Alt-country band Futurebirds has teamed up with beloved Athens-based coffee roaster Jittery Joe's to release "Baba Java," the first release in what's purported to be a line of "Athens music coffee." The collaboration between the band and the coffeemaker was inspired by a famous local performance, according to the press release:
If you're a fan of Whiskeytown, the seminal but defunct Ryan Adams-led act from North Carolina, you're not alone amongst your fellow Athenians. Our little town boasts a rather sizeable and influential alternative country contingent; twangy rockers like Drive-By Truckers and, more recently, Futurebirds have even gone on to represent the Classic City on the national scene.
Seattle band Fences unveiled a music video for their song "Arrows" yesterday. The tune features Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, which in and of itself is not news, even if we gave a hoot; all those folks have worked together before.
But Athens residents watching the clip were surprised to see a familiar face among the highly stylized, Wes Anderson-like sets and confusing circus imagery. Yes, that's local singer-songwriter Ruby Kendrick—aka Ruby the RabbitFoot—holding hands with Mr. 'More in the still above.
"We don't have jobs because we're artists. The more unemployed we are, the more artistic we are. But you have jobs. You can help."
Thus begins the desperate plea at the heart of the new Kickstarter campaign from Sad Dads, the enigmatic local band/"supergroup"/performance art spectacle that refuses to quit.
Unless they fail to meet their $500 goal, that is.
A friend of mine once told a funny story, a through-the-grapevine anecdote about someone's mom running into a mohawked Trent Reznor at the neighborhood Kroger or whatever and a bashful Rez explaining that the hairdo was "for the kids."
These days, Reznor's fashion choices are honestly pretty MOR for a man who penned the lyric "hard line bad luck fist fuck"—shorts, muscle shirts, the occasional tasteful bit of leather—and his audience is no longer so much "the kids," but rather those kids who grew up with his nihilistic shut-in anti-anthems, kids now pushing 30, 40 years old but still eager to fist-pump along with steadfastly antisocial tunes like "Gave Up."
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