE! 706-548-3359 NAPOLEON SOLO The multitasking one-man rock band handles it all. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $12. www.georgiatheatre.com THE ANTLERS Beginning as the solo project of Peter Silberman, The Antlers have become an indierock sensation featuring heartfelt lyrics and lush atmospherics. See Calendar Pick on this page. YELLOW OSTRICH Ethereal space pop with deeply layered vocals pulsing like a dying star. Go Bar 10– p.m. 706-546-5609 GLUPIST New band featuring Danny Gorbachev, formerly of Nuclear Spring. GREEN GERRY Weird and wonderful washes of psychedelic sound. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $3. www.hendershotscoffeebar. com SONS OF DAUGHTERS Young drums/bass/sax jazz trio with major credentials. See how it’s paid off
in hot originals and new takes on standards. Little Kings Shuffle Club “International Day of Peace.” 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 GARNET RIVER GALS This old-time string band features the talents of local ladies Beth Kelley Zorbanos, Noel Blackmon, Mary Wooten Green, Annette Raymond and Dale Weschler. INCATEPEC A combination of traditional tunes from South America and Cuba with a unique jazz twist. THE KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local seven-piece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and Gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight. Locos Grill & Pub 7 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com (Timothy Rd. location) VIOLENT UNCONTROLLABLE LAUGHTER No info available. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com BONOBO English DJ Simon Green presents his inventive electronica with a live band, featuring himself on bass plus keys, sampler, sax, a three-piece string section, a vocalist and more. PHAELEH Phaelah (pronounced “Fella”) mixes a variety of styles, from Nordic electronica to cinematic breakbeat. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Omega Bar 9 p.m. $3. www.theomegabar.com SPICY SALSA Lessons at 9:30 p.m. followed by open dancing at 10:30. No partner or experience necessary. Every Wednesday. Porterhouse Grill 7–10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Every Wednesday! This week features Steve Key and Friends with Bill Baker, Jeremy Roberts and Nic Wiles. Stop by for live jazz and drink specials.
Blind Pig Tavern 8 p.m. 706-548-3442 (West Broad St.) MIDNIGHT SUN Acoustic duo playing a mix of covers and originals. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (under). All ages welcome! www.caledonialounge.com THE CARRYONS Melodic punk rock with politically charged lyrics. KARBOMB High-speed, erratic and angry punk. Record release show! NO FUEGO Punk rock from Baton Rouge featuring bagpipes! DePalma’s Italian Cafe “Massage Relief Aid Benefit.” 6:30– 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-552-1237 (Timothy Rd. location) NANNY ISLAND Local band featuring SJ Ursrey (The Ones, Creepy) and Shauna Greeson (Hola Halo) playing dreamy, tropical melodies featuring electric ukelele, bass and drums. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com DANIEL FRANCIS DOYLE Austin artist with vocals that recall Jesus Lizard, Doyle constructs fractured, silly guitar lines through a delay and then plays drums while triggering loops with his left foot. HELEN SCOTT Lindsey Haddad (exLaminated Cat), Emileigh Ireland, Hannah Weyandt and sometimes Dena Zilber (El Hollin) play folky pop with a hint of psychedelic rock. MESS WITH TEXAS Banjo and drums project featuring members of Werewolves. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com CALEY ROSS Local folk musician known as half of A Tale of Two Caleys. SENSUAL PREDATOR Noisy, experimental local rock band. 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.40watt. com JK & the Lost Boys This Atlanta band plays acoustic-tinged blues rock similar to Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band or Counting Crows. STALKING LOUISIANA Poppy, altrock band. STREET RHYTHM AND RHYME Local four-piece jams on funk, reggae, jazz and blues. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com ARCHNEMESIS Side project from the electronic dub/jam act Telepath. WICK-IT Dub-step DJ/producer from Nashviille with roots in hip-hop and turntabilism. ZOOGMA This group lays down electro-driven funk and rock jams that feature smooth improvization and sampling. Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! www.myspace.com/ gobar DR. FRED’S KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred”. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffeebar.com MARY SIGALAS Visiting standards & not-so-standards from the ‘20s through the ‘50s. Performing as a k continued on next page
Eat. Drink. Listen Closely. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 Terrapin Bluegrass Series featuring
HIGH STRUNG STRING BAND $5 admission • $2 Terrapin Pints All Night!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
EVENING OF CONSCIOUS FOOD & CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT
Join us for All-Levels Hatha Yoga followed by a 3-course vegan/vegetarian dinner $25.95 plus tax and gratuity Call 706.410.1968 for reservations
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
and THE WILD FIRES
LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Tickets $5 adv • $7 at the door
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 A Totally 80’s Party featuring
THE HIGHBALLS Tickets $10 adv • $13 at the door
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
THE MEAT PUPPETS HAYRIDE
Tickets $12 adv • $15 at the door
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 Foundry Entertainment and Snowflake Entertainment present…
SNARKY PUPPY JAZZCHRONIC
Tickets $8 adv • $10 at the door
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Terrapin Tuesday co-bill featuring
JONATHAN BYRD & JASON KENNEY with special guest performances by
JOHN KEANE & DAVID BLACKMON Tickets $6 adv • $8 at the door
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
& THE SOULDIGGERS
featuring YONRICO SCOTT & TED PECCHIO Tickets $8 adv • $10 at the door
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Partner Software presents
ICE CREAM MEN FREE MOUNTAIN SAVE GRAND CANYON DAN WENTWORTH $5 admission
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
SAINT FRANCIS VON GREY BETSY KINGSTON
Tickets $8 adv • $10 at the door
UPCOMING EVENTS 10.1 DARNELL BOYS, MAC LEAPHART & GUILT RIDDEN TROUBADOR, OLD MEMPHIS KINGS 10.2 MARTIN SEXTON, CHRIS TRAPPER 10.4 THE HOBOHEMIANS 10.6 EMILY HEARN, THE LESS, JOHN FRENCH 10.7 TIM REYNOLDS & TR3 10.8 SONIA LEIGH 10.14 CHICKASAW MUDD PUPPIES, BURNING ANGELS 10.18 TYLER RAMSEY (of Band of Horses) 10.19 FRONTIER RUCKUS 10.20 OTHER BROTHERS BAND (Allman Brothers Tribute) 10.21 CHARLIE GARRETT CD Release
10.22 MATT JOINER BAND, EMILY McCANNON 10.25 DANGERMUFFIN 10.27 MADSEN (from GERMANY) 10.29 RICH ROBINSON, DYLAN LeBLANC 11.3 JARON AND THE LONG ROAD TO LOVE, JOE FIRSTMAN 11.4 DEJA VU - Tribute to CSN&Y 11.6 SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN TOUR WITH ED ROLAND AND KEVIN GRIFFIN 11.11 STEWART & WINFIELD 11.12 TIM MILLER BAND 11.16 CHARLIE HUNTER 11.18 SHAWN MULLINS 11.19 JORMA KAUKONEN 12.23 RACK OF SPAM 1.14 SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS
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trio tonight with Stuart Pittman on jazz guitar and Carl Lindberg on bass. Hotel Indigo “Live After 5 on the Madison Patio.” 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens. com TEX AND STEELE Todd Cowart (The Hushpuppies Band) and Michael Steele (Randall Bramblett) join up for some acoustic country blues. Kabana 6–10 p.m. 706-850-7711 KARAOKE Every Thursday! The Loft Dance Lounge 10 p.m. FREE! 706-319-1919 DJRX DJ-remixer Brian Gonzalez delivers original audio/video productions that focus on pop music of this generation, with forays into rock, old school, country and electronica. The hits are synced with videos. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com ADAM KLEIN AND THE WILD FIRES Local singer-songwriter offers a blend of the finest elements of folk, Americana and country with poetic lyricism and striking imagery with his band the Wild Fires. LITTLE COUNTRY GIANTS Stellar old-time folk, country and blues from Rome, GA. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.newearthmusichall.com BLIND BY SIGHT Local Christian grunge band with raspy vocals and crunchy guitar. KORBAN Georgia-based metal sevenpiece with loads of guitar and turntables. Influences include Slipknot, Korn and Rob Zombie. NINE Young, four-piece rock band from Loganville, GA. The Office Lounge 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 BLUES NIGHT The Shadow Executives host an open, all-night blues jam, kicking it off with a set of their own originals. Sign up at 8 p.m. Ted’s Most Best 7 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1523 JACK JIGGLES The gregarious host spins vintage R&B, soul and jazz for your enjoyment on the patio. Every other Thursday!
