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Snarky Puppy The Jazz-Funk Outfit Comes Full Circle p. 17

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No More Parapros? p. 9 · Grub Notes p. 11 · Hannibal Buress p. 21 · King of Spain p. 22


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THIS WEEK’S ISSUE:

Love and Football

City Dope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Students at The Red & Black blew a chance to show why they deserve to run their own newspaper.

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Can thinking people love football? Of course. They can love sex, too, and beer, along with hamburgers, power windows and air-conditioning—even Jesus. Inman Majors writes about people who enjoy most of the above and are at the same time likable, funny, unassuming guys you would enjoy hanging out with, unless you’d prefer Rick Santorum. Among the fun things Inman Majors writes about is indeed football, and in fact that’s the subject of his latest novel, Love’s Winning Plays (W.W. Norton, 2012), available at an Avid Bookshop near you. It should be pointed out, and frequently is by his publicist, that Inman Majors is well qualified to write about football. He grew up in a larger-than-life football family. His uncle is Johnny Majors, legendary player and coach at Tennessee, and his father starred at Alabama and went on to become a powerful behind-the-scenes presence in Tennessee politics. Inman knows the inside of a football—the kicks and the hot air. He also has a deft touch for developing likable characters thrust among the not-so-likable powerful and surviving by their wits and their wit. In this case, “Loveâ€? is Raymond Love, a “non-coachingâ€? graduate assistant on a powerful SEC team helmed by Coach Driver, a man who embodies every bad clichĂŠ of his profession, a dolt whom Love must impress if he is ever to move up to “coachingâ€? graduate assistant as the next step toward his goal of someday becoming a college coach himself, havWith a writer like ing been a winning college Inman Majors you’re quarterback, though only at a Division III school. in good hands, and So, here’s the setup: the thinking-feeling nice guy on you’re assured of the inside of a football facan entertaining and tory presided over by a Bon Jovi-loving behemoth who is thoughtful read. perfectly at ease talking football intricacies buck naked in the locker room. (This was written before Penn State erupted, but it puts you into that milieu where men are casually naked together.) Love would much rather be naked with Brooke, the blonde beauty who has enticed him into her pop-lit book club, where he endures the inane chatter just to stay in her good graces, with the hope of someday moving up to boyfriend status from hopeful attendant. Love’s predicaments are observed with ironic detachment by his classmate in Advanced Biomechanics of Human Movement, the bright, pretty girl who is not Brooke. Among Love’s predicaments observed by Julie is his rivalry with the current “coaching graduate assistant,â€? the seersucker-suit wearing sycophant, Sparkman, who also has his confident eye on Brooke. All these pressures come to a head when Coach Driver taps Love as escort for Coach Woody, the fiercely competitive but eccentric Erk Russell-like defensive coach, on the Pigskin Cavalcade, the pre-season motorcade to the fans in the hinterlands. Love is sternly admonished that his sole task is to keep Coach Woody on schedule for the various dinners at the various country clubs and out of the pools, clothed, and out of the bedrooms of alumni wives, unclothed. Woody proves to be more than Love can handle, but during the harum-scarum trip amid the fanatic fans and big-shot alumni, the non-coaching graduate student and the defensive legend come to understand and respect each other in spite of the challenges. And, yes, love blossoms for Love, too, amid his struggles to keep Woody straight, while keeping Coach Driver’s wry wife supplied with clandestine gin and tonics. Will Love find true love? Will he survive Sparkman’s suave undermining? Will Coach Driver’s neanderthal natterings drive Love screaming from coaching? Will Coach Woody go too far? Grab yourself a copy of Love’s Winning Plays and enjoy finding out the answers. You’re in good hands, and you’re assured of an entertaining and thoughtful read. This book is the perfect way to prepare yourself for the new football season. Inman Majors is also author of, among other books, Wonderdog, the comic novel that makes you glad to be a fun-loving liberal, one of my all-time favorite books, now, alas, out of print, but still available on Amazon and perhaps at Jackson Street Books.

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LETTERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CITY DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 CITY PAGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 CAPITOL IMPACT. . . . . . . . . . . . 7 SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS . . . . . . . 9 STICK ‘EM UP. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 GRUB NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 MOVIE DOPE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 MOVIE PICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 ART NOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 THREATS & PROMISES. . . . . . 15

UPSTART ROUNDUP . . . . . . . . 16 SNARKY PUPPY. . . . . . . . . . . . 17 RODNEY CROWELL. . . . . . . . . 18 THE CALENDAR!. . . . . . . . . . . 19 BULLETIN BOARD. . . . . . . . . . 24 ART AROUND TOWN . . . . . . . . 25 COMICS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 REALITY CHECK. . . . . . . . . . . 27 CLASSIFIEDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 CROSSWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 EVERYDAY PEOPLE. . . . . . . . . 31

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city dope Athens News and Views Legion Pool: A notice from the University of Georgia concerning an environmental impact report on Legion Pool was buried in the Athens Banner-Herald’s legal ads Aug. 17 and unearthed by intrepid activists Grady Thrasher and Sara Baker. UGA is required to hold a public hearing on demolishing the pool if 100 people request one. Comments should be directed to James Dorsey at jdorsey@uga.edu and are due by Sept. 16.

to scale back the print edition to one day a week, and an expected spike in web traffic never materialized. The paper expects to lose money this year for the first time, and publisher Harry Montevideo’s salary, the cause of many a raised eyebrow, was cut to $90,000 (see his online comment on last week’s Pub Notes). “The issues aren’t going away,â€? Montevideo told Flagpole, although he declined to address how the organization might deal with them going forward. As the Newsroom Turns: The Fulton County In the end, no one came out of this epiDaily Report published a lengthy and sympasode smelling like roses. The student staff did thetic piece Friday on Ed Stamper and Charles an admirable thing by standing up for their Russell, the two Red & Black board members journalistic principles, albeit by making a who resigned in the wake of the student walkmove that would never fly in the real world. out two weeks ago. (See the online version But given a chance to prove they deserve of this column for a link; it’s worth reading editorial control by putting out a compelling in its entirety.) In it, the former Red & Black issue last Thursday, they devoted almost the staffers talk about their love of journalism, entire A section to self-aggrandizing accounts defend their actions and lament that the press of standing up to The Man. They’ll all need Tommy John surgery from patting themselves on the back so much. The front page featured a column signed by Marinova and Carpenter, who led the walkout. “We’re done making the news,â€? they wrote, without a hint of irony. “Now, we’re back to reporting it.â€? Inside was a one-sided news article and two more columns, one filled with overwrought war metaphors. (For the record: No, quitting your job is not comparable to invading Normandy. Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s ‌ the mayor? Andy Slagle and You may have wanted Miranda Brookshire of Action Ministries help Nancy Denson out of the phone booth. to run that one past your editorial adviunfairly painted them as villains. They may sor.) Only two short news stories covered have a point, considering that journalists love other topics—a months-old UGA study on cats to chatter about our industry, but we’re notoand downtown parking meters that collect riously bad at covering it. money for the homeless that have been there Stamper is the author of the now-infamous for eight years. Way to be timely, guys. Oh, memo that, in part, instructed students to yeah, but as columnist Lindsey Cook insists, publish more photos of Bid Day and stop makit’s the older generations who don’t get it. ing fun of Greeks. Perhaps he doesn’t know Congratulations, you can tweet. What do that the Banner-Herald has the market coryou want, a medal? nered on pictures of sorority girls. Seriously, Unfortunately, this story ends in a cliffthough, while it’s true that a newspaper hanger. Who will take the fall? (My guess is ought not alienate a quarter of its potential advisor Ed Morales, a solid journalist whose readership, that’s not necessarily a reason sin was to kick off these festivities by showing to wrest control away from students. Given Marinova the memo.) Will the board revisit the that one recent editor was fired for being Stamper Plan once this all blows over? And drunk in the Sanford Stadium president’s box, will the Grady School of Journalism make a and the current one left her post on deadline, play for the paper should it falter? Stay tuned. perhaps what the board needs, rather than m A Public Service Announcement: Faster than a professional director to assert editorial a speeding late-night bus. More powerful than control, is simply to hire better student ediGwen O’Looney. Able to leap tall Walmarts in a tors. Russell alludes to that point in the Daily single bound. It’s Supermayor! Report article, telling writer Katheryn Hayes Nancy Denson donned a cape last week Tucker (a Red & Black alum and former board when Action Ministries, the nonprofit that member) that he quit the board because he runs the Oconee Street soup kitchen, named disagreed with the decision to bring back top her an honorary “action heroâ€? at a ceremony editors Polina Marinova and Julia Carpenter. to promote its Action Dash, a 5K run/walk to The article paints a far more bleak picture raise money to feed, house and educate the of The Red & Black’s finances than tax returns needy. The race starts at 8 a.m. at the Tate available online. It is struggling with the Student Center on Monday, Labor Day. For same issues many publications are dealmore information, visit www.actiondash.org. ing with: Readership fell to 7 percent of the freshman class last year, advertising revenue Blake Aued plummeted due to the ill-advised decision

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Eastside, said at a meeting Thursday night. “In fact, as I was coming here today, two people ran the light right in front of me.” Police say they frequently observe redlight-runners at that intersection, but they don’t have the manpower to issue tickets on a regular basis. That’s where the camera comes in; when a car runs a red light, it takes a picture of the license plate, and an officer mails a $70 ticket to the car’s owner. If the owner wasn’t driving it, he can get out of the ticket by ratting out whoever was. Cameras are already in place at the Broad Street-Hawthorne Avenue-Alps Road and Lexington Road-Gaines School Road-Cherokee Road intersections, and they serve as a deterrent now that drivers know about them. In fact, ACC is removing the latter camera because citations are down to 59 through May of this year from 2,000 in 2006.

Commissioners Doug Lowry and Ed Robinson also exchanged words Thursday when Lowry voiced his support for a rezoning for a drive-through restaurant and convenience store at Atlanta Highway and Rockwood Boulevard, in Robinson’s district. “This is not Mr. Lowry’s district, and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Robinson said, interrupting Lowry. Lowry made a reference to the raucous British parliament, which drew a chuckle from Herod, a transplanted Englishman. Residents near the development “don’t want a Quickie Mart with its lights blaring into their backyard after midnight,” Robinson said, but he apologized for snapping at Lowry. “I apologize for my complete lack of social grace,” he said. Blake Aued

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capitol impact politicians take care of their own The members of the Senate Ethics Committee have finally settled ethics complaints filed against state Sen. Don Balfour (R-Snellville). Balfour had a habit of filing reports claiming reimbursement from taxpayersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; money for expenses he allegedly incurred as a legislator. The only problem was, on some of those days when he said he should have been reimbursed for expenses, Balfour was out of town being wined and dined by lobbyists. The Senate Ethics Committee was finally compelled to impose a $5,000 fine, which Balfour agreed to pay to settle the issue. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much of a punishment. Balfour has raised nearly $1.1 million in campaign contributions during the current election cycle. For a man with that kind of money, $5,000 is chump change. The Ethics Committee members took pains to shield Balfour from any embarrassing public scrutiny. When they held their final meeting on the complaint, senators talked to Balfour and his attorney in a meeting room from which the public was barred. They taped newspapers over a door window and posted state troopers outside to keep out reporters. The committee began reviewing documents back in the early days of May. They could have easily concluded their investigation before July 31, the date of the primary election in which Balfour had opposition from two Republican candidates. Instead, the committee delayed its final meeting until Aug. 16, more than two weeks after the election, before it finalized its decision about Balfour. By then, of course, Balfour had already won his primary election with 63 percent of the vote. One member of the Senate Ethics Committee objected to all of this. Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus) filed a minority report that said Balfour should be censured by the Senate for his conduct, just as a senator

named Roscoe Dean was censured under similar circumstances during the 1970s. McKoon sent a copy of his report to Attorney General Sam Olens and asked him to look into possible charges of false swearing and theft by deception in connection with the filing of expense reimbursement claims. Balfourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s attorney disagreed with those contentions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For virtually any crime, and certainly a crime like that, there has to be an indication of criminal intent,â&#x20AC;? said Robert Highsmith, who once served on the State Ethics Commission. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sen. Balfourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s filings were inadvertent mistakes.â&#x20AC;? Sam Olens is an ambitious politician who would like to run for governor some day. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be very surprised if his office takes any action in response to the report filed by McKoon. None of these developments should be a surprise to anyone who has paid attention to how Georgiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s political system operates. Earlier this year, a Senate committee was pondering a bill that would have ended the legislative practice of charging the public fees for such things as tire disposals and hazardous waste cleanups, and then using the money for entirely unrelated budget purposes. Legislators can do almost anything they want to do, because they know theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get away with it. They may have to pay an occasional fine, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a small price compared to what they can rake in from lobbyists and political action committees. They know that, in the end, their colleagues will do everything they can to help them hide their behavior. They know that the voters will elect them to another term in office anyway. After all, the voters of Clayton County just elected as sheriff a candidate who is under indictment on 37 felony counts.

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Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely a the state legislature and declinhole in our building this year.â&#x20AC;? ing local tax revenue, the Clarke As Fowler students crowded the County Board of Education voted cafeteria during a recent lunch, in June to cut $7 million from its school counselor Cheryl Sewell and budget, including $1.5 million family engagement specialist Alex saved by eliminating 32 first-grade Pena noted how staff members, and 16 media center parapros, including the principal and vice along with some special education principal, are taking turns monitorteachers, speech pathologists, a ing the kids so the teachers can social worker, a psychologist and get a short break. Because the a nurse. Now, at Fowler Drive and schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-grade parapros also at elementary schools across Clarke helped in the computer lab and County, the behind-the-scenes jobs other areas, the staff is squeezed done by the parapros fall to other even more. staff members. The school has plenty of As the schools settle into a new opportunities to volunteer among year, both staff and students find the water, land and solar-system themselves adjusting to the loss motifs decorating each hall, Pena of parapros, with tasks such as says. (And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the garden, making copies or preparing parent where reclaimed rainwater is used handouts taking away from instructo flush toilets.) Forty percent tion time. As a result, the school of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population is board launched a new program this native Spanish speakers, so there fall to specifically reach out to the is always a need for translators, community for volunteers to help whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at an after-school Substitute teacher David Loebe of Athens gives 9-year-old Abdou Diop some extra help with some math problems at Fowler Drive fill the gaps. The needs are varactivity or during the day, translatElementary Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s media center. ied depending on the school, but ing take-home sheets for parents. often something as simple as an hour a week spent at the copy At Stroud Elementary School, for example, school counselor â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if we had a list of on-call volunteers, we can call them machine for teachers can help lighten the load. The volunteer Fraser Kent says their biggest need is in the media center. when we have an event and need help,â&#x20AC;? Pena says. outreach initiative was specifically set up to find volunteers Along with leading lessons, helping students research and Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also an opportunity for University of Georgia students for first-grade classrooms and in school media centers, says guiding them to the right books, the media center teacher now to brush up on their bilingual skills, she says. Jimenez added Anisa Sullivan Jimenez, director of public relations and comhas to spend time re-shelving books, which was once a job a that the school district also is reaching out to UGA and the munications for the county school district. Prospective volparapro took care of. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Both our teachers and our librarian are Athens Area Council on Aging for volunteers as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children unteers can sign up at a school or they can visit the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s super open to any help,â&#x20AC;? Kent says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some of itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just having love to have people come in and read to them,â&#x20AC;? Pena says, or website at www.clarke.k12.ga.us and click on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteer: Make an extra set of hands in the classroom. Teachers try to work in volunteers can sign up to be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;reading buddy,â&#x20AC;? which is where a Differenceâ&#x20AC;? to find a list of school contacts. 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Post, where she used vivid detail to describe a Republicans, as a party, seem to be in violent rape perpetrated against a male body love with this 1950s notion of America—a in order to illustrate the seriousness of sexual submissive wife who stays home and takes assault to Senate care of the children candidate Todd Akin (but for some reason of Missouri. still needs a colored I don’t want to maid), a husband put violent images who walks in at 5:15 in anyone’s head. I p.m. to his whiskey don’t want to trigger and soda, children a memory of abuse with curly hair and or be the reason gingham clothing someone is in fear playing on rocking tonight. Ensler’s horses, et cetera. piece was horribly Date rape had yet effective in that to be named back respect. I found then, and abortions it apropos in this were illegal, leaving particular situation thousands of women because, as a rape injured and dead survivor, she felt from do-it-yourself the need to respond operations. 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and salads are available as well, but why would you bother? The atmosphere is a bit on the sterile side, with lots of two-toppers and TVs, but the staff seems to have it together, and your food will arrive speedily. The restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do booze but does do catering and take-out and, of course, takes credit cards. Sammiches, Part 2: When Athens Bagel Company (268 N. Jackson St.) opened this summer, it was flying by the seat of its pants. The menu was minimal (breakfast sandwiches on bagels, bagels and cream cheese, one option with lox), the interior weird (beer taps indicating its late-night identity as a bar) and the staff wide-eyed and not particularly competent. Some months on, the first complaint has now been rectified, but the other two are still very much the case. Orders seem to be filled in the order received rather than being arranged by preparation time in a system, meaning it takes the same amount of time to get a bagel, untoasted, in a bag with cream cheese as to get a sandwich involving much more labor. Utensils are rolled up in napkins, ready to go, but placed on your left before you order, meaning you have to backtrack and cut through the line of customers just to get a fork. These hiccups donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem that difficult to work out, but they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been yet. The bagels, however, remain good, which is the most important thing, and some of the new sandwiches do justice to them. The ABC B-B-Q is too juicy, too towering and too sweet, with wettish BBQ, coleslaw and sauce combining to make a sandwich guaranteed to dribble its juices down your forearms. The restaurant does still make an effort with its ingredients, a surprising one considering its nighttime transition to a bar with cheap well drinks. The ABC BLT, for example, is a valiant effort. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the ingredientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fault that a bagel supplies too much bread, throwing off the crucial BLT-to-carb ratio and, unfortunately, minimizing the bacon. The ABC Grilled Cheese is the way to go, especially if you miss the sorority/fraternity melt Zimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s used to serve. Open-faced, incorporating spicy mustard, a sharp slice of red onion and tomato, it works really well with the chewiness of its underlayer. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more to explore, too, including an egg salad, a Reuben, a grilled veggie and the standard array of cold cuts. Athens Bagel Company is open every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It has a full bar, an unfortunate commitment to creativity in cream cheese and a good attitude despite its organizational failings. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like it in Athens at the moment, as we have little in the way of actual delis, but Ideal Bagel looks to be opening this fall, and the comparison will be interesting.

