Here lay a handful of interesting GF related happenings that are to take place this month of March – Beginning TODAY as Mother the Car returns to the city of soul, Augusta, GA where they’ll be visiting the ever awesome SOUL BAR. Flashing forward to Friday the 13th we see T.S Woodward and The Shoal Creek Stranglers performing for the first time at Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, GA as part of their “Martinis and IMAX” series. Following unconfirmed appearances, The Shoal Creek Stranglers will croon on for the remainder of March, celebrating Saint Paddy’s Day with Rabies Scythe Fight at the GO BAR in Athens, GA on the 17th followed by a stringing of Hartwell, GA at the legendary Bluegrass Express venue on thee 28th.
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!
*blog post courtesy of Athens Own / HMB, edited by GF for space.