Friday 23 Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 THE HANDS OF TIME Rock covers featuring Charles Burgess (The Common Peoples Band) on vocals and keys, Amy Pritchett (Forward Motion) on keys and vocals, JC Plant (Blue Flame) on guitar and vocals, Kenny Brawner (The Grains of Sand) on bass, Danny Anthony (The Grains of Sand) on sax, Jeff Hammond (The Soul Pleasers) on trombone, Bill Oglesby (The Soul Pleasers) on sax and Larry Freeman (The Soul Pleasers) on drums. Allen’s Bar & Grill 9 p.m. FREE! 706-353-6244 JJ WELLS Simple and heartfelt country ballads with ominous vocals and masterful guitar solos. Amici Italian Café 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 FUZZ BUCKET Brand new local band featuring members of Juice Box.
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The Bad Manor 9 p.m. FREE! (21+), $5 (18+, before 11 p.m.), $10 (18+, after 11 p.m.). www. thebadmanor.com FERAL YOUTH Banging electro house, dubstep, with a dash of top 40 remixes! Boar’s Head Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 TRAVIS BOYLES Local singersongwriter. Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com FIGBOOTS Local band formerly known as Bigfoot, this group plays howling indie classic rock. O O O Formerly known as Green Gerry, this band plays psychedelic rock with lots of looping and washes of atmospheric sound. PRETTY BIRD Heavy on percussion and tribal-style hollering/chanting/ panting, expect an avant-garde performance that’s weird and fun. SOFTSPOT Elaborate sonic loops, angelic vocal melodies and lush arrangements are the mark of this adventurous Brooklyn band. Farm 255 11:30 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). www.farm255.com DRAGAOKE Celebrate Athens Pride Weekend by singing and dancing to your favorite songs. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com GLUPIST New band featuring Danny Gorbachev, formerly of Nuclear Spring. MANIC HEAVEN Geoff Weaver and friends play raw, heartfelt, “toegazing” dream folk. CD release show! SUBSCRIBER Self-described “rootsy vacuum pop” that borrows elements from garage rock and psych pop. THE WOODWORKS New etherealfolk female trio featuring Jenny Woodward, Mandy Riley (both of Like Totally!) and Stephanie Davis (Yo Soybean). 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $12 (adv.). www.40watt.com* MATT POND PA Touring despite recently breaking his leg in two places, the bionic frontman (with pins and rods in place), plays melodic, heartfelt indie pop. See Calendar Pick on this page. ROCKY VOTOLATO Texas via Seattle soft spoken singer songwriter, mixing plain talkin’ folk of the former with the raw emotion of the latter. Out on a full band tour for the first time in five years. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com* PIGS ON THE WING A Pink Floyd tribute featuring David Murphy of STS9, Mike Albanese (Cinemechanica, ‘Powers), Matt Weiss (Collective Efforts), Count Kellam, plus members of Velveteen Pink and other special guests! UP UNTIL NOW Local duo plays electronic dance music with driving uptempo beats and catchy, unforgettable melodies. The dup recently got to perform with STS9 and Snoop Dogg at Red Rock Amphitheater! Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 DJ MAHOGANY Freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves, tonight including a slew of hoedown tunes to make you dance like there’s a snake in your boots.
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Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $10. www.hendershotscoffeebar. com DEHLIA LOW Asheville, NC bluegrass band with a dobro, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass and enough energy to power a steam engine. Highwire Lounge 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge. com RAND LINES TRIO Pianist Rand Lines performs original compositions with the help of drummer Ben Williams and bassist Mike Beshara. Every Friday! Little Kings Shuffle Club “Young, Foxy and Free Launch Party.” 10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3144 BIG C. AND THE RINGERS Local bluesman and UGA grad Clarence Cameron takes inspiration from artists like B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy. DJ KURT WOOD Spinning danceable selections from his expansive vinyl collection featuring garage, psychedelia, soul, funk, R&B and surf. KINKY WAIKIKI Playing modern arrangements of traditional Hawaiian music, with a little Western swing thrown into the mix. The Melting Point “Totally ‘80s Party!” 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com THE HIGHBALLS Put on your bangle bracelets and tuck in those shoulder pads! Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ‘70s and ‘80s dance hits. New Earth Music Hall 10 p.m. $5, discount with Pigs on the Wing stub. www.newearthmusichall. com DANK SINATRA Recently voted as the best local jam band in the Flagpole Athens Music Awards, these dudes play improvisation-heavy electronica mixed with elements of jazz, rock and reggae. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 BIG DON BAND Real Southern rock featuring soulful vocals backed by smooth, bluesy guitars. Featuring lots of covers and some originals. Sandy Creek Park 7:30–11 p.m. FREE! www.athensfolk. org ACOUSTIC JAM Bring your favorite musical instruments and join in all the fun before the full Folk Festival begins. Sideways 10 p.m. FREE! 706-613-7771 DJRX DJ-remixer Brian Gonzalez delivers original audio/video productions that focus on pop music of this generation, with forays into rock, old school, country and electronica. The hits are synced with videos projected on the big screen. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens 7 p.m. FREE! www.uuathensga.org KIRTAN Explore the divine within through both song and silence. Led by Vajra and Surdas of Rahasya with Dan Everett and Kate ‘Raya’ Blane. Whole: Mind. Body. Art. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-410-0283 MARY SIGALAS & FRIENDS Talented local jazz vocalist Mary Sigalas performs classic jazz, swing and blues. Tonight’s show will have a real party vibe as various musical guests take the stage. The Jake Mowrer Quartet will serve as the rhythm section.
Friday, September 23
Matt Pond PA, Rocky Votolato 40 Watt Club
Thirteen years, nine albums, eight EPs and plenty of singles later, Matt Pond feels like he’s getting the hang of what he does. “I’m reinvigorated to do it,” he says, speaking of the tour his semi-eponymous band, Matt Pond PA, has coming up with solo troubadour Rocky Votolato, “because I’ve Matt Pond PA gotten more adept at addressing what’s wrong and trying to make it better.” Extrapolating his band’s hushed, winsome chamber-folk as an extension of the songwriter’s personality, it’s not hard to believe that Pond was once painfully introverted and had a difficult time interfacing with the innately social activity that is touring. “I guess I just really understand what it takes to do this and not spend too much money and to keep myself slightly sane and to play with people,” Pond says. “It’s a fragile equation, and I think I’ve gotten it to work well enough so I can enjoy it. I used to just sit in the dressing room and wait to play, and it kinda felt like torture. Repetition somehow makes things easier.” Athens has been a regular stop for Matt Pond PA’s years of touring; Pond himself recalls a bashful pilgrimage to meet Ross Shapiro at Schoolkids Records. (“Double Thriller is twice as good as Thriller, he says, “but I would say that The Glands is three times as good as Thriller.”) This tour is not Pond’s first rodeo with Votolato, but their friendship has flowered over the years. “One of my first tours was playing with him and another band,” Pond says. “And I didn’t speak to him almost at all that tour; I was extremely, clinically shy. But then they were talking about this tour last spring, and we just jumped on it, and I’ve never played with anyone as straightforward—that kind of combination of both critical and sweet and open, where there’s no bullshit. And I love his music, too. I mean, I’m not a hugger, and we hugged a lot.” [Jeff Tobias]
WUGA 91.7 FM 3 p.m. FREE! www.wuga.org “IT’S FRIDAY!” Get a preview of the North Georgia Folk Festival with live performances by several of the festival artists on the local radio station’s weekly program. Tune in at 91.7 FM or University Cable Channel 15.