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movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY (NR) 1968. Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece returns to the big screen. Humanity discovers a giant monolith, and two astronauts (Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood) embarks on a voyage of discovery. However, artificial intelligence HAL 9000 (voiced by Douglas Rain) has other plans. Kubrick cowrote the screenplay with science fiction legend Arthur C. Clarke, but the legendary filmmaker’s epic visuals, scored to memorable classical works, are what stun. Kubrick won his only Academy Award—for Best Visual Effects no less—for this film. • 2016: OBAMA’S AMERICA (PG) Call me critically conflicted about 2016: Obama’s America. The unabashed polemic from conservative author Dinesh D’Souza is an antiObama sermon preached perfectly to the Fox News congregation. Qualitywise, 2016 could survive (but still lose on technical points) a punching match with Michael Moore’s mighty left much better than any other conservative doc. D’Souza pleasantly dispenses with any birther conspiracy nonsense early in the film’s occasionally insightful Obama bio section. An anti-Obama screed based on an anti-colonialist reading of the president grates much less than the typical baseless cries of “Socialist!” The final act is where D’Souza goes a little bat shit crazy (that’s a technical term), when the college president posits the extreme changes a second term, lame duck Obama will accomplish. For such a politically astute guy who spends the entire first act of his film reminding us how much he believes in America, D’Souza does not seem to place much faith in the system of checks and balances instilled by the founding fathers (who he rightfully reveres) in our Constitution. Convincing a like-minded audience that Obama needs to go is easy; I want to see D’Souza try and convince anyone that Mitt Romney is a solution. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER (R) The historically playful Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter gets most things right until it whiffs on a tremendously silly climax that involves the 16th president personally overseeing a secret mission to save the Union Army at Gettysburg. Unfortunately, Seth Grahame-Smith, the author of the book upon which AL:VH is based, is proving far less resourceful as a screenwriter than as a historical revisionist (see Dark Shadows). A quick perusal of the book’s plot reveals a much more believable retelling of the Lincoln mythology; the movie not so much. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (PG-13) Filmmaker Benh Zeitlan’s feature debut certainly lives up to its sky-high expectations. Six-yearold Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis) lives in the Bathtub, a tiny community beyond the levee with her daddy, Wink (Dwight Henry). As Wink grows weaker from illness, the only world Hushpuppy has ever known starts to crumble. First come the rains, then the people that live on the dry land and finally the mythical, recently thawed aurochs. Still, Hushpuppy fights and survives. This fantastical tale unfolds in a harsh world that feels so realistic the film

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could be mistaken for a documentary. Zeitlan, who also co-wrote the pulsing, string-heavy score, captures the ruthlessness of rural poverty without the assumed pandering. Newcomers Wallis and Henry dominate the non-professional cast; their absence from the field come awards season will be stunning and heartbreaking. The film deserves to be this year’s Oscar dark horse. I have seen nearly 100 films in theaters this year, and not a single one of them has offered an emotional, imaginative, narrative experience approaching Beasts of the Southern Wild. Such a rare, singular cinematic moment is rare in this readymade blockbusters. THE BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13) Tony Gilroy has been scripting exceptional Bourne films for a decade now. His first time directing one plays exactly like his previous two directing efforts (Michael Clayton and Duplicity), well-crafted but unexciting. Matt Damon’s unseen Jason Bourne is on the run, but another enhanced secret agent, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner, who’s an adequate replacement for Damon), is in the crosshairs of some nasty government spooks, sociopathically led by Edward Norton. Cross and pretty scientist, Marta Shearing (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz), travels across the globe to find the means to permanently enhance the superspy’s mental abilities. THE CAMPAIGN (R) One expects big laughs from a Will Ferrell-Zack Galifianakis political comedy, but one merely hopes for a sharp enough satirical framework to build upon. Austin Powers director Jay Roach, has honed his political teeth on HBO’s “Recount” and “Game Change” and provides the proper support for Ferrell/Galifianakis’s silly showdown as North Carolina congressional candidates. Ferrell’s helmet-haired Democratic incumbent Cam Brady, loosely based on John Edwards, peddles to the “America, Jesus and freedom” crowd as he takes on Galifianakis’s oddball Republican challenger, Marty Huggins (His pants! His sweaters! His run!). Both comics are at their recent best; Ferrell had time to hone his Southern shtick on “Eastbound & Down,” and Galifianakis was born in NC. But the real meat of this comedy is how serious it is about campaign finance reform. As the Motch Brothers, Dan Ackroyd and John Lithgow are a not even thinly veiled shot at the Koch Bros. Dylan McDermott enjoys his rare comedic turn as the Motch’s hired gun. The rather rancorously funny movie ends with a surprisingly optimistic view of American politics that might not be tonally consistent with the previous acts but is certainly pleasingly patriotic. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (PG-13) Fanboy expectations of all-time greatness aside, The Dark Knight Rises concludes filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy as satisfyingly as one can hope. A brilliant blockbuster, TDKR cannot best its immediate predecessor; the three-quel lacks the Ledger zeitgeist and shockingly needs more Batman. Still, The Dark Knight Rises darkly comic-bookends the movie summer that blissfully began with Joss Whedon’s candy coated Avengers. I’m sad Nolan’s time in Gotham is over.

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THE EXPENDABLES 2 (R) This sequel sharpens its blunt bludgeon of a predecessor by promoting Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis (who, let’s be honest, knows he does not belong in these movies) to slightly more than glorified cameos and adding Chuck Norris and Jean-Claude Van Damme. The title is honest; the main team of Expendables—save Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham—is expendable, slowing the brisk flick whenever tasked with doing more than blowing the heads off a nameless opposing army. The nominal plot involves a mission of vengeance after JCVD’s Eurotrash villain, Vilain (yep, that’s how it’s spelled), kills the youngest, prettiest, newest Expendable. For no narrative reason, fellow mercs Trench (Ah-nuld, who still has that unfathomable screen appeal) and Booker (Norris) show up along the way to assist the Expendables when they’re in trouble and wind up brightening the movie with more personality and wit, despite their witless dialogue, than regulars Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews or Randy Couture. With a climactic

others), who power down the movie’s clichéd comic action straight-aways. The movie’s driving force remains as shaggily likable as ever (check Shepard out on NBC’s exceptional “Parenthood”) and shows he’s more than just a funny face. His humorous hot rod plays a little small on the big screen but should reach its audience destination on DVD and pay cable. HOPE SPRINGS (PG-13) If older people talking about and having sex makes you uncomfortable, skip Hope Springs. But if you want a mature, intimate romantic dramedy about an ailing, aging marriage, warmly and realistically portrayed by two consummate professionals, you will find no other film this summer that comes close to Hope Springs. Kay (Meryl Streep) and her husband, Arnold (master griper Tommy Lee Jones), have what appears to be a loving marriage, yet the heat has been lost. They sleep in separate bedrooms; he barely looks at her, much less touches her. Kay wants a change, and she believes she’s found the means in Dr. Bernard Feld’s (a lightly used Steve Carell, who knows how to pick a

Flash mob mosh pit mano-a-mano showdown between Sly and JCVD that is the absolute apotheosis of mindless action, this sequel is the superior guilty pleasure in every way except one. No Eric Roberts. FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL… (R) Two former collegiate adversaries turned roommates, Lauren and Katie (Seth Rogen’s wife Lauren Miller and the fantastic Ari Graynor), team up to pay their rent by starting a phone sex line. The funny trailers promise a good time, but I’m not sold yet. Justin Long and Rogen are the comedy’s familiar dudes; Mimi Rogers and Nia Vardalos also appear. Director Jamie Travis makes his feature debut filming star Miller and cowriter Katie Anne Naylon’s script. • HIT & RUN (R) Funnyman Dax Shepard stretches his filmmaking abilities (he wrote, co-directed, co-edited and starred) and proves adequate, if not award worthy, behind the camera. Shepard’s Charlie Bronson is in Witness Protection after diming on his bank-robbing buddies (Bradley Cooper in a bad dreadlock wig and a suited-up Ryan Hansen). When his new identity is compromised, Charlie and his new girlfriend, Annie (Kristen Bell), go on the run. The laughs are predictable, but the stunt driving is pretty remarkable. Hit & Run wouldn’t go very far or very fast minus Shepard’s love of cars (he’s a real life racer) and his talented pals (fiancée Bell, best friend Cooper, and “Parenthood”’s Joy Bryant, among

project) intensive couples counseling. Naturally, Arnold wants nothing to do with Kay’s plan but reluctantly agrees to keep her happy. The film progresses with few narrative surprises but a lot of tonal ones. The trailer implies a broader, less deftly handled, older sex comedy. Streep and Jones will have none of that, providing the less dignified moments with some emotional heft and landing the lightweight dramatic punches with the grace everyone expects from these two greats. THE HUNGER GAMES (PG-13) While a successful adaptation of a difficult book that near everyone has read, The Hunger Games has little cinematic spark. It’s a visual book report that merely summarizes the plot. It’s well-written, but still a book report. Seabiscuit director Gary Ross was not the most obvious choice to direct this dystopian adventure in which 24 teenagers are randomly selected for a contest in which only one will survive. THE INTOUCHABLES (R) 2011. The extremely popular French film is based on the book “You Changed My Life” by Abdel Sellou. A wealthy, wheelchairbound man hires a man from the slums to be his caretaker, eventually forming a lifelong bond between them as they share their cultures and viewpoints. It’s the highest-grossing non-English language movie ever. LAWLESS (R) During the Depression, a gang of bootleggers (including Tom Hardy and Shia LeBeouf) in Franklin

County, VA must take on some profitgrubbing revenoors. John Hillcoat follows up his respectable adaptation of The Road with his second collaboration with rocker and screenwriter Nick Cave (they previously worked together on The Proposition). Wettest County is another 2012 release that was filmed here in the cinematic hotbed that Georgia has become. With Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain and Gary Oldman. MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED (PG) By now, franchise fans know what to expect from the adventures of Alex the lion (v. Ben Stiller), Marty the zebra (v. Chris Rock), Melman the giraffe (v. David Schwimmer) and Gloria the hippo (v. Jada Pinkett Smith). These four former denizens of the New York Zoo team up again with those wacky penguins and some nutty Lemurs (voiced by Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer and Andy Richter) in an aborted attempt to return home. MAGIC MIKE (R) Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Soderbergh’s peek beneath the thong that barely covers the underworld of Florida’s male strippers is a thoroughly entertaining and humanistic slice of life flick; imagine a less polyester-clad Saturday Night Fever. Alabama native Channing Tatum stars as Magic Mike, a nice guy with a rocking bod and killer dance moves who longs to make custom furniture. MANKILLERS (R) 1987. Ciné’s Bad Movie Night presents Mankillers, AKA 12 Wild Women. Presumed dead CIA agent Rachel McKenna (Lynda Aldon) assembles the roughest, toughest gang of death row ladies she can to take down rogue agent Mickland (William Zipp), who is working for a Colombian drug cartel. Starting in 1983, writerdirector David A. Prior continues to produce awful, cheap, generically titled actioners. Who isn’t gung-ho for a late’80s, hot lady Dirty Dozen with Russ Meyer regular Edy Williams? MEN IN BLACK III (PG-13) Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones reprise their roles as Agent J and Agent K. Apparently, Smith’s J time travels back to 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his partner, whose younger version is played by Josh Brolin. Director Barry Sonnenfeld returns and could really use a hit. With Alice Eve, Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson and Bill Hader as Andy Warhol. MOONRISE KINGDOM (PG-13) Wes Anderson provides 2012 with a twee coming of age tale about Sam and Suzy (wonderful newcomers Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward), two tweens that learn about love after running away from their tiny island home. Any moviegoers not already enchanted by Anderson’s previous whimsies will not be won over by his newest, extremely eccentric romance. Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and Harvey Keitel are among the adults that inhabit Anderson’s isolated, stagy island. I don’t recall enjoying a live-action Anderson fancy as much since 2001’s The Royal Tenenbaums. THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN (PG) From an odd, sweet place, Frank Zappa’s son Ahmet, comes The Odd Life of Timothy Green, though the locale is familiar to screenwriterdirector Peter Hedges, who adapted his own novel What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? for director Lasse Hallstrom, who must

