THE CRYPTIDES invade Asheville / Augusta

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Catch Turf-Rock sensations The Cryptides (members of The Humms, Timmy Tumble and American Mannequins) on September 11th in Augusta, GA at the fabulous (and ever hospitable) SOUL BAR..followed by a salty dash over to Asheville, NC on September 12th to wipe out at The DOUBLE CROWN.  Please watch and share their video below and RSVP to the official event pages by following the following howling links:

The Cryptides in Augusta GA at the Soul Bar

The Cryptides in Asheville NC at the Double Crown

Video courtesy of GF Films on location at Murder Beech, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Selenographie

CHECK EM OWT / The FREE ASSOCIATES

Free Associates Athens GA

There’s high tale of gypsy business this Thursday night, featuring one of the classic city’s most recent incarnations in Rock and RAW, The Free Associates. This vicious group of scoundrels first appeared on our radar earlier this year when they booked a session at GF studio and proceeded to lay down an assortment of scorching singles. Currently, our sound engineers are sifting through the tapes, composing their debut release, and boy is it gonna be a BLOW OWT.  But don’t take our word for it! The following is a blog post taken from thee HMB feed this morning :

The first Athens GA band I’d like to bring to the table for splendid observation  is a vicious 3 piece Rock/Blues group relatively recent to the scene but not at all to the craft/livelihood of Rock N Roll .  They are The Free Associates.  Good God,man! If you have vicariously made your way around the nightlife of town in hopes for a good show (or hopes of your own personal means, for that matter), there is a good chance these guys were the reason you didn’t wake up until 3pm!  We’ve all been there. Bouncing around trying to find a good show only to find pretentious hipsters with their iPuds, Punk bands that care more about how overtly dirty they look rather than what they’re playing,  ’desperate to be’ reincarnations of Brantley Gilbert, overbearing Indie kid turned Math Metal wizards(thank God for effect pedals), and lets not forget the fedora sporting Folk masters. But have no fear! The Associates are here!   The best thing about [them] is they’re an actual band! Not tied down to digital equipment and no theatrics to boot! Not to say that all bands/music in town isn’t genuine, there is something to admire and learn with these guys playing who they are and doing it very stripped down without reliance on their gear. Just how Rock and Roll began…READ FULL ARTICLE

Listen to the FA EARLY DEMOS (via soundcloud)

The Free Associates will be performing this Thursday (Aug 22nd) at LITTLE KINGS in Athens GA with Timmy Tumble & The Tumblers and Florida’s own Fat Night!  So my friends, there is the delightful rundown on The Free Associates. Check Em’ Out!

RSVP to thee OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE

*blog post courtesy of Athens Own / HMB, edited by GF for space. 

Rawk Show at The World Famous

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Members of Timmy and the Tumblers and The HUMMS comprise new local instrumental surf-rock outfit The Cryptides, so you can rest easy knowing that incredible moniker is in capable hands. Early demos point towards a shockingly developed sound—a slinky, sexy swirl with just the right smear of dirt. The newly formed Jones Maintenance All-Stars is a hybrid group of sorts featuring members of Nate and the Nightmares and Free Associates; the Nightmares’ Nate Mitchell tells Flagpole the band will be “playing a mix of originals and classic rock and roll cover songs.”  The Rodney Kings will be on hand to provide a jolt of punk power, and appropriately capping off a night of throwback jams is a DJ set from local vinyl guru Kurt Wood.

(via Flagpole Magazine / Gabe Vodicka)

Thee totally slick flyer comes courtesy of Larry Choskey.  NOW DON’T MISS The Rodney Kings, The Cryptides, Jones Maintenance All-Stars and a DJ set by Kurt Wood, LIVE this Thursday at The World Famous!

RODNEY KINGS / TOUR KICK OFF

1043981_546067272107652_68522080_nTHE RODNEY KINGS are kicking off an 11-date East-ghost Tour starting Friday night at-the-soon to be closing, FARM 255 in Athens GA.   Supporting acts for the classic city date include The Cryptides, NATE and the NIGHTMARES and MansTrash.  Show starts at 11pm.  Catch them during the next 2 weeks in Athens, Augusta, Chapel Hill, Virginia Beach,  Richmond, DC, Philly and Brooklyn. Watch and Share this video of them fuzzin-owt the Caledonia Lounge back in June :

 

RODNEY KINGS TOUR DATES :  Official RSVP page

ATHENS fri july 12 @farm255
AUGUSTA tues july 16 @soul bar w/ kvids, koko beware
CHAPEL HILL wed july 17 @nightlight w/ priests, flesh wounds
VIRGINIA BEACH VACATION thurs july 18
RICHMOND fri july 19 @yerb w/milkstains, nervous ticks
DC sat july 20 tba
DC sun july 21 rodney kings visit our founding fathers
PHILLY mon july 22 cheesesteaks
PHILLY tues july 23 @50th and hazel w/ nick morrison
BROOKLYN wed july 24 @living gallery w/ tom blacklung
and the smokestacks, dead tenants

