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Quiet Evenings

Quiet Evenings

Lineup: Grant Evans, Rachel Evans. Featuring Members Of: Motion Sickness of Time Travel, Crippling, Peyote Cristal, Nova Scotian Arms, Moss Swarm, Vitrazh, Aerial Jungle, Modern Lamps. Influences: Telecult Powers, Grasshopper, Golden Retriever, Afterlife, Sundrips, Pine Smoke Lodge, Celer, Peaking Lights.

After marrying in 2008, Rachel and Grant Evans began recording and releasing music—both separately and together—under various pseudonyms, quickly attracting deserved attention from the often parochial (and painfully perceptive) noise-blogging, cassette-trading crowd. Quiet Evenings, the pair’s definitive collaborative project, formed in 2009, though the Evanses, formerly of LaGrange, only recently relocated to Athens.

Drone-centric and ridiculously prolific, the critically lauded Quiet Evenings has released “more than 15 albums on various cassette, CD and record labels” since its formation. Thankfully, the group has the goods to back it up. Its music is alternately tranquil and unsettling, a fitting soundtrack to modern times. There’s no doubt that Athens’ experimental scene needs a shot in the arm; this humble husband-and-wife duo may be just what the doctor ordered. (Visit

Next Show: Sept. 8 @ Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC)


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