If you're looking for post-New Year's action in the metropolis to our west, look no further than Le Maison Rouge, where several Athens-based groups participate in what's being billed as a cross-cultural exchange.
The Jan. 3 concert, dubbed Wunderkindred, is the brainchild of former Athens artist and musician Kerry Jones.
The show, a collaborative effort with Atlanta-based arts organization Dashboard Co-Op, features local artists The Dream Scene, Black Paradise, Mouser, Muuy Biien, Shade and Yung Yang, as well as Jones' own Atlanta/Brooklyn-based group, Phoenicians.
Writes Jones of her vision for the event:
I've been working with [Dashboard] for several years now, and we began discussing the notion of bridging that hour-and-ten-minute gap between the cities. To begin more of a dialogue between the art communities of the sister cities, to merge them, at least for a time. To really have something of a happening in a very unpretentious, non-judgmental setting, and sure, to remove Athens from its comfort zone a little bit.
So, I invited five of my favorite fellow ATH bands to play the event, and am currently in the process of curating a strong visual art component to the experience, as well. We want it to be immersive.
Tickets are $15 and available via Eventbrite.