Photo Credit: Joseph Cultice
Legendary Athens band The B-52s put a rockabilly spin on David Allen Coe’s country downer of a theme song for this week’s episode of “Squidbillies,” airing Sunday at 11:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network.
For the uninitiated, “Squidbillies” follows a family of, yes, hillbilly squid led by paterfamilias Early Cuyler and their shotgun-and-party-liquor-fueled shenanigans in a thinly disguised version of Douglas County, GA.
Here’s the upcoming episode’s title sequence:
It's been many moons since we've gotten to enjoy a new Cinemechanica studio recording. The Athens math-rock band's most recent release is 2008's Rivals EP; its last full-length, The Martial Arts, came out way back in 2006. Thankfully, the group is set to make up for its lengthy absence with the self-titled Cinemechanica, out Sept. 23 via Arrowhawk Records.
Photo Credit: Taylor Chicoine
With his Pity Party series, local videographer Taylor Chicoine has brought the Athens DIY spirit to the web, filming local and touring bands in a house-show setting and posting the clips online for all to see. In addition to the videos, Chicoine has expanded the Pity Party brand to include home recording and more.
Over the course of its several-year existence, Athens-based "Amerigrass" project Grassland String Band has evolved from a straightahead bluegrass outfit into something more nuanced and compelling. The transition is solidified with the group's new EP, The Echo Mountain Sessions, recorded in Asheville, NC last January.
Today we're pleased to premiere "Diamond," the first single from the upcoming EP. The song, which features contributions from Hammond B3 master Ike Stubblefield, was penned by GSB's Michael Lesousky.
The Classic City American Music Festival returns to The Foundry this Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3. The two-day event features food, drink, fun and live music from Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys, Dave Marr, Packway Handle Band, Cicada Rhythm and many other local and regional standouts. Check out our preview here.
We've got two pairs of two-day passes to give away! To enter, tell us in the comments below why you and a guest deserve to go for free. We'll choose two winners Friday at 1 p.m.
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