have been busy as this project seems tailor-made for his sentimental modern fairy tales. PARANORMAN (PG) This marvelous, family horror flick is the writingdirecting debut of Corpse Bride/ Coraline storyboard artist Chris Butler, whose time apprenticing under Tim Burton and Henry Selick was wellspent. For my genre-tainted money, it bests Pixar’s Brave as the year’s best animated feature. l THE POSSESSION (PG-13) Sam Raimi is back in horror producing mode for Nightwatch (the 1994 Danish thriller and its 1997 Hollywood remake) filmmaker Ole Bornedal’s new genre flick. Based on allegedly true events, The Possession involves a little girl haunted by an evil ancient spirit that lives in the antique box she bought at a yard sale. The girl’s dad (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his ex-wife (Kyra Sedgwick) team up to save their little girl. Screenwriters Juliet Snowden and Stiles White gave us Boogeyman and Knowing, so be careful around this Possession. • PREMIUM RUSH (PG-13) Like the fixed gear, steel frame cycle pedaled by bike courier protagonist Wilee (another winning turn by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Premium Rush has one speed—very fast—and no brakes. After being given a plain looking envelope, Wilee is chased and tormented by Detective Bobby Monday (Michael Shannon, giving his umpteenth, masterfully nutty performance), who is in deep with both the Chinese and the generically Eastern European underworlds. Don’t be turned off by Premium Rush’s biker subculture. It’s a simple, ultra fastpaced, superbly tense thriller that one of the year’s best at what it does. We’re talking one of the top-two bike messenger flicks of all time (right up there with Quicksilver, the only other bike messenger flick I can think of.) The first summit between JGL and Shannon, two of the best, undervalued American actors working today, lives up to expectations. Writer-director David Koepp might script the biggest of the big blockbusters, but his directorial efforts are all interesting, if not wholly successful, genre entries. Premium Rush, his fifth, is the best yet. You don’t even need to have a clue what a fixed gear bike is to dig it. SPARKLE (PG-13) This good oldfashioned movie musical retells a very familiar tale (that’s honestly not too far removed from Dreamgirls) but does so with toe-tapping music and solid performances from “American Idol” champ Jordin Sparks and Derek Luke (among others). Three sisters—Sparkle (Sparks), Sister (Carmen Ejogo) and Dee (Tika Sumpter)—from Detroit find success as a musical act, but drugs and abusive relationships tear them apart, pretty much like their holier than thou mother (Whitney Houston, in her final performance, which also marks her first time on screen since 1996’s The Preacher’s Wife), a failed singer, told them it would. THUNDERSTRUCK (PG) Sixteenyear-old basketball megafan Brian and his idol Kevin Durant accidentally switch basketball talent when they meet after Brian misses a half-court shot at an Oklahoma City Thunder game. New hot-shot Brian and disgraced Durant must find a way to switch back before the Thunder misses the playoffs. TOTAL RECALL (PG-13) The new Total Recall won’t satisfy anyone. Fans of the original will wonder why anyone would choose to watch an ugly, uninspired action/sci-fi flick that’s one Dylan McDermott away from a Syfy special event; those unfortunates who have never seen the original will wonder why anyone would bother remaking it. Drew Wheeler


movie pick No Light, No Transcendence SIDE BY SIDE (NR) The movie industry is in a state of major transition. Photochemical film, which essentially hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed in over 100 years, is being phased out, and the cumbersome 35mm cameras regularly used are no longer being made by companies such as Panavision and others. Digital â&#x20AC;&#x153;filmâ&#x20AC;? and the lightweight, much less expensive cameras are now primed to be the default for filmmakers. No matter whom you talk to or what you read, the reasons why are predominantly economic, not aesthetic, even though thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the romance of celluloid to consider. A beam of intense light is projected across a darkened room of strangers to cast a shadowplay on a giant white screen, ensnaring us in its mysterious power for two hours. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a magical, alchemical process; something digital simply doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do. No light offers no opportunity for transcendence. Side by Side, a new documentary (available VOD) by Christopher Kenneally and co-produced and hosted by Keanu Reeves, attempts to chart this dramatic conversion by looking at the science of filmmaking, the economics behind the decision to change, and the art of the film image and how itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s altered with digital technology. At times, it feels like a lament to celluloid, but it also conveys an acceptance

of the inevitable and embraces the future. The filmmakers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really take a stand on the issue, and their drive to cram as much information and history into the movie comes off as unfocused at times; casual viewers may feel as if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re drowning in details. However, this is essential viewing for any serious moviegoer. Reeves visits with a number of digital cheerleaders (George Lucas, James Cameron, Steven Soderbergh, Lars von Trier) and those who are still fighting on against the odds (Christopher Nolan and director of photography Walter Pfister). One of the most absorbing aspects of the movie is its look at the history of video cameras and how filmmakers, most notably the Dogme 95 movement of the late 1990s, embraced the then inferior digital format in order to capture a dynamic emotional immediacy. Side by Side also fascinatingly delves into the rarely discussed process of color correction. Not as dull as it sounds. Will digital film save the industry? Maybe. It will certainly bulge the coffers of studio fat cats. Better screenplays, however, might be a more solid foundation to win over the hearts and minds of increasingly disinterested audiences. Ultimately, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about storytelling.

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faces appear nearly inhuman, stressing the misery of starvation and futility of enduring a war-torn existence. The remaining 17 plates of the series, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Los Caprichosâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;emphatic caprices,â&#x20AC;? show allegorical, almost nightmarish depictions of human-animal hybrids that represent the arrogances and abuses of power of both the nobility and clergy. Fearful of political repercussions and censorship, the etchings were not printed until 1863, 35 years after Goyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death. Although not publicly viewed until long after the war, the series remains as one of the most significant anti-war pieces in history. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disasters of Warâ&#x20AC;? will be on display at the GMOA through Nov. 3.

include in a fundraising portfolio of the same name, which was then sold in an edition of 300. The Georgia Museum of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent acquisition, a publisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s copy of the complete â&#x20AC;&#x153;New York Collection for Stockholmâ&#x20AC;? portfolio, is on display at the GMOA through Oct. 28. To truly appreciate the collection, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s essential to recognize its On the Cover: Ever seen a car historical context. Using archival plastered in horseshoes, skulls, film footage, original sound recordangels and devils roll through ings and interviews with artists, downtown and thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What the performers and engineers, a recent hellâ&#x20AC;Ś ?â&#x20AC;? In lands not so distant, â&#x20AC;&#x153;9 Eveningsâ&#x20AC;? film series has reconat Farmington Depot Gallery structed each of the artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; per(1001 Salem Rd., Watkinsville) to formances, shedding light on the be exact, the mastermind behind legendary series that set it all into the renowned Heaven and Hell art motion. Three of these experimencar, Chris â&#x20AC;&#x153;CHUBâ&#x20AC;? Hubbard, is celtal films, Robert Rauschenbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ebrating over a decade of making Open Score, John Cageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Variations folk art with his exhibit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;13 Years VII and David Tudorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bandoneon! of Heaven and Hell.â&#x20AC;? Influenced will be shown in conjunction with by visionary outsider artists like the exhibit on Thursday, Sept. 20, R.A. Miller and Howard Finster, as 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m., in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s audi- Lee Bontecouâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s untitled serigraph is on view at the GMOA through Oct. 28. well as his strong Catholic upbringtorium. Curator Lynn Boland will ing, Hubbardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s works employ found provide an introduction highlighting the hisThe first 47 plates focus on the atrocities of materials like tin and wood to construct relitory and goals of E.A.T. and â&#x20AC;&#x153;9 Eveningsâ&#x20AC;? prior war and the devastating effects witnessing gious imagery often embellished with painted to the screenings. them had on individuals. Each print presents tongue-in-cheek expressions such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thou no clear victim or victor, emphasizing the shall not this, thou shall not that.â&#x20AC;? Hubbardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Heroic Feat! With Dead Men!: Long before senselessness of battle and that brutality creations will be on display until Sept. 30 creating art that reacted to political issues between opponents is equally immoral on both during the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hours, every Wednesday became a largely accepted, possibly even presides. The next 16 plates depict scenes from through Sunday, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. ferred, means of expressing dissent, Spanish a horrific famine that ravaged Madrid from painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya 1811â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1812. Skeletal bodies with ghoulish Jessica Smith

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(1746â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1828) made some of the strongest anti-war statements through art. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disasters of War,â&#x20AC;? an 80-print series of etchings documenting the Peninsular War of 1808â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1814, a segment of the Napoleonic Wars during which the French struggled against Spanish, Portuguese and British forces for control of the Iberian Peninsula, presents striking eyewitness accounts of battle while criticizing the tyranny of all monarchies and the clergy for taking advantage of the masses. Within the series are three thematic groupings that provide a loose historical narrative.

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Tunabunny Postwar Dramaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not really sure anyone ever noticed was broken upâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will reunite and share the stage. Keep up with Low and Co. via efrenmusic.com. Plate Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Shrimp: The new full-length album from Tunabunny is completely finished. The band and label Happy Happy Birthday to Me (HHBTM) are aiming for an Oct. 23 release date. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s titled Genius Fatigue, and that name immediately made me think of the opening lines of Nirvanaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Serve the Servants,â&#x20AC;? even though thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing there explicitly referencing that. Whatever, people. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how culture works. As Miller said in Repo Man, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything.â&#x20AC;? Hang out with the whole gang over at facebook.com/Tunabunny.

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The Bucks Stop Here: In other fundraising news, Matt Hudgins has a campaign going for his debut solo album, Better Days Are Coming. Since launching a couple of weeks ago, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been pretty successful, but still has a little ways to go. His goal is an incredibly reasonable $700 to cover mixing, mastering, artwork and duplication. Hudgins only recently decided he even wanted to do a solo album, and this campaign is the product of wanting to get it all done as quickly as possible. In his words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hopefully, everyone and everything will be better off soon, so I wanted to get this thing out as soon as possible while it still feels relevant, and so as to not bring everyone down later.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quite possibly the least self-indulgent thing anyone has ever said about a solo project. Right now, those pledging money are guaranteed a CD-R of the album, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also offering â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theoretical CDsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theoretical Vinyl,â&#x20AC;? meaning that anyone who pledges money at those higher levels will receive a professional CD or LP if those items are pressed in the next two years. Do your part at indiegogo.com/matthudgins.

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tranquil and unsettling, a fitting soundtrack to modern times. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt that Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experimental scene needs a shot in the arm; this humble husband-and-wife duo may be just what the doctor ordered. (Visit quietevenings.bandcamp.com.) Next Show: Sept. 8 @ Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) SHADE Heavy Stone Rock Lineup: Phelan Lavelle, Adam Bewley, Will Donaldson. Featuring Members Of: Bird Names, Mouser, Paper Tanks, Trunk Druids, CCR Headcleaner, Better People, Insane Inside Him. Influences: weed, the deep web, swimming pools, trance, generosity of spirit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shade found us on Craigslist: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;band4mw,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? S H A D E tells Flagpole in a typically obfuscating fashion. The three folks that make up this new local post-punk outfit have all done time in other, weirder bands; S H A D E is practically a pop group com-

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CASSIE CHANTEL Rap/Hip-Hop/Pop Lineup: Cassie Chantel. Influences: Lauryn Hill, Tupac Shakur. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wrote my first rhyme after hearing Tupacâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Brendaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Got a Baby,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? says Cassie Chantel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was a storyteller before that; I used to write short stories a lot, and I still do.â&#x20AC;? After that initial eye-opening musical experience, she began to set some of her stories to music, finding endless inspiration in hip-hopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brash beats and booming bass. Her brand-new mixtape, Enjoy (available at DatPiff.com), is the realization of what Chantel has been working towards for more than just a hot minute; one of the hardest-working figures in Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; vastly underrepresented hip-hop community, her literary background informs her musicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s street-centric vibe. Enjoy is a perfect introduction to a talented rapper who has been paying her dues for some time; with any justice, it will also be a proper introduction to the outside world. (Visit cassiechantel.com.) Next Show: Sept. 7 @ The Globe (Athens PRIDE One World Artist Showcase) QUIET EVENINGS Contemporary Noise/Drone Lineup: Grant Evans, Rachel Evans. Featuring Members Of: Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Crippling, Peyote Cristal, Nova Scotian Arms, Moss Swarm, Vitrazh, Aerial Jungle, Modern Lamps. Influences: Telecult Powers, Grasshopper, Golden Retriever, Afterlife, Sundrips, Pine Smoke Lodge, Celer, Peaking Lights. After marrying in 2008, Rachel and Grant Evans began recording and releasing musicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;both separately and togetherâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;under various pseudonyms, quickly attracting deserved attention from the often parochial (and painfully perceptive) noise-blogging, cassette-trading crowd. Quiet Evenings, the pairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitive collaborative project, formed in 2009, though the Evanses, formerly of LaGrange, only recently relocated to Athens. Drone-centric and ridiculously prolific, the critically lauded Quiet Evenings has released â&#x20AC;&#x153;more than 15 albums on various cassette, CD and record labelsâ&#x20AC;? since its formation. Thankfully, the group has the goods to back it up. Its music is alternately

pared to some of them. Will Donaldsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chugging fuzz-bass and Adam Bewleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skeletal, pulsating drumbeats back guitarist Phelan Lavelleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expressive, melodic vocal work. Still, the grand tradition of esoterica plays no small role in the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music; underneath the druggy, dance-inducing exteriors lies a very No New York noise-rock bent. The beauty of the band is its blending of the two. S H A D E recently played its first-ever show in a dank, house party basement; the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wild, propulsive music might well sound equally at home on a thunderously speaker-ed stage in front of hundreds. DANA SWIMMER Rock/Indie/Garage Lineup: Jack Blauvelt, Maggie Blauvelt, John Ricatelli, Parker Lusk, Danny Hurley. Featuring Members Of: Lord Baltimore, Orangeabove. Influences: The Strokes, The Pixies, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, The Beatles, Motown. This local groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s terrific moniker was the result of a kidssay-the-darndest moment, as later remembered by the kid himself. According to the band, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When [frontman] Jack Blauvelt was a young child, his parents told him he was having a little sister [vocalist Maggie]. When asked what he wanted to name his sister, he replied â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dana Swimmer.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; True story!â&#x20AC;? Maggie was named, well, Maggie, but the imagined name lives on in fine form. Unabashedly excited, obviously talented and constantly gigging, Dana Swimmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rhythmic, soulinflected sound owes a great debt to the millennial indie-rock the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five fresh-faced members were reared on, but there are some decidedly more established influences at work, too. Together, it makes for a bright, brave sound. Young, energetic and hard-working, Dana Swimmer is pretty well poised to make its mark. Next Show: Check facebook.com/DanaSwimmer Gabe Vodicka music@flagpole.com


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narky Puppy has no limits. Musically, it innovates constantly, a wholly different band each time it takes the stage. Not only does the multiethnic groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music blur the lines of cultural traditions, but the members actively invite one anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas and contributions. They are not interested solely in their own music; they also seek to provide for other up-and-coming acts. Most impressively, they believe wholeheartedly in inspiring the musicians of younger generations. All this, on top of stellar musicianship. The massive jazz-funk band counts literally dozens of musicians among its ranks, including Grammy winners Robert â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sputâ&#x20AC;? Searight (Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Property, Snoop Dogg) on drums and Shaun Martin (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu) on keys. It seems fitting that a band this thoughtful developed on a college campus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were all at University of North Texas studying jazz,â&#x20AC;? says composer, producer and bassist Michael League. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was writing music, and I wanted to get some people together to play it. Over time, it became a more serious thingâ&#x20AC;Ś I got involved in the Dallas R&B/gospel music scene, and I met people who were world famousâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;in some cases, Grammy-winning musiciansâ&#x20AC;Ś It was a really interesting clash of worlds, in a positive way.â&#x20AC;? For League, the beginning of the collective was eyeopening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They grew up in a completely different culture and a different musical scene,â&#x20AC;? he says of his seasoned collaborators. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[They were] older, and were real professional musiciansâ&#x20AC;Ś We were kids right out of collegeâ&#x20AC;Ś [We] were very open to each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical traditions.â&#x20AC;? Perhaps this wide range of attitudes and influences explains Snarky Puppyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appeal, which itself spans continents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went to Europe, and everyone was so amazing,â&#x20AC;? League says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The

responseâ&#x20AC;Ś was better than we expected. We knew European audiences [were] a little more open to instrumental music, but we were generally floored by their response.â&#x20AC;? The bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rigorous practice schedule and aggressive live regimen resulted in rapid growth of the band early on. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we started, we played every single gig that we could,â&#x20AC;? League says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So, for each instrument, there were two or three guys who knew the music.â&#x20AC;? Today, the band is composed of nearly 30 members who rotate in and out of the lineup. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They each contribute something,â&#x20AC;? explains League, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and each night the songs sound completely different.â&#x20AC;? Snarky Puppy is not focused solely on the sound, however. League emphasizes the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visual aesthetic, as evidenced by its two live DVDs, Tell Your Friends and groundUP, which

function both as artistic statements and, in this uncertain age, profit generators. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I find thatâ&#x20AC;Ś the visual element is important for the listener to have an understanding, and to capture the spirit of the group,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And most people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy music nowadaysâ&#x20AC;Ś so, the DVD format was a good alternative solution for figuring out how to make money.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, Snarky Puppyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s belief in creativity and independent music led the band to form GroundUp Music, an imprint of Ropeadope Records. The label is not only host to the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own albums, but is a haven for other artists in search of creative control. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The artists have complete control over the music,â&#x20AC;? League says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our jobâ&#x20AC;Ś is to provide for the artist.â&#x20AC;? Snarky Puppy provides for both professional musicians and aspiring ones. Community outreach has remained an integral part of the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s philosophy since the beginning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think even on our first tour, we gave a college clinic,â&#x20AC;? League recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a desire to share the things weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve learned with younger people.â&#x20AC;? Everything that Snarky Puppy has gained, it gives back. Incidentally, the band played Athens on its first tour. Upon its return this Friday, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s safe to say it will come full circle.

