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After four-and-a-half years of wise, tough and funny advice in our popular feature, â€œReality Check,â€? â€œJyl Inovâ€? is through telling you what to do about that long-distance relationship or that short-term affair. She has a new job (yes, sheâ€™s real, even if her name isnâ€™t) and less time to mull over your problems, plus you have slacked off on sending in questions. So, thatâ€™s it for Jyl. Our thanks to her (she knows who she is) for all these years of meeting deadlines and taking seriously the crises of strangers for small remuneration and anonymous credit. Maybe some day Jyl will collect her columns into a book.
Growing Up The local non-profit Children First launched a seven-week series, â€?Stories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acorn,â€? on July 14 to support its several programs that protect children caught up in foster care and the court system. Each weekâ€™s event features an â€œiconicâ€? figure in and around Athens who will tell about the challenges, happy times and cultural happenings that marked Blake Aued
The Dickens With Athens We have a new feature taking over the space vacated by â€œReality Check.â€? Itâ€™s a serialized fiction piece set in Athens, tentatively titled â€œThe Athens of Georgia.â€? Itâ€™s the familiar Athens story: guy comes to Athens because of a girl. Girl gets involved with somebody else. Guy gets involved in the music scene, etc. The antecedents for such an endeavor go all the way back to writers like Charles Dickens, who wrote several of his books as weekly installments in the newspapers of his day. More recently, there was the late-â€˜70s, early-â€˜80s series in the San Francisco Chronicle, â€œTales of the City,â€? later collected into several books and serialized on public television. And in Flagpole we have the late John Seawrightâ€™s multi-part writings on colorful characters in his column, â€œGhost Fry.â€? â€œThe Athens of Georgiaâ€? is written by C.J. Bartunek, who is working on a PhD in creative writing at the university and has already written several stories for Flagpole. The series will start in the Aug. 7 issue and will continue on after that until the book is complete or CJ or Flagpole decides to bail. Pete McCommons email@example.com
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I interview an icon. his or her childhood. These informative and amusing sessions are held Sundays at 3 p.m. in the old Prince Avenue Baptist Church sanctuary, now the Meeting Hall at Piedmont College, 595 Prince Avenue. The suggested donation of $10 goes to the childrenâ€™s programs and gets you refreshments that include the favorite foods of the icons being interviewed. I had the pleasure of interviewing Doc Eldridge to kick off the series. Earnest Thompson interviewed Rev. A. R. Killian last Sunday, and the lineup of icons and interviewers (some of them icons in their own right) is: July 28, Claude Williams with Madeline Van Dyck; Aug. 4, Barbara Thurmond Archibald with Judge Lawton Stephens; Aug. 11, Reverend Barbara Brown Taylor with Dr. Barb Benson; Aug. 18, Bertis Downs with Vernon Payne; August 25, Dr. Gordhan Patel with Dr. Jinx Patel. Pat Priest organized the series; Mary Whitehead is emcee.
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Well, Athens-Clarke Commissioner Doug Lowry has the â€œYouâ€™re talking about working individuals, even when youâ€™re Banner-Herald commenter vote locked up. talking about public housing,â€? he said. Lowry, at the commissionâ€™s July 18 agenda-setting meeting, The tax-credit units are reserved for people who earn 60 signaled his intention to oppose redeveloping Jack. R. Wells percent of the local median income, or about $30,000 for a Homes, the Hawthorne Avenue public housing complex popufamily of four. larly known as Pauldoe. When Commissioner Andy Herod asked In other cities that are demolishing public housing to make why, Lowry replied that other cities are getting rid of their way for mixed-income developments, there are fewer affordable â€œpoverty reservations.â€? Public housing breeds intergenerational units, so the poor are being pushed out to the inner suburbs, poverty, and residents are better off mixed in with the rest of where they lack services like transit. Not so at Pauldoe; the the population, he said. higher density means the amount of public housing wonâ€™t â€œIn some of these compounds like Pauldoe, you can be change, but families with different income levels will live next born, live and die,â€? he said. door. Lowry said he hopes that, when he leaves office, Athensâ€™ ridiculously high poverty rate will be lower than when he was elected in 2006. â€œTripling the number of people in poverty is not, I believe, the way to do that,â€? he said. His choice of words drew the righteous fury of Commissioner George Maxwell. â€œI resent very much Mr. Lowry calling these places compounds,â€? he said. â€œâ€Ś They are [neighborhoods where] people live because they canâ€™t afford anything else.â€? Maxwell was raised in Broadacres and went on to become a police officer, a mailman, a preacher and a politician. â€œDonâ€™t tell me nothing good can come out of a place you call a compound,â€? he said. Lowryâ€™s analysis of housing policy was actually correct: Traditional public housing does create pockets of poverty. Thatâ€™s why cities are, in fact, trying new models. The problemâ€”and Lowry should know betterâ€”is that the Pauldoe redevelopment isnâ€™t what This is what Doug Lowry considers a â€œpoverty reservation.â€? he said it is. â€œThis is not a poverty reservation,â€? Commissioner Kathy Hoard said. â€œThere will be people paying market rents â€œIt is a dramatic change, a radical new way of doing there. Itâ€™s not traditional public housing.â€? things,â€? Parker said. Hoard called up Athens Housing Authority Executive The commission vote scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 6 will be Director Rick Parker to explain the project again. (The commison whether to spend $700,000 earmarked for affordable houssion has already heard at least one presentation about it and ing that AHA has paid ACC in lieu of taxes on the $17 million taken a couple of votes.) It will replace Pauldoeâ€™s 125 apartfirst phase, a 100-unit senior assisted living center. (ACCâ€™s ments with 375 â€œvery high endâ€? units. A third will be public contribution will cover demolition and infrastructure like sidehousing, a third will be subsidized with tax credits for the walks and sewers.) Another $1.3 million will come from federal working class, and a third will be leased at market rate. affordable housing grants. AHA will spend $3.2 million, and the â€œThis is essentially the model Commissioner Lowry spoke sale of federal tax credits will net an estimated $11.6 million. about,â€? Parker said. As for the commonly-held notion that public housing resiOccupy Ordinance: The public curfew law, which would set dents are lazy moochers, only 4 percent of AHA households hours for the grounds around government buildings in response receive a welfare check, Parker said. The rest work low-wage to last yearâ€™s Occupy Athens protests, is headed for a resoundjobs or are elderly and on Social Security. ing defeat. Commissioners got the messageâ€”they said they
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Community Gardens: The commissionâ€™s Government Operations Committee settled last week on new zoning regulations that will allow neighborhoods to start community gardens and sell what they grow. Right now, â€œagriculture,â€? as opposed to â€œgardeningâ€?â€”the difference mainly boils down to livestock and whether crops are for sale or for personal consumptionâ€”is only allowed on large suburban and rural lots. If the GOCâ€™s recommendation passes, residents in urban neighborhoods (with the proper permits, of course) will be allowed to created community gardens on vacant lots up to one acre in size and hold farmersâ€™ markets on the property three times a year. A provision regarding setbacks sparked some debate on the committee. â€œI sure donâ€™t want them growing corn on the right of way,â€? NeSmith said. Hoard agreed. â€œYou donâ€™t want corn out to the sidewalk,â€? she said. â€œOf course, there are some houses on my street that could be enhanced by tall corn growing.â€? One acre, though, isnâ€™t nearly enough to build a field of dreams or to make human sacrifices, if you happen to be a child of the corn. Iâ€™d better see everybody lined up at the podium Aug. 6 to complain about this. But Wait! Thereâ€™s More: Check out Flagpole.com for Paul Brounâ€™s take on the proposed Common Core school curriculum, the Jittery Joeâ€™s Roasting Co.â€™s new location and David Schwickâ€™s story on Warren Hill, the convicted murderer whoâ€™s about to be lethally injected with a chemical formula the state is trying to keep a secret. Blake Aued firstname.lastname@example.org
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capitol impact athens rising For many decades, Georgia Power has been the 800 pound gorilla in state politics. Whatever the utility giant wanted, it usually got. Georgia Power has been able to do this in large part because of a Public Service Commission that has been more of a rubber stamp than a regulatory commission. When Georgia Power requested the authority to start charging its customers for the cost of building two nuclear reactors more than six years before the reactors would even start generating their first kilowatt hour of electricity, the PSC granted it. When Georgia Power decided it didn’t want any kind of risk-sharing system that would protect customers from rate gouging if there were huge cost overruns on the Vogtle nuclear project, the PSC did not require the utility to implement one. During the period from 2009 through 2012, when the country endured the worst economic downturn since the great depression and businesses failed left and right, the PSC allowed Georgia Power to keep earning a return of roughly 11 percent on the electricity it generated. Georgia Power’s political power has been just as evident under the Gold Dome. The utility deployed a small army of lobbyists to the capitol hallways in 2009 to secure passage of a bill requiring the PSC to allow Georgia Power to start charging its customers in advance for the cost of the Vogtle nuclear reactors. There was never any doubt that the PSC was going to give Georgia Power permission to levy those nuclear surcharges. I guess the utility just wanted to show the lawmakers who was really the boss. When Sen. Buddy Carter (R-Pooler) introduced a bill that would have allowed property owners to lease solar panels and generate their own electricity in competition with Georgia Power, the utility’s lobbyists swiftly moved in and had the bill killed in committee.
Given this history, it has been an amazing experience to attend recent meetings of the PSC. A few weeks ago, Commissioner Lauren “Bubba” McDonald proposed that Georgia Power be required to take on 525 megawatts of solar generation capacity in addition to its mix of coal-fired plants and nuclear reactors. That’s not a huge amount of solar power—it amounts to less than 2 percent of the utility’s total generation capacity. But Georgia Power’s top executives don’t have a lot of affection for anything that doesn’t involve coal or nuclear energy. Normally, the utility’s lawyers would have brushed aside the McDonald proposal and told the PSC to move on to another topic. Instead, the PSC actually voted 3-2 to approve McDonald’s plan and beef up Georgia Power’s solar capacity. A week later, the PSC began its review of more than $730 million worth of cost overruns on the construction of the Vogtle nuclear reactors. Georgia Power believes that these increases should be passed along to their customers as higher rates. PSC members, on the other hand, are talking about such radical notions as requiring the utility to eat those costs and make shareholders pay for the Vogtle mistakes. This is strange talk indeed from the PSC. It’s almost unheard of for any state government agency to say no to a Georgia Power request. Will the commissioners have the gumption to stand their ground on this issue? If the PSC persists in this course, you can presume that Georgia Power will send its lobbyists back to the capitol next winter and tell the legislature to pass another bill that orders the commissioners to shut up and do whatever the utility asks. If the Legislature also says no, then we’ll know that the earth is shifting in Georgia politics. Tom Crawford email@example.com
Selig’s Firefly Trail Connection Unfortunately, we sometimes forget that Selig Enterprises’ plans for the former Armstrong & Dobbs property meet almost all Athens-Clarke County zoning ordinances, and we don’t have much input on the design process. That said, Selig has revamped its plan several times and, while the plan is not perfect, it is getting better. Tuesday, July 16, Selig met with the Greenway Commission and Rails to Trails Committee to present its preliminary plan for the connective space between its development and the Firefly Trail that will run along the old Georgia Railroad between East Broad Street and the Loop. The presentation was complicated by the fact that the county engineers have yet to design this portion of the bike and pedestrian path. In order to make the entrance from Firefly Trail to the new development more attractive and interesting, Selig is requesting an easement on a strip of government-owned land between their development and the trail.
