Woolfolk initially planned on only releasing a single today, but after this hellacious week—which has left him and Strout temporarily unemployed and left home alone to jam for the time being—he managed to crank out an entire EP called Songs From the Quarantine Tent Vol. 1.
To raise awareness surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on musicians, Bandcamp has decided to waive its revenue share on all sales placed Friday, Mar. 20. From midnight until midnight Pacific Time, all proceeds will go directly to the artists. If you’ve been meaning to donate or purchase music, now is a great time to do so. Below, find a list of 35 local bands and performers to help get you started.
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Pinky Doodle Poodle, we barely knew ye: After taking Athens by storm over the past year, touring the Southeastern U.S. and playing a particularly memorable set at the 2019 Flagpole Athens Music Awards, the Japanese punk band's work visa has expired, and core members George and Yuria Hattori will return to their home country this week.
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Thursday evening at The Foundry, the 2019 Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award was presented to Lydia Brambila, a local singer-songwriter who was nominated for the song "Sirena," from her 2018 album Migraineur.
Ty Manning is an established and beloved Athens songwriter and guitarist known for his work with several local bands, including the Bearfoot Hookers and, more recently, Ty Manning and the Slawdog Biscuits—a nominee for this year's Flagpole Athens Music AwardsFolk/Americana category.
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For weeks, decades-long Athens musician, Marietta native, walking encyclopedia and friend Jeff Walls (Guadalcanal Diary, Hillbilly Frankenstein, The Woggles) has been suffering from what we now know is an exceedingly rare condition.
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Following the recent announcement of this year's outdoor AthFest headliners, the festival has revealed more of the performers who will take the stage during the 2019 event, scheduled for June 21–23.
Philadephia-based artist Levi Buffum, aka Doctor Octoroc, is known for his Nintendo-inspired takes on various pop culture staples, including a series of 8-bit film parodies and an imagined video-game version of Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.
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