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!
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*blog post courtesy of Athens Own / HMB, edited by GF for space.
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Members of Timmy and the Tumblers and The HUMMS comprise new local instrumental surf-rock outfit The Cryptides, so you can rest easy knowing that incredible moniker is in capable hands. Early demos point towards a shockingly developed sound—a slinky, sexy swirl with just the right smear of dirt. The newly formed Jones Maintenance All-Stars is a hybrid group of sorts featuring members of Nate and the Nightmares and Free Associates; the Nightmares’ Nate Mitchell tells Flagpole the band will be “playing a mix of originals and classic rock and roll cover songs.” The Rodney Kings will be on hand to provide a jolt of punk power, and appropriately capping off a night of throwback jams is a DJ set from local vinyl guru Kurt Wood.
(via Flagpole Magazine / Gabe Vodicka)
Thee totally slick flyer comes courtesy of Larry Choskey. NOW DON’T MISS The Rodney Kings, The Cryptides, Jones Maintenance All-Stars and a DJ set by Kurt Wood, LIVE this Thursday at The World Famous!
GF corespondent Billy Shears received a package in the post this morning. Enclosed he discovered a VHS tape from The Ice Creams. Rumors surfaced this afternoon that thee tape self levitated into the media room’s Sanyo.
THE ICE CREAMS / “It’s So Strange” Music Video
Archival film editing by WJAY / GYPSY FARM
THE 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
GF006 is in the works, we believe it may be the long awaited premiere release of THE ICE CREAMS material. Or not, Tyme Shall Yell. GF film editor Qik Asawhyp assembled this video last minute for “MY FRIEND FRANK”
Athens GA “Scooby Pop” outfit known as “THE ICE CREAMS” have released a music video in percolation to their long-over due Gypsy single “Everyone’s Got A Skeleton“, slated for release later this year.
The skeleton song in particular is a chop-charmed blend of 50’s pop that could be collecting dust on the shores of Leso Island, bound by it’s barbaric beat.
Folks first caught sound of the band via Myface in 2008 and later, making their debut on 2012’s GYPNOSIS compilation.
Watch and Share THE ICE CREAMS / “Everyone’s Got A Skeleton” Video :
Filmed 2012 at GYPSY FARM sound stage 666 in Lavonia, Ga
On the patio of Flicker Theatre, Johnny Tumble had fumbled his White Russian, resulting in an electric explosion of ivory that rained down on Zeb’s left slipper. As clockwork, we stumbled inside to catch The New Sound of Numbers‘ set, which was riddled with fiddles of the groove that left us in a trance and feeling some what tribal. Quickly out into the 31 degree Athens night and (approximately) 13 giant steps to the left and you will arrive at the 40 Watt club, and on this particular night they are hosting The Music Tapes’ performance of their “Traveling Imaginary” touring eXXtravagansa.
Julian, Robbie, and friends set up a circus tent inside the club, complete with flying bells, moons, horns, whistles and the bowing of a banjo. God help any poor soul that gets hold to a bad trip and much bliss can be expected to those settled comfortably underneath the ‘big top’ as something truly interesting and remarkable is happening before you. Then, all of a sudden – you count down from 5 and it’s over, the lights are out and the tent is gone.
Catch The Music Tapes and their Traveling Imaginary show soon in and town near you // TOUR DATES
GFRK 2013 — Night 3 @ Mount TIBBETTs. Woody is spotted going for a REE-FEEL, mid SAD DADs’ set. Thanks to every fool that came out, booked, cooked and shook to make it all a MARVELOUS 4-day xxxperience. LOOK OWT for 200014 to be a special Third Tyme Charm-Winner.
Athens’ own trio of chaos curators are at it again, THE RODNEY KINGS are making their voyage back to GF studio to cut two sides of pure poppin punk for our next issue release #GF004 – The Rodney Kings / IRENE 7-INCH. Sometime earlier this month, GF Armed guards hand-delivered the official MASTERS to the pressing plant and we are currently awaiting approval of the test prints. Check and share the song “IRENE” below and watch the video of the Kings at work in the Gypsy Studio, kindly brought to you by GF film man Sir Stephen. STAY TOONED for details***