want to create an attractive view for customers. (The earlier decision to create 15 residential units on the ground floor only applies to the building facing Wilkerson Street.) From the lower plaza, the terrain will gradually run downhill towards Firefly Trail at a 5 percent grade. There will be two paths down to the trail: a longer curved path for bicycles featuring two 5-foot-wide bike lanes and a shorter path with steps for pedestrians. While Selig’s designs are at this point a long way from completion, they do call for native plant species to soften the edges of the lawn, plaza, stairs and paths down to Firefly Trail. Bike racks, benches and trash bins all part of the rails-to-trails plan and will be paid for with SPLOST funds. Committee members also discussed what else could be done with the land where Selig is requesting the easement. The idea of a theater or concert space was tossed around several times and seemed like a very popular idea. The use of the space will ultimately be Stella Smith
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The rail-trail will run from this trailhead off East Broad Street past the Selig development to the bypass. The Mayor and Commission required Selig to present their plans to the Greenway Commission and the Rails to Trails Commission as part of a July 2 vote to approve a special use permit for the development. The plans for the proposed easement meet two requirements: that they include at least 10-feet-wide bike lanes and sidewalks, and those paths have no more than a 5 percent grade from Firefly trail to the development. Selig could build the connection on its own property, but Senior Vice President Jo Ann Chitty said the company wants a visual connection from the development to the trail. The back of the development is the side that will be seen from Firefly Trail. In the center, Selig is proposing a lawn and a plaza. They will be connected by a set of deep steps that run the 120-foot length of the lawn and plaza and can also be used as seating. The lawn can be used for recreation—bocce ball being a popular pick—and the plaza will be paved. Brian Edwards, landscape architect for Selig, said the lawn and plaza were designed to sit at different elevations to respect the existing topography and to activate the space both visually and physically. The overall design calls for commercial space on the ground floor of the buildings flanking the lawn and plaza, with much of the commercial space designated for restaurants with patios. Selig representatives said they
up to the Athens-Clarke County government and not Selig Enterprises. Beyond connecting their development to Firefly Trail, Selig will not have any input into what happens in this narrow corridor of land because they do not own it. It is government-owned land and Selig is only requesting an easement to build two trails. Selig’s willingness to build a pathway to connect with Firefly Trail is a far cry from its original design that had a monolithic parking deck towering over the path. While the design is still not where many people want it— committee members complained that it needs less student housing and parking, smaller proportions and more varied architecture—it is getting better and more in tune with what our community wants. As voiced by many people, Athens is not Atlanta, and Athenians don’t want a development that belongs in Atlanta. We want a development that belongs in Athens. Although they disliked the development as a whole, the members of the Rails to Trails Committee and the Greenway Commission thought the proposed path design by Selig was good enough for Athens and that it did not negatively affect the rail-trail. The path design proposal will now go on to the Mayor and Commission for a vote Aug. 6. Stella Smith
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Is It Coincidence that the ADDA Executive Director and the Auditor Both Got Canned? hen the Athens Downtown Development Authority board voted not to renew former executive director Kathryn Lookofsky’s contract in December the party line was that they had mutually decided to part ways. Documents obtained by Flagpole through open records requests indicate that Lookofsky was forced out in spite of seven years of competent job performance, and that the collateral damage hastened the end of the 20-year career of the county auditor, whose report on the ADDA put the blame for downtown problems on the Athens-Clarke County government rather than on Lookofsky.
ACC government’s public relations officer until moving to California last year, wrote in support of Lookofsky, as did downtown police and Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau officials. ADDA and ACC employees mostly praised her in anonymous performance reviews. In particular, Lookofsky drew high marks for marketing downtown. “She developed a visual identity for the district and set about encouraging people to understand the many facets of business—both day and night, retail and hospitality,” Turner wrote in June. “She also examined the reasons people gave for NOT coming downtown and diligently worked to overcome the wrong impressions people had of downtown.” Annual sales of gift certificates redeemable at dozens of downtown businesses tripled to $60,000, which Turner called “nothing short of extraordinary.” Lookofsky oversaw the creation
want for themselves, what the Board members want, as well as what it would take to attract more business to Athens,” one ACC employee wrote. “More often than not, those separate considerations are not parallel, and create difficulties for anyone trying to find the best practices that will benefit all parties. I give credit to Kathryn for maintaining an ambassador’s demeanor while executing her duties.” While the Athens Downtown Development Authority is independent from the county government, it relies on the government for funding, and the job of executive director involves talking to county staff about issues like trash pickup and potholes. “She works extremely well with multiple departments within the ACC Government as well as businesses, organizations and visitors alike,” another county employee wrote in a performance review.
According to County Auditor John Wolfe’s notes, some ADDA board members had already made up their minds prior to the Dec. 18 meeting where they voted not to renew Lookofsky’s contract. Mayor Nancy Denson told Wolfe, according to his notes, that the vote not to renew Lookofsky’s contract could have been close, but the board members decided to make it unanimous. (Most auditors look strictly at finances, but in Athens-Clarke County, the auditor and staff examine how departments operate, trying to find efficiencies and solutions to operating and space problems.) Denson’s reasons for wanting to get rid of Lookofsky, according to Wolfe’s notes, were that Lookofsky appealed only to people who work downtown at night—bar and restaurant employees—and didn’t fit with daytime business owners. Wolfe’s notes also quote the mayor as saying that Lookofsky “dresses too young, she wears her clothes too tight.” Denson denied making those comments. “I really have nothing negative to say about Kathryn,” Athens-Clarke Auditor John Wolfe’s chair sits empty earlier this month after the commission did not renew his contract. she said. “That is not the kind of thing that would come out of my mouth… It of a new website, partnered with University of “Given clear direction and priorities, I was very disappointing to hear that.” Georgia public relations classes, participated believe Kathryn can be quite effective in proLookofsky did have extensive support in student and faculty orientations, bought moting and improving downtown Athens,” ACC among downtown merchants and government ads on Athens Transit buses and BikeAthens’ Central Services Director David Fluck wrote. officials outside the ADDA. As part of a “360 map of bike lanes, used local music in radio (degree) review” of Lookofsky’s performance, and television ads, built up a stock of profesboard member Brian Brodrick solicited feedsional photos of downtown, started offering back in June, 2012 from business owners and downtown-branded promotional materials like county officials concerning Lookofsky. Flagpole pens and stickers, and ramped up the ADDA’s The outpouring was not enough to save her also obtained these responses through an social media presence with a YouTube chanjob. Denson noted that “it’s not a popularity open records request. nel and a Facebook page that has more than contest.” Five of the seven members of the Cat Bobon of Cillie’s Clothing was one of 15,000 “likes.” The branding campaign was ADDA board gave her a mixed performance several retailers who urged the board to renew “top notch,” according to Amy Clark, former review before renewing her contract last Lookofsky’s contract, noting that she often Convention and Visitors Bureau leisure travel summer. shopped in her store. Then-chairwoman Erica marketing director. Areas in which the board said at the time Cascio, who went on to vote not to renew Downtown stakeholders also praised that Lookofsky “needs improvement” included Lookofsky’s contract, replied that “she is a Lookofsky’s ability to navigate among downcommunicating with the board, keeping the priceless resource for downtown Athens.” town’s disparate interests. “Kathryn’s goals board informed to avoid surprises, being open Sandi Turner, who lived and owned busiappear to me to center around finding a fair to ideas from the board and following up on nesses downtown, as well as serving as the balance between what businesses in Athens issues raised by the board.
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The board and Lookofsky disagreed on whether to hire UGA professor Jack Crowley to write a downtown master plan on the cheap or hire a private firm, whether to move the ADDA’s offices to the Chamber of Commerce building and who is responsible for keeping downtown clean. In interviews with auditors in 2012, board members disagreed on a number of important issues, such as the need for more downtown events like a 2011 food truck festival, how much the ADDA should focus on parking, and whether it should be in the parking business at all. (The county government contracts with the downtown development authority to enforce parking laws and operate several downtown decks and surface lots.) Bill Overend, now the authority chairman, told Wolfe the board lacked vision and cohesion. Brodrick said members didn’t have enough training. Former board member Tony Arnold, owner of Jackson Street Books, said the board didn’t function very well when he was on it. Former mayor Heidi Davison, who served on the board by virtue of her office from 20032010, was even harsher. Davison said the board—made up of the mayor, a commissioner (currently Mike Hamby), an Athens Area Chamber of Commerce representative (Brian Brodrick), two downtown business owners and two downtown property owners (Bill Overend, Chris Blackmon, Erica Cascio and Regina Quick) appointed by the mayor and commission—is too small, lacks perspective, training and leadership, excludes people who live, eat and shop downtown and doesn’t understand the extent or limits of its power. A lot of these problems were solved at an ADDA retreat in September where board members all got on the same page, Hamby said. According to a summary of that retreat, board members brainstormed more than 100 tasks and goals, with a focus on converting bars into offices. A month after the retreat, Lookofsky worked out a deal with the tech startup incubator FourAthens to lease vacant office space at a discount. A few of the tasks were contradictory; for example, the board said Lookofsky should stop participating in biweekly meetings with ACC department heads, after having emphasized the need for cooperation with ACC. In the end, Lookofsky was given three months to accomplish things that even the board felt would take 18-24 months to complete.
