A light behind the glass, and more music news and gossip
A MOBILE PARTY: You have waited for his return for three years, and now you can witness the Scrap party 2022 in all its glory. The event, presented and promoted by Hip Hop Volumes and Aubrey Entertainment, runs from August 11-14. This event is free, except Saturday August 13th. Tickets for that day’s events are $10 through July 31, $12 after, and $15 at the door. Scrapstock takes place in four breweries in the Athens area. August 11 at Akademia Brewing Co. presents a comedy show and dance party from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 10 p.m. Aug. 13 at Southern Brewing Co. will feature a comedy show and musical performances by Trvy & The Enemy, Squallé, Tyl3r Davis, Shameless James, Tears For The Dying and Hollowbody from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 14 at Athentic Brewing Co is an industry mixer held from 3-6pm. For tickets and all other information, please visit facebook.com/volumeshiphop.
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER: Speaking of festivals, go ahead and mark September 16th and 17th at Southern Brewing for the second annual September Days Festival. Presented by Aubrey Entertainment, this event is two full days of live music. On September 16, you can see Flipturn, Hotel Fiction, Neighbor Lady, Well Kept, AD Blanco, and The Getaway Company. On September 17, you’ll be rocked by Vision Video, T. Hardy Morris, Girlpuppy, Heffner, Lighthearted, Wim Tapley & The Cannons, Five Eight, Cannon and the Boxes, The Echolocations, Drew Beskin & The Sunshine and The Head. For tickets and information, please visit facebook.com/AubreyEntertainmentAthensGA.
CLEARED TO TAKE OFF: Experimental project lover is very busy these days. Indeed, there are already three novelties in 2022. The last, from the beginning of the month, is titled Creature Repeat and was recorded in one continuous session which was then split into three tracks (Parts 1-3). Instrumentation includes a plumbutter, cocoquantus, electric guitar, contact mic, metal pans, sticks, pine cones, and other found objects. Musically, prepare to lean into the process of bias-free listening and let the clicks, pops, beeps and bloops take you on a journey to the center of your mind. Get on board at sweetearthflying.bandcamp.com.
SUNBLAST 2022: The still active Echobass Records has a new version of Pine Until Palm trees appointed Heartbreak Areas. With the irrepressible vocals of Razzi King and Jackson Dodd, this whole record is a nice slice of 1970s-style reggae and dub. The tracks “Caught Up” and “Out To The Sun” are particularly strong. Roll down the windows and play Dutch at echobassrecords.bandcamp.com.
MUSIC FOR HUMANS: Songwriter Bradley Knudsenworking under the name many waterswill share their new album A light behind the glass on Friday July 22 with an exit show at Tweed Recording’s The Lewis Room. The first single, “Behind The Glass”, is all that’s available until the release date, but fans of Brian Eno should get to it immediately. Knudsen correctly categorizes this material as “ambient/folk”, but it is more structured than that description suggests. Knudsen recorded the album at home but mixed it during his time in Tweed Recording’s audio production program. Either way, take the time to check this out at manywaters.bandcamp.com.
ROLL UP: If you’re looking to start the weekend a little earlier than normal, I can recommend heading to Authentic brewery on July 22 and catch the songwriter and musician Sarah Motz. The evening begins at 6 p.m. Mootz is still in the “up and coming” category but is continually working and pushing forward, and that effort should be acknowledged. For those unfamiliar, Mootz travels the indie and pop worlds but not the indie-pop world, if you know what I mean. Her latest single, “Muse”, was released earlier this month. Follow us at facebook.com/sarahmootz or www.sarahmootz.com.
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