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exas songsmith Rodney Crowell is almost always in the mood for a good story. The veteran country artist and Grammy winner has a way with words that reflects his love for family, his dry wit and, above all, his Lone Star State sense of humor. “I never agonize over writing songs and making music,” he says. “Writing songs just can’t be agonizing, even when it’s hard. Hell, I’ve fed my family and housed us without having a real job, other than writing songs. Man, what a blessing that is. It’s a good thing.” Born near Houston but currently based in Nashville, Crowell has released 20 albums over four decades (one, 1988’s Diamonds and Dirt, produced five consecutive number-one singles). With his twangy singing style and earnest lyrics, Crowell gained widespread recognition as a leader of the “new traditionalist” movement of the 1980s. His honors have included a Grammy award, an ASCAP lifetime achievement award and induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In his recent memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, and on his latest studio album, Kin: Songs by Mary Karr and Rodney Crowell, Crowell shares the pain and joy of growing up a poor kid in rural Texas. The only child of a boozing daddy and a Biblethumping mother, Crowell says he was no stranger to commotion and confrontation at an early age. Through his gentle use of humor, his childhood tales find comedy and sweetness in absurdity, whether recalling knock-down-drag-outs at dive bars or fire-and-brimstone sermons at tent revivals. “Every family is happy in some way and screwed up in some way,” Crowell says. “I was pleased and proud of myself for having the stamina to do Chinaberry Sidewalks. I had no knowledge of how to do that when I started. Writing a book… can be emotionally challenging for any artist. There were a couple of times during the writing… where I kind of boiled over, and my editors kindly ignored it.” The book is colorful, dramatic, heartbreaking and hilarious, with an underlying tone of forgiveness throughout. Crowell lists more than a few family brawls and neighborhood fist-fights, and names his first concert experiences as Hank Williams Sr., Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran and Johnny Cash—all of whom continue to inspire his music. During the time he was working on his book, Crowell was, of course, also writing songs. “I noticed the verbiage became more dense in the songs; I think because… I was in this world of words at the time,” he says. “Like a workshop of words.

After I finished the book, I found myself trying to get more done in songs with fewer words.” Kin took shape in an unusual way. Shortly after releasing Chinaberry Sidewalks, he hooked up with New York-based poet and essayist (and fellow Texas native) Mary Karr, whose bestselling 1996 memoir The Liar’s Club had delved into themes of family strife, spiritual struggles, challenged relationships and loss—many of which overlapped with Crowell’s own life experiences. The pair enlisted an impressive lineup of musicians and singers for the Kin sessions, including Norah Jones, Vince Gill, Lucinda Williams, Lee Ann Womack, Rosanne Cash, Chely Wright, Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris. Crowell’s longtime colleague Joe Henry handled the production. “I struck on the notion that we should write some songs, and we did,” Crowell says. “I had no idea if any would end up on a record. I just wanted to try it. Lo and behold, we wrote about 15 in a short time, and I thought, ‘This is a record asking to be made.’ Mary couldn’t sing, so we needed female voices to carry the female narrative. It became obvious that I couldn’t carry all of the male narratives, so we invited Vince and Kris in. The next thing you know, there’s a record. It wasn’t what we intended… It just formed itself.” A healthy dose of melancholy balances the sweet sentiments on Kin; even the most upbeat tracks have a slight dark side. Crowell’s vivid accounts of childhood adventures, awkward adolescence and grown-up missteps mesh beautifully with Karr’s visceral verbiage. “Mary is very nimble and muscular in language,” Crowell says. “She’s an astute poet—a language scholar and a fully realized artist. She got past her trepidation about it very quickly. Good for me for recognizing the possibilities, and good for her for being willing to paint on another canvas. It was a just a natural occurrence that clicked on every level.” T. Ballard Lesemann

WHO: Rodney Crowell, Shannon Whitworth WHERE: Melting Point WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 30 HOW MUCH: $20


the calendar! WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

LABOR Day DeadlinE: The deadline for getting listed in the Calendar will be THURSDAY, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. for the issue of Sept. 5. Email calendar@flagpole.com.

Tuesday 28 EVENTS: West Broad Market Garden Produce Stand (West Broad Market Garden, 1573 W. Broad St.) Seasonal and naturally grown produce. Cash paying neighbors of the West Broad Garden get a 30% discount on produce. EBT payments will be accepted in the future. Tuesdays, 5–8 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Chango’s Asian Kitchen) Learn facts, eat noodles. Every Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706546-0015 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 706354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9–11 p.m. 706353-0305 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 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 PERFORMANCE: “Off the Cuff” Showcase, Open Mic & Improv (Farm 255) Five comics, three open mic slots and a theme that changes month to month. Comics are eligible for a $50 prize, determined by the crowd at the end of the show. Themes announced on Facebook the day of. Email to participate. 11 p.m. FREE! shamelesshamburger@gmail. com, www.facebook.com/shamelesscomedy SPORTS: Street Hockey (YMCA) Street Hockey (on foot, no blades) for all skill levels. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 6:30 p.m. FREE! athensfloorhockey@gmail.com

Wednesday 29 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Meet docents in the lobby for a tour of highlights from the museum’s collection. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org CLASSES: Life Drawing Open Studio (Lamar Dodd School of Art) (Room S370) Practice drawing or painting the human figure from life. No instruction provided. Ages 18 & up. 5:45–8:45 p.m. $7. cementflounder@gmail.com COMEDY: Shameless Comedy Presents an Evening with Hannibal Buress (40 Watt Club) An incisive writer and comic, Buress has built a loyal following in his adopted hometown of New York City and beyond. See Calendar Pick on

p. 21. 8 p.m. $15 (adv.), $20 (door). www.40watt.com EVENTS: Farmers Market (790 Gaines School Rd.) Fresh produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, honey, homemade cakes and breads, cut flowers, herbs, jams and relishes. Every Wednesday and Friday. 4–7 p.m. 706-254-2248 EVENTS: Canine Cocktail Hour (Hotel Indigo) (Madison Bar & Bistro Courtyard) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday. 5-7 p.m. www. indigoathens.com EVENTS: Open Mic Night (Ten Pins Tavern) Hip-hop, spoken word, rock, singer-songwriters, DJs, jugglers, bellydancers, comedy, poetry, ballet—if you can do it, we want to see it! Hosted by Amy Neese. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (City Hall/ College Avenue) An afternoon market featuring local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music at every market. Every Wednesday through the end of October. 4–7 p.m. FREE! www. athensfarmersmarket.net FILM: Bad Movie Night (Ciné) A ragtag, all-female combat squad must infiltrate a Columbian drug cartel against all odds in Mankillers. 8 p.m. FREE! www.athenscine.com GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www.choochoorestaurants.com GAMES: Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. (Baldwin St. & Broad St. locations). 706-548-3442 GAMES: Trivia (Your Pie) (Five Points location) Open your piehole for a chance to win! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706850-7424 GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Mellow Mushroom) Every Wednesday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0892 KIDSTUFF: Birthday Storytime (Madison County Library) Make a wish with birthday storytime. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) Includes stories, finger-

puppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES AND LIT: Oconee Democrats Book Group (Piccolo’s Italian Steak House) The community book group sponsored by the Oconee Democrats will discuss Joe Bageant’s book Deer Hunting with Jesus. 7 p.m. FREE! patricia.priest@yahoo.com LECTURES AND LIT: LinkedIn Boot Camp (Miller Learning Center) (Room 148) Learn how to make the most of LinkedIn. 3:30– 4:30 p.m. FREE! www.terry.uga.edu LECTURES AND LIT: The People’s Law School (The Classic Center) (Willow Room) The People’s Law School takes the mystery out of everyday legal issues like divorce and child custody, products liability, criminal law, automobile insurance and more. Speakers include local judges, UGA law professors and local attorneys. Call to reserve seat. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706-549-6111

Thursday 30 ART: Gallery Talk (Georgia Museum of Art) Join Dr. Alisa Luxenberg, professor of art history, Lamar Dodd School of Art, for a discussion of the exhibition “Francisco de Goya’s ‘Disasters of War.’” 5:30–6:30 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org ART: Student Night (Georgia Museum of Art) Join the Student Association of the Georgia Museum of Art for a night of food, fun and DIY projects. 8–11 p.m. FREE! gmoastudent@gmail.com EVENTS: Meet a Neighbor, Make a Friend (Avid Bookshop) A gathering for new and old friends including refreshments, a raffle, book club sign-ups and a book trivia contest. 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com EVENTS: Reiki Circle (Healing Arts Centre) A Japanese hands-on technique for relaxation and healing. Every Thursday. 7–8 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-338-6843 EVENTS: Jeannette Rankin Fund Annual Dinner (UGA Tate Center) Named after the first woman elected to U.S. Congress, JRF is a national organization that awards scholarships to low-income women ages 35 and older. 5:30 p.m. $65. www. rankinfoundation.org EVENTS: Evening for Educators (Georgia Museum of Art) Educators are invited to a special reception that will include tours and information about exhibitions, materials and programs. 4:30–5:30 p.m. FREE! www. georgiamuseum.com GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 706354-1515

Modern Skirts play the Georgia Theatre on Friday, Aug. 31. GAMES: Trivia (El Azteca) Every Thursday. Check the restaurant’s Facebook page for weekly updated categories. 7:30 p.m. FREE! www. tinyurl.com/d5dp2qq GAMES: Trivia (The Volstead) Every Thursday! 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300 KIDSTUFF: Pajama Storytime (Madison County Library) Bring your pajama-clad kids in for a set of stories and a bedtime snack. 7–8 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Avid Bookshop) Come listen to children’s stories read aloud. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & Saturdays, 1 p.m. FREE! 706352-2060 SPORTS: Street Hockey (YMCA) Street Hockey (on foot, no blades) for all skill levels. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 6:30 p.m. FREE! athensfloorhockey@gmail.com

Friday 31 ART: Opening Gala and Pottery Sale (OCAF) For the 10th annual “Perspectives” show, featuring 50 Georgia potters and over 5,000 pottery pieces. See story on p. 10. 6–9 p.m. FREE! (show only), $5 (sale). www.ocaf.com EVENTS: Pre PRIDE Happy Hour (Go Bar) Get ready for Athens PRIDE Weekend with a happy hour. 8–10 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). rickyrob@uga.edu EVENTS: Cheers to Dancing, Drawing and Drinks (Shiraz Fine Wine and Gourmet) Shiraz owner Emily Garrison hosts a special happy hour to conclude her campaign for Dancing with the Athens Stars People’s Choice contest. A basket containing over $2,000 in gift certificates and prizes will be raffled off. 5–7:30 p.m. www.shirazathens. com EVENTS: Farmers Market (790 Gaines School Rd.) Fresh produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, honey, homemade cakes and breads, cut flowers, herbs, jams and relishes. Every Wednesday and Friday. 4–7 p.m. 706-254-2248 KIDSTUFF: Fantastic Fridays (Bishop Park) Obstacle courses and other activities in an unstructured environment. For ages 10 months to 4 years and their guardians. 9–10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. $5–15. 706-613-3589 KIDSTUFF: Japanese Storytime (ACC Library) (Storyroom) Learn about Japanese culture through literacy-based fun. Led by volun-

teers from UGA’s Japan Outreach Program. 5 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Trail Mix Friday (Rocksprings Park) Celebrate National Trail Mix Day and create your own nutritious after-school snack. Ingredients provided. For ages 6–13. 4 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty.com/rocksprings OUTDOORS: Once in a Blue Moon (State Botanical Garden) The first blue moon since New Year’s Eve of 2009 is celebrated by an evening garden walk and lunar observation. Flashlights encouraged. 8–10 p.m. FREE! www.botgarden.uga.edu

Saturday 1 ART: Pottery Art Show and Sale (1790 Salem Rd., Farmington) Works by JB (Jeff Bishoff) and friends. Sept. 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Sept. 2, 12–5 p.m. 706-863-1847 CLASSES: Genealogy 101: The Basics (Oconee County Library) Learn how to begin your family history research! Register. 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (Oconee County Courthouse) Fresh produce, meats and other farm products. Every Saturday. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeecountyobservations. blogspot.com EVENTS: Red Zone March (ButtsMehre Athletic Complex) Following the Game Ball Relay, a 24-hour, foot-powered relay delivering a game ball from Atlanta to Sanford Stadium, a final fan-led escort will march the ball from to the game for kickoff. Proceeds benefit the Shepherd Center Foundation. 11 a.m. $100. www.georgiadogs.com/ gameballrelay EVENTS: West Broad Market Garden Produce Stand (West Broad Market Garden, 1573 W. Broad St.) Seasonal and naturally grown produce. Cash paying neighbors of the West Broad Garden get a 30% discount on produce. Tuesdays, 5–8 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music. Every Saturday through midDecember. This week Farm to School presents Mr. Potato Head with real potatoes and paper potatoes for younger kids. Cooking demonstration with Lisa Slater. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net

KIDSTUFF: Story Time (Avid Bookshop) Come listen to children’s stories read aloud. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & Saturdays, 1 p.m. FREE! 706352-2060 OUTDOORS: Naturalist Walk (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Join the SCNC staff for a walk around the property. Bring a camera or binoculars. All ages. Call to register. 10–11 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3615

Sunday 2 ART: Pottery Art Show and Sale (1790 Salem Rd., Farmington) Works by JB (Jeff Bishoff) and friends. Sept. 1, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. & Sept. 2, 12–5 p.m. 706-863-1847 GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! www. thecapitalroom.com GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Amici) Every Sunday. First place receives $50 and second place receives $25. 9 p.m. www.amici-cafe.com GAMES: Trivia (Buffalo’s Southwest Café) “Brewer’s Inquisition,” trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-3546655, www.buffaloscafe.com/athens GAMES: Trivia Sundays (Blind Pig Tavern) At the West Broad location. 6 p.m. 706-208-7979 MEETINGS: Occupy Athens General Assembly (City Hall/ College Avenue) Occupy Athens meets weekly under the Spirit of Athens statue outside City Hall. All are invited. 8–9:30 p.m. FREE! www. athensoccupier.com

Monday 3 EVENTS: Action Dash (UGA Tate Center) A family-friendly 5K run/ walk created by Action Ministries to provide hunger, housing and education solutions to those in need. Action hero costumes encouraged. Pets welcome. 6:30 a.m. $10–30. www.actiondash.org EVENTS: Labor Day Beach Party (Max) Pools, water gun fights and service industry specials. Food provided by PBR Ray’s Famous BBQ. Beach attire encouraged! 2 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Every Monday. 8 p.m. FREE! 706543-8997 GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Win house cash and prizes! 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 k continued on next page

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COMEDY: OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Voted by Flagpoleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s readers as Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;favorite comedy nightâ&#x20AC;? in 2011 and 2012, this comedy show allows locals to watch quality comedy or perform themselves. Email to perform. First and third Tuesday of every month! 9 p.m. FREE! (performers), $5. calebsynan@yahoo.com, www.flickertheatreandbar.com EVENTS: Athenaeum Club Visits Heirloom Cafe (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) Take a closer look at the winner of a 2012 Preservation Award for Excellence in Community Revitalization. Light snacks and drink specials provided. Email to RSVP. 5:30-6:30 p.m. FREE! (members), $10. athenaeumclub@ gmail.com EVENTS: West Broad Market Garden Produce Stand (West Broad Market Garden, 1573 W. Broad St.) Seasonal and naturally grown produce. Cash paying neighbors of the West Broad Garden get a 30% discount on produce. EBT payments will be accepted in the future. Tuesdays, 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. & Saturdays, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. GAMES: Trivia (Changoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Asian Kitchen) Learn facts, eat noodles. Every Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706546-0015 GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. 706353-0305 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 706354-1515 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 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 PERFORMANCE: UGA Guest Recital: James Ackley (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Visiting artist James Ackley performs a solo recital on trumpet. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9:30 p.m. FREE! www. music.uga.edu SPORTS: Street Hockey (YMCA) Street Hockey (on foot, no blades) for all skill levels. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 6:30 p.m. FREE! athensfloorhockey@gmail.com

