i spend a lot of time with my amp. here's a video for fender.com, created by the legendary J.J. Bower. it's a day in Athens, GA with friends from Dead Confederate and Kuroma. the song is Not the Only One from our recently completed album. more on that later. that is all.

fire destroys The Georgia Theatre (Saturday's ATHFEST show moved to The Morton Theatre)

well, this sucks.

as you probably know by now, fire destroyed the legendary Georgia Theatre yesterday. i'd like to say that the Theatre was more than an Athens venue, it was an institution around here with a storied past dating back to the 19th century. it's importance to this city and the role it played in music history can not be overstated.

unfortunately, it was also our next destination (we were scheduled to play there one week from today for Athfest). our hearts go out to Wilmot, Scott and the rest of the crew there that always treated us so well. personally, i guess i'm just glad that we got to get in there and play the place a couple of weeks ago (5.29.09) before it was destroyed. they were just as professional and good to us then as they have ever been, and the show sounded great. have a listen to a very good recording of that show from Southern Shelter. view the photo gallery of our last Georgia Theatre show on Deadly Designs.

as for our Athfest show, it looks like it is going to be moved right down Washington St. to The Morton Theatre. the Morton is also the site of the Flagpole Music Awards ceremony that kicks off Athfest every year on Thursday night. we are very happy to be attending the ceremony as nominees for the Upstart of the Year award (thanks if you voted for us!) and we are still looking forward to Athfest.

despite this huge loss for Athens music, we would love to see you at the Morton Saturday night.

here's the lineup:

Saturday, June 27

What's Our Name - 9:30 PM
Gift Horse - 10:00 PM
Kuroma - 10:45 PM
Velveteen Pink - 12:00 AM
Immuzikation - 1:00 AM

R.I.P. Georgia Theatre and thanks for everything. you will be missed. thankfully no one was hurt and the place is insured. LET THE REBUILDING BEGIN.

tonight @ Star Bar (Atlanta, GA) with Kuroma & Ponderosa


with Gift Horse, Kuroma, and Ponderosa

It's free and it is @ The Star Bar in (you guessed it) Little Five.

See ya...

Sunday, June 14. farm 255. 9 p.m. w/ Pontiak.

next show is Sunday, June 14 at farm 255 with a great VA/Baltimore band, Pontiak.

live recording of 5/29/09 Georgia Theatre show on Southern Shelter

go to Sloan Simpson's Southern Shelter and check out the live recording of our Georgia Theatre show from May 29. big thanks to Sloan for coming, getting a great sounding recording and for providing Athens with killer recordings of lots of worthwhile shows. video footage of the show should be soon to follow. 

that's it for now