The Fallout By last December, county officials already had a pretty good idea of what the audit of the downtown development office would
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Does Kathryn Lookofsky look like she’s dressed too young? report, although it would not be made public until the following month. Auditor Wolfe apparently knew that he was in trouble, although no one will say why. In a cryptic entry in his notes from his Dec. 18 interview with Denson, Wolfe quotes himself asking Denson how long he would be on “probation” and what he could do to remedy the situation. Wolfe’s notes quote Denson as saying, “I don’t know if you can.” Wolfe’s personnel file, also obtained by Flagpole, includes no mention of probation, though. In fact, records show that he received merit-based raises in a number of the 20 years he was auditor. “We had seen very little work product for the past two years,” Denson told Flagpole. “That’s why I felt like he’d lost the confidence of the commission.” Prior to the ADDA audit released Jan. 18, Wolfe’s office produced a report on the Solid Waste Department in April 2011 and a followup on county probation services that October. The ADDA audit took 14 months to complete, several sources said, because Wolfe felt political pressure to come up with an excuse to fire Lookofsky. One source called the idea of a connection between the ADDA audit’s recommendations and Wolfe’s firing “very accurate.” Was there pressure on Wolfe to produce a certain outcome? “Not to my knowledge,” Denson said. “I don’t know what other people did.” When asked the same question, Hamby replied, “That’s not true at all,” adding that he was happy with the audit in general, although he thought it missed a few issues, like trucks unloading in center lanes. “The only thing I ever said was, ‘John, when’s the audit going to be done?’” Hamby said. The ACC Mayor and Commission, who were fingered by the auditor’s report for skimping on resources to clean up downtown, met behind closed doors Jan. 2 and again Jan. 17 to discuss personnel matters. In those
meetings, they made the decision to fire Wolfe, although it wasn’t formalized until June, when his two-year contract wasn’t renewed. The ADDA audit “was not talked about in the meeting about Kathryn (Dec. 18), nor in the meetings about John,” Denson said. If Wolfe was dragging his feet, he wasn’t the only one. The ACC commission’s Audit Committee never met during that time period. And, six months after the audit was released, the ADDA board still hasn’t released a response to it that members said they would write in February. (It could be ready within the week, Hamby said.) Hamby had pushed for a cleaner downtown and had called cleanliness (or lack thereof) the biggest complaint about downtown. He had pressured Lookofsky to do something about it. In spite of the audit’s recommendations putting the responsibility for cleaning up downtown on the county government, of which he is a part, Hamby told the county commission’s Audit Committee in February to leave downtown cleanup to the ADDA, of which he is also a part. “We’re literally coming up with a strategy to make sure downtown’s clean,” he said. “Give us a chance to finish that discussion.” Meanwhile, the auditor’s office is shuttered, and Wolfe’s two former employees are working in other departments. The gossip in political circles is that those positions may never be filled, that the mayor and commission may abolish the job of auditor. That’s been suggested, according to Denson, but “it is of great value to the government,” she said. According to the mayor, the commission is scheduling a retreat, where it will discuss refining and restructuring the position of auditor. “I think we need the right person in that job,” Denson said. Blake Aued firstname.lastname@example.org
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movie dope Some releases may not be showing locally this week. • indicates new review AFTER EARTH (PG-13) “Excruciatingly boring” sums up After Earth. Did you watch Castaway and think the film would be better with Jaden Smith substituting for Tom Hanks and Jaden’s papa, Will, for Wilson? Then enjoy this bland hunk of science fiction. After their spaceship crash lands, a father and son (the Smiths) are stranded on Earth, abandoned by humanity years earlier. This flick should have been The Smith Family Robinson; instead, it’s another shovelful of dirt in M. Night Shyamalan’s cinematic grave. BEFORE MIDNIGHT (R) Jesse and Celine (Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy) have come a long ways from 1995’s Before Sunrise. Our third glimpse into Jesse and Celine’s lives paints a realistic landscape of adult relationships founded upon love. Many viewing pairs will see themselves, arguing and rearguing their own alternatingly petty and weighty complaints. (Ciné) k BLUE JASMINE (PG-13) Oh my god! Andrew Dice Clay in a Woody Allen movie? I’m so in. Not to mention Louis C.K., Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard. I don’t even need to know what the film’s plot is. (A rich woman moves in with her down to earth sister after her cheating husband loses everything.) Apparently, Allen’s back from his European sojourn, though he hasn’t returned to New York yet; this drama is set in San Francisco. BUGS BUNNY’S 75th BIRTHDAY BASH Come celebrate that wascally wabbit’s dodranscentennial as part of the Ciné Summer Classic Movie Series! It’s fun for the entire family. First appearing in 1938’s “Porky’s Hare Hunt,” Bugs made his starring debut in 1940’s “A Wild Hare.” Legendarily voiced by Mel Blanc, Bugs developed into Warner’s official mascot and rival to Disney’s Mickey Mouse. This special 16mm film collects many of Bugs’ classic cartoons, courtesy of famed animators such as Chuck Jones and Tex Avery. (Ciné) • THE CONJURING (R) James Wan has directed several horror films since bursting on the scene with the original Saw. Insidious looked like it would be his masterpiece, but a mushy final act stole the goodwill generated by a wonderful setup. Not so with Wan’s The Conjuring. Ed and Lorraine Warren
(Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) investigate the things that go bump in the night. Most times, a rational explanation solves the case; sometimes, it’s something paranormal. The occurrences in the Perron family’s new house are not just paranormal; they’re malevolent. Wan stages the Perron’s haunting with utmost care for miseen-scene and framing. Don’t expect a lot of CGI ghosties. From the font in the opening credits, the film harkens back to the 70s and places itself not as a wannabe, but as a peer next to such modern classics as The Amityville Horror and (dare I type it) The Exorcist. Horror movies don’t get much better than this flick nowadays. THE CROODS (PG) A family of cavemen—dad Grug (v. Nicolas Cage), mom Ugga (v. Catherine Keener), teen daughter Eep (v. Emma Stone), dumb son Thunk (v. Clarke Duke), feral baby Sandy and grandma (v. Cloris Leachman)—are forced on a cross-country road trip after their cave is destroyed by the impending “end of the world.” Fortunately, Eep meets Guy (v. Ryan Reynolds), whose developed brain filled with “ideas” might just help them all survive. DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG) Gru (v. Steve Carell) may no longer be a master criminal, utilizing his freeze rays and other diabolical inventions to raise his three adopted daughters. When a new super villain steals a dangerous, experimental serum, the Anti Villain League enlists Gru’s assistance. Despicable Me 2 has no shot at surpassing expectations like its underdog predecessor, and its appeal to anyone over ten probably depends on one’s tolerance for the Minions, whose roles have been enlarged with their own spinoff in the works for 2014. Still, it’s a funny movie for kids and parents. EPIC (PG) Epic is like Star Wars in a forest; wait, that would just be Return of the Jedi. Unbeknownst to humanity, the forests are protected by the Leafmen, who constantly do battle with the Boggans, led by Mandrake (v. Christoph Waltz). When M.K. (v. Amanda Seyfried) is magically transported to their world, she must ensure the survival of the forest. The movie, based on William Joyce’s book, The Leafmen, does far too little to avoid Star Wars comparisons; it practically invites them. See bird racing (pod
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racing) and the two slugs who give off a distinct R2D2/C3PO sidekick vibe. GRAND ILLUSION 1937. The Ciné Summer Classic Movie Series continues with a classic from one of my all-time favorite foreign filmmakers, Jean Renoir. Jean Gabin and Pierre Fresnay star as two French soldiers plotting to escape a German prison camp under the control of Captain von Rauffenstein (played by Greed director Erich von Stroheim). Come see this classic anti-war film, newly restored for its 75th anniversary, as it was meant to be seen. (Ciné) THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13) Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!) tackles F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best known novel and brings his Romeo, Leonardo DiCaprio, with him. If you’ve never read The Great Gatsby, you should, especially
about how refreshing it is to watch a buddy cop comedy starring two women. Writer Katie Dippold and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig never explain away Ashburn and Mullins’ tough, brash exteriors as shields needed to survive their male dominated profession. Ashburn’s just weird and Mullins grew up with four brothers. The Heat may not be smoking, but after a barren first act, it’s pretty darn funny. THE INTERNSHIP (PG-13) After losing their jobs, two middle-aged salesmen played by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson snag a coveted Google internship. Prepare for hilarious (doubtful) culture clashes as these two old dogs attempt to learn some new tricks, while teaching the young whippersnappers a thing or two in the process. The trailer, with its glimpses at the comedy’s old
Dots & stripes are out. before you see Luhrmann’s adaptation. Tobey Maguire stars as Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner drawn into Gatsby’s circle, which includes the married Buchanans, Tom and Daisy (Joel Edgerton and Carey Mulligan). GROWN UPS 2 (PG-13) With nary a grown-up in it, this sequel to Adam Sandler’s second biggest box office hit of all time is worse than its subpar predecessor. Former Hollywood bigshot Lenny Feder (Sandler) moves his family back to his tiny hometown, but rather than spend time with them, he mostly hangs out with his childhood besties. Grown Ups 2’s biggest accomplishment is how worthless it is. Argue all you want about what a great guy Sandler is, because at this point in his career you’ll find it impossible to convince someone he’s still funny, or better yet, relevant. That being said, it’s already a box office smash, the monster from the depths that’s destroying the much more entertaining Pacific Rim. Good job, America. THE HANGOVER PART III (R) Gone are the weddings, the hangovers and the amnesia. The Wolfpack—Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis)—now find themselves thrust directly into a Charlie Huston crime novel. Give writer-director Todd Phillips and crew credit for the old college try, but recapturing the comic freshness of the first Hangover once, much less twice, has proven too Herculean a humorous task. THE HEAT (R) Uptight FBI agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) needs the help of foulmouthed, unpopular Boston cop Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) to take down a dangerous drug lord. Bullock and McCarthy don’t have Fey/Pohler chemistry. Nevertheless, enough cannot be said
dudes v. youngsters gags, sets up a less than epic showdown between The Internship and Grown Ups 2 for least funny live action comedy of the summer. KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN (R) Kevin Hart is one of the more entertaining and, more importantly, least disappointing stand-up comics turned actor. If you missed his return to the stage for the 2012 “Let Me Explain” world tour, you can now catch his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden in this concert film which may or may not have been directed by the Tim Story of Fantastic Four and Barbershop fame. THE LONE RANGER (PG-13) Is the Lone Ranger that hard to get right? This second failed attempt to bring the masked man back to the big screen (do you recall 1981’s Legend of the Lone Ranger?) reunites Johnny Depp with his Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski for another bloated blockbuster that misses the mark. Depp’s Indian savant Tonto is one of the oater’s strengths; the star swaggers and mugs like a silent film star. Otherwise, this over-plotted, overlong origin story establishes the wrong tone for its masked hero. With Tonto providing the comic relief, John Reid (Armie Hammer) should have been a onetrack-minded vigilante of justice—the Lone Ranger as a cowboy Batman. He’s not a natural Wild West lawman though; he leaves a lot of the heavy lifting to Tonto. MAN OF STEEL (PG-13) The extended time spent with Superman’s birth parents on dying Krypton is the film’s strongest, most original segment. The middle chunk, retelling Kal-El’s transformation from a hunky Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) into Superman, intriguingly tweaks a well-known origin with
the benefit of fatherly wisdom from Kevin Costner’s Jonathan Kent. Despite some well-executed set pieces pitting Superman against fellow Kryptonian General Zod (Michael Shannon) and his alien army, the final act never fully takes flight. Instead, the blockbuster soars in fits and starts, seeming most confident in its final frames than the previous hour and a half of repetitive conflict. MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (G) So let’s call it a slump. Cars 2 was a clunker; Brave was good verging on really good but not close to great; and Monsters University lacks the Pixar pop of their undeniably great features (Up, Wall-E, Toy Story 3). In this prequel to Monsters, Inc., we learn how Mike (v. Billy Crystal) and Sully (v. John Goodman) met. Apparently, the two scarers didn’t start as best buds. First, they were scaring rivals at Monsters University. This Revenge of the Monster Nerds doesn’t creatively bend college life for monsters as one would expect from Pixar. Fortunately, the animation, especially the creature design, is as lush and lifelike as ever. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (PG-13) Joss Whedon’s pretty much a genius. Naturally, the guy can do Shakespeare too. Alexis Denisof (Mr. Alyson Hannigan) and Amy “Fred/Illyria” Acker wittily bicker as Benedick and Beatrice, the pair of lovers who cannot stand one another. Reconnecting when Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) visits Leonato (Clark Gregg), Benedick and Beatrice become the focus of everyone’s attention prior to the wedding of young Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Hero (Jillian Morgese). Decide for yourself which is more lush, the gorgeous black and white cinematography or the Elizabethan language. Fans of Whedon’s previous television works will find much to gush over. Whedon plus Shakespeare is a match made in heaven. Prithee, do thine own self a favor and get thy butt to Ciné before the party’s over. (Ciné) ONLY GOD FORGIVES (R) Following his second film with Blue Valentine’s Derek Cianfrance, Ryan Gosling’s back working with Drive’s Nicholas Winding Refn, who received a Palme d’Or nomination for this ultraviolent crime thriller. A cooler than cool drug dealer (does Gosling play a character any other way?) is bated into seeking vengeance on his brother’s killer by his domineering mother (Kristin Scott Thomas). I don’t think I have seen a trailer promising a film this badass since, well, Drive. (Ciné) PACIFIC RIM (PG-13) A portal to another dimension opens in the Pacific, unleashing giant monsters called Kaiju on humanity, who builds giant robots called Jaegers to counter them. Years into a losing war, the Jaeger program leader, Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), takes one last chance, sending the last surviving robots and pilots (including Charlie Hunnam) to close the portal for good. The most well-realized blockbuster of its kind, Pacific Rim delivers the childlike robot action missing from all three misguided Transformers flicks. Writerdirector Guillermo del Toro’s smartest move was leaving the snark and the cynicism to lesser movies (Sharknado, anyone?), and Pacific Rim delivers on the geek promise of his previous features.
