GRANDPA EGG debuts new album

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Our friendly fellow stringer stranger, Grandpa Egg  (Jeb Morris) has been busy relocating from Nashville to Philadelphia and some how, has still managed to track a sophomore release titled “Praying Mantis”

Grandpa released the following statement : “These recordings focus on a cast of characters who live in a meadow across the road from the house where I grew up.  They include, but are not limited to: a girl named Sally, a bluebird named Hank, a daisy called Daisy, an Earthworm Wally, a Christopher Cricket, and a praying mantis named Pellapetisimo.”

Produced by Morris’ brother, Bart.

We highly encourage that you visit EGG’s website to keep updated and buy/stream the album from start to finish via the link below:

http://www.grandpaegg.com

NEW ELF POWER LP OUT NOW

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Quicker than thee stench of expensive bourbon oozing out of Washington today, Elf Power releases their new record on Orange Twin / Darla.  The band visited GF studio during the Summer of 2012 to track for the album, listen to the title track “Sunlight On The Moon” via soundcloud below :

and stream the entire record (for a few more days) via NPR

“[Elf Power] recorded the latest record in a variety of settings ranging from singer/songwriter Andrew Rieger’s home studio, to Athens, GA’s The Glow studio, to Lavonia, GA’s Gypsy Farm Studios, a long derelict country music theatre located in rural Georgia. Newly renovated and transformed into a recording studio, the beautiful auditorium hosted concerts from the likes of Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and George Jones throughout the 1970s and 1980s.”

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See Elf Power on tour this month with Neutral Milk Hotel and Deerhunter

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“OUT OF PLACE” / GH and the Sumthin Sumthins

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As a fall breeze slithers through GF this morning, we pass on to you an original strum by Garett Hatch (and the sumthin sumthins), ripped from his solo effort seperate of thee band MOTHER THE CAR, currently finishing their debut LP at GF studio.  Please enjoy this video/song “OUT OF PLACE” below from Hatch’s home-recording sessions :

Catch MTC with The Shoal Creek Stranglers at the Soul Bar in Augusta, GA on Nov 14th 200013. STAY TOONED FOR Exciting news from GFR!

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

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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. 

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

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.

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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

ZOMBIE PROM / VDAY 2013

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As we approach the holy-day of LOVE,  why not make your way down to Little Kings, this Thursday / February 14th (and drag your date along too!) — for an ALL OWT-CALL OWT of every monster ready to mash!  Indie South Fair is presenting the Handmade Lovers / Zombie PROM this year,  which begins at 4pm (prom at 9) and features Handmade Art, Up-Doo-Doins (courtesy of Honey’s), DJ ZZ Ryder, Tarot Card Reading, Zombie Make Up specialist. . .the list really goes on and on. . . find ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW by summoning :

OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE

“It’s time for the 6th annual ZOMBIE PROM! Raid the thrift stores and dress to depress! Fabulous trophies will be handed out, as always.” – ISF / Athens

Featuring Live Performances by:

MONSOON
The De Lux Interiors (Cramps cover band, TRIPPLE XXX!)
The HUMMS

Nasty Jams by Chamber Music

Valentines Day / 200013!

BE MY, BE MY BABYY

GOLDIE RETURNS FROM THE NORTH

Originally the front-lady of the first successful all-girl band,  Goldie and the Gingerbreads, we bring you the lovely – Genya Ravan, via her recent interview on Blues.GR  / which you can READ HERE

COME ON SUGGA and THINK, about the good times :

During the 60’s, the gals toured with acts such The Rolling Stones, The Animals, The Beatles, The Yardbirds, The Hollies and The Kinks.  In present day 200013,  Genya is a regular host  featured on “Little Stevens Underground Garage” channel on SiriusXM radio