Athens GA Live Music Recap: Godcaster, That’s Rad, Drivin N Cryin, Love Tractor and More


With Gregory Frederick behind the camera, Athens GA Live Music seeks to document local and touring bandsgracing stages across the Classic City. Explore the whole archive and subscribe to the channel here. Get up to speed with recent performances below, and remember to check Flagpole‘s music calendar each week to find out about upcoming shows.

We kicked the week off with sets by Blood (Philly), Family Vision (NY), BathTime, Jock Gang and Peyton Covfefe—plus spoken word by T.R.E. Life—at Rabbit Hole Studios on Tuesday, Mar. 15.

St. Patrick’s Day was a whirlwind of jumping between venues. First up was a surprise full band appearance by Drivin N Cryin—initially promoted as only lead singer Kevn Kinney—at First American Bank & Trust’s outdoor FAB Festival. The free downtown block party also hosted Rashe’s, La Carreta and Lil Ice Cream Dude.

From there, we hopped over to Southern Brewing Co. for the St. Pat’s Pop Punk Bash with That’s Rad, shown here playing a nostalgic cover of “The Funny Things You Do.” RIP Bob Saget.

Up next is some Celtic “greengrass” music with The Fusiliers at Athentic Brewing Co.

The night’s not over! On to Flicker Theatre and Bar for a great set by The Howdies.

Scene fixtures Love Tractor, Magnapop and Flash to Bang Time played a two-night stand at the 40 Watt Club on Friday, Mar. 18 and Saturday, Mar. 19. Love a good clarinet cameo!

That same Friday night, Ciné hosted The Electric Prophets (Baltimore), The Stone Eye (Philly), Bleach Garden (Atlanta) and The Getaway Company.

No. 3 Railroad in Arnoldsville hosted a breezy, laid-back afternoon show with Janet and the Blue Dogs and Todd Lister on Saturday.

Later that night, Shadebeast presented Bog Monkey (Atlanta), Thunderchief (Richmond) and Sacred Bull at Flicker Theatre and Bar. Shadebeast has been booking one spectacular metal show after the other, and will officially host its fifth anniversary party in June.

On Monday, Mar. 21, we returned to Flicker for sets by Godcaster (Philly) and Moth Sweat (Atlanta).