Wednesday 5 ART: Opening Reception (Heirloom Cafe and Fresh Market) For local artist Page Hall. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. FREE! 706-354-7901 ART: Tour at Two (Georgia Museum of Art) Meet docents in the lobby for a tour of highlights from the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection. 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org EVENTS: Open Mic Night (Ten Pins Tavern) Hip-hop, spoken word, rock, singer-songwriters, DJs, jugglers, bellydancers, comedy, poetry, balletâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if you can do it, we want to see it! Hosted by Amy Neese. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 EVENTS: Canine Cocktail Hour (Hotel Indigo) (Madison Bar & Bistro Courtyard) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday. 5-7 p.m. www. indigoathens.com

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EVENTS: Farmers Market (790 Gaines School Rd.) Fresh produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, honey, homemade cakes and breads, cut flowers, herbs, jams and relishes. Every Wednesday and Friday. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. 706-254-2248 EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (City Hall/ College Avenue) An afternoon market featuring local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music at every market. Every Wednesday through the end of October. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. FREE! www. athensfarmersmarket.net GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bradyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 KIDSTUFF: Toddler Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 months to 5 years. 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Anime Night (Oconee County Library) Teens are invited to experience Anime for a night, find out what the sensation is all about and meet Anime fans. Includes art, games, free Manga, movies and more. T-shirts for the first 10 people. Ages 13â&#x20AC;&#x201C;18. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706769-3950 LECTURES AND LIT: The Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law School (The Classic Center) (Willow Room) The Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law School takes the mystery out of everyday legal issues like divorce and child custody, products liability, criminal law, automobile insurance and more. Speakers include local judges, UGA law professors and local attorneys. Call to reserve seat. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! 706-549-6111 LECTURES AND LIT: Clueless: Book Discussion (Oconee County Library) Mystery book discussion group. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s featured book is Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry. Stop by the library before the discussion group to check out a copy. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES AND LIT: Writing Workshop (Oglethorpe County Library) Betty Cory, author of Crabbing Days of an Islander, presents a workshop focusing on prewriting, revising, editing and publishing. 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. FREE! 706743-8817

Down the Line EVENTS: Reiki Circle 9/6 (Healing Arts Centre) A Japanese hands-on technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. Every Thursday. 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. Donations accepted. 706338-6843 EVENTS: The Nancy After Party 9/6 (Engine Room) Hosted by Athens PRIDE, a community-based LGBTQ group. 9 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). rickyrob@uga.edu EVENTS: UGA GLOBES Reception 9/6 (UGA Founders Memorial Garden) The second annual Athens PRIDE weekend welcomes new and returning students and features a silent auction and catering by Last Resort. Proceeds benefit GLOBES. 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. FREE! www.ugaglobes. wordpress.com FILM: The Politics of Politics Film Series 9/6 (UGA Special Collections Library Building) (Room 271) A screening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Light refreshments will be served. Part of the Ready, Steady, Vote! Program Series. 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! 706-542-5788, russlib@uga.edu KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover 9/6 (Oconee County Library) Develop reading skills and build confidence

by telling stories to dogs. Grades Kâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5. 3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Story Time 9/6 (Avid Bookshop) Come listen to childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stories read aloud. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. & Saturdays, 1 p.m. FREE! 706352-2060 KIDSTUFF: Library Crew 9/6 (Oconee County Library) The library is seeking volunteers ages 9-12 to assist with craft projects, help take care of the library and have a good time! Call to register. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 LECTURES AND LIT: Oconee Rivers Audubon Society Lecture: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Birds of Hondurasâ&#x20AC;? 9/6 (UGA Ecology Building) Robert Gallardo, author of Field Guide to the Birds of Honduras, and illustrator John Sill speak about about their experiences documenting over 700 bird species in the small, avian-rich republic. They will sign copies of their book and original artwork. Light refreshments served. 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. FREE! www.oconeeriversaudubon. org LECTURES AND LIT: Willson Center Distinguished Lecturer 9/6 (Miller Learning Center) (Room 248) Frank Shovlin, author of Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival, presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their Friends, the French: Joyce and Jacobitism.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. FREE! willson.uga.edu LECTURES AND LIT: Communications Lecture 9/6 (UGA Ramsey Concert Hall) Odekhiren Amaize is an associate professor in the College of Communication and Media Sciences at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, UAE. 8 p.m. FREE! www.willson. uga.edu SPORTS: Street Hockey 9/6 (YMCA) Street Hockey (on foot, no blades) for all skill levels. Every Tuesday and Thursday. 6:30 p.m. FREE! athensfloorhockey@gmail. com EVENTS: Farmers Market 9/7 (790 Gaines School Rd.) Fresh produce, eggs, grass-fed beef, honey, homemade cakes and breads, cut flowers, herbs, jams and relishes. Every Wednesday and Friday. 4â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. 706-254-2248 KIDSTUFF: Fantastic Fridays 9/7 (Bishop Park) Obstacle courses and other activities in an unstructured environment. For ages 10 months to 4 years and their guardians. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. 706-613-3589 OUTDOORS: Friday Night Paddles 9/7 (Sandy Creek Park) Experience nighttime on Lake Chapman and paddle around the moonlit waters. Every other Friday night through summer. Participants may bring or rent a canoe or kayak. For ages 12 & up. Call to pre-register. 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. $5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12/family. 706-613-3631, www. athensclarkecounty.com/sandycreekpark PERFORMANCE: One World Artist Showcase 9/7 (The Globe) Performances by local poets, singers, hip-hop artists and other musicians as part of Athens PRIDE weekend. Hosted by Ricky Simone. 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. $5 (suggested donation). rickyrob@uga.edu

LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 28 Georgia Theatre 11 p.m. $2. www.georgiatheatre.com GRASS GIRAFFES Buzzworthy local band puts together a psychedelic and anthemic guitar-rock dance party.

ABANDON THE EARTH MISSION Psychedelic electronic rock band centering around ex-Macha bandleader Josh McKayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee. com IKE STUBBLEFIELD AND FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Featuring Seth Hendershot on drums. Every Tuesday! Highwire Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com EVEREST Join Ryan Monahan, Lemuel Hayes and Danny Kirschner for a night of free-form improvisation. Every Tuesday in August! Manor 9 p.m. FREE! www.manorathens.com LIVE BAND KARAOKE Metalsome covers â&#x20AC;&#x153;all your favorite hits from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s pop, rock and country,â&#x20AC;? while you sing along. Every Tuesday! The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 8:30 p.m. $5 (adv.), $7 (door). www.meltingpointathens. com YOU WONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T A punk/folk blend with edgy, lyrical dynamics. PATRICK CAREY Ginger Envelope frontman Careyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slow-rolling country-pop is marked by breezy, melodic sounds with chiming notes and vocal melodies. Mirko Pasta 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5641 (Gaines School Rd. location) LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country. Currently working on his debut album! New Earth Music Hall 8 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com SCOTT LOW Local indie-folkster frontman for Efren plays a solo set. TY MANNING Bearfoot Hookers guitarist plays a solo set. KELLY HOYLE FULLER Acoustic Americana rocker often seen playing with Mark Cunningham & The Nationals and The Burning Angels. No Where Bar 11 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TRIZ Local electro mainstay sets up shop all summer every Tuesday at Nowhere Bar. State Botanical Garden of Georgia Sunflower Music Series. 7 p.m. $15, $10 (Friends of the Garden Members), $5 (ages 6-12). 706542-1244 GROGUS The local and long-running ensemble plays jazz and salsa accentuated with reggae, hip-hop and Afro-Cuban styles. The Volstead 9 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday! WUOG Live in the Lobby! 8 p.m. FREE! www. wuog.org EUREKA CALIFORNIA Melodic, guitar-driven indie rock influenced by bands like Guided by Voices.

Wednesday 29 Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com POWERKOMPANY Local husband and wife duo playing sincere, bitter-


Ten Pins Tavern 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 OPEN MIC NIGHTHip-hop, spoken word, rock, singer-songwriters, DJs and more! Hosted by Amy Neese.

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40 Watt Club To give you an idea of the approachability of Hannibal Buressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; everyman comedy, consider the fact that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only artist whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s played both Wilcoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Solid Sound festival and the Gathering of the Juggalos. His laid-back delivery has drawn comparisons to Mitch Hedberg. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s written for (and played a homeless person on) â&#x20AC;&#x153;30 Rockâ&#x20AC;? and once, as a writer for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Night Live,â&#x20AC;? he penned a skit that required host Megan Fox to kill people via scatting. This will be Buressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; first performance in Athens, and he has big plans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My spirit has been in Athens since 1998, just chilling and checking it out,â&#x20AC;? Buress Hannibal Buress tells Flagpole. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have a rocket launcher that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to sell, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m going to post a local Craigslist ad and hope for the best.â&#x20AC;? On his latest special, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Animal Furnace,â&#x20AC;? Buress blasts a university newspaper for writing a terrible article about him. Like the quote above, the bit is absurd, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also cutting and intelligent, like most of his material, which touches on everything from Young Jeezy to pickle juice. Appropriately, he plans to bring some educational advice to the Classic City. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll appeal to the college demographic by making my show overpriced and four-years long, with limited employment opportunities when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done,â&#x20AC;? Buress says. His advice for journalism students? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quit now and just blog. Journalism as we know it is dying. Write about celebrities and how fat theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be rich. Good luck.â&#x20AC;? So, what exactly should Athenians expect from his 40 Watt appearance, designated â&#x20AC;&#x153;An Evening with Hannibal Buress?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;First of all, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t name it that,â&#x20AC;? Buress says of the vaguely erotic title. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be nothing sensual about my stand up. I will be teaching the secrets to [being] successful after the show for a small fee.â&#x20AC;? [Austin L. Ray]

sweet lullabies with gorgeous vocal harmonies over guitar and viola. KING OF SPAIN Florida-based duo creates experimental pop using instruments ranging from melodicas to xylophones to synths. See Calendar Pick on p. 22. KILL KILL BUFFALO Grungy, hardrock duo based in Athens featuring Kara Kildareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seductive vocals. Farm 255 8 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com CALEB DARNELL Member of The Darnell Boys and Bellyache sings the blues. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com CRAIG LIESKE Local experimental musician curates a forward-thinking show every Wednesday in August. GARBAGE ISLAND â&#x20AC;&#x153;Small versionâ&#x20AC;? of this local experimental outfit, featuring Kris Deason, Chris Herron, Jeramy Lamanno, Brian Head and Craig Lieske. DEITIES Tim Payne, Jeff Rapier and Craig Lieske play Motorheadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s No Sleep â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Til Hammersmith. MARSHALL MARROTTE Local improvisational guitarist. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $15. www.georgiatheatre.com 3LAU DJ that combines â&#x20AC;&#x153;top-40 a cappellas with instrumental bangers.â&#x20AC;?

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D.VELOPED North Carolina based producer and remixer who says he is â&#x20AC;&#x153;beginning to redefine the mashup scene.â&#x20AC;? Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 K I D S Local band plays drugged-up, reverb-washed melodic pop. Featuring members of Pretty Bird, The Rodney Kings and Basshunter64. N JETTY M Avant-garde performance duo featuring New York composer Weston Minissali and choreographer Brooke Herr. GREEN UVULA Experience the â&#x20AC;&#x153;later and darker reincarnationâ&#x20AC;? of local way-experimental act Ketchup Fart (Garrett Johnson). Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com BREATHLANES Athens musical collective playing organic, atmospheric improv. Featuring John Miley (guitar), Dave Spivey (keys), Dave Domizi (bass) and Nathan Hale (drums). Jerzees 10 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 a.m. $3 (21+), $5. 706850-7320 SPICY SALSA DANCING Salsa and Latin dancing. Every Wednesday night.

The Melting Point 8 p.m. $5 (adv.), $8 (door). www.meltingpointathens.com EMILY HEARN Young singer-songwriter offers sweet, melodic acoustic ballads. CONNOR PLEDGER Singersongwriter whose mostly acoustic sound is influenced by acts like John Mayer and Jack Johnson. New Earth Music Hall 8 p.m. $3 (adv.), $5 (door). www.newearthmusichall.com LAZY LOCOMOTIVE New local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band. JIGGAWATTS Experimental ambient trance act from Athens. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT Pianist Steve Key is joined by other talented local musicians for an evening of standards and improvisations. Sideways 11 p.m. 706-319-1919 LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country.

40 Watt Club MBUS Battle of the Bands Benefit! 8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.40watt.com LORD BALTIMORE Formerly known as The Falcones, this alt-rock band features anthemic choruses and layered vocal harmonies. JONNY & SHIM Pop-rock duo from Atlanta. BOOMFOX Local rock band describes itself as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Adele meets Stone Temple Pilots.â&#x20AC;? THE DESARIOS Local upbeat rock band with a singer who sounds a bit like Elvis Costello. For fans of Phantom Planet, Rooney or The Cars. STREET, RHYTHM & RHYME Local group jams on funk, reggae, jazz and blues.

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swaggy club anthem “All the Way Turnt Up.” YING YANG TWINS This Atlantabased duo deals in the crunkest of the crunk, as evidenced by singles like “Salt Shaker,” “What’s Happenin’” and the endlessly terrifying “Wait (The Whisper Song).”

WUOG Live in the Lobby! 8 p.m. FREE! www. wuog.org SAM SNIPER Post-alternative, country-fried twang with big anthemic choruses, joyful harmonies and backed with a strong melodic pop sensibility.

The Melting Point 9 p.m. $20 (adv.), $25 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com RODNEY CROWELL Grammywinning country songwriter, producer and artist. See story on p. 18. SHANNON WHITWORTH Smoky, melodic Americana-based rock.

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No Where Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE BREAKS Feel-good local rock band with alternative and jam influences. The Office Lounge Blues Night. 8:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 THE SHADOW EXECUTIVES Get your fill of straight-up, authentic blues covers from this skilled Athens five-piece. This is an open jam and guests are welcome! Ted’s Most Best 6 p.m. FREE! 706-543-1523 OUTER SPACES Band led by Cara Beth Satalino with Jacob Morris (bass) and Ben Salie (drums) playing lovely, lyrically driven indie rock. OLD SMOKEY Featuring members of Ham1 doing spaghetti western-style numbers.

Buffalo’s Southwest Café 7:30 p.m. $10 (advance), $12 (at door). www.buffaloscafe.com/athens RETURN OF THE KING A “Las Vegas-style dinner show” featuring Athens’ own Elvis impersonator Chris Shupe. The Bury 6 p.m. FREE! 706-612-1650. LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country.

Georgia Theatre 9 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com MODERN SKIRTS One of Athens’ favorite pop acts, this foursome has gone from piano-driven darlings to electronic-inspired dance-pop and back again. GRASS GIRAFFES Buzzworthy local band puts together a psychedelic and anthemic guitar-rock dance party. THE DARNELL BOYS The three Darnell brothers play and sing country blues originals backed by upright bass, singing saw and junkyard percussion.

40 Watt Club MBUS Battle of the Bands! 8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.40watt.com UNIVERSAL SIGH Atlanta-based quartet playing funk-oriented progressive rock. ENTROPIC CONSTANT Lo-fi discordance is layered over sprightly melodies. DANA SWIMMER Stripped down, straightforward project featuring members of Lord Baltimore. SHUDDER DOG From the band: “High-range vocals, screaming guitar licks, driving rhythm and the sexiest heavy, bluesy rock you’ll ever see and hear. Simply put, we’re easy on the ears and on the eyes.” ARTISTS OF WAR Local musician Brad Olsen plays highly technical, propulsive metal. XANDERFLY Jam-influenced rock band from Clemson, SC.

Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com LIFE COACH Hard-rock band featuring members of Pride Parade and Incendiaries. FURIES The band describes itself as “bipolar post-grunge rock with anxiety issues, a drinking problem and a love for the unexpected.” DAFFODIL This reunited local trio plays hard-hitting, noisy rock. TODD KILLINGS New project from Dead Dog guitarist John McLean. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com FREE TOMORROW Eclectic alternative pop accented by classical and hip-hop. Music that makes you move. THE BREAKS Feel-good local rock band with jam influences.

Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 BLUE DIVISION New local punk group plays blasts of snotty melody, inspired by Bad Brains and Minor Threat. SHARP Band from Atlanta. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.

Amici 11 p.m. 706-353-0000 NEW SNEAKERS Eclectic and fun funk-influenced rock band from Athens.

Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. $5. www.flickertheatreandbar. com EFREN Local indie-folk band with dark, brooding melodies and the

Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. $3. www.hendershotscoffee.com ASHER ARMSTRONG Four-piece Americana rock band from Nashville.

Wednesday, August 29

powerkompany, King of Spain, Kill Kill Buffalo Caledonia Lounge Another band from the tasteful (and tastemaking) Florida indie house of New Granada Records (home to notables The Pauses, Sleepy Vikings, The Tenant, Sunbears and New Roman Times), King of Spain will be coming to town exactly one day after the release of its breath-sappingly named sophomore fulllength, All I Did Was Tell Them the Truth and They Thought It Was Hell, which, yes, very nearly eats up the word count here alone. Besides King of Spain showcasing the project’s first LP in four years, this slate of live shows is particularly noteworthy for another reason: Tampa musician Matt Slate’s one-man project recently has expanded into a duo with the addition of Daniel Wainwright, who now contributes both bass and songwriting heft. Like a more vocal, less glitchy cousin of The Album Leaf, the atmospheric but distilled pop on King of Spain’s new work is a marriage of organic and electronic sounds that steers clear of cheap, bombastic contrast. The record is an eternally twilit work wherein these elements are rendered with enough deftness and maturity to seem like natural complements. Its delicate, halcyon music exists between planes of consciousness, but sleepy it is not. In fact, the gentle, patiently unfurling style belies the album’s well-etched songs. Sure, King of Spain’s meditative sounds are suspended amid spindly details and rustic echoes. But more than just pretty patterns, this is moody, abstract music, the child of complete pop ideas. Proof positive lies throughout, in the whispering title track, the softly burning melodic loops of “Perception” and especially the crystalline “Green Eyes”—a gorgeous jaunt that would perfectly soundtrack either the interstate or the trail. [Bao Le-Huu]

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husky, warm vocals of Scott Low. This is the last show for two of the group’s original members. A POSTWAR DRAMA Reunited local act plays folk-rock with an occasional Eastern European bent. Dramatic tales of loss and hardship are mixed with driving, upbeat stomps.

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Highwire Lounge “Friday Night Jazz.” 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com RAND LINES Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg. Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub 90 ACRE FARM This local sevenpiece emphasizes vocal harmonies and lyrical imagery with its soulful, rootsy Americana. TY MANNING Bearfoot Hookers guitarist plays a solo set. CHRIS MOORE Local solo artist has been a member of The Spins and Cree Mo and the Lowball Tumblers. Designated “original Southern soul.” Locos Grill & Pub Fire Up Friday! 6 p.m. FREE! 706-5487803 (Harris St. location) REVEREND DEBRUHL Jammy, Valdosta-based rock quartet. The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $20 (adv.), $24 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com THE SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS Perhaps best known for their 1966 hit “Double Shot (of My Baby’s Love),” today the Medallions are made up of children or other relatives of the original lineup and bill themselves as “the party band of the South.” New Earth Music Hall 8 p.m. $10. www.newearthmusichall. com SNARKY PUPPY Brooklyn-based group that jams on soulful nu-jazz sounds. Featuring Grammy winners Robert “Sput” Searight on drums and Shaun Martin on keys. See story on p. 17. The Office Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 TANGENTS This country-fried rock group from Watkinsville carries

Lynyrd Skynyrd licks and John Mellencamp melodies. Omega Bar 8 p.m. $5 (ladies), $10 (men). 706340-6808 THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Every Friday. Dancing all night on two dance floors with live entertainment including “The Newlywed Game.”

Saturday 1 Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. 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.) BEVERLY SMITH Lauded local guitarist with a focus on old-time folk and country. (10 a.m.) Caledonia Lounge 10 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18+). www.caledonialounge.com MADELINE Bell-voiced songwriter Madeline Adams plays endearing songs of smalltown loves, hopes and other assorted torments and joys. Celebrating the re-release of her album The Slow Bang. MOTHS Featuring Jacob Morris of Ham1, Moths plays a mostly acoustic sort of ‘70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge. See Calendar Pick on p. 23. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 7 p.m. FREE! 706-850-7561 KARAOKE With “The Queen of Karaoke,” Lynn Carson. Farm 255 11 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com SAM SNIPER Post-alternative, country-fried twang with big anthemic choruses, joyful harmonies and a strong melody/pop sensibility. ANDROCLES AND THE LION Local folk-rock trio. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com CHRIS MOORE Local solo artist has been a member of The Spins and Cree Mo and the Lowball Tumblers. Designated “original Southern soul.” MARK CUNNINGHAM Cunningham draws from Athens stalwarts R.E.M. and Chickasaw Mudd Puppies and classic country artists like Johnny Cash, Gram Parsons and Steve Earle. ADAM PAYNE Payne writes songs with a lot of heart, the kind that can either make you tear up or laugh out loud. JOSH PERKINS Acoustic folk with heartfelt lyrics. TY MANNING Bearfoot Hookers guitarist plays a solo set. KELLY HOYLE FULLER Acoustic Americana rocker often seen playing with Mark Cunningham & The Nationals and The Burning Angels. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $5. www.georgiatheatre.com SUPERCLUSTER Athens supergroup featuring members of Pylon, Casper and the Cookies and The Olivia Tremor Control. The band’s sound is as diverse as its lineup, with elements of psychedelic experimentation and angular rock. CASPER AND THE COOKIES Increasingly experimental but always rooted in pop sensibilities, this local act presents a danceable mix of quirky fun driven by keyboard and guitar. LOS GATOS PERDIDOS Side project of Supercluster/of Montreal member Bryan Poole (AKA The Late B.P. Helium).

The Globe 10:30 p.m. FREE! 706-353-4721 THE EIGHT BALL No information available. SCRIBBLE Local classic rock-inspired band. Go Bar 9 p.m. 706-546-5609 CLASSIC CITY KINGS Athens’ premier drag king troupe promises to offend with their risqué show, “The Chronicles of Sex, Sorrow and Sin.” DJ FOG JUICE Spinning Euro/Italo/ space-disco, new wave, old-school R&B and classic dance hits. Hotel Indigo After the Game! 3:30 p.m. FREE! www. indigoathens.com MC BLUEZ Blues trio with strong vocals and smoking slide guitar. Kumquat Mae Bakery Café 7 p.m. FREE! 706-769-1105 JOE CATLocal Americana songwriter. Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub DJ Z-DOG Loveable local DJ spins top-40 hits, old-school hip-hop, rock and other danceable favorites. The Melting Point 9 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com THE HIGHBALLS Athens music vets The Highballs will perform a totally awesome set of ‘70s and ‘80s hits. No Where Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 STREET CHOIR Van Morrison tribute! The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-0840 TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. The Roadhouse 11 p.m. 706-613-2324 MIDNIGHT SUN Local acoustic duo playing covers and originals.

Sunday 2 The Melting Point Ricky Smith Kidney Transplant Fundraiser. 4:30 p.m. $12, $5 (16 and under). www.meltingpointathens.com ROMPER STOMPERS William Tonks, Danny Hutchens, Jon Mills and Todd Nance play rock songs from children’s perspectives with a sound that adults will enjoy. RANDALL BRAMBLETT & FRIENDS Longtime Athenian Randall Bramblett presents a simplified slab of Southern music. With special guests Ike Stubblefield and Col. Bruce Hampton! FESTER HAGOOD This local songwriter sings in a soft drawl that accents his simple country songs. MIDNIGHT SUN Local acoustic duo playing covers and originals. Ten Pins Tavern 7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE BOWLING ALLEY BLUES BAND Featuring locals Paul Scales, Randy Durham, John Straw, Dave Herndon and Scott Sanders playing blues jams.

Monday 3 Ashford Manor 6 p.m. 706-769-2633 THE SENSATIONAL SOUNDS OF MOTOWN Six veteran musicians entertaining crowds in the Southeast for nearly 18 years promise an exciting, live-energy show.


Cheeseburger, Witches and Hot New Mexicans. BUKKAKE BOYS Energetic thrashpunk from Atlanta. HYSTERICS All-lady hardcore thrash from Olympia, WA. DJ LOZO Spinning punk rock!

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Madeline, MOTHS Caledonia Lounge MOTHS emerged slowly in 2009, with founder Jacob Morris singing and playing guitar while fellow Elf Power-ite Aaron Wegelin played drums. The early shows were quieterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;warm, rich and full of calm, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s-inspired MOTHS harmonies that energized the room even as the pace remained slow. Later, Morris began to recruit some of his friends, and MOTHS gradually matured to the folk-country experiment it is today. (It sometimes includes as many as nine local musicians.) The sound also has grown in volume and variety, but the vintage influences are still discernible: big (and old)-timers like Bob Dylan, Arthur Russell and John Cale, according to Morris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As far as the live band, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a living organism,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It will change and evolve.â&#x20AC;? Uninterrupted evolution is perhaps the most important aspect of MOTHSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; dynamic. Morris writes the songs, but prefers to let his bandmembers write their own parts. Players rotate in and out based on their schedules or the full moon. No song sounds the same from one live show to another, and Morris often canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t predict what will come out. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sort of like an unstoppable train sometimes, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so massive,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes, before weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about to play a song, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look around and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well, is everybody ready?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? When Flagpole talked with Morris, the vinyl copies of MOTHSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; self-titled first album had just been pressed. Morris is sure the band will get down to some serious practicing when the album comes out on Dec. 4. Until then, and with no band website and not even a predictable lineup, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough to pin â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;em down. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure is that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re onto something good. The group opens for local singer-songwriter Madeline Adams this Saturday at the Caledonia; few intra-Athens musical pairings would seem to fit together so well. [Sydney Slotkin]

Caledonia Lounge 8 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com MERCHANDISE Fast-rising punk act out of Tampa. SHAVED CHRIST Local punk band featuring members of American Cheeseburger, Witches, Dark Meat and Hot New Mexicans. MUUY BIIEN Local band plays â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80sstyle punk rock with ambient interludes thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s equal parts Minor Threat and The Fall. GRAPE SODA This local duo (sometimes trio) plays soulful, psychedelic synth-pop driven by organ and drums. Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop! 9 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com CHASING KINGS Alternative pop group from Los Angeles. FRANK AND THE STRANGLERS Side project from TJ Mimbs and Frank Keith IV of The District Attorneys. The Grotto 6 p.m. FREE! 140 E. Clayton St. THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Every Monday. Smooth jazz played by DJ Segar from WXAG 1470, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Light.â&#x20AC;? Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee. com OPEN MIC Local songstress Kyshona Armstrong hosts this open mic night every Monday! No Where Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 BLUES JAM WITH BIG C Local musician Clarence â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Câ&#x20AC;? Cameron plays straightahead blues inspired by blues legends like B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wolf and Buddy Guy.

Tuesday 4 Georgia Theatre Get Up Get Down. On the roof! 11 p.m. $2. www.georgiatheatre.com KRISP A fusion of indie and dance music. DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and other faves. Hendershotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coffee Bar 8:30 p.m. $5. www.hendershotscoffee. com IKE STUBBLEFIELD AND FRIENDS Soulful R&B artist Ike Stubblefield is a Hammond B3 virtuoso who cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye. Featuring Seth Hendershot on drums. Every Tuesday! Little Kings Shuffle Club 10 p.m. www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub VACATION Experimental-leaning poppunk band from Cincinnati. GOOD PROBLEMS New local group featuring members of Grape Soda, Dead Dog and Elf Power. TODD KILLINGS New project from Dead Dog guitarist John McLean. DJ LOZO Spinning punk rock! Manor 9 p.m. FREE! www.manorathens.com LIVE BAND KARAOKE Metalsome covers â&#x20AC;&#x153;all your favorite hits from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70sâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;90s pop, rock and country,â&#x20AC;? while you sing along. Every Tuesday! The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday Series. 7 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens.com NORTH GEORGIA BLUEGRASS BAND An eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary acoustic music.

Mirko Pasta 6 p.m. FREE! 706-850-5641 (Gaines School Rd. location) LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country. Currently working on his debut album! New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. www.newearthmusichall.com CHIEF ROCKA Trav Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;/ ATHFactor Entertainmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal spin doctor promoting entertainment and hip-hop. Party/network mixer the first Tuesday of every month! The Volstead 9 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday!

Wednesday 5 Athens City Hall Athens Farmers Market. 5 p.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net DREW MARLER Warbly-voiced Opelika, AL native plays folkinspired acoustic rock. Farm 255 8â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10 p.m. FREE! www.farm255.com DIAL INDICATORS Local act featuring Jeremiah Roberts on guitar and George Davidson on tenor saxophone playing cool jazz. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $20. www.georgiatheatre.com BEN RECTOR Up-and-coming singersongwriter from Nashville with a rich voice and a skillful ear for melody. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 GOOD PROBLEMS New local group featuring members of Grape Soda, American Cheeseburger and Dead Dog. SHAVED CHRIST Local punk band featuring members of American

Highwire Lounge 9 p.m. FREE! www.highwirelounge.com KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of guitarist Dan Nettles, the new originals spark like Booker T & the MGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mixed with 20th-century harmony. Jerzees 10 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 a.m. $3 (21+), $5. 706850-7320 SPICY SALSA DANCING Salsa and Latin dancing. Every Wednesday. The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $5. www.meltingpointathens. com DANGFLY! Local rock band featuring an all-star lineup including Americana notables Adam Payne, Shawn Johnson, Jay Rodgers, Scotty Nicholson and Adam Poulin. THE WOODGRAINS Local band that plays a blend of funk, rock and soul featuring three vocalists and charismatic harmonies. New Earth Music Hall 9 p.m. $3. www.newearthmusichall. com SOUNDUO â&#x20AC;&#x153;Post-dub, audio/visual live performance projectâ&#x20AC;? based in Miami. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-549-0840 KARAOKE With your host Lynn, the Queen of Karaoke! Porterhouse Grill 7 p.m. FREE! 706-369-0990 JAZZ NIGHT An Athens tradition for over 10 years! Pianist Steve Key is joined by other talented local musicians for an evening of standards and improvisations. Ten Pins Tavern 8 p.m. FREE! 706-546-8090 OPEN MIC NIGHTHip-hop, spoken word, rock, singer-songwriters, DJs and more! Hosted by Amy Neese. The Winery 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;11 p.m. FREE! 706-613-0095 LOUIS PHILLIP PELOT Local singer-songwriter performs solo folk and country.

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bulletin board DO SOMETHING; GET INVOLVED! LABOR Day Deadline: The deadline for getting listed in Bulletin Board will be Thursday, Aug. 30 at noon for the issue of Sept. 5. Email calendar@flagpole.com. Listings are printed based on available space.