ATHENS fri july 26 @little kings SLOPFEST 2013
w/everybody

STRANGE NIGHT AT ORANGE TWIN

Orange Twin Show July 2013

****************UPDATE***************** Show has been moved to 40 WATT club due to stormy weather

DETAILS/DIRECTIONS page

LINE UP/TIMES (sub to change):

Old time pickin circle: 5:00-7:00
The Orange Twin Family Band: 7:00
Art Rosenbaum: 8:00
The Shoal Creek Stranglers: 9:00
The Darnell Boys: 10:00
The Athens Cowboy Choir: 11:00

RSVP to thee OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE

ORANGE TWIN SITE

Athens Cowboy Choir **UPDATE** Show has been moved to 40 WATT club due to stormy weather

SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS / @ SSWAMP TONITE

Shoal Creek Stranglers

In a last minute surprise message that washed up on the banks of Shoal Creek just moments ago, a note read : “SCS to perform Tonight in Athens, GA at The Secret Swamp / 11pm – donate for the touring bands!”

RSVP to the Official EVENT PAGE

View / Share this video of the Stranglers performing “WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU DIE?” last Saturday night at Bluegrass Express in Hartwell GA / Thanks Andrew for video

Everyday is Saturday to a DOG

There’s a gruesome treat brewing up for you and your finest feline, this Saturday night at the GO BAR on Prince Ave.  Opening the show, we have MOTHER THE CAR (fresh with stacks of their new Gypsy EP!) followed by our  mothers from other utters, UNCLE SKUNKLE will be dropping in from Murfreesboro, TN to raise hell (with a temper to match!) Don’t miss their satanic version of SURFIN BYRD! Closing out the magical evening will be Athens’ originals CARS CAN BE BLUE reminding you that love can be pain, pain can be fun and fun can be blue, what are you gonna do. Don’t miss Nate Mitchell’s organic  Belt-Whipping.

Doors 9 / Show 10

RSVP to the OFFICIAL EVENT PHAGE

Check out CCBB’s video of “Do You Remember”   


OLD SMOKEY 7″ / OWT NOW

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Creeping into the year [2013], conjured up from the thick Georgia fog, we are pleased to bring you the OLD SMOKEY 7″ [GF005]

“Soothing”, “Strange” and “Stringy” could be the first impression of veteran gypsy ears,  geared and callused from our previous “Rock, Raw and Pop” releases, this [OS 7″] marks the dizzy dawn of what we like to call our “country Strange” sector, by-way of the Gory Gospel truth being, that this fine piece of wax was summoned up, smoked out -if you will, in the summer months of 2012 by Athens native, Jim Willingham (Ham1, Infinity Cat Recordings).

Nestled comfortably behind a banjo, matched with his lyrical approach (for lack of more fitting slang) – melodies are plucked straight out of the mind’s darkest neighborhoods. Fellow stringers Jacob Morris, John Fernandes, Jason Trahan and Robert Lomax join in together, forming a mysterious musical cloud composing of strings, woodwinds and a 70+ year aged bass drum head.

OLD SMOKEY

Old Smokey’s debut 7″ release bares three-KUTS with Side A’s opener “Lazy Eye”, which sounds as if it were originally featured on “The Wickerman” Soundtrack (1973), but some how, rather found itself reincarnated -falling through the laws of time. . . and landing on your turntable, here in this strange modern world.

Allow your senses to fall into the cradle that is “The Natural”, the instrumental stand out of the release, hypnotizing at moments signaled ahead by bells, haunted by whistles.

The B side is totally consumed in the whopping 5+ min trance titled “Weeping Willow” – perhaps the most somber of the the three selections,  featuring rhythmic “trap-doors of change” that complete the knot in this tangled memory of bliss.

Special editions of the 7″ will include an inner CD Sleeve (with art designed by Fernandes’ son) that includes Exxxtra tracks for your own exxxtended adventure into the mystical haze that is Old Smokey.

WJAY / Jan 18th 2013

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BUY THE 7″ from GF store 

ORRR why not go get one from the band in person?! That’s right chyld,  they’re playing the 7″ RELEASE PARTY tonight at Athens’ newest venue, The World Famous, more info below :

RSVP to the official event here

STRANGLING on OLD 29 / HARTWELL

Saturday, Feb 2nd 200013 thee infamous Shoal Creek Stranglers are to be ‘Stringin and Singin” at JOANS PLACE – (out on Old Hwy 29 in Hartwell, GA) at 11AM-SO SHARP!  Special Guests include her honorableness, Judge T. Brown and the HART Huggers / bee theree

Here we have the Stranglers performing a Roger Miller tune, last year at Jack’s Picking Parlor // Williamston, SC

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