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
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
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
May 1st – Shoal Creek Stranglers Square in Hartwell, GA (RSVP)
May 2nd – SCS at COBB’s Annual Derby Social in Atlanta, GA (Private)
May 2nd – The Subsonics at Hi-Lo Lounge – Athens, GA (RSVP)
May 2nd – Jacob Morris at Flicker Theatre and Bar – Athens, GA (RVSP)
May 9th – The Cryptides at Creature Comforts – Athens, GA (RSVP)
May 10th – Neutral Milk Hotel at Orange Twin – Athens, GA (RSVP)
May 16th – Parkertown Pickers at PUMC – Lavonia, GA (Directions)
May 17th – SCS at Burgess Historic Cemetery in Lavonia GA (RSVP)
May 23rd – SCS at Nick’s Tavern in Clemson, SC (RSVP)
May 27th – MTC on the Roof-Top at Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA (RSVP)
May 30th – Shoal Creek Stranglers at The Den – Anderson, SC (RSVP)
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.
Noble happenings from the GF family this month :
We here at GF would like to extend our evening invitation to all lovely folks who DARE come out to enter thee Ole Haunted SCHOOL HOUSE and Community Center (via Sandy Cross, GA) for “HALLOWEEN SWAGGER: Pt. 2” which is once again being presented TONIGHT by our friend Josh Harper.
Performing guests will include Megan Jean and the KFB – all the way from Charleston SC and Harper’s own Rabies Scythe Fight which should get this party started promptly at 7pm (SHARP). There is even word (all-be-it most likely a dirty rumor) that Georgia Native stand-up guy / comedian REXX HOWARD will be hosting a private set from the woodshed located directly behind the school house which will include complimentary face-painting.
Official statement from the promoter : “Better than prom?? Yes! Better than life? You bet!! (Did you just feel that destiny in the air?) Come on out this ain’t no breakfast club, it’s Halloween Swagger part 2”
All bodies are suggested to appear in costume and donations are hauntingly accepted to help with costs / bands. Please act responsible or we’ll be forced to cast the rains of hell fire down upon you in a timely fashion. The event is located at 2980 Sandy Cross Road, Royston, Ga 30662 and you are encouraged to RSVP here
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