ART 2nd Annual Pulaski St. Art Crawl (Athens, Ga) Seeking artists, showcases and volunteers. Email for information. Deadline Sept. 9. katecook827@gmail.com Call for Artists (Farmington Depot Gallery) Applications currently being accepted for the artist market at the galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fall festival, Festiboo, to be held on Oct. 20. Email farmingtongallery@gmail.com for application and information. Call for Artists (OCAF) Artists can submit works for OCAFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 18th holiday market, Nov. 30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 1. Apply by Sept. 4. Application on website. www.ocaf.com Call for Artists (Lyndon House Arts Center) Lickskillet Artists Market (Oct. 13, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m.) seeks artists in all media. Deadline Sept. 29. $15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;25. 706-613-3623, lhartsfoundation@gmail.com. Call for Artists (Ten Pins Tavern) Artists may submit artwork to be displayed in Ten Pins. Call for information. 706-546-8090 Logo Contest (Athens, Ga) The Athens Historical Society is seeking entries for a new logo and offering $250 to the winner. Submissions due Oct. 1. Email for rules and to submit. ahslogo@gmail.com

AUDITIONS Athens Master Chorale Auditions (Athens Master Chorale) Now accepting auditions for all voice parts. Contact Joseph Napoli. 706-546-0023, evenings. Rose of Athens Theatre Auditions (Seney-Stovall Chapel) Open auditions for the new season. Please prepare two one-

minute, contrasting monologues, or a monologue and a song with your own accompaniment. Call, email or visit the website to schedule an audition. Ages 9 & up. Aug. 29 & 30, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. FREE! 706-340-9181, danielle@roseofathens.org, www.roseofathens.org

CLASSES Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (Athens, Ga) Vastu Yoga hosts a 500-hour yoga teacher training. Journey more deeply into your own practice while learning the technical skills necessary. Visit website for location and info. Begins in November. $2,495. www.global vastuyoga.com. Beginner Quiltmaking (Sewcial Studio) Make an easy brick quilt with four, three-hour classes and some homework. Sewing machine required. Thursdays, Sept. 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;27, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 p.m. $40. 706-247-6143, www.headyfiberarts.com Buddhist Book Study (Body, Mind & Spirit) Every Wednesday. 6 p.m. Donations accepted. 706-351-6024 Clay Classes (Good Dirt) Weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes ($20/person) every Friday from 7-9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Family Try Clayâ&#x20AC;? classes every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. $20. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net Computer Tutorials (ACC Library) Choose from a list of topics for personalized, one-onone instruction. The library also offers online computer classes in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and eBooks. Call for times and to register. 706-613-3650 Dance Classes (Dancefx) Ballet, tap, hip-hop, Zumba, contemporary, foxtrot, Western dancing, strip aero-

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bics, pilates and more. Check website for schedule. 706-355-3078, www.dancefx.org Drawing Workshop (Georgia Museum of Art) Artist and educator Hope Hilton teaches a drawing workshop for adults in conjunction with the exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection at the Snite Museum of Art.â&#x20AC;? Learn basic drawing techniques using materials like carved sticks and ink, graphite and ink washes and #2 pencils. Materials provided. No experience required. Call to register. Sep. 20, 5:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. 706-542-4662 Fall Art Classes and Workshops (OCAF) Instruction in watercolors, portraiture and nature painting, clay arts, book, paper and journal making, bagpipes, freelance writing, writing for business and self-publishing. Call, email or visit website to register. 706-769-4565, info@ocaf.com, www.ocaf.com Fall Classes (Good Dirt) Now registering for clay classes for all levels of wheel and hand-building. Check website. Classes begin Sept. 8. 706355-3161, www.gooddirt.net Gentle Hatha Integral Yoga (St. Gregoryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church) All levels welcome. Tuesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. $9/class. 706-543-0162, mfhealy@bellsouth.net, www.mind fuliving.org Karate (Athens Yoshukai Karate) Traditional Okinawan hard-style karate taught in a positive atmosphere. FREE! www.athensy.com Loriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Boot Camp (Fitness at Five) Get in shape in time for summer. Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 706353-6030, www.fitnessatfive.com Middle Eastern Drum Circle (Floorspace) All skill levels and ages welcome. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.

Poor guy - he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to be here. Huge and beautiful Great Pyrenees mix. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an owner surrender and is guaranteed no time at all. Already neutered and great on a leash and current on vaccinations! A little shy, but very snuggly and happy young Dachshund / Chihuahua mix. She loves bellyrubs and just being close to you. Also loves other dogs.

 

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Holly Couisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; painting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snake Handlerâ&#x20AC;? is on display at the LDSOA through Sept. 13. $6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$12 donation. www.floorspace athens.com Non-fiction Writing Class (OCAF) â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art of Freelance Nonfiction Journalism,â&#x20AC;? taught by Dr. Wally Eberhard, a veteran journalist. Begins Sept. 4, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 p.m. $60â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$70. www.myocaf.com Painting with Charles (Lyndon House Arts Center) Bring in your oil or acrylic masterpieces-in-progress to receive easel-side assistance from instructor Charles. Call to register. Tuesdays, Sept.11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Nov. 6, 3:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;5:30 p.m. or 6:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:30 p.m. $111â&#x20AC;&#x201C;167. 706-613-3623, www. accleisureservices.com/leisure SALSAthens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes. Every Wednesday, 6:307:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $8 (incl. $3.50 drink). 706-338-6613 Sangha Yoga Classes (Healing Arts Centre) Several types of ongoing yoga classes are offered for all levels, including therapeutic, hatha, gentle and vinyasa yoga, as well as pilates. Visit website for details. www.healingartscentre.net Sangha Yoga Teacher Training (Healing Arts Centre) Rahasya Yogic Arts 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Sept. 14â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Feb. 13. Apply at www.rahasya. org/fr_1yogateachertraining.cfm Spicy Salsa Dancing (Jerzees) Salsa and Latin dancing. Begins with a free lesson. Every Wednesday, 9 p.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 a.m. $3â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$5. Email dg2003@ yahoo.com Tribal Style Bellydance Basics (Floorspace) Bellydance basics every Thursday, 5:45â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. Tribal style bellydancing every Tuesday, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. $10â&#x20AC;&#x201C;$12. www. floorspaceathens.com Yoga Teacher Training (Athens, Ga) Yoga teacher and RYT200 certification course.

Saturdays, Aug. 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec. 15, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;6 p.m. $1450. www.yogaful day.com Zumba (Athens Latino Center for Education and Services (ALCES)) Instructed by Maricela Delgado. Every Wednesday, 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;7 p.m. & 7:15â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8:15 p.m. $5 (1 class), $8 (both classes). 706-540-0591

HELP OUT Back to School Shoe Drive (Athens Area Humane Society) Give your old paws (a.k.a. shoes) a new life. Donate athletic shoes, sandals, heels, dress shoes, work boots and flats to be recycled and raise money for the dogs, cats and small animals awaiting adoption. Both Athens and Watkinsville AAHS locations. Through Sept. 30. www. athenshumanesociety.org Bear Hollow Volunteer Training (Memorial Park) Bear Hollow Zoo offers docent training for those interested in assisting with the experience of visiting the zoo. Ages 18 & up. Email to register. Saturdays, Aug. 18â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct. 6, 10 a.m. 706-613-3616, clinton.murphy@ athensclarkecounty.com BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program (Chase Street Warehouses) BikeAthens Bike Recycling Program (BRP) needs bicycle repair help of all degrees. Bicycles are donated to social service agencies for individuals in need of a safe ride to work and underserved by public transportation. Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. (beginners), Mondays, 6-8:30 p.m. & Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m. bikeathens. com/brp Clean Up at Brooklyn Cemetery (Brooklyn Cemetery) Volunteers needed. Training required on Aug. 29, 6 p.m. Sept. 8, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3

p.m. www.handsonnortheastgeorgia. com Donate Blood (Red Cross Donor Center) Give the gift of blood! Check website for donor locations. 1-800RED CROSS, www.redcross.org Ink Recycling (Athens, Ga) Donate empty ink and toner cartridges to help the American Red Cross provide assistance to people in need. Visit website for details. 706-3531645, jeffrey.taylor@redcross.org, www.inkrecycling.org Media Drive (Oconee County Library) Now accepting donations of gently used books, DVDs and CDs until Sept. 14. Books can be left in the lobby. All proceeds benefit the library. Peace Place (Athens, Ga) Volunteer training in September to help victims of domestic abuse. Applications online. 706-755-1100, sbruckner@ peaceplaceinc.org, www.peaceplace inc.org/volunteer_intern.html Seeking Volunteers (Athens, Ga) Community Connection and HandsOn Northeast Georgia are seeking volunteers for a new restorative justice community service program designed to reconnect youth and the community by working with juvenile court and municipal court officers and judges of Athens-Clarke County. For more information, visit www.handsonnortheastgeorgia.com

KIDSTUFF Arts in the Afternoon (East Athens Community Center) Afterschool program teaches arts and crafts and allows children to create original artwork. Ages 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;15. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593 Birdhouse Bash (Rocksprings Community Center) Participants will build their own birdhouse and learn


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Enchanted India (Lyndon House Arts Center) Explore the rich art culture of India and learn about fiber arts and artwork featuring native animals. For ages 7-11. Tuesdays, Sept. 11–Oct. 12, 4–5 p.m. $42–63. 706-613-3623, www.athensclarke county.com/lyndonhouse Golf Lessons (East Athens Community Center) Fore! Learn the fundamentals of golf. For ages 7–19. Mondays, Sept. 10–Nov. 5, 6–7 p.m. FREE! www.athensclarkecounty. com/eastathens Homeschooling Beginner’s Tennis (Lay Park) Tennis lessons will teach the fundamentals of the game as well as promote the development of healthy recreation and

ART AROUND TOWN A. LAFERA SALON (2440 W. Broad St.) New artwork by Perry McCrackin. AMICI ITALIAN CAFÉ (233 E. Clayton St.) Coastal landscape scenes in pastel by Rob Graham. ANTIQUES & JEWELS ART GALLERY (290 N. Milledge Ave.) Paintings by Mary Porter, Christine Shockley, Dorthea Jacobson, Lana Mitchell, John Gholson, Greg Benson and Ainhoa Bilbao Canup. Art quilt by Elizabeth Barton and handmade jewelry by various artists. ART ON THE SIDE GALLERY AND GIFTS (1011B Industrial Blvd., Watkinsville) A gallery featuring works by various artists in media including ceramics, paintings and fused glass. ARTLAND LOFT GALLERY (2 S. Main St., Watkinsville) “Through the Red Door,” colorful narratives, self-portraits and imaginary worlds by Lisa Freeman. ATHENS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (ATHICA) (160 Tracy St.) In “ATHICA Emerges V: The Synthetic Mind,” nine artists explore how they perceive and experience the world around them. Through Sept. 9. THE BRANDED BUTCHER (225 N. Lumpkin St.) Paintings and drawings by Sanithna Phansavanh. EARTH FARE (1689 S. Lumpkin St.) Artwork by Ainhoa Canup. ETIENNE BRASSERIE (311 E. Broad St.) Paintings by Alan Campbell. 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 Tommy Jackson, John Cleaveland, Matt Alston, Peter Loose and more. • “13 Years of Heaven and Hell” features artwork by Chris “CHUB” Hubbard, creator of the “Heaven and Hell Car.” Through Sept. FIVE STAR DAY CAFÉ (229 E. Broad St.) Painted portraits of musicians by Lauren Dellaria. FLICKER THEATRE & BAR (263 W. Washington St.) Works by Walker Howle. Through August. • Artwork by Melissa Humphries. Through Sept. GALLERY @ HOTEL INDIGO (500 College Ave.) “The Board Room,” part of the 2012 Summer of SPOA (Skatepark of Athens), includes skateboard decks designed by 56 artists. Closing auction Sept. 9. • In The Glasscube, an installation by Deanna Kamal, “Collosphaera,” is a hybrid of interior design and marine biology. Through Sept. 9. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART (90 Carlton St.) “Victory Lap: Time-Based Winners of the Kress Project.” Through Sept. 7. • Murals of agriculture scenes by George Beattie. Through Jan. 7. • An exhibition of 41 prints and drawings by Gerald L. Brockhurst. Through Sept. 16. • “The South in Black and White: The Graphic Works of James E. Routh Jr.” Opens Aug. 25. Through Oct. 21. • “The New York Collection for Stockholm” features works by 30 artists including Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Through Oct. 28. • “The Epic and the Intimate: French Drawings from the John D. Reilly Collection at the Snite Museum of Art.” Through Nov. 3. • Francisco de Goya’s “Disasters of War.” Through Nov. 3. • “Defiant Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Booker” consists of large-scale sculptures created from tires. Through Apr. 30, 2013. GEORGIA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (East Campus Rd.) A collection of mounted game animals featuring lynxes, African leopards, Alaskan bears, water buffalo and elk, as well as live corn snakes, tarantulas and other live animals. GOOD DIRT (510 N. Thomas St.) New pottery by studio owner Rob Sutherland.

lifelong physical fitness. Racquets available. Ages 6–12. Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 25, 3:30–4:30 p.m. $1/day. Knee-High Naturalists (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Nature exploration, animal encounters, hikes and crafts. For parents and children ages 3–5. Register by Sept. 4. Every other Wednesday, Sept. 5–Dec. 12. 3:30–4:30 p.m. $24–36. 706-6133515, www.athensclarkecounty.com/ sandycreeknaturecenter Pop-In Playtime (Pump It Up) Children ages 11 & under can bounce around and have a jumping good time. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $3 (ages 2 & under), $6 (ages 2 & up). 706-613-5676

THE GRIT (199 Prince Ave.) Paintings, photography and prints by Mandy Elias. Through Sept. 15. HEIRLOOM CAFE AND FRESH MARKET (815 N. Chase St.) Large floral collage paintings and smaller works by Ally White. Through August. • Photographs by Page Hall. Opening reception Sept. 5. Through Sept. HENDERSHOT’S COFFEE BAR (1560 Oglethorpe Ave.) Collages and paintings by Charley Seagraves. Through Sept. 6. JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE ALPS (1480 Baxter St.) Artwork by Marisa Mustard. JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE DOWNTOWN (297 E. Broad St.) Acrylic paintings by Joe Havasy. • Pottery by Nancy Green, Carter Gillies, Mark Johnson and Lea Purvis. JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE EASTSIDE (1860 Barnett Shoals Rd.) Convergence Artist Productions presents “Paintings by Frank,” artwork by Frank Registrato. JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE FIVE POINTS (1230 S. Milledge Ave.) Artwork using soil by Mary Charles Howard. KUMQUAT MAE CAFE (18 S. Barnett Shoals Rd., Watkinsvile) Sustainable art inspired by nature by Jul and Justin Sexton. KRIMSON KAFE (40 Greensboro Hwy., Watkinsville) Watercolor paintings by June F. Johnston. Through Sept. LAMAR DODD SCHOOL OF ART (270 River Rd.) “The Real Fake: Simulation Technology After Photography,” includes works by Claudia Hart, Zeitguised and Gerhard Mantz. Through Sept. 13. • “Inside Outside: 2012 Painting Invitational” features works by Holly Couis and Karen Ann Myers. Through Sept. 13. LAST RESORT GRILL (184 W. Clayton St.) Paintings by Bob Davis. MADISON MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER (434 S. Main St., Madison) “Fibers” is a group exhibition including fiber art by 15 artists. Through Oct. 20. MAMA’S BOY (197 Oak St.) Convergence Artist Productions presents “Love and Light: Paintings by Frank,” featuring Frank Registrato. Through August. OCONEE COUNTY LIBRARY (1080 Experiment Station Rd.) Paintings by Betty Secrist. OCONEE CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION (OCAF) (34 School St., Watkinsville) The 10th annual “Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational” showcases works by 50 of the state’s best potters. Opening reception Aug. 31. Through Sept. 19. SEWCIAL STUDIO (160 Tracy St.) Hand-dyed art quilts by Anita Heady and rust and over-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady. SIPS ESPRESSO CAFE (1390 Prince Ave.) Acrylic paintings by Johnny Gordon. STATE BOTANICAL GARDENS (2450 S. Milledge Ave.) The Oconee River Land Trust and the Athens Land Trust present “Spirit of the Land,” an exhibit and sale that celebrates the beauty of land and supports its protection. Through Sept. 9. STRAND HAIR SALON (1625 S. Lumpkin St.) “California Dreamin’” features black and white photography by Blake Smith. TECH STOP COMPUTERS (3690 Atlanta Hwy.) Abstract expressionist acrylic paintings with bright colors and strong architectural themes by Frances Jemini. Through October. TOWN 220 (220 W. Washington St., Madison) The Madison Artists Guild presents its XLG show “Uncommon Threads: Four Fiber Artists,” featuring works by Jennifer Crenshaw, Margaret Agner, Tressa Linzy and Elizabeth Barton. Through Oct. 27. TRANSMETROPOLITAN (145 E. Clayton St.) Photographs and paintings by Allison Fennell. WHITE TIGER GOURMET (217 Hiawassee Ave.) Rust-dyed fabric on canvas by Bill Heady.

