Led by ebullient singer-songwriter Theo Hilton—a veritable godfather of Athens’ DIY punk scene—and featuring members of local fixtures like Elf Power and Madeline, Nana Grizol crafts the sort of earnest, ramshackle, lyric-crammed pop-punk you’d expect to hear at basement shows and vegan potlucks. The quasi-local group, which has garnered significant attention from beyond our borders, has made its holiday-season hometown gig an annual tradition. This year’s concert/reunion/party takes place at the 40 Watt, where the Grizol gaggle will be joined by Bloomington, IN folkie Toby Foster and new local indie-pop buzz band Wanda.
NANA GRIZOL Catchy, heartfelt folk-punk band led by former Athenian Theo Hilton. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.
TOBY FOSTER Member of Indiana pop-punk band High Dive plays a solo set.
WANDA Local indie band that's equal parts seashore lyrics, ethereal pop hooks and garage guitar, with a sparkle of clarinet and synth.