Tonight in Athens: Water Liars, Leo J.


Water Liars

Tonight at Normaltown Hall, Mississippi folk-rockers Water Liars return to perform tunes from their stellar new self-titled LP, which is out on Fat Possum this month. The arid songscapes of the group’s previous outing, Wyoming, have been replaced with a full-band bombast that serves to elevate frontman Justin Kinkel-Schuster’s bleak, desperate songwriting. Stream “I Want Blood” below.

Over at Hendershot’s, Oregon folkie Leo J. rolls into town—literally, as the singer-songwriter is touring the country via bicycle. Sure, it’s taking him a year or so to do it, but, as evidenced by J.’s quiet, contemplative tunes, the dude’s got nothing but time. Read our Calendar Pick, and stream the lovely “Big Big World” below.


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