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Friday, July 8, 2011

Athfest 2011: Buxton makes an impression

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Staving off all of the early signs of heat stroke, I opted to step back into the shade of the Caledonia Lounge once the Knockouts were finished. To my great surprise, as I seated myself with some friends, I saw Houston's own Buxton setting up on the outdoor stage. I had met the super cool electric guitarist of the band after their Flagpole Awards Afterparty show, and I was eager to see the band perform more than one song during this go around. However, the band had been under the impression that they were playing the Dirty Athens show much later on, so to catch them now was just a happy coincidence. Although generally not my favorite of the music genres, I truly enjoyed their all-encompassing soft country rock sound. And apparently this being the day of sea-faring songs, they also gave us a very unique indie tune that resembled something of a traditional shanty. Awesome. But their love for the fans and friends they made in Athens extended beyond the bounds of just this show. Aware that many of the people they had invited to see them would arrive too late to catch their set, they performed an impromptu mini show in the Caledonia parking lot later that day as well. Oh, the unexpected surprises of Athfest are always some of the most exciting!

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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