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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Athfest 2011: Braving the heat for Monahan & The Knockouts

Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Monahan & The Knockouts

Always ready to sample the tunes of another local band getting the buzz, I headed back out into the nearly unbearable heat to catch Monahan on the Hull Street Stage. After an intro from our friend Jordan of Athens Music Junkie fame, the band launched into a set of smooth and radio-ready, southern-style indie rock. Their high quality vocals and cohesive sound certainly made the imminent risk of sunburn worthwhile!

After Monahan's show, my pals and I were draw to the Pulaski Street Stage where the Knockouts were giving the crowd a set of quirky, upbeat tunes. Armed with a variety of instruments that included a banjo, an accordion, and a saxophone, these guys gave us their own brand of fast-paced folky, ska punk. My favorite song of all, though, was the accordion-fueled sea shanty they performed near the end of their set. Ah, what fun!

For all of our massive coverage of Athfest 2011, from preparation guides to articles on some of the best featured bands and shows, click here! More entries on all the bands and madness of the festival will be posted daily, so be sure to check back often. Plus, you can visit the Echoreyn of Athens YouTube channel for show footage and Athfest vlogs as well!

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