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Friday, June 22
 

9:00pm EDT

The Shutups
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The Shut-ups

We are a five-piece new-wave power-pop band from Atlanta and Athens, GA. We practice every day (excluding Sundays) at 6:00 a.m. sharp. We do more before 8:30 a.m. than most bands do in an entire week. We are not about Pleasure. We are not about Fun. You might enjoy listening to our... Read More →


Friday June 22, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
  Caledonia Lounge

10:00pm EDT

The Arcs
In the back of a building that houses a plumbing supply shop, not too far from downtown Athens, GA, is a space where, according to the guys in the Arcs, the "magic happens." If you are thinking of rotating heart-shaped water beds, chilled Chablis, and bear-skin rugs, you should instead visualize cobwebs, flood damage, worn speaker cabinets, a water closet--sans closet, and a rusted AC window unit hanging precariously on a questionable particle board "window frame." And there are amps. Lots of amps stacked up along every wall of the room. It is here that the Arcs began and where they continue to hone their songs to a sharp point. !In its almost spartan condition, this space speaks to the approach of this four piece band whose pop tendencies live in concert with their rock tendencies . "Ben and I will show up with these very pop-oriented songs that take on a whole new direction once we plug in,” guitarist Kevin Lane says. "To put it simply, pop songs, rock band.” The guys nod in agreement and then bassist Brandon Reynolds adds, "All of us have our own backgrounds and tendencies and they work really well together. Then you add an environment like this one, and you kind of add an edge to everything." When you take that edge, the hooks, and then add some time signature manipulations, it is easy to compare the band to their space: not too nice, not too pretty, not too comfortable.

Further evidence of the band's aesthetic can be found on the 7" single released by Analogue Records. The artwork is strictly black and white, which is certainly an indication of the no- nonsense approach taken for the song choice and recording of the single. Additionally, there is no A-side, or B-side, there isn't even a front or back cover. "We are very lucky to have two extremely strong songwriters in this band." Drummer Dave Gerow states. "As a result, we didn't want one guy to be put out in front of the other, so we decided to let the consumers decide which was side-A and which was side-B. The way we saw it, both songs were hits, so how could we lose?"

Since the single was released, the Arcs have been working on the development of new material that will be used for their first full length release. Will this full length tend more toward the pop or more towards the rock? The guys grumble (I'm pretty sure I heard a "harrumph!") and guitarist Ben Spraker states unequivocally, "That really isn't something we are going to try to plan out. As a band, we write songs that we like, and we all like different types of things. Being able to follow our inspirations without regard for genre is part of our original intent--to do what we want to do." "But like we said before," Lane chimes in, "how poppy and pretty can a song be after being worked up in a crapper without walls?”

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The Arcs

In the back of a building that houses a plumbing supply shop, not too far from downtown Athens, GA, is a space where, according to the guys in the Arcs, the "magic happens." If you are thinking of rotating heart-shaped water beds, chilled Chablis, and bear-skin rugs, you should instead... Read More →


Friday June 22, 2018 10:00pm - 10:45pm EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
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11:00pm EDT

Don Chambers
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Friday June 22, 2018 11:00pm - 11:45pm EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
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Saturday, June 23
 

12:00am EDT

Five Eight
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Five Eight

It is often said that while the Velvet Underground did not sell a lot of records, everyone who bought one went on to start a band. Like the Velvet Undergound, Five-Eight ALSO didn’t sell a lot of records.Five Eight is a four piece rock band from Athens, GA, though sometimes they... Read More →


Saturday June 23, 2018 12:00am - 12:40am EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
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1:00am EDT

Shehehe
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Saturday June 23, 2018 1:00am - 2:00am EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
  Caledonia Lounge

9:00pm EDT

Zach Hembree & The Satan Sisters

Saturday June 23, 2018 9:00pm - 9:45pm EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
  Caledonia Lounge

10:00pm EDT

Marses
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Marses

A heavily riffed riddled rock band. sweet brutality.


Saturday June 23, 2018 10:00pm - 10:45pm EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
  Caledonia Lounge

11:00pm EDT

Guillotine
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Saturday June 23, 2018 11:00pm - 11:45pm EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
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Sunday, June 24
 

12:00am EDT

Savagist
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Sunday June 24, 2018 12:00am - 12:45am EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
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1:00am EDT

Lazer/Wulf
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Lazer/Wulf

Lazer/Wulf is an instrumental metal trio, which sometimes includes vocals. No, let's start over. It's a funk group with thrash roots. Or a jazz trio with sludge issues. Whatever it is, it's not the easiest thing to describe, which makes it that much easier to love. Just ask the band's... Read More →


Sunday June 24, 2018 1:00am - 2:00am EDT
Caledonia Lounge 256 W Clayton St, Athens, GA 30601, USA
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