Saturday 24 Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 KARAOKE With the Singing Cowboy his own self! Amici Italian Café 11 p.m. FREE! 706-353-0000 SLICE PIE Eight-piece with a horn section featuring members of Elastic Skyline, Stokeswood and Flamingo Royal. Formed at the Amici Italian Cafe in Milledgeville, GA, these guys play rock, funk and some R&B. The Bad Manor 10 p.m. FREE! www.thebadmanor.com DJRX DJ-remixer Brian Gonzalez delivers original audio/video productions that focus on pop music of this generation, with forays into rock, old school, country and electronica. The hits are synced with videos projected on the big screen. Bishop Park “Athens Farmers Market.” 8 a.m.– noon. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar dynamicism from the owner of Baxendale Guitars. Classic bluesy riffs and a lot of soul. (8 a.m.) STRING THEORY Enjoy the traditional, old-time Appalachian music. (10 a.m.)
Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com SAVE GRAND CANYON Emotional and dynamic, this tenderfoot local band plays what it calls “organic alt-rock.” SUMILAN Technically proficient musicians playing progressive jam rock. Farm 255 10 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com THE HEAP Funky local indie-soul band based here in Athens with a killer horn section and fronted by Bryan Howard’s low, bass growl. KATIE MARTIN Bluesy singer/guitarist from Auburn, AL. Flicker Theatre & Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com CAROLINE AIKEN Renowned acoustic folk artist Caroline Aiken shared the stage with the Indigo Girls for some time. Her soulful voice purrs and growls the blues over bright finger-picking. CICADA RHYTHMS Athens/Atlanta acoustic guitar and upright bass duo playing bluegrass-tinged indie folk. KATE MORRISSEY Best known for her dark velvet voice, Morrissey’s songwriting is literate and sincere, and her conversational live shows come punctuated with an offbeat sense of humor. 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $11 (adv.). www.40watt.com NIC COWAN Atlanta singer-songwriter utilizes funk and ska styles to punctuate his inescapably catchy hooks and gruff, charming voice. WILL HOGE This Nashville guitarist and songwriter writes anthemic altcountry. Expect heart-on-your-sleeve
lyrics with Springsteen’s delivery and a backing band true to the singer’s hometown. THE JOHN KING BAND This rootsy band stays true to the twangier side of its influences, which include Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com D:RC The latest in global club sounds ranging from dubstep, UK funky to electro and bassline. THE LIVING EXPERIENCE Live dubstep trio whose music transcends dance beats to a plane of “Spiritual Bass Music.” TROGDOR Local trance DJ named after the cartoon Burninator. ZEDS DEAD Dubstep duo from Toronto with a mix of original dancefloor mixes that draw from a vast array of source material including Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues and Sublime. See Calendar Pick at Flagpole.com. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 SUNSPOTS Bedroom psych-pop with tropical beats and airy vocals. DJ TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop. WOWSER BOWSER Blissed-out, bittersweet synth-pop from Atlanta. New Earth Music Hall 6 p.m. $5. www.newearthmusichall. com DANCING THRU THE DECADES Dance to your favorite music from every decade: ‘60s at 6 p.m., ‘70s at 7 p.m., ‘80s at 8 p.m., ‘90s at 9 p.m. and 2000s at 10 p.m. Part of the 1st annual Athens Pride Weekend.
9 p.m. $10. www.newearthmusichall. com DUBCONSCIOUS BENEFIT FOR SHELLEY OLIN A special concert featuring members of Grogus, FLT RSK, Cherry Royale, Reason: Biodynamics and Sweet Knievel. Visit New Earth’s website to learn more about Shelley. The Office Lounge “5th Annual Blues ‘n BBQ.” 4-9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 SHORT BUS ALLSTARS Blues-rock standards. A benefit for Georgia Black Dog and Madison-Oglethorpe animal shelter. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Straight-up, authentic blues covers. Sandy Creek Park North Georgia Folk Festival. 10:30 a.m.–9 p.m. $10 (adults), $5 (students), FREE! (under 12). www. athensfolk.org BEVERLY SMITH AND ALICE GERRARD Old time fiddle tunes with sweet harmonies. BILL ASHLEY AND THE KITCHEN PICKERS Lively bluegrass band. COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead covers like you’ve never heard. THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion. ED TEAGUE AND FRIENDS Old time banjo and singing. GEORGIA MUDCATS Appalachian string-band music plus blues and gospel from all over the South. KLEZMER LOCAL 42 A local sevenpiece Klezmer band specializing in Jewish and Gypsy music and featuring Dan Horowitz of Five Eight. MOIRA AND THE DIXIE JIGS Fiddler/singler Moira Nelligan draws from both her Southern and Irish roots to create unqiue jigs and rustic Americana. NOOGEEZ A musical collective dedicated to producing kid-friendly music and music videos. TONY BRYANT BAND Atlanta-style blues.
Sunday 25 The Classic Center 8 p.m. $45. www.classiccenter.com TIËSTO This Dutch DJ is an international sensation, creating original mixes in trance and experimental electronic genres. See story on p. 14. Farm 255 10 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com MANGER Punk rock four-piece with screaming guitars and vocals. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com GAELIC STORM Fresh, modern arrangements of Celtic music. THE MOVEMENT These guys from Philly combine rock with reggae. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 7-8 p.m. FREE! 706-353-3050 NO SHAME! Open mic hosted by Rose of Athens Theatre. Every Sunday! The Melting Point 8 p.m. $12 (adv.), $15 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com HAYRIDE This long-running Athens trio has maintained a steady output of melodic, prog- and metal-influenced rock. MEAT PUPPETS Classic alternative/ punk band that inspired the likes of Nirvana, Pavement and Dinosaur Jr. See story on p. 13.
UGA Memorial Hall 6 p.m. (beginner), 7 p.m. (intermediate), 8 p.m. (open dance). $3. www. sites.google.com/site/bdcuga2 BALLROOM DANCING Lessons in tango, swing, salsa, rumba and waltzing. No partner or experience necessary. Every Sunday.
Monday 26 Buffalo’s Southwest Café 6–9 p.m. $5 (includes practice and lessons). 706-540-2779 LINE DANCING Learn to line dance in the Big Back Room! Every 2nd and 4th Monday. Caledonia Lounge “All ages early show!” 5 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (under 21). www.caledonialounge.com BRADFORD ALLEN BAND Singersongwriter-driven soft rock band with jazzy guitar lines. BROKEN GLOW This rock band from Brooklyn fuses classic rock and blues with ‘90s grunge and jazz. COUSIN SLEAZE Ferocious hard rock band taking cues from Metallica. SECOND SONS Quartet of young, local talent born at Camp Amped playing an original mix of songs, swaying from indie-pop to Southern rock, all with rock-and-roll heart. 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com BIRDHAND From bouncy retro sounds to big stadium shakers, this Santa Cruz band plays a mean rock and roll song. 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. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 BIG TREE Fresh and sunshiney folk rock from Brooklyn with extremely catchy pop melodies complimented by jazz-tinged, crystal-clear vocals. EDDIE THE WHEEL Moody, melodic indie rock. STAR SLAMMER New rock band dishes out the good vibes with drums and wires, keys and croons. Features ex-members of Wickets, Iron Hero, Casper & the Cookies and Shitty Candy. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE!, $3 to play. 706-3533050. OPEN MIC Mondays! Hosted by local soulful singer Kyshona Armstrong. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com* JAZZCHRONIC Local five-piece explores freaky, funky, psychedelic fusion jazz while incorporating rock, R&B, heavy beats and more. SNARKY PUPPY Denton, TX group that jams on soulful nu-jazz sounds.
Tuesday 27 Caledonia Lounge 7:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (under 21). All ages welcome! www.caledonialounge.com AVIAN Indie/rock band from Lawrenceville with layered guitar harmonies and heavy breakdowns. CLOAK & DAGGER DATING SERVICE Local six-piece ensemble plays loud and loose straightahead rock with dueling male/female vocals. COME WHAT MAY Melodic hardcore band with a positive message. See story on p. 12.
