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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Athfest 2010: Allison Weiss kicks things off

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Allison Weiss and the Way She Likes It

Friday was simply a tidal wave of rock! As I headed downtown late that afternoon, I was practically wriggling with excitement for all the tunes I was about to hear. Allison Weiss, well-known queen of the acoustic pop scene and first act of the day, was just being introduced to the already growing crowd of Athens music enthusiasts and new fans as I stepped in front of the stage.

Now I've seen the girl perform a few times before, but I've got to say this time she and her band, the Way She Likes It, totally rocked it! As always, her songs had just the right mixture of humor and truth, of youth and experience, and she's certainly found her sound with the full band backing her up. Sadly, though, it was a bittersweet show because word has it that she'll soon be off to New York to make it big. Love her or hate her, nobody can deny that her quirky soft pop tunes have caused quite a stir in the Athens area in the few years she's been here. And she's definitely gathered some seriously hardcore fans in that time too. I was nearly surrounded by eager fans mouthing all of the words to her latest melodies!

An eager music fan herself, it'll be quite weird not seeing Allison sporting her trademark red glasses at all the shows downtown. No doubt about it, Athens will miss her! Don't mourn too much, though. She's already looking forward to giving Athfest another spin in the near future!

For all of our coverage of Athfest 2010, click here! I'll be blasting you with updates regularly, so be sure to check back often. Also, look out for Athfest concert videos and vlogs, coming soon to!

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