Open the dictionary to the word “townie” on Friday and you’ll find yourself magically transported to the Caledonia Lounge, where some of Athens’ most august musicians will show us why they still rule this school (um, so to speak). First, witness the melodic punk power of The VG Minus, the new, proto-rocking trio of Michelle McClure, Paul Walker and vinyl guru Kurt Wood. Next up is A, the hopelessly ungoogleable on-and-off vehicle for guitarist and songwriter Creston Spiers’ soul-sucking tales of everyman malaise. Spiers’ tunes here are more straightforward than the music he makes with his other band, Harvey Milk, but they’re just as sidesplittingly glum. End the night with a set from The Arcs, the hardest-rocking pop band in the biz. Finish your PBR, young fella, and say goodnight.
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