Georgia on My Mind, and more music news and gossip

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Rabbit Hole Studios is now five years old and I warmly congratulate everyone involved. The artist’s performance and community space will host a free night of karaoke and skating (roller, inline, hoverboards and scooters are specifically listed as items that can be accommodated) on Saturday August 13th. Equipment can also be rented at Rabbit Hole for $10. . This event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight. Food and drink are to be provided, and the space will also hold a free raffle for 30 hours of rehearsal and space time recording to thank the musicians who have supported it over the years. . Speaking of support, if you love what Rabbit Hole does and appreciate its commitment to service, you might consider lending your words some weight by becoming a space member. There are several pricing tiers for patronage, each with a particular set of benefits, and they range from just five dollars a month to “OK, rich people, pony up!” levels. Learn more about Rabbit Hole Studios via and This second URL contains everything you need to know about Rabbit Hole, as well as information on becoming a member.

CALENDAR TIME: Normally, I try to avoid mentioning upcoming shows until they’re over us, because there’s usually no point in mentioning something so people forget about it in a few days. That said, tickets go so fast for Kenosha Childthe long-awaited release show of his triple LP october book that a second show is now booked. The first show is scheduled for Friday, September 2 at Tweed Recording’s The Lewis Room with openings night palace and cicada rhythm. Chances are this one will be totally sold out by the time you read this. The newly added show takes place the following night at the same location, but with the opening Adron instead of the Palace of Night. Advance tickets are $20 and can be purchased through

MR AND MRS. PAC MAN AND THEIR GUESTS: Echo bass recordings raised the temperature again this week with a new version of Killa Cabi. It’s titled pixelated reminder and spans eight tracks. This version is unique to Cabbi and Echo Bass in that it is entirely instrumental and consists of eight-bit chip tunes/compositions. Basically, old video game technology that we’ve only seen a few other local artists explore before, and none in recent history. The undeniable buoyancy of this style carries the air very well, if a bit faceless. The record temporarily takes a darker turn on “Aboleth Battle” and “Stelth Bomber” (sic) but picks up at its end. Check that out at

OLD AND SWEET SONGS: The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building. (Phew! What a mouthful…) will host an opening for the exhibition “Georgia on My Mind: Finding Belonging In Music History” on Thursday, August 18 at 6 p.m. The exhibit “explores some of the genres, spaces and performers that have helped define music in the state over time. To that end, featured artists include REM, Ray Charles, Outkast, Bill Anderson and many more. ‘others. Attendees are welcome to dress in band merchandise if they wish. Live music will take place courtesy of the jazz pianist James Weidmanguitarists Skip Taylor and John Culwell and the ever-fascinating and talented hip-hop artist Cassie Chantel. Please note that this event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required, and I have no idea what the capacity of this building is, although it’s big enough, you might want to jump on it. Please send RSVP requests to Leandra Nessel via or by calling 706-542-3879.

SILENT OBSERVER: So there is this guy called Simon Hunt which I know absolutely nothing about except that he did a short album 11 years ago and this month released some new material that just fell on my desk. He mentions, however, that these newly released tracks “have been developed sporadically over the past 10 years”. Anyway, the new set is titled The break, which seems appropriate. Hunt’s music evokes a whole series of composers close to the New Age, but with a decidedly pop touch. The whole record is very enjoyable, cleverly constructed and sequenced, and – for my money – absolutely shines on tracks like “browsing”, whose main riff is repeated on “Albie on a good day”. Find it and enjoy it at

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