We’re kickin in 2013. The GFR Travelin’ Variety Show (of-sorts) will be making TWO stops this weekend, first appearing (Friday) in Savannah, GA at the JINX with local cats NICHE only before heading up-stream the following evening (Saturday) to Augusta, GA’s famous SOUL BAR (Goodgod). Join us as we burn gravel from the sea shore all the way to the Godfathers’ door step.
GYPSY-Bands between these bills include (but not on both shows!) The HUMMS, The RODNEY KINGS, Timmy Tumble and the Tumblers and Koko BEWARE.
Official Event Page for Savannah Show
Official Event Page for Augusta Show
Also, stay-TOONED for next weekend’s activities when the GFR / Rodney Luther King Jr Fest CONTINUES into it’s second year! We’ll be spinnin this in the mean-time :
Athens, GA folk sensation “Old Smokey” (members of Ham1, Moths and Olivia Tremor Control) will be making their debut release on GYPSY FARM wax. More info coming soon, head on over to their GF PLAYER and cast an ear.
Mean/while, these VINYL titles are available in the store for CHEAP/YAW:
THE RODNEY KINGS / IRENE / 7″
THE HUMMS / DTAD / 7″
THE HUMMS / LEMONLAND / 12″ LP
MUUY BIIEN / KNIFE FIGHTS / 7″
BEACH FEVER / TMT / 12″ LP
GYPNOSIS / GF Bands Compilation / 12″ LP
QUAILBONES / ST / 7″
We leave you with the all mightly and all good LOS MEESFITS
The Shoal Creek Stranglers will be “appearing” before your very eyes and ears this Saturday night in Murray, KY at Terrapin Station Record Store along with some top-Kentuckian music folk — THE JACKSON PURCHASE and SECULAR PETS.
Following this, catch them strangling down at THE STONE FOX in NASHVILLE, TN the next evening (SUNDAY FOOL)
GF’s own Dubya Jay will be on the shoals of thee scene this weekend, covering the Stranglers’ travels. Come out and enjoy the rare Bluegrass, Gospel and Country tunes performed by Zeke Sayer and Matthew Garrison (of THE HUMMS)
Enjoy and SHARE this video from fall 2011 of SCS performing “Down In The Ground” outside of GF HQ
These Raww-thrashin punks from Athens, GA have produced (for lack of more appropriate slang) a 7INCH for Virginia’s WONDERTRICK label — and rarely does any firecracker on this devil-dish fizzle any longer than 40 seconds. The music is maddening, spaced out mostly from your own imagination in-between muffed out little teases–Yet, a flip over to side B oozes the repetitive (and unexpectedly relaxing) drone of ROTTER. Read more about MUUY BIIEN in this article from VICE
BUY THE 7INCH in STORE
Distro Item from WONDERTRICK RECORDS
Just this past weekend, Athens’ own action attraction, Timmy Tumble and The Tumblers took to the Tumblin Tennessee road, stopping briefly in Memphis, Nashville and Chattanooga. For those that don’t know, this band features Tim Schreiber who fronted Colonel Knowledge and the Lickity-Splits (ALIVE!/BOMP!), as well as members of All City Canonballers, Mouser and The Humms. Check OWT this grooving show review we dug up from the band’s stop at the Springwater Bar in Nashville, TN last Friday night :
(Taken from THE NASHVILLE CREAM BLOG)
“First up were Timmy and the Tumblers, who, as we were about to find out, take their identity quite seriously.” —–“The crowd on hand was pretty thin, but that didn’t discourage Schrieber from trying to engage every last person in the building, taking cues from his time with legendary Athens psych band Dark Meat. He used every inch of his extra-long mic cable to explore the space, offering one verse as he reclined with his feet on the merch table, the next crooned on one knee to an unsuspecting patron, the next as he rolled around on the floor after doing a somersault from the lip of the four-inch-high stage. (Seems he didn’t notice or care that this place has a different kind of five-second rule: If it’s on the floor for more than five seconds, you might be better off burning it, whatever it is.) Straining against his tether, he even sang face-to-face with the regulars watching football. They smiled and nodded — yeah kid, that’s nice. It takes a lot more than that to peak their weird-shit-o-meter.”
Source : THE SPIN / NASHVILLE CREAM / NASHVILLE SCENE
TIMMY TUMBLE LINK
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Print by Sir Stephen, Art by Madam Kiaya / 2012
Mothers hide yer children! Middle-Tennessee Hell raisers are floating into Athens this Saturday. You all know them from their SCORCHING singles “Dazy” and “Ramblin Man” that made the cut of this year’s compilation vinyl, Gypnosis – and WHOO could forget last year’s appearance at The Hangar, followed by the house party set where things got even sweatier (If you can believe it!), We’ve watched these men for years now and WE KNOW you’ll want to watch them too!
Uncle Skunkle (and the Scarecrow Family Band) will hit the corner of The Go Bar, ready to tare one OWT around 11pm with GF luvables THE HUMMS and new comerzz MOTHER THE CAR, (pick up one of their debut EPs at the show!)
OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE HERE