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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Athfest 2011: Green Gerry and the Gellyphish & White Violet rule the shade

Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Green Gerry and the Gellyphish &
White Violet

As Saturday's heat began to get a bit too intense and my flip flop tan became much too awkward for my liking, I made my way to the Caledonia Lounge for some shade and a few awesome tunes. Dirty Athens, Caledonia's unofficial Athfest full day show, was already underway when I arrived. Pulling up a chair, I watched Green Gerry and the Gellyphish set up on the raised deck outside the venue. Back in November, I saw Green Gerry perform solo at the 40 Watt, but the buzz around town that he'd added a full band and changed up his sound convinced me that I just had see what he was up to these days. This time around, the band's unique and often sweet, soft indie rock style and nice rhythm left me craving more. Great stuff!

Then it was into the Caledonia for a bit of White Violet's stylings. The latest project of well-known local crooner of melodies Nate Nelson, the band's soft rock songs, with a slight southern influence and a taste of darkness, were a welcome addition to the day's lineup. Solid, expansive tunes and a sweet, strong sound characterized the bulk of the set, and talent was the clear order of the day. Honestly, I can't believe this is only their third show together! I'd love to hear these guys again.

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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