An Athens music fixture since she was a teenager, Madeline Adams writes sharp, tender folk tunes, her delivery of which has been known to silence the most raucous of house parties. After recording and touring heavily in the mid-to-late aughts—a period that saw the release of The Slow Bang, her essential collaboration with Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck—Adams has largely stepped back from the world of performance, but she returns to her hometown for a special post-Christmas concert each year. She’s joined by fellow Classic City DIY luminary Theo Hilton, aka Theo Grizol, whose beloved folk-punk band, Nana Grizol, played the 40 Watt last week.
THEO ZUMM Nana Grizol frontman returns to town to play a solo set of folky pop-punk. See story on p. 9.
MADELINE Formerly local singer-songwriter playing songs of love, hope and other torments and joys.
DJ MAHOGANY Popular local DJ spins freaky funk, sultry soul, righteous R&B and a whole lotta unexpected faves.