R.I.P Curtis Vorda

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Today we are saddened by the news of American Mannequins / Dark Meat member Curtis Vorda passing onward due to a brain aneurysm last week in Athens, GA.   Rest in peace, Curtis.  The choir invisible gains another member.

 

 

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GF Happenings

 

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9/17 – Shoal Creek Stranglers at Art In The Park – Maysville GA – 4pm

9/23 – The Beltoneans at Soundbox Tavern – Simpsonville, SC   – 9:30pm

9/29 – French Exit, JKF, Ryan Moore at Flicker Bar – Athens, GA – 10pm

9/30 – Blackfoot Gypsies with special guests at Flicker – Athens, Ga – 10pm

 

 

 

T.S. Woodward / DC release 8-19

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T.S. Woodward is all set to unleash his “How To Breathe Underwater / In The Black Box” collection on double cassette and digital format this August 19th in Athens, GA at the Fabulous Flicker Theatre and Bar with the ever so awesome Viking Progress.

Show will commence at 10pm / Cover : $5

 

GF HAPPENINGS / JULY

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We are extremely happy to announce that the kickstarter campaign launched to aid in the funding of the long awaited album by  T.S. Woodward  – surpassed the initial goal of $1500!  A tremendous “thank you” to everyone who donated to the project.  Sources from the Woodward camp predict a release date before fall 2016.

7/6 – Marble Soup, JR Fisher and Tyler Travis / Flicker / Athens, GA
7/7 – The Cryptides, De Lux Interiors /  GA Theatre Roof / Athens, GA
7/7 – Kwazymoto, Broken Windows / Flicker / Athens, GA
7/8 – Shoal Creek Stranglers at Lake Burton Bar / Clayton, GA
7/8 – Friday Night Cat Fights at Yesterdaze Records / Seneca, SC
7/8 – the VG Minus, The Grawks / Go Bar / Athens, GA
7/14 – HAINT / The Eyedrum / Atlanta, GA
7/16 – Fat Coyote / The Optimist / Atlanta, Ga
7/16 – Darnell Boys, Old Smokey / HI-LO Lounge / Athens, GA
7/16 – Tuba Skinny / Orange Twin C.C. / Athens, GA
7/217/24 – SLOPFEST / Athens, GA
 

 

 

T.S. Woodward launches a Kickstarter

 

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Athens, GA based pianist known as T.S. Woodward debuted a new video earlier this month via Dominar Films – outlining a plan to finally release his long-awaited concept album.  The project originally began production in 2013 before eventually transforming into a double-album with the addition of a live recording titled “In The Black Box” captured during Woodward’s 2015 graduation from the University of Georgia for studies in Popular Music Composition, a major which T.S. created himself after initially being declined entry into the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Woodward commented that the album is a “surrealist’s guide to navigating the dark descent into and out of a dream. Everything is complete except the physical release!”

Rewards for donations include everything from a digital version of the LP – all the way up to – T.S. delivering an actual piano to your home, spot tuning included!

Catch T.S. Woodward and his ensemble at this year’s Athfest – Friday June 24th on the Hull St. Stage at 7:15pm!

You can find out more and help contribute to the cause by visiting the official Kickstarter page and sharing the video below :

 

GF Happenings / JUNE

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6/3 – Ethan Crump CD release at HCMH / Hartwell, GA
6/3 – Shoal Creek Stranglers at HCMH / Hartwell, GA
6/4 – The Drovers at the Purple Onion / Saluda, NC
6/4 – Flight Mode USA at Go Bar / Athens, GA
6/4 – Fat Coyote at The Optimist / Atlanta, GA
6/9 – Casper and The Cookies at The Foundry / Athens, GA
6/11 – Pine Tar Rage at Backstreets / Clemson, SC
6/12 – The De lux Interiors at The Globe / Athens, GA
6/24 – T.S. Woodward on Hull St stage / Athens, GA
6/24 – Old Smokey, Mother The Car at Flicker / Athens, GA

 

 

GF Happenings / MAY

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4/29 – Koko Beware + more / GO Bar / Athens, GA
4/29 – Parkertown Pickers / SWAMP Bar / Hartwell, GA
5/6 – JKF Art Opening / Flicker Theatre / Athens, GA
5/7 – Midnight Stranglers / Derby Party / Decatur, GA
5/13 – The Darnell Boys + more / 40 watt / Athens, GA
5/14 – Midnight Stranglers / Superica / Atlanta, GA
5/21 – Athens FACE/OFF / 40 watt / Athens, GA
5/21 – Midnight Stranglers / The Optimist / Atlanta, GA
5/22  – Shoal Creek Stranglers / Depot / Lavonia, GA
5/28 – FNCF+ more / Uptown Lounge / Anderson, SC 
5/29 / Nicholas Mallis + more / Athens, GA

 

 

 

Happenings / April

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4/2 – FILM Premier : A Peculiar Noise – Atlanta, GA
4/7 – The Drovers at Greer Farmer’s Market – Greer, SC
4/8 – SCS at Yesterdaze Records – Seneca, SC
4/9 – Midnight Stranglers – Griffin, GA
4/9 – The FANNY PACK w/ Nick Lutsko – Atlanta, GA
4/15 – Moths and more at Flicker – Athens, GA
4/16 – SCS at Oakland Cemetery – Atlanta, GA
4/23 – SCS at Gazebo (Morning Gig) – Lavonia, GA
4/23 – Southern Surf Stomp – Athens, GA
4/30 – Indie South Fair Springtacular – Athens, GA
4/30 – Rock n’ Roll Prom– Athens, GA

 

 

GF Happenins / March

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Mar 1st – Wuxtry Records turns 40 – Athens, GA
Mar 3rd – Midnight Stranglers are back Superica – ATL, GA
Mar 4th – Dustin Owens ATFA – Doolittle’s – Anderson, SC
Mar 5th – David Bowie Tribute – 40 watt – Athens, GA
Mar 10th – David Liebe Hart w/The Fanny Pack – Smiths Ole Bar – ATL, GA
Mar 12th – Guided By Guided By Voices – Flicker – Athens, GA

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GRATEFUL GREETINGS / 2016

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Welcome to the strange world of 2016 folks – Following is the latest scheduled GF Happenins for the month of January :

JAN 15th / 40 watt / Athens GA –  The fabolous 40 watt is proud to present : OLD SMOKEY, SCOTT SPILLANE and THE ALL CITY CANNONBALLERS at 9pm / $5 / 18+ / EVENT PAGE

JAN 16th / Capri on Main / Gaffney SC –  It’s them DARNELL BOYS again – and they’re up to the usual stringing with the SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS opening at 9pm / $10 / EVENT PAGE

JAN 16th / ODDITORIUM / Asheville NC – Join SHADOW SHOW, FRIDAY NIGHT CAT FIGHTS and JOSIE McQUEEN / EVENT PAGE

JAN 17th / CRIMSON MOON / Dahlonega GA – The SHOAL CREEK STRANGLERS return to the forever cozy North-Georgia venue for a special Sunday-Show at 7pm / $9 advance /$12 at door / EVENT PAGE

JAN 22nd / SUPERICA / ATLANTA GA – The MIDNIGHT STRANGLERS are on the loose and will be performing at the local TEX-MEX restaurant at 9pm /  EVENT PAGE