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

 

 

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Happy New Year

NEW YEARS

Join us as we travel across the border into Carolina to ring-in the arrival of a new year and reflect on the moments that made 2015 – Where ever you may roam, have a safe and happy celebration.

Hallows’ Eve Show / 10-30 at FLICKER

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Your participation is strongly encouraged as we summon the sounds of hell – beginning this Friday night at the Flicker Theatre in Athens, GA.   The establishment is proud to welcome GF veterans Garett Hatch (and his one-man-band extraordinaire), The Shoal Creek Stranglers (performing a peculiar blend of various interest), Pine Tar Rage (Carolina Rock  ‘n Roll quartet of souls) with Old Smokey (haunting the musical hairs off of you).  10pm / $5   / RSVP to the official event page

Happenins for OCTOBER

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T.S. Woodward and friends (pictured above) earlier this month sinking in an attempt to capture what will eventually become the cover of his upcoming release, planned for 2016.  Photo courtesy of Woodward’s facespook – Many thanks to Dominar productions.

Below are the GF happenins for OCTOBER

Oct 1st / Caledonia Lounge – Launch into the month as Atlanta’s own Gringo Star revisits the classic city with our pals Slow Parade and Tedo Stone – Visit the official event page for more details – Show starts at 9:30pm – Athens, GA 

Oct 2nd, 3rd and 4th / BRWA Music Fest  – Elf Power, Athens Cowboy Choir, Shoal Creek Stranglers, Scott Spillane, Sea of Dogs, Shade and so many more! Tent Camping and other activities.  Visit official Event Page for details   – this happening is at Camp Kiwanis in  Danielsville, GA

Oct 10th / Lavonia Gazebo – Celebrated poet and local resident John W. Williams will host an autograph session for his latest book “A Cup of Warm Words” as Zeke Sayer provides musical entertainment from 10am-11am at the Gazebo in downtown Lavonia, GA 

Oct 16th and 17th / Mountain Hitchin – The Shoal Creek Stranglers are off to the South-East end of Appalachia this weekend to croon a lovely couple into holy matrimony for all eternity. Our highest congratulations to Ashlie and Andrew! – Asheville, NC 

Oct 22nd / Salem Community Center – Sponsored by the Salem Branch/Oconee County Library presents The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show performing at 7pm in Salem, SC 

Oct 23rd / The Optimist – It’s the infamous return of the Midnight Stranglers performing various renditions of rock and roll treasures from 7-10pm while you sample some of the towns finest seafood cuisine. We wholeheartedly recommend the lobster roll – Atlanta, GA

Oct 30th / Flicker Theatre – Join us for a fabulous evening of music from Old Smokey, Pine Tar Rage (from the upstate of South Carolina), The Shoal Creek Stranglers special electrified set and a solo performance by Garett Hatch.  For more details visit the official event page – Show starts at 10pm / $5 – Athens, GA 

Oct 31st / Flicker Theatre – Prepare for a night of ghoulish delight summoned forth by our ole friends LOS MEESFITS along with ANTLERED AUNT LORD and JOWE HEAD (of Swell Maps – all the way from England!) Visit the official event page for more details – Show starts at 10pm – Athens, GA

Oh my, July

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Gypsy correspondents confirmed that numerous assemblies have been taking place within the studio sector during this month and seem to entertain a slight promise of some strange (and exciting) projects that will finally be coming-to-light as time allows through out this year and next.

The remaining GF happenin’s for JULY (and early AUG) include :

The Rodney Kings at Little Kings / Athens, Ga / 10:45pm / July 30th

Old Smokey at 40 Watt / Athens, GA / 9:00pm / July 30th

Shoal Creek Stranglers at NICK’s / Clemson, SC / 10:00pm / July 31st

All City Cannonballers at Little Kings / Athens, GA / 7:30pm / Aug 1st

The Cryptides at Hi Lo Lounge / Athens, Ga / 10:15pm / Aug 2nd

The Cryptides at Kavarna / Decatur, GA / 8:00pm / Aug 15th

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

THE CRYPTIDES, PARASITE DIET and JB The POLISH SAUSAGE MAN

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Join us this SUNDAY SUNDAY at the HI-LO Lounge in Athens, GA for a spectacularly fun time of fellowship including a comedy set by JB (The Original) Polish Sausage man —  you’ve enjoyed his signature “Comeback Sauce” — now enjoy his take on everything from human nature to dirty jokes.  Then — check Nashville’s own PARASITE DIET as they venture into the south to promote their debut album, “LOST IN TIME” which is due out next month via Eccentric Pop Records but you can preview the whole she-bang right here via DYING SCENE.  In closing of the night, we’ll call on local turf rock inseminators THE CRYPTIDES to croon and maroon your blues away with a healthy dose of salt water.  Doors at 9pm / $5 entry / see YOU there

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T.S. Woodward at Flicker Theatre

10373003_477212429078594_4048423220422485203_oJoin us this Friday evening at Flicker Theatre and Bar for an exciting double feature of the T.S Woodward Quartet with Deep Chatham of Northern Carolina.

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GF Bulletin [PHOTOS]

ts woodward flicker 2014 2June 19th (left to right) Matthew Garrison, Jeff Webber, Zeke Sayer and T.S Woodward perform before the pre-athfest crowd  at Flicker Theatre in Athens, GA.

All City CannonballersThe All City Cannonballers return – fashionably late and loud as ever with updated gypsy hologram backing. (June 19th / Flicker)

Nate and The NightmaresNATE and the NIGHTMARES give a wonderful performance following the Dexter Romweber Duo’s show at Little Kings. (June 13th)

Photos by KJ / Copy WJAY

 

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