• RED 2 (PG-13) Red 2 is a lot of fun. What more did you expect? Retired Extremely Dangerous CIA operative Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is trying to live a quiet life with his girlfriend, Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker). But then his paranoid pal, Martin (John Malkovich), shows up, and another caper begins. This time, the boys (and girl) are being hunted by everyone, including an old pal, Victoria Winters (Helen Mirren), and an old enemy, Han Cho Bai (Byung-hun Lee). The quips fly as fast as the bullets, and the script by Jon and Erich Hoeber isn’t as lousy a shot as one might expect from the Whiteout writers. Director Dean Parisot corrals his lead cats, especially the typically bored Willis, efficiently. Red 2 won’t set the world on fire, but if your old 80s action VHS tapes have worn thin, this new movie will fit the bill quite nicely. R.I.P.D. (PG-13) This flick looks like Men in Black with the undead. Based on the comic book by Peter M. Lenkov, R.I.P.D. partners Jeff Bridges, as a dead lawman named Roy Pulsipher, and Ryan Reynolds, as a recently deceased police detective named Nick Walker. Together, this dead duo tries to capture the evil spirits that mean humanity harm. The first time I saw the trailer I was intrigued; the gags have been quickly worn thin by subsequent viewings. THE ROOM (R) The Room, from baffling “auteur” Tommy Wiseau, might be the Mona Lisa of bad movies; its greatness lies in its mysterious smile, which a laughing Wiseau trots out at the oddest moments. Johnny (writer-producer-director-star-charlatan Wiseau) is engaged to “beautiful” blonde Lisa (Juliette Danielle), who embarks on an affair with Johnny’s “best friend,” Mark (Greg Sestero), for no apparent reason. The Room will leave you with so many questions that don’t need answering. THE TO DO LIST (R) I really want this teen comedy to be good, mostly so that Aubrey Plaza can become a bigger star, a la Emma Stone in Easy A. Before heading off to college, a sexually inexperienced, straight A student (Plaza) makes a to do list of experiences she needs to have before setting foot on campus. Maggie Carey, a “Funny or Die Presents…” alum, directs from her own screenplay. With Bill Hader (writer-director Carey’s hubby), Alia Shawkat, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Andy Samberg and Donald Glover. • TURBO (PG) Why, in a cinematic world so accepting of superheroes, is the idea of a racing snail so absurd? I don’t know, but it is. After a first act highlighted by endearing animation and stellar voice work from Ryan Reynolds and Paul Giamatti, Turbo gets stupid, as the main mollusk is imbued with the abilities of a car (not just speed but alarm, radio and headlights) after a freak accident involving a street racer and some nitrous. After buddying up with a taco-making fellow named Tito (Michael Pena), Turbo and his other racing snail pals—including Whiplash (v. Samuel L. Jackson) and Smoove Move (v. Snoop Dogg)—head to the Indy 500, where they will face off against defending champion and world’s greatest racecar driver, Guy Gagne (v. Bill Hader). Turbo will mostly appeal to those kiddies for whom Cars has run out of gas. I never imagined animated snails could be so appealing. Turbo definitely benefits from one of the best voice casts of the summer. WHITE HOUSE DOWN (PG-13) In White House, Channing Tatum stars as D.C. cop John Cale, who must protect the President (Jamie Foxx) and rescue his precocious daughter (Joey King) after terrorists take over the White House. Disaster master Roland Emmerich stages the destruction with his usual crowd-pleasing clarity.
THE WOLVERINE (PG-13) With Walk the Lineâ€™s James Mangold (just imagine if the filmâ€™s first director, Darren Aronofsky, had stuck around) in the directorâ€™s chair, The Wolverine canâ€™t be worse than its predecessor, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, right? The movie also uses Frank Millerâ€™s classic miniseries as a framework, as Wolverine ventures to Japan. This fanboy is pretty
stoked, even if they are trotting out one of my top two least favorite superhero tropesâ€”the loss of powers. WORLD WAR Z (PG-13) Former U.N. employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is sent around the globe to discover the source of the zombie pandemic threatening to wipe out humanity. Director Marc Forster turns Max â€œSon of Melâ€? Brooksâ€™ oral history of the zombie conflict into
a more focused â€œone hero must race time to save the world,â€? and it works. Minor quibbles range from a lack of blood (blame the need for a PG-13 rating to recoup the massive budget) and way too fast, superstrong zombies; still, itâ€™s more exciting than the second season of â€œThe Walking Dead.â€? Drew Wheeler
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ONLY GOD FORGIVES (R) When Danish director/writer Nicolas Winding Refn (Valhalla Rising, Drive) and actor Ryan Gosling first teamed up on the hyper-stylized â€˜80s throwback crime movie Drive in 2011, there was a sort of strange magic unfurling. In Drive, Refnâ€”a filmmaker uniquely able to convey a sense of formal cool precision and bloodthirsty enthusiasm at the same timeâ€”utilized the conventions of the crime genre in a manner we hadnâ€™t seen in a long time. He was a subversive at play, digging his way into the material with perverse delight, undermining the role of the strong-but-silent American hero and remaking him as a Bush/Cheney-era psychopath. What made the accomplishment so remarkable was that Refn had cast one of the most interesting American actors of his
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gold crusted underneath his bruised heart. Heâ€™s anything but that, however. Beneath his good looks, tastefully elegant appearance and cool, Steve McQueen demeanor, Julian is a raging murderer. Heâ€™s also a transgressive cripple, a modern-day Oedipus sickly attracted to his domineering, vampy mother. But Julian is in no way as fallen as his older brother, Billy (Tom Burke), the sibling who sparks the whole revenge drama that serves as the narrative structure of the movie. In most revenge dramas, the act of blood honor is typically viewed as a redemptive force, like in Tarantinoâ€™s movies since Kill Bill. But here, Refn portrays revenge as purely nihilistic. The nobility in bloodshed is cosmetic and hollow. Itâ€™s infused with nothing but pain and leads only further into nightmare
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Ryan Gosling generation, Gosling, as his conduit for artistic malfeasance. Gosling resonates on screen with that rare ambisexuality that most all great movie stars convey (think Barbara Stanwyck or Marlon Brando), enticing to both male and female viewers, yet also equipped with a dangerous, violent screen presence that generates a disconcerting tension in his performances. Gosling may appear on screen as approachable wish-fulfillment, but underneath the simulacra of all-American goodness is one pure nasty piece of work. Near the end of Refnâ€™s latest, Only God Forgives, Kristin Scott Thomasâ€”playing a ruthless drug queenpin named Crystal and mother to main protagonist Julian (Gosling)â€”speaks honestly to Lt. Chang (Vithaya Pansringarm), a horrifyingly determined Thai cop, about her son. Like her offspring, Crystal is all subterfuge, but at this moment in the movie she bares it all to Chang, aware that savage truth is her only recompense. â€œHeâ€™s a very dangerous boy,â€? she says. Itâ€™s a simple yet startling line. But sheâ€™s right. Julian is bad news, yet he is propped up as the â€œheroâ€? of this hypnotic, extremely violent cinematic revenge poem. In any other action movie of this kind, Julian would clearly be our demonstrable kick-ass hero, the stalwart tough guy with a heart of
territory. When Julian finally gets his chance to go mano-o-mano with Chang in the Muay Thai ring for their dramatic showdown, the results are anything but reassuring. Chang, a rigidly authoritarian police officer and family man who would be the hero in countless other movies, is likewise unhinged. Yet he ultimately serves as a surrogate father figure to his opponents, exacting a vicious punishment for their moral weakness with every punch, kick and beat down. Chang is branded as the nominal â€œbad guyâ€? of the picture, but in any other movie heâ€™d be the glorified warrior/cop/ authoritarian hero. That kind of subversion of the action story is really the core of Only God Forgives, and highlights how Refn gleefully messes with traditional ideas of the good and evil dichotomy. In the end, the real star of Only God Forgives is Refn himself. This is a ruthlessly clever and stylized affair. Itâ€™s not for everyone. Unlike Drive, which was an arty take on B-movie crime conventions but always adherent to a strong plot, Only God Forgives is brazenly dismissive of traditional commercial cinema. Itâ€™s an aggressive, hallucinatory, poetic mood piece, but one that bites. Hard. Derek Hill
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ComeBack Revisiting The Joyful Anguish of 11:11 I t’s been over two decades since Boston-based post-punk quartet Come released its stunning debut album, 11:11, via Matador Records. But listening back to the experimental, guitar-driven collection, nothing sounds dated. Featuring the raspy, howling voice of guitarist Thalia Zedek and the textured, Stones-ian slide-guitar work of Chris Brokaw, the bold collection is emotionally intense and often jarring. “It’s an unusual rock record,” says Zedek, who says she is pleased to be back on the road this year with her original bandmates in support of a deluxe reissue of the previously outof-print album. “It’s the sound of the four us after playing for months on end, coming up with our own musical language.” Anchoring the tangle of moody guitar noise and guttural singing on 11:11 is a rhythm section comprised of two veterans of the 1980s Athens scene: bassist Sean O’Brien (Kilkenny Cats, Fashion Battery) and drummer Arthur Johnson (of BarB-Q Killers fame). By 1990, Johnson and O’Brien had relocated from Georgia to Boston to pursue new musical and academic opportunities, and thus begins the story of Come. Brokaw, who had arrived in Boston in the mid-’80s, was a guitarist, though his first gig was as the drummer for slowcore band Codeine. Zedek, who had moved to Boston in the late ‘70s from Washington, D.C., played in indie bands White Women, the Dangerous Birds, Uzi and Cell before joining New York-based avant-noise project Live Skull. “Chris and I met through a guitar player named Jerry DiRienzo, a friend I had in Cell, which was sort of going on simultaneously with Live Skull,” Zedek says. “Jerry referred to Chris as an awesome guitarist and a big influence. He invited Chris to jam with us. I thought he was amazing, and we had a great rapport right away.” When Live Skull broke up in 1990, Zedek moved back to Boston and called Brokaw. The timing was perfect, as Brokaw had just hooked up with Johnson and O’Brien. “Live Skull had toured with the Bar-B-Q Killers, so I’d been a big fan of Arthur’s drumming for some time,” Zedek says. Johnson fondly remembers the musical chemistry that he and his new bandmates developed right away. “I’m not sure what
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we were trying to accomplish,” he says, “but… we knew we had a good connection.” Come released a 12-inch single, “Car,” on Sub Pop in 1991. In 1992, the band entered Fort Apache Studios in Cambridge, MA with producers Tim O’Heir and Carl Plaster. The foursome recorded and mixed 11:11 in eight quick days, and Matador released the nine-song collection at the end of the year. The unprocessed production quality of the album holds up well today, from the jangly, distorted guitar tones to the raw, rumbly sound of the drums and bass. “When I listen back to 11:11, I have very little quibble with the performances of any of us—and I can be very critical, especially of my drumming,” Johnson says. “I think [the producers] did a great job of capturing our live sounds. It was an extremely good representation of what we sounded like at that time.” The 11:11 collaborations showcased a remarkable balance of anguish and joy. Songs like the lumbering “Brand New Vein” and the stark, unhurried “Off to One Side” rely on minimal arrangements and gradual crescendos, while riffy, cacophonous rockers like the waltzy but brutal “Dead Molly” or anthemic “Fast Piss Blues” boil over with delight. Meanwhile, the lyrics were often grim. “Some people assumed that all of the lyrics were about me,” says Zedek, who was recovering from heroin addiction at the time. “There was this misconception that we were all druggies and everything, sort of based on the music, [but] actually, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Both Chris and I were totally clean. Some people assumed that we were really depressed, but these songs were written after I came out of a really bad time. We weren’t really dark, fucked-up people.” There were shake-ups down the road. Shortly after releasing the 1994 album Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Johnson and O’Brien announced their departures from Come. Drummer Kevin Coutlas and bassist Tara Jane O’Neil (both of indie band Rodan) replaced them, performing on 1996’s Near Life Experience and 1998’s Gently, Down the Stream. That version of the group played its final show in London in 1998.
