Athens GA Live Music Recap: Sloan Brothers LP Listening Party, Guillotine A.D. Album Release, Tears for the Dying and More

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On Friday, Aug. 1 at the 40 Watt Club, Sloan Brothers—the recording project of Sloan Simpson and friends—celebrated the official LP release of System Update with a listening party. Performers included Robert Schneider, Jay Gonzalez and Hayride, all of whom contributed parts on the album. You can read about Sloan Brothers here.

Next door at Flicker Theatre and Bar, Shadebeast Presents hosted Beast Mode, Corrupted Saint (FL) and Guillotine A.D., the last of which celebrated the release of its new album Born to Fall. Check out this past week’s cover story on Guillotine A.D. here, and learn more about the metal gurus behind Shadebeast, which just celebrated its fifth anniversary, here.

Saturday, July 2 was a good night for bouncing around between venues. We started off with Tears for the Dying at Flicker. You can learn more about the history of goth music during a Q&A with singer and guitarist Adria Stembridge here.

Over at Ciné, we caught Murder the Mood, Nix the Scientist and Ocean’s End (FL).

This same night, Well Kept, who you can read about here, performed over at the 40 Watt Club.