THE GIVING TREE Seven-piece indie-rock folk band from Chicago. Includes bluegrass style beats and soaring vocal harmonies. CORY GOLDSMITH Bassist and vocalist of the band Come What May plays a solo set. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 ACORN BCORN Guitar and drums sister duo from Arizona with a gritty, raw White Stripes-esque sound. INCENDIARIES Local musicians Mandy Branch-Friar, Mary Joyce, Erika Rickson and Erica Strout. KILL KILL BUFFALO Grungy hard rock duo based in Athens featuring Kara Kildare’s powerful pipes and Tyler John on drums. Highwire Lounge 8 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features Robby Handley (bass) and Marlon Patton (drums). Every Tuesday. Little Kings Shuffle Club “Athens Farmers Market.” 4:30-6:30 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net DAVE HOWARD Local singersongwriter plays mellow acoustic guitar tunes. The Loft Dance Lounge 9 p.m. 706-613-7771 ATHENS 2 IBIZA DJ BangRadio presides over a special Girls’ Night Out, for which he remixes current pop radio hits with fistpumping beach party beats. Every Tuesday. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $6 (adv.), $8 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com* JONATHAN BYRD AND JASON KENNEY Sweet folk and bluegrass with special guest performances by John Keane and David Blackmon. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $8. www.newearthmusichall. com ZACH DEPUTY One-man band with lots of live looping. He’s got a soulful jam vibe that integrates elements of calypso, hip-hop, gospel and R&B. State Botanical Garden of Georgia 7–9 p.m. $5–15. 706-542-6156, www. uga.edu/botgarden SUNFLOWER MUSIC SERIES Spend a summer evening outdoors. Bring a picnic basket, spread a blanket and enjoy live music provided by the Arvin Scott Quartet.
Wednesday 28 Alibi 9 p.m. FREE! 706-549-1010 KARAOKE With the Singing Cowboy! Blue Sky 5–10 p.m. www.blueskyathens.com VINYL WEDNESDAY Bring your own vinyl and be a DJ for the night. Boar’s Head Lounge 9 p.m. 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Welcoming singer-songwriters every Wednesday. Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www. caledonialounge.com JOSH DANIELS Local acoustic singer who works real emotion into classic bluegrass songs. DAVIN MCCOY & THE COMING ATTRACTIONS Smooth, soulful melodic acoustic rock.
Farm 255 Jazz Night. 8 p.m. FREE! www.farm255. com DIAL INDICATORS This quiet jazz duo features Jeremy Roberts on guitar and George Davidson on tenor sax playing odd covers and improvising on familiar themes. 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com RUBY KENDRICK Local singersongwriter with a sweet voice and prodding, poignant lyrics. THE MONARCHS The Austin-based alt-soul love child of Celeste Griffin. HANK SULLIVANT Lead singer of glammy rock band Kuroma plays a solo set, plus special guests! Flight Tapas and Bar 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0200 MARY SIGALAS Visiting standards and not-so-standards from the ‘20s through the ‘50s. Every Wednesday.
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George’s Lowcountry 6 p.m. FREE! 706-548-3359 JIM PERKINS Acoustic singer/songwriter from Augusta offers a mix of folk, jazz and blues. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $25. www.georgiatheatre.com CUT COPY Danceable, new wave-inspired electronic rock from Australia. MIDNIGHT MAGIC A nine-person ensemble that offers a danceable mix of funk, disco, electro and soul. WASHED OUT Georgia’s own Ernest Greene produces dreamy synth pop with occasional shoegaze elements. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffeebar.com REDSTONE RAMBLERS A couple acoustic guitars and a bass, playing front porch folky Americana. Locos Grill & Pub 7 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com (Timothy Rd. location) NORMALTOWN FLYERS This Athens roots-rock institution plays a set of good-time rock and roll with a Southern leaning. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com* GEOFF ACHISON & THE SOULDIGGERS Australian singersongwriter Geoff Achison lays down his version of New Orleans funk, driving blues and jazz with the licks of a true guitar virtuoso. Tonight featuring Yonrico Scott and Ted Pecchio. New Earth Music Hall “Cut Copy Afterparty.” 11 p.m. $5, $3 with Cut Copy ticket stub. www. newearthmusichall.com DJ DREAMDAWG Zack Hosey and Nate Nelson tag-team behind the decks spinning indie, electro, rock and more. IMMUZIKATION Celebrated local DJ Alfredo Lapuz, Jr. hosts a dance party featuring high-energy electro and rock. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Omega Bar 9 p.m. $3. www.theomegabar.com SPICY SALSA Lessons at 9:30 p.m. followed by open dancing at 10:30. No partner or experience necessary. Every Wednesday. Porterhouse Grill 7–10 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Every Wednesday!
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3rd Annual Penumbra Halloween Art Show (Fringe Collective Artistic Studios) Drop off Halloween-themed pieces by Oct. 10. Opening reception Oct. 22. $15 (for three pieces). 706-540-2712, email@example.com Call for Art Submissions (Old Barrow County Court House) Peace Place, Inc. is seeking domestic violence-themed art to display in October. Email for application. firstname.lastname@example.org Call for Artists (Farmington Depot Gallery) Seeking artists and food vendors for Festiboo (Oct. 29–30) and a Holiday Market (Dec. 2–3). Email for application. email@example.com Call for Artists The Moonlight Gypsy Market (Nov. 11) is accepting vendor applications for artists, crafters and junk collectors. Seeking outsider, erotic, macabre and odd artists. Fill out online application. www.facebook.com/moonlight gypsymarket
Call for Entries (OCAF) OCAF’s Georgia Small Works Juried Exhibition is seeking artists working in small 2D or 3D formats (14”x14” or under). Deadline Sept. 30. Exhibit runs Oct. 7–Nov. 12. www.ocaf.com Call for Submissions (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) Seeking works that strip away layers of convention (there must be at least several hundred) attached to the trope “Southern.” Deadline Nov. 10. Exhibit dates Jan. 21–Mar. 3. www.athica.org/ callforentries.php Indie Craftstravaganzaa Holiday Market (Downtown Athens) Seeking artist vendors for craft fair on Dec. 3, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Application deadline Oct. 24. $110. athensindiecraftstravaganzaa@ gmail.com, www.athensindiecraft stravaganzaa.com Lickskillet Artists Market (Lyndon House Arts Center) Call for artist vendors for market on Oct. 22, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Applications due Oct. 8. $25 (indoor), $15 (outdoor). 706-613-3623, ihartsfoundation@ gmail.com, www.lyndonhouse.org
CLASSES Basic Botany (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) A certificate course on general plant anatomy, morphology and physiology with an emphasis on relating form to function. Registration required. Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. $100. 706542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden Beginning Bellydance (Whole: Mind. Body. Art.) Egyptian-style bellydance for people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. Wednesdays, 7:30–8:30 p.m. $10. 706-424-0195, www.wholemindbodyart.com Bellydance for Fitness (YWCO) Have fun and exercise at the same time. Mondays & Wednesdays, 6–7 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org Bellydancing (Sangha Yoga Studio) Beginner (7 p.m.) and Intermediate (8:30 p.m.) bellydancing every Wednesday. $14. 706552-2660, belllydancebody@gmail. com, www.healingartscentre.net Classes at Floorspace (Floorspace) Contemporary lyrical dance, Capoeira Angola & Maculele,
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Charles-Ryan Barber’s photography is on display at Two Story Coffeehouse through Sept. 26. performance theatre, hoop dance, Nia dance, creative movement and improv dance, bellydancing and yoga. Check website for schedule. www.floorspaceathens.com Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly “Try Clay” classes ($20/person) introduce participants to the potter’s wheel every Friday from 7-9 p.m. “Family Try Clay” classes show children and adults hand-building methods every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net Dance Classes (Dancefx) Ballet, tap, hip-hop, Zumba, contemporary, ballroom, Latin, swing, karate, clogging and exercise classes like Pilates and body sculpting. Check website for schedule. 706-3553078, www.dancefx.org Donation-Based Yoga Classes (Red Lotus Institute) Ongoing classes in ashtanga, flow, hatha, kundalini, sivananda, triyoga, yin and more. 18 classes a week, Sunday through Friday. 706-2483910, theyogashala.athens@gmail. com, www.rahasya.org/theyogashala Earth Skills Series: Shelter (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Develop the skill to create fire from materials found in the wild. Methods include flint and steel, bow drills and hand drills. Nov. 19, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $66. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/ botgarden Fall Classes & Workshops (OCAF) Adult classes and workshops include watercolor, oil painting, drawing, writing and editing, journal and papermaking, clay arts and bagpipes. Check website for details. 706-769-4565, www.ocaf.com Health and Wellness Classes (Athens Community Council on Aging) Athens Community Council on Aging hosts senior-friendly Ballroom Dancing, Line Dancing, Yoga, Tai Chi and more! Go online for a complete schedule. 706-549-4850, www.acc aging.org
High Flying Trapeze Classes (Leap Trapeze) Flying trapeze classes for all ages and abilities. Check website for schedule. www.leaptrapeze.com Illustration (Athens Technical College) Seven-week class starting Oct. 7. Learn about illustration using various media with instructor Bettie Miller. 12:30–3:30 p.m. $129. 706369-5763, email@example.com Introduction to Power Point (Oconee County Library) Class will cover the basics of creating a digital slide show, including design/slide layout option, inserting images, etc. Registration required. Sept. 27, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 Iyengar Yoga (StudiO) Certified Iyengar teacher leads a class focusing on strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. Every Tuesday, 5:30– 6:50 p.m. $10/class, $50/6 classes. www.chetthomasyoga.com Ladies’ Non-Contact Cardio Boxing (Lay Park) Build muscle strength, endurance, balance, etc. Wednesdays through Oct. 24, 7–8 p.m. $10. 706-613-3596, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lay Medicinal Plant Symposium (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Introduction to the medical botany of our region with an emphasis on the uses of native plants. Call to register. Oct. 18, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. $65. 706542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden Plant Families (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Study flower structure and other diagnostic characters of 10 of the most common plant families in Georgia. For people who have taken Plant Taxonomy. Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $45. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/ botgarden Propagating Native Plants from Seeds (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) A discussion on how to collect, clean and store different types of native plant seeds.