But in 2010, the original four members of Come reunited to play a number of shows, including Matador’s 21st anniversary festival in Las Vegas and the TraniWreck Festival in Boston. Then, earlier this year, the band announced it would tour the UK, Europe and the U.S. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 11:11. “The first time we rehearsed ‘Dead Molly,’ it actually sounded pretty good—like we still knew what we were doing,” Johnson says. “Those first [reunion] shows were very exhilarating for us… On this tour, about two weeks in, we’d gotten to a point that I’d forgotten we could get to… I think that we’re communicating better, on stage and in general, these days. “Some people who saw us back in the day say that we sound better now than we did back then,” he continues, “so maybe we’re doing things right.” Matador’s Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition of 11:11 hit shelves in May. Concurrently, Come toured from London to Prague, and last month the group embarked on a bi-coastal stateside summer tour that concludes with shows in and around Johnson and O’Brien’s old stomping grounds—the band will play the 40 Watt and Atlanta’s EARL this weekend. “This is the least stressed-out I’ve ever felt playing with any band,” Zedek says of the current trek. “It’s kind of weird. But the chemistry is still there, and we’re such a unit on stage. These guys are all such great musicians, and I have a great deal of confidence in them. I go into every show feeling totally confident that it’s going to be a great show. It’s a unique feeling.” T. Ballard Lesemann
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Tell Me Something Good: Jared Collins of k i d s is pulling a rabbit out of what looks like the old Mercer West magic hat and hosting an open mic night each Monday at Go Bar until October. Thatâ€™s right, just about 10 more weeks of radical shenanigans each Monday night. When pressed for details, Collins told Mike White Âˇ deadlydesigns.com
Shaved Christ me, â€œ[People] just show up. Itâ€™s total anarchy.â€? What this means is that this event is wide-open with no sign-up required, which someone with less savoir-faire might make mandatory. The call is open to, in Collinsâ€™ words, â€œMusicians, poets, public speakers, time travelers, winners, losers, wannabes, anybodies, somebodies and everybodies.â€? So, just show up. All Kidding Aside: In related news, aforementioned beautiful Birdhouse Collection people k i d s are heading out on tour with Jacksonville, FL pop heartbreakers Black Kids. By the time you read this, theyâ€™ll have done a trio of shows together before taking a break and gearing up for several East Coast shows next month. Word on the street is that k i d s will be trying out a completely new soundâ€” again!â€”but wonâ€™t reveal it to Athens until they get back home. So hold your breath, super-fans. For information, you can try thebirdhousecollection.com. More Than A Mouthful: The Ogden, UT-based Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine will host its second annual conference at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at UGA Friday and Saturday, July 26â€“27. The event is described by its organizers as an attempt to â€œexplore the
unanswered questions regarding the efficacies of all forms of music on the human body, mind and soul.â€? In addition to 20-plus panels and speakers, the event will feature live performances by Spirit Grass (Friday, 8 p.m.), The Athens Master Chorale (Saturday, 1 p.m.) and Brazilian musicians Carlos H. Costa and Joana Christina Brito de Azevedo (Friday, 4 p.m.) All performances take place in the schoolâ€™s Edge Recital Hall. Thereâ€™s no question anymore about the healing properties of music, or its effect on the physical and psychological well-being of a person. There is, however, a mountain of questions regarding why every academic organization has to employ a billion words in its title and render its initials a meaningless mush of unmemorable letters. See for yourself, and get more information on the conference and the ISQRMM, via facebook. com/ISQRMM and Isqrmm.org. Vinyl Frontiers: Vespolina released the LP version of its latest full-length record a couple of weeks ago. Titled Ribbon Chaser, the album features a really good hunk of songwriting that could easily be filed somewhere alongside Jackson Browne and Graham Parker. Stream it at athensvespolina.bandcamp.com, and visit the band at facebook.com/vespolina. From the other side of the devilâ€™s highway comes the new 7-inch single by Shaved Christ. Appropriately named Bad Mind, itâ€™s got five tracks of the bandâ€™s telltale semi-trad hardcore. You know, after seeing the band live so many times over the years, I can honestly say theyâ€™ve never sounded better than they do right here. Hell of a calling card, fellas. Stream it at shavedchrist.bandcamp.com and check local stores for physical copies.
Lights All Night: The buzz went â€˜round the world last week when details about the new Elf Power album were announced. The record is called Sunlight on the Moon, and it was recorded in multiple locations, including the home studio of Elf Power founder and frontman Andrew Rieger, Gypsy Farm Studios in Lavonia, GA and Jesse Mangumâ€™s The Glow Recording Studio ourside Athens. Several of the songs were recorded as they were being written at Riegerâ€™s house, with Andrew playing all the basic tracks and the rest of the band adding their contributions during recording sessions at The Glow Recording Studio. Employing a shifting lineup throughout most of its existence, the band now consists of Rieger, longtime collaborator Laura Carter, James Huggins (of Montreal) and Peter Alvanos. Elf Power will tour with Neutral Milk Hotel this October, which is totally great, because the record comes out Oct. 1. Itâ€™s a split release between Californiaâ€™s Darla Records and the bandâ€™s own home, Orange Twin Records. Follow along at www.elfpower. com and facebook.com/elfpower.
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thing for other bands as much as for the crowd on hand. With no “clear mission statement,” Wiggs says, besides the desire to highlight and connect some of the most exciting groups in town, it’s become a miniature, Athens-centric version of SXSW, but without the distracting corporate presence.
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offering to host the festival, but Wiggs says the location is as important as the music. “This wouldn’t exist at all if I wasn’t at Little Kings when I had the idea, and they weren’t like, ‘Cool, let’s do it here’,” he says. “I feel like it’s as much a Little Kings thing as it is my thing.” Though he jokingly complains about the amount of effort involved, Wiggs clearly remains invested in his creation. For him, the festival has been a learning experience; despite the clever name, SlopFest has become more efficient. Wiggs recalls the year he finally got the hang of assigning set times (“No one wants to hear a screaming metal band outside at 7 o’clock,” he says), and this year he plans to cut the bands off at 1 a.m. instead of 2 a.m. so that the crowd, and the post-show DJs, can party down before last call. Still, much of its appeal comes from the fact that in its fifth year, SlopFest remains as gloriously, well, sloppy as ever. One simple thing—great, interesting music—remains constant. As for the rest? There might be food, and art and other surprises, Wiggs says; he hasn’t quite locked all that down yet. “It’s really just more of a party,” says Wiggs. “It was just kind of a fun idea, that everyone was like, ‘Oh, that’s a fun idea.’ And no one said, ‘Oh, that’s a shit idea.’ So it didn’t get squashed.”
uly’s usually pretty stressful,” says Derek Wiggs in between sips of hot tea. He’s finally nearing the end of the months-long planning for SlopFest, his annual minifestival that has taken over Little Kings Shuffle Club for one raucous and memorable weekend each of the past four years. “I don’t even know where I’m gonna live in August,” Wiggs continues. “Between that and [SlopFest]… I don’t even have a laptop. I’ve been doing it all on my phone. My phone died for like a month—I thought I was gonna get back on the computer and have everything [be] canceled. But everyone was still on board.” It’s this carefree DIY spirit that has made SlopFest such an anticipated event, for bands and fans alike. Since its inception in 2009 (when it sprang up as a last-minute replacement of sorts for the cancelled Athens PopFest—hence the name), the festival’s lineup has proven one of the most impressive and inclusive in town, showcasing the most buzzworthy local talent with few stylistic restrictions. This year is no different: alongside pummeling, promising upstarts The Powder Room and the more established but no less massive-sounding Lazer/Wulf, you’ll find pop-rockers Vespolina, synthpop outfit Grape Soda, young post-punks Monsoon and garage-folkies Little Gold, among a host of others. This year will also be the first to feature two touring bands, Louisiana’s The Lovey Dovies and The Opposable Thumbs. (See the full schedule, including set times, in this week’s Calendar.) Wiggs explains that, while he’s ultimately in charge of booking the bands that perform at SlopFest, he takes—even expects—input from musician friends. “There are bands that, friends will be like, ‘You gotta see these guys, they’d be perfect’,” he says. “I might not have a full understanding of the band, but I’ll take a chance.” Hence, SlopFest’s reputation as the musician’s festival in town has grown; it’s arguably a chance for bands to do their
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calendar picks Whether itâ€™s Drive-By Truckersâ€™ Patterson Hoodâ€™s opinion that there are â€œfew things on Earth better than a homegrown tomato,â€? the infamous Hellmanâ€™s vs. Dukeâ€™s mayonnaise argument or the general nostalgia surrounding heirlooms, Georgia tomato sandwiches are a phenomenon, and the 4th Annual Tomatoes at Terrapin is here to rejoice in it. A fundraiser to benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic, the event hones into an important issue for Athens: health care. As a non-profit organization, Athens Nurses Clinic provides free medical services to uninsured low- to no-income residents of Athens and surrounding areas. Terrapin beer will be provided alongside the locally grown, donated tomatoes, and live music will be performed by MrJordan MrTonks. Chairs, blankets and kids are welcome. [Brittany Joyce]
David Basham is a familiar and friendly face for anyone whoâ€™s been to a show at the 40 Watt, and the clubâ€™s esteemed manager celebrates a milestone birthday with a wide-ranging and star-studded show at his hallowed stomping grounds. Itâ€™ll be headlined by the spastic, groove-driven rock of Atlanta crew Baby Baby, whose live show is a regional thing of legend. (That groupâ€™s new album, Big Boy Baller Club, should be out soon.) Perennial Flagpole Athens Music Award hip hop winners Mad Axes will do the damn thing, as will unstoppable folk-punks Werewolves and the suddenly ubiquitous Monsoon. Comedians Andy Hollingsworth and Luke Fields will keep all yâ€™all entertained between sets. Thatâ€™s a Baby Baby whole lotta fun right there. Andâ€”holy mackerelâ€”itâ€™s FREE! [Gabe Vodicka] MUSIC | Friday, July 26
Honeychild, Sea of Dogs Flicker Theatre & Bar Âˇ 9 p.m. Âˇ $TBA SJ Ursrey has played music in Athens for 15 years, as a member of capricious psych collective Dark Meat, an integral part of Dream Boatâ€™s live band and with psych-folk act Creepy, among other projects. Her newest endeavor, Honeychild, is a solo continuation of the beachy, ukelelebased tunes she explored with her previous group, Nanny Island. â€œI love to write and play songs about the beach and islands and deserts and the sea and stuff,â€? Ursrey writes on an IndieGoGo page (indiegogo. com/projects/help-honeychild-release-
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Comedy continues to be a new, growing focal point for the local creative scene, and this upcoming Saturday two Athens natives will join forces to pay homage to it. Craig Hoelzer of Atlantaâ€™s 1AM Secret Show and Caleb Synan of OpenTOAD Comedy Open Mic have opened for the likes of Todd Glass of â€œLast Comic Standingâ€? and Bryan Posehn of â€œMr. Show with Bob and David,â€? and this time are teaming up to co-headline what they call â€œThe Caleb and Craig of Comedy.â€? Held at Caledonia for its longtime support of the comedy scene, the night aims to highlight the art of stand-up. Hacks Comedy man Luke Douglas Fields, up-and-comer Jake Brannon, Drafts and Laughs Matt Gilbert and local favorite Elizabeth Beck join the duo and celebration. [Brittany Joyce] MUSIC | Tuesday, July 30
