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Calendar Pick: Official AthFest Kickoff Party with Elf Power

Elf Power. Credit: Jason Thrasher.

Elf Power is performing a special show for the official kickoff of Athens’ biggest music festival. The local legends have a catalog of innovative music releases dating back to 1995, most recently putting out a remaster and re-pressing of the 1997 mythological psych-folk album When the Red King Comes. The album is full of notable features, such as Jeff Mangum, Kevin Barnes and David Barbe, and has been referred to by AllMusic as “a heady journey to a psychedelic utopia.” Elf Power’s performance follows a 7 p.m. screening of The Elephant 6 Recording Co., a documentary about the illustrious Athens psychedelic pop collective of the same name, which included bands like Elf Power, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Olivia Tremor Control and the Apples In Stereo. The documentary even features commentary from celebrity guests such as David Cross and Elijah Wood. The film will be ticketed separately from the show.

WHO: Official AthFest Kickoff Party
WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m. (film screening), 9 p.m. (show)
HOW MUCH: $10 (show)