This weekend is my first Athfest, I’m pretty excited about seeing all of the great bands. Starting tomorrow @5pm with fellow tumblr Allison Weiss. I’m a little disappointed because since I’m new to Athens I’m still meeting folks and the few good friends I have aren’t able to go, so I may be heading out alone ;(
I must confess that just like I am not fashion forward, I am also not a music buff…I like to listen to it, but am not into “the scene” especially here in Athens where everyone is in “the scene” so I know very little about most of the bands, but I neurotically went through the schedule and visited most of their websites and made a list of those I want to see.
Here are a few:
Betsy Franck & the Bareknuckle Band
Boo Ray & The Bad Beat Kings
Bubba Sparxx (maybe)
Timi Conley/ Kite to the Moon
Etienne de Roucher
Half Dozen Brass Band
Anyone heard of any of these bands…or are you going to AthFest and can recommend other bands I shouldn’t miss? I hoping to get plenty of sun and check out the art market. Yay I’m enjoying living in Athens.
I’d add Reptar and Modern Skirts (both playing on the Pulaski stage tonight) and Five-Eight (playing tomorrow a bit after Kite to the Moon on the Lumpkin stage). I just saw Reptar for the first time last night and I think they were the best performance at the Flagpole Music Awards.
Glad you’re having fun here in Athens! It’s an awesome town, right?
Having a great time at the beach. Good food, quality time with family, my dog is in heaven, and nothing to worry about. I could stand with it being like 10 degrees cooler, though. There was a record high yesterday. It is HOT, HOT, HOT (heat index of 115 yesterday). The ocean felt like bathwater.
Also, catching up on tumblr after Topless Tuesday is fun.