There’s little I can add to the avalanche of deserved praise that Slingshot is getting. So I thought I’d give some awards out based on my thoughts at the time I saw these groups, all of them gathered here for your entertainment.
Best Band to Move Here: Kishi Bashi
Best Band I Wish Would Leave Atlanta for Us: Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun
Venue I Spent All My Time Thinking “What the hell is this awesomeness?!”: New Earth Japan Night
Best Band I Saw That I’ve Seen A Bunch Because They Used to Play With This Band I’ve Worked With: The Winter Sounds
Band I Wish I Could Book to Play Me To Blissful Slumber: White Violet
Band I’m Rather Irked That I Didn’t Get to See: Programs
Band I Ran Into EVERYWHERE: Happy
DJ Parties I Couldn’t Get Into: Kevin Barnes, Washed Out, etc.
Shout Out To: Lemuel Hayes, good luck in Nashville dude.
Special Thanks To: Gordon Lamb for attempting to educate the folk of Athens on how to properly wear and use a wristband. Keep fighting the good fight.
Baby Come Back Award: Jonah Ray! Come comedy at me! Please!
Great to See Stuff In Award: Morton Theatre. Let’s have more stuff there, ok?
All joking aside, Slingshot is my new favorite thing and I’m excited to see how much it’ll grow next year.