Soon this JUNE

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JUNE 13th – Shoal Creek Stranglers at High Cotton Music Hall – Hartwell, GA
JUNE 13th – The Fabulous Sparktones at Downtown Cafe – Hartwell, GA
JUNE 16th – Nicholas Mallis & The Borealis at HI LO Lounge – Athens, GA
JUNE 23rd – Dustin Owens and the FA at Farmers Market – Anderson, SC
JUNE 26th – The Cryptides at Caledonia Lounge (ATHFEST) – Athens, GA

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T.S. WOODWARD to preview “How To Breathe Underwater” Album at UGA / April 1st

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The first day of April has long been remembered as “All Fools’ Day” for many reasons.  However, exempt from that list of foolery is one T.S. Woodward, whom you may have spotted traveling around the classic city; mid-way through his tango-of-death with 88 keys.  Woodward made an “official” debut in 2013 with the release of Dominar’s “BLUE RIBBON” music video.  Since then, he has been hard at work on an album of recordings that will ultimately be submitted as his senior thesis in Popular Music Composition, a degree that Woodward designed himself.   The finished album is titled “How to Breathe Underwater” and it will premiere on April 1st @ exactly 5PM for one showing only in The Dancz Center for New Music on the 2nd floor of UGA’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

To better explain the situation, we requested a statement and the following descended upon the field at Gypsy Farm late last week, attached to a fast-dwindling balloon, it read :

“A few years ago I created my own major at UGA; I did this by outlining a unique path of study which was specific to my interests and incorporated upper level coursework from the departments of Music Composition, Creative Writing, and Music Business. Additionally, I proposed a senior thesis project which would require me to write, record, and produce a full length “album” of original material, the graded submission of which (alongside an academic paper) would ultimately determine whether or not I graduate. This major is called Popular Music Composition, and on Wednesday, April 1st, at exactly 5PM within the grand hall of The Dancz Center for New Music, the question of my graduation will finally be answered as I present my completed thesis, How to Breathe Underwater, in front of a live studio audience and my 3 esteemed committee members, Dr. Valdez, Dr. Pavlic, and Mr. David Barbe.

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The first half of this recital will consist of the world premiere of my thesis, How to Breathe Underwater, in the form of a stereophonic playback of the 28 minute album in its entirety from start to finish and without pause. This is not an “album release” but rather an exclusive public screening of the album before the inevitable waiting period to get it pressed and distributed to record stores. It is worth noting that The Dancz Center for New Music, aka The Black Box, is the same state-of-the-art performance hall in which the majority of this work was recorded and mixed and is therefore the ideal place in which to listen to it.

The second half of this recital will consist of a live performance of B-sides and other material written by T.S. Woodward, performed by himself at the piano and with the help of his friends, The Phantasmagoric Chamber Orchestra, whose makeup is as follows:

Zeke Sayer – Drumset
Matthew Garrison – Upright Bass
Nicholas Mallis – Electric Guitar
Dave Kirslis – Acoustic Guitar
Jeff Webber – Synthesizer
Ember Remliel – Backup vocals

This performance will be recorded and archived by the hardworking composition staff at UGA, as well as by my talented friends and colleagues Mr. Neal Warner & Alex Kroh.

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I would like to note that none of this is or would be possible without the graciousness and support of those closest to me both inside and out of The University of Georgia. And so…

It is with the utmost pleasure and excitement that I invite you to please join me for this one of a kind performance of a work that is representative of years of study and labor… whose surreal nature has been at once borne out of and painstakingly constructed atop the ruins of my dreams and nightmares… and which was conceived during the quiet, borrowed hours between midnight and dawn within the hallowed halls of The Hugh Hodgson School of Music.”

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Please visit the official event page by clicking the above flier or RSVP here

WXOT / 104.1FM

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Our friends over at Orange Twin will be launching their radio division : WXOT / 104.1FM – The official sign on date is not yet known but is believed to be within the next 18 months.

Via Orange Twin : “[We’re] currently assembling equipment and getting it placed on the tower near Athens, GA – Tax deductible donations can be made on behalf of WXOT to Common Ground Athens”

Stay Tooned for more exciting developments

WXOT Facebook Page
Orange Twin Site

“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!

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

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”   


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