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Tuesday 23 ART: Athens Metal Arts Guild Meeting (Lyndon House Arts Center) Feel free to bring an original piece of work to share with the group. Meets the third Thursday of every other month. 4 p.m. FREE! email@example.com EVENTS: Tuesday Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Fresh produce, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday. 4–7 p.m. 706613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (First Christian Church, Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more. 4–7 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org FILM: Bad Movie Night (Ciné Barcafé) Former NFL lineman turned actor John Matuszak plays renegade cop Jake Swan, whose own renegadeness gets his partner killed by the cartel. Getting no help from the LAPD, Jake must break all the rules to get justice in the by-thebook 80s actioner, One Man Force. 8 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ badmovienight FILM: Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World (ACC Library) A documentary about global culture and the progression of the Islamic world. Discussion to follow. 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 GAMES: Twisted Trivia (The Office Lounge) Twist your brain! 7:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzy’s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. Every Tuesday. 8–10 p.m. 706353-0305 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Movie Quotes Trivia (Max) With host Cora Jane every Tuesday. Everyone’s a winner. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 GAMES: Bingo (Rocksprings Community Center) For ages 50 & above. Third Tuesday of every month. 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. $4. 706613-3602 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com KIDSTUFF: Summer STEM Series (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Excavate the chocolate chips from a chocolate chip cookie using archaeology tools. Children under 6 years old will need help from an adult. Pre-registration required. 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Children’s Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages
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Wednesday 24 ART: Artful Conversation (Georgia Museum of Art) A discussion on George Cook’s “Portrait of Mary Hattaway Curry and Her Son, John.” 2 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum. com 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: SALSAthens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. Every Wednesday. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $8 (incl. drink). 706338-6613 EVENTS: Canine Cocktail Hour (Madison Bar & Bistro, Hotel Indigo) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday. 5–7 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens. com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Athens City Hall) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music at every market. 4–7 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket. net FILM: Wrestling Vids (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Watch some videos on the big screen. 5 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www.choochoorestaurants.com GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Lego Club (ACC Library) Create some Lego art and play Lego-based games. No need to bring Legos from home. Ages 11–18. 4–5 p.m. FREE! 706-6133650 KIDSTUFF: Feathers, Fur and Scales Pets (Madison County
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Thursday 25 CLASSES: Genealogy 102: Census Records Online (Oconee County Library) Learn how to navigate the genealogy databases Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online to access census records. 12:30–2 p.m. FREE! 706-769-3950 EVENTS: Tomatoes at Terrapin (Terrapin Beer Co.) Tomatoes from local farmers, tomato sandwiches and Terrapin beer are available, as well as live music from MrJordan MrTonks. Proceeds benefit the Athens Nurses Clinic. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. 5:30–7:30 p.m. $10 (under 21), $20 (adv.), $24. www. athensnursesclinic.org EVENTS: Line Dancing (Bootleggers Country & Western Bar) Countrywestern-style line dance lessons. Every Thursday and Friday. Come ride Pandemonium, the mechanical bull! 8–10 p.m. 706-254-7338 GAMES: Trivia (The Volstead) Every Thursday! 7:30-9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300 GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnny’s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 KIDSTUFF: Storyteller Jackie Elsner (ACC Library) A storytelling concert and puppet show. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 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: Thursday Storytime (Avid Bookshop) Join Avid for books and games. 10:30 a.m. FREE! www. avidbookshop.com
“Dimensions of Nebular Awareness” and other paintings by Elizabeth Ogletree are on display at Earth Fare through July.
Friday 26 ART: Opening Reception (The Coffee Shop of Athens) For “Grayscale,” oil paintings by Crissy Clouse and other black and white works by local artists. Live music by Jordan Seal. 8–11 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/thecoffeeshopofathens EVENTS: Athens Showgirl Cabaret (Go Bar) A unique drag show featuring performances by local drag artists. 10 p.m. $5. 706546-5609 EVENTS: Chillin’ on Paradise Boulevard (Terrapin Beer Co.) Terrapin brews infused with fruit, popsicles from Hip Pops, snacks from the Streets Cafe food truck and tarot readings by Doamna Sansa. Live music by Summer More Than Others. 5:30–7:30 p.m. www.terrapinbeer.com KIDSTUFF: After Hours Computer Games (ACC Library) Play computer games after hours at the library. Ages 11-18. 7–8 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Lunch at the Library (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Free, healthy lunches, stories and crafts for kids ages 18 & under. Lunches for adults are $3. Pre-registration required. 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. FREE! (kids), $3 (adults). 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) A three-day conference of presentations and performances exploring the unanswered questions regarding the affect of music on the human mind, body and soul. Visit website for schedule. All day, July 26–28. www.isqrmm.org
THEATRE: Super Duck (Morton Theatre) Kids from the Athens Creative Theatre summer camp perform the tale of a strange creature who came to Earth in an egg to hatch and defend the world from the evil Dr. Tabby Clawslice and Tabby the Worm. 7 p.m. 706-613-3771
Saturday 27 ART: Bon Voyage “La Confidence!” (Georgia Museum of Art) Say goodbye to Elizabeth Jane Gardner’s painting before it leaves to visit Bob Jones University. Participate in a gallery activity, then write and illustrate a letter of your own to someone special. 10 a.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org ART: Live Glassblowing (Bendzunas Glass, Comer) The family-run gallery demonstrates live glassblowing. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. FREE! firstname.lastname@example.org, www. bendzunasglass.com COMEDY: The Caleb and Craig of Comedy (Caledonia Lounge) Comedians Caleb Synan, Craig Hoelzer, Luke Douglas Fields, Jake Brannon, Matt Gilbert and Elizabeth Beck perform. See Calendar Pick on p. 13. 9 p.m. $5. www.caledonialounge.com EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (Oconee County Courthouse, Watkinsville) Locally grown produce, meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more. 8 a.m.–1 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org EVENTS: A Midsummer Night’s Market (Vic’s Vintage) The Eclectic Bazaar presents an outdoor market selling vintage items, collectibles, clothing, curiosities, handmade crafts, art and more. Featuring live music. 5 p.m. email@example.com
EVENTS: Fred Birchmore Glow and Go Aquathalon (Bishop Park) A 200 yard outdoor pool swim and 2K run through Bishop Park for the junior division, and a 400 yard swim and 4K run for adults. Proceeds benefit the Mulherin Foundation. 6–10 p.m. $30-50. 706-433-3290, www. glowgoathens.com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Bishop Park) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music by Between Naybors and Carl Lindberg & Friends. This week is “Tomato Day,” featuring a chef demo with Kevin West, tomato taste tests and an ugly tomato contest. 8 a.m.–12 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket.net EVENTS: Comer Farmers Market (Comer Farmers Market, Comer) Locally grown produce, honey, baked goods, flower bouquets, soap, crafts and more. Every Saturday. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. comerfama@gmail. com, www.facebook.com/comerfm KIDSTUFF: Saturday Storytime (Avid Bookshop) Join Avid for books and games. 1 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com KIDSTUFF: Harry Potter Birthday Party (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Dress up as your favorite character and celebrate the Boy Who Lived with cake and games. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Wild Weather (Sandy Creek Nature Center) Visit the open house to learn what creates the weather, how weather affects animals and how to stay safe during storms. 2–4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3615 KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Family Day: Fashion Forward (Georgia Museum of
Art) Visit the exhibit â€œFashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor,â€? then head to the classroom to create your own fashion designs. 10 a.m.â€“12 p.m. FREE! www.georgiamuseum.org LECTURES & LIT: Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) See Friday listing for full description All day, July 26â€“28. www.isqrmm.org LECTURES & LIT: Save the Season with Kevin West (Bishop Park) In celebration of his new book, Saving The Season: A Cookâ€™s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving, author and chef Kevin West performs a cooking demo. Part of the Athens Farmers Market. 10 a.m.â€“12 p.m. FREE! avidbookshop. com LECTURES & LIT: Junior Write Club Athens: Vacation Writing School Bout (The World Famous) Pint-sized writers share the reading and writing skills they learned during camp. Proceeds benefit a local charity. 11 a.m. Donations accepted. www.juniorwriteclub.com
GAMES: Trivia (The Capital Room) Every Sunday! Hosted by Evan Delany. First place wins $50 and second place wins $25. 8 p.m. FREE! www.thecapitalroom.com GAMES: Trivia (Buffaloâ€™s CafĂŠ) â€œBrewerâ€™s Inquisition,â€? trivia hosted by Chris Brewer every Sunday. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-354-6655, www. buffaloscafe.com/athens GAMES: Trivia (Amici) Test your skills. 9 p.m. 706-353-0000 KIDSTUFF: Craft Craziness for Tweens (Madison County Library) Fun crafts with Janet Westwood. For ages 8â€“11. Pre-registration required. 3 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Read to Rover (ACC Library) Meet Star, Comet and Penny, volunteer certified therapy dogs. Beginning readers can practice by reading aloud to a furry friend. All dogs are insured and in the company of their trainers. First come, first served. 3â€“4 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine (Hugh Hodgson School of Music) See Friday list-
Extension explains the basics and the benefits of composting. Baby chickens and a calf will be at the meeting. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-7693950 EVENTS: â€œA Taste of New Orleansâ€? (Hendershotâ€™s Coffee Bar) Community Connection celebrates its 30th anniversary with a specialty cocktail, Terrapin beer, gumbo, king cake and more. Live music by the â€œPiano Prince of New Orleans,â€? Davell Crawford. 6â€“8 p.m. FREE! daiello@communityconnection211. org GAMES: Trivia (Highwire Lounge) Athensâ€™ toughest trivia. 8 p.m. FREE! 706-543-8997 GAMES: Team Trivia (Beef â€˜Oâ€™ Bradyâ€™s) Win house cash and prizes! Every Monday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 KIDSTUFF: Movie Monday: Nick and Norahâ€™s Infinite Playlist (Oconee County Library) Snacks provided for this PGâ€“13 movie. Ages 11â€“18. 3â€“5 p.m. FREE! 706769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Baby Music Jam (ACC Library) Children ages 1-3 and their caregivers can play instruments,
Paintings by June Ball (pictured) and Christine Bush Roman are on display at Athens Ford. PERFORMANCE: Big Hâ€™Air (Canopy Studio) A summer trapeze and aerial arts show featuring performances by students taking classes and members of The Repertory Company. 4 p.m. & 8 p.m. $10. www.canopystudio.org