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Oct. 19, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $45. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/ botgarden Puppet Palooza! (Rose of Athens Theatre) Six-week introductory course in puppetry performance and construction. Fridays, Sept. 23–Nov. 4, 10–11 a.m. 706-340-9181, www.roseofathens.org Safety Third Circus Classes (Canopy Studio) Weekly juggling workshops on the basics of juggling, balancing, unicycling and more. Every Sunday, 5–6 p.m. $5 (donation). www.safetythirdjuggling.com Soap Making (Athens Technical College) Learn about ingredients, blending, saponification and molds and cutters. Go home with your own bar of handmade soap. Oct. 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m. $45. 706-369-5876, firstname.lastname@example.org Spanish for Adults (Rocksprings Community Center & Park) Conversational Spanish for senior adults. Register by calling. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 27–Nov. 3, 10–11 a.m. $10 (12 classes). 706-613-3603, www.athensclarkecounty.com/rocksprings Thistle and Kudzu Scottish Country Dancers (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) No partner or experience necessary. Bring your dancing shoes. Every Tuesday, 7–9 p.m. $3. www.thistle andkudzu.net Watercolor Painting (Athens Community Council on Aging) Learn to mix water and paint, use lighting techniques and create texture through transparent watercolors. Sept. 30 & Oct. 7, 2–3:30 p.m. $20/ series. 706-549-4850, www.acc aging.org Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Audition (Rose of Athens Theatre) Six-week session on audition development and technique. Fridays, Sept. 23–Nov. 4, 9–10 a.m. & 4–5 p.m. 706-340-9181, www. roseofathens.org
Wisdom of Body (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Achieve bodymind-spirit alignment with Carl Lindberg, certified Qigong instructor. Mondays through Oct. 31, 1–2 p.m. $80 (8 weeks), $12 (per class). 706542-6156, www.uga.edu/botgarden Yoga Classes (Sangha Yoga Studio) Choose from morning, afternoon or evening classes. For all skill levels. See full schedule online. 706-613-1143, www.healingarts centre.net You can CAN (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Step-by-step instructions on safe methods for food preservation. Oct. 6, 2–4 p.m. $17. 706-542-6156, www.uga.edu/ botgarden “Your Google Presence” (Georgia Center) A half-day course for businesses to claim their online listings, customize them and establish an online marketing presence. Oct. 14, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $149. www.georgiacenter.uga.edu Zumba at the Garden (State Botanical Garden of Georgia) Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves comprise this dynamic fitness program. Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m. $10/class, $80/session. www.uga. edu/botgarden
HELP OUT! Athens, GA Half Marathon (Athens, GA) Need volunteers for runner packet distribution, expo operations, course directing, hospitality and race day operations. Race is on Oct. 22–23. Sign up online. www.volunteer.truist.com/hng/ volunteer/home
Film Survey Film Athens seeks input on educating, promoting and facilitating the growth of the film industry in Athens. Fill out an online survey. filmathens.net/2011survey Seeking Volunteer Coordinator (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art (ATHICA)) ATHICA is seeking a volunteer coordinator for Fall 2011-Summer 2012. Email your phone number and daytime availability. volunteers@ athica.org Volunteer Readers (Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic) Learning Ally (120 Florida Ave.) is seeking readers to record audio textbooks for disabled students. 706-549-1313, www.learningally.org Volunteers and Demonstrators Needed (Lyndon House Arts Center) The 37th Annual Harvest Festival (Oct. 13) is seeking volunteers to help out and demonstrators to share their 1800s-themed skills, crafts and art. 706-613-3623
KIDSTUFF Creative Dynamics (Athens Little Playhouse) A beginning level drama class for ages 5–9. Activities include learning to improvise, creating a character, stage movement, etc. Thursdays, 5–6 p.m. $65 (per month). phillipbaumgarner@msn. com Karate Classes (East Athens Community Center) Free karate classes for ages 7–14. Monday– Thursday, 5–6 p.m. 706-613-3593, www.athensclarkecounty.com/ eastathens
ART AROUND TOWN Amici Italian Café (233 E. Clayton St.) Abstract paintings by Corey Wall. Through September. Artini’s Art Lounge (296 W. Broad St.) Paintings by Christine Bush Roman. Through September. Athens Academy (1281 Spartan Dr.) Photography by Bill Zorn and Alan Olansky. Through Oct. 7. Big City Bread Cafe (393 N. Finley St.) Paintings by Ruth Allen. Through September. Earth Fare (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Photography by Patrick Denker, a UGA Robert Park Fellow. Through September. Farmington Depot Gallery (1011 Salem Rd., Farmington) Owned and staffed by 16 artists, the gallery exhibits paintings, sculpture, folk art, ceramics, fine furniture and more. Permanent collection artists include Cheri Wranosky, John Weber, John Cleaveland, Lawrence Stueck and more. Five Star Day Café (229 E. Broad St.) Paintings by Will Eskridge. Flicker Theatre & Bar (263 W. Washington St.) Artwork by Lindsey Jane Haddad and Emileigh Ireland. Through September. Floorspace (160 Tracy St.) Nature studies in watercolor and acrylic by Bill Pierson. Through September. Georgia Museum of Art (90 Carlton St.) “American Letterpress: The Art of Hatch Show Print” contains 120 original posters and 20 hand-carved wooden printing blocks. Through Nov. 6. • “Edmund Lewandowski: Precisionism and Beyond” features 50 examples of the artist’s career. Through Dec. 4. • “Hot Metal and Cool Paper: The Black Art of Making Books” presents works by private presses. Through Nov. 6. • “Introduction to the Centers” features prints, drawings, letters and photos relating to Pierre Daura and Alfred Heber Holbrook (founder and first director of GMOA). Through Nov. 20. The Grit (199 Prince Ave.) New paintings by R. Land. Through Oct. 2. Healing Arts Centre (834 Prince Ave.) “Life” includes paintings by artist Ainhoa Bilbao Canup. Through September. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar (1560 Oglethorpe Ave.) Works by Thayer Sarrano and installations by Dana Jo Cooley. Through September. Jennifer Jangles Studio and Gallery (10 Barnett Shoals Rd.) A studio and gallery of jewelry, pottery, fabrics, ribbon and more.
