Hallows’ Eve Show / 10-30 at FLICKER

SCS flicker

Your participation is strongly encouraged as we summon the sounds of hell – beginning this Friday night at the Flicker Theatre in Athens, GA.   The establishment is proud to welcome GF veterans Garett Hatch (and his one-man-band extraordinaire), The Shoal Creek Stranglers (performing a peculiar blend of various interest), Pine Tar Rage (Carolina Rock  ‘n Roll quartet of souls) with Old Smokey (haunting the musical hairs off of you).  10pm / $5   / RSVP to the official event page

Happenins for OCTOBER


T.S. Woodward and friends (pictured above) earlier this month sinking in an attempt to capture what will eventually become the cover of his upcoming release, planned for 2016.  Photo courtesy of Woodward’s facespook – Many thanks to Dominar productions.

Below are the GF happenins for OCTOBER

Oct 1st / Caledonia Lounge – Launch into the month as Atlanta’s own Gringo Star revisits the classic city with our pals Slow Parade and Tedo Stone – Visit the official event page for more details – Show starts at 9:30pm – Athens, GA 

Oct 2nd, 3rd and 4th / BRWA Music Fest  – Elf Power, Athens Cowboy Choir, Shoal Creek Stranglers, Scott Spillane, Sea of Dogs, Shade and so many more! Tent Camping and other activities.  Visit official Event Page for details   – this happening is at Camp Kiwanis in  Danielsville, GA

Oct 10th / Lavonia Gazebo – Celebrated poet and local resident John W. Williams will host an autograph session for his latest book “A Cup of Warm Words” as Zeke Sayer provides musical entertainment from 10am-11am at the Gazebo in downtown Lavonia, GA 

Oct 16th and 17th / Mountain Hitchin – The Shoal Creek Stranglers are off to the South-East end of Appalachia this weekend to croon a lovely couple into holy matrimony for all eternity. Our highest congratulations to Ashlie and Andrew! – Asheville, NC 

Oct 22nd / Salem Community Center – Sponsored by the Salem Branch/Oconee County Library presents The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show performing at 7pm in Salem, SC 

Oct 23rd / The Optimist – It’s the infamous return of the Midnight Stranglers performing various renditions of rock and roll treasures from 7-10pm while you sample some of the towns finest seafood cuisine. We wholeheartedly recommend the lobster roll – Atlanta, GA

Oct 30th / Flicker Theatre – Join us for a fabulous evening of music from Old Smokey, Pine Tar Rage (from the upstate of South Carolina), The Shoal Creek Stranglers special electrified set and a solo performance by Garett Hatch.  For more details visit the official event page – Show starts at 10pm / $5 – Athens, GA 

Oct 31st / Flicker Theatre – Prepare for a night of ghoulish delight summoned forth by our ole friends LOS MEESFITS along with ANTLERED AUNT LORD and JOWE HEAD (of Swell Maps – all the way from England!) Visit the official event page for more details – Show starts at 10pm – Athens, GA

9/2 IN-STORE SHOW at Yesterdaze Records

Mike at Yesterdaze

Mike West has been providing quality music (and other grateful things) through-out the upstate of South Carolina since the 1980s – and in most recent years – has begun hosting free all-age shows for local and touring acts at his record store “Yesterdaze” in Seneca, SC.

On September 2nd the store will welcome GF veterans PINE TAR RAGE and FRIDAY NIGHT CAT FIGHTS – as well as CLEM McGILLICUTTY and the BURNOUTS along with the SWAMP RATS, both on tour from Florida.

The show will begin at 7:30pm and is free (as always) but donations are strongly encouraged and the store will of course be open for the last-minute music shoppers!  There are deals on literally thousands of LP’s – Rock, Blues, Punk, R&B, Country, etc. 45’s, CD’s, music memorabilia and other cool stuff.  Keep alert to upcoming appearances and special gatherings via the Yesterdaze social page or phone ( 8 6 4 )  8 7 3 – 9 3 3 2

RSVP to the Official Event Page    —     Yesterdaze Record Store Page

Oh my, July

Silvertone Bone by WJAY

Gypsy correspondents confirmed that numerous assemblies have been taking place within the studio sector during this month and seem to entertain a slight promise of some strange (and exciting) projects that will finally be coming-to-light as time allows through out this year and next.

The remaining GF happenin’s for JULY (and early AUG) include :

The Rodney Kings at Little Kings / Athens, Ga / 10:45pm / July 30th

Old Smokey at 40 Watt / Athens, GA / 9:00pm / July 30th

Shoal Creek Stranglers at NICK’s / Clemson, SC / 10:00pm / July 31st

All City Cannonballers at Little Kings / Athens, GA / 7:30pm / Aug 1st

The Cryptides at Hi Lo Lounge / Athens, Ga / 10:15pm / Aug 2nd

The Cryptides at Kavarna / Decatur, GA / 8:00pm / Aug 15th

Soon this JUNE

the cryptides

JUNE 13th – Shoal Creek Stranglers at High Cotton Music Hall – Hartwell, GA
JUNE 13th – The Fabulous Sparktones at Downtown Cafe – Hartwell, GA
JUNE 16th – Nicholas Mallis & The Borealis at HI LO Lounge – Athens, GA
JUNE 23rd – Dustin Owens and the FA at Farmers Market – Anderson, SC
JUNE 26th – The Cryptides at Caledonia Lounge (ATHFEST) – Athens, GA


GF received a Memphis-Morning-Message informing that our sweet sister Erica Qualy (The VIGNETTES, Objectum Sexuals) has once again put together something fierce. We find a group, titled “FREDD VELVET” and they’ve  wasted no time in recording and releasing a self-titled EP over a two-day period with the help of Hartle Road.

The band’s first release comes as an endearing sludge of steady-beat, neon-lit punk rock with plenty of auxiliary sounds which clang and tang to haunted organs that hover amid a well executed union of brass and axes.  This 5-song EP hosts a collection of tracks that range from the comatose march of “Green Eyes” to the suggestive nature of “I Want To Look At My Rocks“.  Clocking out right at around 10-minutes, the EP promises to be a pleasurable experience to all those familiar with the legendary history between Memphis, TN and independent punk rock music.

You can download the EP via bandcamp.



May 1stShoal Creek Stranglers Square in  Hartwell, GA    (RSVP)
May 2nd – SCS at COBB’s Annual Derby Social in Atlanta, GA (Private)
May 2ndThe Subsonics at Hi-Lo Lounge – Athens, GA (RSVP)
May 2ndJacob Morris at Flicker Theatre and Bar – Athens, GA (RVSP)
May 9thThe Cryptides at Creature Comforts – Athens, GA (RSVP)
May 10thNeutral Milk Hotel  at Orange Twin – Athens, GA (RSVP)
May 16th – Parkertown Pickers at PUMC – Lavonia, GA (Directions)
May 17th – SCS at Burgess Historic Cemetery in Lavonia GA (RSVP)
May 23rd – SCS at Nick’s Tavern in Clemson, SC  (RSVP)
May 27thMTC on the Roof-Top at Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA (RSVP)
May 30th – Shoal Creek Stranglers at The Den – Anderson, SC (RSVP)

*SCS = Shoal Creek Stranglers – Swamp String Country Jazz
*MTC = Mother The Car – Guitar based blues granite