Sunday 28 ART: HUB (Athens Institute for Contemporary Art: ATHICA) A series for artists and art lovers to gather and discuss ideas, trends and opportunities. Gallery manager Hope Hilton leads a moderated discussion on â€œRelational Aesthetics, Generosity and Social Practices in Contemporary Art Today.â€? 6 p.m. FREE! www.athica.org EVENTS: Adopt a Dogâ€Ś Make a Friend for Life (Pet Supplies Plus) Join the Athens-Clarke County Animal Control Dog Shelter adoption event and meet your new best friend. 11 a.m.â€“3 p.m. FREE! www. athenspets.net
ing for full description All day, July 26â€“28. www.isqrmm.org LECTURES & LIT: â€œStories From Childhood: From a Tiny Acornâ€? (Piedmont College) Madeline Van Dyck interviews businessman and civic leader Claude Williams, who will discuss his childhood. Refreshments after the event include a favorite snack from Williamsâ€™ childhood. Proceeds benefit Children First, Inc. 3 p.m. FREE! (children), $10 suggested donation. firstname.lastname@example.org
sing and dance together. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Last Monday Book Group (ACC Library) This monthâ€™s discussion is on Fathers and Sons by Sergeevich Turgenev. Newcomers welcome. 7 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 LECTURES & LIT: Introduction to Finding Funders (ACC Library) Learn how to find funders for a nonprofit with the Foundation Centerâ€™s online directory. 6â€“7:30 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650
CLASSES: Grant Database Workshop (ACC Library) A hands-on workshop about Foundation Directory Online, a web-based subscription database for grant seekers. Call to reserve a spot. 6 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 CLASSES: Learn to Compost (Oconee County Library) Monte Stephen from the Cooperative
EVENTS: Tuesday Farmers Market (West Broad Market Garden) Fresh produce, cooking demonstrations and childrenâ€™s activities. Offers double dollars for EBT shoppers. Held every Tuesday. 4â€“7 p.m. 706613-0122, www.athenslandtrust.org EVENTS: Oconee Farmers Market (First Christian Church, Watkinsville) Locally grown produce,
meats, grains, flowers, soaps, birdhouses, gourds and more. 4â€“7 p.m. www.oconeefarmersmarket.org GAMES: Trivia with a Twist (Johnnyâ€™s New York Style Pizza) Throw a lime in your Coors Light and compete! Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. 706-354-1515 GAMES: Trivia (Fuzzyâ€™s Taco Shop) Compete for prizes and giveaways. 8â€“10 p.m. 706-353-0305 GAMES: Movie Quotes Trivia (Max) With host Cora Jane every Tuesday. Everyoneâ€™s a winner. 9:30 p.m. FREE! 706-254-3392 GAMES: Locos Trivia (Locos Grill & Pub) Westside and Eastside locations of Locos Grill and Pub feature trivia night every Tuesday. 8 p.m. FREE! www.locosgrill.com GAMES: Monthly Poker Tournament (Flicker Theatre & Bar) Play Texas Hold â€˜Em for prizes and bragging rights. Sign up at 8 p.m., play begins at 8:30 p.m. 8 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar.com GAMES: Twisted Trivia (The Office Lounge) Twist your brain! 7:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 KIDSTUFF: Childrenâ€™s Storytime (ACC Library) For children ages 18 monthsâ€“5 years old and their caregivers. Every Tuesday and Wednesday. 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Afternoon Movie (ACC Library) The last afternoon movie of the summer is City of Ember, based on the young adult novel. Rated PG-13. Crafts and snacks provided. 3â€“5 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Summer STEM Series (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Make a sand sifter and use it to find buried treasure. Children under 6 years old will need help from an adult. Pre-registration required. 6:30 p.m. FREE! 706795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: Nature Writing Workshop (Athens Land Trust) This monthâ€™s meeting will focus on the book An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, by Barbara Brown Taylor. Newcomers welcome. 4:30â€“5:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. email@example.com LECTURES & LIT: Lunchtime Learning (ACC Library) Karen Douglas discusses the features of the Georgia Download Destination, an online clearinghouse of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks available through the libraryâ€™s website. 12:15 p.m. FREE! 706613-3650
Wednesday 31 CLASSES: Debt Collection Clinic (ACC Library) Local attorneys provide information on consumer law, debt collection defense and bankruptcy. 6â€“8 p.m. FREE! 706227-5344 CLASSES: One Color Screenprint Workshop (Double Dutch Press) Learn the basics from image production to finished product and reclaimed screen. 6â€“8 p.m. $50. www.doubledutchpress.com CLASSES: SALSAthens (Little Kings Shuffle Club) Cuban-style salsa dance classes with SALSAthens. Every Wednesday. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (intermediate), 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners). $8 (incl. drink). 706338-6613 EVENTS: End of Summer Party: Southeastern Reptile Rescue (Oconee County Library) Two former circus employees present a humane show of rescued reptiles as an alternative to cruel animal practices in mainstream circuses and animal shows. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-7693950 k continued on next page
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THE CALENDAR! EVENTS: Emergent Heart Video Premiere Party (Ciné Barcafé) Emergent Heart premieres two videos for songs off their full length debut record, Transfigurations. Proceeds benefit Nuci’s Space. 8 p.m. Donations accepted. www. athenscine.com EVENTS: Athens Farmers Market (Athens City Hall) Local and sustainable produce, meats, eggs, dairy, baked goods, prepared foods and crafts. Live music at every market. 4–7 p.m. www.athensfarmersmarket. net EVENTS: Canine Cocktail Hour (Madison Bar & Bistro, Hotel Indigo) Drink and food specials for you and your (well-behaved, non-aggressive, vaccinated) dog! Every Wednesday. 5–7 p.m. FREE! www.indigoathens. com GAMES: Sports Trivia (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s) Test your sports knowledge every Wednesday night. 8:30 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1916 GAMES: Full Contact Trivia (Blind Pig Tavern) Think you know it all? Test your knowledge every Wednesday night. 8 p.m. Both locations. 706-548-3442 GAMES: Trivia (Willy’s Mexicana Grill) Trivia with a DJ! Every Wednesday. 8–10 p.m. FREE! 706548-1920 GAMES: Trivia (Copper Creek Brewing Company) Test your trivia chops for prizes! Every Wednesday. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-1102 GAMES: Trivia (Choo Choo Japanese Korean Grill Express) Jump on the trivia train! Every Wednesday. 7:30 p.m. www.choochoorestaurants.com KIDSTUFF: Storytime (Barnes & Noble) For all ages. Children receive a free treat from the cafe. 11 a.m. FREE! 706-354-1195 KIDSTUFF: Magic Show with Marionettes (Madison County Library, Danielsville) Peter Hart uses fantastical puppets and marionettes to put on a magic show. Refreshments served. 2 p.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 KIDSTUFF: Cartooning Workshop (ACC Library) Kyle Puttkamer, local graphic artist of Galaxy Man, offers a lesson and tips on how to draw a comic book. Ages 9–18. 12–1 p.m. FREE! 706-613-3650 KIDSTUFF: Learn to Draw a Comic (Oconee County Library) Kyle Puttkamer, graphic artist of Galaxy Man, offers a lesson and tips on how to draw a comic book. Ages 11–18. 6–8 p.m. FREE! 706769-3950 KIDSTUFF: Preschool & Toddler Storytime (Madison County Library) Includes stories, fingerpuppet plays, songs and crafts for literacy-based fun. For ages 2–5. Every Wednesday. 10:30 a.m. FREE! 706-795-5597 LECTURES & LIT: Oconee County Democrats Book Club (Piccolo’s Italian Steak House, Watkinsville) A discussion on In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. Newcomers welcome. 6:30 p.m. (dinner) 7 p.m. (meeting) FREE! firstname.lastname@example.org
Down the Line EVENTS: Drinking Liberally 8/1 (The Globe) 7 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/groups/athensdl CLASSES: Monotypes 8/3 (Double Dutch Press) 2–5 p.m. $50. www. doubledutchpress.com LECTURES & LIT: Author Visit 8/3 (Avid Bookshop) 6:30 p.m. FREE! www.avidbookshop.com
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CLASSES: Beer Academy 8/7 (Trappeze Pub) 7 p.m. 706-5438997
LIVE MUSIC Tuesday 23 The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7 p.m. $5. www. meltingpointathens.com GRASSLAND STRING BAND New local traditional and progressive bluegrass group. CLAY LEVERETT Some of Athens’ finest country music!
enhanced with slickly produced electronic instrumentation courtesy of Andrew Heaton. DJ MARIE powerkompany’s Marie Davon becomes Marie Antoinette, lost in the world of new wave and darkwave hits and accompanied by her handsome assistants. Let them eat cake!
MAD AXES Local psych-rap crew describes its music as “pro-life suicide rap.” MONSOON Female-fronted local post-punk band. Plus, comedy by Andy Hollingsworth and Luke Fields.
Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 WOODFANGS Loud, psychedelic, guitar-driven rock. VERY GUUD New project by Muuy Biien’s Josh Evans.
Boar’s Head Lounge 10 p.m. 706-369-3040 LEAVING COUNTRIES Local singersongwriter Louis Phillip Pelot performs folk and country with the help of some friends. TURKEY BUZZARD High energy folk rock lead by songwriter Tad Bremer.
Green Room 10 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com O ATHENS WHERE ART THOU A weekly bluegrass revue led by
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com ISLAND FAR AWAY Local indie-pop band.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 9 p.m. FREE! www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub SLOPFEST Night one, featuring Forces, Slaw & Order, Small Beige Girl, Daffodil, Pale Prophet and The Powder Room. See story on p. 12 The Melting Point 8 p.m. $8. www.meltingpointathens. com PHILIPPE BERTAUD AND SCOTT BAXENDALE Guitar masters team up for an evening of great entertainment. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ALBATROSS Athens group creating an upbeat mixture of jazz, blues and funk.
Caledonia Lounge 9:30 p.m. $5 (21+), $7 (18-20). www. caledonialounge.com TEALVOX Alt rock band with a hint of classic British rock. This is the longrunning local band’s final show! The Coffee Shop of Athens 8 p.m. FREE! 706-542-8990 JORDAN SEAL Singer-songwriter playing a mix of covers and originals in an energetic performance. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com HONEYCHILD SJ Ursrey plays ukelele-based pop songs. SEA OF DOGS This local group, fronted by songwriter Emily Armond, plays sweet, intuitive folk tunes. CLAIRE CAMPBELL Hope For Agoldensummer singer plays a set of soft, haunting folk tunes. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com COSMIC CHARLIE Grateful Dead cover band that adds their own flair to the classics. Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 TWIN POWERS DJ Dan Geller (The Gold Party, The Agenda) and friends spin late-night glam rock, new wave, Top 40, punk and Britpop. Green Room 10 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens. com DODDLY ENOUGH Local R&B band. CONNOR PLEDGER Singer/songwriter from Atlanta inspired by blues, alternative rock, and pop hits. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com LANEY JONES Florida-based singersongwriter steeped in blues and bluegrass traditions.
Tealvox plays its final show at Caledonia Lounge on Friday, July 26. MANMADE MOUNTAINS Banjos from outer space. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this week’s showcase of singer-songwriter talent, featuring Holly Belle, Adam Klein and Kira Annalise. Sundown Saloon 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1180 AVERY DYLAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT All musicians, singers, songwriters and/or bands welcome! The Volstead 9 p.m.–1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday! The World Famous 9 p.m. FREE! www.theworldfamousathens.com THE FREQUENCIES New project by Kill Kill Buffalo drummer Tyler Ohrt.
guitarist Bo Hembree and featuring various guests. Nowhere Bar Vintage Groove Wednesday. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 DWAYNE HOLLOWAY & FRIENDS Local percussionist leads a jam sesh. The Office Lounge 9 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 Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards. Tapped 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-6277 KARAOKE Every Wednesday!
Boar’s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday!
40 Watt Club David Basham’s Other 40th Birthday Party/Secret Doorman’s Ball. 9 p.m. FREE! www.40watt.com BABY BABY Charismatic Atlanta band that can be described simply as “fun-rock.” WEREWOLVES Local band featuring quirky lo-fi rock with bright, bouncy flourishes, unique instrumentation and emotive lyrics.
