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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kristen's Concert Picks: April showers us with tunes

Wow, this year is going by so fast I can hardly keep up. It's already April! Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote the very first Kristen's Concert Picks and put it up on my facebook page. Now the month that started is all is back with a very nice menu of bands and acts. I can't wait to jump ears-first into this spectacular selection of shows!

Fridays in April: Local Bands Live @ 10 AM to 2 PM @ Tate Plaza stage
Bands, bands everywhere! How exciting! No news yet who's playing, but I've heard a whisper that Doctor Squid just might be on the lineup one of those Fridays. Who wouldn't want to get a nice, FREE taste of some local tunes every week?
  • April 16: Doctor Squid
  • April 23: Blueswater Bridge
  • April 30: Burns Like Fire
Fri, April 2: Bambara & Gift Horse @ 9 PM @ The Caledonia Lounge
Gift Horse is a band I've been dying to see, and Bambara's a band I just can't get enough of. Mmm, I can't wait for this show!

Fri, April 2: Hope for Agoldensummer @ 9 PM @ 40 Watt Club
Opening for Corduroy Road, Athens' soft-sounding songstresses are back! Don't be shy. Check out their tunes for yourself!

Sat, April 3: Sursievision @ 9 PM @ Tasty World Uptown
Yay, it's a CD release party! Rumor has it, Sursievision's smooth electronic funk will take you back through time. Ah, yes! Sounds like a party.

Mon, April 5: Arctic Monkeys @ 8 PM @ 40 Watt Club
I truly hope you've already got your tickets for this show because, word is, they disappeared as quickly as they came! Here's to all the lucky ones who get to see these famous guys in action.

Thurs, April 8: The Whigs @ 9 PM @ 40 Watt Club
This is indeed the month of famous bands. Athens' big time rock band The Whigs is coming back to town to give our ears a treat!

Fri, April 9: Ska show! @ 9:30 PM @ The Caledonia Lounge
Remember the wildly fun skancert this past January? Well, ska bands 50:50 Shot and Taj Motel Trio are coming back to Athens to get us dancing again. Come shake every part of your body at this show!

Sat, April 10: The Black Lips @ 9 PM @ 40 Watt Club
What did I say about all those famous bands coming here? Notorious rockers known for doing everything and anything onstage are back to wreak havok on the Athenians. The insanity awaits you!

Fri, April 16: Blueswater Bridge @ UGA Night at Six Flags
I was ever so excited to go to UGA's Six Flags night, but I have to admit I was a bit sad about missing an evening of Athens music. Well, blues rock band Blueswater Bridge is here to save the day! Take your ears on a rollercoaster ride of awesome tunes while you frolic through the park on your way to the next attraction. I know I will.

Fri, April 16: Reptar & Deaf Judges @ 9:30 PM @ The Caledonia Lounge
If you're not going to Six Flags, you just HAVE to go to this show. Reptar and the Deaf Judges at once? It's going to be unbelievable!

Fri, April 23: Novanauts @ 8 PM @ Outside UGA's Creswell Hall
Whee, just found out that Luke Galloway, creator of the purely spectacular band Kalvinova, will be playing a free show on the UGA campus to debut his latest electronic musical project, Novanauts! Great news.

Fri, April 23: Modern Skirts @ 10 PM @ The Caledonia Lounge
Modern Skirts at the Caledonia Lounge? Is that even possible? Apparently, it is! Be sure to get there early for this one since the place is pretty much guaranteed to fill up fast with this band's excited fans!

Mon, April 26: Stephen Lynch @ 8 PM @ Tate Grand Hall
Wanna be a superhero? University Union's bringing comedic musician Steven Lynch to Tate just for us! What fun!

Thurs, April 29: Chris McKay and the Critical Darlings @ 8:30 PM @ Max Canada
And they're back! It's been FOREVER since I've seen the Critical Darlings share their rockin' old school style tunes. Let's make the most of their triumphant return to our town!

Fri, April 30: Aman Amun @ 10:30 PM @ Ciné
It's Aman Amun time once more. Finish out your month with his tasty electronic tunes!

Don't forget. If there's a show in Athens you want the world to know about, comment below and let us know! And of course, I'll continue to keep you updated on all the local shows that you've just got to check out. There's no doubt about it. April's going to blow us away!


  1. You're missing Werewolves/Grape Soda at Go Bar this Friday. Do yourself a favor and check it out. You won't regret it.

  2. I'd like to add we, the fellows of Blueswater Bridge, will also be playing Local Bands Live. If I'm remembering the date correctly, we will grace the Tate Plaza with our formidable musical presence on April 23rd. Be sure to come out!