Athens Popfest officially kicks into gear Wednesday, Aug. 8, continuing through the end of next week at the Georgia Theatre and Little Kings Shuffle Club and featuring a whiz-bang lineup that includes Guided by Voices, Elf Power, The Mummies, Man or Astro-man? and lots of other exciting stuff. (Check next week’s Flagpole for a full rundown, as well as the official festival program.) This year, the reinvigorated annual happening has added a pre-fest, locals-centric party featuring dynamic 18-year-old hip-hop artist Kxng Blanco and psychedelic indie-rock quintet Wieuca. The fun jumps off Tuesday evening at The Foundry, and—bonus!—admission is totally free.
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