Knee-High Naturalists (Sandy Creek Nature Center) A program of age-appropriate nature exploration, animal encounters, hikes and crafts. For parents and children. Alternating Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30 p.m. $24. 706-613-3515, www.athensclarke county.com/sandycreeknaturecenter
SUPPORT PTSD Support Group (Call for location) Ongoing support group for family and friends of veterans and soldiers who have PTSD. Meets third Wednesday of each month. 770-725-4527, www.georgiapeace givers.org Tuesday Night Debtors Anonymous Meeting (Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens) Weekly 12-step meeting for compulsive debtors, over-spenders and underearners. 7 p.m. FREE! www.debtorsanonymous.org
ON THE STREET Free to Breathe Run/Walk (Sandy Creek Park) Raise vital funding for lung cancer research when you register for this 5K run or onemile walk. Nov. 13, 7 a.m. $15–$20. 608-316-3786, www.freetobreathe. org Open Call for Writers and Poets A new literary publication, Stray Dog Almanac, is seeking local or Athens-affiliated authors to contribute to a limited-print-run, handmade chapbook. Deadline Sept. 28. www.straydogalmanac.com/ submit f
Jittery Joe’s Eastside (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) Twenty abstract and landscape paintings by Harold C. Powell. Through September. Just Pho…and More (1063 Baxter St.) Artwork by Michele Ladewig. Through September. Lamar Dodd School of Art (270 River Rd.) “Framed Events” includes works by Alison Crocetta. Opening reception Sept. 23. Through Oct. 17. Last Resort Grill (184 W. Clayton St.) “Revelation,” large-scale paintings by David Barron. Through Oct. 2. Lyndon House Arts Center (293 Hoyt St.) The Georgia Watercolor Society Members Juried Exhibition, judged by Stan Miller. Through Oct. 14. Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (Madison) “The Cow Show,” a bovine-inspired exhibition includes new works based on the humble, yet majestic animal. Through Oct. 15. Republic Salon (312 E. Broad St.) Vibrant and surreal paintings by Jessica McVey. Through October. State Botanical Garden of Georgia (2450 Milledge Ave.) “Forged from Nature” is an outdoor series of sculpted garden gates by artist Andrew T. Crawford. • Photographer Diane Kirkland’s exhibit “Georgia Natural” features a series of landscapes. Through Oct. 16. Town 220 (Madison) “Gary Hudson: Art Lives, Works from the ‘70s, California and New York.” Through Oct. 30. Trace Gallery (160 Tracy St.) “Surprise the Sky,” paintings by Erin McIntosh, Lauren Gallaspy and Zuzka Vaclavik. Through Sept. 23. Transmetropolitan (145 E. Clayton St.) Large, bedazzled, psychedelic spaceship stools and sofa paintings by Jaime Bull. Two Story Coffeehouse (Five Points) “Here, There, and Home Again,” portraits and travel photography by Charles-Ryan Barber. Through Sept. 26. Walk the Line Tattoo Co. (364 E. Broad St.) Third Annual “Don’t Tell Mommy” erotic art show featuring works by two dozen artists, including Keith P. Rein, John Collins, Joshua Espenshade and Nash Hogan. Opening reception Sept. 22. White Tiger Gourmet Food & Chocolates (217 Hiawasee Ave.) “Dinner and a Show” includes paintings of the Boulevard area by Mary Porter. Through September. Whole: Mind. Body. Art. (127 N. Jackson St.) “Electricity Encouraged,” lightbox works and wood pieces by Matty Goldstein. Reception Sept. 24.
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reality check Matters Of The Heart And Loins I was wondering if you had any advice for those of us who have been single all of our lives. A lot of times I feel down because no one has ever been attracted to me, then other times I say I should wait for the right guy. Any words of wisdom? Just Waiting Yes, I do. Quit “just waiting” and get out there. My best friend is getting married. She has been with the guy for seven years, and they have a four-year-old kid. They have always had a very difficult relationship, and I have been WONDERING WHY SHE STAYS WITH HIM. He cheated on her, then made her agree to an “open” relationship (only open from his end, and it drives her crazy). She has a great job and takes care of all of the household chores, while he works part-time and never lifts a finger. She says he is a great dad, and he does take care of the kid, which is fine, but still… He takes trips by himself or with his buddies, and she rarely gets any time to herself. They have been in counseling for a long time, and she always seems to think things are getting better, but then every few months something else sets her off. She has said on at least three occasions since they announced their engagement (last year) “I don’t know if I can marry him,” to which I have responded “Don’t feel like you have to” or “Then don’t!” depending on my mood. The last time she said that the invitations were already mailed out and it was too late. I told her that it was not too late until “I do.” She brushed it off. OK, so I am very worried about my friend. We have known each other for almost 20 years, and I would do anything for her, and now she has asked me to do something that makes me question my loyalty: she wants me to be her Maid of Honor. And I just can’t. And I feel like such a bitch. But the thing is, I really and truly think she is making a huge mistake. And I don’t want to participate. I told her I wasn’t sure, and she seemed shocked, which in turn shocked me. How could she not get it? Then I started questioning myself. I think I have a lot of good reasons why, and I will go to the wedding, but I can’t stand behind her and nod and smile when I think the whole thing is a terrible idea, can I? Am I being selfish? Please help. I don’t want our friendship to end over this, and I don’t know what to do. Not Always the Bridesmaid What you should do is be honest with her and wish her the best at the same time. Maybe you will be proven wrong, right? Maybe they’re making a lot of progress in counseling. And you know, he may not be the best guy in the world, but there is something to be said for
the fact that he’s a good dad and that he’s even willing to go to counseling. I don’t think you are being selfish, NATB. I think what you’re saying makes sense. I also think that if you explain to your friend why you don’t want to do it, she may understand. I can’t imagine feeling good about standing at the altar exchanging vows and knowing that the person behind me, who is a major part of the ceremony and a major part of my day, thinks the whole thing is a crock of shit and a big mistake. That kind of bad juju can put a real damper on a wedding. Stick to your guns, and try to stick by her as best you can. I met my girlfriend at a party during rush last year. We have enjoyed a very healthy sex life with a few fairly normal bedroom experiments like bondage, hot wax, role playing, etc. Recently she has been asking me to have sex with her while we both wear bigfoot costumes. She has also been acting unusual. She no longer “maintains” herself in certain areas and has started eating raw meat on a regular basis. She has done a few other very strange things lately (that I would rather not mention) that have made me believe she is going feral. She says she can’t see a future with me unless we can share this fantasy of hers. I’m uncomfortable with her new behavior and this strange idea; plus the suits are itchy. What should I do? Bigfoot
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Bigfoot, huh? Jeez. What ever happened to the sexy devil/kitten/pirate/hobo/ crack whore costumes from my college days? I must be getting old. Relationships are all about compromise, BF. See if you can’t get her to cook the meat a little and switch to something with a higher thread count. Isn’t there an extra plushy Uga costume or two lying around somewhere? Confidential to Girl Without Friends: The friendship part is up to you. You said you don’t trust him, and that is a major problem. But if she knows and she’s OK with it, you have to let it go. It’s not your marriage, and you don’t get to say what’s acceptable and what isn’t. They have been together for a very long time, and they have their own set of rules and boundaries. If this means you can’t be their friend because you don’t respect them or don’t feel comfortable around them anymore, then so be it. But don’t end your friendship leaping to her defense if she didn’t ask you to. Just because it feels wrong to you doesn’t mean it is wrong for them. Consider telling her how you feel about it, telling him he had better never even look at you sideways again, and then promptly forget it ever happened. Good friends are hard to come by and mistakes can be forgiven.
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$600/mo. Blocks from UGA & Dwntn. 2BR/1BA, patio, kit. w/ DW, W/D. Lg. LR w/ FP, water & garbage incl. in rent, 167A Elizabeth St. Avail. now. Call Robin, (770) 265-6509.
2BR/1BA country cottage off Danielsville Rd. 3.5 mi. from UGA. 3 ac. lot, wood burning stove, $495/mo. $400 dep. (706) 2020147.