Georgia Theatre On the Rooftop. 9 p.m. FREE! www. georgiatheatre.com POWERKOMPANY Local pop duo featuring the crisp, soaring vocals of Marie Davon, playing folk songs
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CONNOR PLEDGER Singer/songwriter from Atlanta inspired by blues, alternative rock, and pop hits. RYE Brothers David and Jonathan Fallis, Cousin Brian Stewart, and Craig Dye form this local rock band. Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. FREE! www.flickertheatreandbar. com SHEWOLF Three distinct vocalists, male and female, combine popinfluenced harmonies with narrative folk songs. I AM GOD Pseudo-chiptune glitchpop party machine from Champaign, IL. SURE FIRE SIGN New local band featuring former members of Dusty Lightswitch. Go Bar 11 p.m. 706-546-5609 KARAOKE Hosted by karaoke fanatic John “Dr. Fred” Bowers and featuring a large assortment of pop, rock, indie and more. Green Room 10:30 p.m. FREE! www.greenroomathens.com FAMILY & FRIENDS Homegrown folk-rock act. Hendershot’s Coffee Bar 8 p.m. www.hendershotscoffee.com RAND LINES TRIO Original compositions of pianist Rand Lines with drummer Ben Williams and bassist Carl Lindberg.
The Office Lounge Blues Night. 9 p.m. FREE! 706-5460840 THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS Crankin’ the blues since 1962. This is an open jam and guests are welcome! The Omega Bar 7 p.m. FREE! ($5 after 9 p.m.). www. theomegabar.com THE SEGAR JAZZ AFFAIR Smooth jazz group led by Dwain Segar.
Friday 26 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $15. www.40watt.com COME Boston-based alt rock band featuring members of Codeine and Bar-B-Q Killers whose work stands tall amidst the ‘90s indie canon. See story on p. 10. SUBSONICS The Atlanta garage rock legends perform. A Harvey Milk guitarist Creston Spiers’ other project is raucous and depressive, but with a classic rock focus. Buffalo’s Café 9 p.m. FREE! www.buffaloscafe.com/ athens VELVET RUNWAY Playing ‘80s and classic rock tunes! Butt Hutt Bar-B-Q 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-8511 TODD COWART Singer for local Southern-fried rock act The Hushpuppies Band plays a set.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 7 p.m. $5 ($8 for Fri./Sat. wristband). www.facebook.com/lkshuffleclub SLOPFEST Night two, featuring The Barlettas (7 p.m.), k i d s (7:30 p.m.), The Lovey Dovies (8 p.m.), Tideland (8:30 p.m.), Opposable Thumbs (9 p.m.), Monsoon (9:30 p.m.), Eureka California (10 p.m.), Grape Soda (10:30 p.m.), Little Gold (11 p.m.),Wade Boggs (11:30 p.m.), The Fuzzlers (12 a.m.), The Rodney Kings (12:30 a.m.), DJ Lord Bitter and DJ Lozo. See story on p. 12. Max 10 p.m. $5. 706-254-3392 SONNY VINCENT The legendary punk rocker and member of Testors performs. VG MINUS ‘70s-styled power-pop/ punk. FREE ASSOCIATES New local experimental band. THE HONEY SLIDERS Steve Hunter, Ivey Hughes and Larry Acquaviva play rock and roll influenced by The Stooges, Black Sabbath, Sonic Youth and The White Stripes. The Melting Point 8 p.m. $10 (adv.), $15 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com CLAIRE LYNCH BAND Americana band from Nashville, TN. Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 ERIK NEIL BAND Local trio playing blues/rock covers and originals. The Office Lounge 9:30 p.m. 706-546-0840 OVERNIGHT SENSATION Watch as members from XXX Hardrive and the
Lefty Williams Band take your favorite songs from the â€˜60s,â€™70s,â€™80s and â€˜90s and see just how far over the cliff they can be thrown. The Volstead 6 p.m. FREE! 706-354-5300 TRE POWELL Bluesy acoustic tunes with soulful vocals. WUOG 90.5 FM 9 p.m. FREE! www.wuog.org FEMINENERGY: QUEENS OF SUMMER WUOGâ€™s Halftime Hip Hop Show presents an evening of performances by female artists, including KyKy Renee Knight, Sadie Chapel, Abbey Kochman, Suni Solomon, Milyssa Rose and Hannah Washington. The World Famous 11 p.m. FREE! www.theworldfamousathens.com KARBOMB High-speed local punk band. SHEHEHE Scorching the new American jet rock stratosphere.
Saturday 27 40 Watt Club 9 p.m. $5. www.40watt.com STREET RHYTHM & RHYME Local jam band fronted by guitarist Sam Burchfield.
Flicker Theatre & Bar 9 p.m. www.flickertheatreandbar.com MOTHS Jacob Morris and his backing band play an acoustic sort of â€˜70s folk-rock with a pop sensibility and an inevitable psychedelic tinge. NICK WAGNER No info available. PIPES YOU SEE, PIPES YOU DONâ€™T Pete Erchick (Olivia Tremor Control) plays gorgeous psych-pop. Georgia Theatre 8 p.m. $10. www.georgiatheatre.com BOBBY COMPTON The first Redneck Idol, Bobby Compton sings hardrockinâ€™ country. COAL MOUNTAIN BAND Southern rock band from Dahlonega, GA. CRESTON MAXEY BAND No info available. Go Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-5609 SCROUNGE LIZARDS Free-form jazz ensemble featuring Joe Kubler, Javier Morales, Aaron Gentry, Michael Jefts and Jason Coombs. DJ BLOWPOP Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) spins a set of tunes. Green Room 9 p.m. $2. www.greenroomathens.com UNIVERSAL SIGH Jazz-fusion/funkoriented rock band. DISTOPIA Electro-focused band from Atlanta. ROBBIE DUDE Local electronic artist.
Nowhere Bar 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 THE GET RIGHT BAND Asheville, NC-based funk/rock/boogie trio. The Office Lounge 8 p.m. 706-546-0840 EMILY JACKSON Self-taught folk singer-songwriter on the rise. Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com JANGO MONKEY Atlanta rock/jam. The World Famous 9 p.m. $8 (adv.), $10 (door). www. theworldfamousathens.com DANIELLE HOWLE & FIREWORK SHOW South Carolina-based Americana singer-songwriter. LILLY HIATT Americana singer from Nashville, TN.
Monday 29 Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 OPEN MIC NIGHT The Birdhouse Collection present this open mic. Hendershotâ€™s Coffee Bar 6â€“8 p.m. FREE! www.hendershotscoffee.com DAVELL CRAWFORD The â€œPiano Prince of New Orleansâ€? performs
The Melting Point Terrapin Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. $5. www. meltingpointathens.com THE SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS Local roots-folk duo featuring members of The Humms. ORANGE TWIN FAMILY BAND Various members of the longrunning local collective perform. Nowhere Bar 9 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 TUESDAY NIGHT CONFESSIONAL Host Fester Hagood presents this weekâ€™s showcase of singersongwriter talent, featuring Matt Hudgins, The Deadfields and Granville Automatic. Sundown Saloon 8 p.m. FREE! 706-850-1180 AVERY DYLANâ€™S OPEN MIC NIGHT All musicians, singers, songwriters and/or bands welcome! The Volstead 9 p.m.â€“1:30 a.m. 706-354-5300 KARAOKE Every Tuesday!
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Wednesday 31 Boarâ€™s Head Lounge 11 p.m. FREE! 706-369-3040 OPEN MIC NIGHT Showcase your talent. Every Wednesday! Nowhere Bar Vintage Groove Wednesday. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-546-4742 DWAYNE HOLLOWAY & FRIENDS See Wednesday listing for full description
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The Office Lounge 9 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 The longest standing weekly music gig in Athens! Join drummer Nicholas Wiles with bassist Drew Hart and pianist Steve Key for an evening of original music, improv and standards. Tapped 9 p.m. FREE! 706-850-6277 KARAOKE Every Wednesday! Terrapin Beer Co. 5:30 p.m. FREE! www.terrapinbeer.com LEAVING COUNTRIES Local group led by guitarist Louis Phillip Pelot.
The Get Right Band plays Nowhere Bar on Saturday, July 27. LAZY LOCOMOTIVE Local group featuring members of Fuzzbucket, Juice Box and High Strung String Band. MUDDY GUY Group from Thomaston, GA that â€œpushes open-mindedness and acceptance while playing a twisted mutation of blues and alternative rock.â€? Bishop Park Athens Farmers Market. 8 a.m. FREE! www.athensfarmersmarket.net BETWEEN NAYBORS Local trio playing a variety of folk-based music that ranges from â€˜60s coffeehouse to Richard and Linda Thompson-esque duets to rhythmic, Tom Waits-y rants. (8 a.m.) CARL LINDBERG & FRIENDS Beloved local latin-jazz bassist performs a mix of standards and originals. (10 a.m.) Bootleggers Country & Western Bar 8 p.m. www.bootleggersathens.com THOMAS ABBOTT & THE SMOKING GUNS Country rock band from Dawsonville, GA.
Little Kings Shuffle Club 7 p.m. $5. www.facebook.com/ lkshuffleclub SLOPFEST Night three, featuring El Hollin (7 p.m.), Dog Breath (7:30 p.m.), Southern Femisphere (8 p.m.), Kill Kill Buffalo (8:30 p.m.), Vespolina (9 p.m.), Taterzandra (9:30 p.m.), Burnt Books (10 p.m.), Shepherds (10:30 p.m.), Motherfucker (11 p.m.), Muuy Biien (11:30 p.m.), Lazer/Wulf (12 a.m.) and DJ Mahogany. See story on p. 12. Max On the Patio. 10 p.m. FREE! 706-2543392 DJ DAFFY DUCK Psychedelic funk bombs from this local DJ. Spinning an all-vinyl dance party every Saturday in July! The Melting Point 8:30 p.m. $10 (adv.), $13 (door). www. meltingpointathens.com SONS OF SAILORS Cover band playing all of Jimmy Buffetâ€™s greatest hits and featuring members of the Tony Pritchett Band.
during Community Connectionâ€™s 30th anniversary celebration featuring gumbo, king cake, cocktails and more. The World Famous 8 p.m. FREE! www.theworldfamousathens.com KENOSHA KID Centered around the instru-improv jazz compositions of local guitarist Dan Nettles, Kenosha Kid also features bassist Robby Handley and drummer Marlon Patton. The group is packed with music, mischief, general mayhem, and offers a sound far from the middle of the road, serving both noise-rock fans and jam band listeners equally.
Tuesday 30 Go Bar 10 p.m. 706-546-5609 SLEEPING FRIENDS Garage-pop featuring Joe Kubler (Bubbly Mommy Gun) and friends. RENE LE CONTE Local band led by Joe Kubler.
Down the Line 8/1 STEWART & WINFIELD BAND / CICADA RHYTHM (Georgia Theatre) 8/1 â€˜80s REWIND (The Melting Point) 8/1 THE CHAOTIC GOOD (New Earth Music Hall) 8/1 THE ORIGINAL SCREWTOPS (The Office Lounge) 8/2 THE SWINGINâ€™ MEDALLIONS (The Melting Point) 8/2 JET EDISON (Nowhere Bar) 8/3 THE KING / Effieâ€™s Club Follies (40 Watt Club) 8/5 OPEN MIC (Hendershotâ€™s Coffee Bar) 8/5 KENOSHA KID (The World Famous) 8/6 HANK & CUPCAKES (Georgia Theatre) 8/6 ANDY BRUH (Green Room) 8/6 ROXIE WATSON (The Melting Point) 8/7 OPEN MIC (Boarâ€™s Head Lounge) 8/7 THE HEAP (Green Room) 8/7 DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW (The Melting Point) 8/8 JUSTIN BROGDON (Green Room)
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