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
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!
RSVP to thee OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE
*blog post courtesy of Athens Own / HMB, edited by GF for space.
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!
Confirmed this morning over an aged cup of Folgers, TIMMY TUMBLE and the Tumblers will issue 3 recordings for GF006, titled the “HEAD HONEY” EP. Thee songs where captured in a spring session at GF studio and are slated for release sometime this fall via 7 inch vinyl and CD. Thanks to Amelia Johnson for thee cover design. Listen and share the song “JILL” via soundcloud below :
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
Here we have our 4th official release. But just what does “official” even mean anymore. You know who it is. It’s your late night / get right boys, THE RODNEY KINGS, and they are serving OWT some of the best Poppin’ Punk we’ve heard in ages, GET BENT says they “might be the loudest and most obnoxious band to come from the land of REM”
Stream the flow and then Spin that WaxX
The 7″ is available in our STORE (Get it while it’s fressh folks)
or DEMAND IT at your favorite local record store.
Click for Official Event Page
Print by Sir Stephen, Art by Madam Kiaya / 2012
Mothers hide yer children! Middle-Tennessee Hell raisers are floating into Athens this Saturday. You all know them from their SCORCHING singles “Dazy” and “Ramblin Man” that made the cut of this year’s compilation vinyl, Gypnosis – and WHOO could forget last year’s appearance at The Hangar, followed by the house party set where things got even sweatier (If you can believe it!), We’ve watched these men for years now and WE KNOW you’ll want to watch them too!
Uncle Skunkle (and the Scarecrow Family Band) will hit the corner of The Go Bar, ready to tare one OWT around 11pm with GF luvables THE HUMMS and new comerzz MOTHER THE CAR, (pick up one of their debut EPs at the show!)
OFFICIAL EVENT PAGE HERE