If you’re like me, you’re just sick of all the rain and want to get out and play. Well, the week is PACKED with stuff to do and the weekend just keeps getting better and better. Here’s a list of AMJ approved shows but this is a community blog so if there’s something you feel we should go to, leave it in the comments!
Our beloved Warm Fuzzies are playing with Dr. Squid and Gemini Cricket, both of whom were on Live in the Lobby during my first months at the station. Also cool, it’s UGA Freshman night. So grab a freshie and get going!
You saw him earlier on the blog playing in a UGA classroom, now catch him with Mikey Dwyer, Patrick Morales and Retric at the Flicker Bar. What more can you ask for?
I remember thinking, “Wow, I like these guys and they sound really familiar.” That’s a story for the file marked DUH but this is something you should check out if you’re in Gnat’s neighborhood on Thursday.
WUOG BACK TO SCHOOL PARTAY!!
Yup, we crazy radio kids are taking over Go Bar for the night with Casper and the Cookies, Deaf Judges, and DJ Twin Powers. Also of note, Go Bar turns 10! Doors are at 9 pm and we go until we can’t go any mo’.
They’re an R&B ensemble from 40 years back. Part blues, part surf, all awesome. Check ’em out.
MARRIAGE & REPTAR!
Both these bands have been getting a lot of hype lately and there’s a reason. They kinda rock. Add in Alexis Gideon and the amazing songstress Shelley Short and you’ve got a kick-ass show. Short’s got a great album called “A Cave, A Canoo” that I can’t stop listening to.
The indie millionaire made his fortune giving away his songs. Now he’s playing Athens again with American Aquarium opening up. Tickets are $25 now, $30 day of show. You’ll want to catch him while you can. If he keeps getting big, he may have to make ATL his new base of operations…
Anytime you can see Gift Horse is great but seeing them for free? With Gus D? Priceless. Literally.
KITE TO THE MOON
Timi Conley and the pancake lovin’ Kite to the Mooners are playing with the Constelations and Sol Shaker. Dancing girls and syrup have been promised.
Okay, I love the Decemberists. And I’d be going to the show. But I have not the $30 to spend. You see, there are these bands coming up on Sunday…
THE MINUS 5
The Earl, Atlanta
Hehe. Yeah, AMJ is headed to ATL to see REM’s right hand man McCaughey and guitarist Peter Buck play with Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon as the Minus 5, Baseball Project, AND Steve Wynn I.V. But they’re not Athens, why see them AMJ? Cause A) I love them, B) I once woke Scott up for an interview and C) I can list you so many reasons that they could be honorary Athenians. SO THERE.
THE MINUS 5
Yeah, like I’m gonna go to ATL and not see the guys play the 40 Watt too. See above for reasoning. And see you there.