2BR/1BA duplex in Highland Oaks. Central HVAC, W/D conn., DW, no dogs. $550/mo. + 1 mo. rent as dep. Call (706) 614-8350 or email musicmason01@yahoo. com
2BR/1BA. Near UGA, LR, DR, den, HWflrs., all appl., fenced yd., garbage p/u, carport, electric A/C, gas heat, no pets. $550/mo. 117 Johnson Dr. Owner/Agent. Stan, (706) 543-5352.
Brick duplex, 2BR/2BA, very clean, all extras. Just 2 mi. to campus on north side Athens. 2 units avail. Pets OK. $500/mo. + dep. Call Sharon at (706) 2019093.
3BR/2BA house. Univ. Cir.,1 mi. from UGA. All appls., W/D, lg. fenced yd., carport. $1100/mo., $800 dep. (404) 983-7063.
East Athens. Great 2BR/1BA duplex. On city busline. Fresh paint, W/D, DW, range, fridge, trash & yd. service incl. Pets OK. Avail. now! $550/mo. Call Mike toll free: (877) 740-1514.
3BR/2BA on Oglethorpe Ave. across from old Navy School. Fenced-in back yd., pet friendly. $890/mo. Call (770) 725-1555 for an appt.
Eastside duplex for rent. 2BR/1BA, W/D hook-up, lg. lot. $500/mo. Call D.D. at (770) 868-7198.
3BR/2BA Country Home! 8 mi. from bypass. CHAC. New carpet, fenced yd. Pets OK, no pet fees! Nice quiet area. $750/mo. (706) 254-2569.
Normaltown duplex near med. school & ARMC. Convenient to everything. 2BR/1BA, water & garbage incl. in rent. Avail. now. $550/mo. Call Mindy, (706) 7130527.
3BR/2BA, LR/DR, den, laundry room, garage, nice yd., FP, all elect. appls. Leafy, quiet n’hood. Eastside. 180 Longview. Pets OK. Avail. 11/1. $875/mo. (706) 2860568.
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3BR/3BA house, huge LR & kitchen w/ bar area. 1 acre lot! Fenced back yd. Pets welcome! Lawn maint. & W/D incl. $850/mo., $425 dep. Stephanie, (770) 6338159. 3BR/1BA, 140 Airport Road on Eastside. Storage shed, back deck & privacy fence. Ver y spacious, great location. $750/ mo. + dep. Pets OK. (706) 2543450. 3BR/3BA house Dwntn. Great price! Walk to everything! New HWflrs., extra lg. BRs, covered porch. W/D incl. $1200/mo. Avail. now! Aaron, (706) 2072957. AtlasRealEstateAdvisors. com. 3BR/2BA remodeled house w/ bonus room. 320 Conrad Dr., DW, W/D, all electric, 1 mi. from Dwntn. Athens. $900/mo. + dep. Avail. now. Contact Brian, (706) 6137242. 4BR/4BA house Dwntn. Just reduced! Walk to everything! Stainless, HWflrs., whole house audio, covered porch. W/D incl. $1200/mo. Avail. now. Aaron, (706) 207-2957. AtlasRealEstateAdvisors. com. Awesome house! 597 Dearing St., 4BR/2BA, $1050/mo. 155 Henry Meyer, 3BR/2.5BA, $1095/mo. 4BR on Whitehall Rd., $750/mo. Call Nancy Flowers & Co. Real Estate, (706) 546-7946. Or visit nancyflowers.com for virtual tours. You will love them! Cedar Creek: 4BR/2BA, lg. fenced yd., $950/mo. 5 Pts.: Off Baxter St., 4BR/2BA, $1200/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700, (706) 540-1529. I heart Flagpole Classifieds!
Cute, adorable 2BR/1BA in-town house. $650/mo. CHAC, W/D hook-up, fenced-in yd., pets welcome. Call Lance, (706) 7144603. Cute, adorable 1BR/1BA in-town house. $500/mo. Water & trash incl. CHAC, W/D hook-up, fenced-in yd., pets welcome. Call Lance, (706) 714-4603. Huge yd., private, fire pit, fenced, have parties, grow a garden. 3BR/2BA, pets OK. W/D conn. $800. (706) 5402432. Let’s make a deal! Significantly lower than going rate! 4BR/4BA house at The Retreat. Pristine condition! Call or text me, (706) 380-1954. Rent your properties in Flagpole Classifieds! Call (706) 549-0301! Reduced! 4BR/2BA, 845 W. Hancock, HWflrs., CHAC, avail. now. Pets OK! 4 blocks to Dwntn. $1050/mo. Call (864) 784-3049. Residential or commercial: very lg. older home on 1.5 acres, 10 rooms, 2 kitchens, 2BAs, lg. porch & deck. On busline. $1300/mo. David, (706) 247-1398. Student special! Near bus line. 4BR/2BA, ample parking, fenced yd. w/ storage bldg., $800/mo. + $800 dep. Call Rose, (706) 255-0472, Prudential Blanton Properties. Unique mill house. 2 lg. BR, heart pine floor w/ 11 ft. beam ceilings. Sunny LR, new bath, W/D, DW, CHAC. 477 Whitehall. $700/mo. (706) 353-1750, ext. 104.
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Rooms for Rent 4BR house in Normaltown to share w/ 2 females. 1BR/1BA, $500/ mo. + utils. Avail. now–Dec. 31. Contact Taylor, (214) 502-3005 or Sofi, (423) 280-9262.
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Music Equipment Nuçi’s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are tax-deductible. Call (706) 227-1515 or come by Nuçi’s Space, 396 Oconee St. We buy musical instruments & equipment every day! Guitars, drums, pro-sound & more. (770) 931-9190, www. musicgoroundlilburn.com. Huge on-line inventory. We love trades! Come visit Music Go Round soon...
Instruction Athens School of Music. Instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & more. From beginner to expert. Instrument repairs avail. Visit www. AthensSchoolofMusic.com, (706) 543-5800. Guitar Lessons: beginner through advanced, all styles avail. Musician’s Warehouse. NTSU alumni, 20 yrs. pro experience. Call Darrell to schedule, (770) 256-9629.
Music Services Amp repair! McNeece Music, 149 Oneta, Ste. 6C-7. Next to BikeAthens. Years of experience. Buy-sell-trade, custom builds, strings & acc., electric amps. (706) 548-9666, Tues.–Sat., 12–8 p.m. Eady Custom Finishing offers ever ything from basic instrument set-ups & fret work to full restorations. Experience incl. working for Gibson Custom S h o p . A p p o i n t m e n t o n l y. ( 6 1 5 ) 7 1 4 - 9 7 2 2 . w w w. eadycustomfinishing.com.
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Musicians Wanted ISO female drummer. Mo Tucker, Jesus and Mar y Chain, Spiritualized. For signed band w/ new album out early 2012. Minimal playing/small kit preferred. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for a pianist, saxophone player, violinist? Looking for a band? Find your music mate w/ Flagpole Classifieds! Call (706) 549-0301.
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Jobs Full-time Bellwether Salon is seeking 2 licensed hair stylists for booth rental. Great working environment in the Leathers Building, 675 Pulaski St. Please contact Stephanie at (706) 850-7550 or email Bellwether Salon.com. Call center representative. Join established Athens company calling CEOs & CFOs of major corporations generating sales leads for tech companies. $9/hr. BOS Staffing, www.bostemps. com, (706) 353-3030. C a l l c e n t e r re p re s e n t a t i v e s needed to do lead generated business inquiry calls for t e c h n o l o g y c o m p a n i e s . F T, Mon. – Fri., 8 – 5 p.m. $9/hr. Please email Mandy w/ Express Employment Professionals at mandy.whitlow@expresspros. com for more info.
Looking for licensed, experienced hair stylist to work 32-40 hrs./wk. Clientele a plus. Laid back, fun atmosphere. Email resume to rocketsalon@ gmail.com.