Teen Leadership Development Workshop (East Athens Community Center) A workshop to equip and inspire teens to be future leaders includes topics such as public speaking, how to conduct a meeting, goal setting, how to develop leadership skills, proper manners, team building, time management and more. Ages 11–18. Wednesdays, Sept. 5–Oct. 10, 5–6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3593 Yoga Sprouts Family Yoga (Five Points Yoga) Stretch your imagination while doing yoga. For ages 2 & older. Sundays, 1–1:45 p.m. $14 (per child). www.athens fivepointsyoga.com Youth Wheel (Good Dirt) An eightweek class teaching kids how to use the potter’s wheel. Ages 8 & up. Mondays, 4:15–6:15 p.m. beginning Sept. 10. $160. 706-355-3161, www.gooddirt.net

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ON THE STREET Book Drive (Oconee County Library) The Oconee County Library Friends are collecting gently used books, CDs and DVDs for the annual book sale in October. Donations may be dropped off at the library until Sept. 14. 706-769-3950 LatinoFest Volunteers (Casa de Amistad) Casa de Amistad is seeking volunteers who are from, or have lived in, Latin American countries to represent the diverse Latino community of Athens at LatinoFest on Oct. 20. Volunteers are asked to prepare a creative display to accurately represent their country using flags, food, pictures, etc. Email athensamistad@gmail.com Open Table Tennis (Oconee Veterans Park) Equipment provided. Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m. FREE! (Oconee Co. residents), $5. 706-769-3965 Senior Adult Trip to the Yellow Daisy Festival (Lay Park) See works by hundreds of artists and crafters form across 38 states, as well as live entertainment, clogging, craft demonstrations and festival foods. Ages 55 & up. Register by Sept. 3. Sept. 8, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. $5–8. 706-613-3603, www.athensclarkecounty.com/lay Senior Trip to the Georgia Aquarium (Rocksprings Community Center) Join senior adults on a trip to the Georgia Aquarium. Price is all-inclusive. Call to register by Sept. 10. Sept. 17, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. $40. 706-613-3603

SUPPORT Emotional Abuse Support Group (Athens, Ga) Demeaning behavior and hateful words can be just as harmful as punches and kicks. Childcare provided. Call for location. Every Wednesday. 6:30–8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771. Sapph.fire Circle (Aloha Counseling Center) Safe circle for lesbian, bi and trans women to socialize, receive support and discuss issues in the community. Please bring a dish or a nonalcoholic beverage to share. Every fourth Thursday of the month, 6–8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ sapphfire.athens Survive and Revive (Athens, Ga) Support, healing and dinner for survivors of domestic violence. Second and fourth Tuesdays in Clarke County. First and Third Mondays in Madison County. Childcare provided. 6 p.m. (dinner), 6:30–8 p.m. (meeting). 706-543-3331 (hotline), 706-613-3357, ext. 771. f

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reality check Matters Of The Heart And Loins I have a new girlfriend. Well, really, I don’t even know if she is my girlfriend yet. We have been hanging out a lot lately, and we have kissed a couple of times. I really like her, and I have for a long time. She told my best friend that she really likes me, too, which is why I finally got the balls to ask her out. Anyway, we mostly hang out in a big group of people because we have a lot of the same friends. Anyway, she has had a lot of family stuff going on lately. Like, serious stuff, where her brother is in a lot of trouble and her mom is really sick. She hasn’t been out, and I barely see her at school, and we aren’t talking a lot. We weren’t really talking or texting that much yet anyway, but now she is obviously busy with bigger problems than me. Her other friends haven’t really seen or heard much either. The thing is, I really want to talk to her more, and I want to go and see her, but I don’t want it to be weird. I don’t know her family at all and I don’t want to bother them at such a tough time, but I want her to know that I am here if she wants to talk to me. I don’t want to mess this up because I really like this girl. Can you tell me what to do next? New Guy The best thing for you to do is tell her that you are there for her if she needs you—needs anything, a shoulder, an ear, an ice cream sandwich—but that she shouldn’t feel obligated to keep in touch if things are messed up right now. You can either call her and tell her, or, if you feel like you don’t even want to do that, drop her a quick message. Let her know that you know she is going through a lot and that you wish you could help but that you are trying to stay out of the way and let her steer right now. She will appreciate your honesty and understanding, and that gives her a chance to reach out to you if she needs to without the possibility of overstepping your bounds. I have been dating this guy all summer. We are both in school, but had the summer off to work and play, and it has been so cool. We went camping, hiking and canoeing together. He came over to my sister’s apartment for a barbecue. We went to Six Flags. This is literally the best relationship I have ever had. We never fight or argue. He always says nice things, pulls my chair out, etc. It has been a whirlwind romance and I really thought we were falling in love. But now that school is back, he has no time for me. Ever. He has all this stuff to do with his house during rush and all, and I understand, but I still think he could at least come over some nights afterward. We went from spending every single night together for the last two months

to me not even being introduced to his friends. I am trying to be patient, but I am kind of depressed and I’m getting angry. He says I am being irrational and that he has a “duty” to take care of his brothers first. These are not his blood brothers, mind you, and they do not need taking care of. All I’m asking for is some of his time. I thought things were so good! What did I do wrong? What am I not seeing here? Left Out Sounds to me like the perfect Summer Fling. Embrace it, revel in the memories of the fun and sun and sex and the good times. Don’t ask what happened, and certainly don’t blame yourself. Instead of making it more complicated and ugly, marvel at the simplicity of it. Think of it the way you think of the summer itself: “Well, that was fun. What’s next?” Go download “Melt Show” by the Old 97’s from iTunes, listen to it on repeat for a few days, and chalk the whole thing up to experience. At least you had the summer, right? Now, go find a guy that is more interested in being with you than he is in hanging out in a dank basement full of sweaty dudes, spanking complete strangers that pass for his fake family. I think we both know that you deserve better. As they say, you can take the boy out of the frat, but you can’t take the frat out of the boy. And unfortunately for you, frat season is in. Confidential to South Georgia: If you are really interested, give it a try. You can always decide later that you just can’t manage. If it really is a question of finances, then you will either figure something out or you won’t. Do not bear the responsibility alone, but be aware that you are the one who is in a position to travel, not her. Make sure she’s holding up her end on the other stuff. In the end it may be just a case of bad timing. Good luck and keep me posted. Note to Readers: A belated thanks for showing the door to that asshat Doug McKillip. Also, please make an effort to talk to your friends about voting this year. I know it’s a red state and why bother, right? But the stakes are really high this year, especially for women. Republicans have made it clear that they have no intention of letting us have control of our own ladyparts. If you care about access to birth control, if you believe that women can get pregnant from rape, and that no woman (or girl even!) should be forced to give birth to her rapist’s baby, then please, please pay attention and do your part. Jyl Inov Got a question for Jyl? Submit your anonymous inquiry via Reality Check at flagpole.com.

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Half off rent 1st 2 mos. when you mention this ad! 2BR/2BA apts. a few blocks from Dwntn. off North Ave. Pet friendly & no pet fee! Dep. only $150. Rent from $625-675/mo. incl. trash. (706) 548-2522, www. dovetailmanagement.com.

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Brick duplex, 2BR/2BA, very clean. Just 2 mi. to campus on north side Athens. 2 units avail. Pets OK. $500/mo. + dep. Call Sharon, (706) 351-3074.

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3BR/2.5BA house w/ plenty of room for gardening. 10 min. from Dwntn. HWflrs., granite countertops, small pet OK. Avail. now! $900/mo. + $900 dep. (706) 338-3441. 3BR/2BA in Normaltown. Avail. now! HWflrs., CHAC, quiet street. G r a d s t u d e n t s p re f ’ d . R e n t negotiable. (706) 372-1505. 3BR/2BA, 2077 S. Lumpkin, $1200/mo. W/D., DW, sec. sys. & ceiling fans. 3BR/2BA, 2071 Lumpkin, $1000/mo. incl. water, lawn maint. & garbage. W/D, DW. (706) 546-0300.

3BR/2BA house for rent, Eastside. 7 min. to campus. Hardwoods in main hall & BAs. 2 car garage, fenced back yard. $1100/mo. Call Matt, (706) 2078438. 5 Pts. 1 block off Milledge. 2BR/1BA brick cottage. W/D, HWflrs., large yard, screened porch. $875/mo., 1 yr. lease. Call (706) 549-5413.

Parking & Storage Parking places for rent across from UGA. $30/mo. (706) 354-4261.

Roommates Avail. now. Roommate wanted for 3BR house. Fenced-in backyard. Dog OK. Off Prince, $300/mo. + 1/3 utils. Call in the evening. (770) 363-4445. Male seeking roommate. $275/mo. incl. utils. for policeman or public servant. $325/mo. otherwise. Nice 3BR home w/ deck in Winterville. No smokers. Bob, (706) 347-8889.

Rooms for Rent 3BR/3BA condo room for rent. Woodlands. $450 incl. utils. Avail. immediately. Private BA, gated community, pets OK, clubhouse, pool & workout room access. (770) 380-5282, ro456838ro@bellsouth. net.

5 Points area. Newly redecorated. 3BR/1BA. $1200/mo. + utils. Call (706) 543-4580.

Huge rm. for rent w/ private entry. $420/mo. Pay wkly. or monthly. No lease req’d. Utils. incl. Bigger than master BR. (678) 698-4260.

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Large room w/ private BA in Blvd. house to share w/ mature female artist w/ small dog. $500 incl. utils. w/ W/D & lg. storage shed. Avail. now! modglassgirl@gmail.com.

Charming rustic 2BR/1BA farm house on 4 acres in Oconee Co. CHAC, drilled well w/ filtration system, W/D hook-ups. Comes w/ 225 sf. studio. Fenced garden area. Great front porch. 25 min. drive from Dwntn. athens. $700/ mo. (706) 340-4434. Commercial/residential. Huge home on busline. 3 min. to campus. 2 kitchens, DR, 2 living rms., 4-5BR/2BA. Lg. yard & front porch. Paved off-street parking. $1200/mo. David, (706) 2471398. Cedar Creek: 4BR/2BA, partially fenced yd., $950/mo. 5 Pts.: Off Baxter St., 4BR/2BA, $1000/mo. Eastside: 5BR/2BA, large lot, $1000/mo. Call McWaters Realty, (706) 353-2700, (706) 540-1529. For rent: 3BR/2BA house on large lot on West Lake Dr. AC, W/D, water/garbage incl. $1200/mo. Call (706) 340-4938 or (706) 3407938. Mid-century home in Athens’ hippest n’hood! Boulevard, 4BR/2BA. Nonsmoking. Fenced yd. $1395/ mo. Big rooms, oak floors, sunny windows, FP. Walk to town, UGA, ARMC, etc. Avail. now! (706) 247-5601.

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Miscellaneous Archipelago Antiques. 23 years of fine antiques, art & retro. Underneath Homeplace. At 1676 S. Lumpkin St. (706) 3544297. Come to Cillies, 175 E. Clayton St. for vintage Louis Vuitton. 20% off single purchase of clothing, sandals and jewelry (excl. J. Crew). 1/person. Go to A g o r a ! Awesome! Affordable! The ultimate store! Specializing in retro everything: antiques, furniture, clothes, bikes, records & players! 260 W. Clayton St., (706) 316-0130. Instant cash is now being paid for good vinyl records & CDs in fine condition. Wuxtry Records, at corner of Clayton & College downtown. (706) 369-9428. Looking to sell your bike, TV or bed frame? Ask about our run-til-sold r a t e ! w w w. c l a s s i f i e d s . flagpole.com. Tanning salon closing blowout sale! Entire stock must go incl. tanning beds w/ new bulbs & fans, lotions half price, display counter & glass case, CD/radio players. 1791 Hwy. 29 North. (706) 2079092.


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Music Announcements Greene Moon Events. Tallulah River stage & outdoor group venue w/ camping. Book summer event or party. Join band roster f o r f e s t i v a l b o o k i n g s . w w w. greenemoon.com.

Equipment For sale: Cargo trailer in great shape. Perfect for band equipment or any hauling needs. 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; wide x 5.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall x 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long. Has excellent 15â&#x20AC;? heavy duty tires. $1500. Call Jared at (706) 3389019 or email director@athfest. com. Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space needs your old instruments & music gear! All donations are tax-deductible. Call (706) 227-1515 or come by Nuçiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Space, 396 Oconee St.

Instruction Athens School of Music. I n s t r u c t i o n i n g u i t a r, b a s s , drums, piano, voice, brass, woodwinds, strings, banjo, mandolin, fiddle & more. From beginner to expert. Instrument repairs avail. Visit http://www. AthensSchoolofMusic.com, (706) 543-5800. I heart Flagpole Classifieds! Guitar lessons! College instructor w/ doctorate in music. All styles, beginners too. Bass, theory & composition too. 1st lesson free. Call David, (706) 546-7082. davidguitar4109@hotmail.com. www.mitchellmusicguitar.com.

Music Services Eady Guitars, Guitar Building & Repair. Qualified repairman offering professional set ups, fret work, wiring, finishing & restorations. Exp. incl. Gibson & Benedetto Guitars. Appt. o n l y. ( 6 1 5 ) 7 1 4 - 9 7 2 2 , w w w. eadyguitars.com. Fret Shop. Professional guitar repairs & modifications, setups, electronics, precision fretwork. Previous clients incl. R.E.M., Widespread Panic, Cracker, Bob Mould, John Berry, Abbey Road Live!, Squat. (706) 549-1567. W e d d i n g b a n d s . Q u a l i t y, professional bands. Weddings, par ties. Rock, jazz, etc. Call Classic City Entertainment. ( 7 0 6 ) 5 4 9 - 1 5 6 7 . w w w. classiccityenter tainment.com. Featuring The Magictones Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; premiere wedding & party band. www.themagictones. com.

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Evening B2B Call Center Representative. Call West Coast CEOs & CFOs of corporations generating sales leads for tech companies. $9/hr. BOS Staffing, www.bostemps.com, (706) 353-3030. Sakura Japanese Restaurant is now hiring experienced servers & bartenders. Bring resume to 3557 Atlanta Hwy.

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Spa Looking for a great deal? Our fabulous assistant, Marie, is offering $10 blowouts through the semester! Call Rage Hair Studio at (706) 548-8178 & make an appt. today! The location of Athensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best massage therapists, estheticians & nail technicians is not classified. Call The Spa at Foundry Park Inn now at (706) 425-9700.

Jobs Full-time Assistant needed for busy Dwntn. salon. Must be eager to learn, professional, hardworking & close to taking state boards. Please visit ragehairstudio.com for more details. Bring resume to 132 College Ave., Athens, GA, 30601. 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) 3533030.

Bartending School. Action Bartending School has the only state-certified bar tending program in Athens. Flexible classes avail., job assistance avail. Located at Genco Import Co. 246 E. Clayton, Dwntn. Athens. (770) 300-8998, www. actionbartendingschool.com.

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FT or PT hair stylist position at Rocket Salon. Fun, laid back. Must have GA license. Commission. Apply in person or at rocketsalon@gmail.com.

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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens seeks pianist/ accompanist (immediate start) for diverse, vibrant music program, incl. choirs, bands & West African drum circle. Full job description at www.uuathensga.org or contact Music Director, musicdirector@ uuathensga.org.

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House/server staff: Greyfield Inn, Cumberland Island. Come join our house staff & live/work on a beautiful Georgia island! Some dining & wine service exp. helpful. In-residence position. $25,500/annum. Hiring immediately. Send letter of interest & application request to seashore@ greyfieldinn.com. Strand Hair Studio has an opening for a motivated, easygoing hairstylist looking for a calm, relaxing environment w/ established clientele. Fixed rent. (706) 549-8074. UberPrints.com is hiring! Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for a full time Product Buyer to join our team. To learn more about the job & to apply, please visit uberprints.com/jobs.

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