Established Atlanta ensemble The Ruination is the rare jam band for which substance always trumps style and a bunch of disparate influences combine seamlessly into a soul-shaking whole. Featuring elements of spooky psych, blasted dub reggae, elastic space-rock and horror-movie kitsch, the band’s latest full-length, 2015’s Rattlesnake Church, offers a potent sample of The Ruination’s particular brand of eclectica. Friday night at Hendershot’s is perhaps the best all-around concert lineup of the Labor Day week, with local standouts Michael Potter (blissed-out solo guitar meditations) and Lingua Franca (socially conscious hip-hop gone wild) also slated to perform.
LINGUA FRANCA Athens-based hip-hop project inspired by the '90s underground and the study of linguistics.
THE RUINATION Experimental Atlanta group with space-rock and reggae influences. See Calendar Pick on p. 14.
MICHAEL POTTER Local guitarist creates a blend of ambient folk and psychedelic songs and soundscapes.