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Stuffed Burger is Athens’ soonto-be newest & best burger joint. Will offer high quality food, friendly & efficient staff, & a true Athens environment. Hiring cooks, food preps, shift mgrs. & GM. All w/ competitive wages. Contact Brittain, (404) 921-7077 to set interview. Wanted: Experienced breakfast cooks, catering cooks, kitchen stewards, breakfast counter help, catering servers, banquet captains & catering warehouse mgrs. Email resume & references to experiencedkitchenhelp@gmail. com.
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New Zealand Is Just One of Many Possibilities
raveling to New Zealand was a dream of braved the cold and found our way back to mine for years, although a trip across the caves. This time, the glowworms were not the world seemed like a fairy tale until only intriguing—they were spectacular. We a UGA study abroad program made it possible. mounted inner-tubes and floated down the I had thought that study in a foreign country river, entering and exiting the caves that were would be too expensive, so I was astonished illuminated by what seemed like billions of to find that financial aid is readily available glowworms. Where the river flowed from the for students who wish to study abroad but do caves, we floated through mazes of trees with not have the necessary funding. stars above and silhouettes of ferns visible by The Gilman Scholarship is available to the faint glow of the moon. any student who receives the Pell Grant and My friend Michelle and I also journeyed is planning on going abroad. The recipient to Tonga, an extraordinary tropical Pacific is awarded from $3,000 to $5,000, based on Island. Our lodge there bordered a glistening individual need, towards any expense that beach and was surrounded by palm trees. We facilitates the study-abroad process. If you attended a Tongan feast and drank a calmare a student, and the prospect of traveling ing kava drink. We explored the island, and grabs your attention, this is the time to do the variety of tropical fruits and vegetables it. Follow your intutingled our senses ition and don’t let daily. Even public financial issues deter transportation was a you. Whatever your thrilling adventure. travel calling may The vehicle, which be, study abroad may was more like a large be the opportunity van than a bus, of a lifetime. Rather bounced through the than bore you here, streets as the driver though, with accounts avoided the vast numof my studies, I want ber of potholes, while to try to give you reggae music blasted the flavor of the through the speakers. opportunities opened Dogs and pigs casuup by study abroad ally walked along the programs. roads, hardly fazed The outdoor by the clatter of the activities-oriented loaded bus. Each time Alpine Club at I thought the vehicle Massey University in had reached maximum Palmerston North, capacity, it would New Zealand was make yet another Mount Doom, in the landscape of Mordor, from The my gateway. After stop and a load of Lord of the Rings. attending the first people would join the club meeting, I decided it was time to join the compact and rather sweaty cavalcade of travgroup in its upcoming adventure: the Waitomo elers. My friend, Michelle, and I laughed as we Cave expedition. Led by a group of New noticed the bold-lettered sign that read “30 Zealand students, we set off into the brush in Passenger Max.” search of the famous glowworm-filled caverns. Such experiences in and near New Zealand Before we knew it, we were trudging through shifted my approach to daily activities and the jungle wearing wet suits, gum boots and induced an eagerness to explore possibilihardhats, following leaders who were only ties despite any obstacles. They also gave me vaguely aware of which path we should take. the confidence to tackle social and academic It was a surprisingly invigorating experience. endeavors without intimidation. Study abroad I never would have imagined that getting challenged me in a different academic setting lost in the jungle would be one of my fondand allowed me to participate in activities est memories. We eventually came upon the that would not have been possible at home. cave entrances and nervously stepped inside. With proper motivation, any student has the Each of us, eventually enveloped by darkness, potential to go abroad, regardless of income turned on our headlamps. With each step we status or background. became more acquainted with the enclosed The Gilman Scholarship is available to Pell rocky interior. We climbed and rappelled Grant recipients who have a desire to travel. deeper into the earth. At points, the ground The deadline for spring semester study is Oct. was just moist, while other areas housed cool 4. To begin your adventure, hurry to www.iie. water that immersed us to our waists. org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program The following evening, after a warm shower and apply. and a meal, we set off once again in spelunking attire, only this time, at night. We Clara Kienzle
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everyday people Analisa Boza, 10th-Grader Despite the challenges facing high school students as they enter college and, eventually, adulthood, Analisa Boza, a 10thgrade student at Clarke Central High School, meets the world with optimism and enthusiasm. She says she knows that she is living in a difficult time, but she doesn’t waste time worrying. “I just live life today,” she says. Flagpole: Are you originally from Athens? Analisa Boza: No, I was born in Orlando, Florida… and then my dad got a job in Indiana—Goshen, Indiana—as a principal, and then he got a job offer here, and we moved here. FP: How old were you when you moved here? AB: I was in kindergarten. FP: What grade are you in now? AB: I’m a sophomore. FP: Do you like living in Athens? AB: I kind of wish I lived back in Florida, just because there’s more to do there, I feel like. Here in Athens, there’s not that much to do.
FP: What are some of the advantages? AB: There’s never really a dull moment in my house, and it’s always fun to be around older people, but then again, it has downsides, because we all can’t get what we want, and we always have to worry about what everybody likes and doesn’t like. FP: Are you involved outside the classroom? AB: Oh, I’m really involved! After school, I dance a lot at Dancefx, and I work there also assisting with classes. And then I run cross-country after school. And every morning I’m involved in different clubs. FP: Do you feel busy? AB: Yeah. And then, when swim season starts, I usually go from school really early in the morning—because my mom works here—to the dance studio until about 7:30, and then I go to Ramsey Center for the swim team, and then I get home around 9:30. FP: Do you ever wish you had more downtime? AB: No, I like staying busy. I like feeling busier than not having anything to do at all. FP: Is there ever anything that you worry about? AB: Growing up, living on my own, and just college in general, being apart from my family and having to fend for myself.
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FP: What do you think about that? AB: I think it’s kind of weird. I haven’t really looked into it at all, and I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. FP: What are some things you think you might like to do one day? AB: I kind of want to work with children, so maybe a neonatal nurse, or I want to work at a daycare center, or I want to be a child psychologist, but I’m not really sure yet at all. Or I might want to be a teacher.
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DOORS 8:00 • ShOW 9:00 FP: Do you personally get nervous about the future, or the economy? AB: Not really. I understand what’s going on, but I never really take the time to think about those things and worry. I just live life today. FP: Have you ever had a summer job? AB: No, but this year I’m applying to be a lifeguard. FP: Do a lot of your friends have summer jobs? AB: Yeah, last year they were all lifeguards, but I couldn’t do it because of my age, and my parents like to travel a lot, so I wasn’t here for it, but this year I’m going to. FP: What kinds of places do you go? AB: I’ve been to Spain and Canada, and I’ve been out west and up north. We just go on road trips, like month-long road trips in the summer. Or we’ll go to Washington.
FP: So, you said earlier that you’re one of five siblings? AB: Yeah, I have three brothers and a sister… I’m the middle. FP: Is it interesting to grow up in a big family? AB: Yeah, I like it, though. It just shows me different things, and it just gives me a different perspective on life than only children.
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FP: Is there a lot of pressure on you already to start looking at colleges? AB: Yeah, my dad really wants me to start looking at scholarships and applying.
FP: What kinds of things would you like to do? AB: Well, when I lived in Florida and Indiana, there were a lot of places that I could walk to easily. Like, I could be more independent as myself, and it was a lot safer, the places, so our parents weren’t as worried, and they didn’t have to take us long distances to do stuff. We could just go to the park or to the library or walk to a friend’s house.
FP: Has travel changed some of the ways you think about your life? AB: Definitely. It’s given me different perspectives on everywhere that I’ve been and the way people do things in every place I go.
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FP: What are some things you’ve noticed about other places? AB: Well, like when I went to Washington this summer, it’s more laid back, and people don’t really care about what’s today’s fashion or style and how people are doing things nowadays. People are just very mountainy and really laid back, and things there, since it’s like this little island where we went, things were more high priced because there are not too many people living there. It’s just a very different way of living than I live. Not many people had cars. People would take ferries over. FP: Do you like that lifestyle? AB: Not really. FP: What kind of place would you like to live? AB: I like places that are more filled with people and things to do and everything’s around me. I don’t like being in places where there’s nothing. FP: So, you’ll be in a big city one day? AB: Yeah, probably. FP: Any idea which one? AB: Yeah, New York City.
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