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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Kristen's Concert Picks: June spices things up!

June is when loads of amazing bands journey to Athens to rock stages all over town. Athfest will be blasting our ears with awesome sounds near the end of the month, but that's not the only incredible show in store for us!

Sat, June 1: Athfest CD release party @ 8:00 PM @ The World Famous
Nearly everything in June has a bit of Athfest flavor to it, so there's no better way to kick off the month than with this year's CD release party at the World Famous!

Sat, June 1: Madeline @ 9:00 PM @ Flicker Theatre
Don't miss your chance to get a taste of Madeline's dark southern melodies at Flicker Theatre!

Mon, June 3: Ruby the Rabbitfoot & Cicada Rhythm @ 6:00 PM @ Little Kings Shuffle Club
With a lineup featuring both Ruby the Rabbitfoot and Cicada Rhythm, this show is sure to be a delightfully sweet treat for the senses!

Mondays in June: Kenosha Kid @ 8:00 PM @ The World Famous
One of the best jazz bands in Athens, Kenosha Kid continues their Monday residency at the World Famous this month!

Tues, June 4: Thayer Sarrano @ 7:00 PM @ State Botanical Garden
There's no doubt you'll fall in love with Thayer Sarrano's soft spoken song style.  What a perfect choice for a show at the Botanical Gardens!

Wed, June 5: Modern Skirts @ 8:00 PM @ Hendershot's Coffee Bar
Dying to catch as many Modern Skirts shows as possible before they rock their final stage at Athfest?  Well then, you're in luck.  The longtime Athens darlings will be playing another set earlier in the month at Hendershot's!

Thurs, June 6: Adron @ 10:30 PM @ Green Room
A touch of jazz flows through Adron's melodies, shaping her sound into one tailor made for vacations and relaxation.

Sat, June 8: Kyshona Armstrong @ 9:00 PM @ The World Famous
It's been a few years since I first heard Kyshona Armstrong live, and I still can't get over her powerful, soul-filled sound.  Check out her tunes at the World Famous!

Mon, June 10: The Skipperdees & Boycycle @ 8:00 PM @ Melting Point
You'll be in for a good old southern potluck of talent at the Athfest sampler Hoot over at the Melting Point.  Don't miss the quality folk tunes of the Skipperdees and the indescribable experience that is Boycycle's style!

Thurs, June 13: Efren @ 8:00 PM @ Georgia Theatre
With a hearty serving of folk rock and a side of southern grit, Efren's tunes will take you on a ride!

Sat, June 15: Sprockets Music Video Festival @ 8:00 PM @ 40 Watt 
A visual feast for the eyes awaits all who attend Sprockets Music Video Festival.  If you want to help choose which ones were the best of the best this year, this is the event for you!

Sat, June 15: Powerkompany, Cicada Rhythm @ 9:30 PM @ New Earth Music Hall
The lilting Cicada Rhythm is back for another show, this time with the string-led, ethereal Powerkompany!

Sat, June 15: Powder Room @ 9:30 PM @ Caledonia Lounge 
Longtime readers of the blog know just how much I love noise rock, and the Powder Room fits this bill to perfection!

Sat, June 15: Death on Two Wheels @ 11:00 PM @ Green Room 
It's been a while since I've caught heavy rockers Death on Two Wheels in action, and it'll be great to catch 'em live again!

Thurs, June 20: Flagpole Athens Music Awards @ 6:00 PM @ Morton Theatre
Start off your Athfest experience with Athens' own awards show celebrating the bands, the talents, and the utter uniqueness of our little town!

Thurs, June 20: Brothers @ 9:30 PM @ 40 Watt 
Once the Flagpole Athens Music Awards show ends, make the most of the night before the official festival begins at the Athfest Kickoff Party featuring the rockin' band Brothers. 

Fri - Sun, June 21 - 23: Athfest 2013 @ 5:00 PM @ All over Athens
Athfest 2013 is here!  If you've never been to Athens' biggest music festival, you definitely won't want to miss this one.  Hundreds of incredible bands will be playing all over town, and you're sure to have a wild time you'll never forget.  During the day, you can catch a rad outdoor lineup, and during the night, the venues come alive with every sound and style imaginable.  All you'll need is a wristband (which you can purchase here) to make the most of this amazing experience!

Fri, June 28: Tealvox @ 9:00 PM @ 40 Watt 
Finish out the month with one of my longtime favorites, the ever-talented Tealvox.  These rockers will blow you away!

This month is practically guaranteed to be spectacular!  I mean, look at all of the awesome shows in store for us on the 15th alone. Wild!  And that's not all.  In a few weeks, we'll be posting a special Athfest show picks list just for this year's incredible festival.  Got another local show in mind that's got you pumped?  Be sure to share all the deets in the comments below. Get ready to rock, my friends!

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